India vs England: It Was a Team Effort, Says Sandeep Patil

Updated: 22 July 2014 11:50 IST

India swamped England by 95 runs to post their first victory at Lord's in 28 years. Sandeep Patil did not want to single out an individual for the victory which was only the second for India at this this venue.

India vs England: It Was a Team Effort, Says Sandeep Patil
Ishant Sharma celebrates India's win against England at Lord's with his teammates. © AFP

Mumbai:

Selection panel Chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing 95-run win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort. (Match Report)

India swamped England by 95 runs to post their first victory at Lord's in 28 years.  ('Indians Can Bounce Teams Out Too')

"I am thrilled by the victory like everyone else. But this is just the beginning and a lot of work remains to be done," Patil told PTI today.

"We should not get carried away. This is a young team and there is a big challenge especially after the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar last year," he added. (Cook Struggles to Accept 'Tough Lord's Defeat')

The first Test of the five-game series, the first to be played by India in England since 1959, was drawn. Patil did not want to single out an individual for the victory which was only the second for India at Lord's.

"No, I don't want to single out anyone. It was a collective effort," said the former flamboyant middle order batsman.  (England Bullied, Bounced Out by India, Says Warne)

The star performers for India were man of the match Ishant Sharma who ripped apart the England second innings with his bouncers and pace.

Opener Murali Vijay anchored the Indian second innings with a patient 95 while Ajinkya Rahane scored a splendid first innings century. Swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a fifer in the first innings and scored runs in both innnings and the ebullient Ravindra Jadeja shone with both bat and ball in the second innings.



Topics : India in England, 2014 Lord's, London India England Cricket
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