LONDON (AFP) - Defiant India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insisted he "didn't believe in surrendering" after his side suffered a 4-0 Test thrashing at the hands of England. England completed a comprehensive series victory with an innings and eight run win in the fourth and final Test at The Oval here on Monday. It was India's heaviest Test campaign defeat in England since a 3-0 reverse in a three-match series back in 1974. But what made this result all the more galling was that India came into the series as the world's number one ranked Test side, a status they ceded to England following an innings and 242-run defeat in the third Test at Edgbaston. This whitewash was the first major setback for Dhoni in an otherwise glorious captaincy that has seen him lead India to a string of Tests wins, the World Twenty20 and, this year, the 50-over World Cup on home soil. India were handicapped in England by the loss through injury of several players, notably left-arm quick Zaheer Khan and spinner Harbhajan Singh. They also ran into an England team at the top of their form, with only batsman Rahul Dravid and medium-pacer Praveen Kumar offering much in the way of sustained India resistance.