15 Feb 2012

England beat Pakistan in first ODI

2:38 pm on 15 February 2012

Captain Alastair Cook scored a century while Steve Finn took four wickets as the England cricketers scored a 130-run victory over Pakistan in the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi.

Cook made 137 to lead England to a competitive total of 260 for seven in the day-night match and fast bowler Finn struck four times in a rapid opening spell as Pakistan crumbled to 130 all out in 35 overs.

It's a good start to the four-match series for England, who lost all three Tests to Pakistan and were beaten 5-0 in their last one-day series in India.

The second match of the series is in Abu Dhabi tonight.