The England v India series did not end in the way we all wanted it to.

Part of the reason that the cancellation of the Old Trafford Test was so painful was that the series was so wonderfully poised ahead of its conclusion.

Virat Kohli’s side may have taken a 2-1 lead with their win at the Oval but just as after their victory at Lord’s, you felt Joe Root and co. were ready to bounce back in front of a raucous Northern crowd.

Though it’s gutting that we didn’t get that finish that the series deserved, there is no doubt that India’s visit has provided the blockbuster entertainment that we all hoped it would.

There were moments of magic, of pure brilliance, and of nerve-wracking tension as well as plenty of fiery encounters out in the middle – all characteristics that made it a fantastic spectacle.

And there was no better place to enjoy it from than the stands, which so often provided the humour to compliment the cricket perfectly.

With that in mind, here are our top five moments…

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