Trott, Bell tons secure series

2012-12-17 11:51

Cape Town - Second innings centuries from Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell have secured a draw - and a series win - for England against India in Nagpur on Monday.

Scorecard: India v England, fourth Test

Trott scored 143 and Bell 116 not out as England reached 352/4 before the captains called an end to proceedings, giving England the four-Test series 2-1.

England scored 330 in their first innings, to which India replied with 326/9 declared.

The series victory was England's first in India since 1984/85 and ended an eight-year unbeaten streak for India at home.


  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-12-17 12:26

    Well done to England on a great series win. Never easy on the sub continent and coming back after 1st match thrashing was a fantastic effort. As for India, they can keep losing series for all I care, until they agree to use the decision review system. This game showed again that it's necessary.

      gunner.zn.5 - 2012-12-17 15:43

      Well done England. Great achievement. Agree its necessary, but India refuse to use the system due to flaws. Untill the ICC address the situation, India will never use it. There were also issues with the system in the recent Aus V SA series.

      inky.pinky.56 - 2012-12-17 16:26

      @ Gunner. India’s reason for not wanting to join the 21st century of cricket is pathetic. The use of umpires only is a flawed system and therefore they must have ulterior motives not related to the use of technology. Sky showed 12 “match changing” decisions that would not have occurred with the use of technology. Ironically, many of these decisions would have favoured India. Perhaps they should have a meeting with the bookies and find a workable solution to this problem.

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