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Andrew Strauss says his side should be proud of their efforts in winning the fourth Test with Pakistan at Lord’s.
The hosts wrapped up an innings and 225-run win on a subdued final day of the Test Match summer at Lord’s.
The 33-year-old admitted the immediate aftermath had been slightly soured, but praised his team’s professionalism in rounding off a thumping win - including , Graeme Swann taking 5-62 to reach the Honours Board for the first time.
"So many good things happened in this Test match from our point of view and unfortunately, to a certain extent, they have been overshadowed." said the Middlesex man.
"The attitude in our team was that we had a job to do and a responsibility to the game to get in the field and finish the job off.
"[Our responsibility] was not just to the game of cricket but to the players in our team who had put in fantastic performances which enabled us to win the game."
"There was a feeling in the team that we needed to go out there and do what we needed to do to get the job done.
"Once the dust settles we can appreciate that we played some really good cricket and won a wonderful Test match."
"It was a great performance and a great turnaround and I think the guys have got every right to be delighted with their performances."
"Broad and Trott put together the best partnership I’ve seen by two England players and I don’t think they should forget that.
"The guys can still be very proud that we won the Test match and won the series."