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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 September, 2004, 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK
Collingwood happy at six
P Collingwood
Collingwood chalked up three fours and three sixes
Paul Collingwood said he was beginning to relish the challenge of batting at six for England, having hit 80 not out as the hosts crushed Zimbabwe.

"It's a hard position to bat but it's very satisfying when you do a good job.

"It gives you the chance to get in when there's a few wickets go down early. I enjoy the job and hopefully I can get a few more scores like that."

Fast bowler Steve Harmison, who took, 3-29, said: "We've done a professional job and come out worthy winners."

Harmison added that he had been fortunate to bowl with the stiff breeze at Edgbaston mostly behind him.

"Darren [Gough] did a great job for England running into that wind," he said.

"Any wind's a hard wind but I've got to take my hat off to Goughie - I probably owe him a drink."

He insisted that there had been no problem in motivation for England, who were not always at their best, particularly in the fielding.

"It's an international match, a big competion and we want to set our stamp on it," he said.

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