Need something special to halt this Indian side: Pietersen

Updated: 27 November 2008 18:29 IST

Clueless how to end India's winning streak, England captain Kevin Pietersen said it would require something special to stop the rampaging Indians.

Need something special to halt this Indian side: Pietersen

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Clueless how to end India's winning streak in the ongoing series, England captain Kevin Pietersen said it would require something special to stop the rampaging Indians.

Smarting from the team's fifth successive defeat in the series, Pietersen said India were playing a fearless brand of cricket and he would like to see a team beating them. "India beat Australia 2-0 in the Test series. The confidence and no-fear factor is huge in the dressing room. They are playing fantastic cricket. I would like to see a team beat them," Pietersen said after the match.

"The Indians are playing fearless cricket at the moment. You need to produce something special to beat them. Their morale is fantastic and they are simply on fire," he added.

The English attack failed to defend 270 runs in tonight's match but Pietersen said considering the form of the Indian batsmen, he was not surprised.

"They played really well. Sehwag was sensational. And Sachin, I guess, scored his 90th fifty which is just amazing.

At that rate, perhaps I guess, we fell 200 short," he quipped. Accepting the defeat gracefully to a superior Indian side, Pietersen, whose unbeaten 111 went in vain tonight, said,"Sometimes, it's just good to say 'well done'. Hopefully Guwahati will give us one win."

Asked what went wrong for the team, Pietersen said, "We did not bowl well in the first 20 overs where we bowled a little short. And obviously, very little a team can do when you have superb players like Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar on form."

Pietersen, however, felt that dew turned out to be a huge factor in the match.

"I would like to win the toss in Delhi for sure. The dew was huge today. All the bowlers were slipping today," he said.



Topics : Cricket India
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