India need inspiration to bounce back in the fifth Test © Getty Images
India need inspiration to bounce back in the fifth Test © Getty Images

Aug 17, 2014

England will aim to put up a strong first innings total when they resume their first innings at 385 for seven against India on the third day of the fifth and final Test match at The Oval on Sunday. Joe Root was batting on 92 accompanied by Chris Jordan at stumps on the second day, as England extended their lead to 237 runs in the first essay. Catch the live scorecard of the match here

Joe Root struck a fine unbeaten 92 to help England recover from a batting collapse and reach 385 for seven in the first innings in the fifth and the final Test against India at The Oval.Despite losing four wickets for 38 runs after a good start, England, who are leading the series 2-1, have now opened up a lead of 237 runs and put themselves in a comfortable position.

Indian pacers Ishant Sharma (2/58), Varun Aaron (2/111) and offie Ravichandran Ashwin (2/55) did most of the damage but runs flowed heavily. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also picked up a wicket. Giving Root company at stumps was Chris Jordan, who was batting on 19, and the duo added 67 runs for the unfinished seventh-wicket stand.

Root was also involved in a crucial 80-run stand with wicketkeeper Jos Butler (45) that helped England recover from a precarious 229 for five to 309 for six.

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