James Anderson © Getty Images
James Anderson © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

Stuart Broad took wickets at either end of a long, hot day while Moeen Ali turned the focus back on to his cricket as England strengthened their grip on the third Test against India in Southampton. At the close of Tuesday’s third day, India were 323 for eight in reply to England’s imposing first innings 569 for seven declared, a deficit of 246 runs and still needing a further 47 to avoid the follow-on.

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was 50 not out and Mohammed Shami four not out. Broad, who had looked tired for much of this series while struggling with a knee injury, appeared to have regained his old zest while taking three for 65 in 23 overs.Meanwhile James Anderson, England’s other senior pace bowler, who had taken a wicket late on Monday, finished Tuesday with three for 52 in 24.Ali may still be categorised as an ‘occasional’ off-spinner but he too weighed in with valuable wickets either side of tea.

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