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England v India - Fourth Test

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  • Over 4 - India 4/0 (Vijay 3, Gambhir 1)
    Second successive maiden from Woakes.
    8/9/2014 1:51:50 PM
  • Broad: Currently being stitched will continue to receive treatment before a decision is made about when he returns to field of play #EngvInd
  • Over 5 - India 4/0 (Vijay 3, Gambir 1)
    A play-and-a-miss from Vijay, as he is unable to stop himself from poking out at an away swinger from Anderson.
    All seems now like it is the calm before the storm, as if everyone is waiting for the first domino to fall. Mind you, India need to get their score to eight before things start to happen.
    8/9/2014 1:56:12 PM
  • Over 6 - India 8/0 (Vijay 3, Gambhir 5)
    Finally some runs off Woakes' bowling, his 14th delivery of the day being edged by Gambhir, all along the deck, past the gully fielder for four.
    Now India are on that dreaded total of eight...and Gambhir tries to kick off a collapse again when he leaves alone a delivery that goes mightily close to his off stump.
    8/9/2014 2:00:35 PM
  • Over 7 - India 8/0 (Vijay 3, Gambhir 5)
    Anderson a little too short here.
    It's a maiden, but Vijay is hanging back and just trying to leave as much alone as possible. The Burnley Express is through four overs and, as yet, hasn't posed too many problems to the India openers. MAKE. THEM. PLAY. With only three seamers currently available, Cook makes an early change with Jordan taking over from Woakes.
    8/9/2014 2:05:07 PM
  • Over 8 - India 10/0 (Vijay 3, Gambhir 7)
    India off the dreaded eight - Gambhir again waits for the ball to Jordan to swing, allowing him to push it straight down the park for a comfortable two.
    England need the man at mid-off to be a little straighter with the ball coming in to the left-hander. Good opening over from Jordan - nice pace and movement in the air.
    8/9/2014 2:09:15 PM
  • Beefy not impressed that his beloved Scunthorpe Utd have conceded three minutes into the new season

    8/9/2014 2:11:29 PM
  • Over 9 - India 17/0 (Vijay 10, Gambhir 7)
    Change of ends for Woakes.
    Nearly does the job too, his first ball being short and wide but Vijay coming close to cutting it to point. Root dives to his right but can't get a hand on the ball as it goes away for four runs. The right-hander picks up three more with a clip to the right of mid-on. India now trail by 198 - we have 52 overs still to go on day three, with play able to be extended to 7pm.
    8/9/2014 2:14:27 PM
  • Over 10 - India 25/0 (Vijay 18, Gambhir 7)
    Vijay flirting with disaster here.
    Again he's enticed into playing at a wide one, but with his bat near horizontal or straight, it squeezes off an outside edge and away past a diving third slip for four. Looks much better when driving, leaning forward to put Jordan down the ground for a second boundary in the over. India fans starting to find their voice as this opening pair do their best to blunt the new ball.
    8/9/2014 2:19:30 PM
  • PACY PITCH [mikeatherton]
    "This pitch has quickened up no end. It's flying through!"
    8/9/2014 2:21:24 PM
  • Vijay lbw Woakes 18 [wicket]

    Whatever Pankaj can do, so can Woakes.
    Having bowled predominantly away swingers to Vijay, he traps the right-hander in front with one coming back in. The batsman doesn't like the decision too much, but replays show Mr Erasmus was spot on to raise his finger.
    8/9/2014 2:24:05 PM
  • Over 11 - India 26/1 (Gambhir 8, Pujara 0)
    Pujara comfortably leaves alone the final delivery of the successful Woakes over.
    The bowler was on his knees pleading with umpire Erasmus to give Vijay out, and it looked for some time like the appeal would be turned down. Such was the delight on the balcony for the bowler that coach David Saker was up out of his seat celebrating.
    8/9/2014 2:26:22 PM
  • Over 12 - India 26/1 (Gambhir 8, Pujara 0)
    Jordan nearly makes it two in two balls, an inside edge from Gambhir deflecting off his pad and looping just away from the short leg fielder.
    Left-hander clearly struggling for a bit of form, which is hardly a surprise considering the small amount of actual cricket he's had on this tour.
    8/9/2014 2:30:41 PM
  • Over 13 - India 27/1 (Gambhir 8, Pujara 1)
    Pujara off the mark from the final ball of the Woakes over, the 12th man only able to half stop a rather poorly-timed on drive.
    Good to see Woakes keeping the batsman honest with the odd short ball. England still lead by 188 runs as we fast approach tea in Manchester.
    8/9/2014 2:34:19 PM
  • The appeal alone was worth a wicket for Woakes

    8/9/2014 2:37:12 PM
  • Over 14 - India 29/1 (Gambhir 8, Pujara 2)
    Pujara's confidence will be boosted by a nice, solid push into the cover region for a couple.
    He's looked a little shaky to start with, including steering Jordan towards the slips in this over when he was initially thinking about leaving the ball alone. The captaincy handbook says we must have an over of spin before the break - Moeen Ali on in place of wicket-taker Woakes.
    8/9/2014 2:39:10 PM
  • Fantastic support from the away fans here @EmiratesOT enjoying day three of the Test #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BumqsaJIIAEgoyF.jpg

  • Over 15 - India 33/1 (Gambhir 12, Pujara 3)
    But for the final delivery, not a great over from Moeen.
    He's short for the majority of it, though Gambhir only once gets the cut shot through the infield and away for four. The last ball of the session, though, threatens the stumps and hits the left-hander on the pad as he lunges forward. England appeal of sorts, but don't ever seem too confident. Gambhir survives and he will resume on 12 after tea, Pujara on three
    8/9/2014 2:42:49 PM
  • TEA [tea]
    So India are 33-1 in their second innings, still trailing by 182 runs.
    The only wicket to fall for them so far was that of Murali Vijay, trapped leg before by Woakes. Been a good day for bowlers to break their ducks, what with Pankaj finally getting in the wickets column earlier. We still wait to find out if Broad will be able to bowl for England during the rest of the day after taking that fearful blow on the nose whilst batting.
    8/9/2014 2:44:29 PM
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    8/9/2014 2:46:54 PM
  • 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
  • Real drama - here's how Hawkeye saw that Pujara dismissal. #EngvInd http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bum2MI8IMAAQf5F.png

  • 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
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