Before their triumph in the Oval Test against India on this day five years ago, the last time England had swept a Test series was seven years prior.
On this occasion, they were unstoppable as they defeated No1 Test-ranked India by an innings and eight runs.
After winning the toss, England chose to bat and Ian Bell played the star with his first double century, while also amassing a 350-run partnership with Kevin Pietersen.
England totalled 591 and forced India to follow on from their 300 score in the first innings, fuelled by Rahul Dravid’s century.
India were chugging along thanks to Sachin Tendulkar’s 91 and Amit Mishra’s 84, but the rest of the order flopped to end the series.
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