Ian Bell's marathon innings finally came to an end when he was dismissed by part time spinner Suresh Raina for 235 on day three of the fourth and final Test between England and India at the Oval on Saturday.
Earlier, Bell brought up his maiden Test double hundred as England took a firm grip of the match.
S Sreesanth got the wickets of nightwatchman James Anderson (13) and Eoin Morgan (1) early on to leave the hosts five down.
While Anderson was caught by VVSLaxman at second slip, Morgan offered a simple catch to Indian skipper MS Dhoni behind the stumps.
Like many similar instances in the series, India lost the plot once again when their bowlers let the England batsmen off the hook on the second day of the fourth Test on Friday.
After keeping things under control in the first session of the second day, the Indian bowlers erred in their line and lengths after lunch and gave Bell and Kevin Pietersen a chance to cut loose, which they accepted gleefully.
Before being dismissed at the fag end of the day, Pietersen had already smashed 175 while Bell was still batting on 181 with night-watchman Anderson on three.