Hailing England’s 1-0 lead in the Ashes series, middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen said that the Adelaide triumph has wiped out the painful memories of their 2006 tour of Australia.
England secured victory in the second Test on Tuesday morning, eventually winning by an innings and 71 runs at the Adelaide Oval.
The win was in sharp contrast to their fortunes in Australia four years ago when they suffered a humiliating whitewash, the Daily Mail reports.
Man of the match Pietersen said: “The best feeling is walking into the dressing room having won this Test match. Four years ago was a very, very horrible dressing room to walk into, a very quiet dressing room, a very negative dressing room and not as united as the dressing room is at the moment.”
“The feeling walking into the dressing room now is a very special feeling. Individual performances add to a team victory, and I think the team victory is incredible. That’s the best feeling, no matter who takes the wickets or gets the runs,” he said.
“A Test victory in Australia is a great feeling but we’re not going to get complacent because as soon as complacency sets in, it bites you,” Pietersen added.
He praised the team effort from England as they look to seal their first series victory in Australia for 24 years.