Alastair Cook has hailed Kevin Pietersen for inspiring England to victory against India in Mumbai.
Although Monty Panesar took 11 wickets in the match, it was Pietersen’s blistering 186 from just 223 balls that set up the tourists’ ten-wicket win.
And that would suggest his ‘re-integration’ into the England team has gone according to plan.
Cook, who also scored a century in his side’s only innings, said: "There are not many people in the world who could do what Kev did. It was the difference between the two teams. He took the game away from India."
If Pietersen and Cook were the heroes with the bat, Panesar and Graeme Swann were the main men with the ball, taking 19 of the 20 Indian wickets to fall.
"The way Swanny and Monty bowled, under pressure to perform, was fantastic - especially because we didn't want to be chasing a lot on that wicket," added Cook, who was joined by Nick Compton to knock off the 57 runs England needed in under ten overs.
England have demonstrated, after a series of hapless innings against sub-continental spin, that they can deal with it after all.
"It was a tough dressing room to be in, with people talking about us playing spin, but to turn it around so quickly proves the work we have done is the right work," Cook said.
"It is not going to be perfect every time.
"I said before the game we need to take the work we have done in the nets out in the middle and perform - and that is what we did.
"We are not perfect - we are nowhere near that - but it is encouraging that the stuff we are doing has borne fruit this week."