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Live Cricket Score: England vs India 3rd Test, Day 5 at Southampton

Moeen Ali © Getty Images
Moeen Ali © Getty Images

Jul 31, 2014

England were in sight of their first win in 11 Tests as they closed in on a series-levelling victory against India at Southampton on Wednesday. India were 112 for four, still needing a further 333 runs to make what would be a new record 445 to win, at stumps on the fourth day of the third Test.

Renowned for their ability to play spin, India lost three wickets to Moeen Ali and Joe Root — both primarily batsmen and regarded as ‘part-time’ off-break bowlers. At stumps, Ajinkya Rahane was 18 not out and Rohit Sharma, dropped on five, six not out.

The most any side has made in the fourth innings to win a Test is the 418 for seven by the West Indies against Australia at St John’s in 2002/03. There was one concerning moment for England after play ended when paceman James Anderson, celebrating his 32nd birthday Wednesday, appeared to have words with Rahane before Australian umpire Rod Tucker intervened in a bid to calm tempers.

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