Jos Buttler © Getty Images
Jos Buttler © Getty Images


Aug 9, 2014

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni missed an opportunity of running out Jos Buttler, who completed his second fifty in Two Tests in the first session on Day Three of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday. England are 295 for six with a lead of  143 runs.

Varun Aaron threw the ball but Dhoni could not manage to grab it. Buttler is unbeaten on 55.

Buttler and Joe Root’s is sixth best seventh wicket partnership at Old Trafford. The best seventh wicket partnership is between Manoj Prabhakar and Sachin Tendulkar. Root is unbeaten on 69.

Earlier, India’s slip fielding continues to cost them wickets. With the new ball, Bhuvneshwar Kumar found the edge of Jos Buttler but Virat Kohli at slips dropped it. Buttler was on 34 then.

Root got to his seventh Test fifty. Root has now scored fifties in his first five Tests against India. Buttler too is going solidly. These two came together at 170 for six.

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