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PICTURES: England end 27-year wait

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Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 19:12 [IST]
 
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Nagpur, Dec 17: England ended a 27-year wait for a Test series win in India when they drew the fourth and final Test here on Monday to take the series 2-1. Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell were the heroes on the fifth and final day.

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Both Trott and Bell hit centuries to give England a famous series victory at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium on Monday afternoon. England's previous series win in India was in 1985.

England finished their second innings at 352/4 declared and play was called off after declaration. Captain Alastair Cook was the Man-of-the-series with 562 runs while James Anderson picked up the Man-of-the-match award.

Here are the images from final day's play in Nagpur.

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England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Final day heroes Jonathan Trott (left) and Ian Bell are seen during their double hundred partnership on fifth and final day of Nagpur Test. The match ended in a draw. Both Trott (143) and Bell (116) hit tons.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Jonathan Trott cannot hide his joy after completing Test century.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Ian Bell has a Test ton in India. First one in the country, third overall against India.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Jonathan Trott plays a shot during his 143.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Ian Bell raises his bat after fifty.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

England players celebrate with the trophy.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

England captain Alastair Cook holds the trophy aloft.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Winners strike a pose

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

Kevin Pietersen with the trophy and England players go on a lap of honour.

England end 27-year wait, clinch Test series in India

England players are jubilant.

Story first published:  Monday, December 17, 2012, 17:13 [IST]
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