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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 September, 2004, 15:57 GMT 16:57 UK
Sarwan hopes for more
Lara is hit by Shoaib's bouncer
He's going to be fine for the next game - there's no need to worry
Sarwan on Windies captain Brian Lara
Ramnaresh Sarwan said his West Indies team played "pretty well" after thrashing Pakistan by seven wickets in an early finish at the Rose Bowl.

And the Guyanese batsman, man-of-the-match for his 56 not out, was happy to turn his attention to Saturday's final against England at The Oval.

Sarwan said: "We are looking forward to it. We haven't won anything for a long time so this is a great opportunity.

"I think we will have a psychological advantage against England."

West Indies drew a 2-2 one-day series against England on home soil earlier this year before winning two out of three matches against them in the NatWest series to put them out of the final.

Sarwan said: "I thought we played pretty well today. In recent times we've been performing pretty well in the one-day form of the game and hopefully we can continue this sort of form.

"I've been playing pretty well and I hope I can keep this form going into the final."

Sarwan was stunned to see Pakistan opt to bat first on winning the toss.

"I was very much surprised that they went into bat in the first place but I think our bowlers bowled well and got vital wickets at various times," he said.

And his captain Brian Lara is in good spirits after being hit in the throat by a Shoaib Akhtar bouncer and retiring hurt.

"He's going to be fine for the next game - there's no need to worry," said Sarwan.

Interview: Ramnaresh Sarwan

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