England head to The Kia Oval on the back of two handsome wins over India at The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford respectively and need only to draw the game to win the five-match series.
On 10 occasions in series of five or more matches, England have come from 1-0 down to win a Test series, most recently during the 2005 Ashes, when they also lost heavily at Lord's.
However the Kia Oval is not a happy hunting ground with only one win in their last four, making it their least successful venue since 2010 in terms of win percentage.
India have lost three of 11 Tests at the ground, winning one and drawing seven. It is their least successful English venue.
It was, however, where they first won a Test in England, back in 1971.
Alastair Cook currently has 8,344 Test runs and needs 120 to pass Alec Stewart and go into second place behind Graham Gooch on England's all-time list.
He also needs 70 runs to pass Gooch as England's all-time leading run-scorer against India. Gooch leads the way with 1,725.
Ian Bell has 7,149 Test runs and is just 101 runs behind Wally Hammond in seventh place on England's list.
James Anderson is rapidly catching up Sir Ian Botham and eight wickets in the match would put him at the head of England's all-time wicket-taking list. He has 376 to Beefy's 383.
He also needs four wickets to become the first man to take 250 Test wickets in England.
Regardless of the result, MS Dhoni will equal a milestone at The Kia Oval. He will join Sourav Ganguly in leading India in 28 overseas Tests as captain. His record: won six, lost 13 and drawn eight compares with Ganguly's 11 wins, 10 defeats and seven draws.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs 12 runs and two wickets to become the first Indian to score more than 250 runs and take more than 20 wickets in an overseas Test series.
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