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Pragyan Ojha took five for 45 to restrict England to 191 © PTI

 

Ahmedabad: Nov 17, 2012

 

Pragyan Ojha took five wickets as England slumped to 191 all-out before Tea on Day Three of the first Test against India. The hosts, taking a first-innings lead of 330 runs, have enforced the follow-on.

 

England keeper Matt Prior was the last wicket to fall after a fighting knock of 48 as the wickets tumbled around him.

 

Earlier in the session, Prior and Tim Bresnan (19) shared a 47-run partnership — the highest stand of the innings — to frustrate the Indian bowling attack, before Ojha picked up his fourth wicket after an hour’s play. Bresnan, who had played a patient 19 off 60 balls, was undone by some extra nip off the pitch as the ball clipped the shoulder of his bat and went to Virat Kohli at gully.

 

Stuart Broad then walked in and smacked a couple of fours and a six, before getting trapped in front by Zaheer Khan for 25 off 23 balls.

 

In the first session, Pragyan Ojha spun his web around the England batsmen to restrict them to 110 for seven at Lunch. Ojha picked up the vital wickets of Kevin Pietersen (17) and Ian Bell (0) in one over after England barely managed to survive the first 30 minutes of play before the wickets tumbled.

 

Pietersen was living on the edge right from the first over of the day after being seemingly dropped by MS Dhoni and almost getting run out by Gautam Gambhir at silly point off Pragyan Ojha’s bowling. Dhoni then missed a stumping in Ojha’s next over to give Pietersen three lives in as many overs.

 

Pietersen was struggling to judge Ojha’s left-arm spin. After surviving a few near misses, Ojha finally had his man in the 33rd over after his delivery went straight after pitching and beat KP’s outside edge. Ojha wasn’t done yet as lured next man in Ian Bell to waltz down the pitch to a flighted delivery and lob it straight down mid-off’s throat. Ojha missed the hat-trick, but almost had Alastair Cook (41) two balls later as 15,000 people shouted for lbw, only to be turned down by Tony Hill.

 

Cook, who was holding fort all this while, was soon to go after he nicked an Ashwin delivery that viciously spun to first slip where Virender Sehwag scooped it up.

 

This was after India started the day as they ended the last with spin at both ends. Ashwin and Ojha pumped up the pressure on the English batsmen right from the word go and soon reaped rewards. Such was the dominance of India’s spin attack on this Motera track that pacer Umesh Yadav got his first bowl only in the 48th over of the innings. And the lanky Vidharbha lad responded immediately as he trapped Samit Patel (10) in front. Replays showed that the ball would’ve just missed leg-stump as Patel walked back shaking his head.

 

Brief Scores: India 521 for 8 dec. (Cheteshwar Pujara 206, Virender Sehwag 117; Graeme Swann 5 for 144) lead England 191 (Alastair Cook 41, Kevin Pietersen 17; Pragyan Ojha 5 for 45, R Ashwin 3 for 80) by 330 runs.

 

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