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England discover ruthless streak


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Alison Mitchell | 12:23 UK time, Monday, 28 September 2009

A couple of weeks ago, it seemed impossible that England would win a game at the Champions Trophy, let alone reach the semi-finals by beating two of the favourites in emphatic fashion.

The change of scene, flying out of England and away from the pressures and scrutiny of a long domestic summer appears to have done the players some good.

They arrived here with little to no expectation on their shoulders, and their win over South Africa was the most compelling England batting display I've ever seen.

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