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TWICKENHAM -- England finish 2016 unbeaten and their metamorphosis from World Cup flops to an admired, feared side is complete. Wholesale NFL Jerseys .They have won 13 from 13 this year but more importantly, have developed a mental strength to draw themselves back together when faced with sporting adversity. This was a match they could have lost and had the Wallabies -- who crossed Englands line four times in the first half for one try -- had a more favourable bounce of the ball then England would have struggled to pin back what should have been a large lead.But that warrior spirit they showed in the second Test against Australia in Melbourne and for the bulk of the game against Argentina was evident again as they scored two tries in five second-half minutes to end this as a contest.They suffered the slowest of starts against the Wallabies, but possessed the wherewithal to regroup mid-match. Having waved Australia through for the first 18 minutes of the match, Eddie Jones sent out the replacements to warm up. Message received and England slowly got a foothold in the match.At that stage the Wallabies had the game by the scruff of the neck with David Pocock and Michael Hooper excelling at the breakdown, giving clean ball from which the Australians stormed forward. But for all of Australias 42 gainline successes in the first half, the men in green and gold were only three points ahead at the break.It was a tale of two kicks as England hauled back the Wallabies, who at one stage had a 10-0 lead. For so much of the first half England were rattled, their defence porous but then came the toe of Owen Farrell to tee up Jonathan Joseph to score in the 30th minute. The centre then turned provider for Marland Yardes score in the second half with the most deliciously weighted of kicks which triggered a spell of dominance.Joseph was outstanding for England and read Pococks floated pass with brilliant lucidity to score late on while Farrell also did a huge amount of work in defence.Ben Youngs also impressed. He has flourished under Jones and it was his quick-thinking which saw England score their third as he tapped and went at a penalty, dummied Nick Phipps and scored. Job done.For all the talk of the scrums dark arts in the run up to the match, there was parity there with a penalty apiece while their set piece was solid -- an area Jones identified as fundamental to Englands game plan at the start of the year.There are marked improvements there with Dylan Hartley captaining the side superbly but Jones will look at other areas to tweak like their attack and enjoy that task.There was enough about this match which will give Jones food for thought in the winter break between this final Test of the autumn internationals and the start of the Six Nations. There are no question marks over Yardes finishing ability but he could not get near Sefa Naivalu while Israel Folau also enjoyed marked gains in his channel. Then there was the ease with which Sekope Kepu galloped through Englands defence which meant the last 15 minutes were far more nervy than needed.The second was due to two missed tackles, but those are areas which can be corrected and Paul Gustard, Englands impressive defence coach, will relish the challenge of reinforcing their blockade.The question now comes of just how far England can go. A real test of them will come when they eventually lose and how they react to that but at the moment they are brimming with confidence and have unlocked an extra ounce of mental strength which makes them so formidable. But with that comes a target on their backs and they will be the team to beat in the Six Nations.The favourites tag is not one they are accustomed to, but will now have to wear that burden.Thats for 2017 but as they reflect on a truly memorable year they will look at how far they have come as a group. At the start of the year they were on their knees, England rugby was at its lowest ebb. But now in December - despite having a host of players out injured - it was England who stood, hugged, defiant. As Swing, Low drifted on the cold, winter sky, they had completed the unbeaten year and the smiles stretched from ear to ear. But Jones will say its only the start. NFL Jerseys Store .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Wholesale NFL Hats . -- Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Tuesday night, and a medical examiner said Wednesday that the ex-player committed suicide. http://www.nflfansedge.com/derwin-james-jersey/ 365 Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahanes partnership was Indias highest for the fourth wicket . They eclipsed Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxmans 353-run stand against Australia at the SCG in 2003-04. It is also the fifth-highest partnership, for any wicket, in Indian Test history.672 Balls faced by Kohli and Rahane, the most any pair has faced together against New Zealand (where data is available). It was Indias second-highest partnership for any wicket against New Zealand, and the third-highest for any team against New Zealand.1 Kohli became the first Indian captain to score more than one double-century in Tests. There had only been four double-centuries by India captains in 84 years before Kohli got two in 2016 - this one against New Zealand followed the one against West Indies in July. Kohlis 211 is the second-highest by any captain against New Zealand.5 Rahanes position, after his 188, on the list of highest scores by an Indian at No. 5 or lower. It is also his personal best in Tests, bettering the 147 he made at the MCG in 2014-15.557 Indias total when they declared, their third-highest against New Zealand. At the top is the 583 for 7 they made in Ahmedabad in 1999-00.37.91 Percentage of runs Kohli scored in boundaries - 80 out of 211 - which is the lowest among 36 double-centuries by India batsmen in Tests since 1990. And yet, he had a very healthy strike-rate of 57.65. His partner Rahane, who scored more than 51% of his runs in boundaries, had a strike rate under 50. 2 Bigger fourth-wicket partnerships than the 365 put on by Kohhli and Rahane, after losing the third wicket at a score of 100 or lower. Cheap NFL Hoodies. Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford added 388 runs after coming together at 39 for 3 in 1934, and Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke added 386 runs, having started at 84 for 3 in 2011-12. Kohli and Rahane began their partnership at 100 for 3.50.83 Rahanes average, the highest in the current XI, and fourth-highest, behind Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar, among all Indians with at least 2000 Test runs. It was also the ninth time in as many series that Rahane has made a 90-plus score. No Indian has ever had such a streak.971 Runs that Kohli has scored in centuries since the 2014-15 Adelaide Test. The sequence reads 141, 169, 147, 103, 200 and 211. Out of his first seven Test tons, his highest score had been 119. Kohli, it seems, has now learnt how to play the long innings.2 Instances of Indias Nos. 4 and 5 both making 150-plus scores in the same innings. Kohli and Rahane followed in Tendulkar (241*) and Laxmans (178) footsteps.5 India batsmen to have scored multiple double-centuries in a calendar year, including Kohli. Among captains, only Michael Clarke (four in 2012) and Brendon McCullum (three in 2014) have been more prolific.127 Runs conceded by Matt Henry, the fourth-most by a fast bowler against India without taking any wicket. 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