Home > News >

Live Cricket Score: India vs England, third Test at Kolkata – England close in on India’s total

Live Cricket Score: India vs England, third Test at Kolkata - England close in on India's total

Alastair Cook has now scored three consecutive Test centuries, becoming the sixth Englishman to do so © PTI

Kolkata: Dec 7, 2012
Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott put on an unbeaten partnership of 131 for the third wicket to take England’s total to 296 for one, only 20 short of India’s first innings score. Cook also brought up his 150 while Trott, playing on 66, looks set for his first century of the series on day three of the Kolkata Test.

Indian bowlers continued to struggle as they went wicketless in the first session. Although Ravichandran Ashwin was the best bowler in the first session, he failed to earn his side an important breakthrough. Ishant Sharma came the closest but gave it away as he dropped a return catch off his own bowling from Cook.

Earler on Day Two, Cook created history by cracking his 23rd Test century, the most by an Englishman, and his third consecutive one in the series as England took complete control of the game.

Cook remained unbeaten on a brilliant 136 to lay the platform for a mammoth first innings total as the visitors cruised to a comfortable 216 for one at close on the second day.

In reply to India’s first innings score of 316, England put up a solid batting display and rode on a 165-run opening stand between Cook and Nick Compton (57) as Indian bowlers had a disappointing day.

Brief Scores: India 316 (Sachin Tendulkar 76, MS Dhoni 52; Monty Panesar 4 for 90, James Anderson 3 for 89) lead England  296 for 1 (Alastair Cook 167*, Jonathan Trott 66*; Pragya Ojha 1 for 74) by 20 runs

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the third day’s play here

Photo Gallery

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 13, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Gros Islet, St Lucia

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Mumbai Indians won by 9 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 14, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 72 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 13, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 7 wkts

Scotland tour of Ireland, 2014

Sep 12, 2014  at Dublin

Scotland won by 8 wkts

Photos

India tour of England 2014: Highlights

Videos

Ajmal addresses media after being suspended

Live Cricket Score Southern Express vs Lahore Lions CLT20 2014: Lions close in on win

Perth Scorchers in CLT20 2014 Preview: BBL champions start as underdogs

Jonty Rhodes — what if the famous leap to run-out Inzamam-ul-Haq hadn’t come off

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Lahore Lions’ fate mimics that of Pakistan

CLT20 2014 Qualifier Match 6: Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights — Key battles

Bangladesh Bangladesh vs West Indies Bangladesh vs West Indies 2014 Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Lahore Lions Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Lions Northern Knights Southern Express West Indies West Indies vs Bangladesh West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014

West Indies vs Bangladesh, Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Day 4:

Goa Cricket Association gets more time to reply to notice

Southern Express vs Lahore Lions, 5th Qualification Match in CLT20: Jehan Mubarak, Farveez Maharoof dismissed by Adnan Rasool

CLT20 2014 Live Scorecard: Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights

Southern Express vs Lahore Lions, 5th Qualification Match in CLT20: Southern Express in deep trouble

Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 2014, Preview: Underdogs, who have their task cut out

Test Cricket: Then and Now

Dolphins in CLT20 2014 Preview: South African champions can be a surprise package

Perth Scorchers in CLT20 2014 Preview: BBL champions start as underdogs

Jonty Rhodes — what if the famous leap to run-out Inzamam-ul-Haq hadn’t come off

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

635 Posts | 7 Fans

Yuvraj Singh in Anupam Kher show

PayPal takes a swing at Apple Pay security over “iCloud hack”

Bigg Boss pair Tanishaa Mukerji and Armaan Kohli getting married!

Is Shahid Kapoor taking a dig at Kareena Kapoor Khan?

International programme in Animal Husbandry

K.K. Paul takes oath as acting Mizoram governor

‘Global selfie’ to send Earth’s self-portrait into space

George Clooney to be honoured at Golden Globes

How do I style curly hair? (Male Grooming Query)

Southern Express vs Lahore Lions, 5th Qualification Match in CLT20: Southern Express in deep trouble

CLT20 2014 Live Scorecard: Mumbai Indians vs Northern Knights

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here