England take 338-run lead against India at Oval

IANS| Last Updated: Aug 17, 2014, 17:18 PM IST

London: England took a massive first innings lead of 338 runs in the fifth and final cricket Test against India when they were bowled out for 486 shortly after an hour`s play on the third day at The Oval here Sunday.

Resuming the day at 385/7, the England lower order put on another 101 runs in only 11.3 overs in the morning session as middle-order batsman Joe Root (149 not out) scored his second century of the series.

Left hander Stuart Broad also played a quick cameo of 37 off just 21 balls to propel England to a strong total.

Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers clinching 4/96 including two wickets Sunday while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wrapped up the England innings to end with figures of 3/72.

India, who were bowled out in their first innings for 148 runs, are trailing the series 1-2.