After a score of 537 in their first innings in Rajkot, England have momentarily at least, silenced their critics after a poor showing in Bangladesh. Although it’s early days in the series, scoring 500 in India is an achievement itself.
it has been four years since a team has played there and scored over 500 in an innings, which was England back in the famous tour of 2012. 190 from Alistair Cook was helped by Compton (57), Trott (87) and Pietersen (54) to an excellent total of 523. They went onto win the game by 7 wickets.
The recent history certainly bodes well for England’s chances in this match. In the last 10 years, no team touring India has amassed 500 in an innings and gone onto the lose the game, though the draw looks highly likely from here as the below shows. Out of the seven games this has occurred, only two games have been won. The game we mentioned above and South Africa in 2010.
|South Africa||558||2010/1st||SA Won|