India's 3 best performances in Tests in England
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.