England win Test series in India after 28 Years.England win Test series in India after 28 Years.Ind vs Eng 2012 test series end by 2-1 win in December 2012.England lead by 2 matches against India they take 1 match win.a big victory for England players comes after 28 years when they beat India last time. The last time an English side had defeated India in their own den was way back in 1984-85, under the captaincy of David Gower.
The day belonged to centurions Jonathan Trott (147) & Ian Bell`s unbeaten 116 even as the story remained the same for a unlucky India who toiled without much success before the match was called off on the final day with England scoring 352 for.The hosts needed to take speedy wickets to entertain hopes of a win but that did not happen as Trott & Bell batted off the first session to make definite the series triumph for the hosts.The English players broke in to wild celebrations the moment the sides mutually agreed to a draw at the Green Park stadium.
There was a feeling of bonhomie & the tourists hugged each other even as gloom descended on the Indian dressing room.Bell & debutant Joe Root (twenty) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn for the final time in the series.It was a outstanding turnaround from the visitors after the humiliating defeat in the series opener in Ahmedabad a month ago.England staged a powerful comeback in the next match in Mumbai where the hosts were crushed by ten wickets, & the script was similar in Kolkata — the venue for the third Check — where the visitors cruised to a seven-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens.This is also the first time in the last eight years that India have suffered a Check series defeat at home. Australia beat India 2-1 in 2004-05.
As an individual event this torturous Check match won’t linger long in the memory, but for what the effect enabled England to accomplish will be chronicled as of the team’s finest hours.By batting out the final day with barely an alarm, largely through a 208-run stand between Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell, who both scored hundreds, England secured their first series win in India for 28 years.India have significant weaknesses and issues that need to be addressed, but it’s been England’s excellence over the last games that has exposed those shortcomings.
On the last day in Nagpur it was batsmen earning redemption for comparatively lean years that prevented any late nerves and added to the entire team nature of the performance.Trott’s hundred, his eighth, was his first since March and for Bell, while also being his first hundred in India, it ended an even longer wait for figures going back to The Oval against this opposition in 2011 at the finish of what had threatened to be a low trip for him.What was strange, though, is the turnaround, not only from a crushing defeat in Ahmedabad but also from a year that was on the brink of being their worst ever in Check cricket. Throw in to the mix controversy surrounding their star batsman as well as a alter of captain before this series and it is of England’s finest achievements.
Alastair Cook, who could watch contently from the dressing room in the coursework of the final day, has laid down a high marker for his captaincy career.