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Vaughan Overjoyed
Michael Vaughan hailed England's win at The AMP Oval as his finest in his short Test career.   “That’s as good as it gets for me,” said Vaughan after leading England to a nine-wicket victory over the stunned South Africans.   “To show the character we did and come back after South Africa scored 480 in their first innings, was a tremendous team effort,” added Vaughan.

ISM colleague Marcus Trescothick had a magnificent match to equal Sir Don Bradman’s Oval record of scoring a double century in one innings an a half century in the next.   “I’ve worked very hard this summer and that first innings was the result,” said Trescothick. “Now I am going to enjoy the moment”.

South Africa skipper Graeme Smith admitted England deserved their victory and added:   “Test cricket is about pressure and we didn’t cope with it in this match.”
Both Smith and Vaughan made special mention of the contribution of another member of the ISM team, Freddie Flintoff.    “When you have somebody who can clear the ropes as easily as Freddie then you have a special talent on your hands,” said Vaughan.  Added Smith: "Freddie took the game away from us".

  Written by Martin Hardy on behalf of ISM

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