18 Dec 2012

England seal overdue series win in India

12:11 pm on 18 December 2012

England have won a test cricket series in India for the first time in 27 years, a feat rated by their captain Alistair Cook on a par with their Ashes series win over Australia in 2010/11.

England won the series 2-1 after Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell scored centuries in their second innings of the drawn fourth test in Nagpur.

England's series win was all the more impressive considering their nine-wicket loss in the opening match.