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England v India - Fourth Test

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    INSPECTION
    A second inspection will take place at 5pm
    8/8/2014 3:41:50 PM

    Waiting for news from the inspection in the...

    8/8/2014 3:46:21 PM
    SUNSHINE [sunny]
    The weather is actually set fair at the moment and the outfield does not look too bad except for a particularly problematic area down near the boundary which still looks like it will take some time to clean up.
    8/8/2014 3:46:45 PM

    The Specsavers blimp is waiting patiently above Old Trafford

    8/8/2014 3:55:05 PM
    PLAY ABANDONED FOR THE DAY
    That corner is still in no fit state for play and the umpires have called things off.
    8/8/2014 4:41:37 PM

    8/8/2014 4:41:57 PM
    It's off at OT for the day....sorry for the fans and OT the best test wicket I've seen for a long time !!!

    A relaxed David Lloyd doesn't believe we'll see Stuart Broad again today

    8/9/2014 2:58:15 PM
    Over 16 - India 38/1 (Gambhir 13, Pujara 7)
    Jordan kicks things off at the start of what is going to be a very long session - 46 overs to go in total.
    There's some action in the middle but the crowd are more interested in the sight of Stuart Broad walking around the outfield with a big bandage across his nose. Already some swelling under his eyes, hard to see how he's going to be allowed on to bowl today. Who knows, with knee surgery planned for the end of the series we might not see him again in either this Test or the next, at the Oval.
    8/9/2014 3:06:01 PM
    Over 17 - India 38/1 (Gambhir 13, Pujara 7)
    BROAD UPDATE: He has left Old Trafford now and heading to hospital for an X-ray.
    As for the action in the middle, Anderson starts his work in the evening with a maiden to Pujara.
    8/9/2014 3:10:34 PM
    Over 18 - India 44/1 (Gambhir 14, Pujara 12)
    A delivery from Jordan climbs off the pitch after being left alone by Pujara, wicket-keeper Buttler eventually taking the ball above his head.
    There's a boundary in the over, Pujara getting it when he leans into a low full toss and drives square of the wicket.
    8/9/2014 3:15:06 PM

    Highlights of the morning session on day three

    8/9/2014 3:17:00 PM
    Over 19 - India 44/1 (Gambhir 14, Pujara 12)
    You know there's a lull in the action when the cameras start panning around the ground to find someone interesting to feature in the crowd.
    Thankfully they're focused back on the middle in time to see Anderson go past Pujara's outside edge with the fourth ball of the over. Another maiden for the Burnley Express.
    8/9/2014 3:19:52 PM
    Over 20 - India 48/1 (Gambhir 18, Pujara 12)
    Jordan is off - Moeen takes over.
    He had an lbw shout against Gambhir with the final delivery of the afternoon session and from around the wicket, the spinner is always threatening the stumps. The response from the left-hander is to get the slog-sweep out, taking the ball square of mid-wicket for four. Good shot, but one not without risk.
    8/9/2014 3:23:11 PM

    Gambhir c Buttler b Anderson 18 [wicket]

    It seemed to be going a little flat at Old Trafford.
    Then Gambhir feathers a glove on an Anderson short ball and Buttler does the rest behind the stumps. Crowd break out of a Mexican wave to celebrate the breakthrough after tea.
    8/9/2014 3:28:27 PM
    Over 21 - India 53/2 (Pujara 17, Kohli 0)
    Pujara had taken India to their half-century with a nicely-placed cut shot at the start of the over, sending a short ball from Anderson away behind point for four.
    India now trail by 162 but have lost a second wicket.
    8/9/2014 3:29:38 PM

    Pujara lbw Ali 17 [wicket]

    It's two in two! Moeen starts the next over by trapping Pujara lbw.
    He was well forward but struck in line. Again, another India batsman walks off rather disappointed with the decision. He, unlike Vijay, has every right to be a little miffed, as Hawk Eye says the ball was going over the top of the stumps.
    8/9/2014 3:31:11 PM
    PUJARA UNLUCKY...[shanewarne]
    "It was a brave decision because he was a long way down and it turned a lot. Pujara looks shocked! England are right on top now."
    8/9/2014 3:31:47 PM
    Over 22 - India 55/3 (Kohli 1, Rahane 1)
    Chance for two in the over when Kohli gets an inside edge onto his pad, the ball looping right where a leg gully would have been.
    England also ask for a run out call off the same ball, but Rahane is comfortably in despite not really grounding his bat. Are they having to run past the stumps now to be in? Not out - let's get on with the game
    8/9/2014 3:35:00 PM
    Over 23 - India 60/3 (Kohli 6, Rahane 1)
    Good from Kohli.
    He needs to be positive to get out of this lean run, and when served up something short from Anderson he duly goes on the pull. The ball rockets away off the middle for four runs, cutting the deficit to 155.
    8/9/2014 3:38:34 PM

    Rahane c & b Ali 1 [wicket]

    Moeen is slicing through India's line-up again! Rahane is fooled in the flight and attempting to drive, simply shoves an easy return catch back to the bowler.
    India have now lost three wickets for eight runs.
    8/9/2014 3:41:58 PM
    MIGHTY MO [andrewstrauss]
    "That was a really soft dismissal. The India batsmen seem to be taking liberties against Moeen Ali. MS Dhoni is going to have to do a rescue act again, this one of epic proportions."
    8/9/2014 3:43:38 PM
    Over 24 - India 61/4 (Kohli 7, Dhoni 0)
    Moeen now has two wickets in four overs - Ashwin and Jadeja picked up one between them in 17.
    3 during England's first innings.
    8/9/2014 3:44:23 PM
    COLLAPSE [benedictbermange]
    "India have lost 3-8 in 18 balls. There are still 37 overs left in the day, plus potentially another eight... Three-day Test?"
    8/9/2014 3:44:50 PM

    Kohli c Bell b Anderson 7 [wicket]

    And now India are five down! Anderson gets Kohli again, and again he's fending at a wide ball and caught in the slips.
    Not much movement really, he just pushed hard out away from his body to be caught by Ian Bell.
    8/9/2014 3:47:41 PM
    Over 25 - India 65/5 (Dhoni 0, Jadeja 4)
    Anderson v Jadeja - round II for today.
    The first delivery is a full toss that the new batsman misses out on. He doesn't miss out on the next, advancing down the pitch and smacking the seamer through mid-wicket for four. Impressive way to get off the mark.
    8/9/2014 3:50:30 PM

    Plenty of catchers in place as Anderson steams in to Jadeja

    8/9/2014 3:51:01 PM

    Jadeja c Jordan b Ali 4 [wicket]

    This is now officially a procession.
    Jadeja kept using his feet to Ali, but then all he does is poke a catch to Jordan at slip. Moeen is ripping through India and now they are 66-6 - they'll have a devil's own job to get this match into day four, let alone avoid defeat.
    8/9/2014 3:54:12 PM
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    8/9/2014 3:54:13 PM
    68-6 Wow ! India all over the place
    Over 26 - India 68/6 (Dhoni 0, Ashwin 2)
    India have lost five wickets in 28 runs in the last 10 overs.
    FIVE WICKETS FOR 28 RUNS. On a good pitch. Mostly against a man better known for his work with the bat, rather than the ball. Marvellous Moeen now has figures of 3-13.
    8/9/2014 3:55:59 PM
    Over 27 - India 70/6 (Dhoni 2, Ashwin 2)
    Dhoni gets off the mark when he tucks the returning Woakes off his hip for a couple down to fine leg.
    Yet again, India's skipper finds himself in the middle of a right old mess. The target for the tourists right now will be just to try and get through to the close with the game still alive, then hope the weather can help them out for the next two days.
    8/9/2014 3:59:34 PM
    @RPaulBucknall : @SkyCricket do you still think he's a part time spinner, @BumbleCricket ?”He is at Worcs ..

    Strauss catches his breath after a chaotic commentary stint

    8/9/2014 4:06:01 PM
    Over 29 - India 82/6 (Dhoni 13, Ashwin 3)
    It may be a desperate situation, but Dhoni isn't going to pass up the opportunity to cash in on some width.
    Woakes twice pays the price for dropping short outside off, India's skipper hammering him away for back-to-back boundaries in a rather expensive over from the normally miserly Warwickshire seamer.
    8/9/2014 4:10:15 PM
    Over 30 - India 88/6 (Dhoni 13, Ashwin 9)
    More runs for India - a mistake at mid-wicket lets Ashwin get two bonus runs, then he drives in convincing fashion through a huge gap at cover to pick up his first boundary of the innings.
    This pair also caused a few problems for England first time around, putting on a partnership worth 66 for the seventh wicket.
    8/9/2014 4:12:54 PM

    Mo and Joe celebrate as England close in on victory

    8/9/2014 4:15:30 PM
    Over 31 - India 98/6 (Dhoni 22, Ashwin 10)
    Woakes expensive again - Dhoni takes him down the ground for four, not much wrong with the delivery but just a superb piece of timing as he duck it out from around his toes.
    The over also finishes with a boundary, India's skipper latching onto something dropped in short to pull away to the square leg rope. England just need to focus again after that flurry of wickets.
    8/9/2014 4:16:57 PM
    Over 32 - India 100/6 (Dhoni 22, Ashwin 12)
    India reach three figures - run-rate not a problem at all, just losing six wickets that happens to be a bit of an issue.
    They still trail by 115 and we have 29 overs scheduled for today's play.
    8/9/2014 4:19:49 PM
    Over 33 - India 105/6 (Dhoni 27, Ashwin 12)
    Woakes off after going for too many.
    Jordan takes over and only (ONLY) concedes five, all of them to Dhoni drives when he's far too full in length.
    8/9/2014 4:24:07 PM

    Dhoni c Ballance b Ali 27 [wicket]

    Dhoni departs, and now England will really sense the chance to win tonight.
    The India wicket-keeper came down the pitch to Moeen, then duly clipped the ball too close to Ballance at mid-wicket. Excellent catch, giving Moeen his fourth wicket of the innings.
    8/9/2014 4:26:47 PM
    'UNACCEPTABLE' [ianbotham]
    "That was a remarkable shot from Dhoni! I don't understand it with the weather likely to be awful tomorrow and rain against forecast on Monday. To go dancing down the wicket and get caught and midwicket is unacceptable."
    8/9/2014 4:28:16 PM
    Over 34 - India 107/7 (Ashwin 13, Kumar 1)
    Kumar avoids a third straight duck in the series - and also registering a pair at Old Trafford - as he turns Moeen into the leg side for a long single.
    England are crowding the lower order with close catchers.
    8/9/2014 4:30:40 PM
    WATCH: England blitzed India for 161 on day three at Old Trafford to win the fourth Test by an innings and 54 runs:
    youtube.com/watch?v=kVsSAH…
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