India have completed a nine-wicket win over England on day five in Ahmedabad to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.
Indian bowlers put in a disciplined performance early on Monday, which saw England all out for 406 in their second innings, leaving the hosts to chase 77 for the victory.
Cheteshwar Pujara opened the innings in the absence of Gautam Gambhir, who flew to Delhi after the death of his grandmother on Thursday, and made an unbeaten 41, while Virender Sehwag, the only man out in the hosts' second spell in the middle, made 25 off 21 balls.
India were expected to wrap up the match quickly after England folded at the stroke of lunch and both Sehwag and Pujara were off the block quickly against Graeme Swann (1-43), who shared the new ball with James Anderson (0-10).
Pujara hit Swann for two boundaries in the second over of the innings while Sehwag also drove the off-spinner with ease and dispatched Samit Patel (0-24) for a six as India's 50 came up in just 7.1 overs.
Sehwag fell when 20 runs were needed for victory with Kevin Pietersen taking a well-judged catch close to the long-on fence after the right-hander tried to hit Swann out of the ground.
Pujara and Virat Kohli (10) then took their time and knocked off the remaining runs without much discomfort.
Earlier, England began the day on the back of an extraordinary performance from Alastair Cook (176), who, together with Matt Prior (91), put on 141 to deny India victory on the fourth day.
They began in earnest, safely negotiating the first 30 minutes and adding 16 runs to the total before Prior's dismissal opened the floodgates.
The right-hander tried to force a delivery on the backfoot but the ball stopped on him and Pragyan Ojha (4-120) took a simple return catch.
Just nine runs later, England's slim hopes of salvaging a draw ended when Cook played half forward to a full Ojha delivery that turned in and also kept a little low to disturb the woodwork.
Stuart Broad (3) also fell to an Umesh Yadav (3-70) delivery that stopped after pitching and the bowler gleefully pouched the resulting leading edge to leave England at 8-378.
Tim Bresnan (20) and Graeme Swann (17) decided to take the aggressive approach and added 28 runs for the ninth wicket to push the lead past 75.
But Swann was guilty of playing the switch hit once too often, with R Ashwin (1-111) cleaning him up.
Bresnan fell four deliveries later as he failed to keep a drive off Zaheer Khan (2-59) down the ground, with substitute Ajinkya Rahane taking the catch at covers.
Despite the loss, England will be proud of their effort in the second innings having had to follow on after making just 191 in the first, while India will take heart from the performance of Pujara, who hit his maiden double ton and Ojha, who finished with a career-best match figures of 9-165.
The second Test will start on November 23 in Mumbai.
First Posted 19 November, 2012 6:47PM AEST