Wednesday, 15 February 2012 00:48
ABU DHABI: England all-rounder Samit Patel warned Tuesday that his side were gunning for revenge in the one-day series against Pakistan after the 3-0 Test whitewash.
England rebounded from their humiliating Test showing with a comprehensive 130-run victory in the first day-night international here on Monday.
"We're looking to absolutely nail this series, to beat them 4-0, whitewash them -- obviously a bit of payback for the Test series. It would be a great achievement. That would be fantastic. We've got to aim high," said Patel.
England rode on a brilliant skipper's knock of 137 by Alastair Cook -- his best in one-day internationals -- and Ravi Bopara's 50 to cruise to 260-7 in their 50 overs. Patel gave the finishing touches with a brisk 17 not out.
Paceman Steven Finn then rocked Pakistan with a burst of 4-34, his career best, before Patel took 3-26 with his left-arm spin to bowl their rivals ...