England secure series win

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Updated: December 17, 2012

England secured their first series win in India in 28 years, after drawing the fourth and final test in Nagpur on Monday, to end the series 2-1.

Shortly before the close, Ian Bell reached a 17th test century, and he was not out on 116 at the end. With him was Joe Root on 20.

With England starting the day on 161 for three, the hosts got the consolation wicket of centurion Jonathan Trott for 143  his ninth test ton  in the middle session, but even that moment brought them little joy.

Jimmy Anderson secured the man of the match award, while Alastair Cook deservedly won the man of the series.

England 330 (Pietersen 73, Root 73, Prior 57, Swann 56, Chawla 4-69) and 352 for 4 (Trott 143, Bell 116*) drew with India 326 for 9 dec (Kohli 103, Dhoni 99, Anderson 4-81)