Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We Need to Build on This Victory: Colly

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We Need to Build on This Victory: Colly

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PAUL Collingwood believes last night's victory over South Africa gives England a psychological edge, but he insists that his side must now build on the performance from the Wanderers.

The Durham all-rounder was one of the stand-out players with a half-century alongside a 54-ball 85 from man-of-the-match Eoin Morgan as the tourists secured a one-run Duckworth/Lewis win - the sixth limited-overs triumph over the Proteas in their last seven encounters.

Although the other five have all come in the 50-over game, the latest victory will be just as pleasing for England, who took first blood on the two-and-a-halfmonth trip, which includes a second 20-over game tomorrow, a five-match one-day series and four Tests.

Captain Collingwood was predictably pleased and hopes England can carry some momentum from the result.

He said: "We don't play a lot of international Twenty20 cricket, so it's important to get the wins under your belt - to gain in things like confidence in that form of the game. …

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