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Jul 13, 2014
India had a tiring first session when England‘s Joe Root and James Anderson hammered the pacers all-around on the fourth day of the 1st Test at Trent Bridge. The match was delicately poised after England were bowled out for 496 having posted the record 10th-wicket partnership. The England pacers put up a spirited fightback putting all their efforts in on a dead track but India did well to see out the new ball and progressed smoothly.
India ended Day Four on 167 for three with a lead of 128 runs against England in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday. It was a day when records tumbled for the last wicket stand as James Anderson (81) and Joe Root piled on a record 198-run partnership to take England to 496 and take a 39-run lead. India lost two quick wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara (55) and Murali Vijay (52) late in the day but still look comfortable to take this match towards a draw.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane played out the remaining overs , the former bent on playing for stumps while the latter keen to move things along with some delightful strokes. Plunkett bounced from round the wicket, and the diminutive Mumbai batsman pulled him for four. He followed it up by driving down the ground off the back foot for another boundary.
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