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England v India - Fifth Test

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    Over 81 - England 268-5 (Root 29, Buttler 14)
    Root is enjoying this bouncy Oval pitch and rocks back and works Kumar for three through midwicket off the first delivery with the second new nut. England's lead up to 120
    8/16/2014 3:32:25 PM

    Perfect Saturday evening viewing... Day 2 highlights, followed by The Verdict! #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvLeAfpIQAAVZNh.jpg

    Then make sure you join us tmrw as @joeroot05 chases a century. Our build-up begins at 10am. #EngvInd #200thTest http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvLfT50IYAEa29L.jpg

    Nasser Hussain insists Joe Root's form proves England must resist any temptation to move him from No.5 spot. bit.ly/1oR4kdC
    Bumble toasts England's enterprising batting after hitting new heights at the Oval. bit.ly/YhRyj3
    Over 20 - India 53-5 (Kohli 17, Binny 6)
    Binny likes to play his shots and drives Broad powerfully back past mid-off for an eye-catching boundary. India may as well go down swinging here, the position they find themselves in - still 285 runs behind - is about as bleak as it gets
    8/17/2014 2:34:48 PM
    Over 21 - India 54-5 (Kohli 18, Binny 6)
    Woakes is just too straight this over and Kohli works the final ball of the over to long leg for a single. A reminder that tea will be take at 4.40pm due to the rain break we had before, during and after lunch
    8/17/2014 2:38:47 PM
    Over 22 - India 55-5 (Kohli 19, Binny 6)
    Jordan replaces Broad (1-22) and almost picks up the wicket of Kohli when he clips the ball high off his hip just short of Moeen, running in from fine leg. Just that single off Jordan's opening over and drinks are called
    8/17/2014 2:44:25 PM
    During DRINKS check out another of our 200th TEST MEMORIES - here is Mike Atherton on England's demolition of Australia at Melbourne in 2010

    8/17/2014 2:44:31 PM
    Over 23 - India 62-5 (Kohli 20, Binny 12) [dropped-catch]
    Drop! Kohli laces a drive on the up back at Woakes, who can't cling in to the low chance on his follow-through. Tough, but he got his hands there and you've seen them taken... Binny then receives some luck when an inside edge narrowly evades leg stump and brings him two. A more assured end to the over, though, as Binny drives through the covers for four
    8/17/2014 2:49:48 PM

    Ashwin ct Bell bld Jordan 7 [wicket]

    England closing in! Ashwin joins the procession when edging Jordan into the cordon, Ballance parries and Bell bails out his buddy by mopping up!
    8/17/2014 2:52:45 PM
    Over 24 - India 66-6 (Binny 12, Ashwin 4)
    Kohli paid the penalty for not playing straight and England's catching in the slips has been exemplary. Ashwin makes a confident start to his innings, driving Jordan back down the ground for four to get up and running
    8/17/2014 2:55:14 PM
    @cpfcpatriot : @BumbleCricket Indian fans are quiet, Bumble?” Thought this was supposed to be 0-5
    Over 25 - India 70-6 (Binny 13, Ashwin 7)
    Woakes has been really impressive in this Test match and twice beats Binny on the outside edge after Ashwin had driven for three more down the ground
    8/17/2014 3:00:08 PM
    70-7 .. Start the car

    Kumar ct Bell bld Jordan 4 [wicket]

    Straight in this time. A regulation edge from Kumar and Bell catches comfortable in front of his eyes at second slip
    8/17/2014 3:03:23 PM
    Kohli's too talented a player not to thrive in the years ahead, but for the time being he's averaged 13 in 10 Test innings here
    [mikeatherton] England have been irresistible from the moment that Joe Root started to flay India’s bowlers to all part. England are a team playing with utmost confidence now; it’s been a remarkable turnaround in three Tests. India have utterly disintegrated.

    8/17/2014 3:04:37 PM
    It's a procession. India 74-8 as Kumar slashes at Jordan and Bell grabs the chance: www1.skysports.com/live-scores/cr… #EngvInd
    Over 26 - India 74-8 (Binny 13, Aaron 0)
    India are sinking without a trace here. It's been a swing and seam bowling masterclass from England and India are spiralling towards a heavy innings defeat
    8/17/2014 3:08:03 PM
    YOUR TWEETS... on India's demise...
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    8/17/2014 3:09:18 PM

    Ishant ct Ali bld Jordan 2 [wicket]

    Jordan polishes off the innings with a nasty short ball which Ishant can only lob straight into Ali's hands
    8/17/2014 3:11:58 PM
    Over 27 - India 84-9 (Binny 18, Ishant 0)
    What a day this has been for England! India have been trampled all over from start to finish and Jordan will now try and finish off the second innings inside 28 overs!
    8/17/2014 3:14:07 PM

    Jordan - his three wickets have put England on the brink

    8/17/2014 3:15:31 PM
    Over 28 - India 93-9 (Binny 25, Ishant 2)
    Binny treats the crowd to a rare piece of flamboyant Indian strokeplay with a sumptuous cover drive to the boundary. At 25 not out he is the top-scoring batsman in this atrocious innings
    8/17/2014 3:18:08 PM
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