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England end 28-year wait in India with 2-1 series win

Nagpur, Dec 17: England today broke a 28-year-old jinx by achieving a historic Test series win on Indian soil, leaving the hosts embarrassed with a 2-1 verdict after the fourth and final match ended in
PTI December 20, 2012 19:12 IST
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Nagpur, Dec 17: England today broke a 28-year-old jinx by achieving a historic Test series win on Indian soil, leaving the hosts embarrassed with a 2-1 verdict after the fourth and final match ended in a draw here.



The last time an English side had defeated India in their own den was way back in 1984-85, under the captaincy of David Gower.

The day belonged to centurions Jonathan Trott (143) and Ian Bell's unbeaten 116 even as the story remained the same for a hapless India who toiled without much success before the match was called off on the final day with England scoring 352 for four.

The hosts needed to take quick wickets to entertain hopes of a win but that did not happen as Trott and Bell batted off the first session to ensure the series triumph for the hosts.