Cricket: England eye historic series win

File image of Jonathan Trott. Photo / Getty Images
File image of Jonathan Trott. Photo / Getty Images

England are on the verge of a series victory in India after holding a 165-run lead at stumps on day four of the fourth and final test at Nagpur.

The tourists have seven wickets remaining in their second innings and will no doubt look to bat out the final day of the series. Jonathan Trott (66) and Ian Bell (24) will start day five at the crease with England on 161 for three.

India declared their first innings at 326 for nine, four runs behind England's first innings total, with Virat Kohli (103) bringing up his second test ton. Indian skipper MS Dhoni was dramatically run out for 99.

England lead the series 2-1.

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