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England complete India whitewash

Sachin Tendulkar fell nine runs short of his 100th international hundred Monday as India collapsed to 283 all out against England, losing the final test by an innings and eight runs — and the series 4-0.

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Published: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 9:17 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:22 AM

India made it to lunch without losing a wicket but Tendulkar’s wicket was the second of seven to fall in the second session for 21 runs.

Stranded on 99 hundreds since he hit 111 against South Africa at the World Cup in March, the Little Master stood distraught at the wicket after being given lbw to Tim Bresnan — trudging off and taking with him India’s hopes of saving the match.

Graeme Swann took six wickets as England comprehensively beat the side it has deposed at the top of the rankings with a seventh innings victory in 13 tests.

After Rahul Dravid has carried his bat through India’s first-innings 300, it had looked as though Tendulkar and the unheralded Mishra could salvage a draw.

Mishra, promoted up the order as Gautim Gambhir dropped down following his second-day concussion, swept and cut to match his career-best first-class score and better his previous test high by 34.

But the pair’s 134-run fourth-wicket stand — India’s best partnership of a dismal series — ended when Swann bowled him with a delivery that he simply missed.

The home crowd celebrated that breakthrough but, such is Tendulkar’s standing as one of test cricket’s all-time greats, that a hush fell over the south London ground when Bresnan dismissed him.

The 38-year-old Tendulkar hit his first of his 52 test centuries in England aged 17 in 1990, saving the second test at Old Trafford with 119 not out, but like most of his teammates had struggled as England won the first three tests.

But what could be his last test innings in England was far from a classic knock. Tendulkar was dropped twice off Swann, by Alastair Cook on 70 at short leg and Matthew Prior on 85 behind the stumps.

He also survived two lbw shouts against the spinner before Bresnan finally ended his highest innings of the series.

After a fruitless 17 overs, Swann was suddenly on a roll and wrapped up the win by bowling last-man Sreesanth for figures of 6-106.

Scoreboard

England 1st Innings 591-6 dec (I Bell 235, K Pietersen 175; S Sreesanth 3-123)

India 1st Innings 300 (R Dravid 146 no, T Bresnan 3-54, G Swann 3-102)

India 2nd Innings (overnight: 129-3)

V. Sehwag b Swann 33

R. Dravid c Cook b Swann 13

V. Laxman b Anderson 24

S. Tendulkar b Bresnan 91

A. Mishra b Swann 84

S. Raina lbw b Swann 0

MS Dhoni c Swann b Broad 3

G. Gambhir c Morgan b Swann 3

RP Singh c Prior b Broad 0

I. Sharma not out 7

S. Sreesanth b Swann 6

Extras (b12, lb7) 19

Total (all out, 91 overs, 390 mins) 283

Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Dravid), 2-64 (Sehwag), 3-118 (Laxman), 4-262 (Mishra), 5-262 (Tendulkar), 6-266 (Raina), 7-269 (Dhoni), 8-269 (Singh), 9-275 (Gambhir), 10-283 (Sreesanth)

Bowling: Anderson 17-4-54-1; Broad 20-2-44-2; Swann 38-6-106-6; Bresnan 11-2-30-1; Bopara 3-0-13-0; Pietersen 2-0-17-0;

England: Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Matt Prior (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson

Result: England won by an innings and eight runs

Man-of-the-match: Ian Bell (ENG)

Series: England win four-match series 4-0

England-man-of-the-series: Stuart Broad

India man-of-the-series: Rahul Dravid

Previous Results

Jul 21-25: 1st Test, Lord’s: ENG won by 196 runs

Jul 29-Aug 01: 2nd Test, Nottingham: ENG won by 319 runs

Aug 10-13: 3rd Test, Birmingham: ENG won by an innings and 242 runs

Toss: England

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)



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