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India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century

Rahul Dravid completed his third century of this series versus England, with an elegant late cut

India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
India's Rahul Dravid (L) celebrates reaching 100 runs not out with India's Amit Mishra during day 4 of the fourth Test match between England and India at The Oval Cricket Ground in London, on August 21, 2011 (AFP/Getty Image)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
Rahul Dravid of India dives to make his ground when on 99 runs during day four of the 4th npower Test Match between England and India at The Kia Oval on August 21, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
India's Rahul Dravid (R) plays a shot watched by England's Ian Bell (L) and England's Wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Another monumental performance from Rahul Dravid on the fourth day of the fourth test at the Oval on Sunday delayed England's progress towards a series whitewash over India (AFP/Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
Dravid became the third Indian batsman to carry his bat in a test with an unbeaten 146 compiled in six hours 19 minutes in his team's 300 all out in reply to England's 591 for six declared (AFP/Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
On Sunday he completed his 35th test century to move ahead of his boyhood hero Sunil Gavaskar and West Indian Brian Lara in the all-time list behind Tendulkar (51), South Africa's Jacques Kallis (40) and Australian Ricky Ponting (39) (AFP/Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
India's Rahul Dravid (front) acknowledges the crowd after India finishes the innings and he finishes 146 not out during day 4 of the fourth Test match between England and India at The Oval Cricket Ground in London, England, on August 21, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
Despite Dravid's heroics, England still need only seven wickets to win the series 4-0 on Monday's final day after India ended on for 129 for three, still trailing by 162. Sachin Tendulkar, who received another standing ovation in what may his last test innings in England, was unbeaten on 35 (Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
Dravid scored 103 not out in the first test at Lord's and 117 in the second at Trent Bridge and is the only Indian to reach three figures in a miserable series for the visitors (Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
A consummate team man who kept wicket briefly at Lord's when his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bowl, Dravid opened the batting in Nottingham and again at the Oval in place of Gautam Gambhir who was injured on both occasions (Getty Images)
India in disarray despite Dravid's 35th century
England's Graeme Swann (R) celebrates taking the wicket of India's Rahul Dravid next to England's Captain Andrew Strauss after he is given out for 13 runs during day 4 of the fourth test match between England and India at The Oval Cricket Ground in London, England, on August 21, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)