'Win made tons special'

Updated on Mar 21, 2005 11:59 AM IST

The Indian vice-captain said his centuries in both innings were "special" because it helped the team record its first-ever win over Pak at Eden.

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Indian vice-captain Rahul Dravid on Sunday said his centuries in both the innings of the second cricket Test had become all the more "special" because it helped his team record its first-ever win against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens.

"It is hard to compare. I have some special knocks but this is special because the team has won here," Dravid, who scored 110 and 135 in the two innings, said.

"My first century came playing on the first day of the match but the second came when the team needed it to put up a score and I had to adapt to get the century," he said.

Dravid was all praise for rookie wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, who scored 93 in the second innings and leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who picked six wickets on the last day.

"The youngster played a great knock. From there on we set up a score from where we could not have lost," Dravid said after India took a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series beating Pakistan by 195 runs.

On the third and final Test to be played on his home ground at Bangalore, Dravid said: "Hopefully, we have a good result. The job is still not done. The series is still to be won."

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