'Many positives emerged from Zimbabwe series'

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 2:39 [IST]
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Guwahati: Skipper Saurav Ganguly on Tuesday said the emphatic 101-run victory in the One-day series decider against Zimbabwe meant a lot for his young side and many positives had emerged from the series."I think we played very well in the series. It is quite satisfying to win by such a big margin since we have a young and inexperienced side," Ganguly told reporters after the match. The victory must have been all the more satisfying for the Indian skipper after having tasted defeat in nine previous final matches and Ganguly said, "Better late than never.

Yes, we had not been winning in the finals but at the same time we must have played quite well to reach the finals." Underlining some of the positives that had emerged from the series, Ganguly said, "The performances of Dinesh Mongia, Yuvraj Singh, Mohd Kaif and Ajay Ratra have been quite impressive. They just have to be consistent." Ganguly said a number of young players had been tried out recently keeping in mind the World Cup and healthy competition augured well for Indian cricket.

"We have tried out a lot of youngsters and some of them have started delivering the goods. It is a good sign if these youngsters can win matches on their own for the team. In fact, Yuvraj Singh turned the series for us," he said.

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