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England will be ruthless: Collingwood

England captain Paul Collingwood sounds a warning to the beleaguered Indians and said his team will play its best in the remaining matches.

cricket Updated: Aug 31, 2007 17:53 IST
AV Nayudu
AV Nayudu

England captain Paul Collingwood has sounded a warning to the beleaguered Indians, saying his team will be more ruthless and play its best cricket in the remaining three cricket one-dayers in the series.

"At 3-1 up in the series it's a nice position to be in. But, as a team, we are going to start fresh in the last three games," said Collingwood.

"We had a hiccup today but we did well to come out of it. We are going to be really ruthless in the remaining games and hopefully play our best cricket from now on," he said after the three-wicket win over India on Thursday.

The England captain also felt that to win a game from a no-hope situation adds to the learnig process of a young side.

"I think you have to go through these kinds of situations along the way. You sometimes see the characters of people. Today we've seen two characters (Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad) who've done exceptionally well. You learn a lot from these experiences. India were coming hard at us and have done all summer. And they finished not out as well.

"We came in at the break and thought we'd won it but seven down in 25 overs and you think you've blown it. To have the maturity to go out there, stay calm, know the scoring areas and to go about the job in a mature way... It's brilliant," he said.

First Published: Aug 31, 2007 17:20 IST

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