Joe Root has held the innings together after the middle-order collapse © Getty Images
Joe Root has held the innings together after the middle-order collapse © Getty Images

Jul 11, 2014

 

England are inching closer on avoiding a follow-on after collapsing to 202 for seven on Day Three of the First Test against India on Friday. Stuart Broad and Joe Root are knocking off easy runs through boundaries. England are on 251 for seven, and need seven more to avoid a follow-on.

 

Broad has played a gutsy innings taking on the pacers. He has hit as many as five boundaries helping England to make rapid strides. Broad is batting on 28 from 27 balls while Joe Root is on 31. They trail by 206 runs.

 

A few overs post lunch, Jadeja expressed his unhappiness over the shape of the ball. The umpires were convinced with Jadeja’s argument and the ball was duly changed. And since then, England have looked all at sea

 

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