INDIA'S TOP 3 TEST WINS IN ENGLAND

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ENGLAND vs INDIA HEADINGLEY, 2002

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India met England at Headingley in 2002 as Nasser Hussain's side led the series 1-0. India decided to bat first and also opted to play 2 spinners. Rahul Dravid (148), Sachin Tendulkar (193), and Sourav Ganguly (128) made tons as India declared their innings at 628/8.

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England gave their all, but India's strategy of playing both Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh got the better of the hosts. Ganguly's team won the game by an innings and 46 runs. India would eventually draw the series and share the honours with hosts England.

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ENGLAND VS INDIA HEADINGLEY, 1986

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India won the toss and decided to bat first in the second Test at Headingley. Dilip Vengsarkar (61) anchored the Indian innings and helped India register a total of 272. Kapil Dev, Roger Binny and Madan Lal then ran through England in 45.1 overs and bowled them out for 102.

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In the second innings, Vengsarkar scored an unbeaten 102 and allowed India to reach 237. England collapsed against the spin attacks of Maninder Singh and Ravi Shastri, losing the game by 279 runs. India won the series 2-0 and Vengsarkar was declared Player of the Match.

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ENGLAND VS INDIA THE OVAL, 1971

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Hosts England were able to post a total of 355 runs in the first innings of the final game of the 3-match Test series against India at the Oval. Indian spinners BS Chandrasekhar, BS Bedi and S Venkataraghavan took 2 wickets each. In response, India recorded 284 runs.

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In the third innings, England held the advantage but Chandrasekhar turned the game around by taking 6/38 as the hosts were bowled out for 101. In the final innings, the Ajit Wadekar-led side chased down the 173-run target to script India’s first-ever Test series win in England.

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