26/11/2012 06:48 GMT

Kevin Pietersen Celebrates England Test Win Vs India

Kevin Pietersen hailed his 186 against India as "probably at the top" of his 22 Test match centuries after England defeated India by 10 wickets in the second Test in Mumbai.

Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann took 19 wickets between them - with 11 of them going to the left-armer - to leave England the routine task of scoring 57 runs in their second innings on the fourth day.

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Pietersen savours the second Test victory with his signed stump

But the victory was largely owed to first-innings centuries from Alastair Cook and man of the match Pietersen, whose 186 was his first major contribution since his "re-integration" to the team following the much-publicised troubles of the summer.

"Thanks to the guys in the dressing room and the management for sorting everything out," he said.

"Every day you put on an England jersey is a special day.

The 32-year-old added his century was his best "now that we've won".