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Top 5 Individual Knocks Between India And England In Test Cricket

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January 29, 2021 • 22:37 PM View: 352

Alastair Cook's 294:
Edgbaston, Birmingham, 2011

After bowling out India for a paltry 224 at Edgbaston, Birmingham, in 2011, left-handed opener Alastair Cook played a 294-run knock, for which he faced 545 balls to help England post a gigantic first innings score of 710/7 declared. England then bowled out India for 244, thus registering a massive win by an innings and 242 runs.

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Geoffrey Boycott's 246 not out:
Headingley, Leeds, 1967

During India's tour of England in 1967, opener Geoffrey Boycott played a superb knock of 246 not out that helped the hosts declare their first innings for 550/4 wickets. India managed just 164 in their first innings and was asked to follow-on. However, captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi scored 148 runs in the second innings to help the visitors post 510 in their second innings, thus setting a 125-run target that England chased down with six wickets in hand.

Ian Bell's 235:
The Oval, London, 2011

Batting first, England posted 591/6 declared in the fourth Test at The Oval, London, in India's tour in 2011. Ian Bell was the top-scorer for the hosts as he scored 235 runs off 264 balls, with the help of 23 fours and two sixes. The hosts then bundled out India for 300 and asked them to follow-on. The Indian team came out with an even dismal performance in their second essay as they were bowled out for 283, thus losing the match by an innings and eight runs.



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