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England won't let Aussies off hook - Gooch.

Byline: David Kelly

ENGLAND may already have won the one-day international series against Australia but batting coach Graham Gooch is not expecting any let-up from Alastair Cook's side as they seek to seal a 4-0 whitewash at Old Trafford today.

England head to Manchester having won nine successive ODIs and even though they cannot now replace Australia as the world's top-ranked limited-overs side after last week's third match of the five-game series was abandoned, they will still be desperate for another victory today, according to Gooch.

He said: "They have to be delighted with 3-0 but there's one match to go yet and any match against Australia is a special occasion and certainly I think the players will be looking forward to that game and doing their utmost to make it 4-0. "It's always a special thing when Australia visit these shores, they are the big series, whether it's the Ashes or one-day cricket, there's a great rivalry between the two sides."

England won the opening match of the NatWest Series by 15 runs at Lord's before downing the tourists by six wickets at The Oval.

Cook's men then clinched the series on Saturday with a commanding eightwicket triumph at Chesterle-Street.

"I think England have got to be happy with the way they have played, they have been very professional, gone about their work in a very positive way and they have taken their cricket to the Australians and the team have got the results," said Gooch.

Regarding today's match, former captain Gooch believes England will go into the encounter looking to continue their good recent performances rather than thinking specifically about a series whitewash.

"I don't think they are looking at it as a 4-0 whitewash, you just want to go out and win every match," he said.

"You try and break it down into smaller components, a series, one match at a time, one innings at a time, one over at a time... and certainly the players have got those disciplines right.'' ENGLAND (from): AN Cook (captain), IR Bell, IJL Trott, RS Bopara, EJG Morgan, C Kieswetter (wkt), SR Patel, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, ST Finn, JM Anderson, JC Tredwell, CR Woakes.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
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Date:Jul 10, 2012
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