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Trott and Bell ease England to glory

Trott and Bell ease England to glory

Matthew Sherry

Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell compiled masterful centuries that helped steer England to an historic first Test series victory in India for almost 28 years.

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First hour crucial for England - Anderson

First hour crucial for England - Anderson

England will not fall into the trap of believing their job is done, despite moving tantalisingly close to securing series victory over India on day four of the final Test at Nagpur. "There's still a long way to go," said James Anderson.

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Trott takes tourists towards triumph

Trott takes tourists towards triumph

Matthew Sherry

Jonathan Trott led the way as England looked to bat themselves to a first series victory in India for almost 28 years in the crucial fourth Test at Nagpur.

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Fightback worth the wait - Trott

Fightback worth the wait - Trott

England began to worry they might take no wickets at all on day three in Nagpur - before four came along in the last hour to make it “neck and neck” again in the final Test.

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Dhoni and Kohli battle back

Dhoni and Kohli battle back

Matthew Sherry

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli defied England’s bowlers for almost the entire third day, only for a late fightback to leave the fourth and final Test fascinatingly poised.

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Root follows Vaughan's lead

Root follows Vaughan's lead

Joe Root proved many sound judges right, and became the new pride of Sheffield too, with a composed 73 on Test debut for England. "To score a few runs is a really good feeling," said the 21-year-old Yorkshire batsman.

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Anderson uproots India top order

Anderson uproots India top order

Matthew Sherry

James Anderson followed up debutant Joe Root’s outstanding 73 as England moved into a dominant position against India in the crucial fourth and final Test.

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Harris revels in England call

Harris revels in England call

Robert Ellis

James Harris told ecb.co.uk he was "hugely excited" after receiving his first international call-up. The Middlesex paceman has been drafted into England's Twenty20 squad as a replacement for the injured Stuart Broad.

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Pietersen content with slow progress

Pietersen content with slow progress

Having batted longest on day one of the crucial fourth and final Test, Kevin Pietersen was well-placed to judge that England are in a reasonable position at 199 for five on a turgid pitch.

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England kept in check

England kept in check

Matthew Sherry

India enjoyed the better of an attritional opening day’s cricket in the crucial fourth and final Test at Nagpur. The tourists closed on 199 for five from 97 overs, with Kevin Pietersen's 73 the most significant contribution.

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