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CHENNAI: India's six-wicket win in the first Test after achieving the fourth-highest run chase in history was a "bitter pill to swallow," England captain Kevin Pietersen said on Monday.
"Our boys tried our hearts out," he said. "We did not come here just to compete, we wanted to win and we thought we were in a pretty good position to do that.
"But unfortunately we got pipped today. It is a very, very bitter pill to swallow in our dressing room."
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar hit an unbeaten 103 as India surpassed the seemingly improbable victory target of 387 on a wearing wicket with 20.3 overs to spare on the fifth and final day.
The win gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the two-match series with the second Test starting in Mohali on Friday.
Pietersen admitted it was particularly hard to take after his team had dominated for a major part of the match with both bat and ball and gained a 75-run first innings lead.
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