Yesterday England completed a thumping victory over India to go 1-0 up in the four match series. The margin was 196 runs, there were still 30 possible overs to go when the last wicket fell and England had lost only 14 wickets in their two innings. Kevin Pietersen will be enjoying plenty of champagne having got the man of the match award for his 1st innings 202 not out and the Brian Johnston champagne moment for the series of bounndaries that completed said double hundred. I have no quarrel with either decision although Broad who made significant contributions to three of the four innings and Prior who played two fine innings and kept wicket superbly would both have been worthy winners of the man of the match award. Having witnessed via my digital radio the extent of England’s domination of this match I am now certain that by the end of this series England will be officially the best test match side in the world.