Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren`t quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket`s Twenty20 Blast final.
England skipper Alastair Cook will hope to get his hands on a Test trophy, a first, in the year 2014. They lead India 2-1, in the ongoing five-match Test series and Cook will look to continue with the dominating spirit in handing counterpart MS Dhoni another overseas series loss.
England consolidated their position by taking a handy 85-run lead as they reached 237 for six before heavy rain washed away nearly two sessions of play on the second day of the fourth cricket Test against India, here Friday.
England batsman Ian Bell has pointed out that his side had chances to win all four Tests this summer, having gained a first-innings lead in each, but they have not been ruthless or skilful enough to capitalise on it.