After an enthralling contest between the bat and ball, which quite eventually was won by the bat, India and England agree for a stalemate, an outcome quite unequivocally unexpected. All those who felt England will find it difficult to even draw level blood against the Indians, have ripped off all the speculations and have made this series all the more intriguing.

After conceding a 49 run first innings lead, English openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed gave England a spectacular start, adding up 180 runs for the first wicket. Hameed in a way threw his wicket with a rash shot, missing a glorious opportunity to score a ton on debut.

Albeit, Cook reached the three figures and in the process, became the only overseas player in the history to score five test hundreds in India and also became the fourth overseas batsmen ever, to score 1000 Test runs on Indian soil.

After posting a 310 run target with approximately 49 overs left, England came close but Virat Kohli’s stubborn resilience allowed the Indians to sneak out a draw. A huge boost for England’s morale and a bit of a setback for the Indians, who were banking a little too much on their talisman Ravichandran Ashwin.

Here is what Twitter had to say after a resolute performance from the English contingent at Rajkot.