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.
The other instance was in 2012 at Nagpur also vs England pic.twitter.com/kWsN2XoP2M— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) December 16, 2016
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