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Last Updated: Monday, 26 July, 2004, 14:45 GMT 15:45 UK
Giles joy at Lord's honour
Giles claimed his first five-wicket haul on home soil
Ashley Giles was delighted to get on the Lord's honours board with his five-wicket haul to beat West Indies.

"I've been dying to get on that board, as all our bowlers are, and it just feels fantastic," he told BBC Sport.

"I missed out in the first innings but to play a part in the second innings to win the game was great.

"I've had my criticism, I think I've deserved my praise in the last couple of matches and I'll continue to do what I can when the conditions suit."

The left-armer's career-best match haul of 9-210, the best by a spinner at Lord's in 30 years, moved him into the top 20 of the PwC player rankings for the first time.

The rate and the tempo at which we scored gives you the time to bowl the opposition out
Michael Vaughan
A ball turning sharply from out of the rough saw man-of-the-match Giles dismiss Brian Lara after an hour's play to claim his 100th Test wicket.

"To get him out at any point is fantastic, to get him out with a ball like that is even better and for it to be my 100th Test wicket just about wraps it up," Giles added.

England captain Michael Vaughan said his team-mates were delighted for Giles, adding: "Batting was probably the easiest of the two disciplines and Ashley worked really hard to get his nine-for."

"If you look at Giles's record he's played in 37 Tests and over half of them have been victories.

"You must be doing something right if that's the case. He's still our most lethal spinning option."

But Giles has never before taken a five-wicket haul in a winning effort and Vaughan also gave credit to the pace of England's batsmen for giving the attack time to do their work.

"Great credit to the bowlers for getting 20 wickets but you've also got to say the attitude of our batters in this game was outstanding," he said.

"The rate and the tempo at which we scored gives you the time to bowl the opposition out on good wickets.

"That's the key to winning good games against good teams in Test cricket."




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