The English cricket win in India was great. The Captain batted brilliantly and gave good leadership to his team. Alastair Cook now has a Test batting record that puts him amongst the all time greats at such an early age, with many more years to add to his runs tally. In this four match series he made 562 runs himself at an average of 80.
Pietersen, Bell and Trott all proved their worth as world class batsmen again, with good averages and some great innings. Prior also batted with distinction and did his job behind the stumps. Swann, Panesar and Anderson bowled so well, taking 49 wickets between them. In this series Stuart Broad did not have such a good time, but his past performances tell us he does have what it takes to perform well at Test level. Time will tell if England now have found the second opening batsman and the Number 6 they need to once again be the top team in the world.
This was another sporting triumph for our country under a new Captain who proved his worth and led from the front.