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India vs England series: England complete momentous series win on Indian soil

Written on:December 17, 2023
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Alistair Cook will be looked at with fondness for leading England to a Test series win against India on Indian conditions

The India vs England Nagpur Test match has concluded, with a draw being the final result, as the English batsmen batted out the ultimate day rather comfortably, led by Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell, who achieved a stupendous 208-run partnership, which was characterised by grittiness. The draw has provided England with a 2-1 series victory against India, which is their first Test series triumph on Indian soil after 28 years.

The South African-born Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell scored hundreds on Day 5, which have enhanced their batting statistics in 2012, after both have undergone relatively unexciting batting form in the last 8-10 months. Ian Bell, whose previous Test hundred was against India in August 2011 on home soil, had endured a fairly insipid Test series till the Nagpur Test match.

Jonathan Trott accomplished his eight hundred in the Nagpur Test match, which will satisfy him immensely, as the South African pace spearhead, Dale Steyn, managed to dismiss Trott regularly for inadequate scores during the England vs South Africa Test series on English soil in July-August 2012. Trott played majestic cover drives and graceful flick shots, with his leg-side play being worthy of immense praise.

There were hardly any alarms for the English team on Day 5 as the Indian spinners, led by Piyush Chawla, Pragyan Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, were unable to dent the English batting lineup on Day 5. India, which opted for a quadrangular spin attack in the Nagpur Test match, were not able to counter the stoicism of Jonathan Trott and Bell, who performed their task of saving the Test match tenaciously and skillfully.

In the process, England, under the new captaincy of Alistair Cook, has achieved a Test series conquest on Indian soil, which has been difficult for most overseas teams as India have been largely invincible on home spinning pitches.

Alistair Cook, who himself had a fabulous series with the bat, will be forever remembered as the captain, who led England to triumph in India, something which historical English captains like Michael Atherton, Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussein have failed to do.

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  1. Francis says:

    stunning victory for England…. my heart is genuinely happy…must welcome the team home with excitement…

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