Cricket - England bat out for historic series win

England scored a famous 2-1 Test series victory over India after centurions Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell shut the hosts out to confirm the stalemate they needed in Nagpur.

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Ian Bell finished unbeaten on 116 as England closed out a series win in India

Trott (143) and Bell (116no) barely had a moment's anxiety in a stand of 208 before England declared on 352 for four in the final session, with a lead of 356 which rendered an India second innings unnecessary.

It is almost 28 years since England last won a Test series in India, under David Gower and when current captain Alastair Cook was a babe in arms only weeks old.

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