10 out of 10 for England Test star Bresnan

Castleford Tigers fan Tim Bresnan, who was in great form for the England cricket team against India.
Castleford Tigers fan Tim Bresnan, who was in great form for the England cricket team against India.

CASTLEFORD cricket star Tim Bresnan played another important part in ensuring England completed a clean sweep in their Test series with India.

Although he did not get to bat with England declaring on 591-6 in the fourth Test at The Oval, the former Castleford High School student made his mark with the ball, taking 3-54 in the first innings and 1-30 in the second as India were bowled out for 300 and 283 to lose by an innings and eight runs.

Victory made it 4-0 in the series and confirmed England as the new world number one Test team.

It was touch and go whether England would force a victory on the final day with India, three wickets down overnight in their second innings, batting through the first session without losing a further wicket. They had Sachin Tendulkar still out in the middle and closing in on his historic 100th century in international cricket.

But after Graeme Swann bowled Amit Mishra for 84 the big moment came when Tendulkar was trapped lbw by a terrific inswinger from Bresnan to be dismissed for 91. This prompted an Indian collapse that saw them lose their last seven wickets for 21 runs and Bresnan was able to celebrate again - he has now been on the winning side in all ten test matches he has played.