After a splendid partnership between Alastair Cook and Matt Prior that led to England's fight back on Day Four of the first Test, Indian seamer Umesh Yadav said the pitch has become very flat, making it easy for the batsman.


According to him Indian bowlers will have to put in a lot of effort on the final day to pack off the visitors on a pitch that has become playable.


Yadav dismissed Ian Bell and Samit Patel, earning leg before decisions against the two batsmen, to leave England struggling at 199 for 5 chasing the follow-on-saving mark of 330 before visiting captain Alastair Cook and wicketkeeper Matt Prior did the grand recovery act.

Cook was unbeaten on 168 in a total of 340 for 5, having added 141 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket with Prior who remained not out on 84 after a stay of 203 minutes. England now lead the hosts by 10 runs with five wickets in hand.