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Last Updated: Monday, 6 December, 2004, 10:39 GMT
England player ratings
BBC Sport runs the rule over the England side that beat Zimbabwe 4-0 in the controversial one-day series.

Michael Vaughan:
Went into the series with a much-publicised unsatisfactory record in ODIs but emerged with an aggregate of 211 runs, a best of 90 not out and the man-of-the-series award.

Vikram Solanki:
Continues to be a mercurial performer - produced the tournament's only century in the third match at Bulawayo with a vintage performance after two moderate scores.

Ian Bell:
The first four ODIs of Bell's career underlined his potential as he crafted two attractive half-centuries and even got three cheap wickets in the last match.

Andrew Strauss:
Strauss managed a best of just 33 in four innings and was twice lucky to survive lbw decisions in Bulawayo. Not a great tour for him.

Paul Collingwood:
A woeful performance with the bat - 13 runs in three digs - was allieved by some reliable bowling which proved economical and yielded wickets.

Kevin Pietersen:
A horrible golden duck and some unconvincing spin-bowling in the final match followed a match-winning 77 not out in the second match and some excellent fielding.

Geraint Jones:
His wicket-keeping improves all the time and he produced two hard-hitting fifties under pressure when he scored at better than a run a ball.

Ashley Giles:
Five wickets in three matches and a good economy rate - job done for England's premier spinner though sterner challenges lie ahead.

Alex Wharf:
After a problematic Champions Trophy showing, Wharf had a fine series in Zimbabwe and deserved his promotion to open the bowling in Bulawayo.

Darren Gough:
Had two moderate games in Harare, was rightly dropped for the first match in Bulawayo, but found his feet at last with 4-34 in the final contest.

James Anderson:
Something was not right with the Burnley swing merchant. Dropped for the final match after three wretched performances.

Simon Jones:
Sat out the first two matches but his extra pace made life uncomfortable at times for opposition batsmen in Bulawayo.

Matt Prior:
Given a debut in the final match, the Sussex right-hander hit a solid 35 before driving a catch to short mid-wicket.

Gareth Batty:
Given one opportunity to impress, Batty failed to do so and England should contemplate giving the back-up spinning berth to a new face.



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