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England v India - Fourth Test

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  • CAPTAIN CALAMITY [michaelholding]
    "That's the second big mistake i've seen from Dhoni in this series. That missed stumping from him at the Ageas Bowl really should have been taken, too."
    8/9/2014 11:20:31 AM
  • Over 90 - England 287/6 (Root 69, Buttler 47)
    India get all excited about an lbw appeal that isn't going to be given in a month of Sundays (and if it's a Sunday like tomorrow in terms of the weather, then we best hope that never happens).
    Aaron dances down, and straight across, the pitch trying to convince the umpire - England won't have an issue with him scuffing the surface up. Might have hit a fifth stump, possibly.
    8/9/2014 11:24:11 AM
  • Over 91 - England 295/6 (Root 69, Buttler 55) [50]
    Half-century for Buttler - his second in as many Tests and he gets a  good, hearty round of applause from his new home crowd at Old Trafford.
    He gets to the landmark with a lovely back-foot punch that beats a rather lazy dive by the fielder at extra cover. He must have had his heart in his mouth three balls later when he pads up to an inswinger from Kumar. India plead with umpire Erasmus, but he gives the batsman the benefit. Replays show it was just clipping off and, to rub salt in the touring team's wounds, the final ball of the over is slapped away through point by the same batsman for four more.
    8/9/2014 11:29:29 AM
  • Buttler's 50 came off 108 balls, including six fours

    8/9/2014 11:31:21 AM
  • Over 92 - England 303/6 (Root 77, Buttler 55)
    Aaron slides onto Root's pads, allowing the YAAAAWKSHIREman to whip through mid-wicket for another England boundary.
    The bowler nearly gets his revenge with a short ball that the right-hander does his best to duck into, just pulling his head out of the way at the last moment before it sconed him. He recovers his composure to finish the over with a flourish, driving through the covers for four more. England's total now beyond 300 and the lead at 151.
    8/9/2014 11:34:27 AM
  • DREADFUL DHONI [shanewarne]
    "England have been outstanding and MS Dhoni has been really, really poor. The bowling combinations this morning have been ordinary, he missed a run out and he's looked disinterested."
    8/9/2014 11:35:59 AM
  • Root c Dhoni b Pankaj 77 [wicket]

    Remember the time, remember where you were the day when Pankaj finally got a Test match scalp.
    It's a strangle down leg, but he won't really care. Root goes for an excellent 77 and the boy Singh is all smiles at last - HE'S ONLY GONE AND GOT A WICKET!
    8/9/2014 11:37:14 AM
  • BREAKTHROUGH! [benedictbermange]
    "It took 416 deliveries before Pankaj's maiden Test wicket. The most ever is 651 deliveries by Amritsar Kripal Singh."
    8/9/2014 11:38:35 AM
  • Over 93 - England 304/7 (Buttler 55, Woakes 0)
    That wicket has given Pankaj an extra yard of pace now.
    He steams in at new man Chris Woakes, even attempting to repeat the trick with more leg-side filth. Dhoni responds by placing in a leg slip, who then duly fields the final ball of a successful over for India. The crowd are applauding Pankaj, who may now just walk off the field and never be seen again on a cricket field
    8/9/2014 11:40:48 AM
  • Over 94 - England 312/7 (Buttler 63, Woakes 0)
    Buttler twice lamps Aaron over the top of cover, using his quick hands to send the ball comfortably clear of the fielder and away for a pair of fours.
    Dhoni has a field set for short-pitched stuff, so clearly there's been a breakdown in communication somewhere. England's lead now at 160.
    8/9/2014 11:45:49 AM
  • D2 Podcast: Sir Ian Botham has sympathy for the fans after a soggy second day at Old Trafford and believes India are still well in this Test match:
    8/9/2014 11:49:45 AM
  • Over 95 - England 316/7 (Buttler 65, Woakes 2)
    Woakes off the mark with a scampered single from the first ball of the latest over - the bowler was so pumped he ran across to do the fielding himself, then threatened a throw at the stumps at the bowler's end before he realised there was no one backing up.
    He also gets another run as four singles come from the over.
    8/9/2014 11:50:06 AM
  • Relief! Pankaj celebrates the wicket of Root for 77 - his first in 416 deliveries

    8/9/2014 11:52:59 AM
  • Over 96 - England 325/7 (Buttler 70, Woakes 6)
    Clear now that Aaron and Dhoni have come together and decided to bombard this England pair before lunch.
    Problem is if it's going to be short, it has to be straight. Buttler gets some width to free his arms and cut away over the top of backward point for four. This Test cricket lark is easy really, isn't it? Woakes gets his first boundary when he drives away from his body and away from gully. Nine runs from the over as the advantage continues to grow.
    8/9/2014 11:55:24 AM
  • IMMEDIATE IMPACT [benedictbermange]
    "Players to have scored 50s in first two Test innings as wicketkeeper: Dilawar Hussain (Ind), Desmond Lewis (WI), Dinesh Chandimal (SL) & Jos Buttler (Eng)."
    8/9/2014 11:56:14 AM
    [betting] England are turning the screw as India's bowlers toil in the field. England are 4/9 with India out to 33/1 and the draw 7/4. Bet in-play
    8/9/2014 11:58:07 AM
  • Buttler c Pujara b Pankaj 70 [wicket]

    And now Test cricket is easy for Pankaj, too.
    A slower delivery deceives Buttler, who is too early on a drive and lobs a simple catch to Pujara at mid-off. Fine knock from the wicket-keeper that has shown his abilities in a tough situation.
    8/9/2014 11:59:31 AM
  • LURED IN [andrewstrauss]
    "That was a good piece of bowling because Buttler was looking to play expansively. He got sucked into that shot, I'm afraid..."
    8/9/2014 12:00:21 PM
  • Over 97 - England 325/8 (Woakes 6, Broad 0)
    Broad slowly makes his way out to the middle, meaning he makes sure there won't be another over before lunch.
    He leaves alone his first delivery outside off, then ducks under a Pankaj bouncer. And that, folks, will be lunch. Good session for England and, of course, for Pankaj.
    8/9/2014 12:02:32 PM
  • LUNCH [lunch]
    So England managed 88 runs in the 26 overs bowled in the morning session.
    They go in for a bite to eat with a lead of 173 and the forecast set fair for the rest of the day. A chance for the lower order to have some fun in the afternoon, then get bowling again. Joe Root and Jos Buttler played superbly in their knocks of 77 and 70 respectively, their partnership of 134 carrying the hosts into a healthy position.
    8/9/2014 12:04:44 PM
  • A treat for you at the lunch break: Wasim Akram's masterclass

    8/9/2014 12:05:55 PM
  • Mikey reviews the morning session and gives a special mention to Pankaj Singh

    8/9/2014 12:24:42 PM
  • POST-LUNCH PLAN [mikeatherton]
    "England will want to kick on quickly after lunch and get India in! The weather forecast for tomorrow is horrendous so winning in these next two sessions could be their best chance."
    8/9/2014 12:40:44 PM
  • Over 98 - England 338/8 (Woakes 7, Broad 12)
    Aaron first up after lunch.
    I like it when Aaron bowls, stuff seems to happen and the game moves along. Case in point - Broad takes on the short ball from the paceman, twice depositing Varun over the rope at deep backward square leg for six. When he has a third attempt at the shot, he gets a top edge into his helmet. Yes, into his helmet. The ball has gone under the grille and onto the bridge of the nose.There's some claret leaking and he immediately calls for help. After some treatment on the field, Broad is slowly helped away from the scene. James Anderson replaces his fellow opening bowler. Eventful start to the afternoon to say the least.
    8/9/2014 12:50:59 PM
  • BROAD BLOW [shanewarne]
    "We wish Stuart Broad well. That looked nasty."
    8/9/2014 12:55:51 PM
  • Over 99 - England 339/8 (Woakes 8, Anderson 0)
    Woakes now takes a blow, this time on the gloves as Pankaj drops one in short. He does get one in his half, allowing him to get a single into the cover region. Anderson likes bowling on this pitch, batting not so much. He flirts outside off stump once, ducks a short one and then has a wild swing to finish the over. England lead by 187.
    8/9/2014 12:56:26 PM
  • England will be hoping Broad is fit enough to bowl

    8/9/2014 1:00:07 PM
  • Over 100 - England 342/8 (Woakes 11, Anderson 0)
    Nice drive from Woakes for a couple, not out of the middle but there are some wide open spaces on the off side, India instead placing plenty of their fielders on the leg for the barrage of short stuff their sending down. Anderson is spared from starting the next over on strike by a single off the last ball. Advantage now at 190, very very unlikely Broad will bat again so innings will be over when the next wicket falls.
    8/9/2014 1:01:28 PM
  • Over 101 - England 347/8 (Woakes 16, Anderson 0)
    Deft flick to fine leg nets Woakes four more, England will want quick runs or to get back out in the field.
    Anderson spars again, not much chance of a repeat of his Trent Bridge heroics here.
    8/9/2014 1:05:35 PM
  • Massive blow to England's bowling attack. I'll be shocked if he's bowling today. @SkyCricket #EngvInd
  • Over 102 - England 351/8 (Woakes 20, Anderson 0)
    Woakes finishes the Aaron over with a clever shot.
    Expecting it to be short, he steps back, giving himself a bit of room to steer the bouncer over the top of where the slips would be. England's lead now at 199.
    8/9/2014 1:10:37 PM
  • Over 103 - England 359/8 (Woakes 21, Anderson 7)
    Anderson gets off the mark to the loudest cheer of the day - it wasn't pretty, a short ball cramping him for room as he tucked it away towards fine leg, but the crowd don't care.
    They're chanting his name later in the over when he comes down and deposits a Pankaj bouncer through mid-wicket for four. The Burnley Lara indeed. England now 207 ahead and news comes through that Stuart Broad is being stitched up
    8/9/2014 1:14:30 PM
  • Ouch! The moment of impact

    8/9/2014 1:17:25 PM
  • Over 104 - England 363/8 (Woakes 22, Anderson 9)
    Change of pace - Jadeja on, possibly just to try and allow him to respond to being dismissed by arch nemesis Anderson in the first innings on day one.
    Jimmy does try and oblige with a sweep that results in him making contact with fresh air, though the reverse does work a little better. He gets two for a paddle past the solitary slip, then dots back the final ball of the over to leave Woakes on strike. Still 65 overs left today!
    8/9/2014 1:18:22 PM
  • Over 105 - England 364/8 (Woakes 23, Anderson 9)
    Just as we wondered if Dhoni had forgotten Ashwin was in the side (for once), he finally puts the spinner on for the first time today.
    A single to Woakes and nothing else - you wonder if England are just batting now to give Broad a little longer to recover from that nasty blow to the nose.
    8/9/2014 1:22:28 PM
  • Anderson lbw Jadeja 9 [wicket]

    Sure enough, Jadeja gets Anderson out.
    The left-hander goes too far across his stumps and is struck in line, the ball probably going on to hit leg stump. Although nine down, that's the end of the England innings with Broad retiring hurt.
    8/9/2014 1:24:15 PM
  • BIG LEAD [end-of-innings]
    So England have an advantage of 215 as they end on 367 - now we wait to see if they will have Broad fit to bowl immediately at the start of India's second innings.
    8/9/2014 1:25:38 PM
  • Chris Jordan limbering up with the bowling coach. Looks like he'll take the new ball with James Anderson.
  • Important session for Woakes and Jordan
  • NO SIGN [nasserhussain]
    "The 12th man is warming up so it doesn't look like Broad will be out there. A reminder that six of this Indian batting line-up are on a pair..."
    8/9/2014 1:32:09 PM
  • Nasser: "What have you made of MS Dhoni's captaincy, Sourav?" Ganguly: "Poor. He goes through these patches, especially overseas."
  • Over 1 - India 2/0 (Vijay 1, Gambhir 1)
    Vijay immediately off a pair, defending down at his feet and calling his opening partner through for a single.
    Gambhir also gets off the mark in the first over, waiting for an inswinger from Anderson and then flicking it away to fine leg. Good job he hit that, though. A lack of wood on that and he was bang in front of all three
    8/9/2014 1:38:51 PM
  • Over 2 - India 2/0 (Vijay 1, Gambhir 1)
    It is Woakes who gets the chance to share the new ball.
    Makes sense, he's a swing bowler. Starts with a maiden to Gambhir, the majority of which swing back in at the left-hander
    8/9/2014 1:44:10 PM
  • Kohli was quick to attend to Broad after copping a nasty blow

    8/9/2014 1:46:26 PM
  • Over 3 - India 4/0 (Vijay 3, Gambhir 1)
    Anderson is denied a maiden as Vijay tucks the last delivery into the mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
    Ball is swinging, albeit from the hand so far.
    8/9/2014 1:48:14 PM
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