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PM congratulates England cricket team

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the whole nation should be proud of the England cricket team after their victory over India moved them to the top of the world Test rankings.

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Mr Cameron said their fantastic achievement was a “massive” team effort and he would remember England getting to number one for a long time to come.

The PM said:

I congratulate the England cricket team on their fantastic achievement. Their performance in this test, including England’s highest ever innings score in a non timeless test, and Alistair Cook’s magnificent 294, against the team  that has up to now been ranked number one in the World, is a tribute to their domination of the sport.

It was a massive team effort, bowling India out twice for less than 250 and always being so sharp in the field. I watched the closing overs on the sofa at home and will remember the joy of the crowd at Edgbaston and England getting to number one in such style for a long time to come.

The whole nation can be very proud of our team of World beaters.

Published 13 August 2011