On this day in 2012: England clinch series in India

Sport360 staff 09:28 17/12/2016
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Cook led his side to an historic series win.

A 27-year wait was ended by England on this day in 2012, as newly-appointed skipper Alastair Cook led from the front to to seal a hallowed Test series victory in India.

Cook racked up an incredible 562 runs [which included three centuries] on the way to the 2-1 triumph, which was confirmed during a sleep-inducing draw in the fourth Test in Nagpur.

Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell were the stars on the final day, with their centuries guiding England to the draw which guaranteed a first success on the sub-continent since 1985.

India toiled with success, taking just one wicket as the contest drew to a frustrating close for them.

This was only the fourth time England had won there.

1927: Bill Ponsford, playing for Victoria against Queensland, scored 437 runs to beat his own world record of 429 set nearly five years earlier.

1944: The Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with 8-2 record.

2001: England’s Michael Owen is the new European Footballer of the Year.

2015: Chelsea sack boss Jose Mourinho just seven months after winning the Premier League title.

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