India's 3 best performances in Tests in England
- It's time to cherish some famous Test wins against England, in England, as India braces itself for the upcoming Test series.
India 481 (Tendulkar 91, Ganguly 79, Karthik 77, Jaffer 62, Laxman 54) and 73 for 3 beat England 198 and 355 (Vaughan 124, Collingwood 63, Strauss 55, Zaheer 5-75) by 7 wickets
Zaheer Khan established himself as the undisputed leader of the Indian seam bowling attack. Following on from a successful county stint with Worcestershire in 2006, Zaheer was expected to make use of his knowledge of English conditions and lead an inexperienced bowling line-up. The then 28-year old completely lived up to those expectations as he finished with match figures of 9/128 to win India a memorable Test match.
England was bowled out for 198 in the 1st innings, with Zaheer, who took 4/59 from 21 overs, undoubtedly being the pick of the bowlers. India, in their reply, punished the Englishmen for failing to put up a big total on a flat pitch, as they racked up a massive 481. Trailing by 283 runs, England would've been aiming to bat for a day and a half in order to save the Test. But Zaheer thwarted their ambitions once again, as he produced an outstanding spell of 27-10-75-5 to bowl England out for 355. His spell meant that India merely needed a target of 73 in the 4th innings for the victory, which they ended up chasing with no fuss.Published 15 Jul 2018, 14:05 IST