Eng keen to end series on high: Trott

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 22, 2011 18:43 hrs

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IBNS) Having already lost the series 0-3, England batsman Jonathan Trott said that his team was keen to end the five-match rubber against India on a high by at least winning the last two ODIs.

"I just think we haven´t played as well as we did in England. I think India played well. They will admit they played a lot better than what they did in the summer. But there are two games to go and a good performance in those games would give us a spring while going back," said the South Africa-born batsman, on the eve of the fourth ODI.

"It´s definitely not a case of damage limitation. It´s a case of realising that you haven´t played well in the first three games. We haven´t played up to our expectations," Trott said.

"India have played better cricket. It´s an opportunity in for us the last two games to put some good performances for the team as well as individuals."

Asked why England failed, Trott said: "I can´t pinpoint the exact reason. I think we lost key periods of the games or India played well in the key periods of the games. I think we played well the other night (at Mohali when England mustered 298)."

"Got a good total but just could not get across the line. Our basics haven´t been up to the scratch. Things like big partnerships, fielding. We haven´t done well. Good opportunity there up tomorrow and the next game," Trott said.

"We wanted to be the number one Test team and we have achieved that. Now we have similar target for one-dayers. We have lost a few games in a row. But we have to put that right and as I said deliver performances," he said.

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