England ready to be number one – Strauss

England cricket captain Andrew Strauss believes his side has what it takes to be the number one side in the world after beating India in the first npower Test at Lord’s.

England beat world number one India by 196 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series

Strauss said, “To be number one you have to grab your opportunities and I think we did that very well in this game.”

“It’s the first of a four-match series but we’ve demonstrated that when we play well we’re a match for anyone. Now we just have to play well again.

“We are aware that this is just the opening salvo in the series, but Lord’s is a hard wicket as the game goes on and the performance was outstanding.

“They were five down at tea (on day five) and we had to work very hard to open up an end. Once we did that we finished them off brilliantly.”

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