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'Consistency is key to series triumph'

cricket Updated: Sep 04, 2007 21:10 IST

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Skipper Rahul Dravid has said improving on its consistency would be the major challenge for India as they aim to turn the tables on England in the remaining two cricket one-dayers and win the NatWest series.

"We have been a bit inconsistent in our one-day performance. I think the challenge for the team is to back up one good performance with another. We have been a bit up and down in the series," Dravid said on the eve of sixth one-dayer at The Oval.

India won the fifth ODI at Leeds to narrow the series margin and trail England 2-3.

Dravid was hoping that the team could wind up the tour of UK on a victorious note.

"These games are tough, must-win games. We did that well in South Africa, when we won back to back games. It will be great if we can get one better and win three games in a row," the captain said.

Dravid, however, refused to believe in 'momentum' after the win in Headingley.

"The result of the last game makes very little difference in a one-day game," he said.

"It doesn't matter whom you play or what the rankings are. It's just how you play on that day that matters."

Dravid said it was a good chance for the players to make amends for the poor show in the early games.

"We are still in with a chance in this series despite the fact that we still haven't played to our potential," he said.