Creating a Plan for India to Beat England in 5th Test and Level Series

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Creating a Plan for India to Beat England in 5th Test and Level Series
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Just 21 days ago, MS Dhoni's India ripped through a feeble England on the final afternoon at Lord's, riding an unforgettable spell from Ishant Sharma to grab both a 95-run victory in the second Test and what seemed like a firm grip on the series. 

Now India find themselves staring at a 2-1 deficit after consecutive defeats, the second of which was an appalling thrashing at Old Trafford that saw Dhoni's side hammered by an innings inside three days.

Having lost every session across two Tests since the historic triumph in London, the tourists must now find a way to secure a series-levelling victory in the fifth encounter at the Oval.

Across the following slides, we examine what India must do to reverse the tide that has turned savagely against them amid something of a renaissance for Alastair Cook's side. 

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