Anderson, Panesar, Prior & more: Twitter reacts to England’s Test win

James Anderson, Monty Panesar and Matt Prior all tweet their thoughts as England win the second Test against India in Mumbai

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England completed an impressive 10-wicket victory over India in the second Test in Mumbai to level the four-match series.

Alastair Cook and Nick Compton wrapped up the win in rapid time, with Kevin Pietersen’s 186 and Monty Panesar’s figures of 11-210 stealing the limelight.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals past and present.

While England wicketkeeper Matt Prior ‏(@MattPrior13) can afford a joke: “Re-integration complete! Well played @kevinpp24 pic.twitter.com/TSCVz6vO

England spinner Monty Panesar ‏(@Montyp713) praises his team-mate: “Great win today fantastic batting @kevinpp24 first win. Spin twins @Swannyg66 #spintwins”

Fast bowler James Anderson (@JimmyAnderson9) also hails a real team effort: “What a difference a week makes! Great team performance. Cook, @Swannyg66, @Montyp713 and @kevinpp24 were outstanding. I’m off to get lashed!”

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel ‏(@Samit_Patel1) ends his Twitter hiatus to celebrate the win: “Finally returning to twitter, delighted with the win, awesome [email protected], @Montyp713, Cook and Pietersen.”

Former England batsman Mark Butcher ‏(@markbutcher72) names the three stars from the second Test triumph: “What a win for England – best-ever overseas. Three very special performances from Cook, Monty & the man some said we could do without, Pietersen. #fools Cook shows he’s not only a great player but a pragmatic and smart leader as well. Wanted KP back in his side for this tour #IndvEng

Sir Ian Botham (‏@BeefyBotham) reckons there should be three man-of-the-match awards: “@warne888 @bumblecricket Why not three man-of-the-match awards…the captain , Monty Panesar and Kevin Pietersen…??”

Former England wicketkeeper Alec Stewart ‏(@StewieCricket) plays up the tourists’ chances for the rest of the series: “Sensational 10-wicket win by England. Brilliant individual performances to ensure the team won. India are now under pressure. #spintwins Test cricket has again shown exactly why it is still the very best form of the game. #INDvENG #AUSvSA

Ex-Test captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan) also pays tribute to a memorable win: “Incredible Victory for England…Has to be ranked as one of the greatest-ever…immense character shown by all the team..”

Finally, Australia legend Shane Warne (‏@warne888) wants Aleem Dar dropped: “Players get dropped if they have poor form, Aleem Dar has had two shockers in India & always has been a bad decision maker ! Poor umpire….”

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