England Cricket Team under the command of Captain Cook has "Perfectly Cooked" their rivals, i.e. the Pakistan Team, in the Desert of Arabia. England now hold an unassailable 3-0 Lead with one match to play and a nine-wicket victory with more than a dozen overs remaining, fashioned by an opening stand between Cook and Pietersen of 170, could hardly have been more emphatic.
Whitewashed in the Test series against Pakistan, they will now be bent upon returning the favor in the Final Match in the same stadium after a couple of days.
Cook's only regret will be that he narrowly failed to become the first England Batsman to make Hundreds in Three Consecutive ODIs. He had reached eighty (80) when he pushed gently forward at the off-spin of Saeed Ajmal and gave Adnan Akmal a faint Catch. Cook had again been in unruffled form, his cut shot more to the fore than it had been in Abu Dhabi on a quicker batting surface, but his exit cleared the way for Pietersen to claim the limelight.