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India steady after early blows against England on Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton

England celebrate the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara on Day Four © Getty Images
England celebrate the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara on Day Four © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli steadied India after they lose two wickets in quick succession during the final session’s play on Day Four against England at Southampton on Wednesday. India were  69 for two after 24 overs chasing 445 to win.

Dhawan was batting on 30 off 71 balls with the help of five boundaries and Kohli was on 17 not out as the two batsmen steadied Indian innings.

India lost their quick wickets in form of Murali Vijay, who was run out for 12, and Cheteshwar Pukara during the chase of 445 against England in the third Test match at Southampton on Wednesday.

Pujara was removed by England spinner Moeen Ali, who claimed his third wicket in the game. India were 29 for two after 12.12overs, with Shikhar Dhawan batting on 11 not out.

Earlier, England declared on 205 for four against India on Day Four of the third Test at Southampton, with a lead of 444 runs. Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 70, while Joe Root (56) and Gary Ballance (38) helped boost the run-rate.

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