Monday, December 17, 2012

CRICKET: ENGLAND GETS HISTORICAL WIN OVER INDIA


England completed their first series victory in India for 27 years as Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell both hit centuries on the final day in Nagpur.

Trott scored 143 and Bell 116 not out as the tourists - who lost in Ahmedabad before winning in Mumbai and Kolkata - earned the draw they needed to secure an historic achievement.



England completed their first series victory in India for 27 years as Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell both hit centuries on the final day in Nagpur.

Trott scored 143 and Bell 116 not out as the tourists - who lost in Ahmedabad before winning in Mumbai and Kolkata - earned the draw they needed to secure an historic achievement.


ndia took just one wicket all day as debutant Joe Root added an unbeaten 20.

England finished 356 runs ahead on 352-4 when stumps were drawn early.

Their final-day dominance was fitting because, since being beaten by nine wickets in the first Test, England have outplayed their hosts in every department.

While recent Ashes victories will rank as some of England's finest displays in recent years, former captain Michael Vaughan put the accomplishment into context  by describing winning a Test series in India as the hardest thing to do in cricket. 


It is only the fourth time in history England have won there, and it is the first time since David Gower's tourists were triumphant in 1984-85. 

Source: BBC

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