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    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: There are a lot of rough areas of the track and from the looks of things, the pitch will take some considerable amount of turn come the new day. India will try and wrap up England ASAP. More so than any other reason because the hosts have two spinners, while the tourists have just the one. The morning session will be key in terms of a psychological edge. So join us at 1100 local (1000 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

  • 11:20 PM IST

    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: So, like the first day, we’ve had exactly 4 overs after a team has been bowled out. Another exciting day of Test cricket comes to a close. The two English openers managed to survive Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin’s onslaught and head back to the dressing room unscathed. The day had genius with both bat ball, with Cheteshwar Pujara’s hundred standing out amongst everything. ENG 246 and 6/0, trail IND (273) by 21 runs. Cook 2*, Jennings 4*.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: The players are back on the field. R Ashwin to have a crack with the new nut. Two slips and a first slip. Cook and Jennings are at the crease. Cook is on strike.

  • 10:47 PM IST
    India were motoring along comfortably when Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were batting, but once their 92-run stand was broken by Sam Curran, dismissing the former, things went rather awry for them. A few wickets fell in quick succession and then Moeen Ali came in to take the tail by storm. Pujara was running out of partners, but those last two stands – the first with Ishat Sharma worth 32, and the second with Jasprit Bumrah consisting of 46 – changed everything. Pujara ended up scoring a well-deserving ton and giving England something to think about.
  • 10:47 PM IST

    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: What a Test match! Just when you think it’s over something different seems to put itself on display. India were on the brink of ending up in a position of weakness, but Cheteshwar Pujara’s heroics have helped his side not only take the lead, but also be in a decent position, as the day is about to finish.

  • 10:46 PM IST

  • 10:44 PM IST

    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: India 273-all out, lead England (246) by 27 runs in Southampton. Cheteshwar Pujara 132*, Moeen Ali 5/63

  • 10:30 PM IST

    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is incredible batting from the Indian no.3. It’s full and outside off. Pujara nicely leans into the shot and crisply drives it through the covers for a boundary. The chasing fielder can do nothing about it. IND 270/9, lead ENG (246) by 24 runs

  • 10:20 PM IST

    India vs England 4th Test Live Updates: FOUR! Pujara taking the attack to the English bowling attack. Once again makes good use of his feet to get close to the pitch and lofts it over Joe Root’s head at deep mid off. The English skipper tries chasing it down but can’t keep it inside the rope. India 262/5, lead England (246) by 16 runs

India vs England 4th Test Southampton, Day 2 Highlights: Cheteshwar Pujara carved out one of his finest Test hundreds, a knock punctuated by a mix of trademark tenacity and grace, as India eked out a slender 27-run lead against England in the fourth Test on Friday. Owing to the 30-year-old’s unbeaten 132, his first century outside the sub-continent since 2013, India recovered from a precarious 195 for eight to go past England and finish at 273 in their first innings.

Leading the five-match series 2-1, hosts England were all out for 246 in their first innings, and finished the second day at six for no loss in their second innings to trail by 21 runs.

Pujara’s innings and his last-wicket stand of 46 runs with Jasprit Bumrah (6) have virtually made the encounter at Rose Bowl a game of second innings.

He got to his 15th century, and second outside Asia, with a double over the bowler’s head, and well aware of the significance of the knock to the final outcome, the unassuming India number three raised his bat and helmet in celebration.

It was appropriate, even as the visitors inched closer to England’s first-innings effort.

Pujara’s footwork against spin, always a feature of his game in home conditions, came to the fore in the first innings of an overseas Test, and it helped India. As he settled down, the batsman looked comfortable against the pacers and ensured there was no hiccup from at least one end.

(WITH PTI INPUTS)