Five Biggest controversies during IND vs ENG series 

Updated on: Aug 3, 2021 10:39 am IST

  • The stage is all set as two of the biggest cricketing nations England and India will square off with each other in the five-Test series. The first Test match kick starts on August 4 at Trent Bridge followed by the second Test at Lord’s on August 12. The third Test is scheduled to be held at Headingley from August 25 while the fourth Test starts on September 2 at the Oval. The fifth and final Test will be played at Old Trafford from September 10.

    India vs England series 2021: Five biggest controversies that happened during India and England series 

    India and England have always been neck to neck whenever they have faced each other in the game of cricket. Whenever the two heavyweights have clashed, there has been no dearth of entertainment but at the same time, there have been some of the worst controversies that had hit the India-England Test series in the past.

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    Let’s have a look at five big controversies that happened during India vs England series over the years.

    Ian Bell’s runout fiasco in the second Test in Nottingham, July-August 2011

    India toured England in 2011 for the four-match Test series. Although MS Dhoni-led side had a disappointing outing, suffering 4-0 whitewash, but a drama unfolded on the third day of the second Test in Trent Bridge when England was batting in their second innings.

    Ian Bell

    It was the third day of a second Test match when just before tea, Eoin Morgan tucked a ball on the leg-side which was stopped just short of the boundary rope by a diving Praveen Kumar. Ian Bell and Morgan thought it was a boundary and ran back to the pavilion for the interval.

    Praveen then threw the ball to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni and he passed the ball to Abhinav Mukund, who dislodged the bails in no time. Bell, who was batting at 137 at the time, was legally declared run out after the Indian team appealed.

    After the incident, the English crowd booed showed expressions of displeasure. During the tea-break, England captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower requested the Indian team to withdraw the appeal and seeking a consensus, MS Dhoni withdrew his appeal and allowed Ian Bell to continue. The batsman went on to score 156 runs.

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