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England 352/9 after 106 overs, Joe Root 78* James Anderson 23*
Indian Bowlers did manage to pick up wickets, but they will be very disappointed with the way the last session went about. What could have been a lead of more than 200 has been reduced to about a 100 with Joe Root and James Anderson looking assured at the pitch. The pacers were the star of the day picking up the important wickets with some great bowling.
England 332/9 after 100 overs, Joe Root 66* James Anderson 16*
Even though the Indian bowlers had managed to remove the top order of the English batting line up with much ease, the lower order has stuck around with Joe Root and has added more than 100 runs. India needs to remove the last wicket to make a move in this match, otherwise this can prove to be tricky for the Indians.
England 191/4 after 68 overs, Joe Root 9* Moeen Ali 10*
Its been good going by the Indians so far, but the duo of Moeen Ali and Joe Root have anchored it so far after the fall of those three quick wickets. Hopefully India will manage to run agape this partnership and take a decent first innings lead. England on the other hand would believe that they still have a chance with a batting order that runs deep and batsmen right up till number 9 have a Test 100 to their name.
England 174/4 after 61 overs, Joe Root 2* Moeen Ali 0*
Ishant Sharma has been on a roll in the post lunch session picking up 3 important English wickets in his spell. England on the other look to be in a spot of bother after the fall of those wickets. India would be looking to wrap up the innings as soon as possible now, while on the other hand England will look to get as close to the Indian total as possible. England still have batting left in the team and it would be a huge mistake to take them lightly here.
England 154/3 after 56 overs, Ian Bell 9* Joe Root 0*
India and Ishant Sharma struck twice after the lunch break as India managed to create a loophole in the English batting order after a struggle in the first session. Ishant Sharma has bowled an excellent spell so far in this innings and is extracting swing from the old ball. It is now the responsibility of the other bowlers to step up and create the same magic. Ian Bell and Joe Root are still at the crease and are key wickets for the Indians.
England 131/1 after 48 overs, Gary Ballance 59* Sam Robson 59*
England have managed to go to lunch without losing a wicket in the morning session. Both Ballance and Robson have completed their respective half centuries and look settled for a big one. Jadeja has bowled well so far without any success and so has Ishant. Keep in touch with us for further updates on the match in the post lunch session.
England 112/1 after 42 overs, Gary Ballance 55* Sam Robson 45*
The introduction of Ravindra Jadeja in the attack has put some questions in the minds of the English batsmen, although they have still managed to hold on without losing a wicket. Gary Ballance has raced to his half century, although Robson at the other hand has looked equally good. India needs to get rid of these two if they wish to claim a hand on this match.
England 75/1 after 31 overs, Gary Ballance 20* Sam Robson 42*
England have got off to a decent start this morning and the pitch doesn’t seem to provide any assistance to the bowlers, as was the case on the first 2 days. Seems like a long couple of hours for the Indian Bowlers.
India will face the English team in the first test at Nottingham and if we go by what the early signs suggest, this might just be a series that will develop the two participating nation’s future teams. While India will be looking to avenge their miserable defeats last time around, England have a side that has faced scrutiny on multiple occasions; be it their captain of their defensive style of play and would to overcome their critics by repeating the result of the series from 2011.
When India was in their backyard the last time around, the English team played all over the Indians and managed to pull off a whitewash, a result that the Indian team suffered in 2 successive oversea’s series. It is pretty evident that things have changed considerably in the past three years, and the Indian team that is touring the British Isles this time around seems to be a lot more comfortable against pace, bounce and swing than the team that toured the last time around.
After being tormented by the Last batting pair of the Indian batting line up, England got off to a rather disappointing start when they lost their captain early. India would look to dominate this innings after that and would look to gain a considerable lead up front so as to make a move in the match.
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