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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad,1st Test, Date - 15/11/2012, Toss won by - India, Day - 5
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  • India beat England by 9 wickets
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Commentary (England innings)

Rahul Dravid reckons that England cannot save this Test but can take some confidence out into the rest of the series if they manage to bat well second time around.

Indian spinners were brilliant, with Ojha and Ashwin ripping through the line-up sharing 8 amongst themselves. Join us back after the break.

A miserable Test for England so far, conceding runs in excess of 500 and then getting bowled out in around 2 and a half sessions. Cook and Prior were the only ones who fought hard while Kevin Pietersen failed to get his dancing steps right and Ian Bell played one of the shocking shots ever. AND THE FOLLOW-ON HAS BEEN ENFORCED.

Well, we cannot confirm whether follow-on has been enforced or not, but we can definitely confirm that Tea has been taken. India have got a massive lead of 330 runs which means that they are in a position to enforce the follow-on. A few things need to be taken into consideration though, and that is why Dhoni has delayed the decision and we will get to know it after the break.

74.2 P Ojha to Prior, OUT! Bowled! End of the first innings for England! Flighted on middle, 75.3 kph, Prior backs away and looks to go inside out but misses and the ball crashes into the off stump. 4th 5-wicket haul in Tests for Ojha, first against England and the Brits have been bowled out for 191! 191/10

74.1 P Ojha to Swann, Full on middle, 83 kph, heaved through mid-wicket for three. 191/9

Ojha replaces Ashwin. England trail by 333 runs which means they need another 134 to avoid the follow-on. 34 overs left in the day.

Pragyan Ojha comes back. 22-8-42-4 so far.

73.6 Z Khan to Swann, Another thunderous LBW appeal, this time umpire Dar says no. Full outside off, 134.8 kph, delivered from around the wicket. Swann gets across and misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Probably the impact was outside off. A leg bye taken. 9 runs and a wicket from the over, Zaheer's figures read 15-7-23-1 so far. 188/9

Graeme Swann is the last man in.

73.5 Khan to Broad, OUT! LBW! Dhoni's stubborn persistence with Zaheer pays off as he eventually gets a wicket in the 7th over of this spell. Full outside off, 132.8 kph, angling in, Broad misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A prolonged appeal and umpire Dar raises his finger. Might be clipping the leg stump. Broad departs for 25, ENGLAND 187/9, need another 135 to avoid the follow-on! 187/9

73.4 Z Khan to Prior, Landed outside off, 136 kph, tailing in, Prior misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Going down the leg side. A leg bye taken. 187/8

73.3 Z Khan to Prior, Full outside off, 132.8 kph, driven through the covers but it is stopped well. 186/8

73.2 Z Khan to Broad, That has gone through as well. Full on middle, 135.4 kph, pushed back to the bowler who is lazy to bend down and lets it through. Three runs taken as it is pulled back inside the ropes. 186/8

73.1 Z Khan to Broad, FOUR LEG BYES! Full and down the leg side, 136.9 kph, Broad misses his flick but the ball goes off his pads to the fine leg fence. 183/8

72.6 R Ashwin to Broad, On middle and leg, worked through square leg for a run. 179/8

72.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Full and down the leg side, 90.1 kph, mercilessly swept away towards fine leg for a single. 178/8

72.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Full on middle, 92.8 kph, played straight to short mid-wicket. 177/8

72.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Down the leg side, 88.2 kph, Prior misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 177/8

72.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Another watchful defense. 177/8

72.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Good length delivery on middle, 87.9 kph, watchfully defended. 177/8

Some fluids for Matt Prior.

71.6 Z Khan to Broad, Massive LBW appeal, turned down. Excellent inswinger, but tailing down the leg side. Yorker length, Broad cannot get it away and is hit on the pads. 177/8

71.5 Z Khan to Broad, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 177/8

71.4 Z Khan to Broad, Played to the point region by the batsman. 177/8

71.3 Z Khan to Broad, Yet another play and miss outside off. 177/8

71.2 Z Khan to Broad, Landed outside off, 132.4 kph, angling in, Broad pushes and misses. 177/8

71.1 Z Khan to Broad, Good length delivery outside off, 136.5 kph, solidly defended. 177/8

70.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Appeals for LBW and caught at bat-pad, both turned down. Landed outside off, 91 kph, Prior attempts the reverse sweep but misses. The ball balloons off the pads towards short leg and Cheteshwar Pujara takes it and appeals, unsuccessfully. Impact was outside off. 177/8

70.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Another back foot defense by Prior. 177/8

70.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Remains on the back foot and blocks it down safely. 177/8

70.3 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Poor effort in the deep by Zaheer! Flighted delivery on middle, Prior once again goes down on one knee for the sweep shot and this time manages to time it well. There is a fielder in the deep but he fails to stop it. Lazy! 177/8

70.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Goes down on one knee for the sweep shot but it comes off the gloves and races away to the fine leg region. Two runs added to the total. 173/8

70.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Tries to defend it from the crease but misses and is hit high on the pads. 171/8

69.6 Z Khan to Broad, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Broad draws forward and defends it down safely. 171/8

69.5 Z Khan to Prior, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 171/8

69.4 Z Khan to Prior, Short of a length delivery outside off, cut through point for a couple of runs. 170/8

69.3 Z Khan to Broad, Very full in length outside off, Broad tries to drive it through the line but it takes the inside edge of the bat, misses the stumps by a whisker and travels to fine leg. One run added to the total. 168/8

69.2 Z Khan to Broad, Good length delivery around off, Broad remains on the back foot and punches it to cover-point. No run. 167/8

69.1 Z Khan to Prior, Presses forward and caresses a full ball through covers for a single. 167/8

68.6 R Ashwin to Broad, SIX! Wow, spin or no spin, if you are positively dealing with it, you can definitely succeed. Tossed up delivery on middle, fuller in length, Broad latches onto it and hoists it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 166/8

68.5 R Ashwin to Broad, Gets down on one knee and paddles it to fine leg for a couple. A slog across the line, an off-drive and now a paddle shot. Broad has played all kind of shots in his short stay so far. 160/8

68.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Another full ball on the pads, eased to deep square leg for a run. 158/8

68.3 R Ashwin to Broad, Floated full on middle, worked off the pads to the leg side for one. 157/8

68.2 R Ashwin to Broad, Lovely ball, landing around off and spinning away with extra bounce, Broad tries to hit it through the line but is beaten by the spin. 156/8

68.1 R Ashwin to Broad, FOUR! Cracking shot! Flatter full delivery outside off, Broad throws his bat at it and muscles it past the mid off fielder for a boundary. 156/8

Ashwin is back on.

67.6 Z Khan to Broad, Another delivery put around off and reversing just a shade, Broad tries to play it through the line but it kisses the inside half of the bat and travels to square leg. They pinch a single as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. Direct hit would have been interesting. 152/8

67.5 Z Khan to Broad, Sharp delivery at 136.4 kph, landing around off and nipping in, Broad fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 151/8

67.4 Z Khan to Broad, Slants in a fuller length delivery, staying a shade low, Broad does well to defend it to the off side. 151/8

67.3 Z Khan to Prior, Bowls it too full around off, Prior strides forward and drives it through covers for a single. 151/8

67.2 Z Khan to Prior, Fuller length delivery on middle, Prior gets behind the line and pushes it down to mid on. 150/8

67.1 Z Khan to Prior, A leg stump half-volley, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 150/8

66.6 P Ojha to Broad, Turns a length delivery off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 6 runs off 2 balls, it's very easy for Broad. 150/8

66.5 P Ojha to Broad, FOUR! Boom! What's the fuss all about facing a spinner, says Broad! Flighted delivery outside off, Broad swings his blade across the line and powers it with the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary. 148/8

Drinks break. Stuart Broad has joined Prior in the middle.

66.4 P Ojha to Tim Bresnan, OUT! Fourth 4-wicket haul for Ojha in Tests and it breaks the 47-run stand. He tosses it up in the air and lands it around off. The ball turns away a bit with some extra bounce as Bresnan tries to defend it off his front foot. It takes the shoulder of the bat and Kohli takes the simplest of catches at second slip. England are 144/8 and need 178 more to avoid the follow-on. 144/8

66.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 144/7

66.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Slow loopy delivery on middle, Bresnan defends it watchfully. 144/7

66.1 P Ojha to Prior, Flatter delivery on middle, flicked to square leg for one. 144/7

Pragyan Ojha is back on.

65.6 Z Khan to Bresnan, Gets on the front foot for a full delivery and gently pushes it to cover-point. 143/7

65.5 Z Khan to Bresnan, Once again in the corridor of uncertainty, Bresnan shoulders his arms. 143/7

65.4 Z Khan to Bresnan, Another easy leave outside the off stump for Bresnan. 143/7

65.3 Z Khan to Bresnan, Presents a dead straight bat in defense. 143/7

65.2 Z Khan to Bresnan, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 143/7

65.1 Z Khan to Bresnan, Big, big appeal for an LBW! The ball jags back in with the shine of the ball, fuller in length, Bresnan tries to defend it off his front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The appeal was of course not entertained by umpire Dar. 143/7

64.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Loopy ball, a full toss, driven handsomely through covers but just for a single. 143/7

64.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Floated fuller delivery around off, defended off the front foot. 142/7

64.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Strides forward and strokes it through covers for one. 142/7

64.3 R Ashwin to M Prior, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and drills it straight to mid on. 141/7

64.2 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Rocks back and punches it to covers for a single. 141/7

64.1 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Flighted full delivery on off, blocked off the front foot by Bresnan. 140/7

63.6 Z Khan to Prior, Very full in length outside off, driven without any timing to covers. 140/7

63.5 Z Khan to Prior, Good length delivery outside off, holding its line, Prior shoulders his arms. 140/7

63.4 Z Khan to Prior, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 140/7

63.3 Z Khan to Bresnan, Straighter delivery, tucked off the pads to square leg for one. 140/7

63.2 Z Khan to Tim Bresnan, Full length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Bresnan defends it from the crease and it comes off the bottom edge. The ball falls near the stumps and the batsman thinks of kicking it away. But after watching the ball not moving at all, he looks for a single. His partner isn't interested! 139/7

63.1 Z Khan to Prior, A leg stump half-volley, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 139/7

62.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Off-spinner around off, fuller in length, Bresnan tries to push it through the line off his front foot but it curls back in and takes the inside edge. 138/7

62.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Bresnan once again strides forward in defense. 138/7

62.4 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 138/7

62.3 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 138/7

62.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Flighted delivery on off, shaping in a shade, Prior flicks it off an inside edge to square leg for a single. Had he missed that he was a plumb LBW candidate! 138/7

62.1 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Quicker and flatter off-spinner, outside off, Bresnan pushes it to cover-point and crosses for a run. 137/7

61.6 Z Khan to Prior, Puts it on a full length on off, Prior defends it solidly to covers. 136/7

61.5 Z Khan to Prior, FOUR! Zaheer changes the angle and comes from over the wicket. He angles across a fuller length delivery, around off, Prior strides forward and steers it through point for a boundary. 136/7

61.4 Z Khan to Prior, Bowls another full delivery around off, Prior gently defends it off his front foot. 132/7

61.3 Z Khan to Prior, Darts in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 129.3 kph, Prior covers the line and defends it back to the bowler. 132/7

61.2 Z Khan to Prior, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 132/7

61.1 Z Khan to Prior, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a fuller length delivery. It straightens a shade and Prior pushes inside the line. The ball flies off the outside edge but falls well in front of first slip. 132/7

Zaheer Khan comes back into the attack.

60.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 132/7

60.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Loopy delivery outside off, Bresnan plays it late and guides it to third man for a couple. 132/7

60.4 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Breaks back into the batsman with good pace, Bresnan is on his back foot in defense. 130/7

60.3 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Gets on the front foot and defends it watchfully. 130/7

60.2 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Long hop outside off, Bresnan cuts it through point for a couple. 130/7

60.1 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Nice loopy off-spinner around off, driven straight to covers. 128/7

59.6 U Yadav to Bresnan, Tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls to covers and they pinch a single. 128/7

59.5 U Yadav to Prior, Outside off, Prior dabs it to third man for one. 127/7

59.4 U Yadav to Prior, Way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 126/7

59.3 U Yadav to Prior, Superb delivery, on a good length outside off at 143 kph, holding its line, Prior feels for it and gets beaten. 126/7

59.2 U Yadav to Prior, Gets behind the line of a fuller delivery and punches it down to mid on. 126/7

59.1 U Yadav to Prior, Fuller length delivery around off, Prior gets half forward and drives it straight to mid off. 126/7

58.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, FOUR! Boom! Floating delivery, very full outside off, Bresnan strode forward and spanked it through covers for a boundary. 126/7

58.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, On middle, flicked straight to short leg. 122/7

58.4 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Dropped! Sehwag is the culprit here but that was a tough chance. Ashwin hurls in a well disguised carrom ball, around off and shaping away a shade, Bresnan fails to pick it and pushes at it lamely. The outside edge flies to Sehwag at first slip who fails to snap it low to his left. He was anticipating it to be on his right side and hence was late in reacting. A chance goes a-begging, nonetheless. 122/7

58.3 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Gets on the front foot and blocks it down safely. 122/7

58.2 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Loopy delivery dipping into the batsman, around off, Bresnan defends it off his front foot. 122/7

58.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 122/7

Ashwin replaces Ojha in the attack.

57.6 U Yadav to Prior, Looks to defend it from the crease and gets an inside edge to the leg side. They pick up a single. 121/7

57.5 Yadav to Prior, Spears in a fullish ball, Prior digs it out to covers. 120/7

57.4 U Yadav to Prior, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 120/7

57.3 U Yadav to Prior, Tests the batsman with a short delivery around off at 137.6 kph, Prior watches it and lets it through to the keeper. 120/7

57.2 U Yadav to Prior, Good length delivery outside off, Prior hits it through the line but fails to time it well. Straight to covers. 120/7

57.1 U Yadav to Prior, Leans into the drive and caresses it straight to covers. 120/7

56.6 P Ojha to Bresnan, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 120/7

56.5 P Ojha to Bresnan, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 120/7

56.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 120/7

56.3 P Ojha to Tim Bresnan, Spinning away from the batsman, Bresnan pushes inside the line and gets a little edge to the off side. 120/7

56.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 120/7

56.1 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 120/7

55.6 U Yadav to Prior, FOUR! Shot! Just a fractionally over-pitched delivery around off, Prior got forward and drilled it through extra cover for a boundary. 120/7

55.5 U Yadav to Prior, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it back to the bowler. 116/7

55.4 U Yadav to Prior, Stays inside the crease and punches it to covers. 116/7

55.3 U Yadav to Prior, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Prior remains on the back foot and defends it down watchfully. 116/7

55.2 U Yadav to Prior, Remains on the back foot and blocks it solidly. 116/7

55.1 U Yadav to Tim Bresnan, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Bresnan tries to defend it with minuscule footwork and gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls in front of the slip cordon and Prior calls his partner through for a quick single. 116/7

54.6 P Ojha to Prior, Looks to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 115/7

54.5 P Ojha to Prior, Watches the line of the delivery and then allows it through to the keeper. 115/7

54.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Flatter delivery on middle, Bresnan tapped it to mid-wicket for one. 115/7

54.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Quickish delivery, full and skidding into the batsman, Bresnan defends it off his back foot. 114/7

54.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 114/7

54.1 P Ojha to Bresnan, FOUR! Excellent shot! An over-pitched delivery outside off, Bresnan with a good stride forward, reaches to the pitch of the ball and strokes it firmly through the gap at covers. 114/7

53.6 U Yadav to Prior, Angles in a fuller length delivery, around off again, Prior once again defends it back. Another maiden! 110/7

53.5 U Yadav to M Prior, Fullish outside off, pushed off the front foot to short cover. 110/7

53.4 U Yadav to Prior, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle and off at 139.1 kph, Prior defends it towards mid off. 110/7

53.3 U Yadav to Prior, Hurls in a terrific yorker, just around off, Prior fails to dig it out. 110/7

53.2 U Yadav to Prior, Fuller and straighter, defended back to the bowler. 110/7

53.1 U Yadav to Prior, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Prior tries to drive it without any footwork and gets an inside edge to short mid-wicket. 110/7

52.6 P Ojha to Bresnan, Solid front foot defense by Bresnan again to end the first over after lunch. 110/7

52.5 P Ojha to Bresnan, Tossed up delivery, full around off, defended off the front foot by Bresnan. 110/7

52.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 110/7

52.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Flighted delivery outside off, left alone by Bresnan. 110/7

52.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 110/7

52.1 Ojha to Bresnan, Flighted delivery drifting down the leg side and straightening a touch to beat the defense of Bresnan. A muted appeal for an LBW but it was turned down. 110/7

Welcome back for the afternoon session. The players are out in the middle. England need 212 more to avoid the follow on and they have just three wickets left. Prior will be the key for the Poms and India would look to send him back quickly. Pragyan Ojha to bowl...

Day 3, second session...

34 overs - 69 runs - 4 wickets! Needless to say, it was India's session. They were all over the Britishers and the spinners, as expected dominated the proceedings. Pragyan Ojha in particular was too hot to handle and he got nice assistance from the other end by Ravichandran Ashwin. England were completely at sea against the spinners and now the lower order has to bat out of their skin to avoid the follow on. Join us in a while for the post lunch session...

51.6 U Yadav to Prior, Little short in length around off, Prior fails to time his pull shot and ends up playing it straight to mid on. Time for lunch on day 3! 110/7

51.5 U Yadav to Prior, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Prior gets behind the line and blocks it to the off side. 110/7

51.4 U Yadav to Prior, Poor shot! Short and wide outside off, Prior flashes and misses. 110/7

51.3 U Yadav to Prior, Full on middle, Prior leans across and flicks it to short mid-wicket. 110/7

51.2 U Yadav to Prior, Another fractionally short delivery on off at 142.7 kph, Prior defends it off his back foot. 110/7

51.1 U Yadav to M Prior, FOUR! Terrific shot! Yadav serves a back of a length delivery around off at 142.9 kph, Prior camps back and cuts it firmly through point for a boundary. 110/7

50.6 P Ojha to Bresnan, Flighted delivery outside off, staying a shade low, Bresnan remained on the back foot and forced it with the toe end of the bat to covers. 106/7

50.5 P Ojha to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 106/7

50.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Presses forward and defends it with gentle hands. 106/7

50.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 106/7

50.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Quicker arm ball, around middle and skidding on, Bresnan defends it at the last moment to the leg side. 106/7

50.1 P Ojha to Prior, Flighted delivery down the leg side, nudged to fine leg for one. 106/7

Pragyan Ojha comes back into the attack.

49.6 U Yadav to Bresnan, Fuller length delivery on off, Bresnan defends it from the crease towards point. 105/7

49.5 U Yadav to Bresnan, Another delivery in the channel outside off, Bresnan covers the line and shoulders his arms. 105/7

49.4 U Yadav to Bresnan, Serves it on a length outside off, holding its line after landing, Bresnan feels for it and gets beaten. 105/7

49.3 U Yadav to Bresnan, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 105/7

49.2 U Yadav to Tim Bresnan, Hurls in a yorker, right in the blockhole at 141.8 kph, Bresnan digs it out off the inside edge to the on side. 105/7

49.1 U Yadav to Bresnan, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 105/7

48.6 R Ashwin to M Prior, FOUR! Another fine shot by Prior! Flighted delivery outside off at 85.7 kph, enough room on offer, Prior leaned forward and drilled it through covers for a boundary. 105/7

48.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Defended off the pads to the on side. 101/7

48.4 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up delivery on middle at 89.0 kph, Prior swept it firmly past the diving square leg fielder for a boundary. He played it with the spin and did well to keep it all along the carpet. 101/7

48.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Helps it with the spin to the on side but straight to short leg. 97/7

48.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Fired down the leg side, Prior left it alone. 97/7

48.1 Ashwin to Prior, Off-spinner around off, Prior fails to defend it off his front foot and is hit on the pads. Appeal for an LBW by the bowler is turned down. 97/7

Tim Bresnan is the new batsman out in the middle.

47.6 Yadav to Patel, OUT! Trapped in front! Yadav angles in a fuller length delivery, landing around middle and going on with the angle at 141.1 kph, Patel tries to defend it from the crease but misses and is thudded on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up immediately. Unlucky for the batsman and he is not looking happy with the decision. Replays confirm that it was drifting down the leg side. England in deep, deep trouble now, needing another 225 runs to avoid the follow-on. 97/7

47.5 U Yadav to Patel, Tempts the batsman with a full length delivery outside off, Patel has nothing to do with it. 97/6

47.4 U Yadav to Patel, Pacey delivery at 143.6 kph, full in length around off, Patel blocks it off his back foot. 97/6

47.3 U Yadav to Patel, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Patel tickles it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple. 97/6

47.2 U Yadav to Patel, Bowls a heavy ball at 142.0 kph, on a length around off, Patel defends it by striding forward. 95/6

47.1 U Yadav to Patel, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Patel defends it from the crease. 95/6

Finally, Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.

46.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 95/6

46.5 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Zaheer drops a dolly in the deep! Ashwin serves a friendly full toss on middle and Prior latches onto it immediately. He turns inside the crease and hammers it over mid-wicket. Not timed well enough, Zaheer attempts to catch it in the deep but fails to hold on. And just to add salt to the injury, the ball rolled to meet the fence. 95/6

46.4 R Ashwin to Patel, On the pads again, nudged to fine leg for one. 91/6

46.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Plays it with the turn to the on side and crosses for a single. 90/6

46.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Appeal for an LBW! Loopy off-spinner around off at 84.3 kph, Prior pads it away and they put in a huge appeal. Umpire Hill shakes his head. Height factor! 89/6

46.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Carrom ball outside off, Patel stays on the back foot and hits it through point for a single. 89/6

45.6 Y Singh to Prior, Leans forward and pushes a fuller ball to covers. 88/6

45.5 Y Singh to Prior, Excellent delivery, forcing the batsman on the front foot for a defense but then getting it to spin away to beat the outside edge. 88/6

45.4 Y Singh to Prior, Flighted full delivery on middle and off, defended off the front foot by Prior. 88/6

45.3 Y Singh to Patel, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers for a single. 88/6

45.2 Y Singh to Prior, Fraction short in length outside off, Prior flashes his blade through the line and plays it to point. Slight misfield by Ojha and they cross for a run. 87/6

45.1 Y Singh to Prior, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Prior defended it back. 86/6

44.6 R Ashwin to Patel, Superb line, another offie around off and Patel is forced to defend it off his back foot. 86/6

44.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Another off-spinner on off, Patel stays on the back foot and defends it with the spin to the on side. 86/6

44.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Very full in length outside off at 82.4 kph, driven back to the bowler. 86/6

44.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Skidding down the leg side, quicker through the air, Patel fails to flick it off his pads. Good take by MS Dhoni behind the wickets. 86/6

44.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Allows it to spin back and then taps it in front of short leg. 86/6

44.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Off-spinner outside off at 87.0 kph, Patel defends it off his back foot. 86/6

Change of ends for Ravichandran Ashwin.

43.6 Y Singh to Prior, Another loopy ball on middle, Prior stretches forward in defense. 86/6

43.5 Y Singh to Prior, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, defended watchfully. 86/6

43.4 Y Singh to Prior, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 86/6

43.3 Y Singh to Prior, Quicker delivery, bowled in the flatter trajectory, skidding on as well after pitching around off, Prior forced it to the off side off his back foot. 86/6

43.2 Y Singh to Patel, A loopy delivery put on a fuller length around off, Patel strokes it through covers and jogs across for a single. 86/6

43.1 Y Singh to Patel, Starts with an arm ball around off, Patel goes on the back foot and punches it to short cover. 85/6

Yuvraj Singh to roll his arm now.

42.6 P Ojha to Prior, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 85/6

42.5 P Ojha to Prior, Flighted delivery around off, turning away, Prior got forward to cover his stumps and then allowed it through. 85/6

42.4 P Ojha to Prior, Remains on the back foot in defense. 85/6

42.3 P Ojha to Prior, Arm delivery skidding down the leg side, Prior plays no shot and allows it to hit his pads. 85/6

42.2 P Ojha to Prior, Loopy delivery outside off, left alone. 85/6

42.1 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 85/6

41.6 R Ashwin to Patel, Floated delivery on middle, defended back to end the over. 85/6

41.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Four byes! Spinning down the leg side once again, Patel misses the flick off his pads, Dhoni is blinded a bit as he fails to collect it. The ball scoots away to the fine leg fence. 85/6

41.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Howzzat? Ashwin delivers an off-spinner on middle, Patel walks forward for a flick across the line but misses. He is thudded on the pads and they all go up in a huge appeal. Turned down by the umpire as it was spinning down and probably would have missed the leg stump. 81/6

41.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Bowls an off-spinner on the off stump line this time, Patel gets on the front foot in defense. 81/6

41.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Off-spinner on the leg stump line, Patel taps it with the turn to square leg. 81/6

41.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Flighted off-spinner on middle, flicked with the spin to square leg. 81/6

40.6 P Ojha to Prior, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. Another probing over by Ojha! 81/6

40.5 P Ojha to Prior, Ojha gets it to straighten a shade after landing it around off, Prior goes on the back foot and pushes inside the line only to get beaten once again. 81/6

40.4 P Ojha to Prior, Floated full delivery outside off, spinning away, Prior tried to drive it but missed. 81/6

40.3 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 81/6

40.2 P Ojha to Prior, Bowls from wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman, Prior attempts to defend it off his front foot but the ball shapes away to beat the bat. 81/6

40.1 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up delivery outside off, Prior shoulders his arms. 81/6

39.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Gets forward to drive it through covers but the ball spins back in and takes the inside edge. A single towards square leg to get off the mark. Superb over by Ashwin! 81/6

39.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Floated delivery, down the leg side, Prior flicked it to the on side. 80/6

Matt Prior is the new batsman out in the middle at number 8.

39.4 R Ashwin to A Cook, OUT! Body blow for England as their skipper walks back to the pavilion! Ashwin hurls in a terrific delivery, an off-spinner around off, tempting the batsman to go for a drive through the line. Cook fails to resist the temptation, tries to unveil a cover drive but the ball spins away to catch the outside edge. Sehwag makes no mistake at first slip and England are 80/6, trailing by 441 and need another 242 to avoid the follow-on. 80/6

39.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted delivery on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. 80/5

39.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Lunges forward and defends it to the off side with soft hands . 78/5

39.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted delivery on off, Cook drew forward and defended it with firm hands to short leg. 78/5

38.6 P Ojha to Patel, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 78/5

38.5 P Ojha to Patel, Patel gauges the length early and shifts his weight on the back foot. Goes back and turns a shorter one to deep square leg for a couple. 78/5

38.4 P Ojha to Patel, Loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, fuller in length, Patel defends it right in front off his pads. 76/5

38.3 P Ojha to Cook, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 76/5

38.2 P Ojha to Cook, Ticks it off his pads to the on side and once again finds the short leg fielder. 75/5

38.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted delivery on middle, Cook stayed on the back foot and helped it to short leg. 75/5

37.6 R Ashwin to Patel, Leans across and turns it with the spin to the on side. Yuvraj dives to make the stop at short mid-wicket. 75/5

37.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Flighted delivery on off at 89.7 kph, defended off the front foot by Patel. 75/5

37.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Carrom ball down the leg side, Patel hits it straight to short leg. 75/5

37.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Nudges it off his pads but finds the leg slip fielder. 75/5

37.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Tries to flick a delivery spinning down the leg side but fails in his attempt. 75/5

37.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length on off, defended back. 75/5

36.6 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Fine shot! It's important that they stay positive. Flighted full delivery on middle, Cook got down on one knee and swept it firmly through square leg for a boundary. 75/5

36.5 P Ojha to Patel, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 71/5

36.4 P Ojha to Patel, How did that miss the off stump? Beautiful delivery, drifting into the batsman, landing on off and spinning just a shade after kissing the turf. Patel gets forward for a defense but misses. It almost shaved the off stump. 70/5

36.3 P Ojha to Patel, Pulls his length back a bit and lands it on middle, Patel goes back in defense. 70/5

36.2 P Ojha to Patel, Steps forward and defends it to the off side. 70/5

36.1 P Ojha to Patel, Superb delivery, landing around off and breaking away after pitching with some extra bounce, Patel gets forward for a defense but it spins away and beats the edge. 70/5

35.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length around off, Cook is solidly behind the line in defense. 70/5

35.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 70/5

35.4 R Ashwin to A Cook, Stretches forward and turns it with the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket. 70/5

35.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Fires in a fuller length delivery, quicker through the air, Cook defends it back to the bowler. 70/5

35.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Action replay of the last delivery. 70/5

35.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated off-spinner on middle, Cook lunged forward in defense. 70/5

Ravichandran Ashwin is back on.

Drinks break.

34.6 P Ojha to Patel, Comes on the front foot and offers a straight bat defensive shot. 70/5

34.5 P Ojha to Patel, Slow loopy delivery on off at 80.7 kph, Patel presses forward and drives it to covers. 70/5

34.4 P Ojha to Patel, Gives this one some extra flight and drops it full around off, Patel defends it off his front foot. 70/5

34.3 P Ojha to Patel, Fires in another quicker delivery around off, Patel defended it from the crease. 70/5

34.2 P Ojha to Patel, Quicker and flatter delivery, around off, Patel remains on the back foot back foot and defends it with the outside half of the bat. 70/5

34.1 P Ojha to Patel, Arm ball on off, skidding on with the angle, Patel defends it off his back foot. 70/5

33.6 Z Khan to Patel, Very full in length outside off, driven to covers for a single. 70/5

33.5 Z Khan to Patel, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 69/5

33.4 Z Khan to Patel, Gets on the front foot and defends it watchfully to the off side. 69/5

33.3 Z Khan to Patel, Comes from round the wicket and serves a fuller ball on off, Patel strides forward and drives it to covers. 69/5

33.2 Z Khan to Patel, Fuller length delivery on middle, Patel gets behind the line and defends it back. 69/5

33.1 Z Khan to Patel, Patel has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 69/5

32.6 Ojha to Cook, Appeal for an LBW! Flighted delivery on middle, Cook failed to defend it off his front and was hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Going down the leg side. End of an extremely good over, a double wicket maiden! 69/5

32.5 P Ojha to Cook, Too full in length on middle and leg, Cook tickles it off his pads and it goes on a bounce to the leg slip fielder. 69/5

Samit Patel walks out in the middle. But it will be Cook to face the hat-trick ball.

32.4 P Ojha to Bell, OUT! Well, I take my words back! Bell immediately tries to take the spinner on, rushes down the track and aims to go big over mid off. Fails to reach to the pitch of the delivery and completely miscues it high in the air. Tendulkar settles underneath it to pouch it safely inside the ring. The crowd is going berserk and England are 5 down for 69! 69/5

Arguably England's best batsman against spinners, Ian Bell, arrives in the middle.

32.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, OUT! End of the misery for Kevin Pietersen and once again he has fallen to a left-arm spinner. Ojha flights it on middle and gets it to straighten a bit, Pietersen remains inside the crease looking to block it with the turn to the off side but misses as it went straight on. The middle stump is pegged back and Ojha is all pumped up. 69/4

32.2 Ojha to Pietersen, Loud shout for an LBW! Flighted delivery on middle, straightening a touch, KP tried to defend it from the crease but got an inside edge onto the pads. The appeal was obviously turned down! 69/3

32.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Sliding down the leg side, Pietersen fails to flick it off his pads. 69/3

31.6 Z Khan to Cook, Hint of reverse there as it straightens a touch after landing full around off, Cook plays it with an inside edge to square leg. 69/3

31.5 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up delivery outside off, Cook took his front foot forward to cover the line and then shouldered his arms. 69/3

31.4 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery around off, Cook remains on the back foot and taps it in front of point. 69/3

31.3 Z Khan to Cook, Another fuller delivery slanted into the left-hander, Cook got half forward in defense. 69/3

31.2 Z Khan to Cook, This one is angled into the batsman, on a fuller length, Cook gets behind the line and blocks it back solidly. 69/3

31.1 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery in the channel around off, Cook has nothing to do with it. 69/3

30.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Fuller ball around off, stroked off the front foot to mid off to end a maiden over. 69/3

30.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Pushes it a shade quicker into the batsman, landing around off and cutting away sharply, Pietersen pushes inside the line and gets beaten by the away turn. 69/3

30.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Presses forward and defends it with the spin to second slip. 69/3

30.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Bowls it a lot slower through the air, around middle and off, Pietersen draws forward in defense. 69/3

30.2 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Flighted full delivery on off, driven off the front foot to mid off. 69/3

30.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Jumps out of the crease and uses his pad to defend. 69/3

29.6 Z Khan to Cook, Fuller length delivery on off, Cook takes his front leg forward and defends it with his bat and pad together. 69/3

29.5 Z Khan to Cook, Driving length delivery, around off with a bit of in-swing, Cook covers the line and leaves it alone. 69/3

29.4 Z Khan to Cook, Lands it on a fuller length outside off, tempting line for a drive, but Cook allows it through. 69/3

29.3 Z Khan to Cook, Probing line, keeps it just around off, Cook defends it cautiously to covers. 69/3

29.2 Z Khan to Cook, Angles in a length delivery, Cook stays back and helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 69/3

29.1 Z Khan to Cook, Starts with a good length delivery around off, Cook camps back and defends it down solidly. 69/3

Zaheer Khan comes into the attack for the first time this morning. Interesting to find out whether he gets some reverse swing going or not.

28.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Stretches forward and patiently blocks it down. 69/3

28.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 69/3

28.4 P Ojha to Cook, On the pads, eased in the gap at square leg for one. 69/3

28.3 P Ojha to Cook, Appeal for a bat-pad! Tossed up delivery on middle, Cook tried to flick it but missed. The ball ballooned off the pads and Pujara took a diving catch at short leg. They appealed but the umpire was unmoved. 68/3

28.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Drifting into the batsman and landing around off, spinning away a shade and KP goes deep inside the crease and plays it wide of first slip for a single. 68/3

28.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Pietersen has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 67/3

27.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy delivery on middle, helped off the pads to Gambhir at short leg. 67/3

Slight hold up in play! Maybe some reflection coming out from the advertisement boards near the sight screen. The groundsmen are getting it covered.

27.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes from round the wicket and delivers an off-spinner on middle, Cook tries to defend it off his front foot but it catches the inside edge and squirts to square leg. 67/3

27.4 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! This will further calm the nerves. Ashwin serves a full toss on middle, Cook leans across and hammers it off his pads to the deep mid-wicket fence. 67/3

27.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Presses forward and defends it back with soft hands. Last 10 minutes have been a lot easier for England than the first 20! 63/3

27.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted full delivery on middle, Cook watchfully defended it down towards the off side. 63/3

27.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Fine shot! Too full in length on middle, Pietersen kneels down and sweeps it all along the carpet to deep square leg for one. 63/3

26.6 P Ojha to Cook,Flighted delivery on middle, on a fuller length, Cook helped it off his pads to short leg. 62/3

26.5 P Ojha to Cook, Too full in length on middle, defended off the front foot by Cook. 62/3

26.4 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Loopy delivery wide outside off at 82.2 kph, shade short as well, Cook stands back and clobbers it through covers for a boundary. The pitch is turning alright but the bowlers need to be accurate with their lengths. 62/3

26.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Arm ball around off, skidding on with the angle, Pietersen tries to defend it off his front foot but it kisses the inside edge and travels to square leg. A single. 58/3

26.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Drops it short this time, outside off, KP cuts it through the line but finds the cover fielder. 57/3

26.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length around off, KP blocked it off his front foot. 57/3

25.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 57/3

25.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Great effort in the field by Tendulkar and the crowd goes berserk! Slightly short in length around off, spinning away, Cook crunches it off his back foot but SRT does well to stop it with a dive at point. 57/3

25.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 57/3

25.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Awesome delivery! Turn and bounce, welcome to India! Off-spinner pitched around leg and turned away viciously with some extra lift, Cook drew forward in defense but was beaten by the turn. 57/3

25.2 R Ashwin to A Cook, Touch short in length on middle, Cook pulls it straight to square leg. 57/3

25.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted full delivery on middle, Cook defended it off his pads to mid-wicket. 57/3

24.6 Ojha to Pietersen, Little shimmy down the track and Pietersen aims to defend it. Fails to do so and a loud appeal for an LBW by Dhoni. Tony Hill shakes his head. 57/3

24.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Gets on the back foot and blocks it off his pads to the on side. 57/3

24.4 P Ojha to Cook, Dances down the track to reach to the pitch of the delivery, fails to do so cleanly but still goes on with his heave across the line. It flies over square leg for a single. Risky! 57/3

24.3 P Ojha to Cook, Spinning down the leg side, Cook helps it off his pads to leg gully. 56/3

24.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Poor delivery by Ojha, short and wide outside off, Pietersen rocks back and punches it through extra cover for three runs. Ashwin does well to pull it back just before the ropes. 56/3

24.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flatter delivery, touch short in length on middle, KP goes on the back foot and punches it to the off side. 53/3

23.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. England are struggling big time against the spinners and one can smell the wicket coming soon! 53/3

23.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Hu hu hu! Off-spinner landed on middle and spun away sharply, Cook got down on one knee for a massive sweep across the line but missed. 53/3

23.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays inside the crease and offers a straight bat in defense. 53/3

23.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tries to play it across the line and gets a leading edge. It goes uppishly but wide of the bowler. 53/3

23.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Helps it off his pads to the on side but straight to square leg. 53/3

23.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 53/3

22.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted delivery around off at 80.7 kph, spinning away after landing, KP closes the face of the bat early in an attempt to play it across the line and gets a leading edge. It goes on a couple of bounces to the point fielder. End of a probing over! 53/3

22.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 53/3

22.4 P Ojha to K Pietersen, FOUR! Finally KP gets hold of his shot and fetches a boundary. He shimmies down the track to smother the spin and whips it fabulously through mid-wicket for a boundary. 53/3

22.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Oh boy, that stayed low after landing a touch short in the middle stump line, KP did well to keep it out to the off side. 49/3

22.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Walks down the track and tries to defend. He fails to put bat on ball and is hit on the pads. Stifled appeal from Dhoni but to no avail. 49/3

22.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Slow loopy delivery outside off, Pietersen watches the line closely and allows it through. 49/3

21.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Off-spinner around off, Cook draws forward in defense. Tidy over again by Ashwin! 49/3

21.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended off the front foot by Cook. 49/3

21.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans across aiming to flick it through mid-wicket but it takes the leading edge and rolls back to the bowler. 49/3

21.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Remains on the back foot in defense. Very watchful, Cook! 49/3

21.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 49/3

21.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 49/3

20.6 P Ojha to Cook, Straighter ball, helped to square leg and crossed for a single. 49/3

20.5 P Ojha to A Cook, Stretches forward and pushes it gently to mid on. 48/3

20.4 P Ojha to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 48/3

20.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Down the leg side, flicked to the on side for a single. 48/3

20.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Oohhh... this time it raps KP on the pads. He is not looking comfortable against the left-armer. Flighted delivery on middle, Pietersen tried to defend it after getting forward but missed. The appeal for an LBW is not upheld. 47/3

20.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Four byes! Chance of a stumping goes a-begging as well! Ojha flights it around the leg stump line and it goes on with the arm. KP jumps out of the crease and tries to defend it but misses. Dhoni was concentrating on the off stump line and hence he fails to collect it. The replays show that it missed the leg stump by a whisker. 47/3

19.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Little short in length on off, Cook goes back and punches it to the off side. 43/3

19.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 43/3

19.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 43/3

19.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Spinning away from the batsman, Cook leans forward for a defense but is beaten by the away turn. 43/3

19.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Goes back and punches it to point. 43/3

19.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Outside off, staying low, Cook left it alone. 43/3

Ravichandran Ashwin to share the attack from the other end.

18.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up delivery turning down the leg side. KP got forward and was hit on the pads. 43/3

18.5 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Almost a run out! Flighted delivery on off, KP rushed down the tracking to whip it across the line but it took the inside edge and hit him on the pads. Gambhir picked the ball at silly point but missed his shy at the striker's end. Pietersen had to dive to make it into the crease. 43/3

18.4 P Ojha to Cook, This time Cook tickles it with the spin to the on side and places it in the gap. They cross for a single. 43/3

18.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up delivery on middle, Cook leaned across and flicked it to short leg. 42/3

18.2 P Ojha to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 42/3

18.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted full delivery around off, spinning away a shade, Pietersen pushes at it off his front foot but gets beaten by the turn. Dhoni fails to collect it as it stayed low and they pick a bye. 42/3

Time to get underway. The players are making their way out in the middle. Pragyan Ojha to start off with the proceedings. Two slips, a short leg and silly point in place...

Ahmedabad Test enters into the third day and it's India who have their noses in front. They batted with authority first up to post a massive first innings total and then their spinners did extremely well to pick three wickets before stumps on day 2. England are on the back foot and they need the current pair of Pietersen and Cook to do the resurrection job. Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning in to the coverage.

Day 3, first session...

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A terrific day for India! Pujara led the way with a brilliant double hundred at first and then the spinners ran riot picking up three English wickets. England still trail by 480 runs but at first, they would be looking to avoid the follow-on and need more 281 runs to do so. The ball is turning viciously and it would be a herculean task for their batsmen. Skipper Cook and Pietersen are at the crease and a lot will depend on how this partnership performs. A tough road lies ahead for England.

17.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays in crease and defends it solidly. That's stumps on day 2! 41/3

17.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Length delivery on off, quicker and flatter. Cook brings his bat down in time and defends. 41/3

17.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans forward and prods it to the off side. 41/3

17.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy outside off, Cook comes forward and defends. 41/3

17.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 41/3

17.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Pietersen dances down the track, Ashwin darts it quicker and flatter outside off, Pietersen goes for a prod but misses. The ball files over the silly point fielder off his pads. They run through for a leg bye. 41/3

16.6 Y Singh to Cook, FOUR! Poor delivery! Short and wide outside off, asking to be hit. Cook rocks back and punches it past covers for a boundary. 40/3

16.5 Y Singh to Cook, Cook leaves alone a length delivery outside off. 36/3

16.4 Y Singh to Pietersen, Fullish on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 36/3

16.3 Y Singh to Pietersen, Good delivery! Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Pietersen comes forward and prods it tentatively to the off side. 35/3

16.2 Y Singh to Pietersen, Rocks back and punches it straight to mid of. 35/3

16.1 Y Singh to K Pietersen, FOUR! Good adjustment by Pietersen! Short ball outside the leg stump, it keeps extremely low. Pietersen rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 35/3

Yuvraj Singh into the attack now!

15.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish outside off, Cook lunges forward and prods it into the ground. Another successful over for India! 31/3

15.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans forward and squirts it into the ground. 31/3

15.4 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Straightaway dances down the track and pushes it to mid on. He scampers through for a single as the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 31/3

Kevin Pietersen strides in.

15.3 R Ashwin to Trott, OUT! The Indian spinners are on a roll here! Length delivery outside off, spins back in sharply. Trott leans forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball flies to forward short leg where Pujara pouches a good reflexive catch. England in some trouble now, 30/3! 30/3

15.2 Ashwin to Trott, Length delivery outside off, spinning back in. Trott lunges forward for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 30/2

15.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish on the pads, Cook turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 30/2

14.6 P Ojha to Trott, Stays back and squirts it into the ground. 29/2

14.5 P Ojha to Trott, Loopy outside off, Trott defends it. 29/2

Jonathan Trott is the new batman.

14.4 P Ojha to Anderson, OUT! This time Ojha gets him! Length delivery on off, spinning back in. Anderson goes for a forward defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. It loops up to short leg where Gambhir dives to his right and pouches a good reflexive catch. 29/2

14.3 P Ojha to J Anderson, Dropped! Tough chance! Length delivery outside off, spinning in. Anderson lunges forward for a defense but gets an inside edge which flies to short leg. Pujara dives to his left, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold on to it. 29/1

14.2 P Ojha to Anderson, Gets behind the line of the deliver and defends. 29/1

14.1 P Ojha to Anderson, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 29/1

13.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 29/1

13.5 R Ashwin to Anderson, Huge appeal for an LBW! Not out! Fullish delivery outside the leg stump, spins away sharply. Anderson is squared up and gets hit full on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. They run through for a leg bye! That looked very close, probably the pitching outside leg saved him there! 29/1

13.4 R Ashwin to Anderson, Fullish on the pads, Anderson clips it behind square leg for a couple. 28/1

Night watchman James Anderson strides out to the wicket.

Ashwin is now the fastest Indian to reach fifty Test wickets!

13.3 Ashwin to N Compton, OUT! Castled! Ashwin goes right through Compton's defense! Loopy and fullish outside off, Compton comes forward for a prod but the ball spins in viciously. It sneaks through his bat and pad and rattles the timber. A classic off-spinner's delivery! 26/1

13.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Defended off the front foot by Compton presenting the full face of the bat. 26/0

13.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Fullish on middle and off, spinning in. Compton comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire says no. 26/0

12.6 P Ojha to Compton, Comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge to the leg side. They scamper through for a quick single. 26/0

12.5 P Ojha to Compton, Gets behind the line of the ball and defends it. 25/0

12.4 P Ojha to Compton, Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Compton leaves it alone. 25/0

12.3 P Ojha to Compton, Stays in his crease and blocks it solidly. 25/0

12.2 P Ojha to Compton, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 25/0

12.1 P Ojha to Compton, Beauty! Fullish delivery on middle, it turns and bounces viciously after landing. Compton is squared up in his defense and misses. The ball brushes keepers gloves and pops up to the first slip fielder who pouches it and appeals. The umpire says no. 25/0

11.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish outside off and prods it into the ground. 25/0

11.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Works it behind square leg and takes a single. 25/0

11.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Defends it to the off side off the front foot. 24/0

11.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Length delivery on middle, spinning in. Compton comes forward but then goes back and looks to flick. Misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball loops to leg slip where the fielder dives to his left and pouches it. Ashwin first appeals for an LBW and then the catch but the umpire is unmoved. 24/0

11.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish on middle and leg, Cook pats it to the leg side for a quick single. 24/0

11.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Length delivery on off, spinning away. Cook leans forward and defends. 23/0

Ashwin back on!

10.6 P Ojha to Compton, Length delivery outside off, Compton comes forward and defends it to the off side. 23/0

10.5 P Ojha to Compton, Probing delivery outside off, spinning away. Compton leaves it alone. 23/0

10.4 P Ojha to Compton, Lunges forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 23/0

10.3 P Ojha to Compton, Compton has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/0

10.2 P Ojha to Compton, Brilliant delivery! Loopy outside off, it spins away sharply and draws the batsman into a prod. Compton goes for a forward defense but is beaten by the away turn. Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash but Compton was well in. 23/0

10.1 P Ojha to Cook, Loopy on the pads, Cook nudges it behind square leg for a single. 23/0

9.6 Z Khan to Compton, Comes from over the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off. Compton leaves it alone cautiously. 22/0

9.5 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery outside off, angling in. Compton strides forward and pushes it to covers. 22/0

9.4 Z Khan to Compton, In the corridor outside off, Compton shoulders his arms to it. 22/0

9.3 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish outside off, Compton comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 22/0

9.2 Z Khan to Compton, Close! Nips back in after landing outside off, Compton decides to leave it and it flies inches past the off stump. 22/0

9.1 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery from round the wicket. Compton leaves it alone. 22/0

8.6 P Ojha to Compton, Goes back and nudges it behind square leg for a single. 22/0

8.5 P Ojha to N Compton, Spins away after landing outside off, Compton gets squared up a tad and defends it safely to the off side. 21/0

8.4 P Ojha to Compton, Lunges forward and defends it to the off side. 21/0

8.3 P Ojha to Compton, Spins away a tad after landing outside off, Compton goes for a forward defense but gets a slight outside edge to second slip. 21/0

8.2 P Ojha to Compton, Loopy on middle and off, Compton strides forward and prods it into the ground. 21/0

8.1 P Ojha to Compton, Fullish on middle, Compton defends it solidly off the front foot. 21/0

Pragyan Ojha into the attack now!

7.6 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery outside off, keeps a touch low. Cook stays back and squirts it into the ground. 21/0

7.5 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish outside off, nips back in after landing. Cook leaves it alone. 21/0

7.4 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish on off, Cook comes forward and prods it to the off side. 21/0

7.3 Z Khan to Cook, Comes forward and defends a length delivery outside off to covers. 21/0

7.2 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, Cook leans forward and pushes it defensively to covers. 21/0

7.1 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery on middle and leg, Cook defends it into the ground. 21/0

6.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Good running! Goes back and pats it with soft hands past point for a quick couple. 21/0

6.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 19/0

6.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Carrom ball on middle and leg. Compton prods it into the ground. 19/0

6.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Comes forward and clips it straight to leg slip. 19/0

6.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Loopy outside off, Compton lunges forward and pushes it defensively back to the bowler. 19/0

6.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Spins back in after landing outside off, Cook stays back and defends it into the ground. 19/0

5.6 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, Cook stands tall and punches it to covers. 19/0

5.5 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, Cook stays back and leaves it alone. 19/0

5.4 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery on off, Cook strides forward and defends it into the ground. 19/0

5.3 Z Khan to Compton, Good single! Length delivery on middle and off, Compton pushes it with soft hands to mid on and scampers through for a quick single. 19/0

5.2 Z Khan to Compton, Length delivery outside off, Compton stays back and squirts it into the ground. 18/0

5.1 Z Khan to Compton, Comes from over the wicket and delivers a good length delivery outside off, Compton leaves it alone. 18/0

4.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Goes back and clips it behind square leg for a single to end the over. 18/0

4.5 R Ashwin to N Compton, Loopy and fullish outside off, spinning in. Compton comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 17/0

4.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Helps it to point and takes a single. 17/0

4.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Quicker and flatter on off, Cook strides forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Had he missed it, it would have been very close! 16/0

4.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy outside off, Cook Pushes it with soft hands to point and scampers through for a couple. 16/0

4.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays in his crease and defends a length delivery on middle at the last moment. 14/0

3.6 Z Khan to Compton, Solid defense again! Leans forward and defends a good length delivery outside off to covers. 14/0

3.5 Z Khan to Compton, Comes forward and pushes a length delivery to covers defensively. 14/0

3.4 Z Khan to Compton, In the corridor outside off, Compton leaves it alone. 14/0

3.3 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery on off from round the wicket. Compton stays back and defends. 14/0

3.2 Z Khan to Compton, Length delivery outside off, Compton pushes it to covers off the back foot. 14/0

3.1 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish delivery on middle and off, Compton leans forward and prods it to the off side. 14/0

2.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Beauty! Spins away sharply after landing on off, Cook lunges forward for a defense but gets beaten by the away turn. Good stuff from Ashwin! 14/0

2.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 14/0

2.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish on middle, Cook leans forward and defends it to the off side. 14/0

2.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 14/0

2.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Comes forward and pats it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 14/0

2.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Fullish delivery outside off, Compton comes forward and defends it to the leg side. 13/0

1.6 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Brilliant pull! A tad short on off, Cook rocks back and pulls it muscularly behind square leg for a boundary. 13/0

1.5 Khan to N Compton, Appeal for an Lbw! Not out! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a good length delivery outside off. It nips back in after landing. Compton comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single as Zaheer's appeal is turned down. First run in Test cricket for Compton! 9/0

1.4 Z Khan to Compton, Probing delivery on a good length area outside off, Compton leaves it alone. 8/0

1.3 Z Khan to Compton, Stays back and pushes a good length delivery outside off to covers. 8/0

1.2 Z Khan to N Compton, Good stop from Sehwag! Back fo a length delivery outside off, Compton pulls it to mid-wicket where Sehwag dives to his right and makes a good reflexive stop. 8/0

1.1 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery outside off, Compton stays back and defends it to the off side. 8/0

Zaheer Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Nearly chops it on! Length delivery outside off, Cook rocks back for a cut but gets an inside edge past the off stump and then the keeper for a lucky boundary. 8 runs off the first over! 8/0

0.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Length delivery on middle, Cook comes forward and defends. 4/0

0.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Again sharp turn! Spins away after landing outside off, Cook shoulders his arms to it. 4/0

0.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Spins away sharply after landing outside off, Cook leaves it alone. 4/0

0.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by Cook presenting the full face of the bat. 4/0

0.1 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Cracked! Cook off the mark in style! A tad short outside off, Cooks rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 4/0

Commentary (India innings)

India have posted a mammoth 521/8 on the board! Sehwag and Gambhir got the hosts off to a brilliant start. Sehwag went on to score a blistering century. Swann then led England's fightback but Pujara showed great composure and hit a maiden Test double ton to power India to a huge total. Yuvraj too played a good helping hand with 74. Swann was by far England's best bowler with figures of 5/144. The English batsmen have a tough ask on their hands ahead. Join us in a while for their 1st innings reply.

159.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Very full delivery on middle, Pujara flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. India have declared! 521/8

159.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara looks to steer it down to third man but ends up chopping it to point. Wants a single but is sent back. 520/8

159.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Opens the face of the bat and guides a length delivery outside off to point. 520/8

159.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery on off, Pujara clips it straight to mid-wicket. 520/8

159.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Comes forward and pushes a length delivery outside off defensively to covers. 520/8

159.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length delivery outside off, Pujara stays back and pushes it to point. 520/8

158.6 G Swann to Ojha, Loopy and fullish on middle, Ojha comes forward and defends it solidly to end the over. 520/8

158.5 G Swann to Ojha, Full delivery on the pads, Ojha clips it to square leg defensively. 520/8

158.4 G Swann to Ojha, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Ojha prods it into the ground. 520/8

158.3 G Swann to Ojha, Length delivery on middle, spinning away. Ojha defends it off the front foot at the last moment. 520/8

158.2 G Swann to Pujara, Quicker and flatter outside off, Pujara rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 520/8

158.1 G Swann to Pujara, Loopy and fullish outside off, spinning in. Pujara strides forward and defends. 519/8

Swann into the attack now.

157.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Good length delivery on middle and leg, angling in. Ojha looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 519/8

157.5 J Anderson to Ojha, Goes back and clips a good length delivery on the pads to square leg. 519/8

157.4 J Anderson to Ojha, Good length delivery outside off, Ojha gets behind the line of the ball and defends. 519/8

157.3 J Anderson to Ojha, Fullish outside off, Ojha comes forward and prods it into the ground. 519/8

157.2 J Anderson to Ojha, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Ojha pokes at it and gets beaten. 519/8

Pragyan Ojha strides out to the middle.

157.1 J Anderson to Khan, OUT! Good catch from Trott! Anderson finally gets a wicket in this innings! Length delivery outside off, Zaheer slices it aerially to gully where Trott dives to his right and pouches a good reflexive catch. 519/8

156.6 K Pietersen to Khan, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 519/7

156.5 K Pietersen to Khan, Goes back and misses his nudge, gets hit on the pads. 518/7

156.4 K Pietersen to C Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara bunts it to long on for a single. 518/7

156.3 K Pietersen to Khan, Again poor delivery but the fielder is present in the deep! A tad short and wide outside off, Zaheer cuts it to deep point for a single. 517/7

156.2 K Pietersen to Khan, FOUR! Cracked! A tad short and wide outside off, Zaheer rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 516/7

156.1 K Pietersen to Khan, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 512/7

155.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Landed outside off, 135.6 kph, dabbed straight to point. 512/7

155.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Full outside off, 127.8 kph, driven back to mid on. 512/7

155.4 J Anderson to Khan, The flick this time, earns him a run. 512/7

155.3 J Anderson to Khan, Full and straight, watchfully defended. 511/7

155.2 J Anderson to Khan, Full outside off, Zaheer mistimes his drive back to the bowler. 511/7

155.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Landed on middle, 134 kph, flicked through square leg for a single. 511/7

154.6 K Pietersen to Khan, And a beauty first up! Flighted outside off, 85.6 kph, Zaheer looks to run it down to third man but is beaten by what you can call a straighter one. 510/7

Zaheer Khan walks in at number 9, replacing Ashwin.

154.5 K Pietersen to Ashwin, OUT! Caught behind! Pietersen has got a wicket! And... Prior has managed to hang on to a catch! Heart-breaking, if you are a batsman. Flat pitch, nothing for the bowlers and a not-so-good delivery to say the least. A half tracker, landed outside off, Ashwin looks to run it down to third man (with a slip in place) and only manages a thin nick to the keeper. Ashwin starts to walk but then decides to try his luck and waits for the umpire's signal. Pietersen is not even bothered to see whether the finger has gone up and starts to celebrate. And now, the finger goes up. Ashwin departs for 23 and the 66-run stand has been broken. INDIA 510/7! 510/7

154.4 K Pietersen to Pujara, Punches it through the covers for one. 510/6

154.3 K Pietersen to Ashwin, On middle, Ashwin gets a mile across and flicks it off the stumps through square leg for a run. 509/6

154.2 K Pietersen to Pujara, Full on middle, 77.7 kph, driven down to long on for a single. 508/6

154.1 K Pietersen to Pujara, Landed on middle, 82.6 kph, worked straight to square leg. 507/6

153.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Punches this straight to point. 507/6

153.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, An LBW appeal but turned down. Another inswinger, but on a fuller length, drifting down, Ashwin misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 507/6

153.4 Anderson to Ashwin, A great follow-up delivery from Jamie, fires an inswinging yorker, Ashwin plays that equally well as he digs it out superbly. 507/6

Maiden double Test hundred by Cheteshwar Pujara! And this is the 41st time that an Indian player in Test clothing has reached the landmark of 200!!!

153.3 J Anderson to Pujara, There it is! What a wonderful knock by this young man! Landed outside off, dabbed late and wide of the man at backward point. The batsmen scamper across for the single and Pujara is delighted! The dressing room stands up and applauds and coach Sandeep Patil is delighted the most, it seems. 507/6

153.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Full and wide outside off, tentatively pushed to point. 506/6

153.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Back of a length outside off, 126.1 kph, cut straight to point. 506/6

Here comes James Anderson.

152.6 K Pietersen to Pujara, Goes back this time and works with the ball through square leg for a run. 506/6

152.5 K Pietersen to Pujara, Outside off, whipped towards mid on but Pietersen tumbles across to his right to stop the ball. 505/6

152.4 K Pietersen to Pujara, Full on middle, played straight to short mid-wicket. 505/6

152.3 K Pietersen to C Pujara, Is that the double ton??? Nopes... just pulled in! Landed outside off, dabbed late through point. The fielder stops the ball inside the ropes and the batsmen come back for the second. 198 now... 505/6

152.2 K Pietersen to Ashwin, Landed just outside off, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 503/6

152.1 K Pietersen to Ashwin, Full and just outside off, 90.2 kph, watchfully defended. 502/6

Pietersen to begin after Tea.

We are back on! India have gone past 500, tea has been done with, now focus shifts on to first Pujara's double ton and then, a possible acceleration and then declaration in an hour's time.

Day 2, session 3...

Another session dominated by India! However, England managed to pick up a couple of wickets, they are staring down a big first innings total. Cheteshwar Pujara is just going strength to strength and now is only four runs away from his maiden double ton. Expect the home side to bat for another hour or so after tea and then declare. Join us in a while...

151.6 S Patel to Pujara, Gets behind the line and defends it solidly to end the over. Tea on day 2! 502/6

151.5 S Patel to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 502/6

151.4 S Patel to R Ashwin, Dropped! Flighted delivery on off, Ashwin chipped it just over short cover where Cook failed to take the catch over his head. A single. 502/6

151.3 S Patel to Ashwin, Outside off, tapped in front of point. 501/6

151.2 S Patel to Pujara, Full on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for three runs. 500 up for India! 501/6

151.1 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted full delivery on middle, defended back. 498/6

Samit Patel is back into the attack.

150.6 K Pietersen to Ashwin, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 498/6

150.5 K Pietersen to Ashwin, Cheeky. Flighted full delivery outside off, Ashwin camps back and runs it down at the last moment to third man for one. 498/6

150.4 K Pietersen to C Pujara, Long hop outside off, Pujara cuts it through point for a run. 496/6

150.3 K Pietersen to Ashwin, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 495/6

150.2 K Pietersen to Ashwin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 494/6

50-run stand between Pujara and Ashwin!

150.1 K Pietersen to Pujara, Short of a length delivery outside off, punched off the back foot through covers for a single. 494/6

Kevin Pietersen is back on.

149.6 S Broad to Ashwin, Cuts a short delivery through the line but straight to point. 493/6

149.5 S Broad to Pujara, An over-pitched delivery on middle, whipped through mid-wicket and it was all set to cross the ropes. But the fielder chased it well and pulled it back just before the ropes. They've managed to run three. 493/6

149.4 S Broad to Ashwin, On the pads, nudged to fine leg for one. 490/6

149.3 S Broad to Pujara, Comes from round the wicket and drops a full ball on middle, Pujara leans across and flicks it through square leg for a run. 489/6

149.2 S Broad to Ashwin, A fuller delivery sliding down the leg side, Ashwin tries to flick it but misses and is hit on the pads. It travels to fine leg and they cross for a leg bye. 488/6

149.1 S Broad to Ashwin, Length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Ashwin defends it from the crease. 487/6

148.6 G Swann to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 487/6

148.5 G Swann to Pujara, FOUR! Pujara is particularly severe on the short deliveries. Goes deep inside the crease and pulls it powerfully to the deep square leg region. 487/6

148.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Walks down to the pitch of the delivery and helps it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 483/6

148.3 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted delivery outside off, Ashwin drew forward and defended it to the off side. 482/6

148.2 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted full delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 482/6

148.1 G Swann to C Pujara, Tossed up delivery on middle, drilled down the ground to long on for a single. 482/6

147.6 S Broad to Pujara, Straighter delivery, helped off the pads to square leg for one. 481/6

147.5 S Broad to Ashwin, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 480/6

147.4 S Broad to Ashwin, FOUR! Fine shot! Slightly short in length outside off at 131.8 kph, Ashwin plays it late and wide of the point fielder for a boundary. 479/6

147.3 S Broad to Pujara, Strides forward and drives it through covers for three runs. Patel does well and pulls it back just before the ropes. 475/6

147.2 S Broad to C Pujara, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Pujara drives it straight to covers. 472/6

147.1 S Broad to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 472/6

146.6 G Swann to Pujara, Another single down to long on for a single. 472/6

146.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Turns it off his pads to square leg for a single. 471/6

146.4 G Swann to Pujara, Walks down the track and forces it through mid on for a run. 470/6

146.3 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted full delivery on off, Pujara drew forward in defense and played it with the inside edge to square leg. 469/6

146.2 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara defends it from within the crease. 469/6

146.1 G Swann to Pujara, Too full in length around off, hit across the line but straight to Cook at short mid-wicket. 469/6

145.6 S Broad to Ashwin, Steers a wide delivery outside off to point where Patel misfields and concedes a couple. Broad is furious with the effort. 469/6

145.5 S Broad to Ashwin, Full length delivery outside off, played in front of point. 467/6

Prior is standing up to the stumps now. Interesting!

145.4 S Broad to Ashwin, Flashes his blade through the line to a delivery outside off and gets an under edge. It goes on a bounce to Prior. 467/6

145.3 S Broad to Ashwin, Length ball outside off, Ashwin stays back and taps it in front of backward point. 467/6

145.2 S Broad to Ashwin, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Ashwin drives it off his front foot to covers. 467/6

145.1 Broad to Ashwin, Loud appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery angling down the leg side, Ashwin fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. Broad appeals along with Prior but to no avail. 467/6

Stuart Broad comes back for another spell.

144.6 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted full delivery outside off, blocked confidently to covers. 467/6

144.5 G Swann to Pujara, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 467/6

144.4 G Swann to Pujara, Drops it a shade short around off, Pujara is quick to pounce onto it and cracks it through point for a couple. 467/6

144.3 G Swann to Pujara, Latches onto a fuller ball and drills it to the on side. Cook does well to make the half stop at short mid-wicket. 465/6

144.2 G Swann to Pujara, Advances to the pitch of the delivery and plays it with an inside edge to short mid-wicket. 465/6

144.1 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted delivery on off, defended with the spin to the on side. 465/6

143.6 S Patel to Ashwin, Pushes a full ball off his front foot but finds the fielder. 465/6

143.5 S Patel to Pujara, Floated full delivery on middle and off, driven straight to mid off. 465/6

143.4 S Patel to Pujara, Gets on the front foot and blocks. 464/6

143.3 S Patel to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 464/6

143.2 S Patel to Pujara, FOUR! Easy pickings! Patel is the culprit of dropping it short on the leg stump line, Pujara picks it early and powers it via a massive pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence. 464/6

143.1 S Patel to Pujara, Goes back punches it to mid off. 460/6

142.6 G Swann to Ashwin, FOUR! Superb shot! Loopy delivery on middle, Ashwin goes down on one knee and sweeps it nicely over square leg for a boundary. Lovely timing! He has a Test century to his name and is surely capable of hanging out with Pujara in the middle. 460/6

142.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted delivery outside off, defended off the front foot by Ashwin. 456/6

142.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 456/6

142.3 G Swann to Pujara, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 456/6

142.2 G Swann to Pujara, Pads away a delivery pitched wide outside off and turning back in. Swann asks the question but the umpire shakes his head. Impact well outside off! 455/6

142.1 G Swann to Pujara, Steps forward and drives it to mid on. 455/6

141.6 S Patel to Pujara, Poor delivery, full and down the leg side, Pujara sweeps it firmly to deep square leg and crosses for a run. 455/6

141.5 S Patel to Pujara, Helps it off his pads but not in the gap on the leg side. 454/6

141.4 S Patel to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 454/6

141.3 S Patel to Ashwin, Strides forward and pushes it with the spin to covers for a single. 454/6

141.2 S Patel to Ashwin, Plays an extremely late cut but finds the backward point fielder. Pujara is half-way down the track looking for a run but is sent back. 453/6

141.1 S Patel to Ashwin, Advances forward and strokes it to short cover. The fielder makes a partial stop but does well to parry it towards the bowler. 453/6

140.6 G Swann to Pujara, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length outside off, helped to mid-wicket. 453/6

140.5 G Swann to Pujara, Slow spin back into the batsman, Pujara eases it with the spin to square leg. 453/6

140.4 G Swann to Pujara, Floated full delivery on off, defended off the front foot. 453/6

140.3 G Swann to Pujara, Blocked it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 453/6

140.2 G Swann to Ashwin, Knocks it down the ground to long on for a single. 453/6

140.1 G Swann to Pujara, An over-pitched delivery on middle, Pujara skipped down the track and whipped it to deep mid-wicket for a run. 452/6

139.6 S Patel to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 451/6

139.5 S Patel to Ashwin, Too full in length on off, driven straight to mid off. 451/6

139.4 S Patel to Ashwin, Strides forward and pushes it with the spin to covers. 451/6

139.3 S Patel to C Pujara, Some spin and extra bounce as it gets pitched outside leg. Pujara tries to defend it from the crease but it turns and takes the outside edge. Goes past the first slip fielder and they steal a single. 451/6

139.2 S Patel to Pujara, Lunges forward and defends it softly to the leg side. 450/6

139.1 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted delivery on middle, Pujara got forward and defended it back to the bowler. 450/6

138.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Walks down the track and attempts to defend it. But misses and gets hit on the pads. A muted appeal by the bowler and keeper but they themselves realize it immediately and pull back from their appeal. 450/6

138.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 450/6

138.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Jumps out of the crease and helps it off his pads to Bell at short leg. He has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Anyways Ashwin was in. 450/6

138.3 G Swann to Pujara, Gives some extra flight this time and serves a full ball on middle, Pujara drives it down to long on and crosses for one. 450/6

138.2 G Swann to Pujara, Off-spinner around off, Pujara strides forward in defense. 449/6

138.1 G Swann to Pujara, Spinning back into the batsman, defended to the on side by Pujara. 449/6

137.6 S Patel to Ashwin, Goes on the back foot in defense. 449/6

137.5 S Patel to Pujara, Turns it off his pads, slightly uppish but Bell is late in reacting at short leg. A single towards square leg. 449/6

137.4 S Patel to Ashwin, Slightly short in length outside off, punched off the back foot through covers for a run. 448/6

137.3 S Patel to Ashwin, Flighted full delivery around off, defended back once again. 447/6

137.2 S Patel to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 447/6

137.1 S Patel to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on middle, defended off the front foot to the leg side. 447/6

Drinks break.

136.6 G Swann to Pujara, Leans forward and defends it with the spin to the on side. 447/6

136.5 G Swann to Pujara, Extra flight around off, Pujara calmly defends it down. 447/6

136.4 G Swann to Pujara, Works it off his pads to the leg side. Dot ball. 447/6

136.3 G Swann to Pujara, Digs out a yorker back to the bowler. Swann has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end and Prior does well to stop it. Straightaway an apology by the bowler! 447/6

136.2 G Swann to Pujara, Off-spinner pitched short around off, Pujara allowed the ball to spin back in and then muscles it through covers for a couple. 447/6

136.1 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted full delivery on off, defended with the spin to the on side. 445/6

135.6 Tim Bresnan to Ashwin, Looks to force it through the line off his front foot but it shapes back in and takes the inside edge. 445/6

135.5 Tim Bresnan to R Ashwin, Another short delivery has been cut through square on the off side and a loud shout of "no" this time by Ashwin. 445/6

135.4 Tim Bresnan to Ashwin, Stays on the back foot and steers it straight to point. Slight fumble and Pujara wants the single but Ashwin sends him back. 445/6

135.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Good length delivery around off, Pujara does well to flick it past short mid-wicket for a run. 445/6

135.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Pujara is on the front foot again as he helps it down to mid off. 444/6

135.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Pujara gets forward and defends it. 444/6

134.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 444/6

Ravichandran Ashwin is the next batsman in.

134.5 G Swann to Dhoni, OUT! 14th five-wicket haul for Swann in Tests! He hurls in a slow loopy off-spinner on middle at 82.0 kph, Dhoni gets down on one knee for a sweep across the line but fails to unfurl it well. But it comes off the gloves of the batsman and rolls back onto the stumps. India are 444/6! Second five-for on the trot for Swann against India! 444/6

134.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 444/5

134.3 G Swann to Pujara, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket and crosses for a single. This is Pujara's highest Test score now! 444/5

134.2 G Swann to Pujara, Appeal for an LBW as Pujara fails to flick it across the line and gets hit on the pads. Going down the leg side and hence the appeal is not upheld. 443/5

134.1 G Swann to Pujara, Little shimmy down the track and Pujara flicks it across the line. It hits Bell on the shin guard at short leg and ricochets to square leg. A couple to equal his highest Test score. 443/5

Graeme Swann is back on.

133.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 441/5

133.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Another delivery nipping back in a shade, Dhoni looks to push it through the line off his front foot but once again it comes off the inside half of the bat. 441/5

133.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length ball around off, MSD rocks back and taps it in front of covers. 441/5

133.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Puts it on a full length outside off, cutting back a bit, Dhoni defends it back off the inside half of the blade. 441/5

133.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on middle and leg, helped off the pads to short mid-wicket. 441/5

133.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Dhoni pushes it with gentle hands to mid on. 441/5

132.6 S Patel to Pujara, Another delivery landed outside the line of leg stump, Pujara had not problem in padding it away. 441/5

132.5 S Patel to Pujara, Floated full delivery on middle, defended off the back foot back to the bowler. 441/5

132.4 S Patel to MS Dhoni, Gets behind the line and bunts it in front of mid on. They cross for a quick single. 441/5

132.3 S Patel to Dhoni, Presses forward, allows the ball to turn and then pushes it back to the bowler. 440/5

132.2 S Patel to Pujara, Turned off the pads to the on side for a single. 440/5

132.1 S Patel to Pujara, Pitched outside leg, Pujara padded it away. Optimistic appeal for an LBW by Patel, turned down. 439/5

131.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Outside off, Dhoni chooses to let it go untouched. 439/5

131.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Once again pushes a full ball to covers. Dot ball. 439/5

131.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Shifts his weight on the front foot and defends a full ball to covers. 439/5

131.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Full length delivery on off at 125.1 kph, Dhoni defends it off his back foot. 439/5

131.2 Tim Bresnan to C Pujara, Short delivery on middle, Pujara pulled it to deep square leg for a single. 439/5

131.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! An over-pitched delivery on middle, Pujara got behind the line and forced it back with a dead straight bat. Timing was awesome, it missed the stumps at the non-striker's end by a whisker and sped away to the fence down the ground. 438/5

130.6 S Patel to Dhoni, Once again plants his front leg forward and pushes it to covers. 434/5

130.5 S Patel to Dhoni, Dhoni is on the front foot to a fuller ball outside off and defends it to covers. 434/5

130.4 S Patel to Dhoni, Stays back inside the crease and punches it straight to covers. 434/5

130.3 S Patel to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 434/5

130.2 S Patel to Dhoni, Attempts to go big over long off but fails to get the timing right. Luckily for Dhoni it cleared the mid off fielder and they took two. 434/5

130.1 S Patel to Pujara, Quicker delivery on middle and leg, Pujara helped it to covers and called his skipper through for a brisk single. 432/5

129.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 431/5

129.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Gets well forward and pushes a full ball to cover-point. 431/5

129.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Bends his back to serve a short ball outside off, Dhoni walks across and then drops his wrists to allow it through. 431/5

129.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Remains on the back foot and defends it to the off side. 431/5

Second score of 150 or more for Pujara!

129.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Fine innings! Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Pujara helps it off his pads to deep square leg and crosses for a single. Raises his bat and enjoys the ovation from the crowd. 431/5

129.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Firmly gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it to the off side. 430/5

128.6 S Patel to Dhoni, Floated full on middle, defended off the front foot to covers. 430/5

128.5 S Patel to Pujara, Spinning away from the batsman, Pujara plays it with an outside edge to backward point and pinches a run. Moves to 149! 430/5

128.4 S Patel to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 429/5

128.3 S Patel to Pujara, Leans forward and pushes it with an angled bat to point. Looks for a single but MSD is not interested. 429/5

128.2 S Patel to Pujara, FOUR! Shot! Patel is once again on the shorter side, that too on the leg stump line, Pujara remained on the back foot and whipped it across the line through mid-wicket for a boundary. 429/5

128.1 S Patel to Pujara, Floated delivery landed outside leg, Pujara padded it away. 425/5

127.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Slower full delivery outside off at 108.6 kph, Pujara camps back and dabs it at the last moment to third man for one. 425/5

127.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Over-pitched delivery on off, Dhoni drove it in front of mid off and scampered across for a brisk single. 424/5

127.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length delivery on middle, Dhoni defends it with soft hands to short mid-wicket. 423/5

127.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Pitched up delivery in the corridor of uncertainty, MSD covered the line and shouldered his arms. 423/5

127.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Full length delivery angling into the batsman, Dhoni helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 423/5

127.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Presents a straight bat and pushes a full ball back to the bowler. 423/5

126.6 S Patel to Pujara, Loopy delivery pitched outside leg, Pujara once again padded it away. 423/5

126.5 S Patel to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 423/5

126.4 S Patel to Pujara, Quicker, flatter and fuller around off, Pujara defended it from the crease. 423/5

126.3 S Patel to Pujara, Tossed up delivery pitched outside leg, Pujara padded it away. 423/5

126.2 S Patel to C Pujara, Floated full delivery outside off, driven handsomely through covers for a couple. 423/5

126.1 S Patel to C Pujara, FOUR! Patel serves a long hop on middle at 84.3 kph, Pujara goes deep inside the crease, swivels on the back foot and pulls it powerfully over square leg for a boundary. That stayed low but the batsman did well to make the late adjustment. 421/5

125.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Full and straight around off at 122.2 kph, Dhoni defends it from the crease. End of an ordinary over! 417/5

125.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Strides forward and drives a full ball to point. Slight fumble by the fielder but no run conceded. 417/5

125.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Bad ball again, on the pads, Pujara tickles it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 417/5

125.3 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Drives a full delivery wide of mid off and pinches a single to get off the mark. 416/5

125.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Angles in a fuller length delivery, around off, Dhoni presses forward and blocks it back to the bowler. 415/5

125.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Poor delivery, down the leg side, flicked to long leg for a single. 415/5

Tim Bresnan comes into the attack.

124.6 S Patel to Dhoni, Outside off, Dhoni leaned forward and pushed it to point. 414/5

124.5 S Patel to Dhoni, Loopy delivery, MSD lets the ball go outside his off stump. 414/5

124.4 S Patel to Dhoni, Full on middle, driven straight to mid on. 414/5

124.3 S Patel to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 414/5

124.2 S Patel to Pujara, Short delivery outside off, punched off the back foot through covers for a single. 414/5

Skipper MS Dhoni arrives in the middle.

124.1 S Patel to Singh, OUT! Yuvraj departs! Patel gets lucky with the wicket. He serves a high full toss on middle and off, Yuvraj tries to go big over long on but fails to get the timing right. It balloons in the air and Swann judges the catch to perfection at long on. Patel cannot believe his luck and flashes a smile. End of a fine knock by Yuvraj and a valiant stand as well. 413/5

123.6 K Pietersen to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 413/4

123.5 K Pietersen to Pujara, Tossed up delivery, very full in length, forced down the ground but straight to mid off. 413/4

123.4 K Pietersen to Pujara, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Pujara pats it straight to backward point. 413/4

123.3 K Pietersen to Pujara, Clips it across the line but finds mid-wicket. 413/4

123.2 K Pietersen to Singh, Straighter delivery, tapped to square leg for a run. 413/4

123.1 K Pietersen to Pujara, Bowls it short around off, Pujara goes back and punches it down the ground for a single at mid off. Fine sliding stop inside the circle by the fielder. 412/4

122.6 S Patel to Singh, Presses forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 411/4

122.5 S Patel to Singh, Floated full delivery on middle, hit across the line to mid-wicket. No run. 411/4

122.4 S Patel to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 411/4

122.3 S Patel to Singh, Gets on the front foot and defends a full delivery to covers. 411/4

122.2 S Patel to Singh, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 411/4

122.1 S Patel to Singh, Short delivery wide outside off, slightly slower in the air and some extra bounce as well, Yuvraj flashes and misses. Prior collects the ball, waits for the batsman to lift his back foot and then dislodges the bails. He appeals for a stumping, it is referred upstairs but the replays show that Yuvraj never lifted his back foot. A smart attempt! 411/4

121.6 K Pietersen to Pujara, Flatter and quicker on middle, slightly short as well, pulled straight to mid-wicket that time. 411/4

121.5 K Pietersen to Pujara, Tossed up delivery on middle, clipped off the pads with the spin but straight to square leg. 411/4

121.4 K Pietersen to Pujara, KP is on the shorter side, Pujara rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 411/4

121.3 K Pietersen to Singh, This one is drifting down the leg side, Yuvraj eases it off his pads to long leg for a single. 411/4

121.2 K Pietersen to Singh, Slow loopy delivery dipping into the batsman, Yuvraj is solidly behind the line in defense. 410/4

121.1 K Pietersen to Singh, Floated delivery wide outside off, pushed to covers. 410/4

Welcome back. The players are out in the middle. Expect India to up the scoring ante in this session. Kevin Pietersen to continue...

Day 2, second session...

Fabulous morning session for India! The pair of Yuvraj and Pujara batted with authority and didn't allow any opening to the Britishers. Cheteshwar Pujara completed his second Test ton, while Yuvraj crossed the 50-run mark and is looking good for a century. Nothing much to write about the English bowling as they toiled but without any success. The current partnership is worth 127 and India will hope that these two continue after the break and pile on a huge first innings total. Join us in a while for the post lunch session...

120.6 G Swann to Pujara, Takes his front leg forward and defends it watchfully to the leg side. Lunch on day 2! 410/4

120.5 G Swann to Y Singh, Slowish off-spinner on off, Yuvraj forces it down to long off and ambles across for a run. 410/4

120.4 G Swann to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 409/4

120.3 G Swann to Singh, A cracking cover drive by Yuvraj but straight to Patel inside the ring. 409/4

120.2 G Swann to Singh, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Swann is on the shorter side and Yuvraj picks that in a trice. Shifts his weight on the back foot and muscles it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 409/4

120.1 G Swann to Singh, Stretches forward and offers a dead straight bat in defense. 405/4

119.6 K Pietersen to Singh, Tickles it off his pads through square leg and jogs across for a single. 405/4

119.5 K Pietersen to Singh, Loopy delivery outside off, some extra bounce, Yuvraj covers the line and allows it through. 404/4

119.4 K Pietersen to Pujara, Off-spinner outside off, at 89.6 kph, Pujara pushed it with an angled bat past point for a run. 404/4

119.3 K Pietersen to Singh, Pulls his length back a touch and lands it on middle, Yuvraj goes back and turns it through mid-wicket for a single. 403/4

119.2 K Pietersen to Singh, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Yuvraj lunged forward in defense. 402/4

119.1 K Pietersen to Singh, Flighted delivery on middle and off, defended. 402/4

118.6 G Swann to Pujara, Little short in length around off, shaping back in, Pujara goes on the back foot and punches it straight to covers. 402/4

118.5 G Swann to Pujara, Arrows in a quicker delivery at 93.4 kph, down the leg side, Pujara fails to flick it off his pads. 402/4

118.4 G Swann to Singh, Once again repeats the last shot but this time finds the gap at cover-point for a single. 402/4

118.3 G Swann to Singh, Flights it in the air and lands it full outside off, Yuvraj defends it with an angled bat to the off side. 401/4

118.2 G Swann to Pujara, Tossed up delivery again, full on middle and off, Pujara skipped down the track and flicked it through mid-wicket for one. 401/4

118.1 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted full off-spinner around off, Pujara drew forward in defense. 400/4

Graeme Swann replaces Patel in the attack.

117.6 K Pietersen to Singh, Yuvraj defends it watchfully off his front foot to end a maiden over by KP! 400/4

117.5 K Pietersen to Singh, Shade shorter in length outside off, staying a touch low, Yuvraj tries to hit it through the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 400/4

117.4 K Pietersen to Singh, Gets on the front foot and defends it down safely. 400/4

117.3 K Pietersen to Singh, Tossed up delivery on middle, going on with the angle, Yuvraj failed to defend and was hit on the pads. They appealed but to no avail. 400/4

117.2 K Pietersen to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 400/4

117.1 K Pietersen to Singh, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Yuvraj. 400/4

Buzz around the stadium as Kevin Pietersen comes into the attack. KP vs Yuvi will be a treat to watch!

116.6 S Patel to Pujara, Slow loopy delivery dipping into the batsman, Pujara defends it watchfully to mid off. 400/4

116.5 S Patel to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 400/4

116.4 S Patel to Pujara, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 400/4

116.3 S Patel to Pujara, Another long hop outside off, crunched through covers off the back foot for a couple. 400 up for India! 400/4

116.2 S Patel to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 398/4

116.1 S Patel to Pujara, Short on middle, punched across the line to the mid-wicket region. 398/4

115.6 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Fraction short in length on middle and off, Yuvraj rocks back and punches it back to the bowler. Bresnan tries to stop it with a dive but misses. 398/4

115.5 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Short of a length delivery around off, Yuvraj drops his wrists and allows it through. 398/4

115.4 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Angles in a length ball, Yuvraj taps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 398/4

115.3 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Firmly gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it to covers. 398/4

115.2 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Fullish length delivery angling into the batsman, Yuvraj defends it off his front foot. 398/4

115.1 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj stands back and punches it to cover-point. 398/4

114.6 S Patel to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 398/4

114.5 S Patel to Pujara, Outside off, hit firmly through the line and it hit the silly point fielder on the shin guard. Bell was the fielder! 398/4

114.4 S Patel to Pujara, Clips it off his pads to mid-wicket. 398/4

114.3 S Patel to Pujara, Excellent delivery! A loopy one, drifting into the batsman and forcing the batsman on the front foot. Pujara tries to defend it but it spins away to beat the bat. Dangerous signs for India? No. It's the other way around. 398/4

114.2 S Patel to Singh, Samit drops it short around off, Yuvraj goes on the back foot and chips it over mid-wicket for a single. 398/4

114.1 S Patel to C Pujara, Short outside off, cut through point for a run. 397/4

113.6 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Outside off, in the channel outside off, left alone. 396/4

113.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Straighter delivery, tucked off the pads to deep mid-wicket for a single. Pujara was half-way down the track for the second run but Yuvraj sent him back immediately. Patel in the deep did the fielding and Sunil Gavaskar informed that he can throw the ball with both hands. Interesting! Not sure Pujara knew that or not! 396/4

113.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Full length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Pujara stands back and punches it to covers. 395/4

113.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, An over-pitched delivery on off, stroked off the front foot to mid off. 395/4

113.2 Tim Bresnan to Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj steers it straight to point where Compton misfields and concedes a single. 395/4

113.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Full length delivery angling into the batsman, Pujara leans across and flicks it through square leg for a run. 394/4

112.6 S Patel to Singh, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 393/4

112.5 S Patel to Singh, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and defends it down this time. 393/4

112.4 S Patel to Singh, Flatter and quicker delivery, full on middle at 90.3 kph, Yuvraj defended it solidly. 393/4

112.3 S Patel to Singh, SIX! High and handsome! Flighted full delivery on middle, Yuvraj danced down to the pitch of the delivery and launched it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 393/4

112.2 S Patel to Singh, Works it off his pads to the on side for a single at deep square leg. 387/4

112.1 S Patel to Singh, Floated full delivery on off, Yuvraj gets forward and defends it with the turn to the on side. 385/4

111.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it safely to the on side. 385/4

111.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Exuberant drive! A half-volley outside off, driven elegantly through extra cover for a couple. 385/4

111.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 383/4

111.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Hits a fuller length delivery across the line but straight to mid on. 383/4

111.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Pushes a full delivery in front of point. Another dot ball. 383/4

111.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Fuller length delivery outside off, Pujara is on the front foot in defense. 383/4

Tim Bresnan comes into the attack for the first time this morning.

110.6 S Patel to Singh, Another watchful defensive shot by Singh to end the over. It has been a frustrating morning for England. 383/4

110.5 S Patel to Singh, Yuvraj has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 383/4

100-run stand between Pujara and Yuvraj!

110.4 S Patel to C Pujara, Too full in length on off, helped in front of point for a quick single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the striker's end but misses the stumps. 383/4

110.3 S Patel to C Pujara, Cuts a short delivery through the line but finds the backward point fielder. 382/4

110.2 S Patel to Pujara, Loopy delivery outside off, pushed to covers. 382/4

110.1 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted full delivery on off, defended watchfully. 382/4

109.6 Anderson to Singh, Loud appeal for an LBW as Yuvraj defends a length delivery with his pad and bat together. It was pad first but the impact was outside off and hence the appeal was turned down. 382/4

109.5 J Anderson to Singh, Comes from round the wicket and serves a fuller length delivery on off, Yuvi defends it to the off side. 382/4

109.4 J Anderson to C Pujara, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Pujara presents a straight bat and pushes it down for a single at mid on. 382/4

109.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Puts it on a full length again, outside off, Pujara plays it straight to point off the bottom edge of the bat. 381/4

109.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Pitches it up outside off, tempting the batsman for a drive through the line, Pujara shows no interest. 381/4

109.1 J Anderson to Singh, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side, Yuvraj maneuvers it to deep square leg for a run. 381/4

108.6 S Patel to Pujara, Presses on the front foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 380/4

108.5 S Patel to Pujara, Fires in a fuller length delivery, Pujara defends it. 380/4

108.4 S Patel to C Pujara, FOUR! Short ball and it gets the treatment it deserved. Pujara is quick to pick the length, goes on the back foot in a flash and pulls it disdainfully to the deep mid-wicket fence. 380/4

108.3 S Patel to Singh, Advances down the track and forces it back past the bowler to long on for a run. 376/4

108.2 S Patel to Singh, Leans forward and defends it with the spin to the leg side. 375/4

108.1 S Patel to Singh, Serves a full toss on middle and off, Yuvi drives it straight to mid off. Misses out on a boundary ball! 375/4

107.6 J Anderson to Pujara, A lovely flowing drive through the line but straight to covers. 375/4

107.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Too full in length outside off, Pujara tries to drive it through the line but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up playing it back to the bowler. 375/4

107.4 J Anderson to C Pujara, Just a shade short outside off, Pujara cuts it straight to point. 375/4

107.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Hurls in a terrific yorker around off, Pujara digs it out back to the bowler. 375/4

107.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Back of a length delivery outside off, Pujara once again has an easy leave. 375/4

107.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Zippy delivery, fuller in length and in the zone outside off, Pujara has nothing to do with it. 375/4

Harsh Bhogle tweets, "what a pleasure to see pujara bat? seems like a fine young man apart from a very promising cricketer!"

106.6 S Patel to Pujara, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. Three runs added to the total. 375/4

106.5 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted on middle and off, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 372/4

106.4 S Patel to Singh, Floated full delivery on middle, pushed wide of mid on for a single. 372/4

11th Test fifty for Yuvraj Singh, fourth against England!

106.3 S Patel to Singh, FOUR! Boom! Loopy delivery around off, Yuvraj shimmies down the track, takes it on the full and smacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. The crowd acknowledges his innings and the southpaw raises his bat. The warrior is back! 371/4

106.2 S Patel to Singh, Latches onto a fullish ball and drills it straight to mid off. 367/4

106.1 S Patel to Singh, Hurls in a fuller length delivery around off, Yuvraj digs it out to covers. 367/4

Samit Patel [14-2-39-0] into the attack from the GMDC End.

Drinks break.

105.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length delivery on off, Pujara taps it in front of point and looks for a single. He is sent back by Yuvraj. 367/4

105.5 J Anderson to Singh, Puts it on a fuller length on off at 137.3 kph, Yuvraj ticks it across through square leg for a run. 367/4

105.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Little too straight on this occasion, Pujara glances it off his hips to square leg for one. 366/4

105.3 J Anderson to Pujara, A low full toss around off, Pujara drives it straight to silly mid on. No run. 365/4

105.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Lands it on a good length outside off, Pujara guides it straight to point. 365/4

105.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Slants in a fuller length delivery, around off, Pujara defends it off his front foot. 365/4

104.6 G Swann to Pujara, Dances down the track and hits a fuller ball through square leg for one. 365/4

104.5 G Swann to Pujara, Just a shade short in length around off, Pujara is quick to gauge that, goes deep inside the crease and punches it through the line. However, he fails to find the gap through covers. 364/4

104.4 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 364/4

104.3 G Swann to Pujara, Plays it with the spin to the on side but finds the mid-wicket fielder. 364/4

104.2 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted full delivery on middle and off, Pujara defended it from the crease. Swann is bowling from round the wicket and this angle will cause a few problems to the batsman. Good ploy by the off-spinner! 364/4

104.1 G Swann to Singh, Tossed up delivery on middle, flicked through square leg for a single. 364/4

103.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Fine over by Anderson, a maiden! 363/4

103.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Outside off, patted in front of point. 363/4

103.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length ball seaming back into the batsman at 136.6 kph, Pujara tucks it off his pads but straight to the shortish square leg fielder. 363/4

103.3 J Anderson to Pujara, False shot! A leg cutter, short and wide outside off, Pujara tries to cut it off his back foot but misses. The idea was right but not the execution. 363/4

103.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Firmly gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks a full ball to the off side. 363/4

103.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Angles in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Pujara flicks it straight to square leg. 363/4

102.6 G Swann to Singh, Yuvraj has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 363/4

102.5 G Swann to Singh, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and attempts to sweep it against the spin. Some extra bounce there as it flies off the top edge but falls in no man's land at short fine leg. A couple. 363/4

102.4 G Swann to Singh, Presses well forward and defends it softly. 361/4

102.3 G Swann to Singh, Loopy delivery on middle and off, Yuvraj draws forward and defends it with the spin to covers. 361/4

102.2 G Swann to Singh, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended to short leg. 361/4

102.1 G Swann to Singh, Floated off-spinner on off, defended off the front foot to the off side. 361/4

101.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Textbook forward defensive shot by Pujara to end the over. 361/4

101.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Slower full delivery around off at 127.3 kph, Pujara gets forward and defends it watchfully to the off side. 361/4

101.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Another full ball outside off, pushed off the front foot to covers. 361/4

101.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Spears in a fuller length delivery, around off, Pujara defends it back to the bowler off the front foot. 361/4

101.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish ball on middle, clipped straight to short mid-wicket. 361/4

Slight adjustment in the field for Pujara!

101.1 J Anderson to Singh, Good length delivery angling down the leg side at 129.6 kph, Yuvraj clips it off his pads to deep square leg for a run. 361/4

100.6 G Swann to Pujara, Leans across and flicks it slightly uppishly towards short mid-wicket. 360/4

100.5 G Swann to Pujara, Floated full delivery outside off, defended off the front foot to the off side. 360/4

100.4 G Swann to Pujara, Stretches forward to meet the ball and blocks it down safely. 360/4

100.3 G Swann to Pujara, Once again Pujara skips down the track and whips a fuller delivery straight to short mid-wicket. 360/4

100.2 G Swann to Pujara, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it down to mid on. 360/4

100.1 G Swann to Pujara, Slow loopy off-spinner on off, Pujara defends it with the spin to the leg side. 360/4

99.6 J Anderson to Singh, Another watchful defense to complete the 100th over. 360/4

99.5 J Anderson to Singh, Gets on the front foot and defends a full delivery to the off side. 360/4

99.4 J Anderson to Singh, Once again remains inside the crease and blocks it patiently to the off side. 360/4

99.3 J Anderson to Singh, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 360/4

99.2 J Anderson to Singh, Full length delivery angling into the batsman from round the wicket, Yuvraj attempts to defend it to the on side but it stops a bit onto him and he ends up pushing it off the leading edge to covers. 360/4

99.1 J Anderson to Singh, Yuvraj has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 360/4

James Anderson to have a go now.

98.6 G Swann to Pujara, Once again Pujara pads it away to end the over. No appeal this time as the impact was well outside off. 360/4

98.5 G Swann to Pujara, Huge appeal for an LBW! Quicker off-spinner outside off, spinning back into the batsman, Pujara pads it away and Swann puts in a loud appeal. Umpire Hill shakes his head. Hmm... close call but I guess it was not turning enough to hit the off stump. Marginal! 360/4

98.4 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara gets to the pitch of the delivery and defends it down. 360/4

98.3 G Swann to Pujara, FOUR! Edgy boundary! Flighted delivery around off, not short enough for the cut shot but Pujara unfurled it and it caught the outside edge. The ball flew wide of the first slip fielder and screamed away to the third man fence. 360/4

98.2 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 356/4

98.1 G Swann to Pujara, Gets forward and drives it back to the bowler. 356/4

97.6 S Broad to Singh, Howzzat? Broad slants in a full length delivery around off and it nips back in after landing. Yuvraj gets forward with his bat and pad and defends it down. Broad thinks it is pad first and appeals loudly but the umpire shows no interest. Replays show that it was pad first but the impact was an issue. 356/4

97.5 S Broad to Singh, Fullish ball outside off, pushed off the front foot to covers. 356/4

97.4 S Broad to Pujara, On the pads, tucked to the on side to rotate the strike. 356/4

97.3 S Broad to Singh, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 128.5 kph, Yuvraj gets forward to push at it but it takes the inside edge and travels to fine leg for one. 355/4

97.2 S Broad to Singh, FOUR! Yuvraj is growing in confidence! At 132.5 kph, Broad hurls in a short delivery around off, Yuvraj picks it early and unveils a lovely timed pull shot. It came off the toe end of the bat but still had enough legs to reach the deep mid-wicket fence. 354/4

97.1 S Broad to Singh, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Yuvraj gets on top of the bounce and taps it down in front of the short mid-wicket fielder. 350/4

96.6 G Swann to Singh, Too straight in line, on the pads, Yuvi helps it to square leg for a run. Good start by India on day 2! 350/4

96.5 G Swann to Singh, Just a touch short in length delivery on off, Yuvraj goes on the back foot and pushes it to mid on. 349/4

96.4 G Swann to Singh, Flighted off-spinner around off, Yuvraj strode forward in defense. 349/4

96.3 G Swann to Pujara, A little shimmy down the track and Pujara hits it wide of mid on and scampers across for one. 349/4

96.2 G Swann to Singh, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Yuvraj whips it across through mid-wicket for a single to rotate the strike. 348/4

96.1 G Swann to Pujara, Tossed up delivery around off, too full in length, Pujara leans across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 347/4

95.6 S Broad to Singh, Drives a fuller length delivery to the off side but once again finds the short cover fielder. 346/4

95.5 S Broad to Singh, Gets behind the line of the delivery, covers the inward movement and then blocks it to the off side. 346/4

95.4 S Broad to Singh, Nicely leans into the drive but strokes a full delivery straight to the short cover fielder. 346/4

95.3 S Broad to Singh, Slants in a fuller length delivery, around off, Yuvraj presses forward and defends it softly to the off side. 346/4

95.2 S Broad to Singh, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery in the corridor outside off, Yuvraj has nothing to do with it. 346/4

95.1 S Broad to Pujara, Wrong line from Broad, fuller in length and seaming down the leg side, Pujara ticks it off his pads to square leg for one. 346/4

94.6 G Swann to Singh, Defends it off his front foot to end the over. 15 runs off it! 345/4

94.5 G Swann to Singh, FOUR! Crackling hit by Yuvi and the crowd is just going mad! Floated full delivery on middle, Yuvraj sat down on one knee and clobbered it over square leg for a boundary. Just one bounce into the fence. 345/4

94.4 G Swann to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 341/4

94.3 G Swann to Singh, SIX! Biggie! Loopy delivery landed around middle and off at 89.0 kph, Yuvraj rushes down the track and hoists it over long off for a maximum. Fantastic footwork! 341/4

94.2 G Swann to Pujara, Helps it with the spin to the on side and jogs across for one. 335/4

94.1 G Swann to Pujara, FOUR! Cracking shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, too full in length at 84.6 kph, Pujara dances down the track and drills it past the bowler for a boundary at long on. 334/4

Century number 2 for Cheteshwar Pujara in Tests!

93.6 S Broad to Pujara, Hundred for Pujara! A fuller length delivery straying down the leg side at 130.7 kph, Pujara tickles it off his pads to fine leg for a single. The crowd erupts in joy and Pujara raises his bat in acknowledgement. Terrific knock young man and now he becomes the first player from the state of Gujarat to score a ton in Ahmedabad! 330/4

93.5 S Broad to Singh, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 329/4

93.4 S Broad to Singh, Angles across a fuller length delivery, outside off, Yuvi covers the line and allows it through. 328/4

93.3 S Broad to Singh, Good length delivery in the zone around off, Yuvraj is watchfully behind the line in defense. 328/4

93.2 S Broad to Singh, Straighter delivery, flicked across the line to square leg. Dot ball. 328/4

93.1 S Broad to Singh, Full length delivery on middle and off, defended off the back foot by Yuvraj. 328/4

92.6 G Swann to Pujara, Tosses it up outside off and gets it to spin back a shade, Pujara pads it away. A stifled appeal from the keeper but the impact was very well outside off. Excellent over, a maiden! Pujara remains on 99! 328/4

92.5 G Swann to Pujara, Another dot ball as Pujara flicks it straight to square leg. 328/4

92.4 G Swann to Pujara, Off-spinner landed outside off, Pujara allowed it to spin back and then defended it patiently. 328/4

92.3 G Swann to Pujara, Too full in length around off, Pujara hits it straight to mid on. 328/4

92.2 G Swann to Pujara, Slower off-spinner around off, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot. 328/4

92.1 G Swann to Pujara, Floated full delivery on middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 328/4

91.6 S Broad to Singh, Too full in length on middle and off, Yuvraj defends it back to complete the over. 328/4

91.5 Broad to Singh, Four leg byes! Fraction short of a length delivery pitched outside leg, Yuvraj failed to flick it and it brushed his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. Broad put in a vociferous appeal but the umpire shook his head. 328/4

91.4 S Broad to Singh, Once again Yuvraj is firmly behind the line and defends it softly to mid on. 324/4

91.3 S Broad to Singh, Back of a length delivery on middle and off at 130.8 kph, Yuvraj remains on the back foot and blocks it back to the bowler. 324/4

91.2 S Broad to Pujara, Another delivery sliding down the leg side, Pujara eases it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a single. Moves to 99! 324/4

91.1 S Broad to Pujara, Poor start, a fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side at 129.2 kph, Pujara fails to work it off his pads. 323/4

Stuart Broad to steam in from the other end. A deep square leg in place. Expect a few bouncers... A slight delay as the groundstaff is applying some saw dust on the bowler's landing area.

90.6 G Swann to Singh, Drives a fuller length delivery through the line but fails to beat the cover fielder. Tidy first over by Swann! 323/4

90.5 G Swann to Singh, Presses forward with a straight bat and blocks it down patiently. 323/4

90.4 G Swann to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 323/4

90.3 G Swann to Singh, Flighted outside off, pushed to point off the front foot. 323/4

90.2 G Swann to Singh, Appeal for an LBW! Loopy delivery on middle, straightening a shade after landing, Yuvraj gets down on one knee for the sweep shot but misses and is hit on the pads. The appeal is turned down, probably height! 323/4

90.1 G Swann to Singh, Starts with a slower off-spinner around off, Yuvraj gets on the front foot and defends it with the spin to the off side. 323/4

Time to get underway! The wicket will be perfect for batting today, however, there will be some variable bounce. There are a few dark patches and the cracks are opening too but it won't be a worrying factor if the batsmen apply themselves. Graeme Swann to start off with the proceedings, here we go...

First up, all eyes will be glued on Cheteshwar Pujara who is just two runs away from his second Test century and the plan from India will be to bat two sessions and post a big first innings total. England, on the other hand, would look to correct the mistakes they committed yesterday morning and will try to peg the hosts back with a few quick wickets. Promises to be yet another absorbing day of cricket. Sit back and enjoy the commentary...

It was a terrific day of cricket yesterday and the much hyped series started on a positive note. Virender Sehwag stole the show with an excellent century and the new kid on the block, Cheteshwar Pujara just confirmed that why he is touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket. For England, it was only Graeme Swann who impressed, otherwise the rest of his partners struggled. Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning in to the coverage of the second day of the first Test match at Ahmedabad.

Day 2, first session...

It was the Sehwag show initially as the Nawab of Najafgarh confirmed his arrival to form with a belligerent century and the youngster, Cheteshwar Pujara showed his true class as he remained unbeaten on 98. England will not be too disappointed as they managed to pull things back after a poor morning session. They would be eyeing a few quick breakthroughs tomorrow. Promises to be a riveting second day. Join us at 0930 IST to catch all the action. Cheers!!

A slow evening session for India where they scored 73 runs for the loss of one wicket in the 32 overs bowled. They adopted a cautious approach after tea against the English spinners and will be pretty satisfied with their show today.

89.6 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Finishes the day's play in style! An over-pitched delivery outside off at 127.2 kph, Pujara got forward and bludgeoned it through extra cover for a boundary. Stumps on day 1! 323/4

89.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Lands it full on middle and off at 131.7 kph, Pujara plays it with the inside half of the bat to mid on. 319/4

89.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Gets on the front foot and gently pushes it to cover-point. 319/4

89.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Another fullish delivery driven back to the bowler who did well to dive to his left to stop the ball. 319/4

89.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Full and straight, driven back to the bowler. Stays on 94! 319/4

89.1 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery in the area outside off, Pujara camps back and calmly guides it to the third man boundary. The fielder in the deep tried to stop it with a dive but failed in his attempt. 319/4

88.6 S Broad to Singh, Works a length delivery off his pads to the on side but finds the square leg fielder. 315/4

88.5 S Broad to Y Singh, Pitched up delivery on middle and off, Yuvraj pushed it to covers and called his partner through for a quick single. The fielder missed his shy at the striker's end and with no one backing it up, they crossed for one more. 315/4

88.4 S Broad to Singh, Outside off, in the zone of uncertainty, Yuvraj allows it through untouched. 313/4

88.3 S Broad to Singh, FOUR! Cracking shot! Broad serves a juicy half-volley around middle and off, Yuvraj takes his front leg to the pitch of the ball and hammers it down past mid off for a boundary. 313/4

88.2 S Broad to Y Singh, Slants across a back of a length delivery, around off, Yuvraj gets an inside edge onto the pads. 309/4

88.1 S Broad to Singh, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it down confidently. 309/4

87.6 J Anderson to Singh, Over-pitched delivery outside off, nicely driven through the line towards covers where the fielder fumbled and allowed the run. 309/4

87.5 J Anderson to Singh, Pitched up delivery in the channel around off at 136.1 kph, seaming away after landing, Yuvraj covered the line and then shouldered his arms. 308/4

87.4 J Anderson to Singh, Length delivery angling away from the batsman, around off, Yuvi firmly gets behind the line and blocks it confidently to the off side. 308/4

87.3 J Anderson to Singh, Too full in length on the leg stump line at 132.8 kph, Yuvraj eases it off his pads through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 308/4

87.2 J Anderson to Singh, Another delivery on the pads of the batsman, Yuvraj flicks it straight to square leg. No run. 306/4

87.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length delivery sliding down the leg side at 131.1 kph, Pujara tickles it off his pads to long leg for one. 306/4

It's James Anderson to steam in from the Anna Pavilion End.

86.6 S Broad to Pujara, Straighter delivery again, Pujara taps it off his pads to mid-wicket and jogs across for a single to retain the strike. 305/4

86.5 S Broad to Pujara, Fuller and straighter around off at 129.4 kph, Pujara drives it back to the bowler. 304/4

86.4 S Broad to Pujara, Identical to the last delivery, Pujara immediately learns from his last mistake and shoulders his arms to allow it through. 304/4

86.3 S Broad to Pujara, Beaten! Broad lands it on a good length outside off, holding its line after pitching, Pujara feels for it and misses. 304/4

86.2 Broad to Singh, Good length delivery on middle and leg, seaming back in a shade, Yuvraj clips it off his pads to square leg for one. The bowler appeals for an LBW but nothing from the umpire. 304/4

86.1 S Broad to Singh, Starts poorly with a fuller length delivery down the leg side, Yuvraj fails to flick it and Prior has to dive full length to his right to stop the ball. 303/4

Right then, the second new ball has been taken. Stuart Broad is back into the attack to utilize it. Two slips in place...

Play halted at the moment as there is some issue with the bowler's landing area. The concerned area is being hammered by the ground staff!

85.6 S Patel to Pujara, One more defensive shot to end the over. Tough going for the Indians! 303/4

85.5 S Patel to Pujara, Once again the batsman is on the front foot in defense. 303/4

85.4 S Patel to Pujara, Tossed up delivery around off, Pujara planted his front foot forward and pushed it with an angled bat to covers. 303/4

85.3 S Patel to Pujara, Comes forward to cover the line and blocks it down watchfully. 303/4

85.2 S Patel to Pujara, Quicker full delivery on off, driven slightly on the up to covers. 303/4

85.1 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted full delivery on middle, flicked straight to square leg. 303/4

84.6 G Swann to Singh, Landed outside off, 89.2 kph, Yuvraj lets it go. 303/4

84.5 G Swann to Singh, Three deliveries on the trot now that Yuvraj has defended the ball in front of short leg. 303/4

84.4 G Swann to Singh, Full again, defended watchfully. 303/4

84.3 G Swann to Singh, Flatter and quicker outside off, the batsman is rock solid in defense. 303/4

84.2 G Swann to Singh, Landed outside off, watchfully defended towards point. 303/4

84.1 G Swann to Singh, Turn! Teasing line outside off, fuller, Yuvraj watches it spin away into the gloves of Prior. Just throwing the bait to Yuvraj to take him on. 303/4

This has been, by far, the best session for England. Just 53 runs conceded for the wicket of Kohli in 26 overs.

6 overs left in the day, Pujara on 88. Can he get to his century before stumps tonight?

83.6 S Patel to Singh, Quicker delivery outside off, stays low a touch, Yuvraj bunts it down to long on for a run. 303/4

83.5 S Patel to Pujara, Slightly short outside off, Pujara rocks back and punches it through point for a single. Moves to 88 now. 302/4

83.4 S Patel to Pujara, Another watchful defense from Pujara. 301/4

83.3 S Patel to Pujara, Full again, Pujara defends it stoically. 301/4

83.2 S Patel to Singh, This is on the pads, 84.9 kph, nudged fine and he comes back for the third. 300 UP FOR INDIA! 301/4

83.1 S Patel to Singh, Full outside off, 86.6 kph, coming in with the angle, watchfully defended. 298/4

82.6 G Swann to Pujara, This one spins back into the batsman with some extra bounce, Pujara stays rooted on the back foot and defends it to the leg side. 298/4

82.5 G Swann to Pujara, Slow spin back into the batsman, defended off the front foot with ease by Pujara. 298/4

82.4 G Swann to Pujara, Loopy delivery around off, curling back in, Pujara defends it off his front foot. 298/4

82.3 G Swann to Singh, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it firmly through square leg for one. 298/4

82.2 G Swann to Singh, Flighted delivery on middle and off, defended off the crease. 297/4

82.1 G Swann to Pujara, Little shimmy down the track and Pujara hits it down towards long on for one. 297/4

81.6 S Patel to Singh, Once again staying a shade low and spinning back into the batsman, Yuvraj defends it nicely to the on side. 296/4

81.5 S Patel to Singh, Tossed up delivery around off, Yuvraj blocks it off his front foot. He is looking at ease in the middle. 296/4

81.4 S Patel to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 296/4

81.3 S Patel to C Pujara, Lets the ball to spin away and then opens the face of the bat softly to run it past first slip for a single at third man. 296/4

81.2 S Patel to Pujara, Gets on the front foot and defends it with the spin to the off side. 295/4

81.1 S Patel to Pujara, Arm ball around off, staying low, Pujara punches it straight to covers. 295/4

80.6 G Swann to Singh, Quicker delivery around off, skidding on, Yuvraj blocks it off his back foot. 295/4

80.5 G Swann to Singh, Once again Yuvi is on the front foot after watching the length and then defends it with soft hands to wide of second slip. 295/4

80.4 G Swann to Singh, Floated full delivery around off, Yuvraj leans forward in defense. 295/4

80.3 G Swann to Singh, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 295/4

80.2 G Swann to Singh, Gets on the front foot, covers the spin and blocks it down patiently. 295/4

80.1 G Swann to Singh, Off-spinner around off, staying low, Yuvraj tries to play it across but it catches the outside edge and sneaks through the slip cordon for a couple at third man. 295/4

Second new ball is available now! Not taken though. Swann to continue...

79.6 S Patel to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 293/4

79.5 S Patel to Y Singh, Fires in a fuller length delivery on middle at 85.9 kph, Yuvraj falls over to the off side and whips it through mid-wicket for one. 293/4

79.4 S Patel to Singh, FOUR! Bang! Pate drops it short around off at 89.1 kph, Yuvraj is quick to shift his weight on the back foot and crunches it through covers for a boundary. 292/4

79.3 S Patel to Singh, Gets forward and tries to flick it. Misses it though and it comes off his pads to short leg. 288/4

79.2 S Patel to Singh, Flighted delivery on off, defended off the back foot by Yuvraj. 288/4

79.1 S Patel to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 288/4

78.6 G Swann to Pujara, Touch short in length around off, punched off the back foot through covers for a couple. 288/4

78.5 G Swann to Singh, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for one. 286/4

78.4 G Swann to Singh, Too full in length, speared into the batsman, Yuvraj squeezes it out. 285/4

78.3 G Swann to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 285/4

78.2 G Swann to Singh, Another huge shout for an LBW, once again turned down. Flighted delivery on off, Yuvraj used his pad to defend and Swann asked the question. Impact was outside off! 285/4

78.1 G Swann to Singh, Huge appeal for an LBW! Swann serves an arm ball around off and going on with the angle, Yuvraj tries to defend it but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but umpire Hill shakes his head. Going down the leg side. 285/4

77.6 S Patel to Y Singh, Floated full delivery on middle at 88.7 kph, Yuvraj gets off the mark by forcing it down to long on for one. 285/4

77.5 S Patel to Singh, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 284/4

77.4 S Patel to Pujara, Opens the face of the bat and dabs it in front of point for a quick single. 284/4

77.3 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted delivery down the leg side, flicked straight to short fine leg. 283/4

77.2 S Patel to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 283/4

77.1 S Patel to Pujara, Driven through mid off by the batsman. No run. 283/4

76.6 G Swann to Singh, Outside off, dabbed in front of the slip fielder. 283/4

76.5 G Swann to Singh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 283/4

Yuvraj Singh, the fighter, arrives in the middle amidst a huge roar from the crowd.

76.4 Swann to V Kohli, OUT! Timber! Swann is having a fantastic day, fourth wicket for him! Hurls in a flighted delivery outside off, an off-spinner at 86.0 kph, Kohli tried to play it through the line but the ball spun back in, missed his bat and went onto shatter the stumps. Swann is all pumped up and that's a rare failure for Kohli. The batsman was in two minds there, whether to play it off the front foot or from the back foot and eventually managed neither. 283/4

76.3 G Swann to Kohli, Another watchful defense by Kohli. 283/3

76.2 G Swann to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 283/3

76.1 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning back into the batsman from a fuller length and staying low too, Kohli hits it across to mid-wicket. 283/3

75.6 S Patel to Pujara, Lands it on a full length on middle, Pujara heaves it across the line but once again finds mid-wicket inside the circle. 283/3

75.5 S Patel to Pujara, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 283/3

75.4 S Patel to Pujara, Floated full delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 283/3

75.3 S Patel to Kohli, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 283/3

75.2 S Patel to Kohli, Oohhh... this one stays a touch low, full around off, Kohli does well to lean forward to push it to covers. 282/3

75.1 S Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery in the channel outside off, going on with the angle, Kohli covered the line and allowed it through. 282/3

Rahul Dravid reckons that England cannot save this Test but can take some confidence out into the rest of the series if they manage to bat well second time around.

Indian spinners were brilliant, with Ojha and Ashwin ripping through the line-up sharing 8 amongst themselves. Join us back after the break.

A miserable Test for England so far, conceding runs in excess of 500 and then getting bowled out in around 2 and a half sessions. Cook and Prior were the only ones who fought hard while Kevin Pietersen failed to get his dancing steps right and Ian Bell played one of the shocking shots ever. AND THE FOLLOW-ON HAS BEEN ENFORCED.

Well, we cannot confirm whether follow-on has been enforced or not, but we can definitely confirm that Tea has been taken. India have got a massive lead of 330 runs which means that they are in a position to enforce the follow-on. A few things need to be taken into consideration though, and that is why Dhoni has delayed the decision and we will get to know it after the break.

74.2 P Ojha to Prior, OUT! Bowled! End of the first innings for England! Flighted on middle, 75.3 kph, Prior backs away and looks to go inside out but misses and the ball crashes into the off stump. 4th 5-wicket haul in Tests for Ojha, first against England and the Brits have been bowled out for 191! 191/10

74.1 P Ojha to Swann, Full on middle, 83 kph, heaved through mid-wicket for three. 191/9

Drinks break.

74.6 G Swann to Kohli, Rushes to the pitch of the delivery and drills it to mid on for a quick single. Pietersen with a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Kohli was well in. 282/3

74.5 G Swann to Kohli, Leans across and helps it with the spin to short mid-wicket. 281/3

74.4 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted delivery pitched full outside off, Kohli leaned forward and blocked it with a dead bat. 281/3

74.3 G Swann to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 281/3

74.2 G Swann to Kohli, Floated full delivery around off, Kohli got forward and forced it down to mid on. 281/3

74.1 G Swann to Kohli, Gentle off-spinner around off, blocked off the back foot by Kohli. 281/3

Right! The players have made their way out to the middle. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir are the two openers at the crease. James Anderson will start off proceedings for England.

Toss - India have won the toss and elected to bat. They are playing two spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha. Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh miss out. For England, Steven Finn and Monty Panesar miss out. Tim Bresnan and Samit Patel make it to the starting eleven. Nick Compton makes his Test debut.

Pitch - The surface is light in colour, not that hard and has a powdery look to it. It will start turning pretty early. As the day progresses, the bounce will get uneven.

The big day has finally arrived as England enter India's den for a four-match Test series. After the 4-0 defeat to Australia, away, the Indians have already started their resurrection process with a series victory over New Zealand. They would be looking to continue the winning momentum and start off with a victory here. England, on the other hand, will go into the series on the back of a 2-0 series defeat against South Africa at home. They would be looking to regain their lost form and gain an upper hand with a solid start. The last time these two met in a Test series was in July-August 2011 in England where the English hammered the Indians 4-0. The Indians would be aiming for a revenge this time around. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 1st Test between India and England at Ahmedabad.

Ojha replaces Ashwin. England trail by 333 runs which means they need another 134 to avoid the follow-on. 34 overs left in the day.

Pragyan Ojha comes back. 22-8-42-4 so far.

73.6 Z Khan to Swann, Another thunderous LBW appeal, this time umpire Dar says no. Full outside off, 134.8 kph, delivered from around the wicket. Swann gets across and misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Probably the impact was outside off. A leg bye taken. 9 runs and a wicket from the over, Zaheer's figures read 15-7-23-1 so far. 188/9

Graeme Swann is the last man in.

73.5 Khan to Broad, OUT! LBW! Dhoni's stubborn persistence with Zaheer pays off as he eventually gets a wicket in the 7th over of this spell. Full outside off, 132.8 kph, angling in, Broad misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A prolonged appeal and umpire Dar raises his finger. Might be clipping the leg stump. Broad departs for 25, ENGLAND 187/9, need another 135 to avoid the follow-on! 187/9

73.4 Z Khan to Prior, Landed outside off, 136 kph, tailing in, Prior misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Going down the leg side. A leg bye taken. 187/8

73.3 Z Khan to Prior, Full outside off, 132.8 kph, driven through the covers but it is stopped well. 186/8

73.2 Z Khan to Broad, That has gone through as well. Full on middle, 135.4 kph, pushed back to the bowler who is lazy to bend down and lets it through. Three runs taken as it is pulled back inside the ropes. 186/8

73.1 Z Khan to Broad, FOUR LEG BYES! Full and down the leg side, 136.9 kph, Broad misses his flick but the ball goes off his pads to the fine leg fence. 183/8

73.6 S Patel to Pujara, Works it off his pads to the leg side but straight to the square leg fielder. 281/3

73.5 S Patel to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 281/3

73.4 S Patel to Pujara, Arrows in a fuller length delivery, Pujara attempts to whip it across the line but misses and is hit on the pads. 281/3

73.3 S Patel to Pujara, Pitched up delivery around off, defended off the front foot. 281/3

73.2 S Patel to Pujara, Arm ball around off, Pujara gets on the front foot and defends it with the inside half of the bat to the on side. 281/3

73.1 S Patel to Pujara, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 281/3

72.6 R Ashwin to Broad, On middle and leg, worked through square leg for a run. 179/8

72.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Full and down the leg side, 90.1 kph, mercilessly swept away towards fine leg for a single. 178/8

72.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Full on middle, 92.8 kph, played straight to short mid-wicket. 177/8

72.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Down the leg side, 88.2 kph, Prior misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 177/8

72.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Another watchful defense. 177/8

72.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Good length delivery on middle, 87.9 kph, watchfully defended. 177/8

72.6 G Swann to Kohli, Defends it with the spin to the leg side to end the over. 281/3

72.5 G Swann to Kohli, Taps it with the spin to the on side, straight to mid-wicket again. 281/3

72.4 G Swann to Kohli, Tempts the batsman with a slow loopy delivery outside off, Kohli decides not to cut it and allows it through to the keeper. 281/3

72.3 G Swann to Kohli, Latches onto a fuller length delivery and whips it across the line. Straight to the mid-wicket fielder though. 281/3

72.2 G Swann to Kohli, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 281/3

72.1 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Nice shot! Swann serves a friendly full toss on off at 86.0 kph, Kohli picks it early and spanks it past mid on for a boundary. 281/3

Some fluids for Matt Prior.

71.6 Z Khan to Broad, Massive LBW appeal, turned down. Excellent inswinger, but tailing down the leg side. Yorker length, Broad cannot get it away and is hit on the pads. 177/8

71.5 Z Khan to Broad, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 177/8

71.4 Z Khan to Broad, Played to the point region by the batsman. 177/8

71.3 Z Khan to Broad, Yet another play and miss outside off. 177/8

71.2 Z Khan to Broad, Landed outside off, 132.4 kph, angling in, Broad pushes and misses. 177/8

71.1 Z Khan to Broad, Good length delivery outside off, 136.5 kph, solidly defended. 177/8

71.6 S Patel to Pujara, Appeal for an LBW! Quicker delivery, landing around middle and skidding on with the angle, Pujara tried to defend it off his front foot but missed and was hit on the pads. They appealed but it was drifting down the leg side and hence turned down. 277/3

71.5 S Patel to Pujara, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 277/3

71.4 S Patel to Pujara, Flighted delivery on middle, blocked to the leg side. 277/3

71.3 S Patel to Kohli, Gets forward and eases it through mid off for one. 277/3

71.2 S Patel to Kohli, Presses forward and defends it watchfully to the off side. 276/3

71.1 S Patel to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, defended by Kohli. 276/3

70.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Appeals for LBW and caught at bat-pad, both turned down. Landed outside off, 91 kph, Prior attempts the reverse sweep but misses. The ball balloons off the pads towards short leg and Cheteshwar Pujara takes it and appeals, unsuccessfully. Impact was outside off. 177/8

70.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Another back foot defense by Prior. 177/8

70.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Remains on the back foot and blocks it down safely. 177/8

70.3 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Poor effort in the deep by Zaheer! Flighted delivery on middle, Prior once again goes down on one knee for the sweep shot and this time manages to time it well. There is a fielder in the deep but he fails to stop it. Lazy! 177/8

70.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Goes down on one knee for the sweep shot but it comes off the gloves and races away to the fine leg region. Two runs added to the total. 173/8

70.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Tries to defend it from the crease but misses and is hit high on the pads. 171/8

Samit Patel to roll his arm now.

70.6 G Swann to Pujara, Full ball spinning down the leg side, Pujara eases it off his pads to fine leg for two. 276/3

70.5 G Swann to Pujara, Little short in length and curving back into the batsman, Pujara goes deep inside the crease and punches it back to the bowler. 274/3

70.4 G Swann to Pujara, Once again remains on the back foot and defends it down watchfully. 274/3

70.3 G Swann to Pujara, Lunges forward and defends it with the spin to the on side. 274/3

70.2 G Swann to Pujara, Flatter off-spinner around off, defended off the back foot by Pujara. 274/3

70.1 G Swann to Pujara, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 274/3

69.6 Z Khan to Broad, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Broad draws forward and defends it down safely. 171/8

69.5 Z Khan to Prior, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 171/8

69.4 Z Khan to Prior, Short of a length delivery outside off, cut through point for a couple of runs. 170/8

69.3 Z Khan to Broad, Very full in length outside off, Broad tries to drive it through the line but it takes the inside edge of the bat, misses the stumps by a whisker and travels to fine leg. One run added to the total. 168/8

69.2 Z Khan to Broad, Good length delivery around off, Broad remains on the back foot and punches it to cover-point. No run. 167/8

69.1 Z Khan to Prior, Presses forward and caresses a full ball through covers for a single. 167/8

Stuart Broad heads off the field! Joe Root is the substitute..

69.6 S Broad to Kohli, Gets behind the line of the delivery, covers the movement and blocks it down safely. 274/3

69.5 S Broad to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 274/3

69.4 S Broad to Pujara, Back of a length delivery around off, Pujara swivels on the back foot with his pull shot and collects a single towards deep square leg. 274/3

69.3 S Broad to Kohli, Short of a length delivery banged into the batsman, Kohli tried to sway away from the line but failed to take his bat away from the line. It touched the toe end of the bat and dropped in front of Prior. They sneaked a run. 273/3

69.2 S Broad to Kohli, Kohli lets the ball go outside his off stump. 272/3

69.1 S Broad to Kohli, Broad serves it short around off at 126.6 kph, Kohli mistimes his pull to mid-wicket. 272/3

68.6 R Ashwin to Broad, SIX! Wow, spin or no spin, if you are positively dealing with it, you can definitely succeed. Tossed up delivery on middle, fuller in length, Broad latches onto it and hoists it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 166/8

68.5 R Ashwin to Broad, Gets down on one knee and paddles it to fine leg for a couple. A slog across the line, an off-drive and now a paddle shot. Broad has played all kind of shots in his short stay so far. 160/8

68.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Another full ball on the pads, eased to deep square leg for a run. 158/8

68.3 R Ashwin to Broad, Floated full on middle, worked off the pads to the leg side for one. 157/8

68.2 R Ashwin to Broad, Lovely ball, landing around off and spinning away with extra bounce, Broad tries to hit it through the line but is beaten by the spin. 156/8

68.1 R Ashwin to Broad, FOUR! Cracking shot! Flatter full delivery outside off, Broad throws his bat at it and muscles it past the mid off fielder for a boundary. 156/8

68.6 G Swann to Pujara, Flighted delivery outside off, Kohli drew forward and defended it to the off side. 272/3

68.5 G Swann to Pujara, Too full in length on middle, pushed down towards mid on. 272/3

68.4 G Swann to Pujara, Driven towards the mid-on region. No run. 272/3

68.3 G Swann to Pujara, Bowls it a lot slower through the air, just a shade short and spinning back in, Pujara goes on the back foot and strokes it through covers for a couple. 272/3

68.2 G Swann to Pujara, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 270/3

68.1 G Swann to Kohli, Dances down to the pitch of the delivery and forces it to the left of the mid on fielder for one. 270/3

Ashwin is back on.

67.6 Z Khan to Broad, Another delivery put around off and reversing just a shade, Broad tries to play it through the line but it kisses the inside half of the bat and travels to square leg. They pinch a single as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. Direct hit would have been interesting. 152/8

67.5 Z Khan to Broad, Sharp delivery at 136.4 kph, landing around off and nipping in, Broad fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 151/8

67.4 Z Khan to Broad, Slants in a fuller length delivery, staying a shade low, Broad does well to defend it to the off side. 151/8

67.3 Z Khan to Prior, Bowls it too full around off, Prior strides forward and drives it through covers for a single. 151/8

67.2 Z Khan to Prior, Fuller length delivery on middle, Prior gets behind the line and pushes it down to mid on. 150/8

67.1 Z Khan to Prior, A leg stump half-volley, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 150/8

67.6 S Broad to Pujara, Length delivery on middle and off, defended solidly to end the over. 269/3

67.5 S Broad to Kohli, Once again Broad sprays a length delivery down the leg side, Kohli tucks it off his pads to deep square leg for one. Yes, now there is a fielder in the deep after that boundary shot! 269/3

67.4 S Broad to Kohli, Lovely delivery, on a good length around off at 135.9 kph, Kohli defends it down patiently. 268/3

67.3 S Broad to Kohli, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Broad once again bowls it too straight in line, further angling down the leg side, Kohli has no qualms in flicking it past the square leg fielder for a boundary. Broad is not happy with the effort put in by the fielder inside the circle. 268/3

67.2 S Broad to Kohli, Another good length delivery cutting back into the batsman, Kohli tickles it off his pads to square leg. 264/3

The umpires have decided to change the ball. Not sure what's the issue with it!

67.1 S Broad to Kohli, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Pujara defends it solidly. 264/3

66.6 P Ojha to Broad, Turns a length delivery off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 6 runs off 2 balls, it's very easy for Broad. 150/8

66.5 P Ojha to Broad, FOUR! Boom! What's the fuss all about facing a spinner, says Broad! Flighted delivery outside off, Broad swings his blade across the line and powers it with the spin over mid-wicket for a boundary. 148/8

Drinks break. Stuart Broad has joined Prior in the middle.

66.4 P Ojha to Tim Bresnan, OUT! Fourth 4-wicket haul for Ojha in Tests and it breaks the 47-run stand. He tosses it up in the air and lands it around off. The ball turns away a bit with some extra bounce as Bresnan tries to defend it off his front foot. It takes the shoulder of the bat and Kohli takes the simplest of catches at second slip. England are 144/8 and need 178 more to avoid the follow-on. 144/8

66.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 144/7

66.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Slow loopy delivery on middle, Bresnan defends it watchfully. 144/7

66.1 P Ojha to Prior, Flatter delivery on middle, flicked to square leg for one. 144/7

66.6 G Swann to Pujara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 264/3

66.5 G Swann to Pujara, FOUR! Pujara, you beauty! Floated full delivery outside off, Pujara reaches to the pitch of the ball and smacks it through extra cover for a boundary. Fancy footwork and this youngster is impressing with every shot! 264/3

66.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 260/3

66.3 G Swann to Kohli, NOT OUT! Flighted delivery outside off, cutting back into the batsman with some extra bounce, Kohli tried to cut it through the line but it bounced onto him, took the shoulder of the bat and travelled to first slip. Trott tried to catch it to his left but failed to hold on. However, he was not sure whether he took the catch cleanly or not and hence it was referred upstairs. Replays confirmed that the fielder has grassed it. 259/3

Appeal for a catch at slip. Referred upstairs...

66.2 G Swann to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to the off side. 259/3

66.1 G Swann to Pujara, Floated full delivery on middle, Pujara watched it turn back into him and then tickled it off his pads to long leg for one. 259/3

Pragyan Ojha is back on.

65.6 Z Khan to Bresnan, Gets on the front foot for a full delivery and gently pushes it to cover-point. 143/7

65.5 Z Khan to Bresnan, Once again in the corridor of uncertainty, Bresnan shoulders his arms. 143/7

65.4 Z Khan to Bresnan, Another easy leave outside the off stump for Bresnan. 143/7

65.3 Z Khan to Bresnan, Presents a dead straight bat in defense. 143/7

65.2 Z Khan to Bresnan, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 143/7

65.1 Z Khan to Bresnan, Big, big appeal for an LBW! The ball jags back in with the shine of the ball, fuller in length, Bresnan tries to defend it off his front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The appeal was of course not entertained by umpire Dar. 143/7

65.6 S Broad to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 258/3

65.5 S Broad to Kohli, FOUR! Finally gets off the mark! Broad over-pitches it around off, Kohli gets forward and caresses it straight down the ground for a boundary. Fine shot! 258/3

65.4 S Broad to Kohli, Drives a length delivery through the line but finds the cover fielder. 254/3

65.3 S Broad to Kohli, Serves a full ball on off, Kohli gets behind the line and blocks it down safely. 254/3

65.2 S Broad to Pujara, Takes his front leg forward to a fuller delivery outside off and drives it through covers for a single. 254/3

65.1 S Broad to Pujara, Good length delivery around off at 124.9 kph, Pujara defends it solidly to the off side. 253/3

64.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Loopy ball, a full toss, driven handsomely through covers but just for a single. 143/7

64.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Floated fuller delivery around off, defended off the front foot. 142/7

64.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Strides forward and strokes it through covers for one. 142/7

64.3 R Ashwin to M Prior, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and drills it straight to mid on. 141/7

64.2 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Rocks back and punches it to covers for a single. 141/7

64.1 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Flighted full delivery on off, blocked off the front foot by Bresnan. 140/7

Stuart Broad comes back into the attack.

64.6 G Swann to Kohli, Offers a straight bat in defense. Lovely over by Swann. 253/3

64.5 G Swann to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 253/3

64.4 G Swann to Kohli, Fires in a fuller length delivery on middle at 92.8 kph, Kohli digs it out at the last second. 253/3

64.3 G Swann to Kohli, Oohhh... Floated off-spinner off, Kohli tried to defend it off his front foot but the ball curled in and took the inside half of the bat. It traveled uppishly but wide of short leg. 253/3

64.2 G Swann to Kohli, Slow off-spinner around off, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 253/3

64.1 G Swann to V Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, driven down to mid on. Dot ball. 253/3

63.6 Z Khan to Prior, Very full in length outside off, driven without any timing to covers. 140/7

63.5 Z Khan to Prior, Good length delivery outside off, holding its line, Prior shoulders his arms. 140/7

63.4 Z Khan to Prior, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 140/7

63.3 Z Khan to Bresnan, Straighter delivery, tucked off the pads to square leg for one. 140/7

63.2 Z Khan to Tim Bresnan, Full length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Bresnan defends it from the crease and it comes off the bottom edge. The ball falls near the stumps and the batsman thinks of kicking it away. But after watching the ball not moving at all, he looks for a single. His partner isn't interested! 139/7

63.1 Z Khan to Prior, A leg stump half-volley, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 139/7

63.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Once again solidly defended back to the bowler. Only 3 runs in the 6 overs bowled so far after Tea! 253/3

63.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Fires in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Pujara defends it from the crease. Very watchful! 253/3

63.4 J Anderson to Pujara, High full toss around off, Pujara uses his wrists to turn it straight to mid-wicket. 253/3

63.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Lands it full around off, Pujara drives it off his front foot but finds the cover fielder. 253/3

63.2 J Anderson to C Pujara, Angles in a full ball, Pujara blocks it from the crease. 253/3

63.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Full length delivery angling into the batsman, Pujara defends it off his front foot. 253/3

62.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Off-spinner around off, fuller in length, Bresnan tries to push it through the line off his front foot but it curls back in and takes the inside edge. 138/7

62.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Bresnan once again strides forward in defense. 138/7

62.4 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 138/7

62.3 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 138/7

62.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Flighted delivery on off, shaping in a shade, Prior flicks it off an inside edge to square leg for a single. Had he missed that he was a plumb LBW candidate! 138/7

62.1 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Quicker and flatter off-spinner, outside off, Bresnan pushes it to cover-point and crosses for a run. 137/7

62.6 G Swann to Pujara, Breaking back into the batsman after landing on middle at 86.1 kph, Pujara eases it off his pads to long leg and ambles across for one. 253/3

62.5 G Swann to Pujara, Pushes this one quicker, fuller in length, Pujara defends it by getting forward. 252/3

62.4 G Swann to Pujara, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it full on off, Pujara strides forward in defense. 252/3

62.3 G Swann to Pujara, Flatter full delivery wide outside off, Pujara pads it away. 252/3

62.2 G Swann to Pujara, Once again the batsman draws forward and defends it with the spin to the on side. 252/3

62.1 G Swann to Pujara, Floated off-spinner around off, Pujara is on the front foot in defense. 252/3

61.6 Z Khan to Prior, Puts it on a full length on off, Prior defends it solidly to covers. 136/7

61.5 Z Khan to Prior, FOUR! Zaheer changes the angle and comes from over the wicket. He angles across a fuller length delivery, around off, Prior strides forward and steers it through point for a boundary. 136/7

61.4 Z Khan to Prior, Bowls another full delivery around off, Prior gently defends it off his front foot. 132/7

61.3 Z Khan to Prior, Darts in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 129.3 kph, Prior covers the line and defends it back to the bowler. 132/7

61.2 Z Khan to Prior, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 132/7

61.1 Z Khan to Prior, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a fuller length delivery. It straightens a shade and Prior pushes inside the line. The ball flies off the outside edge but falls well in front of first slip. 132/7

61.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Plants his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and blocks it down confidently. India have adopted a cautious approach after tea! 252/3

61.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 252/3

61.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery on off at 130.4 kph, Kohli blocks it with confidence to the off side. 252/3

61.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller and straighter at 130.5 kph, driven back to the bowler. 252/3

61.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Kohli tries to defend it from the crease but pushes it off the outside half of the blade to the off side. 252/3

61.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Back of a length delivery around off, Pujara taps it down in front of point and steals a single. 252/3

Zaheer Khan comes back into the attack.

60.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 132/7

60.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Loopy delivery outside off, Bresnan plays it late and guides it to third man for a couple. 132/7

60.4 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Breaks back into the batsman with good pace, Bresnan is on his back foot in defense. 130/7

60.3 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Gets on the front foot and defends it watchfully. 130/7

60.2 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Long hop outside off, Bresnan cuts it through point for a couple. 130/7

60.1 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Nice loopy off-spinner around off, driven straight to covers. 128/7

60.6 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. Dot ball. 251/3

60.5 G Swann to Kohli, Gives this one some extra flight and serves a fuller off spinner on middle, Kohli helps it wide of mid on. 251/3

60.4 G Swann to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. 251/3

60.3 G Swann to Kohli, Bowls it very full around off, Kohli defends it back. 251/3

60.2 G Swann to Pujara, Advances down the track and drills a fuller delivery through the legs of his partner for a single at mid on. 251/3

60.1 G Swann to Pujara, Tossed up delivery around off, fullish in length, Pujara defends it down patiently. 250/3

59.6 U Yadav to Bresnan, Tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls to covers and they pinch a single. 128/7

59.5 U Yadav to Prior, Outside off, Prior dabs it to third man for one. 127/7

59.4 U Yadav to Prior, Way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 126/7

59.3 U Yadav to Prior, Superb delivery, on a good length outside off at 143 kph, holding its line, Prior feels for it and gets beaten. 126/7

59.2 U Yadav to Prior, Gets behind the line of a fuller delivery and punches it down to mid on. 126/7

59.1 U Yadav to Prior, Fuller length delivery around off, Prior gets half forward and drives it straight to mid off. 126/7

59.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Fires in a fuller ball on off, Kohli gets half forward and pushes it back to the bowler. Another maiden! 250/3

59.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Terrific delivery, spears it into the batsman, right in the blockhole, Kohli digs it out to mid on. 250/3

59.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Solid in defense! Anderson lands it on a full length around off, Kohli is solidly behind the line in defense. 250/3

59.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 128.7 kph, Kohli covers the line and blocks it softly to mid on. 250/3

59.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Kohli leans forward and drives it straight to covers. 250/3

59.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Kohli remains on the back foot and defends it down watchfully. 250/3

58.6 R Ashwin to Bresnan, FOUR! Boom! Floating delivery, very full outside off, Bresnan strode forward and spanked it through covers for a boundary. 126/7

58.5 R Ashwin to Bresnan, On middle, flicked straight to short leg. 122/7

58.4 R Ashwin to Tim Bresnan, Dropped! Sehwag is the culprit here but that was a tough chance. Ashwin hurls in a well disguised carrom ball, around off and shaping away a shade, Bresnan fails to pick it and pushes at it lamely. The outside edge flies to Sehwag at first slip who fails to snap it low to his left. He was anticipating it to be on his right side and hence was late in reacting. A chance goes a-begging, nonetheless. 122/7

58.3 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Gets on the front foot and blocks it down safely. 122/7

58.2 R Ashwin to Bresnan, Loopy delivery dipping into the batsman, around off, Bresnan defends it off his front foot. 122/7

58.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 122/7

58.6 G Swann to Pujara, Another watchful front foot defensive shot by Pujara to complete the over. A maiden to start the session! 250/3

58.5 G Swann to Pujara, Presses forward and presents a straight bat in defense. 250/3

58.4 G Swann to Pujara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 250/3

58.3 G Swann to Pujara, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 250/3

58.2 G Swann to Pujara, Stays back and hits it to the off side. 250/3

58.1 G Swann to Pujara, Little short in length around off, Pujara goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid on. 250/3

Ashwin replaces Ojha in the attack.

57.6 U Yadav to Prior, Looks to defend it from the crease and gets an inside edge to the leg side. They pick up a single. 121/7

57.5 Yadav to Prior, Spears in a fullish ball, Prior digs it out to covers. 120/7

57.4 U Yadav to Prior, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 120/7

57.3 U Yadav to Prior, Tests the batsman with a short delivery around off at 137.6 kph, Prior watches it and lets it through to the keeper. 120/7

57.2 U Yadav to Prior, Good length delivery outside off, Prior hits it through the line but fails to time it well. Straight to covers. 120/7

57.1 U Yadav to Prior, Leans into the drive and caresses it straight to covers. 120/7

Welcome back. 32 overs left in the day. Graeme Swann to start off with the proceedings.

A good comeback by England in the post-lunch session! Swann led England's fightback scalping all the three wickets to fall. India added 130 runs for the fall of Sehwag, Gambhir and Tendulkar. Sehwag played a blistering innings of 117 but was cleaned up by Swann. Pujara is looking solid at the wicket on 68. He and Kohli would look to motor along and help India keep the score ticking in the next session. England would be looking for more crucial breakthroughs. Join us in a while for the evening session!

57.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Full length delivery on off, Kohli drives it straight back to Anderson. That's tea on day 1! 250/3

57.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 250/3

57.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it straight to mid on. 250/3

57.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, swinging in. Kohli shoulders his arms to it. 250/3

57.2 J Anderson to Kohli, In the corridor outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 250/3

57.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stands tall and defends it solidly. 250/3

56.6 P Ojha to Bresnan, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 120/7

56.5 P Ojha to Bresnan, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 120/7

56.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 120/7

56.3 P Ojha to Tim Bresnan, Spinning away from the batsman, Bresnan pushes inside the line and gets a little edge to the off side. 120/7

56.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 120/7

56.1 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 120/7

56.6 G Swann to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara comes forward and prods it into the ground. 250/3

Virat Kohli strides out to the middle.

56.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar holes out! Stunned silence! Loopy and fullish on off, spins back in. Tendulkar chips down the track and lofts it straight into the hands of Patel at deep mid-wicket. 250/3

56.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, Quicker and flatter on middle, Tendulkar stays back and defends. 250/2

56.3 G Swann to Tendulkar, leans forward and prods it into the ground. 250/2

56.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, FOUR! Clever placement! Loopy and fullish outside off, Tendulkar gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 250/2

56.1 Swann to Tendulkar, Loopy and fullish outside off, Tendulkar digs it out to the off side. 246/2

55.6 U Yadav to Prior, FOUR! Shot! Just a fractionally over-pitched delivery around off, Prior got forward and drilled it through extra cover for a boundary. 120/7

55.5 U Yadav to Prior, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it back to the bowler. 116/7

55.4 U Yadav to Prior, Stays inside the crease and punches it to covers. 116/7

55.3 U Yadav to Prior, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Prior remains on the back foot and defends it down watchfully. 116/7

55.2 U Yadav to Prior, Remains on the back foot and blocks it solidly. 116/7

55.1 U Yadav to Tim Bresnan, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Bresnan tries to defend it with minuscule footwork and gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls in front of the slip cordon and Prior calls his partner through for a quick single. 116/7

55.6 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Crashed away! Good length delivery outside off, a tad wide. Pujara rocks back and punches it past covers for a boundary. 246/2

55.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Stays back and squirts a length delivery outside off into the ground. 242/2

55.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery on off, Pujara stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 242/2

55.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Pujara stays back and looks to cut close to his body but misses. 242/2

55.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara leans forward and pushes it to covers. 242/2

55.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara drives it straight to mid on. 242/2

54.6 P Ojha to Prior, Looks to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 115/7

54.5 P Ojha to Prior, Watches the line of the delivery and then allows it through to the keeper. 115/7

54.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Flatter delivery on middle, Bresnan tapped it to mid-wicket for one. 115/7

54.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Quickish delivery, full and skidding into the batsman, Bresnan defends it off his back foot. 114/7

54.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 114/7

54.1 P Ojha to Bresnan, FOUR! Excellent shot! An over-pitched delivery outside off, Bresnan with a good stride forward, reaches to the pitch of the ball and strokes it firmly through the gap at covers. 114/7

54.6 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 242/2

54.5 G Swann to Pujara, Stays in his crease and pushes it to mid on. 241/2

54.4 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 241/2

54.3 G Swann to Pujara, FOUR! Beautiful use of the feet here! Chips down the track, converts it into a half volley and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary. 241/2

54.2 G Swann to Pujara, Loopy and fullish outside off, Pujara lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 237/2

54.1 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara comes forward and defends it into the ground. 237/2

53.6 U Yadav to Prior, Angles in a fuller length delivery, around off again, Prior once again defends it back. Another maiden! 110/7

53.5 U Yadav to M Prior, Fullish outside off, pushed off the front foot to short cover. 110/7

53.4 U Yadav to Prior, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle and off at 139.1 kph, Prior defends it towards mid off. 110/7

53.3 U Yadav to Prior, Hurls in a terrific yorker, just around off, Prior fails to dig it out. 110/7

53.2 U Yadav to Prior, Fuller and straighter, defended back to the bowler. 110/7

53.1 U Yadav to Prior, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Prior tries to drive it without any footwork and gets an inside edge to short mid-wicket. 110/7

53.6 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Length delivery on middle, Tendulkar flicks it past square leg for a couple to end the over. 237/2

53.5 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Looks to force it to the off side but gets an inside edge to leg side. 235/2

53.4 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Leans forward and drives it sweetly but straight to covers. 235/2

53.3 J Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR! Cracked away! A tad short and wide outside off, Tendulkar rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 235/2

53.2 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Good length delivery outside off, swinging in. Tendulkar lunges forward and defends it solidly. 231/2

53.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar stays back and guides it to point. 231/2

52.6 P Ojha to Bresnan, Solid front foot defense by Bresnan again to end the first over after lunch. 110/7

52.5 P Ojha to Bresnan, Tossed up delivery, full around off, defended off the front foot by Bresnan. 110/7

52.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 110/7

52.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Flighted delivery outside off, left alone by Bresnan. 110/7

52.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 110/7

52.1 Ojha to Bresnan, Flighted delivery drifting down the leg side and straightening a touch to beat the defense of Bresnan. A muted appeal for an LBW but it was turned down. 110/7

52.6 G Swann to Pujara, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Full length delivery outside off, spins back in after landing. Pujara pads it away. There is a vociferous appeal but the umpire says no. Probably missing off! 231/2

52.5 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara whips it to mid-wicket. 231/2

52.4 G Swann to Pujara, Chips down the track and blocks it in the end. 231/2

52.3 G Swann to Tendulkar, Spins back in after landing outside off, Tendulkar goes for a defense but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 231/2

52.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, Lunges forward and defends it into the ground. 230/2

52.1 G Swann to Tendulkar, Ouch! Fullish outside off, Tendulkar slog sweeps it and it strikes Ian Bell on his body at forward short leg. That must have hurt! 230/2

Welcome back for the afternoon session. The players are out in the middle. England need 212 more to avoid the follow on and they have just three wickets left. Prior will be the key for the Poms and India would look to send him back quickly. Pragyan Ojha to bowl...

Day 3, second session...

34 overs - 69 runs - 4 wickets! Needless to say, it was India's session. They were all over the Britishers and the spinners, as expected dominated the proceedings. Pragyan Ojha in particular was too hot to handle and he got nice assistance from the other end by Ravichandran Ashwin. England were completely at sea against the spinners and now the lower order has to bat out of their skin to avoid the follow on. Join us in a while for the post lunch session...

51.6 U Yadav to Prior, Little short in length around off, Prior fails to time his pull shot and ends up playing it straight to mid on. Time for lunch on day 3! 110/7

51.5 U Yadav to Prior, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Prior gets behind the line and blocks it to the off side. 110/7

51.4 U Yadav to Prior, Poor shot! Short and wide outside off, Prior flashes and misses. 110/7

51.3 U Yadav to Prior, Full on middle, Prior leans across and flicks it to short mid-wicket. 110/7

51.2 U Yadav to Prior, Another fractionally short delivery on off at 142.7 kph, Prior defends it off his back foot. 110/7

51.1 U Yadav to M Prior, FOUR! Terrific shot! Yadav serves a back of a length delivery around off at 142.9 kph, Prior camps back and cuts it firmly through point for a boundary. 110/7

51.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish on off, Pujara comes forward and defends it solidly. 230/2

51.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara lunges forward and defends it back to Anderson. 230/2

51.4 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Deft! Fullish on middle, Pujara just turns it away to fine leg for a well placed boundary. That went very fine! 230/2

51.3 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point. Cook dives to his left and makes a good stop. They run through for a single. 226/2

51.2 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Tendulkar lunges forward and defends. 225/2

51.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and drives it to short extra cover. 225/2

50.6 P Ojha to Bresnan, Flighted delivery outside off, staying a shade low, Bresnan remained on the back foot and forced it with the toe end of the bat to covers. 106/7

50.5 P Ojha to Bresnan, Bresnan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 106/7

50.4 P Ojha to Bresnan, Presses forward and defends it with gentle hands. 106/7

50.3 P Ojha to Bresnan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 106/7

50.2 P Ojha to Bresnan, Quicker arm ball, around middle and skidding on, Bresnan defends it at the last moment to the leg side. 106/7

50.1 P Ojha to Prior, Flighted delivery down the leg side, nudged to fine leg for one. 106/7

Anderson into the attack now.

50.6 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish on off, Pujara whips it straight to mid-wicket. 225/2

50.5 G Swann to Pujara, Length delivery on middle, Pujara comes forward and defends. 225/2

50.4 G Swann to Pujara, leans forward and prods it into the ground. 225/2

50.3 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 225/2

50.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, Off the mark! Spins back in sharply after landing outside off, Tendulkar goes for a defense but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 225/2

A huge cheer from the crowd as the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar arrives in the middle.

50.1 G Swann to Sehwag, OUT! Bowled 'em! Swann gets another wicket and once again by disturbing the timber! He tosses it up around off and gets it to spin back into the batsman after landing. Sehwag kneels down for a heave across the line over mid-wicket but was a shade early into it. The ball curls in, beats the bat and goes on to hit the off stump. End of a fabulous knock and the crowd is giving a huge ovation. Not sure for Sehwag walking back, or Tendulkar striding out! 224/2

Pragyan Ojha comes back into the attack.

49.6 U Yadav to Bresnan, Fuller length delivery on off, Bresnan defends it from the crease towards point. 105/7

49.5 U Yadav to Bresnan, Another delivery in the channel outside off, Bresnan covers the line and shoulders his arms. 105/7

49.4 U Yadav to Bresnan, Serves it on a length outside off, holding its line after landing, Bresnan feels for it and gets beaten. 105/7

49.3 U Yadav to Bresnan, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 105/7

49.2 U Yadav to Tim Bresnan, Hurls in a yorker, right in the blockhole at 141.8 kph, Bresnan digs it out off the inside edge to the on side. 105/7

49.1 U Yadav to Bresnan, Lets the ball go outside his off stump. 105/7

Change of ends for Graeme Swann.

49.6 S Patel to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara comes forward and square drives it to point. 224/1

49.5 S Patel to Pujara, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 224/1

49.4 S Patel to Pujara, Goes back and whips it straight to short fine leg. 224/1

49.3 S Patel to C Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives it straight to short extra cover. 224/1

49.2 S Patel to Sehwag, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 224/1

49.1 S Patel to Sehwag, Goes back and pushes it straight back to the bowler. 223/1

48.6 R Ashwin to M Prior, FOUR! Another fine shot by Prior! Flighted delivery outside off at 85.7 kph, enough room on offer, Prior leaned forward and drilled it through covers for a boundary. 105/7

48.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Defended off the pads to the on side. 101/7

48.4 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up delivery on middle at 89.0 kph, Prior swept it firmly past the diving square leg fielder for a boundary. He played it with the spin and did well to keep it all along the carpet. 101/7

48.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Helps it with the spin to the on side but straight to short leg. 97/7

48.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Fired down the leg side, Prior left it alone. 97/7

48.1 Ashwin to Prior, Off-spinner around off, Prior fails to defend it off his front foot and is hit on the pads. Appeal for an LBW by the bowler is turned down. 97/7

48.6 S Broad to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara leaves it alone. 223/1

48.5 S Broad to Pujara, FOUR! Bad delivery! Very full down the leg side, Pujara just nudges it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. That went very fine! 223/1

48.4 S Broad to Pujara, Length delivery on middle and leg, Pujara clips it straight to square leg. 219/1

2nd Test fifty for Pujara!

48.3 S Broad to Pujara, Length delivery on middle, Pujara flicks it past square leg for a couple. Brings up his half-century. 219/1

48.2 S Broad to Pujara, Good length delivery outside off, Pujara rocks back and punches it past covers for a couple. Moves on to 49! 217/1

48.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Walks down the track and steers it to third man for a single. 215/1

Tim Bresnan is the new batsman out in the middle.

47.6 Yadav to Patel, OUT! Trapped in front! Yadav angles in a fuller length delivery, landing around middle and going on with the angle at 141.1 kph, Patel tries to defend it from the crease but misses and is thudded on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up immediately. Unlucky for the batsman and he is not looking happy with the decision. Replays confirm that it was drifting down the leg side. England in deep, deep trouble now, needing another 225 runs to avoid the follow-on. 97/7

47.5 U Yadav to Patel, Tempts the batsman with a full length delivery outside off, Patel has nothing to do with it. 97/6

47.4 U Yadav to Patel, Pacey delivery at 143.6 kph, full in length around off, Patel blocks it off his back foot. 97/6

47.3 U Yadav to Patel, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Patel tickles it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple. 97/6

47.2 U Yadav to Patel, Bowls a heavy ball at 142.0 kph, on a length around off, Patel defends it by striding forward. 95/6

47.1 U Yadav to Patel, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Patel defends it from the crease. 95/6

47.6 S Patel to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 214/1

47.5 S Patel to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives it straight to covers. 214/1

47.4 S Patel to Pujara, FOUR! Poor delivery and put away! A tad short on middle, Pujara rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 214/1

47.3 S Patel to Pujara, Lunges forward and clips it to short fine leg. 210/1

47.2 S Patel to Pujara, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 210/1

47.1 S Patel to V Sehwag, Very full outside off, Sehwag bunts it to long on for a single. 210/1

Finally, Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.

46.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 95/6

46.5 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Zaheer drops a dolly in the deep! Ashwin serves a friendly full toss on middle and Prior latches onto it immediately. He turns inside the crease and hammers it over mid-wicket. Not timed well enough, Zaheer attempts to catch it in the deep but fails to hold on. And just to add salt to the injury, the ball rolled to meet the fence. 95/6

46.4 R Ashwin to Patel, On the pads again, nudged to fine leg for one. 91/6

46.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Plays it with the turn to the on side and crosses for a single. 90/6

46.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Appeal for an LBW! Loopy off-spinner around off at 84.3 kph, Prior pads it away and they put in a huge appeal. Umpire Hill shakes his head. Height factor! 89/6

46.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Carrom ball outside off, Patel stays on the back foot and hits it through point for a single. 89/6

46.6 S Broad to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it to deep cover for a single to end the over. 209/1

46.5 S Broad to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, Sehwag looks to flick but gets a leading edge to the off side. 208/1

46.4 S Broad to Sehwag, Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Sehwag leaves it alone. 208/1

46.3 S Broad to Sehwag, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Sehwag feels for it and gets beaten. 208/1

46.2 S Broad to Pujara, Fullish on the pads, Pujara flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 208/1

46.1 S Broad to Pujara, FOUR! Cut away! A tad short and wide outside off, Pujara gets on top of the bounce and cuts it past point for a boundary. 207/1

45.6 Y Singh to Prior, Leans forward and pushes a fuller ball to covers. 88/6

45.5 Y Singh to Prior, Excellent delivery, forcing the batsman on the front foot for a defense but then getting it to spin away to beat the outside edge. 88/6

45.4 Y Singh to Prior, Flighted full delivery on middle and off, defended off the front foot by Prior. 88/6

45.3 Y Singh to Patel, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers for a single. 88/6

45.2 Y Singh to Prior, Fraction short in length outside off, Prior flashes his blade through the line and plays it to point. Slight misfield by Ojha and they cross for a run. 87/6

45.1 Y Singh to Prior, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Prior defended it back. 86/6

45.6 S Patel to C Pujara, Rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 203/1

45.5 S Patel to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 202/1

45.4 S Patel to V Sehwag, Gives himself room and drives it to long off for a single. 202/1

45.3 S Patel to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara square drives it to deep point for one. 201/1

45.2 S Patel to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, Sehwag drills it to long on for a single. 200 up for India. 200/1

45.1 S Patel to Sehwag, Length delivery on off, Sehwag pushes it to the leg side. 199/1

44.6 R Ashwin to Patel, Superb line, another offie around off and Patel is forced to defend it off his back foot. 86/6

44.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Another off-spinner on off, Patel stays on the back foot and defends it with the spin to the on side. 86/6

44.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Very full in length outside off at 82.4 kph, driven back to the bowler. 86/6

44.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Skidding down the leg side, quicker through the air, Patel fails to flick it off his pads. Good take by MS Dhoni behind the wickets. 86/6

44.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Allows it to spin back and then taps it in front of short leg. 86/6

44.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Off-spinner outside off at 87.0 kph, Patel defends it off his back foot. 86/6

44.6 Broad to Pujara, Very full on middle, Pujara bunts it to mid on. 199/1

44.5 S Broad to Pujara, Length delivery on off, Pujara defends it solidly to the leg side. 199/1

44.4 S Broad to Sehwag, Fullish on the pads, Sehwag flicks it to long leg for a single. 199/1

44.3 S Broad to Pujara, Clips it behind square leg and takes a single. 198/1

44.2 S Broad to Pujara, FOUR! Nicely placed! Length delivery outside off, Pujara opens the face of the bat and steers it past slips for a boundary to third man. 197/1

44.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Length delivery on middle and leg, Sehwag misses his flick. They run through for a leg bye as Broad's LBW appeal is turned down. 193/1

Change of ends for Ravichandran Ashwin.

43.6 Y Singh to Prior, Another loopy ball on middle, Prior stretches forward in defense. 86/6

43.5 Y Singh to Prior, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, defended watchfully. 86/6

43.4 Y Singh to Prior, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 86/6

43.3 Y Singh to Prior, Quicker delivery, bowled in the flatter trajectory, skidding on as well after pitching around off, Prior forced it to the off side off his back foot. 86/6

43.2 Y Singh to Patel, A loopy delivery put on a fuller length around off, Patel strokes it through covers and jogs across for a single. 86/6

43.1 Y Singh to Patel, Starts with an arm ball around off, Patel goes on the back foot and punches it to short cover. 85/6

Broad into the attack.

43.6 S Patel to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, Sehwag bunts it to long on for a single. 192/1

43.5 S Patel to Sehwag, Gives himself room but helps it straight back to Patel. 191/1

43.4 S Patel to Pujara, Rocks back and punches it to long off for a single. 191/1

43.3 S Patel to Pujara, Goes back and dabs it to covers. 190/1

43.2 S Patel to Pujara, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 190/1

43.1 S Patel to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives it straight to covers. 190/1

Yuvraj Singh to roll his arm now.

42.6 P Ojha to Prior, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 85/6

42.5 P Ojha to Prior, Flighted delivery around off, turning away, Prior got forward to cover his stumps and then allowed it through. 85/6

42.4 P Ojha to Prior, Remains on the back foot in defense. 85/6

42.3 P Ojha to Prior, Arm delivery skidding down the leg side, Prior plays no shot and allows it to hit his pads. 85/6

42.2 P Ojha to Prior, Loopy delivery outside off, left alone. 85/6

42.1 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 85/6

Drinks break.

42.6 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Good length delivery on off, Sehwag stands tall and punches it back to Bresnan. 190/1

42.5 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag guides it straight to point. 190/1

42.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 190/1

42.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, FOUR! Brilliant use of the wrists! Low full toss on middle, Pujara stays back and just flicks it aerially past mid-wicket for a boundary. 189/1

50 stand up between Sehwag and Pujara.

42.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Rocks back and punches it past point for a couple. 185/1

42.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, FOUR! Good effort in the deep by Pietersen but to no avail! Fullish on the pads, Pujara flicks it to long leg, Pietersen runs to his left, dives and tries to flick it back but ends up dragging it back onto the ropes. 183/1

41.6 R Ashwin to Patel, Floated delivery on middle, defended back to end the over. 85/6

41.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Four byes! Spinning down the leg side once again, Patel misses the flick off his pads, Dhoni is blinded a bit as he fails to collect it. The ball scoots away to the fine leg fence. 85/6

41.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Howzzat? Ashwin delivers an off-spinner on middle, Patel walks forward for a flick across the line but misses. He is thudded on the pads and they all go up in a huge appeal. Turned down by the umpire as it was spinning down and probably would have missed the leg stump. 81/6

41.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Bowls an off-spinner on the off stump line this time, Patel gets on the front foot in defense. 81/6

41.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Off-spinner on the leg stump line, Patel taps it with the turn to square leg. 81/6

41.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Flighted off-spinner on middle, flicked with the spin to square leg. 81/6

41.6 S Patel to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara works it to the leg side for a run. 179/1

41.5 S Patel to Pujara, Rocks back and punches it straight to mid on. 178/1

41.4 S Patel to Sehwag, Drives a full delivery outside off to long off for a single. 178/1

41.3 S Patel to Pujara, Lunges forward and turns it to the leg side for one. 177/1

41.2 S Patel to Sehwag, Chips down the track and clips a fullish delivery on middle to square leg for a single. 176/1

41.1 S Patel to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives it to long off for a single. 175/1

40.6 P Ojha to Prior, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. Another probing over by Ojha! 81/6

40.5 P Ojha to Prior, Ojha gets it to straighten a shade after landing it around off, Prior goes on the back foot and pushes inside the line only to get beaten once again. 81/6

40.4 P Ojha to Prior, Floated full delivery outside off, spinning away, Prior tried to drive it but missed. 81/6

40.3 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 81/6

40.2 P Ojha to Prior, Bowls from wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman, Prior attempts to defend it off his front foot but the ball shapes away to beat the bat. 81/6

40.1 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up delivery outside off, Prior shoulders his arms. 81/6

Samit Patel into the attack now.

40.6 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it straight to covers. 174/1

40.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Stays in his crease and whips it to deep square leg for a single. 174/1

40.4 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Stands tall and punches a good length delivery outside off to deep cover for a run. 173/1

40.3 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag goes for a cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 172/1

40.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Clips it behind square leg and takes a single. 172/1

40.1 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Sehwag whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 171/1

39.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Gets forward to drive it through covers but the ball spins back in and takes the inside edge. A single towards square leg to get off the mark. Superb over by Ashwin! 81/6

39.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Floated delivery, down the leg side, Prior flicked it to the on side. 80/6

Matt Prior is the new batsman out in the middle at number 8.

39.4 R Ashwin to A Cook, OUT! Body blow for England as their skipper walks back to the pavilion! Ashwin hurls in a terrific delivery, an off-spinner around off, tempting the batsman to go for a drive through the line. Cook fails to resist the temptation, tries to unveil a cover drive but the ball spins away to catch the outside edge. Sehwag makes no mistake at first slip and England are 80/6, trailing by 441 and need another 242 to avoid the follow-on. 80/6

39.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted delivery on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. 80/5

39.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Lunges forward and defends it to the off side with soft hands . 78/5

39.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted delivery on off, Cook drew forward and defended it with firm hands to short leg. 78/5

39.6 G Swann to Pujara, Loopy and fullish on off, Pujara lunges forward and defends. 170/1

39.5 G Swann to Sehwag, Goes back and pushes it to deep cover for a single. 170/1

39.4 G Swann to Pujara, A tad short outside off, Pujara rocks back and punches it to deep cover for three. 169/1

39.3 G Swann to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it to deep cover for a single. 166/1

39.2 G Swann to Sehwag, Sehwag has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 165/1

23rd Test hundred for Sehwag! His 2nd against England.

39.1 G Swann to Sehwag, FOUR! Gets to his century in style! Fullish on middle, Sehwag just lofts it wide of long on for a boundary. 165/1

38.6 P Ojha to Patel, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 78/5

38.5 P Ojha to Patel, Patel gauges the length early and shifts his weight on the back foot. Goes back and turns a shorter one to deep square leg for a couple. 78/5

38.4 P Ojha to Patel, Loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, fuller in length, Patel defends it right in front off his pads. 76/5

38.3 P Ojha to Cook, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single. 76/5

38.2 P Ojha to Cook, Ticks it off his pads to the on side and once again finds the short leg fielder. 75/5

38.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted delivery on middle, Cook stayed on the back foot and helped it to short leg. 75/5

38.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives it straight to mid on. 161/1

38.5 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Stays in his crease and pats it with soft hands for a quick single. Moves on to 99! 161/1

38.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Short of a good length delivery outside off, Pujara cuts it close to the body past point. A slight hesitation but they complete a single. 160/1

38.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Stays in his crease and squirts a length delivery outside off into the ground. 159/1

38.2 Tim Bresnan to C Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara drives it straight to mid on. 159/1

38.1 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery on the pads, Sehwag misses his flick. The ball rolls over to fine leg of the pads and they run through for a leg bye. 159/1

37.6 R Ashwin to Patel, Leans across and turns it with the spin to the on side. Yuvraj dives to make the stop at short mid-wicket. 75/5

37.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Flighted delivery on off at 89.7 kph, defended off the front foot by Patel. 75/5

37.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Carrom ball down the leg side, Patel hits it straight to short leg. 75/5

37.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Nudges it off his pads but finds the leg slip fielder. 75/5

37.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Tries to flick a delivery spinning down the leg side but fails in his attempt. 75/5

37.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length on off, defended back. 75/5

37.6 G Swann to Sehwag, A tad short on off, Sehwag rocks back and punches it to deep covers for a single. 158/1

37.5 G Swann to Sehwag, Sehwag has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 157/1

37.4 G Swann to Sehwag, Fullish on off, Sehwag goes for a drive but checks his shot in the end and nearly ends up chipping it back to Swann. 157/1

37.3 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 157/1

37.2 G Swann to Pujara, Chips down the track and drills it to mid on. 156/1

37.1 G Swann to Pujara, Lunges forward and defends it to the leg side. 156/1

36.6 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Fine shot! It's important that they stay positive. Flighted full delivery on middle, Cook got down on one knee and swept it firmly through square leg for a boundary. 75/5

36.5 P Ojha to Patel, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 71/5

36.4 P Ojha to Patel, How did that miss the off stump? Beautiful delivery, drifting into the batsman, landing on off and spinning just a shade after kissing the turf. Patel gets forward for a defense but misses. It almost shaved the off stump. 70/5

36.3 P Ojha to Patel, Pulls his length back a bit and lands it on middle, Patel goes back in defense. 70/5

36.2 P Ojha to Patel, Steps forward and defends it to the off side. 70/5

36.1 P Ojha to Patel, Superb delivery, landing around off and breaking away after pitching with some extra bounce, Patel gets forward for a defense but it spins away and beats the edge. 70/5

36.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, In the air but just over! Lucky! Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Pujara goes for a flick but gets a leading edge which loops just over Anderson at mid on. They run through for a single. A lucky escape for Pujara! 156/1

36.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Length delivery on off, Pujara comes forward and defends it to mid-wicket. 155/1

36.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Comes forward and defends a length delivery outside off to mid on. 155/1

36.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara pushes it back to Bresnan. 155/1

36.2 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Walks down the track, Bresnan delivers a good length delivery on off, Sehwag pushes it to mid on and scampers through for a quick single. 155/1

36.1 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Fullish delivery on middle, Sehwag defends it to mid on. 154/1

35.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length around off, Cook is solidly behind the line in defense. 70/5

35.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 70/5

35.4 R Ashwin to A Cook, Stretches forward and turns it with the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket. 70/5

35.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Fires in a fuller length delivery, quicker through the air, Cook defends it back to the bowler. 70/5

35.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Action replay of the last delivery. 70/5

35.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated off-spinner on middle, Cook lunged forward in defense. 70/5

Tim Bresnan into the attack.

35.6 G Swann to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, spinning in. Pujara lunges forward and defends. 154/1

35.5 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara flicks it sweetly but straight to mid-wicket. 154/1

35.4 G Swann to Pujara, FOUR! Crashed! A tad short and wide outside off, Pujara rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 154/1

35.3 G Swann to V Sehwag, Fullish on off, Sehwag bunts it to long on for a single. 150 up for India! 150/1

35.2 G Swann to Sehwag, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 149/1

35.1 G Swann to Sehwag, Loopy on middle, Sehwag comes forward and drives it straight back to Swann. 149/1

Ravichandran Ashwin is back on.

Drinks break.

34.6 P Ojha to Patel, Comes on the front foot and offers a straight bat defensive shot. 70/5

34.5 P Ojha to Patel, Slow loopy delivery on off at 80.7 kph, Patel presses forward and drives it to covers. 70/5

34.4 P Ojha to Patel, Gives this one some extra flight and drops it full around off, Patel defends it off his front foot. 70/5

34.3 P Ojha to Patel, Fires in another quicker delivery around off, Patel defended it from the crease. 70/5

34.2 P Ojha to Patel, Quicker and flatter delivery, around off, Patel remains on the back foot back foot and defends it with the outside half of the bat. 70/5

34.1 P Ojha to Patel, Arm ball on off, skidding on with the angle, Patel defends it off his back foot. 70/5

34.6 J Anderson to C Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives it straight to mid off. 149/1

34.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Pujara looks to flick but gets a leading edge to the off side. 149/1

34.4 J Anderson to Sehwag, Length delivery on the pads, Sehwag misses his flick. The ball brushes his pads. Prior dives to his left and makes half a stop. They run through for a leg bye. 149/1

34.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it beautifully past covers. Bell in the deep dives to his right and flicks it back inside. A couple taken. 148/1

34.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, Sehwag drives it back to Anderson. 146/1

34.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Length delivery on off, Sehwag stays back and punches it to mid on. 146/1

33.6 Z Khan to Patel, Very full in length outside off, driven to covers for a single. 70/5

33.5 Z Khan to Patel, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 69/5

33.4 Z Khan to Patel, Gets on the front foot and defends it watchfully to the off side. 69/5

33.3 Z Khan to Patel, Comes from round the wicket and serves a fuller ball on off, Patel strides forward and drives it to covers. 69/5

33.2 Z Khan to Patel, Fuller length delivery on middle, Patel gets behind the line and defends it back. 69/5

33.1 Z Khan to Patel, Patel has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 69/5

33.6 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish on off, Pujara defends it into the ground off the front foot. 146/1

Swann was about to bowl but pulls off at the last moment.

33.5 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara leans forward and square drives it past point for a couple. 146/1

33.4 G Swann to Pujara, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 144/1

33.3 G Swann to Pujara, Quicker and flatter outside off, Pujara pads it away. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire is unmoved. 144/1

33.2 G Swann to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drills it to long off for a single. 144/1

33.1 G Swann to V Sehwag, FOUR! Beautifully timed! Loopy and fullish outside off, Sehwag leans forward and drives it past covers for a crunching boundary. 143/1

32.6 Ojha to Cook, Appeal for an LBW! Flighted delivery on middle, Cook failed to defend it off his front and was hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Going down the leg side. End of an extremely good over, a double wicket maiden! 69/5

32.5 P Ojha to Cook, Too full in length on middle and leg, Cook tickles it off his pads and it goes on a bounce to the leg slip fielder. 69/5

Samit Patel walks out in the middle. But it will be Cook to face the hat-trick ball.

32.4 P Ojha to Bell, OUT! Well, I take my words back! Bell immediately tries to take the spinner on, rushes down the track and aims to go big over mid off. Fails to reach to the pitch of the delivery and completely miscues it high in the air. Tendulkar settles underneath it to pouch it safely inside the ring. The crowd is going berserk and England are 5 down for 69! 69/5

Arguably England's best batsman against spinners, Ian Bell, arrives in the middle.

32.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, OUT! End of the misery for Kevin Pietersen and once again he has fallen to a left-arm spinner. Ojha flights it on middle and gets it to straighten a bit, Pietersen remains inside the crease looking to block it with the turn to the off side but misses as it went straight on. The middle stump is pegged back and Ojha is all pumped up. 69/4

32.2 Ojha to Pietersen, Loud shout for an LBW! Flighted delivery on middle, straightening a touch, KP tried to defend it from the crease but got an inside edge onto the pads. The appeal was obviously turned down! 69/3

32.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Sliding down the leg side, Pietersen fails to flick it off his pads. 69/3

32.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara stays back and defends it into the ground. 139/1

32.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Full toss on middle, Pujara drives it straight to mid on. 139/1

32.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 139/1

32.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish on off, Pujara drives it straight back to Anderson who shows good reflexes and throws it back. He misses his shy as Pujara gets back in. 139/1

32.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length delivery on middle, Pujara pats it to mid-wicket off the back foot. 139/1

32.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag pushes it past point for a single. 139/1

31.6 Z Khan to Cook, Hint of reverse there as it straightens a touch after landing full around off, Cook plays it with an inside edge to square leg. 69/3

31.5 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up delivery outside off, Cook took his front foot forward to cover the line and then shouldered his arms. 69/3

31.4 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery around off, Cook remains on the back foot and taps it in front of point. 69/3

31.3 Z Khan to Cook, Another fuller delivery slanted into the left-hander, Cook got half forward in defense. 69/3

31.2 Z Khan to Cook, This one is angled into the batsman, on a fuller length, Cook gets behind the line and blocks it back solidly. 69/3

31.1 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery in the channel around off, Cook has nothing to do with it. 69/3

31.6 G Swann to Pujara, Length delivery on off, Pujara leans forward and defends it. 138/1

31.5 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drills it to mid off. 138/1

31.4 G Swann to Pujara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 138/1

31.3 G Swann to Pujara, Very full outside off, Pujara drives it straight to mid off. Sehwag wants a single but is sent back as the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 138/1

31.2 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara flicks it past mid-wicket and takes a couple. 138/1

31.1 G Swann to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, Sehwag bunts it to long on and takes a single. 136/1

30.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Fuller ball around off, stroked off the front foot to mid off to end a maiden over. 69/3

30.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Pushes it a shade quicker into the batsman, landing around off and cutting away sharply, Pietersen pushes inside the line and gets beaten by the away turn. 69/3

30.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Presses forward and defends it with the spin to second slip. 69/3

30.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Bowls it a lot slower through the air, around middle and off, Pietersen draws forward in defense. 69/3

30.2 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Flighted full delivery on off, driven off the front foot to mid off. 69/3

30.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Jumps out of the crease and uses his pad to defend. 69/3

30.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara comes forward and guides it to point. 135/1

30.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara drives ti straight to mid off. 135/1

30.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, Pujara comes forward and defends it into the ground. 135/1

30.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish delivery on middle, Pujara leans forward and defends it into the ground. 135/1

30.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it sweetly to covers where Patel dives to his left and makes half a stop. A single taken. 135/1

30.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Length delivery on off, nips back in after landing. Sehwag stays in his crease and defends. 134/1

29.6 Z Khan to Cook, Fuller length delivery on off, Cook takes his front leg forward and defends it with his bat and pad together. 69/3

29.5 Z Khan to Cook, Driving length delivery, around off with a bit of in-swing, Cook covers the line and leaves it alone. 69/3

29.4 Z Khan to Cook, Lands it on a fuller length outside off, tempting line for a drive, but Cook allows it through. 69/3

29.3 Z Khan to Cook, Probing line, keeps it just around off, Cook defends it cautiously to covers. 69/3

29.2 Z Khan to Cook, Angles in a length delivery, Cook stays back and helps it off his pads to mid-wicket. 69/3

29.1 Z Khan to Cook, Starts with a good length delivery around off, Cook camps back and defends it down solidly. 69/3

29.6 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara leans forward and defends. A successful over for England, a wicket and 4 runs off it. 134/1

Cheteshwar Pujara walks in.

29.5 Swann to G Gambhir, OUT! Castled! Swann finally gets the wicket he deserved in this over. Length delivery on off, goes straight on. Stays a touch low. Gambhir rocks back for a push to the off side but misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 134/1

29.4 Swann to Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery outside off, a tad quicker and flatter. Gambhir comes forward and pads it away. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Probably missing off. 134/0

29.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 134/0

29.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Stumping missed! Prior misses it again! Loopy on off, spinning away. Enticing Gambhir into the drive. Gambhir looks to go inside out but misses. Prior fumbles and Gambhir gets back in. 134/0

29.1 G Swann to Gambhir, FOUR! Cracked! A tad short on off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 134/0

Zaheer Khan comes into the attack for the first time this morning. Interesting to find out whether he gets some reverse swing going or not.

28.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Stretches forward and patiently blocks it down. 69/3

28.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 69/3

28.4 P Ojha to Cook, On the pads, eased in the gap at square leg for one. 69/3

28.3 P Ojha to Cook, Appeal for a bat-pad! Tossed up delivery on middle, Cook tried to flick it but missed. The ball ballooned off the pads and Pujara took a diving catch at short leg. They appealed but the umpire was unmoved. 68/3

28.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Drifting into the batsman and landing around off, spinning away a shade and KP goes deep inside the crease and plays it wide of first slip for a single. 68/3

28.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Pietersen has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 67/3

28.6 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! He continues to play that clever shot and with great effect too! Good length delivery outside off, Sehwag stays back and guides it to third man for a well placed boundary. 130/0

28.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Full outside off, Gambhir drives ti sweetly to mid off where Broad dives to his left and makes a good stop. A single taken. 126/0

28.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it past covers and takes a couple. 125/0

28.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, Dropped! Prior drops a tough one! Good length delivery on middle and leg, Sehwag nudges it to the leg side. Prior dives to his left, gets a glove to it but doesn't manage to hold on to it. They run through for a single. That could prove to be a costly miss. 123/0

28.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir pats it to the leg side and takes a single. 122/0

28.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Good effort in the deep by Trott! A tad short outside off, Sehwag opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man where Trott dives to his left and makes a good stop. Saves three runs. 121/0

27.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy delivery on middle, helped off the pads to Gambhir at short leg. 67/3

Slight hold up in play! Maybe some reflection coming out from the advertisement boards near the sight screen. The groundsmen are getting it covered.

27.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes from round the wicket and delivers an off-spinner on middle, Cook tries to defend it off his front foot but it catches the inside edge and squirts to square leg. 67/3

27.4 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! This will further calm the nerves. Ashwin serves a full toss on middle, Cook leans across and hammers it off his pads to the deep mid-wicket fence. 67/3

27.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Presses forward and defends it back with soft hands. Last 10 minutes have been a lot easier for England than the first 20! 63/3

27.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted full delivery on middle, Cook watchfully defended it down towards the off side. 63/3

27.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Fine shot! Too full in length on middle, Pietersen kneels down and sweeps it all along the carpet to deep square leg for one. 63/3

Welcome back for the second session. The English bowlers need to stop this Sehwag-Gambhir juggernaut. Anderson will start off proceedings for England after lunch.

A brilliant session for the Indians. They have managed to score 120 runs and that too at a brisk pace. Sehwag was at his blistering best, while Gambhir gave him good company. The England pace bowlers looked ineffective and the only bowler who looked close to getting a wicket was Graeme Swann. The English bowlers need to hit back hard in the second session and pick up quick wickets. Join us in a while for the afternoon session.

27.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Leans forward and drives it straight to covers. That's lunch on day 1! 120/0

27.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Quicker and flatter on off, Gambhir comes forward and prods it into the ground. 120/0

27.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 120/0

27.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir lunges forward and defends. 120/0

27.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and defends it to mid-wicket. 120/0

27.1 G Swann to Sehwag, Low full toss outside off, Sehwag drives it wide of long off for a single. 120/0

26.6 P Ojha to Cook,Flighted delivery on middle, on a fuller length, Cook helped it off his pads to short leg. 62/3

26.5 P Ojha to Cook, Too full in length on middle, defended off the front foot by Cook. 62/3

26.4 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Loopy delivery wide outside off at 82.2 kph, shade short as well, Cook stands back and clobbers it through covers for a boundary. The pitch is turning alright but the bowlers need to be accurate with their lengths. 62/3

26.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Arm ball around off, skidding on with the angle, Pietersen tries to defend it off his front foot but it kisses the inside edge and travels to square leg. A single. 58/3

26.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Drops it short this time, outside off, KP cuts it through the line but finds the cover fielder. 57/3

26.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up delivery, fuller in length around off, KP blocked it off his front foot. 57/3

26.6 S Patel to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, driven to long on for a run to end the over. 119/0

26.5 S Patel to Sehwag, Comes forward and drives it straight to short extra cover. 118/0

26.4 S Patel to Gambhir, Chips down the track, converts it into a full toss and drives it to deep cover for a single. 118/0

26.3 S Patel to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 117/0

26.2 S Patel to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag bunts it to long off for a single. 117/0

26.1 S Patel to Sehwag, FOUR! Starts off with a loosener! Full toss on off, Sehwag stays back and plunders it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 116/0

25.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 57/3

25.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Great effort in the field by Tendulkar and the crowd goes berserk! Slightly short in length around off, spinning away, Cook crunches it off his back foot but SRT does well to stop it with a dive at point. 57/3

25.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 57/3

25.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Awesome delivery! Turn and bounce, welcome to India! Off-spinner pitched around leg and turned away viciously with some extra lift, Cook drew forward in defense but was beaten by the turn. 57/3

25.2 R Ashwin to A Cook, Touch short in length on middle, Cook pulls it straight to square leg. 57/3

25.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted full delivery on middle, Cook defended it off his pads to mid-wicket. 57/3

Samit Patel into the attack now.

25.6 G Swann to G Gambhir, Goes back and cuts it to point where Bresnan dives to his right and makes the stop. 112/0

25.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to covers where the fielder does well to make the stop. 112/0

25.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Goes straight on after landing on middle, Gambhir rocks back for a cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 112/0

25.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, Gambhir lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 112/0

25.2 G Swann to Sehwag, Goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 112/0

25.1 G Swann to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, spinning in. Sehwag comes forward and defends. 111/0

24.6 Ojha to Pietersen, Little shimmy down the track and Pietersen aims to defend it. Fails to do so and a loud appeal for an LBW by Dhoni. Tony Hill shakes his head. 57/3

24.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Gets on the back foot and blocks it off his pads to the on side. 57/3

24.4 P Ojha to Cook, Dances down the track to reach to the pitch of the delivery, fails to do so cleanly but still goes on with his heave across the line. It flies over square leg for a single. Risky! 57/3

24.3 P Ojha to Cook, Spinning down the leg side, Cook helps it off his pads to leg gully. 56/3

24.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Poor delivery by Ojha, short and wide outside off, Pietersen rocks back and punches it through extra cover for three runs. Ashwin does well to pull it back just before the ropes. 56/3

24.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flatter delivery, touch short in length on middle, KP goes on the back foot and punches it to the off side. 53/3

24.6 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, angling away. Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 111/0

24.5 S Broad to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 111/0

24.4 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle and leg, Gambhir clips it to mid-wicket. 111/0

24.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Stays back and pats a length delivery outside off to the off side. 111/0

24.2 S Broad to Sehwag, In the air but safe! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag goes for a loft over mid on but doesn't time it at all. It falls short of the mid on fielder and they take a single. 111/0

24.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Length delivery on off, Sehwag stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 110/0

23.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. England are struggling big time against the spinners and one can smell the wicket coming soon! 53/3

23.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Hu hu hu! Off-spinner landed on middle and spun away sharply, Cook got down on one knee for a massive sweep across the line but missed. 53/3

23.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays inside the crease and offers a straight bat in defense. 53/3

23.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tries to play it across the line and gets a leading edge. It goes uppishly but wide of the bowler. 53/3

23.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Helps it off his pads to the on side but straight to square leg. 53/3

23.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 53/3

23.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Ah! Good delivery! Pitches it on off, it spins away sharply and takes off from the surface. Gambhir looks to force it to the off side but misses. 110/0

23.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Loopy on middle, Gambhir comes forward and defends it into the ground. 110/0

23.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Goes back and nudges it to short fine leg. 110/0

23.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 110/0

23.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 110/0

23.1 G Swann to G Gambhir, Goes straight on with the arm after landing on middle, Gambhir goes for a flick but gets an inside edge between his legs pas short fine leg for a couple. 110/0

22.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted delivery around off at 80.7 kph, spinning away after landing, KP closes the face of the bat early in an attempt to play it across the line and gets a leading edge. It goes on a couple of bounces to the point fielder. End of a probing over! 53/3

22.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 53/3

22.4 P Ojha to K Pietersen, FOUR! Finally KP gets hold of his shot and fetches a boundary. He shimmies down the track to smother the spin and whips it fabulously through mid-wicket for a boundary. 53/3

22.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Oh boy, that stayed low after landing a touch short in the middle stump line, KP did well to keep it out to the off side. 49/3

22.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Walks down the track and tries to defend. He fails to put bat on ball and is hit on the pads. Stifled appeal from Dhoni but to no avail. 49/3

22.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Slow loopy delivery outside off, Pietersen watches the line closely and allows it through. 49/3

22.6 S Broad to Sehwag, FOUR! Poor, poor delivery! Short and wide outside off, Sehwag rocks back and crashes it past point for a muscular boundary. 108/0

22.5 S Broad to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Sehwag looks for a cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 104/0

22.4 S Broad to Sehwag, Comes forward and pushes a length delivery outside off to mid off. 104/0

22.3 S Broad to Sehwag, Length delivery on off, Sehwag stays in his crease and defends. 104/0

22.2 S Broad to Sehwag, A tad short outside off, Sehwag stays back and punches it to point. 104/0

22.1 S Broad to Gambhir, Pats a good length delivery outside off to point with soft hands and scampers through for a single. 104/0

21.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Off-spinner around off, Cook draws forward in defense. Tidy over again by Ashwin! 49/3

21.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended off the front foot by Cook. 49/3

21.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans across aiming to flick it through mid-wicket but it takes the leading edge and rolls back to the bowler. 49/3

21.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Remains on the back foot in defense. Very watchful, Cook! 49/3

21.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 49/3

21.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 49/3

21.6 Swann to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, goes straight on after landing. Gambhir stays back for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. They run through for a leg bye. Probably missing leg. 103/0

21.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Length delivery on off, Gambhir comes forward and defends. 102/0

21.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 102/0

21.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 102/0

21.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Close! Length delivery, flatter and quicker outside off. It spins away after landing. Gambhir comes forward and leaves it alone. It flies inches past the off stump. 102/0

21.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir lunges forward and defends it solidly. 102/0

20.6 P Ojha to Cook, Straighter ball, helped to square leg and crossed for a single. 49/3

20.5 P Ojha to A Cook, Stretches forward and pushes it gently to mid on. 48/3

20.4 P Ojha to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 48/3

20.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Down the leg side, flicked to the on side for a single. 48/3

20.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Oohhh... this time it raps KP on the pads. He is not looking comfortable against the left-armer. Flighted delivery on middle, Pietersen tried to defend it after getting forward but missed. The appeal for an LBW is not upheld. 47/3

20.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Four byes! Chance of a stumping goes a-begging as well! Ojha flights it around the leg stump line and it goes on with the arm. KP jumps out of the crease and tries to defend it but misses. Dhoni was concentrating on the off stump line and hence he fails to collect it. The replays show that it missed the leg stump by a whisker. 47/3

20.6 S Broad to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and nudges it behind square leg for a single. 102/0

20.5 S Broad to Gambhir, Fullish on off, Gambhir drives it straight to mid on. 101/0

20.4 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and squirts it into the ground. 101/0

20.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and pats a length delivery outside off to gully. 101/0

20.2 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery on off, Gambhir stays back and defends. 101/0

20.1 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and guides it straight to gully. 101/0

19.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Little short in length on off, Cook goes back and punches it to the off side. 43/3

19.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 43/3

19.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 43/3

19.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Spinning away from the batsman, Cook leans forward for a defense but is beaten by the away turn. 43/3

19.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Goes back and punches it to point. 43/3

19.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Outside off, staying low, Cook left it alone. 43/3

Stuart Broad back on.

19.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and pats it to mid-wicket for a single. 101/0

19.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Quicker and flatter on off, Gambhir brings his bat down in time and defends. 100/0

19.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and drives it to short extra cover where the fielder does well to make half a stop. 100/0

19.3 G Swann to Gambhir, A tad quicker and flatter on off, Gambhir cuts it very late to point. 100/0

19.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Very full on middle, Gambhir lunges forward and defends. 100/0

100 run stand between Sehwag and Gambhir!

19.1 G Swann to Sehwag, Rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 100/0

Ravichandran Ashwin to share the attack from the other end.

18.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up delivery turning down the leg side. KP got forward and was hit on the pads. 43/3

18.5 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Almost a run out! Flighted delivery on off, KP rushed down the tracking to whip it across the line but it took the inside edge and hit him on the pads. Gambhir picked the ball at silly point but missed his shy at the striker's end. Pietersen had to dive to make it into the crease. 43/3

18.4 P Ojha to Cook, This time Cook tickles it with the spin to the on side and places it in the gap. They cross for a single. 43/3

18.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up delivery on middle, Cook leaned across and flicked it to short leg. 42/3

18.2 P Ojha to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 42/3

18.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted full delivery around off, spinning away a shade, Pietersen pushes at it off his front foot but gets beaten by the turn. Dhoni fails to collect it as it stayed low and they pick a bye. 42/3

18.6 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, back of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 99/0

18.5 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Good stop from Bresnan! Length delivery on off, Sehwag powers it straight back to Bresnan who makes a good reflexive stop. Bresnan gets up and knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Gambhir is back inside the crease. 98/0

18.4 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, A tad short outside off, Sehwag mistimes his cut to point. 98/0

18.3 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, SIX! He is going berserk here! Fullish on off, Sehwag stays in his crease and clobbers it over long on for a huge maximum. 98/0

18.2 Tim Bresnan to V Sehwag, FOUR! Back to back! Nice use of the wrists! Length delivery outside off, stays a touch low. Sehwag just flicks it away wide of mid on for a boundary. 92/0

18.1 Tim Bresnan to V Sehwag, FOUR! Absolute brilliant shot! Fullish outside off, Sehwag comes forward and drives it beautifully past extra cover for a boundary. 88/0

Time to get underway. The players are making their way out in the middle. Pragyan Ojha to start off with the proceedings. Two slips, a short leg and silly point in place...

Ahmedabad Test enters into the third day and it's India who have their noses in front. They batted with authority first up to post a massive first innings total and then their spinners did extremely well to pick three wickets before stumps on day 2. England are on the back foot and they need the current pair of Pietersen and Cook to do the resurrection job. Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning in to the coverage.

Day 3, first session...

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A terrific day for India! Pujara led the way with a brilliant double hundred at first and then the spinners ran riot picking up three English wickets. England still trail by 480 runs but at first, they would be looking to avoid the follow-on and need more 281 runs to do so. The ball is turning viciously and it would be a herculean task for their batsmen. Skipper Cook and Pietersen are at the crease and a lot will depend on how this partnership performs. A tough road lies ahead for England.

17.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays in crease and defends it solidly. That's stumps on day 2! 41/3

17.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Length delivery on off, quicker and flatter. Cook brings his bat down in time and defends. 41/3

17.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans forward and prods it to the off side. 41/3

17.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy outside off, Cook comes forward and defends. 41/3

17.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 41/3

17.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Pietersen dances down the track, Ashwin darts it quicker and flatter outside off, Pietersen goes for a prod but misses. The ball files over the silly point fielder off his pads. They run through for a leg bye. 41/3

17.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 84/0

17.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Rocks back and punches it past covers for a couple. 84/0

33rd Test fifty for Sehwag!

17.4 G Swann to Sehwag, Gets to his fifty! Comes forward and pushes it to covers for a single. It's been a brilliant innings so far! 82/0

17.3 G Swann to Sehwag, Clever again! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag comes forward and steers it past short third man for a couple. Gets to 49 now. 81/0

17.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, and leg, Gambhir glances it to fine leg for a run. 79/0

17.1 G Swann to V Sehwag, Loopy and fullish on middle, Sehwag bunts it to long on for a single. 78/0

16.6 Y Singh to Cook, FOUR! Poor delivery! Short and wide outside off, asking to be hit. Cook rocks back and punches it past covers for a boundary. 40/3

16.5 Y Singh to Cook, Cook leaves alone a length delivery outside off. 36/3

16.4 Y Singh to Pietersen, Fullish on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 36/3

16.3 Y Singh to Pietersen, Good delivery! Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Pietersen comes forward and prods it tentatively to the off side. 35/3

16.2 Y Singh to Pietersen, Rocks back and punches it straight to mid of. 35/3

16.1 Y Singh to K Pietersen, FOUR! Good adjustment by Pietersen! Short ball outside the leg stump, it keeps extremely low. Pietersen rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 35/3

16.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir stays in his crease and prods it into the ground. 9 runs off the over, a good one for India. 77/0

16.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Comes forward and drives a fullish delivery outside off to mid off. 77/0

16.4 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Clever cricket! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag pushes it to deep point defensively for a single. 77/0

16.3 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Very full on off, Sehwag just crunches it past covers for a exquisitely timed boundary. 76/0

16.2 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag leans forward and drives it sweetly but straight to point. 72/0

16.1 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, FOUR! He has played that shot pretty well today! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag stays back, opens the face of the bat and just guides it to third man for a well placed boundary. 72/0

Yuvraj Singh into the attack now!

15.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish outside off, Cook lunges forward and prods it into the ground. Another successful over for India! 31/3

15.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans forward and squirts it into the ground. 31/3

15.4 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Straightaway dances down the track and pushes it to mid on. He scampers through for a single as the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 31/3

Kevin Pietersen strides in.

15.3 R Ashwin to Trott, OUT! The Indian spinners are on a roll here! Length delivery outside off, spins back in sharply. Trott leans forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball flies to forward short leg where Pujara pouches a good reflexive catch. England in some trouble now, 30/3! 30/3

15.2 Ashwin to Trott, Length delivery outside off, spinning back in. Trott lunges forward for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 30/2

15.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish on the pads, Cook turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 30/2

15.6 G Swann to G Gambhir, Leans forward and drives it to mid off to end the over. 68/0

15.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and drives a fullish delivery outside off to covers. 68/0

15.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, Goes back and cuts it very late to the off side. He played that very late. 68/0

15.3 G Swann to Sehwag, Drives a fullish delivery outside off to deep cover for a single. 68/0

15.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Close! Gambhir nearly chips it back! Length delivery on middle, Gambhir dances down the track for a loft but mistimes it just over Swann's head to mid off. The fielder at mid off misfields and they run through for a quick single. 67/0

15.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Loopy full toss on middle, Gambhir flicks ti straight to mid-wicket. 66/0

14.6 P Ojha to Trott, Stays back and squirts it into the ground. 29/2

14.5 P Ojha to Trott, Loopy outside off, Trott defends it. 29/2

Jonathan Trott is the new batman.

14.4 P Ojha to Anderson, OUT! This time Ojha gets him! Length delivery on off, spinning back in. Anderson goes for a forward defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. It loops up to short leg where Gambhir dives to his right and pouches a good reflexive catch. 29/2

14.3 P Ojha to J Anderson, Dropped! Tough chance! Length delivery outside off, spinning in. Anderson lunges forward for a defense but gets an inside edge which flies to short leg. Pujara dives to his left, gets a hand to it but doesn't manage to hold on to it. 29/1

14.2 P Ojha to Anderson, Gets behind the line of the deliver and defends. 29/1

14.1 P Ojha to Anderson, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 29/1

14.6 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery on middle, Sehwag comes forward and prods it into the ground. 66/0

14.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good effort from Broad! Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it wide of mid off, Broad runs to his right, dives full length and makes a good stop. A single taken. 66/0

14.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Stays back and pats a length delivery outside off to point. 65/0

14.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and squirts it into the ground. 65/0

14.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 65/0

14.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Gambhir leaves it alone. 65/0

13.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 29/1

13.5 R Ashwin to Anderson, Huge appeal for an LBW! Not out! Fullish delivery outside the leg stump, spins away sharply. Anderson is squared up and gets hit full on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. They run through for a leg bye! That looked very close, probably the pitching outside leg saved him there! 29/1

13.4 R Ashwin to Anderson, Fullish on the pads, Anderson clips it behind square leg for a couple. 28/1

Night watchman James Anderson strides out to the wicket.

Ashwin is now the fastest Indian to reach fifty Test wickets!

13.3 Ashwin to N Compton, OUT! Castled! Ashwin goes right through Compton's defense! Loopy and fullish outside off, Compton comes forward for a prod but the ball spins in viciously. It sneaks through his bat and pad and rattles the timber. A classic off-spinner's delivery! 26/1

13.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Defended off the front foot by Compton presenting the full face of the bat. 26/0

13.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Fullish on middle and off, spinning in. Compton comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire says no. 26/0

13.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Comes forward and turns away a full length delivery on middle to fine leg for a single to end the over. 65/0

13.5 G Swann to G Gambhir, Risky! Good length delivery outside off, spins away after landing. A bit of bounce too. Gambhir rocks back for a cut but gets an outside edge past short third man for a couple. 64/0

13.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Leans forward and prods a full delivery on middle to the leg side. 62/0

13.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir lunges forward and defends. 62/0

13.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Very full on off, Gambhir goes inside out and drives it to covers. 62/0

13.1 G Swann to Sehwag, Starts off with a low full toss on middle, Sehwag swipes it away to fine leg for a single. 62/0

12.6 P Ojha to Compton, Comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge to the leg side. They scamper through for a quick single. 26/0

12.5 P Ojha to Compton, Gets behind the line of the ball and defends it. 25/0

12.4 P Ojha to Compton, Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Compton leaves it alone. 25/0

12.3 P Ojha to Compton, Stays in his crease and blocks it solidly. 25/0

12.2 P Ojha to Compton, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 25/0

12.1 P Ojha to Compton, Beauty! Fullish delivery on middle, it turns and bounces viciously after landing. Compton is squared up in his defense and misses. The ball brushes keepers gloves and pops up to the first slip fielder who pouches it and appeals. The umpire says no. 25/0

Graeme Swann into the attack now.

Drinks break! It has been a good first hour for India. England need to stem the run flow here!

12.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir comes forward and prods it into the ground. 61/0

12.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Again leaves alone a good length delivery outside off. 61/0

12.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 61/0

12.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 61/0

12.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR! Hammered! Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir swivels back and pulls it past square leg for a boundary. 61/0

12.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and drives it straight to covers. 57/0

11.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish outside off and prods it into the ground. 25/0

11.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Works it behind square leg and takes a single. 25/0

11.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Defends it to the off side off the front foot. 24/0

11.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Length delivery on middle, spinning in. Compton comes forward but then goes back and looks to flick. Misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball loops to leg slip where the fielder dives to his left and pouches it. Ashwin first appeals for an LBW and then the catch but the umpire is unmoved. 24/0

11.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish on middle and leg, Cook pats it to the leg side for a quick single. 24/0

11.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Length delivery on off, spinning away. Cook leans forward and defends. 23/0

11.6 S Broad to Sehwag, Good stop from Bresnan! Fullish on middle, Sehwag drives it sweetly straight back past the bowler. Bresnan from mid on dives to his left and makes a good stop. Saves four runs for the team. 57/0

11.5 S Broad to V Sehwag, FOUR! Sehwag has crashed it! Fullish outside off, Sehwag comes forward and just caresses it past point for a boundary. 57/0

11.4 S Broad to Sehwag, Fullish on middle, and leg, Sehwag flicks it behind square leg for a couple. 53/0

11.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle from round the wicket, Gambhir clips it to square leg, the fielder dives to his right and makes half a stop. They run through for a single. 51/0

50 stand up between Sehwag and Gambhir!

11.2 S Broad to Sehwag, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Sehwag whips it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 50/0

11.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag comes forward and pushes it to covers. 49/0

Ashwin back on!

10.6 P Ojha to Compton, Length delivery outside off, Compton comes forward and defends it to the off side. 23/0

10.5 P Ojha to Compton, Probing delivery outside off, spinning away. Compton leaves it alone. 23/0

10.4 P Ojha to Compton, Lunges forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 23/0

10.3 P Ojha to Compton, Compton has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/0

10.2 P Ojha to Compton, Brilliant delivery! Loopy outside off, it spins away sharply and draws the batsman into a prod. Compton goes for a forward defense but is beaten by the away turn. Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash but Compton was well in. 23/0

10.1 P Ojha to Cook, Loopy on the pads, Cook nudges it behind square leg for a single. 23/0

10.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir comes forward and drives it sweetly to covers. 49/0

10.5 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Again good placement! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag guides it past point. Trott gives it a chase and just flicks it back inside in time. They run through for three. 49/0

10.4 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, FOUR! Brilliantly placed! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag waits, opens the face of the bat and steers it away to third man for a boundary. 46/0

10.3 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad after landing. Sehwag, without any foot movement, looks to force it away to the off side but misses. 42/0

10.2 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery on middle, Sehwag defends it solidly to mid on off the front foot. 42/0

10.1 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, A tad full on middle, Sehwag comes forward and prods it into the ground. 42/0

9.6 Z Khan to Compton, Comes from over the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off. Compton leaves it alone cautiously. 22/0

9.5 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery outside off, angling in. Compton strides forward and pushes it to covers. 22/0

9.4 Z Khan to Compton, In the corridor outside off, Compton shoulders his arms to it. 22/0

9.3 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish outside off, Compton comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 22/0

9.2 Z Khan to Compton, Close! Nips back in after landing outside off, Compton decides to leave it and it flies inches past the off stump. 22/0

9.1 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery from round the wicket. Compton leaves it alone. 22/0

9.6 S Broad to Gambhir, Comes forward and defends a fullish delivery outside off solidly into the ground to end the over. 42/0

9.5 S Broad to Gambhir, A tad slow on middle, Gambhir looks to turn it to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 42/0

9.4 S Broad to G Gambhir, Good shot but straight to the fielder. Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives ti sweetly but straight to mid off. 42/0

9.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Fullish delivery on middle, Gambhir comes forward and prods it into the ground. 42/0

9.2 S Broad to Gambhir, FOUR! Finally he gets his timing right! Fullish on the pads, Gambhir stays back and just flicks it behind square leg for a boundary. 42/0

9.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery on off, Sehwag hops back and pats it to the leg side for a single. He was in full control of that and played it well! 38/0

8.6 P Ojha to Compton, Goes back and nudges it behind square leg for a single. 22/0

8.5 P Ojha to N Compton, Spins away after landing outside off, Compton gets squared up a tad and defends it safely to the off side. 21/0

8.4 P Ojha to Compton, Lunges forward and defends it to the off side. 21/0

8.3 P Ojha to Compton, Spins away a tad after landing outside off, Compton goes for a forward defense but gets a slight outside edge to second slip. 21/0

8.2 P Ojha to Compton, Loopy on middle and off, Compton strides forward and prods it into the ground. 21/0

8.1 P Ojha to Compton, Fullish on middle, Compton defends it solidly off the front foot. 21/0

8.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 37/0

8.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Stays back and squirts a length delivery outside off into the ground. 37/0

8.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and prods it to the off side. 37/0

8.3 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Length delivery on middle and leg, Sehwag turns it away to fine leg for a single. 37/0

8.2 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Good length delivery on middle, Sehwag stays in his crease and defends it solidly into the ground. 36/0

8.1 Tim Bresnan to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag sways away from it. 36/0

Pragyan Ojha into the attack now!

7.6 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery outside off, keeps a touch low. Cook stays back and squirts it into the ground. 21/0

7.5 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish outside off, nips back in after landing. Cook leaves it alone. 21/0

7.4 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish on off, Cook comes forward and prods it to the off side. 21/0

7.3 Z Khan to Cook, Comes forward and defends a length delivery outside off to covers. 21/0

7.2 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, Cook leans forward and pushes it defensively to covers. 21/0

7.1 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery on middle and leg, Cook defends it into the ground. 21/0

Tim Bresnan into the attack now.

7.6 S Broad to Gambhir, Comes forward and prods a length delivery outside off into the ground. 36/0

Well! Stuart was in his run up and about to bowl and Gambhir suddenly pulls out due to disturbance behind the sightscreen. Broad continues with the delivery and rattles the timber. The umpire signals it as a dead ball.

7.5 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and pushes it to the off side. Wants a single but is sent back. 36/0

7.4 S Broad to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 36/0

7.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and pats it to the off side. 36/0

7.2 S Broad to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it past covers for a couple. Didn't time that well. 36/0

7.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle and leg, nips back in a tad. Sehwag goes for a flick but misses and is hit o the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably missing leg! Meanwhile, they run through for a single. 34/0

7.1 S Broad to Gambhir, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a fullish delivery on the pads, Gambhir flicks it to fine leg for a single. 33/0

6.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Good running! Goes back and pats it with soft hands past point for a quick couple. 21/0

6.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 19/0

6.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Carrom ball on middle and leg. Compton prods it into the ground. 19/0

6.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Comes forward and clips it straight to leg slip. 19/0

6.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Loopy outside off, Compton lunges forward and pushes it defensively back to the bowler. 19/0

6.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Spins back in after landing outside off, Cook stays back and defends it into the ground. 19/0

6.6 J Anderson to V Sehwag, Again drives it sweetly but the extra cover fielder dives to his right and makes a good reflexive stop. 31/0

6.5 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! Sehwag getting into the groove now! Length delivery outside off, a tad wide, Sehwag leans forward, reaches out to it and drives it past point for a boundary. 31/0

6.4 J Anderson to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag comes forward and drives ti straight to mid off. 27/0

6.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! Crunching shot! Fullish outside off, Sehwag comes forward and square drives it past point for a boundary. 27/0

Anderson is having a chat with the umpire, seems unhappy with the ball.

6.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it beautifully to covers where the fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop. 23/0

6.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! Typical Sehwag! A tad short and wide outside off, Sehwag stays in his crease and cuts it past point for a cracking boundary. 23/0

5.6 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, Cook stands tall and punches it to covers. 19/0

5.5 Z Khan to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, Cook stays back and leaves it alone. 19/0

5.4 Z Khan to Cook, Length delivery on off, Cook strides forward and defends it into the ground. 19/0

5.3 Z Khan to Compton, Good single! Length delivery on middle and off, Compton pushes it with soft hands to mid on and scampers through for a quick single. 19/0

5.2 Z Khan to Compton, Length delivery outside off, Compton stays back and squirts it into the ground. 18/0

5.1 Z Khan to Compton, Comes from over the wicket and delivers a good length delivery outside off, Compton leaves it alone. 18/0

5.6 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Gambhir plays inside the line and leaves it alone. 19/0

5.5 S Broad to Gambhir, Probing delivery outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone cautiously. 19/0

5.4 S Broad to Gambhir, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir rocks back for a pull, doesn't connect it well but still gets it over mid-wicket for a couple. 19/0

5.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it powerfully but straight to mid off. 17/0

5.2 S Broad to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 17/0

5.1 S Broad to Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir just flicks it past square leg, the fine leg fielder cuts it off. The batsman run through for a couple. 17/0

4.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Goes back and clips it behind square leg for a single to end the over. 18/0

4.5 R Ashwin to N Compton, Loopy and fullish outside off, spinning in. Compton comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 17/0

4.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Helps it to point and takes a single. 17/0

4.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Quicker and flatter on off, Cook strides forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Had he missed it, it would have been very close! 16/0

4.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy outside off, Cook Pushes it with soft hands to point and scampers through for a couple. 16/0

4.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays in his crease and defends a length delivery on middle at the last moment. 14/0

4.6 J Anderson to Sehwag, Stays back and punches it to covers to end the over. 15/0

4.5 J Anderson to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag comes forward for a defense but checks his shot at the last moment and defends it to the off side. The ball came a tad slower to him than expected. 15/0

4.4 Anderson to Sehwag, Good yorker! Delivers it in the blockhole, Sehwag digs it out at the last moment. 15/0

4.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, A touch short and wide outside off, Sehwag stays in his crease and punches it to covers. 15/0

4.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! Deft touch from Sehwag! Good length delivery on the pads, Sehwag rocks back and glances it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. 15/0

4.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Good length delivery on off, Sehwag comes forward and defends it solidly to the off side. 11/0

3.6 Z Khan to Compton, Solid defense again! Leans forward and defends a good length delivery outside off to covers. 14/0

3.5 Z Khan to Compton, Comes forward and pushes a length delivery to covers defensively. 14/0

3.4 Z Khan to Compton, In the corridor outside off, Compton leaves it alone. 14/0

3.3 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery on off from round the wicket. Compton stays back and defends. 14/0

3.2 Z Khan to Compton, Length delivery outside off, Compton pushes it to covers off the back foot. 14/0

3.1 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish delivery on middle and off, Compton leans forward and prods it to the off side. 14/0

3.6 S Broad to Gambhir, Good stop from Pietersen! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir cuts it to gully where Pietersen dives to his left and makes a good stop. 11/0

3.5 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir opens the face of the bat and guides it to gully. 11/0

3.4 S Broad to Gambhir, Short of a good length delivery on middle, Gambhir hops back and defends it into the ground. 11/0

3.3 S Broad to Gambhir, Comes forward and prods a good length delivery on off into the ground. 11/0

3.2 S Broad to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir comes forward and pushes it to the off side. 11/0

3.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Sehwag goes for a booming drive but is beaten by the inward movement. The keeper fumbles and they run through for a bye. 11/0

2.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Beauty! Spins away sharply after landing on off, Cook lunges forward for a defense but gets beaten by the away turn. Good stuff from Ashwin! 14/0

2.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 14/0

2.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish on middle, Cook leans forward and defends it to the off side. 14/0

2.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 14/0

2.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Comes forward and pats it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 14/0

2.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Fullish delivery outside off, Compton comes forward and defends it to the leg side. 13/0

2.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR! Gambhir nearly chops it on again! Good length delivery outside off, angling away. Gambhir comes forward for a push to the off side but gets an inside edge which flies inches past the leg stump and runs away to the fine leg boundary. 10/0

2.5 J Anderson to G Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, Gambhir comes forward and drives it sweetly but straight to mid off. 6/0

2.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, angling away. Gambhir pats it to mid-wicket off the front foot. 6/0

2.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, A tad full outside off, Gambhir drives it straight back to Anderson. 6/0

"Pitch not a rank turner but a typical Indian pitch,without grass,that will turn." tweets Sanjay Manjrekar.

2.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, Gambhir strides forward and prods it into the ground. 6/0

2.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, Gambhir comes forward and defends it to the leg side. 6/0

1.6 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Brilliant pull! A tad short on off, Cook rocks back and pulls it muscularly behind square leg for a boundary. 13/0

1.5 Khan to N Compton, Appeal for an Lbw! Not out! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a good length delivery outside off. It nips back in after landing. Compton comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single as Zaheer's appeal is turned down. First run in Test cricket for Compton! 9/0

1.4 Z Khan to Compton, Probing delivery on a good length area outside off, Compton leaves it alone. 8/0

1.3 Z Khan to Compton, Stays back and pushes a good length delivery outside off to covers. 8/0

1.2 Z Khan to N Compton, Good stop from Sehwag! Back fo a length delivery outside off, Compton pulls it to mid-wicket where Sehwag dives to his right and makes a good reflexive stop. 8/0

1.1 Z Khan to Compton, Good length delivery outside off, Compton stays back and defends it to the off side. 8/0

1.6 S Broad to Sehwag, Good effort from Bell! Fullish outside off, Sehwag comes forward and drives iT past covers. Bell gives the chase, dives forward and flicks it back inside. Saves a couple of runs. 6/0

1.5 S Broad to Sehwag, Fullish delivery on middle, Sehwag drives it sweetly but straight to mid off. 4/0

1.4 S Broad to Sehwag, Good length delivery on off, nips back in after landing. Sehwag goes back and defends it to the leg side. 4/0

1.3 S Broad to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, close to the off stump. Sehwag leaves it alone. It nipped back in sharply after landing. 4/0

1.2 S Broad to Sehwag, Good length delivery outside off, Sehwag stays back and pushes it to the off side. 4/0

1.1 S Broad to Sehwag, Short of a good length delivery outside off, Sehwag stands tall and defends it into the ground. 4/0

Zaheer Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Nearly chops it on! Length delivery outside off, Cook rocks back for a cut but gets an inside edge past the off stump and then the keeper for a lucky boundary. 8 runs off the first over! 8/0

0.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Length delivery on middle, Cook comes forward and defends. 4/0

0.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Again sharp turn! Spins away after landing outside off, Cook shoulders his arms to it. 4/0

0.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Spins away sharply after landing outside off, Cook leaves it alone. 4/0

0.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by Cook presenting the full face of the bat. 4/0

0.1 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Cracked! Cook off the mark in style! A tad short outside off, Cooks rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 4/0

Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end.

0.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Probing delivery, on a good length area close to the off stump. Gambhir leaves it alone cautiously. 4/0

0.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Nearly chops it on! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir rocks back and looks to cut but gets an inside edge on one bounce to the keeper. 4/0

0.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and pats a length delivery on off to the leg side. 4/0

0.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good effort from Bresnan! Length delivery on the pads, Gambhir nudges it to fine leg, Bresnan in the deep dives to his left and makes the stop. Restricts the batsmen to two. 4/0

0.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Sehwag off the mark too! Length delivery outside off, Sehwag pushes it to cover and takes a single. 2/0

0.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Straightaway off the mark! Length delivery on middle, Gambhir stays back and nudges it behind square leg for a single. 1/0