England ended their innings at 367 © Getty Images
England ended their innings at 367 © Getty Images

Aug 9, 2014

England’s ended their first innings on 367 with a lead of 215 runs over India on Day Three of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. India face a thread of going down by an innings defeat if they repeat their shambolic first innings performance.

 

England began their innings late on Day One when they bowled India out for 152. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Varun Aaron made early inroads but Ian Bell (58) and the partnership of Joe Root (77), Jos Buttler (70) were the backbone of England’s eventual total. The key highlight was Pankaj Singh taking his first wicket in Tests after 416 deliveries.

India were in with a chance of restricting England early when they were six down for 170, but the 134-run partnership between Root and Buttler helped England claw back. Stuart Broad suffered a nasty injury to his forehead after getting hit by a Varun Aaron bouncer. James Anderson and Chris Woakes took the lead past 200 before Anderson was dismissed by Jadeja.

 

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