England bowled out for 523, extend lead to 207 against India at Kolkata

Pragyan Ojha was the pick of the bowlers for India picking up four wickets for 142 runs PTI

Kolkata : Dec 8, 2012

England were bowled early on the fourth day of the third Test by India at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. The visitors managed to add only 24 runs to the overnight score of 509, losing four wickets.

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets, while Pragyan Ojha and Zaheer Khan accounted for one English batman each.

Earlier, captain Alastair Cook continued to torment India with a monumental knock of 190 as England put themselves in the driver’s seat by taking a mammoth 193 runs first innings lead in the third cricket Test.

Cook produced another magnificent effort before was run-out in a freak manner while Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen also made significant contributions with scores of 87 and 54 respectively with England reaching a massive 509 for six at the end of the third day’s play.

At stumps, Matt Prior on 40 and Graeme Swann on 21 had added 56 runs for the undefeated seventh wicket partnership to compound India’s misery.

(with inputs from Press Trust of India)

Brief Scores: India 316 (Sachin Tendulkar 76, MS Dhoni 52; Monty Panesar 4 for 90, James Anderson 3 for 89) trail England 523 (Alastair Cook 190, Jonathan Trott 66, Kevin Pietersen 54, Matt Prior 41; Pragya Ojha 4 for 142, Ravichandran Ashwin 2 for 183) by 207 runs.

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