And it isn’t really a surprise, although, after coming into the final day off the back of a Test record stand of 198 between Joe Root and James Anderson, they had raised hopes of victory by taking three quick wickets on the final morning to reduce India to 184-6 – a lead of just 145.

But in the end the tourists reached 391-9 declared – 252 in front – thanks to Stuart Binny’s composed 78.

England’s run without a win now dates back to the draw at The Oval in the final Ashes Test in August 2013.