x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Mohali draw see India win series 1-0

India clinch the two-Test series 1-0 after Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh bat England out of the contest on the last day.

MOHALI // India clinched the two-Test series 1-0 today after Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh batted England out of the contest on the last day of the second match. The Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni belatedly declared at 251 for seven when Gambhir was dismissed for 97, leaving England an almost impossible 403 in less than two sessions. Gambhir fell three runs short of becoming only the fourth Indian batsman to score centuries in both innings in a Test match. England, which lost the opening Test match by six wickets at Chennai, made 64 for one as the game meandered to a draw. Opener Alastair Cook (10) was the only Englishman out in the second innings, edging Ishant Sharma to VVS Laxman at slip. Andrew Strauss remained unbeaten on 21 and Ian Bell was not out 24 at stumps.

*AP