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India’s first innings on day two could only last 16.2 overs as they lost four wickets for 73 runs. India were eventually bowled out for 395 with Rishabh Pant having a crack at Essex bowlers with an unbeaten 34 off 26 deliveries.

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Pacer Paul Walter finished with four wickets while Matt Coles managed two. Matthew Quinn, Aaron Beard, Matt Dixon and Aron Nijjar chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Dinesh Karthik, resuming on overnight score of 82, got out off the first ball of the day after he cut a short and wide delivery towards third man where Dixon took a diving catch. Next man in, Karun Nair, could only last 12 deliveries before he played one on to his stumps to depart for four.

Hardik Pandya got to his half-century off 81 deliveries but became Walter’s fourth victim of the innings the ball after. He made 51. Pant hit his shots helping himself to six boundaries before Ravindra Jadeja was picked up by Dixon for 15, signalling the end of the Indian innings.

In reply, Umesh Yadav got an early breakthrough getting rid of opener Nick Browne for 11. At lunch, Essex had reached 18 for one with Varun Chopra batting on two and skipper Tom Westley on four. India send down eight overs in the session split between Mohammed Shami and Umesh.

Brief Scores: Essex 18/1 trail India 395 (Dinesh Karthik 82, Virat Kohli 68; Paul Walter 4/112) by 377 runs