1st Test, Day 3: India vs England - As it happened...

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:50
  
1st Test, Day 3: India vs England - As it happened...
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Over 106 || Score 352/9

Stumps, Day 3

England ended the day on 352/9. The 10th wicket partnership continued to frustrate India as Root and Anderson put on an unbeaten 54 runs. The bowlers did a fine job on a lifeless pitch and bowled their hearts out. The hosts are 105 runs behind of India.The fightback from the England tail has continued to keep this Test in the balance after Day 3.

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Over 100 || Score 332/9

Joe Root continued to protect Anderson as he kept taking singles off the fourth ball of every over. Anderson has looked comfortable against Jadeja and Bhuvi. The two have already added 34 runs for the last wicket. MS Dhoni has to make some changes to this field placement to prevent Root from taking a single on the fourth ball of every over. Root is unbeaten on 66.

Over 95 || Score 311/9

Bhuvi's in-swinger was clearly too good for Plunkett who was beaten all ends up as he lost his bails after the ball clipped his pad. That was Kumar's fourth wicket. England lost their ninth wicket and brought James Anderson to the crease.

Joe Root got got to his fifty with a back-foot punch through point. What a fine player he is turning out to be.

LE Plunkett b Kumar 7 (21b )

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Over 90 || Score 292/8

Stuart Broad and Joe Root played some great counter-attacking cricket. Broad punished almost every delivery that was pitched up. He was helped by Root who sustained the pressure on the Indian bowlers by rotating the strike. The duo helped England avoid follow-on as well. Broad finally was trapped lbw by Bhuvi for a well made 47. Plunkett is the new man in for England.

SCJ Broad lbw b Kumar 47 (42b)

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Over 81 || Score 251/7

England are nearing the follow on target. Jadeja bowls a good over and gives away just two runs. New ball is due to be taken.

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Over 80 || Score 249/7

Best over of the day from England. 13 runs come from Ishant's over. Broad clubs two boundaries before Root gets into the act. These two are adding vital runs here and at a quick rate.

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Over 79 || Score 236/7

Jadeja replaces Ishant. He gives away a run. These two are playing well.

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Over 78 || Score 235/7

Shami continues and Broad parks him for another boundary. He slams a short delivery through point. Great stuff this. Runs coming at a quick rate here.

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Over 77 || Score 229/7

Eight runs come from Ishant's over. These two are playing well and have got off to a positive start after tea. Root gets two boundaries.

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Over 76 || Score 221/7

Broad plays an unbelievable shot off Shami. He stands up to punch the ball through mid-on a lot of bottom hand on that one. Six runs come from the over.

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Over 75 || Score 215/7

Ishant gives a way a run. Root is the key here and Stuart Broad can hurt any side. Ishant will be the main man for the visitors.

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Over 74 || Score 214/7

Shami starts with the proceedings after tea and straight away concedes nine runs. Root and Broad hit two boundaries in the over.

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So a session to forget for England. They lost six wickets and that too in a very fast rate. Ishant doing the damage and Kumar and Shami joining in. India on the top here.

Over 73 || Score 205/7

Ishant is back and gives away just a run. Root cautious enough to see the balls through. Last over before tea.

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Over 72 || Score 204/7

Shami gives away two runs in the over. He was mainly straying down the leg side in the entire over.

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Over 71 || Score 202/7

Double blow for England. Prior hits a shot to the boundary before being given out by Kumar Dharmasena off a knick to Dhoni. Prior is stunned as the ball doesn't seem to have hit the bat. May be a brush off the bat hitting the pad. Ben Stokes comes in. Stokes is out. This one is bowled from outside off, straightens a touch and he plays a loose shot away from his body and a regulation catch for Dhoni.

Ben Stokes c †Dhoni b Kumar 0 (2b)

MJ Prior c †Dhoni b Kumar 5 (6b)

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Over 70 || Score 198/5

Shami gets the wicket for India. Moeen Ali departs. Strange dismissal this! An intended bouncer, and Moeen was surprised, took his eyes off completely! It hits his glove and lobs up for the slip fielder. England in trouble. Matt Prior comes in.

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Over 69 || Score 197/4

Jadeja replaces Kumar. Two runs come from the over.

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Over 68 || Score 195/4

Two boundaries through the cover by Moeen Ali. Eight runs come off the Shami over.

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Over 67 || Score 187/4

A leg before appeal, an edge falling short of Dhoni. Impressive over by Kumar. Another maiden over.

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Over 66 || Score 187/4

Maiden over from Shami. Better from the bowler.

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Over 65 || Score 187/4

Kumar continues and gives away a solitary run from the over.

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Over 64 || Score 186/4

Six runs come from the Shami over. He needs to get his rhythm back.

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Over 63 || Score 180/4

Another maiden over from Kumar. Ali taking his time here. Good over from Kumar.

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Over 62 || Score 180/4

Sharma looking tired. He tries to test Moeen Ali with a fuller delivery but the batsman pushes forward and just shows it the way down the ground. Six runs come from the over.

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Over 61 || Score 174/4

Kumar gives a solitary run from the over. He has been consistent on the off stump for both Ali and Root.

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Over 60 || Score 173/4

Bell starts the over with a boundary of the third ball. He middles the ball firmly past short leg. The next delivery which is shortish, outside off and Bell knicks it through to Dhoni! What a spell for the Delhi pacer. Three wickets and this time the dangerous Ian Bell. New man at the crease is Moeen Ali. Six runs came from the over.

IR Bell c †Dhoni b Sharma 25 (37b)

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Over 59 || Score 166/3

A big over from Kumar. 12 runs come off it. Ian Bell gets three boundaries. The first one was through backward point. The next one was clipped through square leg as it drifted down the pads. Another ball drifting down the leg and Bell helps it towards fine leg for four. What a player!

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Over 58 || Score 154/3

Good over from Ishant. A maiden! A LBW appeal in the last ball but that hit the bat first. Root has looked a bit uneasy against Ishant.

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Over 57 || Score 154 /3

Kumar replaces Jadeja. And he starts off with a maiden. Tight outside off stump. Good over this.

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Over 56 || Score 154/3

Ballance gets a boundary off Ishnat. It was on the hips and that was guided towards the fine leg boundary. The next ball he is out. LBW to Ishant. Pitched up and that looked plumb of a ball that shaped into the left hander. Another set batsman out. Beautiful from Ishant. Joe Root comes in.

GS Ballance lbw b Sharma 71 (167b)

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Over 55 || Score 150/2

Ian Bell adjusts and gets a boundary off Jadeja. He plays it late, gliding the ball through a gap in front of square for a sublime four.

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Over 54 || Score 146/2

Ishant manages to find a knick off Balance that goes past gully region for four. Impressive by Ishant on this flat track.

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Over 53 || Score 142/2

Another tidy over from Jadeja just the one run coming from it.

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Over 52 || Score 141/2

Ishant concedes another no-ball. Two runs come from the over.

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Over 51 || Score 139/2

Another maiden from Jadeja. He has been bowling well since morning.

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Over 50 || Score 139/2

A wicket finally. The ball nipped back again, rapped in front - and given! Seems there was an inside edge as Hot-Spot showed it. But Robson departs after a good innings. India will be relieved to have broken the partnership. Ian Bell comes in and dispatches a short ball for boundary in the first ball he faces. Six runs from the Ishant over.

SD Robson lbw b Sharma 59 (142b)

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Over 49 || Score 133/1

So Dhoni continues with Ravindra Jadeja. Two runs come off it. Ballance sees the over through comfortably.

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So we are back. Can India get an early wicket or will the hosts rally ahead? Lets see!

Lunch The first session has completely belonged to England. 88 runs came in it. Robson and Ballance played really well and got the scorecard ticking. They have looked brilliant against the Indian bowlers. Everything well for them so far. India need wickets after lunch to prevent England from getting away. Join me in 45 minutes!

Over 48 || Score 131/1

Shami replaces Binny. He gives away eight runs. A gift for Robson in the last delivery which he dispatches for a sublime boundary. England head into lunch confidently. Poor from Shami.

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Over 47 || Score 123/1

Jadeja gives two runs. He has bowled miserly but not much in for him apart from the chance that Kohli missed in leg slip earlier.

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Over 46 || Score 121/1

Binny needs to stick to the line he has bowled in this over. He gets to beat both Ballance and Robson.

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Over 45 || Score 120/1

Two runs from the Jadeja over. Nothing much threatening from him but he has bowled well.

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Over 44 || Score 118/1

Sam Robson brings up his fifty after crashing a boundary towards the third man off the first ball of the over. Altogether five runs come from Binny's over. England set for something big here.

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Over 43 || Score 113/1

Jadeja continues. He looks set for a big and long spell. One run comes from the over.

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Over 42 || Score 112/1

Binny gives away nine runs. Costly over this. Meanwhile Ballance brings up his fifty with a composed shot for four through point. Its all looking easy for the left hander.

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Over 41 || Score 103/1

Two runs come from Jadeja's over. He has looked tight and has been economical. But he and India will need a wicket.

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Over 40 || Score 101/1

Stuart Binny replaces Ishant. He gives away five runs in his first over. Ballance hits a very good shot for a boundary.

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Over 39 || Score 96/1

Maiden over from Jadeja. He has been bowling in a disciplined manner.

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Over 38 || Score 96/1

Poor over from Ishant. Ballance hits three boundaries. All three deliveries were asked to be hit and the left hander provides a fitting answer.

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Over 37 || Score 84/1

Jadeja gives away four runs from the over. Robson and Ballance have played him well so far. Placid track this!

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Over 36 || Score 80/1

Sharma gives away two runs. He has been bowling in the good length area. India need a wicket, quiet start this!

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Over 35 || Score 78/1

Jadeja concedes a single in the over. Some good flight from the all-rounder.

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Over 34 || Score 77/1

Ishant gets a maiden. He is quietly getting into shape. The England batsmen today have looked really comfortable.

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Over 33 || Score 77/1

Ravindra Jadeja replaces Kumar. A decent over there by Jadeja and he starts today's proceedings with a maiden over.

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Over 32 || Score 77/1

Ishant concedes four runs from the over. It included a no-ball, his third in the match so far!

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Over 31 || Score 73/1

Another maiden over from Kumar. He has looked better than Shami and Ishant. Robson looking good defensively.

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Over 30 || Score 73/1

Three runs form the Ishant over. He hasn't looked like the one to take a wicket here. England duo are defensively solid.

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Over 29 || Score 70/1

1 run from the Kumar over. Wicket to wicket from Kumar not giving Robson much space.

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Over 28 || Score 69/1

Change in bowling. Ishant Sharma replaces Shami. A no-ball, a edge that fell short towards the third slip and a teasing delivery with some good length asking Ballance a question sums up Ishant's over.

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Over 27 || Score 68/1

Maiden over by Kumar. Dhoni comes up to the wicket to deny space to Robson.

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Over 26 || Score 68/1

Shami gives away five runs from the over. Robson leading the charge here. The first ball is dispatched to the boundary through midwicket. Shami off colour here this morning!

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Over 25 || Score 63/1

Ballance and Robson seeing off the Indian bowling well. Ballance punches the last ball of the back foot. Gets two runs here. Three from that Kumar over.

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Over 24 || Score 60/1

10 runs from the Shami over. Robson hits two sublime boundaries. The first one a cover drive and the next one through square leg. Shami lacking the zeal here.

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Over 23 || Score 50/1

Kumar bowling in a tight channel. Not much for the batsmen. Meanwhile a single by Gary Ballance sees England's 50 coming up.

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Over 22 || Score 49/1

Second successive maiden over. Shami bowling consistently around the offside channel.

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Over 21 || Score 49/1

Maiden over by Kumar. There was a short extra cover in for Gary Ballance. Both England batsmen watchful here early on.

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Over 20 || Score 49/1

Shami gives away a boundary off the fourth ball. A decent over that ends with a yorker.

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Over 19 || Score 45/1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar over sees one run given off. Good start by the UP bowler.

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Over 18 || Score 44/1

Mohammed Shami gives a run in the entire over. Overcast conditions here, India will try to get the early initiative.


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Nottingham: Today England will resume from 43 for one. The home team is trailing by 414 runs with three full days play left in the match. For England the key would be play the entire day and score as many runs they can. But the first session of play would be quite crucial for both the teams. Where the visiting team try to pick a couple of wickets to put England under pressure, the home team would look for big partnerships.

The second day of the first Test clearly belonged to India courtesy a record last-wicket partnership between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami who put on 111-runs for the last wicket. England managed to get in the game in the post-lunch session as they dismissed Dhoni, Jadeja and Binny in quick time. But the dogged determination of India`s tail completely changed the complexion of this Test. To make matters worse, England lost Alastair Cook as he was bowled round his legs in the fourth over by Shami. The pitch still looks good for batting but England need to forget that last session and start afresh today.

First Published: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:19




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