England will need some inspiration for taking more wickets on this placid tracks © Getty Images
England will need some inspiration for taking more wickets on this placid tracks © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

India lost their first wicket in form of Murali Vijay, who was run out for 12 during the chase of 445 against England in the third Test match at Southampton on Wednesday. India were 26 for one after 11.1 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan batting on 10 not out.

Earlier, England declared on 205 for four against India on Day Four of the third Test at Southampton, with a lead of 444 runs. Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 70, while Joe Root (56) and Gary Ballance (38) helped boost the run-rate.

England resumed after lunch at 80 for two, with Cook unbeaten on 29 and Ian Bell the new man in. Bell started in aggressive fashion, taking on the left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja. Cook too batted positively,slowly but surely batting himself into some form.

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