England came to Pakistan after defeating the powerful Australians. Quite a few gave England the edge in the 3-match Test series against Pakistan which they eventually lost 2-0. Today, they're playing their final ODI. Pakistan leads the series 3-1. After a few minutes, it'll be 4-1*.
The end of 2005 has been mighty rude for England. OTOH, it has been gravy for Pakistan. They scored their highest ODI total in the third match of the series and now in ODIs they're ranked second in the world right behind Australia!
I'm salivating over the upcoming India vs. Pakistan series.
* Oops, I spoke too soon. The middle order of Malik, Afridi, and Razzaq failed completely today. They didn't seem to have any hunger for runs. England fought hard and won the last match by 6 runs! So, the series ends with Pakistan 3-2.