Gary Ballance was caught behind by MS Dhoni © Getty Images
Gary Ballance was caught behind by MS Dhoni © Getty Images

Jul 28, 2014

The part-time off-spin of Rohit Sharma produced a wicket at the stroke of lunch to dismiss centurion Gary Ballance as India got some relief after a session of being under the pump. Ballance was unlucky to be dismissed as the ball struck the pad rather than the bat as he was given out caught behind by MS Dhoni.

Ian Bell and Ballance had put together a hundred-run partnership as England got well and truly ahead against India on Day Two of the third Test at Southampton. The duo scored very quickly in the first session of Day Two.

Earlier, England finished in a commanding position on Day One thanks to a huge partnership between skipper Alastair Cook and No 3 batsman Gary Ballance. The Indian bowlers toiled endlessly, but were unable to make consistent breakthroughs as a mixture of dropped catches, close decisions and missed run-out chances meant that England lost just two wickets when they could have lost far more.

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