In Pics: Famous England centurions in India

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  • Greig hit a fine century at Eden Gardens in 1976-77 as England took a 2-0 series lead. (Getty Images).

    Greig hit a fine century at Eden Gardens in 1976-77 as England took a 2-0 series lead. (Getty Images).

  • Mike Gatting’s 207 in Chennai during the 1984-85 tour helped England to a nine-wicket victory that also sealed a 2-1 series win for David Gower’s team. (Getty Images)

    Mike Gatting’s 207 in Chennai during the 1984-85 tour helped England to a nine-wicket victory that also sealed a 2-1 series win for David Gower’s team. (Getty Images)

  • Partnering Gatting in thrashing India in Chennai was Graeme Fowler with 201, as the pair became the first English duo to score double-centuries in the same innings. (Getty Images)

    Partnering Gatting in thrashing India in Chennai was Graeme Fowler with 201, as the pair became the first English duo to score double-centuries in the same innings. (Getty Images)

  • Ian Botham made the Golden Jubilee Test of 1980 his own, scoring a dazzling 113 that took England from 58 for 5 to 296. He also seized 13 wickets in the famous victory. (Getty Images)

    Ian Botham made the Golden Jubilee Test of 1980 his own, scoring a dazzling 113 that took England from 58 for 5 to 296. He also seized 13 wickets in the famous victory. (Getty Images)

  • A 21-year-old Alastair Cook made a memorable start to his Test career with 60 and 104 not out as an injury-hit England managed a draw at Nagpur in the first Test of the 2005-06 series. (AFP)

    A 21-year-old Alastair Cook made a memorable start to his Test career with 60 and 104 not out as an injury-hit England managed a draw at Nagpur in the first Test of the 2005-06 series. (AFP)

  • Andrew Strauss’ 128 on the first day of the decisive Mumbai Test in 2005-06 proved a turning point in England’s fortunes. They went on to square the series with a 202-run win. (Getty Images)

    Andrew Strauss’ 128 on the first day of the decisive Mumbai Test in 2005-06 proved a turning point in England’s fortunes. They went on to square the series with a 202-run win. (Getty Images)

  • Dennis Amiss set the tone for a strong personal series with 179 in the first Test at Delhi in 1976-77 which Tony Greig’s team won by an innings en route to a successful tour. (Getty Images)

    Dennis Amiss set the tone for a strong personal series with 179 in the first Test at Delhi in 1976-77 which Tony Greig’s team won by an innings en route to a successful tour. (Getty Images)

First Published: November 12, 2012, 7:27 PM IST
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