Alastair Cook © Getty Images
Alastair Cook © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

England captain Alastair Cook completed his 36th half-century in Test cricket, during the fourth day of the third Test against India at Southampton. England were 148 for three after 34 overs, having taken their second innings lead to 387 runs.

Ian Bell was dismissed for 23 on the fourth day of the third India-England Test match at Southampton. Ravindra Jadeja bowled the right-handed batsman around the legs. England reached 109 for three after 27 overs, taking their second innings lead to 348 runs. Gary Ballance was out at the stroke of lunch.

England have started to score quick runs as they have extended their lead to 292 runs, reaching 53 for one after 14 overs in their second innings against India in the third Test match at Southampton. Alastair Cook is batting on 23, accompanied by Gary Ballance on 17.

This was after India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early in England’s second innings to remove the struggling right-handed opener Sam Robson. Robson faced 20 balls to score 13 runs before being caught in the first slip. The Australian-born cricketer has generally struggled in the series so far.

James Anderson completed his 16th five-wicket haul as England bowled out India for 330, taking a huge 239-runs lead in the first innings. England would now be pushing for a win having being in complete command so far in the Test.

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