A stalemate in the first test at Nottingham followed by an Indian victory at Lords and two consecutive wins for England at Southampton and Manchester. This has been the story of the 2014 Investec series between England and India as the series moves into the final test match that begins at The Kennington Oval, London in a day’s time. India’s history at Oval is not a decorated one the visitors has managed a solitary win in eleven matches that had seen seven draws. Here is the list of matches India played at The Oval in the past.

Match Number

Year

Result

1

1936

Lost

2

1946

Draw

3

1952

Draw

4

1959

Lost

5

1971

Won

6

1979

Draw

7

1982

Draw

8

1990

Draw

9

2002

Draw

10

2007

Draw

11

2011

Won

                                                             *All Matches are played against England

The Indian team will look to reduce the deficit at the Venue while going into the field for the first day’s play at The Oval. A victory for India in the fifth test means that series will be at levelled 2-2, the scoreline which the visitors will take happily.