Live Cricket Score: India vs England 4th Test match at Nagpur, Day Four - England reach 81/2 at Tea

Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Alastair Cook for 13 in the second session on Day Four Getty Images

Nagpur: Dec 16, 2012

Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha struck at the stroke of Tea to remove England opener Nick Compton, as the tourists reached 81 for two in their second essay on the fourth day of the final Test at Nagpur.

England lost openers Alastair Cook and Nick Compton in the second session, but extended their second innings to 85 at Tea.

Cook fell after facing 93 deliveries and scoring 13, while Compton was trapped in front of the wickets by Pragyan Ojha for 34 off 135 balls.

India managed just 29 runs in an hour before declaring their first innings at 326/9, which left them four runs behind England, in a display of bizarre tactics on the fourth day of the fourth and final cricket Test.

The hosts, replying to the visitors’ first innings score of 330 and resuming at the overnight 297 for 8, lost one more wicket — that of no. 10 batsman Ojha for 3 — before applying closure to their innings.

Ojha, who had replaced Piyush Chawla after the latter was dismissed in the last over last evening, played on to left arm spinner Monty Panesar at the score of 317.

Ravichandran Ashwin remained unbeaten on 29, by adding 22 runs to his overnight score, off 65 balls and last man Ishant Sharma remained unbeaten on 2 after a 12-minute vigil.

Brief Scores: England 330 & 81 for 2 (Nick Compton 34, Jonathan Trott 22*; Pragyan Ojha 1 for 19, R Ashwin 1 for 19) lead India 326 for 9 dec. (Virat Kohli 103, MS Dhoni 99; James Anderson 4 for 81, Graeme Swann 3 for 76) by 85 runs

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