Victory over India at par with Ashes win in Australia, says Alastair Cook

He was referring to the way England -- following on behind India's huge score of 526 after being rolled over for 191 in the first innings -- responded by making 406. "It helped that we were playing on a wicket that we knew would have a result because it was turning so big. That took the pressure off us. We knew no one was expecting us to win apart from ourselves," he said about the victory in the second Test at Mumbai, which levelled the rubber at 1-1.

updated: December 17, 2012 21:10 IST
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Nagpur: Terming his side's come-from-behind 2-1 series triumph in India "incredible", England skipper Alastair Cook today said that the achievement should be treated at par with an Ashes series win in Australia.

"It's been an incredible tour and to keep India out today and how convincingly we batted out the day... obviously nervous over the last 140 overs knowing how close we were to doing something really special. To eventually go out and do it as convincingly as we did was incredible," Cook said.

England wrapped up the four-match series after the final Test ended in a draw here, giving the visitors their first win on Indian soil since 1984-85.

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