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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata,3rd Test, Date - 05/12/2012, Toss won by - India, Day - 5
  • ENG /
  • England beat India by 7 wickets
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Commentary (England innings)

India have done really well to give away just 14 runs and clean up the English line-up with 4 wickets. The onus will surely be on Virender Sehwag to deliver today as only such a pressure-oozer can create the impact required, in case India want to ease out the lead and give a challenging target. Join us back in a while.

167.3 R Ashwin to Panesar, OUT! LBW! England all out for 523! That's a little harsh there on Panesar as there was an inside edge. Full and fired in on middle, Panesar aims to dig it away but finds a bit of an inside edge onto the pads. The finger is raised on the LBW appeal. 523/10

Monty Panesar is the last man out in the middle now.

167.2 R Ashwin to J Anderson, OUT! Edged and another wicket has gone today in the second delivery of the over of a new bowler! A well tossed up delivery outside off, Anderson thrusts forward to defend, the ball turns away and takes the edge off his blade. Sehwag with an easy catch at first slip and he has shared 7 catches with Dhoni in this innings. 523/9

167.1 R Ashwin to Anderson, Starts with a short delivery, 90.2 kph, Anderson punches it away towards cover. 523/8

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.

166.6 Z Khan to Finn, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 523/8

166.5 Z Khan to Anderson, A good length delivery the, knuckle ball this on middle, flicked away in the gap past mid-wicket. Tendulkar with the chase and Ojha supports him from deep cover to save a single. 523/8

166.4 Z Khan to Anderson, FOUR! Cracking hit this one. Zaheer tempts him again with a full and wide delivery, this time Anderson connects well by thumping it on the up through covers. 520/8

166.3 Z Khan to Anderson, A little bit of width outside off, Anderson steps out to drive but misses and the ball goes on a couple of bounces to Dhoni. 516/8

166.2 Z Khan to Anderson, A full length delivery, Anderson drives it down towards mid off. 516/8

166.1 Z Khan to Anderson, A good length delivery, punched away on the off side. 516/8

165.6 P Ojha to Finn, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 516/8

165.5 P Ojha to Finn, Finn shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 516/8

165.4 P Ojha to Finn, Finn has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 516/8

165.3 P Ojha to Finn, Hurls this one down the leg side as Finn fails to flick it away. Dhoni was quick on whipping the bails off as usual but Finn was well in. 516/8

165.2 P Ojha to Finn, Flat and curving in, Finn pushes it forward. 516/8

165.1 P Ojha to Anderson, Flat and full on the pads, tucked away past short leg for a single. The lead is now 200. 516/8

164.6 Z Khan to Finn, FOUR! In the air and safe! A full length delivery on middle, Finn chips it in the air, the ball travels wide off mid on and Sehwag could not cut it off on his half-hearted chase. 515/8

164.5 Z Khan to Finn, Bowls full outside off, Finn pushes it away to mid off. 511/8

164.4 Z Khan to Finn, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 511/8

164.3 Z Khan to Anderson, A back of a length delivery on the body, Anderson taps it down softly on the leg side and gets off the mark with one. 511/8

James Anderson walks in next at number 10.

164.2 Z Khan to Prior, OUT! Edged and gone. Zaheer to picks up a wicket off the second delivery of his first over today. A good length delivery outside off, Prior aims to cut that one away but nicks it behind where MS Dhoni dives to his right and takes a low catch. That's also his 200th TEST CATCH! Prior was made to wait for a bit but then he walks away. Zaheer Khan takes his 100th WICKET under the captaincy of MS Dhoni as well. 510/8

164.1 Z Khan to Prior, Full and swinging in on middle, Prior covers the line and blocks well. 510/7

Zaheer Khan to bowl from the other end.

163.6 P Ojha to Finn, A flighted delivery, Finn lunges ahead and defends it down. 510/7

163.5 P Ojha to Finn, Finn has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 510/7

163.4 P Ojha to Finn, Darts down a flat delivery on the pads, Finn tucks it away on the leg side. 510/7

Gautam Gambhir is back on the field.

163.3 P Ojha to Finn, Tossed up around off, full as well, Finn pushes it towards cover. 510/7

Steven Finn walks in next at number 8.

163.2 P Ojha to G Swann, OUT! First wicket of the day comes on the second delivery! Ojha loops it up outside off, it turns away and catches a thick outside edge off Swann's drive, Sehwag with an easy catch at first slip and Swann goes back without adding any runs. 510/7

163.1 P Ojha to Prior, Bowls full and flat outside off, Prior digs it away through covers and picks up one. 510/6

The players are out in the middle.

The pitch will start crumbling down as the day progresses and for India to bat on these couple of days sensibly, will be a huge achievement. All in all, we are just witnessing another foreign top side adapting more to the alien conditions and posing a threat of upstaging the home side.

The Test match is hanging in England's favour as they are about to mount up a massive lead. Cook is not that renowned as an attacking captain but England should surely be looking to go all-out, or declare with a handy lead of around 250. Mind you, bowling out India would not be easy, in spite of their out of form batting line-up and England would be hoping to avoid the risk of the match getting drawn.

DAY 4, SESSION 1..

Do join us for what could be an interesting and a deciding day's play tomorrow. Play will start at the usual time, 9,00 a.m. IST. Goodbye till then.

The fourth day pitch could see some spin and the in form English spinners will relish the opportunity to have a go with the fragile Indian batting line up. What happens tomorrow will decide the fate of the match. As of now England seem to be in more than a comfortable position and India, in spite of picking up five wickets today, still remain on the back foot.

However, the seventh wicket stand between Prior and Swann of over 50 runs did frustrate India before the end of play. The lead stands at 193 currently. The Poms will come out tomorrow and look to extend the lead by scoring some quick runs and then put the Indians in.

India have pulled things back in the final session by picking up three wickets, especially that of a dangerous Kevin Pietersen who threatened to take the game away from them. The spinners got their act together and bowled some good spells to apply pressure on the batsmen.

162.6 I Sharma to Swann, The last ball of the day is pushed outside off stump and Swann lets it through to Dhoni. 509/6

162.5 I Sharma to Swann, Length delivery outside off, left alone by Swann. 509/6

162.4 I Sharma to G Swann, Short outside off again, cut away to the left of point and this time Pujara dives and stops it cleanly. 509/6

162.3 I Sharma to Swann, Short ball outside off, Swann cuts to the left of point where Pujara makes a half stop and the batsmen get two runs. 509/6

162.2 I Sharma to Swann, Back of a length outside off, the ball doesn't rise much as Swann tries to guide the ball to the off side and misses. 507/6

162.1 I Sharma to Swann, A back of a length delivery just outside off, dabbed down to point. 507/6

161.6 P Ojha to Prior, Angled into leg stump, defended back on to the pitch. 507/6

161.5 P Ojha to Prior, Quicker and flatter on middle, Prior stays back and blocks the ball. 507/6

161.4 P Ojha to Prior, Slow flight outside off, Prior plays it down on the leg side calmly. 507/6

161.3 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up on off, patted back to the bowler. 507/6

161.2 P Ojha to Prior, Flighted up on off, Prior drives and inside edges it back to Ojha. 507/6

161.1 P Ojha to Prior, FOUR! Deftly done! Short ball outside off, Prior rocks back and nearly cuts it off Dhoni's gloves to the third man boundary. 507/6

160.6 Sharma to Swann, Pitched up on the leg stump, Swann misses his flick and the Indians goes up in appeal. Rod Tucker asks the Indians to calm down after indicating that the ball was going down the leg side. 503/6

160.5 I Sharma to G Swann, Pitched up and slanted in, Swann is in some trouble as he tries to defend and inside edges it on to his pads and beside him on the on side. 503/6

160.4 I Sharma to G Swann, Full delivery on off stump. Swann gets his bat down to defend, pretty late. The ball dies down just behind him, close to the stumps, safely too. 503/6

160.3 I Sharma to Swann, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 503/6

50-run stand.

160.2 I Sharma to G Swann, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Prior is not interested to use his feet at all as he cuts this short delivery outside off to the point fence. 503/6

160.1 I Sharma to Swann, Back of a length outside off, doesn't rise much. Prior stays in the crease and pushes the ball to the covers. 499/6

Sharma gets a change of ends.

159.6 P Ojha to Prior, Full and quick on off,defended back to Ojha. 499/6

159.5 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 499/6

159.4 P Ojha to Prior, Drops short outside off, Prior cuts to point. 499/6

159.3 P Ojha to M Prior, FOUR! Good shot! Flighted outside off, driven handsomely by Prior through the covers for a fine boundary. 499/6

159.2 P Ojha to Swann, Swann advances and Ojha fires it down the leg side. Swann adjusts well to nudge it away to square leg for a single. 495/6

159.1 P Ojha to Swann, Tossed up outside off, left alone by Swann. Seems like he is playing for stumps. 494/6

158.6 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Uncontrolled shot! Tossed up on the stumps, Prior gets down and plays a top edged sweep to the fine leg fence. 494/6

158.5 R Ashwin to Prior, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 490/6

158.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Flicks this flighted delivery on leg stump to square leg for one. 490/6

158.3 R Ashwin to Swann,n, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 489/6

158.2 R Ashwin to Swann, Loopy on off, turns back ion and hits Prior on the pads and goes to the slip fielder. The fielders put in a stifled appeal. 489/6

158.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Flighted on off and middle, swept away to deep square leg for one run. 489/6

157.6 I Sharma to Swann, A good tight delivery on off and middle, defended to the on side to end the maiden over. 488/6

157.5 I Sharma to Swann, Angles it into the pads, Prior can't get bat on the flick and the ball strikes his pad and rolls away to the on side. 488/6

157.4 I Sharma to Swann, A fullish delivery outside off stump, comes back in after pitching. Prior is left clue less as he hangs his bat at it and the ball goes right through the bat and him. 488/6

157.3 I Sharma to Swann, Similar length delivery outside off, Prior is unsure of the bounce and tentatively fishes his bat and drops the ball down to the cover region. 488/6

157.2 I Sharma to Swann, A low tracker there! Lands it on a length outside off and the ball hardly gets up after hitting one of the cracks. Dhoni stops the ball with his pads. 488/6

157.1 I Sharma to Swann, Short of a length delivery outside off, pushed away to point. 488/6

Sharma comes back to bowl now as we enter the fag end of the day.

156.6 R Ashwin to Swann, An off spinner on leg stump, worked away to fine leg for a single. 488/6

156.5 R Ashwin to Swann, Pathetic delivery! An off spinner, lands on leg and goes further down. Collected by Dhoni in the end. 487/6

156.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Flighted nicely on off and middle, Swann goes for the drive and inside edges the ball through mid-wicket for two runs. 487/6

156.3 R Ashwin to Swann, Flat and quick on leg stump, turned down to mid-wicket. 485/6

156.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Comes down with a few steps to this leg side delivery and flicks it to deep square leg for one. 485/6

156.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Full on off stump, defended towards point. 484/6

155.6 P Ojha to Swann, Comes forward to this loopy delivery and pushes the ball back to the bowler. 484/6

155.5 P Ojha to Swann, Quick and flat on the stumps, Swann defends it from within the crease. 484/6

155.4 P Ojha to Prior, Shortish on off, Prior goes back and cuts to deep point for one run. 484/6

155.3 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up on the stumps, defended back to Ojha. 483/6

155.2 P Ojha to M Prior, Drops short outside off, cut away straight to point. 483/6

155.1 P Ojha to Swann, Dhoni had dropped mid off to the fence after Swann went over the fielder in the previous over. And Swann punches this shortish delivery straight to long off for a single. 483/6

154.6 R Ashwin to Prior, A good flat off spinner on middle, Prior goes back and defends the ball back to Ashwin. 482/6

154.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Flatter and turning in towards leg stump, Prior defends to the on side. 482/6

154.4 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Nice shot! Flighted outside off, Prior gets across and down on his knee to fetch it and sweep the ball to the fine leg boundary. 482/6

154.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Turns it in to the pads, Prior misses the flick and gets hit on the pads. 478/6

154.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Gets behind the off spinner and defends it back on the pitch. 478/6

154.1 R Ashwin to Prior, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 478/6

153.6 P Ojha to Swann, Good delivery! Lands on off, turns away outside off and beats Swann's bat. Dhoni gets a glove and the ball is deflected to Swhwag who collects it well. 478/6

153.5 P Ojha to Swann, Flighted outside off, pushed away to point off the front foot. 478/6

153.4 P Ojha to Swann, Leaves this one alone as it is pushed outside the off stump. 478/6

153.3 P Ojha to Swann, Flighted on off stump, Swann comes well forward and blocks the ball. 478/6

153.2 P Ojha to Swann, Shortish delivery just outside off, punched away to the off side. 478/6

153.1 P Ojha to Swann, FOUR! Uppish and safe! Swann decides to dance down the track and lifts the ball well over mid off's head and into the boundary. It was a slightly edgy hit though. 478/6

152.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Comes forward and pats the ball down on the leg side gently. 474/6

152.5 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Smart hit! Prior turns around and plays a fine reverse sweep to the point fence to this flighted delivery on off stump. 474/6

152.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Flight on the pads, flicked away to the leg side for an easy single. 470/6

152.3 R Ashwin to Swann, Lands it on leg stump and spins it further down the leg side, goes back to the keeper. 469/6

152.2 R Ashwin to Swann, Tossed up on off, a straighter one, Swann gets his bat and pad close together as the ball jars between them exciting the fielders. 469/6

152.1 R Ashwin to M Prior, Flighted on off and middle, driven down to long on for a single. 469/6

Ashwin comes back on.

151.6 P Ojha to Swann, Comes forward to this full delivery and defends it with a straight bat. 468/6

151.5 P Ojha to G Swann, FOUR! Played late! Ojha drops short and Swann cuts it late to beat the fielder at backward point to the fence. The lead now goes beyond 150. 468/6

151.4 P Ojha to Swann, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 464/6

151.3 P Ojha to Swann, Draws Swann forward and he defends well back to the bowler. 464/6

151.2 P Ojha to Swann, Angles it in and gets the ball to spin away as Swann tries to defend and gets beaten. 464/6

151.1 P Ojha to Swann, Slow and tossed up outside off, Swann plays inside the line and lets it through. 464/6

150.6 I Sharma to M Prior, SIX! A trace of bullet! A short ball on the stumps at 138.5 kph. Prior romps back and pulls it hard and uppishly. The ball speeds away and goes for a flat six at the square leg fence. 464/6

150.5 I Sharma to Prior, A fullish delivery, comes in to the bat. Prior opens the face of the bat on the front foot and pats the ball to point. 458/6

150.4 I Sharma to M Prior, A back of a length delivery outside off, Prior leans back and punches the ball straight to Yuvraj at point. That was well struck, either side of Yuvi and it would have reached the fence. 458/6

150.4 I Sharma to Prior, NO BALL! A good length ball just outside off, guided to point off the back foot. 458/6

150.3 I Sharma to Prior, A good sharp delivery, nips back to Prior who is caught in the crease and takes the ball in the wrong region of his body. 457/6

150.2 I Sharma to Prior, A good length ball, comes in and Prior turns it around to square leg. 457/6

150.1 I Sharma to Prior, Four Byes! Sharma bowls a shortish delivery outside off stump and Prior goes for the cut as the ball comes in sharply and goes under the bat and through Dhoni to the boundary. 457/6

Sharma has been brought in to bowl.

The tail starts as Graeme Swann comes in at number 8.

149.6 P Ojha to Patel, OUT! Patel goes for one too many shots and is dismissed! Short one again outside off, Patel goes for the cut and edges the ball to Sehwag. The ball goes very quickly over Sehwag's head to his right and he gets his hand to it with some good reflexes. the ball lobs behind to his left and he turns around quickly to grab the ball. Good catch in the end as Patel was looking dangerous. 453/6

149.5 P Ojha to Patel, Angles it into the pads, Patel gets behind it and defends. 453/5

149.4 P Ojha to Patel, A tighter line this time on the stumps, defended to the covers. 453/5

149.3 P Ojha to Patel, FOUR! Smashed! Ojha is bowling loosners here, drops short and Patel cuts it hard to the point fence where Gambhir dives awkwardly and can't stop the ball from going over the ropes. 453/5

149.2 P Ojha to Patel, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 449/5

149.1 P Ojha to Patel, FOUR! Bad delivery! Angles it down the leg side, Patel helps it away down to the fine leg fence with ease. 449/5

Ojha

148.6 Z Khan to Patel, Another short one, this time on the body. Patel rocks back and pulls this one to fine leg for a single. 445/5

148.5 Z Khan to Patel, A good short one on off stump, Patel rises with the bounce and gets up on his toes to fend it down to point. 444/5

148.4 Z Khan to Patel, Shifts over the wicket and bangs it short, Patel goes for the pull but gloves it past the leg stump, to Dhoni. 444/5

148.3 Z Khan to Patel, Bowls it outside the off stump at driving length, Patel drives the ball but finds the cover fieldder. 444/5

148.2 Z Khan to Prior, Bangs it into the pitch on off stump, Prior leans back and guides the ball awkwardly down to third man for one. 444/5

Two close in fielders behind square now, a square leg and a squarish short fine leg.

148.1 Z Khan to Patel, Angles it into the stumps, Patel works it away to deep square leg for a single. 443/5

147.6 R Ashwin to Prior, FOUR! Uppish and safe! Prior chips down the track and lifts the ball with little timing to the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. 442/5

147.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Tossed up on off, Patel works it away to deep square leg for one run. 438/5

147.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Teasing flight outside off, Prior goes for the drive and gets a thick inside edge to the point fence. Gambhir gives it a hard chase and keeps the batsmen down to three. 437/5

147.3 R Ashwin to Prior, A slow off spinner on off stump, Prior gets behind it and drops the ball dead on the pitch. 434/5

147.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Patel gets a single as he turns it around to square leg for a single. 434/5

147.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Tosses it on middle and off, Patel flicks it to short mid-wicket. 433/5

The umpires call for the last drinks break of the day. England have lost Pietersen in the last hour and India are looking to cut deeper into the tourists' line up.

146.6 Z Khan to Patel, Angles it into the pads, clipped away to fine leg for a single. 433/5

146.5 Z Khan to Patel, A good length ball on off, Patel defends the ball to the covers with an angled bat. 432/5

146.4 Z Khan to Patel, FOUR! Smack! A full delivery outside the off stump by Zaheer. Patel lunges forward and drives it right off the middle of the bat to the cover fence. 432/5

146.3 Z Khan to Patel, A back of a length delivery on the stumps, turns it around to square leg. Prior takes a few paces down for a single but Patel sends him back. 428/5

146.2 Z Khan to Patel, Full again outside off stump, Patel plays a nice punchy drive to the extra cover fielder. 428/5

146.1 Z Khan to S Patel, Bowls it full outside off stump and Patel drives the ball to the covers. 428/5

145.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Tosses it up slowly on off and gets it to spin in to off. Prior tries to defend, but the ball hits the pad and dies down to the on side. 428/5

145.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Spins the ball into the pads, turned around the corner for a single. 428/5

145.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Patel goes for the sweep to this slow loopy delivery and top edges the ball behind Dhoni. Sehwag gives it a chase and keeps them down to two. 427/5

145.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Prior gets down on his knee and plays a pre-meditated lap sweep behind square for a single. 425/5

145.2 R Ashwin to Patel, Turns it into the pads, Patel misses his nudge and the ball takes the pads on the way to fine leg as the batsmen take a single. 424/5

145.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Flighted outside off stump, defended to the on side. 423/5

144.6 Z Khan to Patel, Angles it into the pads, Patel clips it nicely behind square for a single. 423/5

144.5 Z Khan to Patel, Back of a length delivery just outside off stump, defended to point off the back foot. 422/5

144.4 Z Khan to Patel, A full delivery on off stump, Patel comes well forward and defends. 422/5

144.3 Z Khan to Prior, Full on the pads, KP flicks it towards square leg for a single. 422/5

144.2 Z Khan to Prior, A short one to KP who goes for the hook after taking the eyes off the ball and misses the ball. 421/5

144.1 Z Khan to Patel, Bangs it short on to the body and Patel drops it down with his wrists to fine leg for a single. 421/5

143.6 R Ashwin to Prior, A quicker delivery on off, Prior drops it down right between himself and Dhoni. 420/5

143.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Comes forward to this tossed up delivery and pushes it back to the bowler. 420/5

143.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Prior gets nicely behind that one, covers the turn and defends. 420/5

143.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Turn and bounce! Ashwin tosses it up outside the off stump and gets the ball to turn in and bounce sharply. Prior leaves it alone. 420/5

The wicketkeeper, Matt Prior who has played some good knocks in this series comes to bat at number seven.

143.2 R Ashwin to Pietersen, OUT! Gone this time! Tries to repeat the shot and comes forward on off stump, The ball is nicely flighted and spins in towards off and middle. It strikes the pads and the Indians appeal successfully. Pietersen's cameo comes to an end. 420/5

143.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR! Dismissed away! Comes well forward and down on his back knee and sweeps the ball to the square leg boundary. 420/4

142.6 Z Khan to Patel, Goes back over the wicket and angles a short one across Patel who tries to hook and misses. 416/4

142.5 Z Khan to Patel, Patel gets right behind the line of that one and pushes the ball to mid on. 416/4

142.4 Z Khan to Patel, Pitched up on off and middle, defended to the on side off the back foot. 416/4

142.3 Z Khan to Patel, A good length ball on the stumps, Patel gets behind it and defends it to the on side. 416/4

KP has come in and played his shots freely to get to his 28th Test fifty and his fifth against India. Will he be able to get to Cook's record? Meanwhile, the lead has crossed the 100 run mark.

142.2 Z Khan to Pietersen, Comes around the wicket and bowls it full on the pads, KP flicks it to fine leg for a single to bring up his half century. 416/4

142.1 Z Khan to Pietersen, A full delivery on middle and leg, KP pats it back to him. 415/4

Zaheer comes in to replace Sharma.

141.6 R Ashwin to S Patel, Flighted slowly on off, Patel turns it around to mid-wicket. 415/4

141.5 R Ashwin to Patel, A ripper! Lands it outside off and gets it to turn in and bounce sharply. Patel is cut into half as the ball goes to Dhoni. 415/4

141.4 R Ashwin to Patel, Floated up outside the off stump, Patel defends to the covers. 415/4

141.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Tossed up on off, Patel drives the ball to mid on. 415/4

141.2 R Ashwin to Patel, A quick slider on off, Patel watches it well and defends to the off side. 415/4

141.1 R Ashwin to Patel, Flighted on off, Patel flicks it with some punch to mid-wicket. 415/4

140.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length delivery on off, KP stays back and defends. 415/4

140.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, Slower one on off stump, KP comes forward, waits and drives it back to Sharma. 415/4

140.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, Fullish on off stump, defended back to Sharma. 415/4

140.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR! Class written all over it! A good length ball just outside off. Pietersen stays back and punches the ball through the covers, nobody in the deep as the ball goes to the fence. 415/4

140.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, Back of a length delivery on off, KP stands tall and pushes the ball to mid off. 411/4

140.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, Short delivery on KP's body. He shapes to pull but inside edges the ball on to his body. 411/4

139.6 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Sharp turn from outside off to off, KP gets an inside edge and the ball goes into the on side for a single. 411/4

139.5 R Ashwin to Patel, Turns into the pads and Patel turns it around to deep square leg for one. 410/4

139.4 R Ashwin to Patel, FOUR! Patel shows some aggression! Uses his feet well and gets down the track and chips it towards the mid-wicket boundary. 409/4

139.3 R Ashwin to Patel, Tossed up on off and middle, defended to the on side. 405/4

139.2 R Ashwin to Patel, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 405/4

139.1 R Ashwin to Patel, A slow off spinner on the pads, tucked away towards square leg for a couple. This is now England's highest score at the Eden Gardens. 405/4

138.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good shape in to the batsman, KP does well to counter the movement and plays it back on to the wicket with a dead bat. 403/4

138.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, Rock solid in defense there KP. Full on off, KP gets in line with the ball and plays it right down on to the pitch. 403/4

138.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery just outside off, KP punches it crisply to mid off. 403/4

138.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, A fullish delivery on middle and leg, turned away to short mid-wicket. 403/4

138.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, A tight line on off, comes forward and pats it back to Sharma. 403/4

138.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length delivery on off stump, KP comes half forward and defends. 403/4

137.6 P Ojha to Patel, Flighted nicely on the stumps, defended off the front foot. 403/4

137.5 P Ojha to Patel, FOUR! Four to bring the 400 up! Drops it short outside off and Patel cuts it away to the cover fence easily. Ojha is disappointed. 403/4

137.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, KP opens the face of the bat and pats it away to the covers off the front foot with soft hands to pick up a good single. 399/4

137.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Strays on the pads, KP tickles it away to fine leg and picks up a couple of runs. 398/4

137.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Angles it into the pads, KP defends off his front foot. 396/4

137.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted delivery on off, KP drives and finds short extra cover. 396/4

136.6 I Sharma to Patel, Pitched further up on a length, punched away to point with a half stride forward. 396/4

136.6 I Sharma to Patel, NO BALL! Sharma tries to put in something extra there and over steps. A short delivery just outside off, Patel sways out of the way and drops his wrists. 396/4

Samit Patel walks out to the middle, replacing Bell.

136.5 I Sharma to Bell, OUT! Ishant gets his first come back wicket! Bell's poor run of form continues! Length delivery comes in off a length outside the off stump. Bell goes for a punchy shot to the off side and gets an inside edge through to Dhoni who takes a good low catch in front of him. Tucker checks with Dharmasena at square leg, asking him if the ball carried. Yes, says Dharmasena and Tucker raises his finger. 395/4

136.4 I Sharma to Bell, A fullish delivery on off stump, defended solidly to the covers. 395/3

136.3 I Sharma to Bell, Shortish delivery just outside off, punched away to deep point for a couple of runs. KP wanted a third but Bell turned him down and rightly so. 395/3

136.2 I Sharma to Bell, Back of a length delivery just outside off, defended back on to the pitch off the back foot. 393/3

136.1 I Sharma to Bell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 393/3

Ishant

135.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, The arm ball, comes in towards off. KP comes forward and is struck on the pads. The Indians appeal hard for the lbw but are turned down. Was it just outside the line of off stump? Yes, the impact was just about outside the line as shown by the replay. 393/3

135.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Slow tosser outside off, KP defends back to Ojha. 393/3

135.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, KP defends this time to the off side. 393/3

135.3 P Ojha to K Pietersen, FOUR! KP wants to take the lead to 300 today itself! Flighted on off, KP drives it uppishly and powerfully down the ground for a hat trick of fours. 393/3

135.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, FOUR! Off the front foot this time! Pitched up to the bat, KP comes well forward and drives it supremely through the covers to find the fence once again. 389/3

135.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, FOUR! What a start to the session! Short and wide outside off, KP rocks back and cuts it hard through point for a boundary. 385/3

Welcome back for the evening session. Can India strike back and keep the lead to a measurable figure? We will find out as Pietersen will face the first over to be bowled by Sharma.

Do join us for the third session of play as England will try to extend the lead with a lot of batting still left in their tank.

India have pulled back things slightly, picking up two crucial wickets, that of Cook who was unluckily run out and Trott. KP and Bell have tried to rebuild since with some success. However, the Poms have taken the lead to 65 after scoring 85 runs in the 2nd session.

134.6 R Ashwin to Bell, Good off spinner just outside off, defended back on to the wicket by Bell. That will be Tea on day 3. 381/3

134.5 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted on off and middle, driven down to long on for a single. 381/3

134.4 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Gets right behind it and taps it back on to the pitch. 380/3

134.3 R Ashwin to Pietersen, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 380/3

134.2 R Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR! Splits the field! KP sweeps and sweeps hard right between deep square leg and fine leg for a boundary. 380/3

134.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Slow off spinner just outside off, defended by getting right behind it. 376/3

Ashwin brought back.

133.6 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Tossed up on the pads, driven down to mid on for a single. 376/3

133.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Angles it into the pads, defended off the back foot. 375/3

133.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Angled into the pads, the ball skids on and KP hurries into his defensive stroke. 375/3

133.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, The straighter one this time, KP decides to leave the ball in the last moment and the ball hits the ball at the point of withdrawal and goes down to first slip. 375/3

133.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Chips down the track, can't get to the pitch of the ball and still manages to lift it over the bowler and into the sight screen for a massive blow. 375/3

133.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Bowls a nice loopy delivery on off, turns away and KP leaves it alone. 369/3

132.6 I Sharma to Bell, Short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Bell shoulders arms to the ball. 369/3

132.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length ball on off and middle, played down into the gap on the leg side for a run. 369/3

132.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery, holds its line again and KP leaves it alone through to the keeper. 368/3

132.3 I Sharma to Ian Bell, Short ball on off stump, Bell punches it between square leg and mid-wicket to the man in the deep for a single. 368/3

132.2 I Sharma to Bell, A short ball on the leg stump, Bell gets under it and leaves it for Dhoni to collect. 367/3

132.1 I Sharma to Bell, A good length delivery, holds its line and beats Bell's bat as he tries to defend it. 367/3

131.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off stump, driven down to mid off. 367/3

131.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Comes forward and pats the ball back to the bowler. 367/3

131.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 367/3

131.3 P Ojha to Bell, Tight delivery on the stumps, defended off the front foot. 367/3

131.2 P Ojha to Bell, A flat delivery on the stumps, defended back to the bowler. 366/3

131.1 P Ojha to Bell, Flighted nicely outside off, Bell defends it towards point. 366/3

130.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, Full on middle and leg, Pietersen flciks it to mid-wicket. There are four fielder on the leg side within 30 yards. 366/3

130.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery just outside off, punched away nicely, but straight to cover. 366/3

130.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR! Lovely placement! On the hips, whipped away to the square leg boundary with fine timing. The lead reaches 50 runs now. 366/3

130.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, Fullish delivery on off and middle, defended off the front foot. 362/3

130.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, A tight line and length delivery on off and middle, defended back to Sharma. 362/3

130.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, NO BALL! Fullish delivery, comes in slightly and KP leaves it alone once again. 362/3

130.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, Bowls it wide outside the off stump, back of a length, left alone by KP. 361/3

Sharma comes back into the attack, Zaheer gets a break.

129.6 P Ojha to Bell, Lands it on off and turns it away, Bell leaves the ball at the last second. 361/3

129.5 P Ojha to Bell, Tossed up on the stumps, defended dead back on to the pitch. 361/3

129.4 P Ojha to Bell, A flatter delivery on the stumps, gets behind it and defends to the on side. 361/3

129.3 P Ojha to Bell, A good flighted delivery just outside off, pushed away to the covers with an angled bat. 361/3

129.2 P Ojha to Bell, Slides it into middle and off, defended back to Ojha. 361/3

129.1 P Ojha to Bell, Short ball outside off stump, cut away to point. 361/3

128.6 Z Khan to Pietersen, Back of a length on the pads, tucked away to short mid-wicket. 361/3

128.5 Z Khan to Pietersen, Short ball, higher over the batsman's head, KP gets out of the way easily. 361/3

128.4 Z Khan to Pietersen, Comes over the wicket and bangs it into the pitch down the leg side. KP goes for a wild pull shot and misses the ball as it goes through to the keeper. 361/3

128.3 Z Khan to Pietersen, Angles it into the pads and KP flicks the ball to square leg. 361/3

128.2 Z Khan to Pietersen, Back of a length delivery on off, patted back to Zaheer off the back foot. 361/3

128.1 Z Khan to Pietersen, A good bouncer to start off that over by Zaheer. KP sways out of the way pretty comfortably. 361/3

127.6 P Ojha to Bell, Floats it up on off stump, defended to the off side. 361/3

127.5 P Ojha to Bell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 361/3

127.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Darts it into the leg stump, turned away off the bat to square leg for one. 361/3

127.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, KP is beaten outside the off stump. 360/3

127.2 P Ojha to Bell, Angles it into the pads, turned away to the on side for a single. 360/3

127.1 P Ojha to Bell, Bowls a nice flighted delivery on off, defended back to Ojha. 359/3

126.6 Z Khan to Pietersen, Bowls a good bouncer to KP. He ducks eventually and the ball passes just about over his head through to Dhoni. 359/3

Ian Bell walks into the crease.

126.5 Z Khan to Cook, OUT! What a waste of a wicket that is! Strays on the pads, Pietersen flicks it to square leg and calls Cook comes forward for a single and is sent back by KP. Cook heads back and Kohli throws at the non-striker's end as Cook takes evasive action as he reaches the crease. The bat is in the air as the ball hits the stumps and the umpires go upstairs to check if he was in the crease as he tried to avoid the throw. His bat was short and Cook goes back for a well made 190 in a bizarre fashion. That seemed the only way to have got Cook's wicket. 359/3

Appeal for a run out. The umpires go upstairs to check if Cook was in or no.

126.4 Z Khan to Pietersen, Comes around the wicket to KP this time and angles it on to the stumps, he drives it back to Zaheer. He could have easily flicked this one but doesn't. 359/2

126.3 Z Khan to Pietersen, Full outside off stump, KP walks well across and flicks it to the right of mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 359/2

126.2 Z Khan to Pietersen, Pitched up to the bat outside off, KP makes an initial shuffle across and stays there as he pats the ball to the covers. 357/2

126.1 Z Khan to Pietersen, Good length delivery just outside off, KP walks across and flicks it nicely to mid-wicket. 357/2

Zaheer has been called back into the attack. Can he extract some reverse here?

125.6 P Ojha to Cook, Quicker through the air, defended back on to the pitch off the back foot. 357/2

125.5 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 357/2

125.4 P Ojha to Cook, Four Byes! Drifts further down the leg side, beats everyone and goes to the boundary for a few byes. 357/2

125.3 P Ojha to Cook, Flat on the pads, turned away to square leg. 353/2

125.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flatter and quicker on off and middle, defended to the on side. 353/2

125.1 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, Ojha misses his flick and hits the pads. 353/2

124.6 Y Singh to Pietersen, Quick and fuller on off, defended back on to the pitch. 353/2

124.5 Y Singh to Pietersen, Leaves it alone outside the off stump. 353/2

124.4 Y Singh to Pietersen, FOUR! A gift for KP! Full toss on the stumps, Kevin gets forward and punches the ball past mid on and to the fence. 353/2

124.3 Y Singh to A Cook, Loops it up on off, Cook drives it to long on for a single. 349/2

124.2 Y Singh to Cook, Tosses it up on the stumps, defended back to the bowler. 348/2

124.1 Y Singh to Cook, Flat delivery from around the wicket to Cook, punched away to mid-wicket. 348/2

123.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Four Byes! Angles it into the pads, doesn't turn much and Pietersen plays for the spin. The ball shoots between his bat and pad, beating Dhoni to the boundary. 348/2

123.5 Ojha to Pietersen, Chips down the track and pads the ball. Ojha appeals and it looked close as KP did not seem to have offered any shot to that. 344/2

123.4 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on the pads, turned away past mid-wicket for one. 344/2

123.3 P Ojha to Cook, Quicker on the stumps, turned away to square leg. 343/2

123.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 343/2

123.1 P Ojha to Cook, Walks across and turns it around to mid-wicket. 343/2

122.6 Y Singh to Pietersen, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 343/2

122.5 Y Singh to K Pietersen, Stays back and pats it away to point off the back foot. 343/2

122.4 Y Singh to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, driven powerfully but Kohli does well to stop the ball. 343/2

122.3 Y Singh to Pietersen, Covers the line of the ball and defends to the covers. 343/2

122.2 Y Singh to K Pietersen, FOUR! Put away with ease! Full and wide outside off, KP stays put in the crease and sends the ball thrashing through the covers. 343/2

122.1 Y Singh to Pietersen, Angles it into the leg stump and straightens the ball, KP defends it back to Yuvi. 339/2

The Indians have broken a major partnership. Can they dig in deeper? We will find out after the drinks break.

121.6 P Ojha to Cook, Turns this leg side delivery to mid-wicket. 339/2

121.5 P Ojha to Cook, Skids on off a length and Cook hurries his bat down and pats the ball back on to the pitch. 339/2

121.4 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up slowly on off, pushed to mid on. 339/2

121.3 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, Cook flicks and finds mid-wicket once again. 339/2

121.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flight on off and middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 339/2

121.1 P Ojha to Cook, Turn and bounce down the wrong line, drifts it down the leg side. Cook misses the leg glance and Dhoni collects. 339/2

120.6 Y Singh to Pietersen, Slow flighted delivery on off, KP offers a dead defensive stroke back on to the pitch. 339/2

120.5 Y Singh to Pietersen, Pitches it up outside the off stump, pushed to point on the front foot. 339/2

120.4 Y Singh to Pietersen, A slow tosser on off, Pietersen goes for the drive and mis times it to the off side. 339/2

120.3 Y Singh to Pietersen, Lobbed up on off stump, defended back to Yuvraj. 339/2

120.2 Y Singh to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, KP goes for a big drive and Kohli does well at short extra as KP finds the middle of the bat 339/2

120.1 Y Singh to Pietersen, Yuvraj nearly gets him first ball. Quick and flat outside off, KP tries to cut and under edges the ball to Dhoni. 339/2

And a left arm spinner from both ends with KP's arrival at the crease, Yuvraj brought into the attack.

119.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Shortish delivery outside off, punched away to deep point for a single. KP will have strike in the next over. 339/2

119.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, driven nicely but straight to extra cover. 338/2

119.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Angles it into the pads, Pietersen gets his bat down and plays it to the leg side. 338/2

119.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Pitches it up on off, KP drives it to short extra cover. 338/2

Last match's centurion, Kevin Pietersen comes out to bat after a long 173 run stand.

119.2 P Ojha to Trott, OUT! There is the long awaited second wicket for India! Angles it in on off and gets it to spin away and the ball takes the edge as Trott tries to defend with an angled bat. Dhoni makes no mistake behind the stumps as he grabs it to perfection. Trott goes back for a well made 87, the Aussie unlucky number. 338/2

119.1 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up slowly outside off, left alone by Trott. 338/1

118.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Full and quicker outside off, defended to the covers neatly and into the gap for one to retain strike. 338/1

118.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Angled into the pads, Trott turns it around to square leg. 337/1

118.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on the pads, Trott goes for the sweep and top edges it towards fine leg pretty safely for a couple. 337/1

118.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter delivery on off and middle, defended back to Ashwin. 335/1

118.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Lobbed up outside the off stump slowly. Cook waits for it and gets down to play the paddle down to fine leg for one. 335/1

118.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, blocked back to the bowler. 334/1

117.6 P Ojha to Cook, Driven down to mid on for a single. 334/1

117.5 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 333/1

117.4 P Ojha to Cook, Fourth time in a row, same line and length. 333/1

117.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook resorts to the same stroke once again as he turns it away to mid-wicket. 333/1

117.2 P Ojha to Cook, Comes forward and flicks the ball to mid-wicket. 333/1

117.1 P Ojha to Cook, Loopy delivery on the stumps, turned down to mid-wicket. 333/1

116.6 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 333/1

116.5 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 333/1

116.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Plays a paddle sweep down to the fine leg fielder for one run. 333/1

116.3 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 332/1

116.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off stump, left alone. 332/1

116.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Comes forward and defends the ball to the on side for one. 332/1

115.6 Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off, turned away to the leg side. Cook goes for a run but is sent back by Trott. Vijay's throw is late and Cook makes his ground easily. 331/1

115.5 P Ojha to Cook, Comes forward and defends the ball to the on side. 331/1

115.4 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 331/1

115.3 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted up on the pads, flicked to the leg side. 331/1

115.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up slowly on middle and leg, turned away to the leg side. 331/1

115.1 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, turned away towards fine leg and the batsmen run two as Zaheer was slow on to the ball. 331/1

114.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Drops it short outside off, cut away to the deep point fielder for a single. 329/1

114.5 R Ashwin to Cook, SIX! Confident blow! Tosses it up on the pads, Cook comes down the track and moves away to loft it over the long on fence for a maximum. 328/1

114.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Lobbed up outside off, Cook drives it to the covers. 322/1

114.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off, pushed away to the covers. 322/1

114.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it into the pads, paddled away towards fine leg for a couple of runs. 322/1

114.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, patted towards point on the front foot. 320/1

113.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, defended solidly back to Ojha. 320/1

113.5 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in to the leg stump, the ball doesn't turn much and hits Trott's pads, Ojha and Dhoni appeal optimistically. 320/1

113.4 P Ojha to Trott, Pitched up on off, defended back to the bowler. 320/1

113.3 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on off stump, driven down to mid on where Kohli mis fields and concedes a run. 320/1

113.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flatter on the off stump, nudged away to square leg. 319/1

113.1 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, turned away to the on side harmlessly. 319/1

112.6 R Ashwin to J Trott, Flatter delivery on the pads, Trott goes for a pull and misses, the ball hits the pads and rolls away to the on side. 319/1

112.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on off, defended back to the bowler. 319/1

112.4 R Ashwin to Trott, On the pads once again and Trott turns it around to fine leg for a couple. 319/1

112.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter on the pads, turned away to square leg. 317/1

112.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 317/1

112.1 R Ashwin to Trott, FOUR! Improvises! Comes around the wicket to Trott and he plays a fine reverse sweep to the third man fence. This shot brings up the 150-run stand for the second wicket. England have also gone past the Indian total and into the lead. 317/1

111.6 P Ojha to Trott, On the pads, fullish too, worked away to square leg for a single. 313/1

111.5 P Ojha to Trott, Slow tossed up delivery just outside off, pushed to the covers. 312/1

111.4 P Ojha to Trott, Quicker and fuller outside off, driven down to mid off. 312/1

111.3 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the line of the stumps, Trott paddles it around the corner for a couple. 312/1

111.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 310/1

111.1 P Ojha to Trott, Nice dipping delivery on off, spins away and Trott leaves it alone. 310/1

110.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Flighted up outside off, Cook drives the ball down to mid off. 310/1

110.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on off stump, Trott flicks it to square leg where Ishant mis fields and concedes an easy single. 310/1

110.4 R Ashwin to J Trott, FOUR! Edged away! Loopy delivery outside off, doesn't spin in much. The ball takes the edge and goes down to the third man boundary as Trott tries to defend. 309/1

110.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow off spinner on off, patted back to Ashwin. 305/1

110.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow flat delivery outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 305/1

110.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it on off, Cook defends to the on side. 304/1

109.6 P Ojha to Trott, Leaves it alone outside the off stump, 304/1

109.5 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in once again on the pads, played down to the on side. 304/1

109.4 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the off stump, Trott defends it back to Ojha. 304/1

109.3 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 304/1

109.2 P Ojha to Trott, Lands it outside off and spins away outrageously, the ball goes through very low as Dhoni has to nearly kiss his boots to collect that one, Trott leaves it alone. 304/1

109.1 P Ojha to Trott, Slow flighted delivery outside off, left alone by Trott. 304/1

108.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter delivery, turning in, Trott turns it around to square leg for one run. 304/1

108.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Lobbed up just outside off, Trott turns it towards mid-wicket. 303/1

108.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Loops it up slowly outside off, Cook plays a drive with a straighter bat this time past point for one. 303/1

108.3 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 302/1

108.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Similar delivery, Cook attempts a similar shot and gets beaten. 302/1

108.1 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Lucky for Cook! Flighted up nicely outside off stump, Cook goes for a booming drive and edges it to the third man fence. 302/1

107.6 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up on off, defended back to the bowler. 298/1

107.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up on off and spins away, Trott is beaten as he tries to defend. 298/1

107.4 P Ojha to Trott, Full on off, driven back to Ojha. 298/1

107.3 P Ojha to Trott, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 298/1

107.2 P Ojha to Trott, Floats it up outside off stump, Trott pats it away to point. 298/1

107.1 P Ojha to Trott, Flights it up outside off, Trott drives it straight to short extra cover. 298/1

106.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it towards off stump, Cook stays back and cuts the ball to backward point. 298/1

106.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott gets down and sweeps it uppishly towards deep square leg which is 10-15 paces in from the boundary. The ball goes to him on the bounce and Trott picks up a single. 298/1

106.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow, flighted up on off, turns in and strikes Trott on his pads outside the off stump. 297/1

106.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on oif, Trott defends off the front foot. 297/1

106.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Off spinner on off, patted back to the bowler by getting behind it. 297/1

106.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Tosses it up on off, Trott defends and inside edges the ball to mid-wicket. 297/1

105.6 P Ojha to Cook, Slides it into the pads, Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. 297/1

105.5 P Ojha to Trott, Comes forward and inside edges the ball to the on side for a single. 297/1

105.4 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up outside off stump, pushed to point off the front foot. 296/1

105.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up outside off, pushed to the covers. 296/1

105.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up slowly on off, driven down to mid off. 296/1

105.1 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up outside off, Trott drives the ball to extra cover. 296/1

As we enter the 2nd session, Dhoni will continue with spin as he hands the ball to Ojha. The only thing Dhoni has done with a lot of vigour today is his inspirational speech he gives to his team mates in the huddles.

Welcome back to the 2nd session of play on day 3. The Indians have continued looking flat after a poor display on day 2. Cook and Trott have strung up a fine 131-runs stand.

Cook is staring at a double hundred while Trott is looking good at the other end playing some crisp strokes after a lean patch in the previous two Tests. Skipper Dhoni's pep talks haven't helped much as the bowlers looked flat except for Ashwin who bowled a decent spell just before lunch. Do join us for the 2nd session of play in a while.

India's miserable story continues as the overnight batsmen stay at the crease at lunch after scoring 80 runs in the 32 overs of play. The tourists trail by just 20 runs now and should take a lead in the next session. Cook was dropped for the second time in this session, this time by Sharma off his own bowling.

104.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Quick and full on the off stick, pushed away to the bowler. That will be lunch on day 3. 296/1

104.5 R Ashwin to Cook, An off spinner again, a bit flatter, Cook cuts it away to backward point. 296/1

104.4 R Ashwin to Cook, A slow off spinner, lands on off and turns away, left alone by Cook. 296/1

104.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Gets down on his knee and sweeps the ball to fine leg for a single. 296/1

104.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off, Cook turns it around the corner towards square leg for one. 295/1

104.1 R Ashwin to Cook, A slow delivery on the stumps, Cook stays back and punches it through mid-wicket for an easy couple of runs. 294/1

103.6 P Ojha to Trott, The arm ball, Trott expects it to turn and leaves the ball. The ball keeps coming in and passes very close to the off stump and through to the keeper. 292/1

103.5 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 292/1

103.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted outside off, Trott defends to the covers. 292/1

103.3 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted up on middle and off, driven down to long on for a single. 292/1

103.2 P Ojha to Cook, Cook and mid-wicket once again, turned down straight to him. 291/1

103.1 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes across as Ojha drifts it to middle and leg, Cook drives the ball to mid-wicket. 291/1

102.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Drifts down the leg side, Trott gets down and sweeps it towards fine leg for a couple as Yuvraj dives and keeps the ball from going past the ropes. 291/1

102.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on off, Cook pushes it into the gap in the covers for one. 289/1

102.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin seems to have hit a good rhythm as he bowls a quicker delivery at good pace on off, pushed away to the covers. 288/1

102.3 R Ashwin to Cook, A skidder, goes on with the arm as Cook tries to cut again by staying low on his back foot. He is beaten once again. 288/1

102.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Quicker and a tad short, Cook goes for the cut and misses. 288/1

102.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, Cook pushes the ball to the covers. 288/1

101.6 P Ojha to Trott, Leaves this flat delivery outside the off stump alone. 288/1

101.5 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted outside off stump, Trott comes well forward and defends. 288/1

101.4 P Ojha to Trott, A slider just outside off stump, Trott plays for the turn and gets beaten. 288/1

101.3 P Ojha to Cook, Bored of the monotony, Cook comes across and sweeps to fine leg for a single. 288/1

101.2 P Ojha to Cook, There again! Turned down to mid-wicket. 287/1

101.1 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. His liking to that field position continues. 287/1

100.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 287/1

100.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Full delivery, Trott tries to sweep, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls away close to his body and the stumps, but safely as the fielders get excited for a while. 287/1

100.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Comes forward to defend and takes the ball on the pads outside the off stump. 287/1

100.3 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 287/1

100.2 R Ashwin to Trott, An off spinner on the pads, Trott doesn't quite offer a shot and the ball lobs up as leg gully comes forward and gathers the ball. Ashwin and the fielder appeal but the umpire turns it down. 287/1

100.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott drives it back to the bowler. 287/1

The Indian spinners haven't been able to bowl with much variation and Shane Warne tweets about bowling a 'disco ball'

99.6 P Ojha to Cook, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. 287/1

99.5 P Ojha to Cook, And again! Cook has taken a liking to the fielder at mid-wicket as he plays it straight to him. 287/1

99.4 P Ojha to Cook, Full on the stumps, driven to mid-wicket once again. 287/1

99.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 287/1

99.2 P Ojha to Trott, Trott drives this time as Ojha bowls it full outside off. He picks up a single as the ball goes to deep cover point. 287/1

99.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it on off stump, pushed into the deep on the off side for one. 286/1

98.6 Ashwin to Trott, An off spinner turning into the off stump from outside off. Trott is hit on the pads and Ashwin appeals. He was well outside the off stump. 285/1

98.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott stays back to this flat delivery and defends. 285/1

98.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off, Cook sweeps it uppishly down to fine leg for a single. 285/1

98.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 284/1

98.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 284/1

98.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin comes back on and angles it into the pads, Cook turns it around fine off his pads and picks up a leg bye as Dhoni gives it a chase and throws the ball back. 283/1

97.6 I Sharma to Cook, Drops it wide and short to Cook who cuts it easily to deep cover point for one run to end the over. 282/1

97.5 I Sharma to Trott, Somewhat like that! Full and width outside off, Trott comes forward and drives it to deep cover point for a single. 281/1

97.4 I Sharma to Trott, Full outside off, Trott plays a good looking drive but straight to point. He has done this a few times in this innings. It will suit him well if he doesn't open the face so much. 280/1

97.3 I Sharma to Trott, Slight inward movement off a good length, Trott comes nicely forward and defends it back to Ishant. 280/1

97.2 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length outside off, Cook plays a one day chop down to third man for one run. 280/1

97.1 I Sharma to Cook, Short of a good length delivery just outside off stump, Cook lets it through to Dhoni. 279/1

96.6 Z Khan to Trott, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Trott stands tall and defends the ball to point. 279/1

96.5 Z Khan to Cook, The hiding ball doesn't help much for Zaheer as he pushes it wide and full outside off stump, driven to deep point for a single. 279/1

96.4 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer tries to play hide and seek with the batsmen as he runs in hiding the ball and bowls a straight delivery, full on off, Cook easily defends it to the covers as there is no swing or reverse at all. 278/1

96.3 Z Khan to Cook, Length ball just outside off, Cook opens the face and plays it towards point. 278/1

96.2 Z Khan to A Cook, Full on the stumps, Cook flicks it well but straight to mid on. 278/1

96.1 Z Khan to Cook, A length ball pushed outside the off stump, Cook opts to let it through. 278/1

95.6 I Sharma to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on off, Trott plays another good drive but can't get the ball beyond the extra cover fielder. 278/1

95.5 I Sharma to Trott, Back of a length outside off, shouldered arms to. 278/1

95.4 I Sharma to Trott, Drops short outside the off stump, there for the cut. Trott leaves it alone smartly after hitting the previous one to the ropes. 278/1

95.3 I Sharma to Trott, FOUR! Excellent shot! Pitched up outside off stump, Trott transfers his weight on to the front foot and drives the ball through the covers, beating deep point as well to the fence. 278/1

95.2 I Sharma to Trott, Length ball outside the off stump, now Trott decides to shoulder arms to Sharma. 274/1

95.1 I Sharma to Trott, Sharma has probably been motivated to bowl better after that drop. He bowls a good yorker on off stump. Trott did not expect that and gets his bat down in time as he digs it out to the off side. 274/1

94.6 Z Khan to Trott, Back of a length outside off, Trott drops it down to third man for a single. 274/1

94.5 Z Khan to Trott, Pitched up on off, Trott gently pushes the ball to the cover fielder. 273/1

94.4 Z Khan to Trott, A good leave that! Length ball just outside off, left alone watchfully. 273/1

94.3 Z Khan to Trott, Length ball just outside off, shouldered arms to that, Trott. 273/1

94.2 Z Khan to J Trott, Pitched up outside off, Trott drives it crisply but straight to Yuvraj at point. 273/1

94.1 Z Khan to Trott, Back of a length just outside off, Trott pushes it to point off the back foot. 273/1

93.6 Sharma to Cook, DROPPED! Ishant drops a sitter! A good length ball on middle and off, Cook checks his shot and lobs it back to Ishant who can't get his hands around it as the ball hits his wrists and falls down back on to the pitch. Dhoni doesn't look amused as he steps to the other end for the next over quicken considerably, no expression on the face though. He expresses through his feet. 273/1

93.5 I Sharma to Cook, A good length delivery on off stump, pushed away to the off side with an angled bat. 273/1

93.4 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Lovely shot! Fullish delivery just outside off, Cook comes forward and punches it down the ground showing the maker's name, past mid off and finds the ropes. Well, at least Sharma made him play this time. 273/1

93.3 I Sharma to Cook, Cook is content to leave it if Ishant pushes the ball outside the off stump, exactly what happened on this delivery. 269/1

93.2 I Sharma to Cook, Good length delivery just outside off, Cook stays in the crease and shoulders arms to it. 269/1

93.1 I Sharma to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off, Cook leaves it alone for Dhoni to collect. 269/1

92.6 Z Khan to Trott, Short of a length ball angled across the stumps, left alone by Trott. 269/1

92.5 Z Khan to Cook, Full delivery outside the off stump, guided away to point for a single. 269/1

92.4 Z Khan to Cook, This one stays low as Zaheer bowls it back of a length outside off. Cook pushes his bat at it away from his body as the ball passes through and doesn't carry to Dhoni either. 268/1

92.3 Z Khan to Trott, Closer to the off stump and fuller, Trott drives and outside edges it down to third man for a single. 268/1

92.2 Z Khan to Trott, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 267/1

92.1 Z Khan to Trott, Angles it outside the off stump, left alone by Trott. 267/1

Cook is fourth in the list of leading run scorers by visiting batsmen in India. He is behind Kallis, Ponting and Border.

91.6 I Sharma to Cook, Length, just outside off stump, Cook shoulders arms to it as the ball passes by close to the off stump. 267/1

91.5 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery, rises sharply all off a sudden and hits Cook high on his bat as he takes off his bottom hand. The ball dies down safely on the off side. 267/1

91.4 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball just outside off, Cook watches it pass through to Dhoni. 267/1

91.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up well outside off stump, Cook is uninterested to offer a shot at that. 267/1

91.2 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes it wide outside off on a length, Cook leaves it alone. 267/1

91.1 I Sharma to Trott, Ashwin saves a boundary, yes Ashwin! Fullish delivery just outside off, Trott drives it nicely to wide mid off where Ashwin puts in a valiant dive to keep the batsmen down to one and save three runs for his team. Who says that Ashwin can't do much with the ball in his hand? 267/1

The English batsmen have capitalised once the new ball was taken as Trott settled into his half century. The umpires call for drinks as 50 runs have come in the first hour's play today.

90.6 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery outside off stump, Cook lunges forward and defends the ball to the covers. Eleven runs off the over. 266/1

90.5 Z Khan to Trott, Comes over the wicket and angles the ball outside the off stump, Trott opens the face and guides the ball to third man for one run. 266/1

90.4 Z Khan to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 265/1

Trott has finally hit some form as he reached his 13th Test fifty and his second against the Indians. The boundary also brings up the 100-run partnership between this pair. These two ensured that Compton's efforts were not put to waste at all as they went on to pile up the runs.

90.3 Z Khan to Trott, FOUR! And one more to get his fifty! Angles it into the hips, Trott helps it away to the fine leg boundary this time with a nice whip. 265/1

90.2 Z Khan to Trott, FOUR! Sehwag can't do anything this time! Angled into the pads, Trott flicks it to the other side of Sehwag who watches the ball race away to the mid-wicket fence. 261/1

90.1 Z Khan to Trott, Comes around the wicket and angles the ball into the stumps, Trott flicks it nicely past Sehwag at mid-wicket who gets a hand to it as he dives and concedes two runs. 257/1

89.6 I Sharma to Trott, Pushes it full and wider outside off stump, Trott leaves the ball and so does Dhoni as he fumbles and concedes a bye. There was some bad bounce as the ball approached him. 255/1

89.5 I Sharma to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on off, Trott merely pushes the ball to mid off. 254/1

89.4 I Sharma to J Trott, Fullish and straightish delivery on off, Trott is nearly squared up as the ball holds its line and the ball goes away to the covers. 254/1

89.3 I Sharma to Trott, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Good length delivery just outside off, Trott comes well forward, opens the face of the bat and drives the ball on the up between point and cover to the fence. 254/1

89.2 I Sharma to Trott, Shortish delivery well outside off, Trott tries to cut and bottom edges it to the slips. 250/1

89.1 I Sharma to Trott, A good length delivery just outside off, gets good carry through to Dhoni as Trott leaves it nicely. 250/1

Ishant Sharma will share the new ball from the other end.

88.6 Z Khan to Cook, Surprise surprise! A slower one by Zaheer. He knows well that he can't swing this new ball and bowls a slow full toss just outside off. Even Cook is taken aback and just defends it to the covers by staying in the crease. 250/1

88.5 Z Khan to A Cook, Half volley with some width outside off, Cook mis times his drive and the ball goes gently to the cover fielder. 250/1

Cook has got to his seventh score of over 150 in Tests and the third against the Indians. He is turning into a run machine against the hosts. He will surely go for the 200.

88.4 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Exquisite timing! A back of a length ball on middle and off, Cook punches it crisply through mid-wicket for a fine boundary. 250/1

88.3 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, dabbed down to point off the back foot. 246/1

88.2 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up just outside off, Cook stays in the crease and crunches it to the cover fielder. 246/1

88.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery on off stump, angled in a bit. Cook defends it back on to the pitch. 246/1

The Indian skipper has asked for the new ball finally. It will be Zaheer who will lay his hands on it first.

87.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up just outside off, driven to the covers. 246/1

87.5 R Ashwin to Trott, FOUR! Superb drive! Flighted up nicely to the bat on off stump, Trott comes forward and drives it past an uninterested Zaheer at mid off to the fence. 246/1

87.4 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 242/1

87.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Lobbed up on off stump, Trott comes forward and across and laps it down to fine leg for a single. 242/1

87.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter delivery just outside off, Trott opens the face of the bat and plays it away to point. 240/1

87.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Short and wide outside off, allows Cook to do something, but defend. He cuts it away to deep point for a single. 240/1

This is the best 2nd wicket partnership for the 2nd wicket for an English side on this ground.

86.6 P Ojha to Trott, Similar delivery on off stump, pushed back to Ojha. 239/1

86.5 P Ojha to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on off, Trott comes forward and defends it to silly point. 239/1

86.4 P Ojha to Trott, Comes around the wicket and tosses it up on off, defended to the on side. 239/1

86.3 P Ojha to Cook, Again on the pads, nudged away behind square into the gap for one run. 239/1

86.2 P Ojha to Cook, Slightly fuller on off, Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. 238/1

86.1 P Ojha to Cook, Ojha bowls it full on the pads, Cook flicks it behind square but can't find the single. 238/1

85.6 R Ashwin to J Trott, A slider this time, flatter outside off, Trott gets an outside edge past first slip towards third man and picks up a couple. 238/1

85.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Floats it up on the stump, finally Trott pats it to a different fielder, the forward short leg fielder. 236/1

85.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott is happy to play the ball back to Ashwin. 236/1

85.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Quicker flight this time, lands in the same area outside off, pushed back to Ashwin again. 236/1

85.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow flight on off stump, defended back to Ashwin with a straight bat. 236/1

85.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it on Cook's pads, he turns it away nicely towards square leg for one run. 236/1

84.6 P Ojha to Trott, Slow flight outside off stump, driven away to the deep towards cover point for a couple of runs. 235/1

84.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up nicely on off stump, defended to the off side. 233/1

84.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off and just outside, driven to the cover region. 233/1

84.3 P Ojha to Trott, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 233/1

84.2 P Ojha to Trott, Pushes it through quicker and Trott defends it to the covers. 233/1

84.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the pads, Trott works it away to square leg, can't get a run. 233/1

The new ball has been due since the last four overs and Dhoni hasn't opted for it yet.

83.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Nicely lobbed up just outside off, Cook comes forward and defends the ball to the covers. 233/1

83.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Angles it into the pads, Trott works it around the corner to pick up a single. 233/1

83.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Drops it flatter and Cook pushes it away to deep cover point for one. 232/1

83.3 R Ashwin to Cook, A good comeback by Ashwin. Fights it on off and gets it to spin away, Cook is beaten as he comes forward to defend. 231/1

83.2 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! First one of the day! Tossed up outside off, Cook plays a flowing drive past short extra cover and into the boundary. 231/1

83.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off stump, defended to the covers. 227/1

82.6 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on off, flicked away in the gap on the leg side this time and picks up a single. 227/1

82.5 P Ojha to Cook, Ojha bowls it full on the pads again and Cook finds the same fielder as he flicks. 226/1

82.4 P Ojha to Cook, Tosses it up on leg stump, flicked away to square leg. 226/1

82.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook walks across the stumps and Ojha fires on into the pads, Cook easily tucks it away to short mid-wicket though. 226/1

82.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it on off stump, Cook defends it to the forward short leg fielder. 226/1

82.1 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off stump, defended back to Ashwin. 226/1

81.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Gets nicely down on his knee and laps it fine to the right of Ishant Sharma at fine leg and picks up a couple. Wonder if Dhoni has asked him to warm up. Trott is anyway making him do so even if Dhoni hasn't asked. 226/1

81.5 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 224/1

81.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter and just outside off, Trott defends to the off side. 224/1

81.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott comes across with his front foot and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a couple. 224/1

81.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Pushes it full and outside off, Trott comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 222/1

81.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Short delivery and cut away by Cook to the man in the deep in front of the point boundary for a single. 222/1

80.6 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 221/1

80.5 P Ojha to Trott, Quicker through the air on the stumps, Trott stays back and plays it right under his eye line to the on side. 221/1

80.4 P Ojha to Trott, Loopy delivery just outside off stump, defended back to Ojha. 221/1

80.3 P Ojha to Trott, Pushed through quicker and flatter on off, Trott stays back and pats it away to the covers. 221/1

80.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up on off stump, defended to the off side. 221/1

80.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in to middle and leg stump and gets it to straighten, Trott defends solidly back on to the pitch. 221/1

79.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Slightly quicker and fullish on off stump, drives it firmly but can't beat short extra cover. 221/1

79.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Slowly tossed up just outside off, driven away to the covers. 221/1

79.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Tight line and flight on off, defended to the covers. 221/1

79.3 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 221/1

79.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Flatter delivery, pushed away to the off side off the back foot. 221/1

79.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off stump, pushed back to Ashwin. 221/1

78.6 P Ojha to Trott, Pushed it quicker and fullish again on off, Trott defends it back to the bowler. 221/1

78.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up slowly on off, Cook drives it back to Ojha. 221/1

78.4 P Ojha to Trott, Good flighted delivery just outside off, Trott plays it into the off side with an angled bat. 221/1

78.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes forward to this loopy delivery outside off and drives it down to long on to pick up his first single of the day. 221/1

78.2 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the hips, the ball hits the thigh pad and rolls away fine behind the keeper for a leg bye. 220/1

78.1 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up slowly on off, Trott drives it back to mid off. 219/1

After two overs from Zaheer, Ojha has been brought into the attck.

77.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Drops a fraction short outside off, Cook cuts it straight to backward point and can't find the gap. 219/1

77.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it into the pads, Cook turns it down quietly into the leg side. 219/1

77.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and outside the line of off stump to sweep the ball and gets struck on the pads. The Indians appeal and seem to try everything to get a wicket, even convince the umpire. But, they fail to convince him this time. 219/1

77.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, Cook comes forward and drives it sedately to the covers. 219/1

77.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook chips down and Ashwin quickens the pace and drops it short, Cook pushes the ball gently to the off side. 219/1

77.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on the stumps, Cook defends it back to Ashwin. 219/1

76.6 Z Khan to Trott, Full and at a friendly pace on off, Trott comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 219/1

76.5 Z Khan to Trott, A fullish delivery on and around off, driven down to mid on. 219/1

76.4 Z Khan to Trott, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven nicely, but straight to extra cover. 219/1

76.3 Z Khan to Trott, A good length delivery on off, patted back on to the pitch by Trott. 219/1

76.2 Z Khan to Trott, Goes back over the wicket and bowls it full on the stumps, Trott pushes it back to Zaheer. 219/1

76.1 Z Khan to Trott, Angles it into the pads on a shortish length. Trott misses his nudge and gets struck on the thigh pad. 219/1

75.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off and middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 219/1

75.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, driven down to mid on and Trott sets off for a quick single. 219/1

75.4 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 218/1

75.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott advances down the track, outside the off stump and pushes the ball to the off side. 218/1

75.2 Ashwin to Trott, Turn and bounce. Loopy delivery lands outside off and comes back in to strike Trott outside the line of off stump as he comes well forward. Ashwin and Dhoni appeal in vain. 218/1

75.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on off stump, flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 218/1

74.6 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer comes over the wicket to the English skipper and bowls it full outside off. The ball reverses in but is still just outside the off stump and Cook leaves it alone. 218/1

74.5 Z Khan to Trott, Gets the ball to shape in nicely from outside off to off. Trott comes half forward and flicks the ball to wide mid on for a single. First runs of the bat in the day. 218/1

74.4 Z Khan to Trott, Pushes it a bit wider outside off, Trott lets it through to Dhoni. 217/1

74.3 Z Khan to Trott, A fullish delivery on off stump, Trott pushes the ball to the covers off the front foot. 217/1

74.2 Z Khan to Trott, Angles this ball in, towards the pads on a good length. Trott gets behind the movement and taps it down on the leg side. 217/1

74.1 Z Khan to Trott, Comes around the wicket right away and bowls a good length delivery just outside off, Trott comes half forward and defends the ball to the off side. 217/1

Zaheer Khan will start off from the other end.

73.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes well forward and blocks the ball with a straight bat back on to the pitch. 217/1

73.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Pushed outside the off stump, Cook lets it through. 217/1

73.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes around the wicket to Cook and flights it outside off, Cook pushes it back to the bowler. 217/1

73.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Turns into the pads and hits them as the ball rolls away towards square leg for a leg bye. 217/1

73.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off stump, driven straight to short mid on. 216/1

73.1 R Ashwin to Trott, A good flighted delivery, spins into off stump, Trott comes nicely forward and defends. 216/1

The Indians are looking fresh today and walk out to the field and Dhoni is pepping his team up through a worked up team huddle. The English batsmen walk out to the middle very calmly. It will be Trott who will face Ashwin. A slip and forward short leg in place.

Pitch - The cracks on the pitch still look intact and shouldn't bother the batsmen much today. However, getting a lead will be top priority for the Poms as the cracks could open up tomorrow.

India need to weather the storm that is looming over them. If they don't pick up quick wickets in the first session today, they could enter right into the eye of the storm. Their spinners did not bother the English batsmen much and their pacers couldn't trouble them in spite of drawing some reverse with the older ball. They can now wait for the second new ball which will be due after seven overs.

The English top order have out-shone the Indian top order amassing more than 200 runs on day 2 and trampling India right against the wall. Cook has continued his prominence by scoring yet another hundred and threatens to carry on to score more. Trott has hit some form after having a lean first two Tests. We all know what follows after this pair.

All the Indian festivals for this year are over and there doesn't seem any reason for celebration through a good performance by the Indian cricket team. However, England seem to celebrate Christmas a couple of weeks earlier as their cricket team look to rout India in their backyard. Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 3 of the third Test between the two teams at Eden Gardens.

However, the Indians need not lose hope as they could look back to the Test against South Africa on this very ground where the Proteas were 218/1 and slipped to 296 all out. The bowling attack back then in 2010 was much better though, for the Indians. However, the English batsmen are in some good form as well. So, it will be a tough task for the hosts. Join us tomorrow for the coverage of day 3 at 9.00 a.m. IST. Until then, goodbye!

The Indian bowlers were left clue less as they tried everything on a flat deck. Dhoni will be utterly disappointed that his batsmen could not grab a good opportunity to put up a huge score. It seems like the Englishmen could do just that as they come out to bat on day 3.

It has been a fabulous day for the Poms, led by a fine example set by captain Cook who will resume tomorrow on 136. Compton backed him well and got a decent half century to take England into a commanding position at the end of day 2.

72.6 Z Khan to Cook, A good in swinging delivery off a fullish delivery, Cook comes well forward and defends the ball solidly back past the non-striker and to mid on to end the second day's play. 216/1

72.5 Z Khan to Trott, A yorker outside off stump, dug out and guided down to third man for a single. England trail by just 100 runs now. 216/1

72.4 Z Khan to Trott, A good line and length delivery just outside off stump, Trott gets behind it and pushes the ball to the covers. 215/1

72.3 Z Khan to Trott, Angles it into the stumps, Trott gets his feet out of the way and pushes the ball to mid on. 215/1

72.2 Z Khan to Trott, Zaheer comes around the wicket and pushes the ball outside the off stump, Trott leaves it alone. 215/1

72.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off, Cook guides the ball to point and picks up a single to bring up the 50-run stand between these two. 215/1

Cook was born in 1984, the year in which England won a Test series in India the last time. Moreover, he was born on 25th December, a more than decent Christmas gift for ECB.

71.6 I Sharma to Trott, A fullish delivery just outside off, left alone. 214/1

71.5 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball which comes in to the batsman. Trott leaves the ball and it goes past the off stump yet again. Either is a very good judge of the movement or he is lucky. 214/1

71.4 I Sharma to Trott, Short and wide outside the off stump, Trott tries to cut and chops it down right beside him. 214/1

71.3 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball, just outside off, Trott gets across and defends it back to the bowler. 214/1

71.2 I Sharma to Trott, Close! Lands it just outside the off stump and gets it to shape in considerably. Trott opts to leave it alone and the ball nearly shaves the off stump. 214/1

71.1 I Sharma to Trott, Ishant Sharma comes into the attack and bowls a short one to Trott. He gets well under it as the ball passes over his body. 214/1

70.6 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up to the bat just outside off, Cook goes for a drive but inside edges the ball on to the pitch. 214/1

70.5 Z Khan to Trott, Comes around the wicket to Trott and angles this one down the leg side, he flicks it easily down to fine leg and takes a single. 214/1

70.4 Z Khan to Cook, A good inswinging delivery there. Cook is forced to close the face of the bat as the ball goes to deep square leg for a single. 213/1

70.3 Z Khan to Cook, This one goes the other way as Zaheer lands it on a length just outside off. Cook chooses to shoulder arms to that one. 212/1

70.2 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish delivery on off stump, Cook watches the movement carefully and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 212/1

70.1 Z Khan to Cook, A good length ball, comes in slightly towards off stump, Cook opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball to point. 212/1

The Indian spinners have bowled alarmingly quickly. We might have a couple of extra overs if they continue this way. Or maybe not, Zaheer Khan comes in to bowl now.

69.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow and loopy outside off stump, defended off the front foot. 212/1

69.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted on off and just outside, defended back to Ojha. 212/1

69.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook sweeps with control and plays the ball down to deep square leg for one run. 212/1

69.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on off, pushed back to Ojha. 211/1

69.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow, tossy delivery outside off, defended to the covers. 211/1

69.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted on off stump, Trott drives the ball to wide mid on, beating the short mid on fielder and picks up an easy single. 211/1

68.6 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes far across to the off stump. Ojha spots this and darts one on the leg stump line. Cook can't get bat on the ball as it goes to Dhoni past the leg stump. 210/1

68.5 P Ojha to Cook, Comes forward and pushes the ball to point. 210/1

68.4 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 210/1

68.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted delivery just outside off, Trott drives to wide mid off and takes a quick single. Ishant Sharma hits the stumps to his astonishment hits the stumps dwon but Trott was in. 210/1

68.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it outside the off stump, pushed to point, can't get the single. 209/1

68.1 P Ojha to Trott, This one turns, lands on just outside off and spins away. Trott comes forward to defend but is beaten. 209/1

67.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Head on top of the bat handle, Cook comes nicely forward and pats the ball back to Ashwin who surprisingly hasn't bowler a bad ball in this over. 209/1

67.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler. 209/1

67.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes forward and pushes the ball to the on side sedately. 209/1

67.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on middle, Cook pushes the ball towards the non-striker, Ashwin gets a hand to it and the ball rolls away. Cook turns down the single. 209/1

67.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook is playing for stumps it seems. Defends it back to Ashwin once again. 209/1

67.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted delivery on off, pushed back to Ashwin. 209/1

66.6 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up outside off, Trott comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 209/1

66.5 P Ojha to Trott, Slow and outside off stump, Trott shoulders arms. 209/1

66.4 P Ojha to Trott, Full just outside off, driven to short extra cover. 209/1

66.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, blocked off the front foot once again. 209/1

66.2 P Ojha to Trott, Loopy on off, pushed back to Ojha. 209/1

66.1 P Ojha to Trott, A flat delivery just outside off, pushed to the covers off the back foot. 209/1

65.6 R Ashwin to J Trott, Fullish on off, Trott drives the ball to deep mid on and picks up a single. 209/1

65.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Quick and flat outside off, Trott goes across with his back foot and pushes the ball towards point. 208/1

65.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow off spinner just outside off stump, Trott defends it dead back into the wicket. 208/1

65.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off and middle, Trott drives it to mid on. 208/1

65.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Quicker and fuller on off, pushed back again to the bowler. 208/1

65.1 R Ashwin to Trott, A slow loopy delivery, defended back to Ashwin. 208/1

64.6 P Ojha to Cook, Leg stump line again, Cook comes forward and across at first and then goes back to the leg stump to turn the ball to square leg nicely. 208/1

64.5 P Ojha to Cook, Spins into the middle and leg stump line and Cook flicks it away to mid-wicket. 208/1

64.4 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it further into the pads, worked away through square leg for one. 208/1

64.3 P Ojha to Trott, Stays back to this quicker delivery on the stumps, defended from within the crease. 207/1

64.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up outside off stump, defended to the covers. 207/1

64.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in to the off stump, defended to the off side with an angled bat. 207/1

63.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes well forward to this loopy delivery and pats it to the off side. 207/1

63.5 R Ashwin to Trott, A quick off spinner, turns into off stump and stays low. Trott stays on his back foot and defends it nicely in the end to the leg side and picks up a single too. 207/1

63.4 R Ashwin to Trott, A flatter off spinner just outside off, Trott gets across and pats it back to Ashwin. 206/1

63.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up just outside off, defended to the covers with an angled bat. 206/1

63.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off and middle, driven down to long on for a single. Cook is just milking the Indian bowlers for easy singles. 206/1

63.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow, flighted delivery on off stump, presents a dead defensive bat to that one. 205/1

62.6 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Second time he has done this! A flighted delivery on middle, Trott lifts his back leg, transfers the weight on to his front and flicks the ball through mid-wicket to fine the fence. 205/1

62.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it and angles it in to the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 201/1

62.4 P Ojha to Trott, Pitched up outside off stump, Trott drives but can't beat extra cover. 201/1

62.3 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the leg stump, Trott turns it around but straight to mid-wicket. 201/1

62.2 P Ojha to Trott, Fullish on the off stump, defended back to Ojha. 201/1

62.1 P Ojha to Trott, Short, slow and wide, cut away, but straight to point, can't find the gap there Trott. 201/1

61.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Cook comes well forward and defends the ball to the on side. 201/1

61.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off and middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 201/1

61.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off again, Cook opens the face and pushes the ball to the covers. 201/1

61.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off stump, Cook comes forward and defends. 201/1

61.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Flat off spinner on the pads, Trott nudges it away easily and gets off strke with a single down to deep square leg. 201/1

61.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish delivery on the stumps, driven down to long on for a single to bring up the 200 of the innings after losing just one wicket. 200/1

60.6 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Impressive! Tossed up on off, Trott waits for the ball to land and drives it through mid-wicket for his first boundary. The butterflies in his stomach would have settled with that shot. 199/1

60.5 P Ojha to Trott, Quick and full on the off stick, defended back to Ojha. 195/1

60.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flat one spinning away from the off stump, Trott punches it to point. 195/1

60.3 P Ojha to Cook, Turns in towards the middle stump, turned away past leg slip for a single. 195/1

60.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up outside off, Cook edges his defensive stroke to backward point. 194/1

60.1 P Ojha to Cook, A flighted delivery just outside off, Cook comes forward and defends. 194/1

59.6 R Ashwin to Trott, The straighter one outside the off stump, Trott tries to drive anticipating the ball to turn in and is beaten. 194/1

59.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Shortish outside off stump, Cook cuts it and beats a diving Ishant at backward point. The ball goes to deep point for one. 194/1

59.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Off spinner on the leg stump, worked away to fine leg for a single. 193/1

59.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Off spinner outside the off stump, Trott leaves it alone. 192/1

59.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Quicker and flatter on the stumps, defended off the back foot back to Ashwin. 192/1

59.1 R Ashwin to Cook, NOT OUT! Tossed up outside off, Cook drives it nicely to the covers. He sets off for the run and Sachin hits the stumps down at the non-strker's end. The umpires go to the third umpire and Cook is well in. 192/1

Appeal for a run out/

58.6 P Ojha to Trott, Trott lunges forward to this loopy delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 191/1

58.5 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted slowly on middle and off, Trott goes for the inside out drive but finds an inside edge and the ball rolls away back on to the pitch. 191/1

58.4 P Ojha to Trott, Trott goes down to sweep and gets struck on his pads, Dhoni appeals alone but the ball was clearly going down the leg side. 191/1

58.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flatter in trajectory on middle and leg, pushed to mid on off the back foot. 191/1

58.2 P Ojha to Trott, Slow delivery, angled in to the pads, defended to forward short leg off the front foot. 191/1

58.1 P Ojha to Trott, Pushes it quicker and fuller on off and middle, pushed back to Ojha by Trott. 191/1

57.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Good delivery on off stump, Cook comes forward and plays it down to forward short leg. 191/1

57.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Floats it up on off stump, Cook pushes the ball to the covers. 191/1

57.4 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss on the stumps, Cook just flicks it away to the mid on fence without much trouble. 191/1

57.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off, Cook comes forward and defends firmly to the covers. 187/1

57.2 R Ashwin to Cook, A slow loopy delivery on middle and off, jabbed back into the wicket. 187/1

57.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Full delivery on off stump, pushed back to Ashwin. 187/1

56.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up outside off, Trott drives and Gambhir dives at short extra cover to turn the over into a maiden. 187/1

56.5 P Ojha to Trott, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 187/1

56.4 P Ojha to Trott, Ojha angles it into the line of the stumps and Trott defends again. 187/1

56.3 P Ojha to Trott, Looped up on off stump, Trott pushes it back to Ojha. 187/1

56.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flatter delivery just outside off, patted away to point. 187/1

56.1 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up slowly to the bat, driven to mid on. 187/1

In the first hour of the third session India have picked up the wicket of Compton who made a good half century. However, England remain on top with Cook still in there as the umpires call for drinks.

55.6 Z Khan to Cook, Full delivery outside off, Cook takes his front foot across and pats the ball to the covers. 187/1

55.5 Z Khan to Cook, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Cook gets behind it and defends. 187/1

55.4 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Class! Pitched up outside off, Cook plays an elegant cover drive as the fielders watch the ball pass through the infield. 187/1

55.3 Z Khan to Cook, Gets this length ball to nip in towards off stump. Cook gets his foot forward and the ball hits it. Zaheer appeals but in vain as Cook is struck outside the line of off stump. 183/1

55.2 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery, just outside off, defended from within the crease. 183/1

55.1 Z Khan to A Cook, Short and wide outside the off stump, Cook cuts it nicely to the point fence and picks up a couple of runs as Ishant Sharma puts in a dive and pulls the ball back. 183/1

54.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up slowly on off, driven down to mid off, no run available. 181/1

54.5 P Ojha to J Trott, Quicker through the air and fuller, Trott defends to forward short leg. 181/1

54.4 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up on off stump, Trott offers a dead bat and defends it back on to the pitch. 181/1

54.3 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Tickled away! Angles it into the pads, Trott helps it away down to the fine leg fence. Anything that beats the infield will go to the boundary, the out field is very fast. 181/1

54.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted on off stump, defended to silly point. 177/1

54.1 P Ojha to A Cook, Tossed up outside off stump, Cook drives the ball to long on for one to get Trott on strike for the first time since he comes in. 177/1

53.6 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up on off stump, Cook drives it past Zaheer and Tendulkar at mid off dives to his left to keep the batsmen down to just one. 176/1

53.5 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Smack! Short and wide by Zaheer, Cook cuts it in usual fashion to the point fence with a lot of authority. 175/1

53.4 Z Khan to A Cook, A short and wide delivery outside the off stump, Cook gets a bottom edge to first slip on the bounce. 171/1

53.3 Z Khan to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 171/1

53.2 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Helped away! A poor short one by Zaheer once again and Cook helps it down to the fine leg fence. Yuvraj puts in a dive but can't keep his legs inside the ropes and concedes a boundary. 171/1

53.1 Z Khan to A Cook, Zaheer comes into the attack and bowls a short delivery which Cook pulls to deep square leg for a couple of runs as Yuvraj comes around and makes a fine stop. 167/1

Jonathan Trott makes his way out tot he crease.

52.6 P Ojha to Compton, OUT! Compton goes after a good innings! Ojha bowls it slow and gets it to drift on to the off stick. Compton gets down to play a fine sweep and the ball hits his pads. Ojha and the rest of the close in fielders appeal. Rod Tucker shakes his head at first and changes his decision soon after that to send Compton back. He has played a much improved and a gutsy innings. Replays show that Compton had got a glove before the ball hit the pad, unlucky for him. 165/1

52.5 P Ojha to Compton, FOUR! Very Laxman-like! Flighted on the stumps, Compton chips down and plays a lovely on drive between mid-wicket and mid on to the fence. 165/0

52.4 P Ojha to Cook, Full on the stumps, driven down to long on for a single. 161/0

52.3 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Luck going England's way too! A tossed up delivery on the pads, Cook gets a thick inside edge on the sweep and the ball races away to the fine leg fence. 160/0

52.2 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 156/0

52.1 P Ojha to Cook, Comes well forward to this tossed up delivery and defends. 156/0

51.6 R Ashwin to Compton, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery 156/0

Captain Cook has got to his 23rd Test hundred. His run of excellent form continues against the low-balled Indian team who have no clue how to get his wicket. He was dropped by Pujara and expect no more chances from this bloke. It is his fifth hundred against India, his highest against any team going past his four against the Windies. He also has the highest Test hundreds for any English batsman.

51.5 R Ashwin to Cook, There it is! Cook gets to his hundred with a fine sweep down towards fine leg for a three runs. 156/0

51.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes forward and plays it away to the covers. 153/0

51.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 153/0

51.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Ojha drops the length, seeing Compton advance, he adjusts well and plays it towards mid off for one. 153/0

51.1 R Ashwin to Compton, A loopy delivery angled into the batsman, he stays back and pushes it back to Ojha. 152/0

50.6 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the pads, driven straight to mid-wicket. 152/0

50.5 P Ojha to Cook, Comes forward to the pitch of the ball on leg stump and flicks it to mid-wicket. 152/0

50.4 P Ojha to Cook, Drifts into the pads and Cook plays it down to forward short leg. 152/0

The 150-run stand comes up.

50.3 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Dismissed! Full on off and middle, Cook comes half forward and plays a flicky sweep with the help of his wrists to the mid-wicket fence to move on to 98. 152/0

50.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, turned away to mid-wicket. 148/0

50.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it up slowly outside the off stump, defended to the covers. 148/0

Ojha replaces Ishant Sharma.

49.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Flighted just outside off stump, defended back to the bowler. 148/0

49.5 R Ashwin to A Cook, Angles it into the stumps, Cook punches it to long on off his back foot for one. 148/0

49.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Looped up outside off, Cook drives the ball straight to the cover fielder. 147/0

49.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Comes down the track and punches it to mid on to pick up a quick single. 147/0

49.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Tosses it outside the off stump, Compton takes his front foot way forward and leaves the ball. 146/0

49.1 R Ashwin to Compton, A flighted delivery just outside off, Compton stays back and defends. 146/0

48.6 I Sharma to Cook, Fifth one in the over! Cook should have gone for a six on six! He shoulders arms to this length delivery outside the off stump to end the over. 146/0

48.5 I Sharma to Cook, The leave is back! Angles it across Cook who goes back to his leaving ways. 146/0

48.4 I Sharma to Cook, No, it won't! Good length delivery on off stump, defended to the off side quietly. 146/0

48.3 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off, left alone by Cook. Will this be 6 out of 6 leaves in this over? 146/0

48.2 I Sharma to Cook, Pitches it up and angles the ball outside the off stump, Cook is not interested to play at that one either. 146/0

48.1 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes that way outside the off stump, Cook would have had to play with two bats to reach to that one, and thus, leaves it alone. 146/0

47.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Lunges well forward and dead bats this loopy delivery back on to the pitch. 146/0

47.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Floated up on off, pushed back to Ashwin. 146/0

47.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton sees the flight outside the off stump and jumps out of the crease. He ends up defending it back to Ashwin. 146/0

47.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Drifts in with the flight on to middle, Cook turns it past mid-wicket for one more single. 146/0

47.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Drifts on to the pads, allows Compton to nudge it away to deep square leg and pick up a run. 145/0

47.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Tosses it up on middle, defended back to Ashwin. 144/0

46.6 I Sharma to Cook, Fullish just outside off stump, Cook drives nicely but finds cover. 144/0

46.5 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Cracked away! Short and wide and Cook cuts it towards the third man fence. It is one of his favourite shots. 144/0

46.4 I Sharma to Cook, Length ball on leg stump, flicked away to mid-wicket. 140/0

Compton has got to his first landmark in Test cricket, his first Test fifty. He has looked calm and solid all through this innnings. He should try to convert it into a maiden hundred.

46.3 I Sharma to N Compton, Short delivery on Compton's body, he pulls it to deep square leg for a single to bring up his fifty. 140/0

46.3 I Sharma to Compton, NO BALL! Back of a length just outside off, Compton gets across and dabs it to the covers. 139/0

46.2 I Sharma to Compton, Pitched up outside the off stump, left alone by Compton. 138/0

46.1 I Sharma to Compton, That is the first bouncer bowled by the Indians in this innings. Compton did not expect that as he ducked under it in a hurry as the ball passed through to the keeper. 138/0

45.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Similar story once again, defended off the front foot back to the bowler. 138/0

45.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on the stumps, pushed back to Ashwin. 138/0

45.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Gets low and forward on the front foot to defend it back to Ashwin. 138/0

45.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, patted away to the covers. 138/0

45.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 138/0

45.1 R Ashwin to Cook, A flighted delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 138/0

Cook goes past 7000 runs and becomes the youngest player to do so in Tests, going past Sachin Tendulkar. He has achieved this feat in 151 Test innings.

44.6 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up outside off, Cook goes forward and drives the ball past cover and point and picks up three runs. 138/0

44.5 I Sharma to Cook, A short of a length delivery just outside off, defended with an open face to point. 135/0

44.4 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Bang! Short and wide, Cook leans back and slaps it towards Sehwag who doesn't get anything on it and the ball goes straight through him to the cover fence. 135/0

44.3 I Sharma to Cook, A length ball across Cook, he watches it pass through to the keeper. 131/0

44.2 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery on off, Cook stands tall and punches the ball to mid-wicket. 131/0

44.1 I Sharma to Cook, A wide back of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone by Cook. 131/0

43.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Gets behind the line of that one by moving across and defends it back to Ashwin. 131/0

43.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Beaten! A tossed up delivery outside off, holds it line as Compton plays for the turns and misses. 131/0

43.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton gets down and plays a lap sweep down to fine leg and picks up a couple. 131/0

43.3 R Ashwin to A Cook, Flighted on off, Cook pushes the ball to mid off. The sub, Vijay throws wildly, luckily no overthrows are conceded. 129/0

43.2 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has punched that ball through the offside. 128/0

43.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Spins it into the pads, worked away by Compton to the leg side for a single. 128/0

Ashwin to get a change of ends.

42.6 I Sharma to A Cook, A fraction short outside the off stump, cut away without much timing to point. 127/0

42.5 I Sharma to Cook, A tight line and length on off stump, Cook gets behind it and defends to the off side. 127/0

42.4 I Sharma to Compton, Fullish outside off, Compton comes forward and drives it to wide mid off for a single. 127/0

42.3 I Sharma to Compton, A good length delivery on off, defended off the back foot by Compton. 126/0

42.3 I Sharma to Compton, NO BALL! FOUR! Unintentional! Short and room outside off stump, Compton goes back and across and cuts it as it goes off a thick outside edge to the third man fence. 126/0

42.2 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball in line with the stumps, Compton stays in the crease and defends it right under the line of his eyes to the on side. 121/0

42.1 I Sharma to Compton, Starts off with a short and wide delivery outside off, Compton chases it and tries to cut it, manages to play it to the cover fielder. He shouldn't throw it away with a lapse of concentration. 121/0

Welcome back to the third session as the tired Indian fielders have made their way out after a brief huddle and the English batsmen follow them, oozing in confidence. The bowlers will try to take a wicket as soon as play resumes because the concentration should not be at its greatest level after a break. Compton will face Ishant Sharma, 10-4-16-0 as we enter the third session.

Cook is closing in on his third hundred in this series and it doesn't look like there is anything stopping him from getting there. Compton has looked assured against spin as he used his feet pretty regularly and to good effect. The Indian bowlers will need to plan something better in the final session or else England could run away with the game. Do join us for the 3rd session in a bit.

It was all Cook and Compton in the second session as the pair consolidated further by adding 99 runs. The Indian bowlers were left answer less while the two batsmen took the attack, especially to the Indian spin duo of Ashwin and Ojha.

41.6 P Ojha to Cook, Pushed through quicker on off, pushed back to the bowler. That will be Tea on day 2. 121/0

41.5 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 121/0

41.4 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes well forward and pushes the ball back to Ojha. 121/0

41.3 P Ojha to Compton, Length ball on off, Compton punches it nicely through mid-wicket off the back foot and the batsmen run hard to pick up three runs. 121/0

41.2 P Ojha to Cook, Cook gets well across the off stump and Ojha darts it towards the leg stump, he adjusts well and nudges it towards fine leg for a single. 118/0

41.1 P Ojha to Compton, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 117/0

40.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Drops a tad short, Cook cuts but can't beat backward point. 116/0

40.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Works it down to square leg, no run. 116/0

Ravi Shastri on air reckons that Cook will become a master chef after the end of this series. As exaggeratedly metaphoric as one can get.

40.4 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 116/0

40.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on off, patted back to Ashwin off the front foot. 116/0

40.2 R Ashwin to A Cook, Short outside off, cut away to backward point. 116/0

40.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted just outside off, defended back to the bowler. 116/0

39.6 P Ojha to Compton, Flatter and straightening off the strip, Compton turns it down to forward short leg. 116/0

39.5 P Ojha to Compton, Comes well forward to this loopy delivery and blocks the ball. 116/0

39.4 P Ojha to Cook, Cook gets down and goes across with his front leg to sweep this one to fine leg for a single. 116/0

39.3 P Ojha to Compton, Compton has used his feet well today and continues doing so as he comes down and drives it to long on for one. 115/0

39.2 P Ojha to Compton, Pushed through quicker on off stump, Compton pushes it back to Ojha. 114/0

39.1 P Ojha to Cook, Turns in towards off stump from a length, Cook tucks it away to deep square leg for a single. 114/0

38.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Floated up on off stump, Compton pats it back to Ashwin. 113/0

38.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Shortish outside off stump, pushed to point off the back foot. 113/0

38.4 R Ashwin to Compton, On the pads, worked away to square leg. 113/0

38.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Flatter and quicker outside off stump, Compton comes across and defends it back on to the pitch. 113/0

38.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Flighted on off, defended back to Ashwin. 113/0

38.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off and Cook plays that awesome drive once again. Ojha from deepish cover gives it a chase but can't prevent the batsmen from taking three runs. 113/0

37.6 P Ojha to Compton, Angles it into the pads, Compton tries to work it around the corner, can't beat short fine leg though. 110/0

37.5 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler. 110/0

37.4 P Ojha to Cook, Shortish again outside off, Cook pushes it between cover and point for a single. 110/0

37.3 P Ojha to Compton, Short outside off, punched away to deep cover point for a single. 109/0

37.2 P Ojha to Compton, FOUR! Glanced! On the pads and Compton helps it away to the fine leg boundary. Easily done! 108/0

37.1 P Ojha to Compton, Dances down the track, Compton and pushes the ball to the covers. 104/0

36.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Only two players involved in the game for three balls now, the batsman and the bowler. Flighted up on off, Cook pushes it back to Ashwin for the third consecutive time. 104/0

36.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on off stump, defended back to Ashwin once again. 104/0

36.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Flatter delivery on the off stump, defended back to Ashwin. 104/0

36.3 R Ashwin to A Cook, FOUR! Leaves everyone speechless! Over pitches slightly and Cook drives it through the covers for a good looking boundary. 104/0

36.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Gets this one to go on with the arm and the ball jams between pad and bat together. Ashwin is excited and appeals optimistically. 100/0

36.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, left alone by Cook. 100/0

The openers have brought up the 100-run stand and what a foundation they are laying for the following batsmen.

35.6 P Ojha to Compton, FOUR! Lovely shot! Shortish outside off stump, Compton goes back and punches it firmly past point to bring up the 100 of the innings in some classy style. 100/0

35.5 P Ojha to Compton, Compton comes forward once again and pushes the ball back to Ojha. 96/0

35.4 P Ojha to Compton, Tosses it up outside off, Compton pushes the ball to the covers. 96/0

Some issue with the ball there. The Indians have shown the ball to the umpire. The ball doesn't get through the tool the umpires use to check the shape of the ball. This calls for a change of ball. Will the new ball get some luck for the hosts? We will find out soon once we resume after this slight hold up in play.

35.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, Cook sweeps it to deeep square leg for a single. 96/0

35.2 P Ojha to Cook, Turns it into the off stump, turned down to forward short leg. 95/0

35.1 P Ojha to Cook, Pushes it outside the off stump, left alone by Cook. 95/0

34.6 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 95/0

34.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow flight on the stumps, turned down in front of forward short leg. 94/0

34.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket once again. 94/0

34.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it and drifts it into the pads, Cook flicks the ball to mid-wicket. 94/0

34.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy outside the off stump, Cook pats it back to Ashwin. 94/0

34.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin bowls it quicker through the air and lands it on off, Cook turns it around to the forward short leg fielder. 94/0

33.6 P Ojha to Compton, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 94/0

33.5 P Ojha to Compton, Pushes it quicker and Comton gets forward and defends. 94/0

33.4 P Ojha to Cook, Sweeps once again, in the same direction. But, this time he picks up just a single. 94/0

33.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off, Cook sweeps and gets it to the right of the deep square leg fielder. He comes back for a couple. 93/0

33.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it outside the off stump, Cook gets across and comes forward as he defends. 91/0

33.1 P Ojha to N Compton, Flighted on off, Compton uses his feet and gets down the track as he drives it to wide mid on for one. 91/0

32.6 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Well timed! Fullish outside off, Cook leans forward and drives it through the covers to pick up a boundary off the last ball of the over. 90/0

32.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, Cook gets nicely low and forward, gets his bat in front of the pad and defends neatly. 86/0

32.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off, Cook lunges forward and defends the ball to the off side. 86/0

32.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook stays back this time and dabs the ball to backward point. 86/0

32.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and pushes it back to Ashwin. 86/0

32.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flatter delivery on the stumps, turned down to forward short leg. 86/0

31.6 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has played the paddle sweep. The batsmen have run through for a single 86/0

31.5 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted up on off, Compton drives it to mid off. Zaheer is slow off the blocks as the English batsmen pick up a quick single. 85/0

31.4 P Ojha to Compton, Compton chips down the track and pushes it back to Ojha. 84/0

31.3 P Ojha to Compton, Floated up on off and middle, Compton defends it back to Ojha. 84/0

31.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off, Cook sweeps it down to square leg for a single. 84/0

31.1 P Ojha to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 83/0

30.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Flighted outside off, Cook comes forward and pushes the ball to mid off. Compton is in trouble as he runs to the striker's end. However, Yuvraj's throw is a wild one, beats the keeper and first slip and gives four extra runs to the English total. 83/0

30.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Angled into the pads, Cook turns it down to leg slip where Kohli does well to stop the ball. 78/0

30.4 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has worked it off his pads behind square. Good effort by the fielder to save runs for his team. 78/0

30.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton comes forward and pats the ball to the on side. He charges of for the run and nearly collides with his captain. Ojha, at square leg doesn't throw at all. There could have been a chance there. 78/0

30.2 R Ashwin to Compton, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 77/0

30.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Ashwin bowls from around the wicket and bowls a flighted ball on the stumps, Compton goes for the sweep and the ball hits the pads after which it lobs to silly point. The fielders appeal but the umpire reckons that it was pitched outside the leg stump. 77/0

Ashwin replaces Zaheer now.

29.6 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on the leg stump, Cook turns it down to mid-wicket, no run. 77/0

29.5 P Ojha to Cook, Flatter and angled across the off stump, Cook goes back and tries to cut. The ball goes just above the edge of the bat through to Dhoni. 77/0

29.4 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up outside off, thinks of the sweep but decides to defend it by coming half forward to the off side. 77/0

29.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook gets down on his knee and plays a lap sweep down to fine leg for a couple of runs. Cook now becomes the highest run getter against India in India as an English captain. 77/0

29.2 P Ojha to Compton, Angles it in to the pads, Compton nudges it towards square leg and picks up a single. 75/0

29.1 P Ojha to Compton, Compton chips down the track and seeing this Ojha drops the length short at around 90 kph. Compton defends it to the off side. 74/0

28.6 Z Khan to Cook, This one comes in towards off stump off a good length and Cook is up to the task as he comes well across and forward to defend this to the off side. 74/0

28.5 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, Cook stays in his crease and defends the ball to the covers. 74/0

28.4 Z Khan to Cook, This one moves away after pitching on a fullish length just outside off stump, Cook doesn't play at this one either. 74/0

28.3 Z Khan to Cook, Pushes it wider outside off stump, Cook doesn't offer a shot to that one. 74/0

28.2 Z Khan to Cook, Swings it in to the pads and Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. 74/0

28.1 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish delivery just outside off, Cook leaves it alone. 74/0

27.6 P Ojha to Compton, Flatter and quicker on the stumps, Compton stays back and pats it back to the bowler. 74/0

27.5 P Ojha to Compton, Comes forward and defends it back to Ojha. 74/0

27.4 P Ojha to Compton, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. 74/0

27.3 P Ojha to Compton, Dances down again, but this time he defends. 74/0

27.2 P Ojha to Compton, SIX! That is a mis timed six. Chips down the track and tries to go inside out over the off side. He gets the ball over the long on fence, however. No idea how it went that far! The risk pays off for Compton. The head and the eye were facing towards extra cover as he played the lofted shot. 74/0

27.1 P Ojha to A Cook, Ojha comes around the wicket and bowls it slowly outside off stump, Cook plays it down with an open face towards point and picks up a quick single as Gambhir mis fields. 68/0

26.6 Z Khan to Compton, Another one outside the off stump, Compton watches it pass through to the keeper. 67/0

26.5 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect. 67/0

26.4 Z Khan to Compton, A good length delivery from around the wicket, angled into the batsman. Compton comes half forward and blocks the ball to the off side. 67/0

26.3 Z Khan to Compton, Angles it across Compton on a fullish length. Compton comes forward and pushes it to the off side. 67/0

Cook continues his good run of form, getting to his 30th Test fifty and his fifth against India to go along with the four centuries he has against them.

26.2 Z Khan to Cook, A fuller delivery just outside off, Cook pushes it into the gap on the off side and picks up a good quick single to bring up his 50. 67/0

26.1 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Good ball, an even better shot! Full delivery on off stump, swings in slightly. Cook punches it down the ground as Zaheer bends slowly to stop the ball, but in vain. Cook has moved on to 49 with that four. 66/0

25.6 P Ojha to Compton, Slow flight on off as Compton charges down the track but ends up pushing it back to Ojha who starts off with a maiden. 62/0

25.5 P Ojha to Compton, Angles it into the pads, Compton turns it around to square leg. 62/0

25.4 P Ojha to Compton, Floated up on off stump, defended to the off side this time off the front foot. 62/0

25.3 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted on the stumps, defended to short mid-wicket. 62/0

25.2 P Ojha to Compton, Bowls it slow again, on the pads, Compton watches it well and defends. 62/0

25.1 P Ojha to Compton, Tosses it up on the stumps, Compton comes forward and pushes it to the on side. 62/0

Pragyan Ojha comes into the attack now.

The England openers have seen through the first hour of play in the second session as the umpires call for a drinks break.

24.6 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up outside off stump, Cook chooses to leave it alone. 62/0

24.5 Z Khan to Cook, Angles it in and gets the ball to shape in as well and Cook flicks it nicely but straight to mid-wicket. 62/0

24.4 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up and pushed straighter on off stump this time, Cook drives it down to mid off. 62/0

24.3 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up just outside off stump, Cook chooses to leave it alone. 62/0

24.2 Z Khan to Cook, Full and wide outside off stump, Cook leans forward and drives it to point where Yuvraj dives to his left and stops the ball and prevents a few runs, possibly a four. 62/0

24.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish length delivery on off stump, defended solidly off the front foot. 62/0

23.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 62/0

23.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and gets an inside edge on to the defensive stroke. The ball takes the inside edge and goes down to the fine leg region for one. 62/0

23.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off, Cook blocks it beside the forward short leg fielder. 61/0

23.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Another slow flighted delivery on off stump, Cook presents the full face of the bat and defends. 61/0

23.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, pushed back to Ashwin off the front foot. 61/0

23.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it on off, Cook pushes the ball to the covers. 61/0

22.6 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish on off stump, Compton gets forward and drives it to mid off. 61/0

22.5 Z Khan to Compton, A good length delivery just outside off, defended off the front foot to the covers. 61/0

22.4 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish delivery, pitched outside the line of leg stump and hits Compton's pads as he tries to flick. The ball does take the inside edge before thudding into the pads. Zaheer gets excited for a moment and appeals and then realises that it can't be given out. 61/0

22.3 Z Khan to Compton, Pitched up just outside off, left alone by Compton. 61/0

22.2 Z Khan to A Cook, Drops it short outside the off stump, Cook cuts it away to third man for a single. 61/0

22.1 Z Khan to Cook, Bowls it full and gets the ball to reverse in. Cook plays a mis timed drive to the cover fielder. 60/0

Zaheer comes back into the attack, replacing Sharma.

21.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Angled into the stumps, Cook turns it past forward short leg for a single. 60/0

21.5 R Ashwin to Cook, This time he defends it cleanly back to Ashwin by coming well forward. 59/0

21.4 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Very fine! Angled into the pads, Cook comes forward to defend. The ball has other ideas as it takes the inside edge and races away to the fine leg fence. 59/0

21.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Quicker on off stump, pushed to the covers. 55/0

21.2 R Ashwin to N Compton, Tossed up outside off, Compton drives it to Zaheer at mid off and sets off for a single. 55/0

21.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Bowls it with some slow flight on off, Compton pushes it back to Ashwin. 54/0

20.6 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Stray on Cook's legs and you will disappear! Ishant follows one bad delivery with another on Cook's pads. He rolls his wrists and drives it through mid-wicket for a lovely boundary. 54/0

20.5 I Sharma to Cook, Sprays this down the leg side, probably the first time Ishant has bowled a real bad delivery. Cook tries to work it away but misses. Would have been a wide in the shorter formats. 50/0

20.4 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball, jags back from off to middle and off. Cook nearly chops it back on to the stumps as he gets his bat down on time. The ball rolls away beside the stumps safely. 50/0

20.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up and angled across Cook. He lets it through to Dhoni. 50/0

20.2 I Sharma to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, Cook opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball to point. 50/0

20.1 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length delivery angled across, Cook shoulders arms to that one. 50/0

19.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton dances down the track this time but can't get to the pitch of the ball and ends up defending it back to Ashwin. 50/0

19.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Gets down on his knee to this flighted delivery on off and sweeps it to deep square leg for one. 50/0

19.4 R Ashwin to Cook, SIX! Cook shows some good use of his boots there! Jumps down the track to this loopy delivery and lifts it with a clean straight bat over the straight boundary for a maximum. Not often that you see Cook hitting a six. 49/0

19.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook gets right behind the line of that one and defends it back to the bowler.. 43/0

19.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up outside off stump, pushed to the covers off the front foot. 43/0

19.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Tossed up outside off and Compton pushes it with soft hands into the covers and sets off for a single. The batsmen nearly came in each other's way but went in different directions avoiding a collision in the end. 43/0

18.6 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball around the off stump, defended by Cook to the covers. 42/0

18.5 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Gorgeous shot! Pitched up outside off stump, Cook gets nicely forward and plays a lovely cover drive and no one moved in the covers. 42/0

18.4 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length delivery on the off stick. Cook stands tall and fends it down on the off side easily. 38/0

In four Tests this year, Sharma has had an average of 122. No fast bowler will be anywhere close to being proud of that statistic.

18.3 I Sharma to Cook, Fullish delivery on the stumps, Cook closes the face nicely and turns the ball to mid on, no run though. 38/0

18.2 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes this wide outside the line of off stump and Cook opts to leave it alone, rightly so. 38/0

18.1 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball landing on middle and going away slightly. Cook stays back and defends it back to Ishant. 38/0

17.6 R Ashwin to N Compton, FOUR! Edged away! This one is flat and goes on with the angle, taking Compton's outside edge and races away to the third man boundary beating Yuvraj's languid chase. 38/0

17.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Pushes this flatter and outside the off stump, Compton pushes the ball to point. 34/0

Ashwin continues around the wicket to Compton as well.

17.4 R Ashwin to A Cook, Ashwin flights it slowly on off and Cook chips down the wicket and drives it to wide mid off for a quick single. 34/0

17.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on middle and off, pushed back to Ashwin. 33/0

17.2 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Breaks the shackles! Cook gets down on his knee and sweeps this by rolling the wrists in front of square for a good boundary. 33/0

17.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it up on off, defended to the off side by Cook. 29/0

Ashwin replaces Zaheer.

16.6 I Sharma to Compton, A straighter delivery just outside off, Compton shoulders arms to the delivery. 29/0

16.5 I Sharma to Compton, Back of a length delivery, comes in once again. Compton leaves this one with more assurance as he watches it pass through. 29/0

16.4 I Sharma to Compton, This one zips in off a good length and Compton shoulders arms to it. Wonder if he knew that it was coming in as the ball passed by pretty closely to the off stump. 29/0

16.3 I Sharma to Compton, Pushes the length fuller on off stump, Compton gets well forward and pushes the ball to the cover region. 29/0

16.2 I Sharma to Compton, A back of a length delivery angled in and straightening off the wicket. Compton tries to punch it off his back foot and gets beaten. 29/0

16.1 I Sharma to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended off the front foot by Compton to mid off. 29/0

15.6 Z Khan to Compton, A fuller length delivery just outside off, Compton opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball towards point for an easy single. 29/0

15.5 Z Khan to Compton, Angles this one across Compton at a fullish length and he watches it through to the keeper. 28/0

15.4 Z Khan to Compton, A tight length ball on middle and leg, Compton gets right behind it and jabs it down on the leg side. 28/0

15.3 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery on the stumps, the ball comes back slightly into Compton who covers the swing well and defends. 28/0

15.2 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer drops this a fraction short outside off and Cook pounces on it as he cuts it to deep backward point to get off strike with a single. 28/0

15.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off, Cook hesitantly drives it to the covers, no run. 27/0

14.6 I Sharma to Compton, Back of a length delivery outside the off stump and Compton shoulders arms to that one. 27/0

14.5 I Sharma to Compton, A fuller length delivery on off, Compton pushes it to the covers. 27/0

14.4 I Sharma to Compton, A good length delivery just outside off, Sharma got that to jag away a bit and Compton left it alone. 27/0

14.3 I Sharma to Compton, A fullish delivery angled into the stumps, Compton turns it down to mid-wicket. 27/0

14.2 I Sharma to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, driven straight to the cover fielder. 27/0

14.1 I Sharma to Compton, Sharma bowls it short and wide outside off, cut away to point, no run. 27/0

13.6 Z Khan to Cook, Similar length delivery on off stump, Cook comes forward this time and defends the ball to the covers. 27/0

13.5 Z Khan to A Cook, DROPPED! Pujara has committed a major sin! A good length delivery on off, Zaheer gets it to straighten off the strip and the ball takes Cook's edge and goes to Pujara at first slip at a low height. He gets his hands to it but spills the ball, a huge miss that. Zaheer is frustrated. Cook can cook your head if you give him any slice of life. 27/0

13.4 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched further up along the same line. Cook, however, is cam enough not to offer a shot to that ball as well. 27/0

13.3 Z Khan to Cook, A back of a length delivery, pushed just outside the off stump, Cook shoulders arms this time. 27/0

13.2 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery, nips back in. Cook comes well forward to get his foot outside the line of off stump and defends it to the off side. 27/0

13.1 Z Khan to Compton, A back of a length delivery on off, comes in slightly. Compton gets an inside edge on to the pad as the ball rolls away to the leg side for a single. 27/0

12.6 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up just outside off stump, Cook comes forward and allows it to go through to Dhoni. 26/0

12.5 I Sharma to Cook, A good tight line this time on off stump, Cook gets well behind this one and taps it to the off side solidly. 26/0

12.4 I Sharma to Cook, A beauty, that! A good length delivery on off, Sharma gets it to shape away nicely. Cook pushes at it tentatively yet again and is beaten as the ball goes past the edge. Good bowling by Sharma here, having the in form English skipper in some trouble. 26/0

12.3 I Sharma to Cook, Lands it on a length on off stump and gets the ball to move away. Cook watchfully lets it through to the keeper. 26/0

12.2 I Sharma to Cook, Angles this length delivery across. Sharma has got Cook guessing. He stays in his crease and has a prod at the angled delivery outside the off stump and gets beaten. 26/0

12.1 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball on the stumps, Cook stays in the crease and defends it tentatively back on to the pitch. 26/0

Ishant Sharma to continue from the other end.

11.6 Z Khan to Compton, Comes back over the wicket and angles a full delivery across Compton. He takes his front foot across and drives the ball crisply, but straight to the cover fielder. 26/0

11.5 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, Compton lunges forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 26/0

11.4 Z Khan to Compton, Pitched up on off and middle, Compton drives the ball back to Zaheer who gathers it at chest height. 26/0

11.3 Z Khan to Compton, Compton rectifies his technique well and comes well forward to this fullish delivery on off stump to push the ball to mid off. 26/0

11.2 Z Khan to Compton, A good reply from Zaheer! Bowls it on a good length just outside off. The ball lands and moves away slightly as Compton pushes at it away from his body and misses. 26/0

11.1 Z Khan to Compton, FOUR! The proceedings are underway with a boundary! Angles it into the pads, Compton flicks it to the square leg fence with ease. 26/0

The players are ready to get this session underway. Zaheer has the ball in his hand and he will bowl to Compton from the Pavilion End and around the wicket. Dhoni continues with pace.

Welcome back for the 2nd session of play on day 2. The English openers have looked good in the 11 overs they faced in the first session. They will try to tackle Ashwin and Ojha solidly. Compton has got a few good starts so far and will look to get a big score while his captain is well known to carry on once he gets a start.

There was just one over of spin which was negotiated easily by Cook and there was hardly any turn visible. The Indian bowlers have their work cut out as they go into lunch. Cook has been in ominous form and it will be a prized wicket if they can get him after the break. Do join us for the 2nd session at 11.40 a.m. local time.

Having dismissed the Indians after the first hour of play, the English openers came out and looked solid with their defense against the seamers. Ishant Sharma bowled a decent first spell, making his comeback into the side.

10.6 I Sharma to Cook, Nice angled delivery on a length and moving across Cook who lets it through once again. The umpires call for lunch on day 2. 22/0

10.5 I Sharma to Cook, This one moves further away as Ishant pitches it on a length outside off and Cook leaves it alone. Dhoni collects it after going a step or two to his left. 22/0

10.4 I Sharma to Cook, Lands it on a length on off and gets the ball to probe away, Cook watches the ball well and shoulders arms. 22/0

10.3 I Sharma to N Compton, A fullish delivery on the stumps, Compton gets a thickish outside edge towards point and rushes through for a quick single. 22/0

10.2 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball just outside off, defended with an open face to point. 21/0

10.1 I Sharma to Compton, Gets some movement straight away! The only problem is that he has pushed it full and well outside off, not enticing enough to make Compton play. 21/0

Ishant Sharma gets a change of ends.

9.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin starts off with a maiden. Tosses it up outside off stump, Cook pushes the ball to the short extra cover fielder. 21/0

9.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it slowly on off stump, Cook gets his foot forward and defends. 21/0

9.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Another shortish delivery just outside off, Cook cuts again and finds Ojha at backward point yet again. 21/0

9.3 R Ashwin to A Cook, Drops short this time outside off, Cook cuts it away to backward point, no run. 21/0

9.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Good flight, drifting in to the leg stump, Cook lunges forward and pats it down to forward short leg. 21/0

9.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it outside off stump, Cook comes forward and defends. 21/0

Spin for the first time in the innings. Ashwin to bowl.

8.6 Z Khan to Compton, Oops... oops... mix-up safe. Full outside off, Compton pushes this down the ground. He sets off for the single but Cook has turned his back on him. He is busy ball-watching when he hears the call. Compton realizes that and scampers back quickly. 21/0

8.5 Z Khan to Compton, Zaheer comes back over the wicket and bowls a length ball on off, Compton comes well forward this time and pushes the ball to the covers. 21/0

8.4 Z Khan to Compton, Angles this one on to the pads, the ball hits the thigh pad and goes to Dhoni behind the stumps. Had the ball got a little more of the thigh, the ball would have gone to the fine leg boundary. 21/0

8.3 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery on off and middle, Compton is not sure whether to come forward or stay back. He comes half forward and that too late. As the ball arrives he defends it right next to his toe. 21/0

8.2 Z Khan to Compton, A good length delivery just outside off, Compton stays back and dabs the ball to the cover region. 21/0

8.1 Z Khan to Compton, Pitches it full outside off stump, Compton drives it straight to mid off. 21/0

7.6 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball angled across Cook who leaves it alone this time. Sharma has had Cook in trouble once again in this over. 21/0

7.5 I Sharma to A Cook, And Sharma squares Cook up once again. A good length ball on off, Cook opens the face at the last moment and plays it down to point. 21/0

7.4 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball on off, Cook stays put and pushes the ball back to Sharma. 21/0

7.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up and angled across Cook, he shoulders arms to the keeper. 21/0

7.2 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Cook stays back and pats it towards point. 21/0

7.1 I Sharma to A Cook, FOUR! Lucky there! A good length ball angled across the batsman. Cook gets an edge on the defensive push and the ball goes between second slip and the gully, to the third man boundary. This shot prompts Dhoni to drop gully back to the third man fence. 21/0

A forward short leg for Cook now. Dhoni is trying to dig deep into Cook's memory.

6.6 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery outside off, Compton leaves it alone to end the over, a maiden. 17/0

6.5 Z Khan to Compton, A good tight line and length on the stumps. Compton gets right behind it and plays it down on to the on side. 17/0

6.4 Z Khan to Compton, More assured by Compton! Fullish delivery just outside off, Compton comes forward and defends to the covers. 17/0

6.3 Z Khan to N Compton, Angles it in to the stumps and gets it to straighten off a length. Compton is squared up as he opens the face of the bat and taps the ball down to gully, not with much control though. 17/0

6.2 Z Khan to Compton, Pushes this wider outside off stump, Compton lets it through to Dhoni. 17/0

6.1 Z Khan to Compton, Zaheer comes around the wicket now to Compton and angles it into the stumps, Compton comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 17/0

5.6 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length just outside off, Cook stands tall, opens the face of the bat and plays it down to point. Sharma has bowled three good deliveries to Cook, can he get him for the seventh time? 17/0

5.5 I Sharma to Cook, A good length delivery on off stump, Cook comes forward and pushes it to mid off. Cook will certainly have it in the back of his mind that Ishant has got him a few times. 17/0

5.4 I Sharma to Cook, And gets him in trouble straight away! Pitches it outside the leg stump and hits Cook on his pads as he tries to punch it through the on side. 17/0

5.3 I Sharma to N Compton, Bowls a short one to Compton who pulls it to fine leg and gets Cook on strike for the first time to Ishant. 17/0

Sharma got Cook four times in India's last tour to England. Overall, he has got him six times.

5.2 I Sharma to Compton, Pitched up outside the off stump, Compton watches it pass through as Dhoni collects the ball behind the stumps. 16/0

5.1 I Sharma to Compton, Bowls a good length delivery just outside off, Compton comes forward and defends it back to Ishant. 16/0

4.6 Z Khan to Cook, Learns and pushes it full and wide outside the off stump, Cook leaves it alone for Dhoni to gather the ball. 16/0

4.5 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Helped away! Khan strays on the pads and Cook gets some bat on it as the ball goes very fine down to the fine leg boundary. Bad line that! 16/0

4.4 Z Khan to Compton, Full delivery outside off, Compton opens the face slightly and drives the ball to deepish point. Ojha there, can't prevent the single. 12/0

4.3 Z Khan to Cook, A back of a length delivery outside off, the ball doesn't bounce much and Cook plays it down towards point for a single by opening the face of the bat. 11/0

4.2 Z Khan to Cook, A good length ball just outside off, Cook shoulders arms to it. 10/0

4.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery, angled into the stumps, Cook comes half forward and pushes it to the covers. He is ensuring that he doesn't get his front foot too far across. 10/0

3.6 I Sharma to Compton, And again! The ball is swinging only as it reaches Dhoni, not when it passes Compton. Length outside off, left alone by Compton. 10/0

3.5 I Sharma to Compton, He is hitting a good length but the line is outside the off stump, making Compton shoulder arms with ease. 10/0

3.4 I Sharma to Compton, A back of a length, further outside the off stump than the previous delivery, Compton walks across and lets it through once again. There is no swing whatsoever for the bowlers. Ishant needs to make the batsman play and not leave the ball. 10/0

3.3 I Sharma to Compton, Pushes this one on a length and a tad outside the off stump, enough for Compton to leave it alone. 10/0

3.2 I Sharma to Compton, Length ball on off, Compton comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to mid off. He takes a step or two thinking that there was a single but goes back instantly. 10/0

3.1 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball just outside off, Compton comes forward and shoulders arms to that one. 10/0

2.6 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Edgy! A good length ball angled in to off stump, Cook plays inside the line and edges the ball past a diving gully fielder and to the third man fence. Zaheer has his tail up in this spell although he is not getting ample swing. 10/0

2.5 Z Khan to Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Cook leaves it alone. Dhoni collects it at head height, that is some carry on an Eden Gardens wicket. 6/0

2.4 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up at 136 kph outside off stump. Cook comes well forward and blocks the ball with a straight bat to the off side. 6/0

2.3 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, Cook gets across with his back foot and defends it to the covers. 6/0

2.2 Z Khan to Cook, Pushes this wide outside the off stump on a length at 137 kph. It has been long since Zaheer has bowled that fast. Cook leaves it alone. 6/0

2.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish length delivery just outside off, Cook comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 6/0

1.6 I Sharma to N Compton, Full on the stumps, Compton gets behind it and drives it straight to mid on. He is looking assured with his footwork. 6/0

1.5 I Sharma to Compton, A back of a length ball on off, pushed into the covers. Compton sets off for a quick single and there is a throw at the striker's end. The ball doesn't hit the stumps and there is no one backing up, allowing an extra run. Two runs added to the total. 6/0

Compton has got some good starts in this series so far. He will look to get one more and convert it this time.

1.4 I Sharma to Compton, A full delivery, just outside off, Compton moves across and defends it back on to the pitch with a straight bat. 4/0

1.3 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball on off, Compton comes well forward this time and defends the ball to mid off neatly. 4/0

1.2 I Sharma to Compton, Goes fuller on the off stump line, Compton comes half forward and pushes the ball to point. 4/0

1.1 I Sharma to Compton, Bowls a back of a length delivery outside off stump, Compton lets it through to Dhoni. 4/0

Ishant Sharma, making his way back into the Indian side, comes on to bowl.

0.6 Z Khan to A Cook, FOUR! First runs for England! Short and wide! Asking to be hit! And hit Cook does, cuts it nicely to the point boundary by rocking on to the back foot. 4/0

0.5 Z Khan to Cook, Goes fuller this time on the off stick, Cook comes half forward and pushes the ball into the covers. Zaheer is trying to get him struck in front. 0/0

0.4 Z Khan to Cook, Back of a length just outside off, Cook stays back and defends it with a straight bat to the off side. 0/0

0.3 Z Khan to Cook, Back of a length outside off, Cook guides it to gully and the fielder throws wildly at the striker's end, no overthrows though. 0/0

0.2 Z Khan to Cook, A good length ball, gets it to come in towards off stump. Cook stays intact in the crease and pushes it to mid off. 0/0

0.1 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer runs in and bowls a straight delivery just outside off on a length, defended to the off side calmly by Cook. 0/0

Commentary (India innings)

110.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Flighted up outside off, Cook drives the ball down to mid off. 310/1

110.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on off stump, Trott flicks it to square leg where Ishant mis fields and concedes an easy single. 310/1

110.4 R Ashwin to J Trott, FOUR! Edged away! Loopy delivery outside off, doesn't spin in much. The ball takes the edge and goes down to the third man boundary as Trott tries to defend. 309/1

110.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow off spinner on off, patted back to Ashwin. 305/1

110.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow flat delivery outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 305/1

110.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it on off, Cook defends to the on side. 304/1

109.6 P Ojha to Trott, Leaves it alone outside the off stump, 304/1

109.5 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in once again on the pads, played down to the on side. 304/1

109.4 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the off stump, Trott defends it back to Ojha. 304/1

109.3 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 304/1

109.2 P Ojha to Trott, Lands it outside off and spins away outrageously, the ball goes through very low as Dhoni has to nearly kiss his boots to collect that one, Trott leaves it alone. 304/1

109.1 P Ojha to Trott, Slow flighted delivery outside off, left alone by Trott. 304/1

108.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter delivery, turning in, Trott turns it around to square leg for one run. 304/1

108.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Lobbed up just outside off, Trott turns it towards mid-wicket. 303/1

108.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Loops it up slowly outside off, Cook plays a drive with a straighter bat this time past point for one. 303/1

108.3 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 302/1

108.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Similar delivery, Cook attempts a similar shot and gets beaten. 302/1

108.1 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Lucky for Cook! Flighted up nicely outside off stump, Cook goes for a booming drive and edges it to the third man fence. 302/1

107.6 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up on off, defended back to the bowler. 298/1

107.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up on off and spins away, Trott is beaten as he tries to defend. 298/1

107.4 P Ojha to Trott, Full on off, driven back to Ojha. 298/1

107.3 P Ojha to Trott, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 298/1

107.2 P Ojha to Trott, Floats it up outside off stump, Trott pats it away to point. 298/1

107.1 P Ojha to Trott, Flights it up outside off, Trott drives it straight to short extra cover. 298/1

106.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it towards off stump, Cook stays back and cuts the ball to backward point. 298/1

106.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott gets down and sweeps it uppishly towards deep square leg which is 10-15 paces in from the boundary. The ball goes to him on the bounce and Trott picks up a single. 298/1

106.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow, flighted up on off, turns in and strikes Trott on his pads outside the off stump. 297/1

106.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on oif, Trott defends off the front foot. 297/1

106.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Off spinner on off, patted back to the bowler by getting behind it. 297/1

106.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Tosses it up on off, Trott defends and inside edges the ball to mid-wicket. 297/1

105.6 P Ojha to Cook, Slides it into the pads, Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. 297/1

105.5 P Ojha to Trott, Comes forward and inside edges the ball to the on side for a single. 297/1

105.4 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up outside off stump, pushed to point off the front foot. 296/1

105.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up outside off, pushed to the covers. 296/1

105.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up slowly on off, driven down to mid off. 296/1

105.1 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up outside off, Trott drives the ball to extra cover. 296/1

As we enter the 2nd session, Dhoni will continue with spin as he hands the ball to Ojha. The only thing Dhoni has done with a lot of vigour today is his inspirational speech he gives to his team mates in the huddles.

Welcome back to the 2nd session of play on day 3. The Indians have continued looking flat after a poor display on day 2. Cook and Trott have strung up a fine 131-runs stand.

Cook is staring at a double hundred while Trott is looking good at the other end playing some crisp strokes after a lean patch in the previous two Tests. Skipper Dhoni's pep talks haven't helped much as the bowlers looked flat except for Ashwin who bowled a decent spell just before lunch. Do join us for the 2nd session of play in a while.

India's miserable story continues as the overnight batsmen stay at the crease at lunch after scoring 80 runs in the 32 overs of play. The tourists trail by just 20 runs now and should take a lead in the next session. Cook was dropped for the second time in this session, this time by Sharma off his own bowling.

104.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Quick and full on the off stick, pushed away to the bowler. That will be lunch on day 3. 296/1

104.5 R Ashwin to Cook, An off spinner again, a bit flatter, Cook cuts it away to backward point. 296/1

104.4 R Ashwin to Cook, A slow off spinner, lands on off and turns away, left alone by Cook. 296/1

104.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Gets down on his knee and sweeps the ball to fine leg for a single. 296/1

104.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off, Cook turns it around the corner towards square leg for one. 295/1

104.1 R Ashwin to Cook, A slow delivery on the stumps, Cook stays back and punches it through mid-wicket for an easy couple of runs. 294/1

Now, it is up to the English batsmen to see off the new ball and counter the Indian spinners well. The Indian bowlers will try to get a few early breakthroughs to rattle the English line up. It won't be an easy task with an in form Cook and Pietersen on this good batting track. Can the Indian bowlers tug the game their way or will the English batsmen take it away from the hosts? We will find out soon as the English first innings starts in a few minutes.

Dhoni and the tail have added 43 more runs, lasting out in the middle for just over an hour. The Indian skipper nurtured the tail decently and got his team over the 300 mark, ending up on 316. He will not be wholesomely happy with the score and would have wanted a score of over 400, knowing very well what the English batsmen are capable of.

104.6 S Finn to Dhoni, OUT! And Dhoni gets a good one to get out to! A spicy short delivery at Dhoni's body. He tries to fend it away by getting into an awkward position but can't keep it down. The ball flies down to gully where Swann takes a fine diving catch to end the Indian innings on 316. 316/10

Dhoni brings up his 27th Test fifty with that bludgeon. He has played well with the tail today.

104.5 S Finn to Dhoni, FOUR! Crashed away! Back of a length outside off, Dhoni stays in the crease and slaps it through the covers for a boundary and to bring up his 50. 316/9

104.4 S Finn to Dhoni, A good length ball on off, Dhoni goes back and across and defends it back on to the pitch. Dhoni seems to be happy to let Ojha face spin from the other end. 312/9

104.3 S Finn to Dhoni, A fuller delivery on off and middle, Dhoni drives it back to Finn, he stops it well on his follow through. 312/9

104.2 S Finn to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Dhoni punches the ball into the covers, no run. Will he take the attack to Finn later on in the over? 312/9

104.1 S Finn to Dhoni, Short ball to start off outside the off stump, Dhoni cuts it hard, but straight to deep cover point, no run. 312/9

103.6 P Ojha to Trott, The arm ball, Trott expects it to turn and leaves the ball. The ball keeps coming in and passes very close to the off stump and through to the keeper. 292/1

103.5 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 292/1

103.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted outside off, Trott defends to the covers. 292/1

103.3 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted up on middle and off, driven down to long on for a single. 292/1

103.2 P Ojha to Cook, Cook and mid-wicket once again, turned down straight to him. 291/1

103.1 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes across as Ojha drifts it to middle and leg, Cook drives the ball to mid-wicket. 291/1

Finn comes into the attack now, replacing Anderson who bowled a long seven over spell.

103.6 G Swann to Ojha, Flatter on the stumps, defended back to Swann from within the crease. 312/9

103.5 G Swann to Ojha, Stays in the crease and pushes the ball to the covers easily. 312/9

103.4 G Swann to Ojha, And again, he is watching the ball well, comes slightly forward and plays straight. 312/9

103.3 G Swann to Ojha, Comes half forward and defends it to silly mid off. 312/9

103.2 G Swann to Ojha, Comes forward again and blocks the ball towards point. 312/9

103.1 G Swann to Ojha, Flighted on off stump, Ojha pushes it neatly to the off side. 312/9

102.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Drifts down the leg side, Trott gets down and sweeps it towards fine leg for a couple as Yuvraj dives and keeps the ball from going past the ropes. 291/1

102.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on off, Cook pushes it into the gap in the covers for one. 289/1

102.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin seems to have hit a good rhythm as he bowls a quicker delivery at good pace on off, pushed away to the covers. 288/1

102.3 R Ashwin to Cook, A skidder, goes on with the arm as Cook tries to cut again by staying low on his back foot. He is beaten once again. 288/1

102.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Quicker and a tad short, Cook goes for the cut and misses. 288/1

102.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, Cook pushes the ball to the covers. 288/1

Ojha saw through the last over safely, can he do it again.

102.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, A good length ball on off stump, Dhoni opens the face of the bat and pats the ball to point, he can't get a run, another maiden over. 312/9

102.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery on the stumps, Dhoni stays back and punches it to the off side in typical fashion. 312/9

102.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Slower one, 115.8 kph on the pads, Dhoni gently taps it down on the leg side. 312/9

102.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Pitched up outside off stump, Dhoni drives into the deep and doesn't take the run again. 312/9

102.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, A good length delivery just outside off, pushed to the covers off the back foot. 312/9

102.1 J Anderson to MS Dhoni, Pitched up outside off, Dhoni goes for a booming drive, gets thick outside edge and the ball goes towards third man. Dhoni could have got a single there but he refuses to run. The fielder in the deep has to dive to keep the ball from going beyond the ropes. 312/9

101.6 P Ojha to Trott, Leaves this flat delivery outside the off stump alone. 288/1

101.5 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted outside off stump, Trott comes well forward and defends. 288/1

101.4 P Ojha to Trott, A slider just outside off stump, Trott plays for the turn and gets beaten. 288/1

101.3 P Ojha to Cook, Bored of the monotony, Cook comes across and sweeps to fine leg for a single. 288/1

101.2 P Ojha to Cook, There again! Turned down to mid-wicket. 287/1

101.1 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. His liking to that field position continues. 287/1

101.6 G Swann to Ojha, Pushed through quicker on off, Ojha pushes it back down to mid off, he sees through this over safely. 312/9

101.5 G Swann to Ojha, Angles it into the stumps, Ojha gets a good stride forward and blocks the ball nicely. 312/9

101.4 G Swann to Ojha, Bowls this one slower through the air on the stumps, Ojha stays back and defends it dead back into the wicket. 312/9

101.3 G Swann to Ojha, Full and quick on off stump, driven to the covers gently. 312/9

101.2 G Swann to Ojha, Tossed up slowly outside off stump, Ojha lunges forward and pushes the ball to point. 312/9

101.1 G Swann to Ojha, Flights it on middle, Ojha comes half forward and defends it back to the bowler. 312/9

100.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 287/1

100.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Full delivery, Trott tries to sweep, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls away close to his body and the stumps, but safely as the fielders get excited for a while. 287/1

100.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Comes forward to defend and takes the ball on the pads outside the off stump. 287/1

100.3 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 287/1

100.2 R Ashwin to Trott, An off spinner on the pads, Trott doesn't quite offer a shot and the ball lobs up as leg gully comes forward and gathers the ball. Ashwin and the fielder appeal but the umpire turns it down. 287/1

100.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott drives it back to the bowler. 287/1

Swann comes in to bowl.

100.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Well well! Dhoni can't find the single on the last ball. Angled in to the pads, Dhoni flicks and finds the short mid-wicket fielder, either side of him and that would have been an easy single. 312/9

100.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, A tight line on middle and off again, Dhoni pushes it away from within the crease to the on side, no run. 312/9

100.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, A good length ball on off, Dhoni gets behind it and defends it back on to the pitch. 312/9

100.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fullish just outside off, Dhoni pushes it to deep point, and no surprises, no run. 312/9

100.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Full on off stump, Dhoni pushes it into the empty spaces on the off side, doesn't run, as expected. 312/9

100.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Pushes this wide outside the off stump, Dhoni lets it through to the keeper. 312/9

The Indian spinners haven't been able to bowl with much variation and Shane Warne tweets about bowling a 'disco ball'

99.6 P Ojha to Cook, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. 287/1

99.5 P Ojha to Cook, And again! Cook has taken a liking to the fielder at mid-wicket as he plays it straight to him. 287/1

99.4 P Ojha to Cook, Full on the stumps, driven to mid-wicket once again. 287/1

99.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 287/1

99.2 P Ojha to Trott, Trott drives this time as Ojha bowls it full outside off. He picks up a single as the ball goes to deep cover point. 287/1

99.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it on off stump, pushed into the deep on the off side for one. 286/1

99.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni capitalises on Cook's confusion and pushes this flat delivery down to long off for a single to retain strike for the next over. 312/9

99.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Monty bowls it quicker through the air on off stump, pushed back to him. 311/9

Long on and long off on the fence, a deep cover point in place as well, the remaining fielder are within 30 yards.

99.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, And again, he is waiting for the field to come up perhaps, comes forward and blocks. 311/9

99.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni is patient, lunges forward and blocks it to the off side. 311/9

99.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, A flighted delivery on off, pushed to the covers off the back foot. 311/9

99.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up on off stump, Dhoni comes forward and defends it back to Monty. 311/9

98.6 Ashwin to Trott, An off spinner turning into the off stump from outside off. Trott is hit on the pads and Ashwin appeals. He was well outside the off stump. 285/1

98.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott stays back to this flat delivery and defends. 285/1

98.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off, Cook sweeps it uppishly down to fine leg for a single. 285/1

98.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 284/1

98.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 284/1

98.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin comes back on and angles it into the pads, Cook turns it around fine off his pads and picks up a leg bye as Dhoni gives it a chase and throws the ball back. 283/1

Men in the deep for Dhoni, will he go after the spinner?

98.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, A good length ball on the stumps, Dhoni feels that he needs to face the spinner from the other end and taps it towards mid on. He sets off like a hare for the single and the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. Dhoni would have been safe anyway had that hit the stumps. 311/9

98.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery on off, Dhoni punches this one quietly to the off side. 310/9

98.4 J Anderson to Ojha, Angles this one into the pads, Ojha gets an inside edge on to the pads and the ball rolls away towards short fine leg, Dhoni calls Ojha through for a leg bye, as signaled by the umpire. 310/9

98.3 Anderson to Ojha, A good length ball just outside off, Ojha tries to turn it away to the on side and is hit on the pads. Anderson appeals in vain as the ball rolls away to the on side. The ball had taken an inside edge before thudding into the pads. 309/9

98.2 J Anderson to Ojha, Ojha shows some signs of good swaying. Anderson bowls it short on off stump, Ojha bends back and sways out of this good bouncer. 309/9

98.1 J Anderson to Ojha, Anderson comes around the wicket and bowls a full delivery on off to Ojha who gets forward and defends it cleanly to the off side. 309/9

97.6 I Sharma to Cook, Drops it wide and short to Cook who cuts it easily to deep cover point for one run to end the over. 282/1

97.5 I Sharma to Trott, Somewhat like that! Full and width outside off, Trott comes forward and drives it to deep cover point for a single. 281/1

97.4 I Sharma to Trott, Full outside off, Trott plays a good looking drive but straight to point. He has done this a few times in this innings. It will suit him well if he doesn't open the face so much. 280/1

97.3 I Sharma to Trott, Slight inward movement off a good length, Trott comes nicely forward and defends it back to Ishant. 280/1

97.2 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length outside off, Cook plays a one day chop down to third man for one run. 280/1

97.1 I Sharma to Cook, Short of a good length delivery just outside off stump, Cook lets it through to Dhoni. 279/1

97.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, SIX! Back to back now! Flighted on off, the pace was quicker and the ball went even quicker off the bat as Dhoni smashed this way over the long on boundary and into the crowd. A late surge by the Indian skipper here! 309/9

97.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, SIX! Not this time, this is gone! A flighted delivery on off, Dhoni gets his left foot out of the way and lofts it over the long off fence to bring up the 300 of the Indian innings. Long off was back before this delivery. Smart cricket by Dhoni. 303/9

97.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni seems content to block this floated delivery on middle to the on side. 297/9

97.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up on off and middle, Dhoni lunges forward and pushes it back to Monty once again. 297/9

97.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Quick and full, darted into the stumps, Dhoni comes forward and defends it back to Monty. 297/9

97.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, A slow and a flat delivery outside off, Dhoni pushes it towards point and the story of not taking the single continues. 297/9

96.6 Z Khan to Trott, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Trott stands tall and defends the ball to point. 279/1

96.5 Z Khan to Cook, The hiding ball doesn't help much for Zaheer as he pushes it wide and full outside off stump, driven to deep point for a single. 279/1

96.4 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer tries to play hide and seek with the batsmen as he runs in hiding the ball and bowls a straight delivery, full on off, Cook easily defends it to the covers as there is no swing or reverse at all. 278/1

96.3 Z Khan to Cook, Length ball just outside off, Cook opens the face and plays it towards point. 278/1

96.2 Z Khan to A Cook, Full on the stumps, Cook flicks it well but straight to mid on. 278/1

96.1 Z Khan to Cook, A length ball pushed outside the off stump, Cook opts to let it through. 278/1

96.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Poor delivery by Anderson, let's Dhoni get away with a pull shot to the short delivery towards deep square leg for a signle. So, five dot balls and a single for Dhoni off the last ball. The world seems all right for him as of now. 297/9

96.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, A short of a length deliveyr on the hips, Dhoni tries to flick but misses and the ball hits his thigh pad and rolls away to the on side. 296/9

96.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery outside off stump, Dhoni punches the ball to the same fielder again and doesn't run. Right then! Two balls left. What will Anderson do now? The fielders come in. 296/9

96.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, A good length ball on off, Dhoni opens the face of the bat and plays it away towards deep cover point, no run taken again. 296/9

96.2 Anderson to Dhoni, Anderson is up to the task, he will go for Dhoni's wicket as well. Bowls a good yorker on off stump, dug out towards point. 296/9

96.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Pitched up outside off stump, Dhoni drives it crisply, but straight to deep cover and refuses the single. 296/9

95.6 I Sharma to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on off, Trott plays another good drive but can't get the ball beyond the extra cover fielder. 278/1

95.5 I Sharma to Trott, Back of a length outside off, shouldered arms to. 278/1

95.4 I Sharma to Trott, Drops short outside the off stump, there for the cut. Trott leaves it alone smartly after hitting the previous one to the ropes. 278/1

95.3 I Sharma to Trott, FOUR! Excellent shot! Pitched up outside off stump, Trott transfers his weight on to the front foot and drives the ball through the covers, beating deep point as well to the fence. 278/1

95.2 I Sharma to Trott, Length ball outside the off stump, now Trott decides to shoulder arms to Sharma. 274/1

95.1 I Sharma to Trott, Sharma has probably been motivated to bowl better after that drop. He bowls a good yorker on off stump. Trott did not expect that and gets his bat down in time as he digs it out to the off side. 274/1

95.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Tossed up gently outside off, Ojha drives it past point, the fielder from point jogs after it asking Ojha to take the single. But, there is the captain, Dhoni at the other end who stands firmly at the non-striker's end. 296/9

95.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Flighted on off, Ojha comes forward and defends it towards point. 296/9

95.4 M Panesar to Ojha, Monty goes back over the wicket and bowls a juice full toss to Ojha, he gently pats it to the covers. A top order batsman would have smacked it over mid-wicket though. 296/9

The final light at the end of the Indian tunnel, Pragyan Ojha comes out at number 11.

95.3 M Panesar to Sharma, OUT! Panesar is running through the tail, picks up his fourth! Floated up at a good pace on off and middle, Ishant gets his bat down very late as he tries to drive. The ball sneaks through and finds timber. Sharma is gone for a duck. Just one more wicket left for the English to take now. 296/9

95.2 M Panesar to Sharma, Angled into the stumps, Ishant stays back and pats the ball to the off side. 296/8

95.1 M Panesar to Sharma, Flighted on off stump, driven nicely by Ishant to short extra cover. 296/8

94.6 Z Khan to Trott, Back of a length outside off, Trott drops it down to third man for a single. 274/1

94.5 Z Khan to Trott, Pitched up on off, Trott gently pushes the ball to the cover fielder. 273/1

94.4 Z Khan to Trott, A good leave that! Length ball just outside off, left alone watchfully. 273/1

94.3 Z Khan to Trott, Length ball just outside off, shouldered arms to that, Trott. 273/1

94.2 Z Khan to J Trott, Pitched up outside off, Trott drives it crisply but straight to Yuvraj at point. 273/1

94.1 Z Khan to Trott, Back of a length just outside off, Trott pushes it to point off the back foot. 273/1

94.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery outside off, some width on offer and Dhoni tries to cut it over the off side and can't get bat on ball. Ishant will be on strike at the other end to Monty. 296/8

94.5 J Anderson to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Splits the gap perfectly! A poor short one by Anderson, around tummy high, Dhoni swivels and pulls it right between fine leg and deep square leg to pick up a boundary. 296/8

94.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Full on the pads, Dhoni flicks it to deep mid-wicket and turns down the single. Time for the Englishmen to play mind games with the batsmen then! 292/8

94.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Tight, back of a length on the stumps, Dhoni stays behind the line and pats the ball to the on side. 292/8

94.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Shortish delivery, just outside off stump, Dhoni pushes it to point, no run. 292/8

94.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Anderson angles this one into the pads, Dhoni plays it down towards short mid-wicket with his wrists. 292/8

93.6 Sharma to Cook, DROPPED! Ishant drops a sitter! A good length ball on middle and off, Cook checks his shot and lobs it back to Ishant who can't get his hands around it as the ball hits his wrists and falls down back on to the pitch. Dhoni doesn't look amused as he steps to the other end for the next over quicken considerably, no expression on the face though. He expresses through his feet. 273/1

93.5 I Sharma to Cook, A good length delivery on off stump, pushed away to the off side with an angled bat. 273/1

93.4 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Lovely shot! Fullish delivery just outside off, Cook comes forward and punches it down the ground showing the maker's name, past mid off and finds the ropes. Well, at least Sharma made him play this time. 273/1

93.3 I Sharma to Cook, Cook is content to leave it if Ishant pushes the ball outside the off stump, exactly what happened on this delivery. 269/1

93.2 I Sharma to Cook, Good length delivery just outside off, Cook stays in the crease and shoulders arms to it. 269/1

93.1 I Sharma to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off, Cook leaves it alone for Dhoni to collect. 269/1

Ishant Sharma comes in at number 10 with a decent reputation to hang in there.

93.6 M Panesar to Khan, OUT! Zaheer perishes to spin after having his say against pace! Flighted on line with the stumps and moving on with the arm, Zaheer tries to defend but misses and the ball strikes him low on his pads. Panesar and the close in fielders, along with Prior appeal hard and convince the umpire to raise his finger. That would have missed the leg stump as shown by the hawk eye. 292/8

93.5 M Panesar to Khan, Zaheer comes well forward to this flighted delivery and defends it neatly. 292/7

93.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Shortish outside off, Dhoni stays back and punches it to long off for a single. 292/7

93.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up slowly on off stump, the ball spins after pitching and turns away, Dhoni attempts a drive and is beaten. 291/7

93.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Shortish on the off stick, Dhoni stays back and punches the ball into the covers. 291/7

93.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni jumps out of the crease and takes this slow one on his pads. 291/7

92.6 Z Khan to Trott, Short of a length ball angled across the stumps, left alone by Trott. 269/1

92.5 Z Khan to Cook, Full delivery outside the off stump, guided away to point for a single. 269/1

92.4 Z Khan to Cook, This one stays low as Zaheer bowls it back of a length outside off. Cook pushes his bat at it away from his body as the ball passes through and doesn't carry to Dhoni either. 268/1

92.3 Z Khan to Trott, Closer to the off stump and fuller, Trott drives and outside edges it down to third man for a single. 268/1

92.2 Z Khan to Trott, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 267/1

92.1 Z Khan to Trott, Angles it outside the off stump, left alone by Trott. 267/1

92.6 J Anderson to Khan, FOUR! Zaheer has his reply! A fullish delivery on the stumps, he takes his front foot out of the way and swings his bat, connecting well as the ball races away to the mid-wicket boundary. 291/7

92.6 J Anderson to Khan, 5 Wides! Outrageous from Anderson! Bowls it very short and the ball whizzes over Zaheer's head and Prior's too, into the boundary. 287/7

92.5 J Anderson to Khan, DROPPED! That won't help the Englishmen. A good full delivery on middle and off, Zaheer pushes at it hard and edges the ball to Swann at short second slip who spills it. Had he been at normal slip the ball would have got to him at normal height than the awkward one he got. 282/7

92.4 J Anderson to Khan, This one had some signs of good technique though. Gets nicely behind this length delivery, comes slightly forward and defends the ball to the on side. 282/7

92.3 J Anderson to Khan, Bangs it short on off stump, Zaheer drops his wrists and sways away nicely, almost like a top order batsmen, not with great technique, but just enough to do him good. 282/7

92.2 J Anderson to Khan, Pitches it up outside off stump, Zaheer's eyes light up and he goes for a booming drive, but misses. 282/7

92.1 J Anderson to Khan, A good bouncer by Anderson to the tailender. Zaheer ducks under it easily as the ball goes above his shoulder through to Prior. 282/7

Cook is fourth in the list of leading run scorers by visiting batsmen in India. He is behind Kallis, Ponting and Border.

91.6 I Sharma to Cook, Length, just outside off stump, Cook shoulders arms to it as the ball passes by close to the off stump. 267/1

91.5 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery, rises sharply all off a sudden and hits Cook high on his bat as he takes off his bottom hand. The ball dies down safely on the off side. 267/1

91.4 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball just outside off, Cook watches it pass through to Dhoni. 267/1

91.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up well outside off stump, Cook is uninterested to offer a shot at that. 267/1

91.2 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes it wide outside off on a length, Cook leaves it alone. 267/1

91.1 I Sharma to Trott, Ashwin saves a boundary, yes Ashwin! Fullish delivery just outside off, Trott drives it nicely to wide mid off where Ashwin puts in a valiant dive to keep the batsmen down to one and save three runs for his team. Who says that Ashwin can't do much with the ball in his hand? 267/1

91.6 M Panesar to Khan, Angles this one on Zaheer's pads, he stays back and turns it around the corner to the leg side and completes a quick single. 282/7

91.5 M Panesar to Khan, Fullish on off, Zaheer comes well forward and blocks the ball to the off side calmly. 281/7

91.4 M Panesar to Khan, A flatter one to Zaheer, he gets squared up as the ball straightens and defends it to the off side. 281/7

91.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Quick and full outside off, Dhoni comes forward and opens the face of the bat to play the ball in the gap towards point for a single. 281/7

91.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted outside off stump, Dhoni pushes it to the covers by coming well forward. 280/7

91.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, A fullish delivery on off stump, pushed back to Monty. 280/7

The English batsmen have capitalised once the new ball was taken as Trott settled into his half century. The umpires call for drinks as 50 runs have come in the first hour's play today.

90.6 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery outside off stump, Cook lunges forward and defends the ball to the covers. Eleven runs off the over. 266/1

90.5 Z Khan to Trott, Comes over the wicket and angles the ball outside the off stump, Trott opens the face and guides the ball to third man for one run. 266/1

90.4 Z Khan to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 265/1

Trott has finally hit some form as he reached his 13th Test fifty and his second against the Indians. The boundary also brings up the 100-run partnership between this pair. These two ensured that Compton's efforts were not put to waste at all as they went on to pile up the runs.

90.3 Z Khan to Trott, FOUR! And one more to get his fifty! Angles it into the hips, Trott helps it away to the fine leg boundary this time with a nice whip. 265/1

90.2 Z Khan to Trott, FOUR! Sehwag can't do anything this time! Angled into the pads, Trott flicks it to the other side of Sehwag who watches the ball race away to the mid-wicket fence. 261/1

90.1 Z Khan to Trott, Comes around the wicket and angles the ball into the stumps, Trott flicks it nicely past Sehwag at mid-wicket who gets a hand to it as he dives and concedes two runs. 257/1

It will be Steven Finn to bowl from the other end for the Poms, 2/74 yesterday.

90.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Short one to Dhoni, he rocks back and pulls it, taking the bottom hand off the bat, to fine leg for a single to retain strike. 280/7

90.5 J Anderson to Khan, Better from Zaheer! A good length ball on off stump, he gets behind it nicely this time and pats it in the gap at the covers for a single. 279/7

90.4 J Anderson to Khan, A good length ball to Khan, he stays in his crease and defends with a straight bat, but away from his body. 278/7

90.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Banged into the pitch, just back of a length on the hips, Dhoni misses his flick and the ball goes to the leg side off the thigh pad for a leg bye. 278/7

90.2 J Anderson to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni is making his intentions very clear! Pitched up outside off stump, Dhoni takes a step or two down the pitch and hammers it down the ground for a sublime boundary. 277/7

90.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, The first delivery is full and shaping away a tad, Dhoni covers the swing well and plays it quietly into the on side. 273/7

89.6 I Sharma to Trott, Pushes it full and wider outside off stump, Trott leaves the ball and so does Dhoni as he fumbles and concedes a bye. There was some bad bounce as the ball approached him. 255/1

89.5 I Sharma to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on off, Trott merely pushes the ball to mid off. 254/1

89.4 I Sharma to J Trott, Fullish and straightish delivery on off, Trott is nearly squared up as the ball holds its line and the ball goes away to the covers. 254/1

89.3 I Sharma to Trott, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Good length delivery just outside off, Trott comes well forward, opens the face of the bat and drives the ball on the up between point and cover to the fence. 254/1

89.2 I Sharma to Trott, Shortish delivery well outside off, Trott tries to cut and bottom edges it to the slips. 250/1

89.1 I Sharma to Trott, A good length delivery just outside off, gets good carry through to Dhoni as Trott leaves it nicely. 250/1

The Brits are out on the field taking their respective positions as Dhoni and Zaheer walk out to the middle. The new ball is just four overs old and Cook will hope that Anderson who will bowl the first over to Dhoni, can make an early breakthrough. Just one slip and a close-in second slip, weird slip cordon.

Pitch - A few footmarks have developed on the wicket courtesy the English quicks. Those wont come into play any sooner than day three though and the strip is conducive for batting today as well.

Weather - The skies are hazy and there is hardly any wind blowing around the ground. It should not be too hot for the players, with the highest temperature of the day being 29 degrees.

Dhoni will have other ideas as he will try to score as many as he can. There is a distant possibility for him to score three back to back hundreds at this venue. As distant as it may seem, they would do well to reach 350.

The poms got back at an Indian batting line up that threatened to fire on day 1 by picking up some important wickets in the final session. Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 2 at Eden Gardens. England will look to dismiss the hosts as soon as possible and come out and bat India out of the match, like they did in the 2nd Test at the Wankhede.

That's it from all of us here. Do join us for the coverage of day 2. Till then, good bye and take care.

Indian skipper Dhoni is still there at the crease and he would be looking to add crucial runs tomorrow. The English bowlers would be looking to wrap the Indian innings up as soon as possible. An intriguing day's play awaits us tomorrow.

Anderson got England back into the the match as he removed Tendulkar with a beauty and them later in the day castled Ashwin to make sure they ended the day on a good note.

An intriguing day's play saw India score 273 runs and England pick up 7 wickets. A day that saw brave displays from Gambhir, Tendulkar and Anderson. After early losses of Sehwag and Pujara, Gambhir played solidly and reached his half-century. After his departure, Tendulkar took over the reins and battled his way to a gritty 76.

89.6 M Panesar to Khan, Fullish outside off, Zaheer leans forward and prods it to the off side. That's stumps on day 1! 273/7

89.5 M Panesar to Khan, Stays back and helps it to the leg side. 273/7

89.4 M Panesar to Khan, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor delivery! Fullish on the pads, Zaheer looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 273/7

89.3 M Panesar to Khan, Loopy yorker on off, Zaheer digs it out at the very last moment. 269/7

89.2 M Panesar to Khan, Fullish on the pads, Zaheer clips it straight to square leg. 269/7

89.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Fullish on middle and leg, Dhoni flicks it to fine leg for a single. 269/7

Ishant Sharma will share the new ball from the other end.

88.6 Z Khan to Cook, Surprise surprise! A slower one by Zaheer. He knows well that he can't swing this new ball and bowls a slow full toss just outside off. Even Cook is taken aback and just defends it to the covers by staying in the crease. 250/1

88.5 Z Khan to A Cook, Half volley with some width outside off, Cook mis times his drive and the ball goes gently to the cover fielder. 250/1

Cook has got to his seventh score of over 150 in Tests and the third against the Indians. He is turning into a run machine against the hosts. He will surely go for the 200.

88.4 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Exquisite timing! A back of a length ball on middle and off, Cook punches it crisply through mid-wicket for a fine boundary. 250/1

88.3 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, dabbed down to point off the back foot. 246/1

88.2 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up just outside off, Cook stays in the crease and crunches it to the cover fielder. 246/1

88.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery on off stump, angled in a bit. Cook defends it back on to the pitch. 246/1

88.6 J Anderson to Khan, Fullish outside off, Zaheer defends it solidly to the off side to end the over. 268/7

88.5 J Anderson to Khan, Nips away after landing outside off, Zaheer goes for a prod but misses. 268/7

88.4 J Anderson to Khan, Good length delivery outside off, Zaheer has a slash at it but misses. 268/7

Zaheer Khan is the new batsman.

88.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, OUT! Castled! Terrific delivery from Anderson, he has been the bowler of the day by far! Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Ashwin is caught on his back foot on his defense. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. A crucial late strike from Anderson, Ashwin was looking good at the crease. 268/7

88.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR! Fullish on middle, Ashwin stays in his crease and flicks it wide of mid on for a sweetly timed boundary. 268/6

88.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin stands tall and defends. 264/6

The Indian skipper has asked for the new ball finally. It will be Zaheer who will lay his hands on it first.

87.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up just outside off, driven to the covers. 246/1

87.5 R Ashwin to Trott, FOUR! Superb drive! Flighted up nicely to the bat on off stump, Trott comes forward and drives it past an uninterested Zaheer at mid off to the fence. 246/1

87.4 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 242/1

87.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Lobbed up on off stump, Trott comes forward and across and laps it down to fine leg for a single. 242/1

87.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter delivery just outside off, Trott opens the face of the bat and plays it away to point. 240/1

87.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Short and wide outside off, allows Cook to do something, but defend. He cuts it away to deep point for a single. 240/1

Anderson replaces Finn!

87.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, A tad short outside off, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it to point. A maiden over! 264/6

87.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Goes back and clips it to square leg. 264/6

87.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Goes straight on after landing on off, Dhoni lunges forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW from the players but the umpire says no. 264/6

87.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Goes back and punches it to the off side. 264/6

87.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Uses his feet and drills it to mid on. 264/6

87.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Fullish on off, Dhoni defends it to the off side. 264/6

This is the best 2nd wicket partnership for the 2nd wicket for an English side on this ground.

86.6 P Ojha to Trott, Similar delivery on off stump, pushed back to Ojha. 239/1

86.5 P Ojha to Trott, Pitched up to the bat on off, Trott comes forward and defends it to silly point. 239/1

86.4 P Ojha to Trott, Comes around the wicket and tosses it up on off, defended to the on side. 239/1

86.3 P Ojha to Cook, Again on the pads, nudged away behind square into the gap for one run. 239/1

86.2 P Ojha to Cook, Slightly fuller on off, Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. 238/1

86.1 P Ojha to Cook, Ojha bowls it full on the pads, Cook flicks it behind square but can't find the single. 238/1

Panesar back on!

86.6 S Finn to Ashwin, Another one down the leg side, 140.6 kph, Ashwin cannot get it away. 264/6

86.5 S Finn to Ashwin, Superb fielding effort by Samit Patel! Short on middle, 136.3 kph, Ashwin pulls it handsomely through mid-wicket. The ball races away but Patel too, hares across to his left, slides and manages to pull the ball back in. He fumbles, slips but manages to recover in time. Two runs taken. Poor running. 264/6

86.4 S Finn to Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, pushed towards point. 262/6

86.3 S Finn to Dhoni, Nips back in sharply after landing outside off, Dhoni is cramped for room and is hit on the body. They run through for a leg bye. 262/6

86.2 S Finn to R Ashwin, Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Ashwin pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 261/6

86.1 S Finn to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni pats it to point and takes a single. 260/6

85.6 R Ashwin to J Trott, A slider this time, flatter outside off, Trott gets an outside edge past first slip towards third man and picks up a couple. 238/1

85.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Floats it up on the stump, finally Trott pats it to a different fielder, the forward short leg fielder. 236/1

85.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott is happy to play the ball back to Ashwin. 236/1

85.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Quicker flight this time, lands in the same area outside off, pushed back to Ashwin again. 236/1

85.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow flight on off stump, defended back to Ashwin with a straight bat. 236/1

85.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it on Cook's pads, he turns it away nicely towards square leg for one run. 236/1

The second new ball taken by England.

85.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Very full on off, Ashwin bunts it back to the bowler to end the over. 259/6

85.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Loopy on off, Ashwin lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 259/6

85.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, Ashwin drives it past covers for a couple. 259/6

85.3 G Swann to Ashwin, Spins back in after landing outside off, Ashwin stays back and defends. 257/6

85.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Comes forward and pushes it to mid on for a single. 257/6

85.1 G Swann to Dhoni, A tad wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back for a cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 256/6

84.6 P Ojha to Trott, Slow flight outside off stump, driven away to the deep towards cover point for a couple of runs. 235/1

84.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up nicely on off stump, defended to the off side. 233/1

84.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off and just outside, driven to the cover region. 233/1

84.3 P Ojha to Trott, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 233/1

84.2 P Ojha to Trott, Pushes it through quicker and Trott defends it to the covers. 233/1

84.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the pads, Trott works it away to square leg, can't get a run. 233/1

84.6 S Finn to Ashwin, Again a short of a length delivery outside off, Ashwin sways away from line. 256/6

84.5 S Finn to Ashwin, Short of a length delivery down the leg side, Ashwin again goes for a pull but misses. A stifled appeal from the fielders but the umpire is unmoved. 256/6

84.4 S Finn to Ashwin, Stands tall and blocks it solidly. 256/6

84.3 S Finn to Ashwin, A polite appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Back of a length delivery on the leg side, Ashwin goes for a pull but misses. There is a sound as the ball passes the bat. There is a stifled appeal but the umpire says no. 256/6

84.2 S Finn to Dhoni, Stays in his crease, pushes it to covers and scampers through for a single as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. 256/6

84.1 S Finn to Dhoni, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Dhoni looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a leading edge to the off side. 255/6

The new ball has been due since the last four overs and Dhoni hasn't opted for it yet.

83.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Nicely lobbed up just outside off, Cook comes forward and defends the ball to the covers. 233/1

83.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Angles it into the pads, Trott works it around the corner to pick up a single. 233/1

83.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Drops it flatter and Cook pushes it away to deep cover point for one. 232/1

83.3 R Ashwin to Cook, A good comeback by Ashwin. Fights it on off and gets it to spin away, Cook is beaten as he comes forward to defend. 231/1

83.2 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! First one of the day! Tossed up outside off, Cook plays a flowing drive past short extra cover and into the boundary. 231/1

83.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off stump, defended to the covers. 227/1

83.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Quicker and flatter on middle, Dhoni is late in getting his bat down and gets a slight leading edge to the off side for a quick single. 255/6

83.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Leans forward and again pushes it to covers. 254/6

83.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Spins back in after landing outside off. Dhoni stays back and squirts it into the ground. 254/6

83.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Loopy outside off, Dhoni pushes it to covers off the front foot. 254/6

83.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 254/6

83.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, spins back in. Dhoni leaves it alone. 254/6

82.6 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on off, flicked away in the gap on the leg side this time and picks up a single. 227/1

82.5 P Ojha to Cook, Ojha bowls it full on the pads again and Cook finds the same fielder as he flicks. 226/1

82.4 P Ojha to Cook, Tosses it up on leg stump, flicked away to square leg. 226/1

82.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook walks across the stumps and Ojha fires on into the pads, Cook easily tucks it away to short mid-wicket though. 226/1

82.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it on off stump, Cook defends it to the forward short leg fielder. 226/1

82.1 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off stump, defended back to Ashwin. 226/1

Swann back on!

82.6 S Finn to Ashwin, A tad full on middle, Ashwin clips it straight to mid-wicket. 254/6

82.5 S Finn to Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin stands tall and pats it to point. 254/6

82.4 S Finn to Ashwin, Length delivery on off, Ashwin punches it back to the bowler. 254/6

82.3 S Finn to Dhoni, Goes back and works it past mid-wicket for a single. 254/6

82.2 S Finn to Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, straightens a tad. Ashwin is squared up and he does well to guide it to third man for a single. 253/6

82.1 S Finn to Dhoni, Good length delivery on the pads, Dhoni misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye to fine leg. 252/6

81.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Gets nicely down on his knee and laps it fine to the right of Ishant Sharma at fine leg and picks up a couple. Wonder if Dhoni has asked him to warm up. Trott is anyway making him do so even if Dhoni hasn't asked. 226/1

81.5 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 224/1

81.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Flatter and just outside off, Trott defends to the off side. 224/1

81.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott comes across with his front foot and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a couple. 224/1

81.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Pushes it full and outside off, Trott comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 222/1

81.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Short delivery and cut away by Cook to the man in the deep in front of the point boundary for a single. 222/1

81.6 M Panesar to Ashwin, Fullish on middle, Ashwin helps it back to the bowler. 251/6

81.5 M Panesar to Ashwin, A tad short on middle and leg, Ashwin whips it past square leg for a couple. 251/6

81.4 M Panesar to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers by Ashwin. 249/6

81.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Comes forward and defends it to the off side. 249/6

81.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, A tad quicker on middle, Ashwin defends it off the front foot. 249/6

81.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Fullish on off, Ashwin comes forward and defends it solidly. 249/6

80.6 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 221/1

80.5 P Ojha to Trott, Quicker through the air on the stumps, Trott stays back and plays it right under his eye line to the on side. 221/1

80.4 P Ojha to Trott, Loopy delivery just outside off stump, defended back to Ojha. 221/1

80.3 P Ojha to Trott, Pushed through quicker and flatter on off, Trott stays back and pats it away to the covers. 221/1

80.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up on off stump, defended to the off side. 221/1

80.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in to middle and leg stump and gets it to straighten, Trott defends solidly back on to the pitch. 221/1

80.6 S Finn to Dhoni, Good running! Length delivery outside off, Dhoni opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for couple. 249/6

80.5 S Finn to Dhoni, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Dhoni pokes inside the line and misses. 247/6

80.4 S Finn to Dhoni, Length delivery on middle and leg, keeps a touch low. Dhoni defends it at the last moment. 247/6

80.3 S Finn to Dhoni, Very full outside off, Dhoni drives it straight to extra cover. 247/6

80.2 S Finn to Dhoni, Fullish outside off, shaping away a tad. Dhoni comes forward and pushes it to point. 247/6

80.1 S Finn to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin dabs it to point and scampers through for a single. 247/6

79.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Slightly quicker and fullish on off stump, drives it firmly but can't beat short extra cover. 221/1

79.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Slowly tossed up just outside off, driven away to the covers. 221/1

79.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Tight line and flight on off, defended to the covers. 221/1

79.3 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 221/1

79.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Flatter delivery, pushed away to the off side off the back foot. 221/1

79.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off stump, pushed back to Ashwin. 221/1

Finn back on!

The second new ball is available now!

79.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 246/6

79.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 246/6

79.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, A tad wide outside off, Dhoni rocks back and punches it past covers for a couple. 246/6

79.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Chips down the track and defends it to the off side. 244/6

79.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Comes forward and again drives a fullish delivery outside off to extra cover. 244/6

79.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni comes forward and pushes it to extra cover. 244/6

78.6 P Ojha to Trott, Pushed it quicker and fullish again on off, Trott defends it back to the bowler. 221/1

78.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up slowly on off, Cook drives it back to Ojha. 221/1

78.4 P Ojha to Trott, Good flighted delivery just outside off, Trott plays it into the off side with an angled bat. 221/1

78.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes forward to this loopy delivery outside off and drives it down to long on to pick up his first single of the day. 221/1

78.2 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the hips, the ball hits the thigh pad and rolls away fine behind the keeper for a leg bye. 220/1

78.1 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up slowly on off, Trott drives it back to mid off. 219/1

78.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin stays in his crease and punches it straight to mid off. 244/6

78.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fullish outside off, Ashwin drives it sweetly wide of mid off, the fielder makes half a stop and they run through for a couple. 244/6

78.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, FOUR! Great shot! Fullish outside off, Ashwin comes forward and square drives it past point for a boundary. 242/6

78.3 Anderson to Ashwin, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Swings back in very late from off, Ashwin looks to flick but misses. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Probably missing leg. 238/6

78.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Ashwin has a poke at it but misses. 238/6

78.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Stays in his crease and pushes a length delivery outside off to covers. 238/6

After two overs from Zaheer, Ojha has been brought into the attck.

77.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Drops a fraction short outside off, Cook cuts it straight to backward point and can't find the gap. 219/1

77.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Angles it into the pads, Cook turns it down quietly into the leg side. 219/1

77.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and outside the line of off stump to sweep the ball and gets struck on the pads. The Indians appeal and seem to try everything to get a wicket, even convince the umpire. But, they fail to convince him this time. 219/1

77.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, Cook comes forward and drives it sedately to the covers. 219/1

77.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook chips down and Ashwin quickens the pace and drops it short, Cook pushes the ball gently to the off side. 219/1

77.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on the stumps, Cook defends it back to Ashwin. 219/1

77.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Fullish outside off, Dhoni drives it straight to mid off to end the over. 238/6

77.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy outside off, Dhoni comes forward and defends. 238/6

77.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Rocks back and punches it straight to covers. 238/6

77.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stays in his crease and pushes it to the off side at the last moment. 238/6

77.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, Turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 238/6

77.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Looks to force it to the off side but gets an inside edge behind square leg for a single. 237/6

76.6 Z Khan to Trott, Full and at a friendly pace on off, Trott comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 219/1

76.5 Z Khan to Trott, A fullish delivery on and around off, driven down to mid on. 219/1

76.4 Z Khan to Trott, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven nicely, but straight to extra cover. 219/1

76.3 Z Khan to Trott, A good length delivery on off, patted back on to the pitch by Trott. 219/1

76.2 Z Khan to Trott, Goes back over the wicket and bowls it full on the stumps, Trott pushes it back to Zaheer. 219/1

76.1 Z Khan to Trott, Angles it into the pads on a shortish length. Trott misses his nudge and gets struck on the thigh pad. 219/1

76.6 Anderson to Ashwin, Yorker on middle, swings in late, Ashwin stays in his crease and digs it out. The players appeal for an LBW but it looked like there was only bat involved. Well! Replays show that it was pad first and then bat. But it looked to be missing leg! 236/6

76.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin comes forward and guides it to point. 236/6

76.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin stays in his crease and defends it to the off side. 236/6

76.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Stands tall and pushes it to covers. 236/6

76.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Bouncer on middle and off, Ashwin ducks under it. 236/6

76.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Stays back and punches it straight to covers. That was crisply hit. 236/6

75.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off and middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 219/1

75.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, driven down to mid on and Trott sets off for a quick single. 219/1

75.4 R Ashwin to Trott, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 218/1

75.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Trott advances down the track, outside the off stump and pushes the ball to the off side. 218/1

75.2 Ashwin to Trott, Turn and bounce. Loopy delivery lands outside off and comes back in to strike Trott outside the line of off stump as he comes well forward. Ashwin and Dhoni appeal in vain. 218/1

75.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on off stump, flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 218/1

75.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Comes forward and defends it to the off side. 236/6

75.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gets forward for a defense but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 236/6

75.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Strides forward and prods it into the ground. 236/6

75.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, FOUR! Brilliantly timed! A tad short outside off, Dhoni rocks back and punches it past covers for a boundary. 236/6

75.2 M Panesar to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle, Dhoni drives it to mid off. 232/6

75.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Comes forward and pushes it to the leg side. 232/6

74.6 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer comes over the wicket to the English skipper and bowls it full outside off. The ball reverses in but is still just outside the off stump and Cook leaves it alone. 218/1

74.5 Z Khan to Trott, Gets the ball to shape in nicely from outside off to off. Trott comes half forward and flicks the ball to wide mid on for a single. First runs of the bat in the day. 218/1

74.4 Z Khan to Trott, Pushes it a bit wider outside off, Trott lets it through to Dhoni. 217/1

74.3 Z Khan to Trott, A fullish delivery on off stump, Trott pushes the ball to the covers off the front foot. 217/1

74.2 Z Khan to Trott, Angles this ball in, towards the pads on a good length. Trott gets behind the movement and taps it down on the leg side. 217/1

74.1 Z Khan to Trott, Comes around the wicket right away and bowls a good length delivery just outside off, Trott comes half forward and defends the ball to the off side. 217/1

74.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Chance of a run out! The fielder makes a mess of it! Dhoni clips it to mid on and sets off, Ashwin isn't interested and tells Dhoni to go back, Dhoni still wants a single and he completes. Ashwin had no option but to run at the striker's end. Finn runs in from mid on but doesn't pick it up and fumbles. Ashwin makes his ground comfortably. 232/6

74.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Length delivery on middle and off, Ashwin clips it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 231/6

74.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Ashwin has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 230/6

74.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, A tad wide outside off, Ashwin leaves it alone. 230/6

74.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fullish on middle, Ashwin defends it off the front foot into the ground. 230/6

Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman.

74.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, OUT! Anderson gets Tendulkar and a spectacular catch from Prior! Nips away after landing outside off, Tendulkar goes for a forward prod but gets an outside edge, Prior dives full length to his right and pouches a brilliant catch. He looks to get up and celebrate, the ball rolls out of his gloves but he manages to hold it firmly with his body. 230/6

Zaheer Khan will start off from the other end.

73.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes well forward and blocks the ball with a straight bat back on to the pitch. 217/1

73.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Pushed outside the off stump, Cook lets it through. 217/1

73.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes around the wicket to Cook and flights it outside off, Cook pushes it back to the bowler. 217/1

73.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Turns into the pads and hits them as the ball rolls away towards square leg for a leg bye. 217/1

73.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off stump, driven straight to short mid on. 216/1

73.1 R Ashwin to Trott, A good flighted delivery, spins into off stump, Trott comes nicely forward and defends. 216/1

Drinks break!

73.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stays back and pushes a length delivery outside off to the off side to end the over. 230/5

73.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar turns it away to square leg for a single. 230/5

73.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR! Tendulkar at his best! Loopy and fullish outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and just drives it past extra covers for a crunching boundary. 229/5

73.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Loopy outside off, Tendulkar defends it to silly point. 225/5

73.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Leans forward an prods it into the ground. 225/5

73.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, A tad short outside off, Tendulkar rocks back and punches it to covers where Patel dives to his right and gets a hand to it. They run through for a couple. 225/5

The Indians are looking fresh today and walk out to the field and Dhoni is pepping his team up through a worked up team huddle. The English batsmen walk out to the middle very calmly. It will be Trott who will face Ashwin. A slip and forward short leg in place.

Pitch - The cracks on the pitch still look intact and shouldn't bother the batsmen much today. However, getting a lead will be top priority for the Poms as the cracks could open up tomorrow.

India need to weather the storm that is looming over them. If they don't pick up quick wickets in the first session today, they could enter right into the eye of the storm. Their spinners did not bother the English batsmen much and their pacers couldn't trouble them in spite of drawing some reverse with the older ball. They can now wait for the second new ball which will be due after seven overs.

The English top order have out-shone the Indian top order amassing more than 200 runs on day 2 and trampling India right against the wall. Cook has continued his prominence by scoring yet another hundred and threatens to carry on to score more. Trott has hit some form after having a lean first two Tests. We all know what follows after this pair.

All the Indian festivals for this year are over and there doesn't seem any reason for celebration through a good performance by the Indian cricket team. However, England seem to celebrate Christmas a couple of weeks earlier as their cricket team look to rout India in their backyard. Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 3 of the third Test between the two teams at Eden Gardens.

However, the Indians need not lose hope as they could look back to the Test against South Africa on this very ground where the Proteas were 218/1 and slipped to 296 all out. The bowling attack back then in 2010 was much better though, for the Indians. However, the English batsmen are in some good form as well. So, it will be a tough task for the hosts. Join us tomorrow for the coverage of day 3 at 9.00 a.m. IST. Until then, goodbye!

The Indian bowlers were left clue less as they tried everything on a flat deck. Dhoni will be utterly disappointed that his batsmen could not grab a good opportunity to put up a huge score. It seems like the Englishmen could do just that as they come out to bat on day 3.

It has been a fabulous day for the Poms, led by a fine example set by captain Cook who will resume tomorrow on 136. Compton backed him well and got a decent half century to take England into a commanding position at the end of day 2.

72.6 Z Khan to Cook, A good in swinging delivery off a fullish delivery, Cook comes well forward and defends the ball solidly back past the non-striker and to mid on to end the second day's play. 216/1

72.5 Z Khan to Trott, A yorker outside off stump, dug out and guided down to third man for a single. England trail by just 100 runs now. 216/1

72.4 Z Khan to Trott, A good line and length delivery just outside off stump, Trott gets behind it and pushes the ball to the covers. 215/1

72.3 Z Khan to Trott, Angles it into the stumps, Trott gets his feet out of the way and pushes the ball to mid on. 215/1

72.2 Z Khan to Trott, Zaheer comes around the wicket and pushes the ball outside the off stump, Trott leaves it alone. 215/1

72.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off, Cook guides the ball to point and picks up a single to bring up the 50-run stand between these two. 215/1

72.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, angling in. Dhoni comes forward for a defense but misses it and gets hit high on the thigh pads. 223/5

72.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fullish outside off, shaping away a tad. Dhoni is nearly squared up and defends it to the off side. 223/5

72.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Crashed away! Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni stays back and punches it past point for a boundary. 223/5

72.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni mistimes his punches it straight to mid off. 219/5

72.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good adjustment and good running! Shuffles across very early, Anderson delivers it wide outside off, Dhoni guides it to third man and scampers through for a couple. 219/5

72.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, In the corridor outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 217/5

Cook was born in 1984, the year in which England won a Test series in India the last time. Moreover, he was born on 25th December, a more than decent Christmas gift for ECB.

71.6 I Sharma to Trott, A fullish delivery just outside off, left alone. 214/1

71.5 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball which comes in to the batsman. Trott leaves the ball and it goes past the off stump yet again. Either is a very good judge of the movement or he is lucky. 214/1

71.4 I Sharma to Trott, Short and wide outside the off stump, Trott tries to cut and chops it down right beside him. 214/1

71.3 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball, just outside off, Trott gets across and defends it back to the bowler. 214/1

71.2 I Sharma to Trott, Close! Lands it just outside the off stump and gets it to shape in considerably. Trott opts to leave it alone and the ball nearly shaves the off stump. 214/1

71.1 I Sharma to Trott, Ishant Sharma comes into the attack and bowls a short one to Trott. He gets well under it as the ball passes over his body. 214/1

Anderson back on!

71.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar drives it straight back to the bowler to end the over. 217/5

71.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Goes back and squirts it into the ground. 217/5

71.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Loopy on middle and off, Tendulkar defends it into the ground. 217/5

71.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on off, Tendulkar lunges forward and blocks it solidly. 217/5

71.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays back and pushes it to covers. Ponders a single but decides against it. 217/5

71.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle and leg, Tendulkar drives it straight to mid on. 217/5

70.6 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up to the bat just outside off, Cook goes for a drive but inside edges the ball on to the pitch. 214/1

70.5 Z Khan to Trott, Comes around the wicket to Trott and angles this one down the leg side, he flicks it easily down to fine leg and takes a single. 214/1

70.4 Z Khan to Cook, A good inswinging delivery there. Cook is forced to close the face of the bat as the ball goes to deep square leg for a single. 213/1

70.3 Z Khan to Cook, This one goes the other way as Zaheer lands it on a length just outside off. Cook chooses to shoulder arms to that one. 212/1

70.2 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish delivery on off stump, Cook watches the movement carefully and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 212/1

70.1 Z Khan to Cook, A good length ball, comes in slightly towards off stump, Cook opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball to point. 212/1

70.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Stands tall and punches it to mid on. Scampers through for a single. Very good running from the pair! 217/5

70.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Loopy outside off, Tendulkar pushes it straight back to the bowler. 216/5

70.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, Comes forward and turns it to mid-wicket. 216/5

70.3 G Swann to Tendulkar, Fullish on off, Tendulkar turns it to short leg. 216/5

70.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, A tad short outside off, Tendulkar rocks back and punches it to covers. 216/5

70.1 G Swann to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and defends. 216/5

The Indian spinners have bowled alarmingly quickly. We might have a couple of extra overs if they continue this way. Or maybe not, Zaheer Khan comes in to bowl now.

69.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow and loopy outside off stump, defended off the front foot. 212/1

69.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted on off and just outside, defended back to Ojha. 212/1

69.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook sweeps with control and plays the ball down to deep square leg for one run. 212/1

69.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on off, pushed back to Ojha. 211/1

69.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow, tossy delivery outside off, defended to the covers. 211/1

69.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted on off stump, Trott drives the ball to wide mid on, beating the short mid on fielder and picks up an easy single. 211/1

69.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 216/5

69.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Comes on the front foot and blocks it solidly. 216/5

69.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy and fullish on off, Dhoni drives it straight back to the bowler. 216/5

69.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Goes back and punches it straight back to Panesar. 216/5

69.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Fullish on middle, Dhoni lunges forward and defends. 216/5

69.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on the pads, Tendulkar clips it behind square leg for a single. 216/5

68.6 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes far across to the off stump. Ojha spots this and darts one on the leg stump line. Cook can't get bat on the ball as it goes to Dhoni past the leg stump. 210/1

68.5 P Ojha to Cook, Comes forward and pushes the ball to point. 210/1

68.4 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 210/1

68.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted delivery just outside off, Trott drives to wide mid off and takes a quick single. Ishant Sharma hits the stumps to his astonishment hits the stumps dwon but Trott was in. 210/1

68.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it outside the off stump, pushed to point, can't get the single. 209/1

68.1 P Ojha to Trott, This one turns, lands on just outside off and spins away. Trott comes forward to defend but is beaten. 209/1

68.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Goes back and turns it to short leg. 215/5

68.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Leans forward and this time sensibly prods it into the ground. 215/5

68.4 G Swann to Dhoni, In the air but just short! What was Dhoni doing there? Attacking from the first ball? Fullish outside off, Dhoni chips down the track for a heave and mistimes it aerially to mid-wicket where it falls inches short of Samit Patel. 215/5

MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

68.3 G Swann to Singh, OUT! Finally, Swann breaks a crucial partnership! Good length delivery on off, goes straight on with the arm, it holds a bit too. Yuvraj stays back and punches it uppishly to short cover where Cook pouches a smart catch. 215/5

68.2 G Swann to Singh, Fullish outside off, pushes to point by Yuvraj. 215/4

68.1 G Swann to Singh, Comes forward and prods it to the off side. 215/4

67.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Head on top of the bat handle, Cook comes nicely forward and pats the ball back to Ashwin who surprisingly hasn't bowler a bad ball in this over. 209/1

67.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler. 209/1

67.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes forward and pushes the ball to the on side sedately. 209/1

67.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on middle, Cook pushes the ball towards the non-striker, Ashwin gets a hand to it and the ball rolls away. Cook turns down the single. 209/1

67.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook is playing for stumps it seems. Defends it back to Ashwin once again. 209/1

67.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted delivery on off, pushed back to Ashwin. 209/1

67.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tendulkar has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 215/4

67.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Leans forward and defends it solidly. 215/4

67.4 M Panesar to Singh, Chips down the track and drives it to long on for a single. 215/4

67.3 M Panesar to Singh, Loopy outside off, driven to covers by Yuvraj. 214/4

67.2 M Panesar to Singh, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 214/4

67.1 M Panesar to Singh, Comes forward and drives it to covers. 214/4

66.6 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up outside off, Trott comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 209/1

66.5 P Ojha to Trott, Slow and outside off stump, Trott shoulders arms. 209/1

66.4 P Ojha to Trott, Full just outside off, driven to short extra cover. 209/1

66.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, blocked off the front foot once again. 209/1

66.2 P Ojha to Trott, Loopy on off, pushed back to Ojha. 209/1

66.1 P Ojha to Trott, A flat delivery just outside off, pushed to the covers off the back foot. 209/1

66.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by Tendulkar presenting the full face of the bat. 214/4

66.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, FOUR! He has played that shot to great effect! Fullish outside off, Tendulkar gets down on one knee and paddles it to fine leg for a single. 214/4

66.4 G Swann to Singh, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it powerfully to deep square leg for a single. Monty overran the ball but he did well in the end to stop it. Just a single taken. The players on the field had a good laugh about his efforts. 210/4

66.3 G Swann to Singh, Goes straight on with the arm after landing on middle, Yuvraj gets an inside edge onto his pads on his prod. 209/4

66.2 G Swann to Y Singh, FOUR! A tad short outside off, Yuvraj rocks back and pulls it over mid -wicket for a boundary. 209/4

66.1 G Swann to Singh, Quicker and flatter on off, Yuvraj stays in his crease and defends. 205/4

65.6 R Ashwin to J Trott, Fullish on off, Trott drives the ball to deep mid on and picks up a single. 209/1

65.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Quick and flat outside off, Trott goes across with his back foot and pushes the ball towards point. 208/1

65.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow off spinner just outside off stump, Trott defends it dead back into the wicket. 208/1

65.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off and middle, Trott drives it to mid on. 208/1

65.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Quicker and fuller on off, pushed back again to the bowler. 208/1

65.1 R Ashwin to Trott, A slow loopy delivery, defended back to Ashwin. 208/1

65.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar goes back and pushes it to point to end the over. 205/4

65.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Lunges forward and dead-bats it into the ground. 205/4

65.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar comes forward and defends it solidly. 205/4

65.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays back and pats it to point. 205/4

65.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle and off, Tendulkar drives it uppishly on one bounce to extra cover. 205/4

65.1 M Panesar to Singh, Comes forward for a prod but gets a slight outside edge to short third man for a single. 205/4

64.6 P Ojha to Cook, Leg stump line again, Cook comes forward and across at first and then goes back to the leg stump to turn the ball to square leg nicely. 208/1

64.5 P Ojha to Cook, Spins into the middle and leg stump line and Cook flicks it away to mid-wicket. 208/1

64.4 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it further into the pads, worked away through square leg for one. 208/1

64.3 P Ojha to Trott, Stays back to this quicker delivery on the stumps, defended from within the crease. 207/1

64.2 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up outside off stump, defended to the covers. 207/1

64.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it in to the off stump, defended to the off side with an angled bat. 207/1

64.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Spins back in after landing outside off, Tendulkar rocks back for a cut but gets an inside edge onto his pads. That turned in sharply. 204/4

64.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Leans forward and prods a fullish delivery outside off into the ground. 204/4

64.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, A tad short outside off, Tendulkar goes back and punches it to the off side. 204/4

64.3 G Swann to Singh, Goes back and clips it to deep square leg for a single. 204/4

64.2 G Swann to Singh, Chips down the track, Swann pushes it quicker and flatter on middle, Yuvraj is forced to pads it away. He slips in the process but does well to get back in time. 203/4

64.1 G Swann to Singh, Length delivery on off, Yuvraj comes forward and defends. 203/4

63.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes well forward to this loopy delivery and pats it to the off side. 207/1

63.5 R Ashwin to Trott, A quick off spinner, turns into off stump and stays low. Trott stays on his back foot and defends it nicely in the end to the leg side and picks up a single too. 207/1

63.4 R Ashwin to Trott, A flatter off spinner just outside off, Trott gets across and pats it back to Ashwin. 206/1

63.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up just outside off, defended to the covers with an angled bat. 206/1

63.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off and middle, driven down to long on for a single. Cook is just milking the Indian bowlers for easy singles. 206/1

63.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow, flighted delivery on off stump, presents a dead defensive bat to that one. 205/1

Swann back on!

63.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR! Deft, a very smart shot! Drifts it onto his pads, Tendulkar just nudges it past short fine leg for a boundary. 203/4

63.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by Tendulkar presenting the full face of the bat. 199/4

63.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays in his crease and defends it at the lest moment. 199/4

63.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR LEG BYES! Drifts it onto his pads, Tendulkar misses his clip, it brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 199/4

63.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 195/4

63.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on off, Tendulkar comes forward and prods it into the ground. 195/4

62.6 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Second time he has done this! A flighted delivery on middle, Trott lifts his back leg, transfers the weight on to his front and flicks the ball through mid-wicket to fine the fence. 205/1

62.5 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it and angles it in to the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 201/1

62.4 P Ojha to Trott, Pitched up outside off stump, Trott drives but can't beat extra cover. 201/1

62.3 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the leg stump, Trott turns it around but straight to mid-wicket. 201/1

62.2 P Ojha to Trott, Fullish on the off stump, defended back to Ojha. 201/1

62.1 P Ojha to Trott, Short, slow and wide, cut away, but straight to point, can't find the gap there Trott. 201/1

62.6 S Finn to Tendulkar, Good length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad. Tendulkar whips it to deep square leg for a single. 195/4

62.5 S Finn to Tendulkar, Probing delivery outside off, Tendulkar shoulders his arms to it. 194/4

62.4 S Finn to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar stays in his crease and defends it solidly. 194/4

62.3 S Finn to Singh, A tad wide outside off, Yuvraj stands tall and cuts it aerially to third man for a single. 194/4

62.2 S Finn to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, shaping away. Tendulkar pushes it in the gap between point and cover for a single. 193/4

62.1 S Finn to Singh, Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj goes for a pull but doesn't connect it well, they run through for a single wide of mid on. 192/4

61.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Cook comes well forward and defends the ball to the on side. 201/1

61.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted up on off and middle, flicked away to mid-wicket. 201/1

61.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off again, Cook opens the face and pushes the ball to the covers. 201/1

61.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off stump, Cook comes forward and defends. 201/1

61.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Flat off spinner on the pads, Trott nudges it away easily and gets off strke with a single down to deep square leg. 201/1

61.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Fullish delivery on the stumps, driven down to long on for a single to bring up the 200 of the innings after losing just one wicket. 200/1

61.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Length delivery on middle, and leg, Tendulkar turns it to the leg side. 191/4

61.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Length delivery on middle, Tendulkar lunges forward and defends. 191/4

61.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, A tad quicker and flatter outside off, Tendulkar leaves it alone. 191/4

61.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Loopy and fullish outside off, Tendulkar drives it straight to mid off. 191/4

61.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays in his crease and pushes it to covers. 191/4

61.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Length delivery on off, Tendulkar defends it to short leg. 191/4

60.6 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Impressive! Tossed up on off, Trott waits for the ball to land and drives it through mid-wicket for his first boundary. The butterflies in his stomach would have settled with that shot. 199/1

60.5 P Ojha to Trott, Quick and full on the off stick, defended back to Ojha. 195/1

60.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flat one spinning away from the off stump, Trott punches it to point. 195/1

60.3 P Ojha to Cook, Turns in towards the middle stump, turned away past leg slip for a single. 195/1

60.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up outside off, Cook edges his defensive stroke to backward point. 194/1

60.1 P Ojha to Cook, A flighted delivery just outside off, Cook comes forward and defends. 194/1

60.6 S Finn to Singh, Good shot but no run! A tad short outside off, Yuvraj rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 191/4

60.5 S Finn to Tendulkar, In the air but safe! Back of a length delivery outside off, Tendulkar upper cuts it to third man, Monty in the deep nearly misjudged it but then recovers well as the ball falls safely on a couple of bounces to him. They run through for a single. 191/4

60.4 S Finn to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and drives it sweetly but straight to mid off. 190/4

60.3 S Finn to Singh, Fullish outside off, Yuvraj comes forward and slices it to third man for a single. 190/4

60.2 S Finn to Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj stays in his crease and pushes it to point. 189/4

60.1 S Finn to Singh, A tad short outside off, Yuvraj stays back and pats it to covers. 189/4

59.6 R Ashwin to Trott, The straighter one outside the off stump, Trott tries to drive anticipating the ball to turn in and is beaten. 194/1

59.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Shortish outside off stump, Cook cuts it and beats a diving Ishant at backward point. The ball goes to deep point for one. 194/1

59.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Off spinner on the leg stump, worked away to fine leg for a single. 193/1

59.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Off spinner outside the off stump, Trott leaves it alone. 192/1

59.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Quicker and flatter on the stumps, defended off the back foot back to Ashwin. 192/1

59.1 R Ashwin to Cook, NOT OUT! Tossed up outside off, Cook drives it nicely to the covers. He sets off for the run and Sachin hits the stumps down at the non-strker's end. The umpires go to the third umpire and Cook is well in. 192/1

59.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays in his crease and tucks it to square leg to end the over. 189/4

59.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays in his crease and defends a length delivery on off into the ground. 189/4

59.4 M Panesar to Singh, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 189/4

59.3 M Panesar to Singh, SIX! Good positive intent from Yuvraj too! Fullish on off, Yuvraj dances down the track and lofts it over Panesar's head for a maximum. 50 stand up between Tendulkar and Yuvraj! 188/4

59.2 M Panesar to Singh, A tad wide outside off, Yuvraj leaves it alone. 182/4

59.1 M Panesar to Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj comes forward and prods it into the ground. 182/4

Appeal for a run out/

58.6 P Ojha to Trott, Trott lunges forward to this loopy delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 191/1

58.5 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted slowly on middle and off, Trott goes for the inside out drive but finds an inside edge and the ball rolls away back on to the pitch. 191/1

58.4 P Ojha to Trott, Trott goes down to sweep and gets struck on his pads, Dhoni appeals alone but the ball was clearly going down the leg side. 191/1

58.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flatter in trajectory on middle and leg, pushed to mid on off the back foot. 191/1

58.2 P Ojha to Trott, Slow delivery, angled in to the pads, defended to forward short leg off the front foot. 191/1

58.1 P Ojha to Trott, Pushes it quicker and fuller on off and middle, pushed back to Ojha by Trott. 191/1

58.6 S Finn to Tendulkar, Good length delivery outside off, Tendulkar stands tall and punches it through covers for a couple to end the over. 182/4

58.5 S Finn to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar stays back and punches it to point. 180/4

58.4 S Finn to Tendulkar, Tendulkar has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 180/4

Tendulkar has come out with a positive intent here!

58.3 S Finn to Tendulkar, A tad wide outside off, Tendulkar leaves it alone. 180/4

58.2 S Finn to Tendulkar, FOUR! Classic shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Tendulkar stands tall and just punches it over point for a boundary. 180/4

58.1 S Finn to Tendulkar, FOUR! Deft! Length delivery on the pads, Tendulkar just flicks it away to fine leg to bring up his 66th Test fifty! 176/4

57.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Good delivery on off stump, Cook comes forward and plays it down to forward short leg. 191/1

57.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Floats it up on off stump, Cook pushes the ball to the covers. 191/1

57.4 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss on the stumps, Cook just flicks it away to the mid on fence without much trouble. 191/1

57.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off, Cook comes forward and defends firmly to the covers. 187/1

57.2 R Ashwin to Cook, A slow loopy delivery on middle and off, jabbed back into the wicket. 187/1

57.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Full delivery on off stump, pushed back to Ashwin. 187/1

Gambhir added 19 runs with Tendulkar who looked cautious at the start of the session. But then he opened up a bit and started to score runs a tad freely. Kohli was snapped up by Anderson before Tendulkar and Yuvraj made sure that there were no more slip-ups before tea. Anderson and Finn looked lively and they would be looking to roar in the next session, while the pair of Tendulkar and Yuvraj would be looking to build a good partnership. Join us in a while for the evening session!

Another mixed session for both the teams as India have managed to score 82 runs and England have managed to pick up the wickets of Kohli and Gambhir. After a gritty half-century in the first session, Gambhir couldn't carry on in the afternoon session as he was caught in slips off Panesar.

57.6 G Swann to Singh, Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, Yuvraj comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. That's tea on day 1! 172/4

57.5 G Swann to Singh, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Fullish outside off, Yuvraj leans forward and drives it past extra cover for a crunching boundary. 172/4

57.4 G Swann to Singh, Quicker and flatter on off, Yuvraj gets his bat down in time and defends. 168/4

57.3 G Swann to Singh, Very full outside off, Yuvraj drills it to mid off. 168/4

57.2 G Swann to Singh, Leans forward and defends it to the leg side. 168/4

57.1 G Swann to Singh, Fullish outside off, Yuvraj leans forward and prods it to the off side. 168/4

56.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up outside off, Trott drives and Gambhir dives at short extra cover to turn the over into a maiden. 187/1

56.5 P Ojha to Trott, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 187/1

56.4 P Ojha to Trott, Ojha angles it into the line of the stumps and Trott defends again. 187/1

56.3 P Ojha to Trott, Looped up on off stump, Trott pushes it back to Ojha. 187/1

56.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flatter delivery just outside off, patted away to point. 187/1

56.1 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up slowly to the bat, driven to mid on. 187/1

56.6 S Finn to Tendulkar, A tad short outside off, Tendulkar stays back, is caught in two minds whether to leave or play but then decides to play and defends it into the ground. 168/4

56.5 S Finn to Tendulkar, Comes forward and defends a length delivery outside off to covers. 168/4

56.4 S Finn to Tendulkar, Flicks the bails with his knee while delivering a good length delivery outside off, Tendulkar pushes it to covers. 168/4

56.3 S Finn to Tendulkar, Good length delivery outside off, shaping away. Tendulkar leaves it alone. 168/4

56.2 S Finn to Singh, Clips it sweetly to deep square leg and takes a single. 168/4

56.1 S Finn to Singh, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Yuvraj has a poke at it and misses. 167/4

In the first hour of the third session India have picked up the wicket of Compton who made a good half century. However, England remain on top with Cook still in there as the umpires call for drinks.

55.6 Z Khan to Cook, Full delivery outside off, Cook takes his front foot across and pats the ball to the covers. 187/1

55.5 Z Khan to Cook, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Cook gets behind it and defends. 187/1

55.4 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Class! Pitched up outside off, Cook plays an elegant cover drive as the fielders watch the ball pass through the infield. 187/1

55.3 Z Khan to Cook, Gets this length ball to nip in towards off stump. Cook gets his foot forward and the ball hits it. Zaheer appeals but in vain as Cook is struck outside the line of off stump. 183/1

55.2 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery, just outside off, defended from within the crease. 183/1

55.1 Z Khan to A Cook, Short and wide outside the off stump, Cook cuts it nicely to the point fence and picks up a couple of runs as Ishant Sharma puts in a dive and pulls the ball back. 183/1

55.6 G Swann to S Tendulkar, FOUR! A bit edgy but nicely controlled! Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Tendulkar leans forward for a prod but then opens the face of the bat, the ball takes a slight outside edge and runs away to the third man fence. 167/4

55.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Pushes it quicker on middle, Tendulkar turns it to short leg. 163/4

55.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, Leans forward and defends a length delivery on off to short leg. 163/4

55.3 G Swann to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar dead bats it into the ground. 163/4

55.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, A tad quicker and flatter outside off, Tendulkar chops it into the ground off the front foot. 163/4

55.1 G Swann to Tendulkar, FOUR! Excellent placement! Fullish on middle, Tendulkar gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a boundary. 163/4

54.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up slowly on off, driven down to mid off, no run available. 181/1

54.5 P Ojha to J Trott, Quicker through the air and fuller, Trott defends to forward short leg. 181/1

54.4 P Ojha to Trott, Tosses it up on off stump, Trott offers a dead bat and defends it back on to the pitch. 181/1

54.3 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Tickled away! Angles it into the pads, Trott helps it away down to the fine leg fence. Anything that beats the infield will go to the boundary, the out field is very fast. 181/1

54.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted on off stump, defended to silly point. 177/1

54.1 P Ojha to A Cook, Tossed up outside off stump, Cook drives the ball to long on for one to get Trott on strike for the first time since he comes in. 177/1

54.6 S Finn to Singh, Stands tall and pushes a good length delivery outside off to covers. 159/4

54.5 S Finn to Singh, Beaten again! Nips away after landing outside off, Yuvraj again has a half a poke at it but misses. 159/4

54.4 S Finn to Singh, Comes forward and pats a length delivery outside off to covers. 159/4

54.3 S Finn to Singh, Play and miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Yuvraj goes for a poke but misses. 159/4

54.3 S Finn to Singh, Beaten! Straightens a tad after landing outside off, Yuvraj goes for a push but the ball beats his inside edge. Finn had overstepped and the umpire calls it a no ball. 159/4

54.2 S Finn to Singh, A tad short outside off, Yuvraj rocks back and punches it to covers where the fielder does well to make the stop. 158/4

54.1 S Finn to Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj stays back and pushes it to covers. 158/4

53.6 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up on off stump, Cook drives it past Zaheer and Tendulkar at mid off dives to his left to keep the batsmen down to just one. 176/1

53.5 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Smack! Short and wide by Zaheer, Cook cuts it in usual fashion to the point fence with a lot of authority. 175/1

53.4 Z Khan to A Cook, A short and wide delivery outside the off stump, Cook gets a bottom edge to first slip on the bounce. 171/1

53.3 Z Khan to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 171/1

53.2 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Helped away! A poor short one by Zaheer once again and Cook helps it down to the fine leg fence. Yuvraj puts in a dive but can't keep his legs inside the ropes and concedes a boundary. 171/1

53.1 Z Khan to A Cook, Zaheer comes into the attack and bowls a short delivery which Cook pulls to deep square leg for a couple of runs as Yuvraj comes around and makes a fine stop. 167/1

Finn back on!

53.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Tendulkar comes forward and prods a fullish delivery on off into the ground to end the over. 158/4

53.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Keeps a touch low after landing on off, Tendulkar turns it to short leg. 158/4

53.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, spins back in. Tendulkar stays back and defends. 158/4

53.3 G Swann to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar gets down on one knee and sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. 158/4

53.2 G Swann to Singh, Fires a full delivery down the leg side, Yuvraj looks for a big sweep but fails to connect. The keeper fumbles and they cross for a bye. 156/4

53.1 G Swann to Singh, Floated full delivery on off, Yuvraj gets on the front foot and defends it down watchfully. 155/4

Jonathan Trott makes his way out tot he crease.

52.6 P Ojha to Compton, OUT! Compton goes after a good innings! Ojha bowls it slow and gets it to drift on to the off stick. Compton gets down to play a fine sweep and the ball hits his pads. Ojha and the rest of the close in fielders appeal. Rod Tucker shakes his head at first and changes his decision soon after that to send Compton back. He has played a much improved and a gutsy innings. Replays show that Compton had got a glove before the ball hit the pad, unlucky for him. 165/1

52.5 P Ojha to Compton, FOUR! Very Laxman-like! Flighted on the stumps, Compton chips down and plays a lovely on drive between mid-wicket and mid on to the fence. 165/0

52.4 P Ojha to Cook, Full on the stumps, driven down to long on for a single. 161/0

52.3 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Luck going England's way too! A tossed up delivery on the pads, Cook gets a thick inside edge on the sweep and the ball races away to the fine leg fence. 160/0

52.2 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 156/0

52.1 P Ojha to Cook, Comes well forward to this tossed up delivery and defends. 156/0

52.6 J Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR! Just a shade short in length outside off, Tendulkar goes on the back foot and opens the face of the bat late to guide it past point for a boundary. Patel was in pursuit but the ball won the race. 155/4

52.5 J Anderson to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Soft hands! A fuller length delivery in the channel around off, Tendulkar leans into the shot and softly nudges it through the gap between slips and gully. 151/4

52.4 J Anderson to S Tendulkar, Driven towards the mid on region. No run. 147/4

52.3 J Anderson to Tendulkar, A tad full outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and again pushes it to covers. 147/4

52.2 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Comes forward and pushes a length delivery outside off to covers. 147/4

52.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar leaves it alone. 147/4

51.6 R Ashwin to Compton, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery 156/0

Captain Cook has got to his 23rd Test hundred. His run of excellent form continues against the low-balled Indian team who have no clue how to get his wicket. He was dropped by Pujara and expect no more chances from this bloke. It is his fifth hundred against India, his highest against any team going past his four against the Windies. He also has the highest Test hundreds for any English batsman.

51.5 R Ashwin to Cook, There it is! Cook gets to his hundred with a fine sweep down towards fine leg for a three runs. 156/0

51.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Comes forward and plays it away to the covers. 153/0

51.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 153/0

51.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Ojha drops the length, seeing Compton advance, he adjusts well and plays it towards mid off for one. 153/0

51.1 R Ashwin to Compton, A loopy delivery angled into the batsman, he stays back and pushes it back to Ojha. 152/0

51.6 G Swann to Singh, Defends a length delivery outside off to point to end the over. 147/4

51.5 G Swann to Singh, Yuvraj has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 147/4

51.4 G Swann to Singh, Leans forward and defends it to the off side. 147/4

51.3 G Swann to Singh, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full on middle, Yuvraj drives it sublimely straight down the ground for another crisp boundary. 147/4

51.2 G Swann to Singh, FOUR! Good reply from Yuvraj! Fullish outside off, Yuvraj lunges forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 143/4

51.1 G Swann to Singh, Length delivery, a tad quicker and flatter on off, Yuvraj comes forward for a defense but gets bat first and then the pad. They players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. 139/4

50.6 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the pads, driven straight to mid-wicket. 152/0

50.5 P Ojha to Cook, Comes forward to the pitch of the ball on leg stump and flicks it to mid-wicket. 152/0

50.4 P Ojha to Cook, Drifts into the pads and Cook plays it down to forward short leg. 152/0

The 150-run stand comes up.

50.3 P Ojha to Cook, FOUR! Dismissed! Full on off and middle, Cook comes half forward and plays a flicky sweep with the help of his wrists to the mid-wicket fence to move on to 98. 152/0

50.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, turned away to mid-wicket. 148/0

50.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it up slowly outside the off stump, defended to the covers. 148/0

50.6 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Bouncer on middle and leg, Tendulkar ducks under it. 139/4

50.5 J Anderson to Tendulkar, A tad full outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and pushes it to covers. 139/4

50.4 J Anderson to Singh, A tad short outside off, Yuvraj pats it to point, there is a slight hesitation but they complete a single. Yuvraj is off the mark! 139/4

50.3 J Anderson to Singh, Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Yuvraj goes for a poke but misses. 138/4

50.2 J Anderson to Singh, Yuvraj has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 138/4

50.1 J Anderson to Singh, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery outside off, swinging in late. Yuvraj comes forward for a defense but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 138/4

Ojha replaces Ishant Sharma.

49.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Flighted just outside off stump, defended back to the bowler. 148/0

49.5 R Ashwin to A Cook, Angles it into the stumps, Cook punches it to long on off his back foot for one. 148/0

49.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Looped up outside off, Cook drives the ball straight to the cover fielder. 147/0

49.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Comes down the track and punches it to mid on to pick up a quick single. 147/0

49.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Tosses it outside the off stump, Compton takes his front foot way forward and leaves the ball. 146/0

49.1 R Ashwin to Compton, A flighted delivery just outside off, Compton stays back and defends. 146/0

49.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Loopy and fullish outside off, Tendulkar lunges forward and prods it into the ground. 138/4

49.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Goes back and pushes it back to the bowler. 138/4

49.4 G Swann to S Tendulkar, Goes straight on with the arm after landing outside off, Tendulkar gets an outside edge to gully off his forward prod. 138/4

49.3 G Swann to Tendulkar, Leans forward and defends it to short leg. 138/4

49.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, A tad wide outside off, Tendulkar rocks back and punches it past covers for a couple. 138/4

49.1 G Swann to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar pushes it back to the bowler. 136/4

48.6 I Sharma to Cook, Fifth one in the over! Cook should have gone for a six on six! He shoulders arms to this length delivery outside the off stump to end the over. 146/0

48.5 I Sharma to Cook, The leave is back! Angles it across Cook who goes back to his leaving ways. 146/0

48.4 I Sharma to Cook, No, it won't! Good length delivery on off stump, defended to the off side quietly. 146/0

48.3 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off, left alone by Cook. Will this be 6 out of 6 leaves in this over? 146/0

48.2 I Sharma to Cook, Pitches it up and angles the ball outside the off stump, Cook is not interested to play at that one either. 146/0

48.1 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes that way outside the off stump, Cook would have had to play with two bats to reach to that one, and thus, leaves it alone. 146/0

Swann into the attack now.

48.6 J Anderson to Singh, Delivers a back of a length delivery down the leg side, Yuvraj leaves it alone. 136/4

48.5 J Anderson to Singh, No run. 136/4

Yuvraj Singh walks in at number 6, replacing Kohli.

48.4 J Anderson to V Kohli, OUT! Edged and taken! Anderson gets a wicket at last! That is the first wicket for a seamer in this series since Gambhir's first-over dismissal at the Wankhede! Full outside off, 132.5 kph, Kohli pushes hard and gets a thick outside edge. Tendulkar survived in the last over, hard luck for Kohli. Straight into the hands of Graeme Swann at second slip who takes it inches above the ground. Great bowling. 136/4

48.3 J Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Fine shot! Half volley on middle, Kohli comes forward and drives it straight down the ground. Mid on dives to his left but cannot get there! 136/3

48.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Full outside off, 133.3 kph, swinging away, shouldered arms to. 132/3

48.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it straight to covers. 132/3

47.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Lunges well forward and dead bats this loopy delivery back on to the pitch. 146/0

47.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Floated up on off, pushed back to Ashwin. 146/0

47.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton sees the flight outside the off stump and jumps out of the crease. He ends up defending it back to Ashwin. 146/0

47.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Drifts in with the flight on to middle, Cook turns it past mid-wicket for one more single. 146/0

47.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Drifts on to the pads, allows Compton to nudge it away to deep square leg and pick up a run. 145/0

47.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Tosses it up on middle, defended back to Ashwin. 144/0

47.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and turns a full delivery on off to mid-wicket to end the over. 132/3

47.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Full outside off, Tendulkar drives it straight to mid off. 132/3

47.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR BYES! That's beaten everybody! Loopy outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Keeps a touch low. Tendulkar goes for a drive but misses. The keeper too misses and it runs away to the fence. 132/3

47.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, A tad quicker and flatter outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and defends. 128/3

47.2 M Panesar to S Tendulkar, Very full on middle and leg, Tendulkar drives it straight to mid on. 128/3

47.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on the pads, Tendulkar clips it to short fine leg. 128/3

46.6 I Sharma to Cook, Fullish just outside off stump, Cook drives nicely but finds cover. 144/0

46.5 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Cracked away! Short and wide and Cook cuts it towards the third man fence. It is one of his favourite shots. 144/0

46.4 I Sharma to Cook, Length ball on leg stump, flicked away to mid-wicket. 140/0

Compton has got to his first landmark in Test cricket, his first Test fifty. He has looked calm and solid all through this innnings. He should try to convert it into a maiden hundred.

46.3 I Sharma to N Compton, Short delivery on Compton's body, he pulls it to deep square leg for a single to bring up his fifty. 140/0

46.3 I Sharma to Compton, NO BALL! Back of a length just outside off, Compton gets across and dabs it to the covers. 139/0

46.2 I Sharma to Compton, Pitched up outside the off stump, left alone by Compton. 138/0

46.1 I Sharma to Compton, That is the first bouncer bowled by the Indians in this innings. Compton did not expect that as he ducked under it in a hurry as the ball passed through to the keeper. 138/0

46.6 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Length delivery swinging in, Tendulkar clips it to deep square leg for a single. 128/3

46.5 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Half volley again, driven sweetly through the covers where there is a fumble and the batsmen come back for the second. 127/3

46.4 J Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR! Edged, does not carry! Full outside off, Tendulkar goes hard for the drive but gets a thick outside edge which does not carry to Graeme Swann at second slip. He fumbles and the ball meets the ropes. 125/3

46.3 J Anderson to Tendulkar, That is a snorter! Landed short outside off, Tendulkar hops and sways away from the line. The ball hits his shoulder on its way through. 121/3

46.2 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Lunges forward to defend. 121/3

46.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Pushes and misses outside off. 121/3

45.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Similar story once again, defended off the front foot back to the bowler. 138/0

45.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on the stumps, pushed back to Ashwin. 138/0

45.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Gets low and forward on the front foot to defend it back to Ashwin. 138/0

45.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, patted away to the covers. 138/0

45.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 138/0

45.1 R Ashwin to Cook, A flighted delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 138/0

45.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushes it towards gully, sets off for the single but then there is a dive and the ball is stopped. Single is not taken. 121/3

45.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Full and flat outside off, defended solidly. 121/3

45.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Spinning away from outside off, left alone. 121/3

45.3 M Panesar to V Kohli, Floated outside off, driven straight to cover. 121/3

45.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Oohh... goes for the cut but the ball comes in quickly and goes off the bottom edge to point. 121/3

45.1 M Panesar to Kohli, On middle, watchfully defended. 121/3

Cook goes past 7000 runs and becomes the youngest player to do so in Tests, going past Sachin Tendulkar. He has achieved this feat in 151 Test innings.

44.6 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up outside off, Cook goes forward and drives the ball past cover and point and picks up three runs. 138/0

44.5 I Sharma to Cook, A short of a length delivery just outside off, defended with an open face to point. 135/0

44.4 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Bang! Short and wide, Cook leans back and slaps it towards Sehwag who doesn't get anything on it and the ball goes straight through him to the cover fence. 135/0

44.3 I Sharma to Cook, A length ball across Cook, he watches it pass through to the keeper. 131/0

44.2 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery on off, Cook stands tall and punches the ball to mid-wicket. 131/0

44.1 I Sharma to Cook, A wide back of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone by Cook. 131/0

44.6 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar pats it towards point. 121/3

44.5 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Outside off, left alone. 121/3

44.4 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Goes back and defends it to the off side. 121/3

44.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Helps it to mid on and takes a single. 121/3

44.2 J Anderson to Kohli, In the corridor outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 120/3

44.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/3

43.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Gets behind the line of that one by moving across and defends it back to Ashwin. 131/0

43.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Beaten! A tossed up delivery outside off, holds it line as Compton plays for the turns and misses. 131/0

43.4 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton gets down and plays a lap sweep down to fine leg and picks up a couple. 131/0

43.3 R Ashwin to A Cook, Flighted on off, Cook pushes the ball to mid off. The sub, Vijay throws wildly, luckily no overthrows are conceded. 129/0

43.2 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has punched that ball through the offside. 128/0

43.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Spins it into the pads, worked away by Compton to the leg side for a single. 128/0

43.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Leans forward and blocks it solidly into the ground to end the over. 120/3

43.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Beauty! Spins away after landing outside off, some bounce too. Tendulkar lunges forward for a defense but is beaten by the away turn. The players appeal but the umpire says no. 120/3

43.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Very full outside off, Tendulkar drives it beautifully but straight to covers. 120/3

43.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets off the mark! Full on the pads, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket and takes one. 120/3

43.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle and leg, Tendulkar drives it sweetly to mid on where Swann misfields and allows a run. 119/3

43.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Kohli drives it sweetly but straight to covers. 118/3

Ashwin to get a change of ends.

42.6 I Sharma to A Cook, A fraction short outside the off stump, cut away without much timing to point. 127/0

42.5 I Sharma to Cook, A tight line and length on off stump, Cook gets behind it and defends to the off side. 127/0

42.4 I Sharma to Compton, Fullish outside off, Compton comes forward and drives it to wide mid off for a single. 127/0

42.3 I Sharma to Compton, A good length delivery on off, defended off the back foot by Compton. 126/0

42.3 I Sharma to Compton, NO BALL! FOUR! Unintentional! Short and room outside off stump, Compton goes back and across and cuts it as it goes off a thick outside edge to the third man fence. 126/0

42.2 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball in line with the stumps, Compton stays in the crease and defends it right under the line of his eyes to the on side. 121/0

42.1 I Sharma to Compton, Starts off with a short and wide delivery outside off, Compton chases it and tries to cut it, manages to play it to the cover fielder. He shouldn't throw it away with a lapse of concentration. 121/0

42.6 S Finn to Kohli, Stays in his crease and blocks it solidly. 118/3

42.5 S Finn to Kohli, Comes forward and defends it solidly back to the bowler. 118/3

42.4 S Finn to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 118/3

42.3 S Finn to Kohli, Nips away after landing outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 118/3

42.2 S Finn to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, nips away a tad, Kohli comes forward for a defense but gets an outside edge to gully where Pietersen makes a good stop. 118/3

42.1 S Finn to Tendulkar, Ah! Brutal delivery! Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Tendulkar looks to leave it but he is hurried into it and the ball hits his arm guard, it lobs to fine leg and they take a leg bye. 118/3

Welcome back to the third session as the tired Indian fielders have made their way out after a brief huddle and the English batsmen follow them, oozing in confidence. The bowlers will try to take a wicket as soon as play resumes because the concentration should not be at its greatest level after a break. Compton will face Ishant Sharma, 10-4-16-0 as we enter the third session.

Cook is closing in on his third hundred in this series and it doesn't look like there is anything stopping him from getting there. Compton has looked assured against spin as he used his feet pretty regularly and to good effect. The Indian bowlers will need to plan something better in the final session or else England could run away with the game. Do join us for the 3rd session in a bit.

It was all Cook and Compton in the second session as the pair consolidated further by adding 99 runs. The Indian bowlers were left answer less while the two batsmen took the attack, especially to the Indian spin duo of Ashwin and Ojha.

41.6 P Ojha to Cook, Pushed through quicker on off, pushed back to the bowler. That will be Tea on day 2. 121/0

41.5 P Ojha to Cook, Angles it into the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 121/0

41.4 P Ojha to Cook, Cook comes well forward and pushes the ball back to Ojha. 121/0

41.3 P Ojha to Compton, Length ball on off, Compton punches it nicely through mid-wicket off the back foot and the batsmen run hard to pick up three runs. 121/0

41.2 P Ojha to Cook, Cook gets well across the off stump and Ojha darts it towards the leg stump, he adjusts well and nudges it towards fine leg for a single. 118/0

41.1 P Ojha to Compton, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 117/0

41.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish outside off, Kohli come forward and drives it to mid off. 117/3

41.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Comes forward and pats it to point. 117/3

41.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Stays in his crease and pushes it to the off side. 117/3

41.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 117/3

41.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli strides forward and defends. 117/3

41.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir departs and Panesar gets another one! A tad short outside off, Gambhir rocks back for a cut too close to his body but gets an outside edge to first slip where Trott fumbles a tad but then manages to hold on to it. 117/3

40.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Drops a tad short, Cook cuts but can't beat backward point. 116/0

40.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Works it down to square leg, no run. 116/0

Ravi Shastri on air reckons that Cook will become a master chef after the end of this series. As exaggeratedly metaphoric as one can get.

40.4 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 116/0

40.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on off, patted back to Ashwin off the front foot. 116/0

40.2 R Ashwin to A Cook, Short outside off, cut away to backward point. 116/0

40.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted just outside off, defended back to the bowler. 116/0

40.6 S Finn to Tendulkar, Gets beaten by the away movement on his forward prod. 117/2

40.5 S Finn to Tendulkar, FOUR! What superb timing! Length delivery on off, Tendulkar stands tall and just pushes it past mid on, it races away, even a desperate dive forward from Anderson isn't enough to stop the ball. 117/2

40.4 S Finn to Tendulkar, Beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Tendulkar goes for a forward prod but misses. 113/2

40.3 S Finn to Tendulkar, This time it nips away after landing outside off, Tendulkar lets it go through to the keeper. 113/2

40.2 S Finn to Tendulkar, Close! Nips back in sharply after landing outside off, Tendulkar leaves it alone and it flies inches past the off stump. 113/2

40.1 S Finn to Tendulkar, FOUR! Nicely nudged! Good length delivery on the pads, Tendulkar just nudges it to fine leg for a boundary. 113/2

39.6 P Ojha to Compton, Flatter and straightening off the strip, Compton turns it down to forward short leg. 116/0

39.5 P Ojha to Compton, Comes well forward to this loopy delivery and blocks the ball. 116/0

39.4 P Ojha to Cook, Cook gets down and goes across with his front leg to sweep this one to fine leg for a single. 116/0

39.3 P Ojha to Compton, Compton has used his feet well today and continues doing so as he comes down and drives it to long on for one. 115/0

39.2 P Ojha to Compton, Pushed through quicker on off stump, Compton pushes it back to Ojha. 114/0

39.1 P Ojha to Cook, Turns in towards off stump from a length, Cook tucks it away to deep square leg for a single. 114/0

39.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Clips it to mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 109/2

39.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 108/2

39.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and blocks it solidly. 108/2

39.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 108/2

39.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 108/2

39.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Goes back and dabs it to point. 108/2

38.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Floated up on off stump, Compton pats it back to Ashwin. 113/0

38.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Shortish outside off stump, pushed to point off the back foot. 113/0

38.4 R Ashwin to Compton, On the pads, worked away to square leg. 113/0

38.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Flatter and quicker outside off stump, Compton comes across and defends it back on to the pitch. 113/0

38.2 R Ashwin to Compton, Flighted on off, defended back to Ashwin. 113/0

38.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off and Cook plays that awesome drive once again. Ojha from deepish cover gives it a chase but can't prevent the batsmen from taking three runs. 113/0

38.5 S Finn to Gambhir, FOUR! Nice placement. Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir just steers it past slips for a boundary. 108/2

38.4 S Finn to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 104/2

38.3 S Finn to Gambhir, Leaves alone a length delivery outside off. 104/2

38.2 S Finn to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and blocks a good length delivery outside off solidly. 104/2

38.1 S Finn to Tendulkar, Good length delivery on middle, Tendulkar turns it to mid-wicket where Anderson misfields and allows a run. 104/2

37.6 P Ojha to Compton, Angles it into the pads, Compton tries to work it around the corner, can't beat short fine leg though. 110/0

37.5 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler. 110/0

37.4 P Ojha to Cook, Shortish again outside off, Cook pushes it between cover and point for a single. 110/0

37.3 P Ojha to Compton, Short outside off, punched away to deep cover point for a single. 109/0

37.2 P Ojha to Compton, FOUR! Glanced! On the pads and Compton helps it away to the fine leg boundary. Easily done! 108/0

37.1 P Ojha to Compton, Dances down the track, Compton and pushes the ball to the covers. 104/0

37.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Leans forward and prods a length delivery outside off into the ground to end the over. 103/2

37.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar drives it to long off and takes a single. 103/2

37.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Lunges forward and prods it to the off side. 102/2

37.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 102/2

37.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Full length delivery on middle and leg, Tendulkar drives it straight to mid on. It was sweetly timed! 102/2

37.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar leans forward and defends. 102/2

36.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Only two players involved in the game for three balls now, the batsman and the bowler. Flighted up on off, Cook pushes it back to Ashwin for the third consecutive time. 104/0

36.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on off stump, defended back to Ashwin once again. 104/0

36.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Flatter delivery on the off stump, defended back to Ashwin. 104/0

36.3 R Ashwin to A Cook, FOUR! Leaves everyone speechless! Over pitches slightly and Cook drives it through the covers for a good looking boundary. 104/0

36.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Gets this one to go on with the arm and the ball jams between pad and bat together. Ashwin is excited and appeals optimistically. 100/0

36.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up outside off, left alone by Cook. 100/0

36.6 S Finn to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir again shoulders his arms to it. 102/2

36.5 S Finn to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 102/2

36.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir goes for a push but misses. 102/2

36.3 S Finn to Tendulkar, Back of a length delivery on the rib-region, Tendulkar hops back and fends it away off his gloves to the leg side for a quick single. 102/2

36.2 S Finn to Tendulkar, Short of a length delivery way down the leg side. Tendulkar ducks under it. 101/2

36.1 S Finn to Gambhir, Wide outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 101/2

The openers have brought up the 100-run stand and what a foundation they are laying for the following batsmen.

35.6 P Ojha to Compton, FOUR! Lovely shot! Shortish outside off stump, Compton goes back and punches it firmly past point to bring up the 100 of the innings in some classy style. 100/0

35.5 P Ojha to Compton, Compton comes forward once again and pushes the ball back to Ojha. 96/0

35.4 P Ojha to Compton, Tosses it up outside off, Compton pushes the ball to the covers. 96/0

Some issue with the ball there. The Indians have shown the ball to the umpire. The ball doesn't get through the tool the umpires use to check the shape of the ball. This calls for a change of ball. Will the new ball get some luck for the hosts? We will find out soon once we resume after this slight hold up in play.

35.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, Cook sweeps it to deeep square leg for a single. 96/0

35.2 P Ojha to Cook, Turns it into the off stump, turned down to forward short leg. 95/0

35.1 P Ojha to Cook, Pushes it outside the off stump, left alone by Cook. 95/0

35.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Fullish on middle and leg, goes straight on with the arm. Tendulkar lunges forward for a defense but seems to get bat first and then pad. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Change of bat for Tendulkar now! 100/2

35.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and defends it to short leg. 100/2

35.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, A tad short outside off, Tendulkar goes back and punches it back to the bowler. 100/2

35.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, A tad quicker and flatter outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and leaves it alone. 100/2

35.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Tendulkar guides it to point. 100/2

35.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 100/2

34.6 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 95/0

34.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Slow flight on the stumps, turned down in front of forward short leg. 94/0

34.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket once again. 94/0

34.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it and drifts it into the pads, Cook flicks the ball to mid-wicket. 94/0

34.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Loopy outside the off stump, Cook pats it back to Ashwin. 94/0

34.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin bowls it quicker through the air and lands it on off, Cook turns it around to the forward short leg fielder. 94/0

34.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Shoulders his arms to a length delivery outside off to end the over. 100/2

34.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Leaves alone a good length delivery outside off. 100/2

34.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery on off, Gambhir stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 100/2

34.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Probing length outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 100/2

34.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and guides it to point. 100/2

34.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 100/2

33.6 P Ojha to Compton, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 94/0

33.5 P Ojha to Compton, Pushes it quicker and Comton gets forward and defends. 94/0

33.4 P Ojha to Cook, Sweeps once again, in the same direction. But, this time he picks up just a single. 94/0

33.3 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off, Cook sweeps and gets it to the right of the deep square leg fielder. He comes back for a couple. 93/0

33.2 P Ojha to Cook, Flights it outside the off stump, Cook gets across and comes forward as he defends. 91/0

33.1 P Ojha to N Compton, Flighted on off, Compton uses his feet and gets down the track as he drives it to wide mid on for one. 91/0

33.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar drives it straight to mid off. 100/2

33.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays in his crease and blocks it to the off side. 100/2

33.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, FOUR! Good adjustment in the end! Length delivery outside off, spinning away. Tendulkar leans forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it past slip for a well placed boundary. 100/2

33.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 96/2

33.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Loopy outside off, Tendulkar looks to drive but gets an inside edge back to the bowler. 96/2

33.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Full on middle, Tendulkar prods it into the ground. 96/2

32.6 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Well timed! Fullish outside off, Cook leans forward and drives it through the covers to pick up a boundary off the last ball of the over. 90/0

32.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, Cook gets nicely low and forward, gets his bat in front of the pad and defends neatly. 86/0

32.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted outside off, Cook lunges forward and defends the ball to the off side. 86/0

32.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook stays back this time and dabs the ball to backward point. 86/0

32.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and pushes it back to Ashwin. 86/0

32.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flatter delivery on the stumps, turned down to forward short leg. 86/0

32.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 96/2

32.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR! Sweetly timed! A tad full outside off, Gambhir leans forward and drives it past point for a crunching boundary. 96/2

32.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Stays back and pats it to point. 92/2

32.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Comes forward and dabs it to covers. 92/2

32.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 92/2

32.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir pats it to point. 92/2

31.6 P Ojha to Cook, The batsman has played the paddle sweep. The batsmen have run through for a single 86/0

31.5 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted up on off, Compton drives it to mid off. Zaheer is slow off the blocks as the English batsmen pick up a quick single. 85/0

31.4 P Ojha to Compton, Compton chips down the track and pushes it back to Ojha. 84/0

31.3 P Ojha to Compton, Floated up on off and middle, Compton defends it back to Ojha. 84/0

31.2 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on off, Cook sweeps it down to square leg for a single. 84/0

31.1 P Ojha to Cook, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 83/0

31.6 M Panesar to S Tendulkar, Very full on middle, Tendulkar looks to drive but mistimes it straight back to the bowler. 92/2

31.5 M Panesar to Gambhir, A tad quick outside off, Gambhir blocks it solidly. Stays in his crease and bunts it to mid on for a single. 92/2

31.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Flicks it from way outside off but straight to mid-wicket. 91/2

31.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Leans forward and defends. 91/2

31.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 91/2

31.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Comes forward and clips it behind square leg for a single. 34,000 runs in international cricket for Sachin Tendulkar. 91/2

30.6 R Ashwin to A Cook, Flighted outside off, Cook comes forward and pushes the ball to mid off. Compton is in trouble as he runs to the striker's end. However, Yuvraj's throw is a wild one, beats the keeper and first slip and gives four extra runs to the English total. 83/0

30.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Angled into the pads, Cook turns it down to leg slip where Kohli does well to stop the ball. 78/0

30.4 R Ashwin to Cook, The batsman has worked it off his pads behind square. Good effort by the fielder to save runs for his team. 78/0

30.3 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton comes forward and pats the ball to the on side. He charges of for the run and nearly collides with his captain. Ojha, at square leg doesn't throw at all. There could have been a chance there. 78/0

30.2 R Ashwin to Compton, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 77/0

30.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Ashwin bowls from around the wicket and bowls a flighted ball on the stumps, Compton goes for the sweep and the ball hits the pads after which it lobs to silly point. The fielders appeal but the umpire reckons that it was pitched outside the leg stump. 77/0

30.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Shoulders arms to a harmless delivery outside off to end the over. 90/2

30.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir defends it solidly off the back foot. 90/2

30.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 90/2

30.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 90/2

30.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery on off, angling in. Gambhir pats it to mid-wicket. 90/2

30.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off from round the wicket. Gambhir stays back and squirts it into the ground. 90/2

Ashwin replaces Zaheer now.

29.6 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on the leg stump, Cook turns it down to mid-wicket, no run. 77/0

29.5 P Ojha to Cook, Flatter and angled across the off stump, Cook goes back and tries to cut. The ball goes just above the edge of the bat through to Dhoni. 77/0

29.4 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up outside off, thinks of the sweep but decides to defend it by coming half forward to the off side. 77/0

29.3 P Ojha to Cook, Cook gets down on his knee and plays a lap sweep down to fine leg for a couple of runs. Cook now becomes the highest run getter against India in India as an English captain. 77/0

29.2 P Ojha to Compton, Angles it in to the pads, Compton nudges it towards square leg and picks up a single. 75/0

29.1 P Ojha to Compton, Compton chips down the track and seeing this Ojha drops the length short at around 90 kph. Compton defends it to the off side. 74/0

29.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on off, Tendulkar leans forward and defends it solidly. 90/2

29.5 M Panesar to S Tendulkar, Loopy on off, Tendulkar looks to drive but gets an inside edge to mid on. 90/2

29.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Lunges forward and prods a length delivery on off into the ground. 90/2

29.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Keeps a touch low after landing outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and defends. 90/2

29.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Stays back and punches a length delivery outside off to point. 90/2

29.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar defends it to short leg. 90/2

28.6 Z Khan to Cook, This one comes in towards off stump off a good length and Cook is up to the task as he comes well across and forward to defend this to the off side. 74/0

28.5 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, Cook stays in his crease and defends the ball to the covers. 74/0

28.4 Z Khan to Cook, This one moves away after pitching on a fullish length just outside off stump, Cook doesn't play at this one either. 74/0

28.3 Z Khan to Cook, Pushes it wider outside off stump, Cook doesn't offer a shot to that one. 74/0

28.2 Z Khan to Cook, Swings it in to the pads and Cook flicks it to mid-wicket. 74/0

28.1 Z Khan to Cook, Fullish delivery just outside off, Cook leaves it alone. 74/0

Welcome back for the afternoon session. Gambhir and Tendulkar are the two batsmen at the crease. Panesar will start off proceedings for England.

Pujara looked pretty defensive at the crease and couldn't wield his magic willow this time around. Panesar was again impressive for England, while the pacers couldn't do much. The pair of Tendulkar and Gambhir would be looking to stabilize and develop a good partnership. Join us in a while for the afternoon session.

A mixed session for both the teams! India have managed to score 90 runs and England managed to pick up two crucial wickets, that of Sehwag and Pujara. Sehwag looked good at the start but a terrible piece of running saw him depart for 23. Gambhir showed great fight out in the middle and continued his good form with a crucial half-century.

28.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Wide outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. That's lunch on day 1. 90/2

28.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off, Gambhir squirts it into the ground. 90/2

28.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir dabs it to the off side off the front foot. 90/2

28.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, Gambhir drives it solidly off the front foot to mid off. 90/2

28.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir defends it to the off side. 90/2

28.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 90/2

27.6 P Ojha to Compton, Flatter and quicker on the stumps, Compton stays back and pats it back to the bowler. 74/0

27.5 P Ojha to Compton, Comes forward and defends it back to Ojha. 74/0

27.4 P Ojha to Compton, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. 74/0

27.3 P Ojha to Compton, Dances down again, but this time he defends. 74/0

27.2 P Ojha to Compton, SIX! That is a mis timed six. Chips down the track and tries to go inside out over the off side. He gets the ball over the long on fence, however. No idea how it went that far! The risk pays off for Compton. The head and the eye were facing towards extra cover as he played the lofted shot. 74/0

27.1 P Ojha to A Cook, Ojha comes around the wicket and bowls it slowly outside off stump, Cook plays it down with an open face towards point and picks up a quick single as Gambhir mis fields. 68/0

Anderson back on!

27.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Leans forward and defends a fullish delivery on off into the ground to end the over. 90/2

27.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tendulkar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 90/2

27.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Full on middle, Tendulkar blocks solidly. 90/2

27.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Nicely bowled! Loopy outside off, it holds its line. Tendulkar looks to drive but gets an inside edge behind square leg. 90/2

27.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and pushes it to covers. 90/2

27.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar defends it to mid on. 90/2

26.6 Z Khan to Compton, Another one outside the off stump, Compton watches it pass through to the keeper. 67/0

26.5 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect. 67/0

26.4 Z Khan to Compton, A good length delivery from around the wicket, angled into the batsman. Compton comes half forward and blocks the ball to the off side. 67/0

26.3 Z Khan to Compton, Angles it across Compton on a fullish length. Compton comes forward and pushes it to the off side. 67/0

Cook continues his good run of form, getting to his 30th Test fifty and his fifth against India to go along with the four centuries he has against them.

26.2 Z Khan to Cook, A fuller delivery just outside off, Cook pushes it into the gap on the off side and picks up a good quick single to bring up his 50. 67/0

26.1 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Good ball, an even better shot! Full delivery on off stump, swings in slightly. Cook punches it down the ground as Zaheer bends slowly to stop the ball, but in vain. Cook has moved on to 49 with that four. 66/0

26.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 90/2

26.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 90/2

26.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, A tad quick on middle, Gambhir tucks it behind square leg. 90/2

26.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Not out! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir goes back and flicks it to short leg where it hits the short leg fielder and lobs to the keeper who pouches it. The players appeal for a catch and the umpire is unsure so he goes upstairs. Replays show that the ball bounced before it hit the short leg fielder. 90/2

Appeal for a catch against Gambhir, the umpire has gone upstairs!

26.2 G Swann to Tendulkar, Tendulkar off the mark! Goes back and clips it behind square leg for a single. 90/2

21st Test fifty for Gambhir!

26.1 G Swann to Gambhir, A very good half-century for Gambhir! Loopy and fullish outside off, Gambhir chis down the track and pushes it to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 89/2

25.6 P Ojha to Compton, Slow flight on off as Compton charges down the track but ends up pushing it back to Ojha who starts off with a maiden. 62/0

25.5 P Ojha to Compton, Angles it into the pads, Compton turns it around to square leg. 62/0

25.4 P Ojha to Compton, Floated up on off stump, defended to the off side this time off the front foot. 62/0

25.3 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted on the stumps, defended to short mid-wicket. 62/0

25.2 P Ojha to Compton, Bowls it slow again, on the pads, Compton watches it well and defends. 62/0

25.1 P Ojha to Compton, Tosses it up on the stumps, Compton comes forward and pushes it to the on side. 62/0

25.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Fullish on middle, Tendulkar defends it back to the bowler. A successful over for England, a wicket maiden. 88/2

25.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, A tad quicker and flatter outside off, Tendulkar comes forward and pushes it to covers. 88/2

Sachin Tendulkar strides out to the middle.

25.4 Panesar to C Pujara, OUT! Castled! Length delivery on off, goes straight on with the arm, it keeps a touch low. Pujara is lazy in bringing his bat down and misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. Monty is ecstatic and he dances around with a whistle-style celebration! 88/2

25.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Loopy and full on off, Pujara defends it off the front foot. 88/1

25.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 88/1

25.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Full outside off, Pujara comes forward and defends. 88/1

Pragyan Ojha comes into the attack now.

The England openers have seen through the first hour of play in the second session as the umpires call for a drinks break.

24.6 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up outside off stump, Cook chooses to leave it alone. 62/0

24.5 Z Khan to Cook, Angles it in and gets the ball to shape in as well and Cook flicks it nicely but straight to mid-wicket. 62/0

24.4 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up and pushed straighter on off stump this time, Cook drives it down to mid off. 62/0

24.3 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up just outside off stump, Cook chooses to leave it alone. 62/0

24.2 Z Khan to Cook, Full and wide outside off stump, Cook leans forward and drives it to point where Yuvraj dives to his left and stops the ball and prevents a few runs, possibly a four. 62/0

24.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish length delivery on off stump, defended solidly off the front foot. 62/0

24.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir pushes it to covers. 88/1

24.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 88/1

24.4 G Swann to Gambhir, FOUR! The outfield is absolutely quick! Fullish on middle and leg, Gambhir just nudges it and it races away to the fine leg fence. Gambhir on 49 now! 88/1

24.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by Gambhir presenting the full face of the bat. 84/1

24.2 G Swann to Gambhir, A tad full on off, Gambhir comes forward and prods it into the ground. 84/1

24.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Loopy on middle, Gambhir leans forward and defends. 84/1

23.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 62/0

23.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook comes forward and gets an inside edge on to the defensive stroke. The ball takes the inside edge and goes down to the fine leg region for one. 62/0

23.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up on off, Cook blocks it beside the forward short leg fielder. 61/0

23.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Another slow flighted delivery on off stump, Cook presents the full face of the bat and defends. 61/0

23.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, pushed back to Ashwin off the front foot. 61/0

23.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it on off, Cook pushes the ball to the covers. 61/0

23.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara defends it from within the crease to end the over. 84/1

23.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Length delivery on middle, Pujara nudges it to fine leg. 84/1

23.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stays back, pats it to deep point and takes a single. 84/1

23.3 M Panesar to Pujara, A tad short outside off, keeps low. Pujara rocks back and punches it to cover, which is deep, for a single. 83/1

23.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara leans forward and defends. 82/1

23.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, A tad short outside off, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 82/1

22.6 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish on off stump, Compton gets forward and drives it to mid off. 61/0

22.5 Z Khan to Compton, A good length delivery just outside off, defended off the front foot to the covers. 61/0

22.4 Z Khan to Compton, Fullish delivery, pitched outside the line of leg stump and hits Compton's pads as he tries to flick. The ball does take the inside edge before thudding into the pads. Zaheer gets excited for a moment and appeals and then realises that it can't be given out. 61/0

22.3 Z Khan to Compton, Pitched up just outside off, left alone by Compton. 61/0

22.2 Z Khan to A Cook, Drops it short outside the off stump, Cook cuts it away to third man for a single. 61/0

22.1 Z Khan to Cook, Bowls it full and gets the ball to reverse in. Cook plays a mis timed drive to the cover fielder. 60/0

22.6 G Swann to Pujara, Full and loopy outside off, Pujara lunges forward and blocks. 81/1

22.5 G Swann to Pujara, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 81/1

22.4 G Swann to Pujara, Nicely flighted around off, Pujara defends it back to the bowler off the front foot. 81/1

22.3 G Swann to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara leans forward and defends. 81/1

22.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Again flighted on middle, Gambhir looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 81/1

22.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Loopy on middle and leg, Gambhir lunges forward and defends it to mid-wicket. 80/1

Zaheer comes back into the attack, replacing Sharma.

21.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Angled into the stumps, Cook turns it past forward short leg for a single. 60/0

21.5 R Ashwin to Cook, This time he defends it cleanly back to Ashwin by coming well forward. 59/0

21.4 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Very fine! Angled into the pads, Cook comes forward to defend. The ball has other ideas as it takes the inside edge and races away to the fine leg fence. 59/0

21.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Quicker on off stump, pushed to the covers. 55/0

21.2 R Ashwin to N Compton, Tossed up outside off, Compton drives it to Zaheer at mid off and sets off for a single. 55/0

21.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Bowls it with some slow flight on off, Compton pushes it back to Ashwin. 54/0

Graeme Swann into the attack now.

21.6 M Panesar to Pujara, A tad quick on off, defended into the ground by Pujara. 80/1

21.5 M Panesar to G Gambhir, Fullish on middle, Gambhir drives it sweetly to mid on but just for a single. The fielder did well to dive to his right and make the stop. 80/1

21.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 79/1

21.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, FOUR! Excellent use of the feet again! Fullish outside off, Gambhir chips down the track and drives it past point for a crisp boundary. 79/1

21.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, spins back in. Gambhir leaves it alone. 75/1

21.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara gets a slight inside edge on his forward prod to the leg side for a single. 75/1

20.6 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Stray on Cook's legs and you will disappear! Ishant follows one bad delivery with another on Cook's pads. He rolls his wrists and drives it through mid-wicket for a lovely boundary. 54/0

20.5 I Sharma to Cook, Sprays this down the leg side, probably the first time Ishant has bowled a real bad delivery. Cook tries to work it away but misses. Would have been a wide in the shorter formats. 50/0

20.4 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball, jags back from off to middle and off. Cook nearly chops it back on to the stumps as he gets his bat down on time. The ball rolls away beside the stumps safely. 50/0

20.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up and angled across Cook. He lets it through to Dhoni. 50/0

20.2 I Sharma to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, Cook opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball to point. 50/0

20.1 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length delivery angled across, Cook shoulders arms to that one. 50/0

20.6 S Finn to Gambhir, Nips back in after landing outside off, Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 74/1

20.5 S Finn to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off from round the wicket, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 74/1

20.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and lets a good length delivery outside off go through to the keeper. 74/1

20.3 S Finn to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and dabs it to point. 74/1

20.2 S Finn to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 74/1

20.1 S Finn to Gambhir, FOUR! Cracking drive! Gambhir looks pretty good when he is playing these shots! Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 74/1

19.6 R Ashwin to Compton, Compton dances down the track this time but can't get to the pitch of the ball and ends up defending it back to Ashwin. 50/0

19.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Gets down on his knee to this flighted delivery on off and sweeps it to deep square leg for one. 50/0

19.4 R Ashwin to Cook, SIX! Cook shows some good use of his boots there! Jumps down the track to this loopy delivery and lifts it with a clean straight bat over the straight boundary for a maximum. Not often that you see Cook hitting a six. 49/0

19.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Cook gets right behind the line of that one and defends it back to the bowler.. 43/0

19.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Floated up outside off stump, pushed to the covers off the front foot. 43/0

19.1 R Ashwin to Compton, Tossed up outside off and Compton pushes it with soft hands into the covers and sets off for a single. The batsmen nearly came in each other's way but went in different directions avoiding a collision in the end. 43/0

19.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Pushes it to short extra cover off the front foot to end the over. 70/1

19.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 70/1

19.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Comes forward and drives it sweetly to covers. 70/1

19.3 M Panesar to Pujara, FOUR! He's got subtle wrists! Fullish outside off, Pujara just flicks it wide of mid on for a well placed boundary. 70/1

19.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! A tad full on middle and leg, goes straight on with the arm. Pujara lunges forward for a defense but misses. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. 66/1

19.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Fullish on the pads, Pujara flicks it past mid-wicket for a couple. 66/1

18.6 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball around the off stump, defended by Cook to the covers. 42/0

18.5 I Sharma to Cook, FOUR! Gorgeous shot! Pitched up outside off stump, Cook gets nicely forward and plays a lovely cover drive and no one moved in the covers. 42/0

18.4 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length delivery on the off stick. Cook stands tall and fends it down on the off side easily. 38/0

In four Tests this year, Sharma has had an average of 122. No fast bowler will be anywhere close to being proud of that statistic.

18.3 I Sharma to Cook, Fullish delivery on the stumps, Cook closes the face nicely and turns the ball to mid on, no run though. 38/0

18.2 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes this wide outside the line of off stump and Cook opts to leave it alone, rightly so. 38/0

18.1 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball landing on middle and going away slightly. Cook stays back and defends it back to Ishant. 38/0

18.6 S Finn to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad. Gambhir lets it go through. 64/1

18.5 S Finn to Gambhir, Probing delivery outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 64/1

18.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir dabs it into the ground and looks for a single. But Pujara isn't interested. 64/1

18.3 S Finn to Pujara, Again a tad short on off, Pujara fends it awkwardly past mid-wicket for a single. 64/1

18.2 S Finn to Pujara, Back of a length delivery outside off, Pujara hops back and pushes it to point. 63/1

18.1 S Finn to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir pats it to the off side for a quick single. 63/1

17.6 R Ashwin to N Compton, FOUR! Edged away! This one is flat and goes on with the angle, taking Compton's outside edge and races away to the third man boundary beating Yuvraj's languid chase. 38/0

17.5 R Ashwin to Compton, Pushes this flatter and outside the off stump, Compton pushes the ball to point. 34/0

Ashwin continues around the wicket to Compton as well.

17.4 R Ashwin to A Cook, Ashwin flights it slowly on off and Cook chips down the wicket and drives it to wide mid off for a quick single. 34/0

17.3 R Ashwin to Cook, Flighted on middle and off, pushed back to Ashwin. 33/0

17.2 R Ashwin to Cook, FOUR! Breaks the shackles! Cook gets down on his knee and sweeps this by rolling the wrists in front of square for a good boundary. 33/0

17.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it up on off, defended to the off side by Cook. 29/0

17.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Leans forward and defends it into the ground to end the over. 62/1

17.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Beaten! Good delivery again! Spins away after landing outside off, Pujara lunges forward for a defense but misses. 62/1

17.4 M Panesar to C Pujara, Ah! Some turn and bounce! It spins away and takes off after landing outside off. Pujara is squared up a tad and gets an outside edge to short third man. The good thing was that Pujara played it with soft hands. 62/1

17.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 62/1

17.2 M Panesar to Pujara, FOUR! Excellent use of the feet! Fullish outside off, Pujara chips down the track and just flicks it sublimely wide of mid on for a boundary. 62/1

17.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, stops a touch. Pujara waits and prods it into the ground. 58/1

Ashwin replaces Zaheer.

16.6 I Sharma to Compton, A straighter delivery just outside off, Compton shoulders arms to the delivery. 29/0

16.5 I Sharma to Compton, Back of a length delivery, comes in once again. Compton leaves this one with more assurance as he watches it pass through. 29/0

16.4 I Sharma to Compton, This one zips in off a good length and Compton shoulders arms to it. Wonder if he knew that it was coming in as the ball passed by pretty closely to the off stump. 29/0

16.3 I Sharma to Compton, Pushes the length fuller on off stump, Compton gets well forward and pushes the ball to the cover region. 29/0

16.2 I Sharma to Compton, A back of a length delivery angled in and straightening off the wicket. Compton tries to punch it off his back foot and gets beaten. 29/0

16.1 I Sharma to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended off the front foot by Compton to mid off. 29/0

16.6 S Finn to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 58/1

16.5 S Finn to Gambhir, FOUR! He hasn't looked comfortable with that shot but it still fetches him boundaries! Fullish outside off, shaping away. Gambhir goes for a square drive but gets a thick outside edge past gully for a boundary. 58/1

16.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, Gambhir drives it straight to covers. 54/1

16.3 S Finn to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir looks to poke but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Wants a run but is sent back by Pujara. 54/1

16.2 S Finn to Gambhir, Really good delivery! Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir leans forward for a defense but gets beaten buy the away movement. 54/1

16.1 S Finn to Gambhir, Full length delivery outside off, Gambhir drives it straight to mid on. 54/1

15.6 Z Khan to Compton, A fuller length delivery just outside off, Compton opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball towards point for an easy single. 29/0

15.5 Z Khan to Compton, Angles this one across Compton at a fullish length and he watches it through to the keeper. 28/0

15.4 Z Khan to Compton, A tight length ball on middle and leg, Compton gets right behind it and jabs it down on the leg side. 28/0

15.3 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery on the stumps, the ball comes back slightly into Compton who covers the swing well and defends. 28/0

15.2 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer drops this a fraction short outside off and Cook pounces on it as he cuts it to deep backward point to get off strike with a single. 28/0

15.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery just outside off, Cook hesitantly drives it to the covers, no run. 27/0

15.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 54/1

15.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Leans forward for a defense but gets a slight inside edge to the leg side. 54/1

15.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Length delivery on middle, goes straight on with the arm. Pujara comes forward for a defense but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 54/1

15.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara defends it to mid on. 54/1

15.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 54/1

15.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Full on middle, Pujara leans forward and prods it into the ground. 54/1

14.6 I Sharma to Compton, Back of a length delivery outside the off stump and Compton shoulders arms to that one. 27/0

14.5 I Sharma to Compton, A fuller length delivery on off, Compton pushes it to the covers. 27/0

14.4 I Sharma to Compton, A good length delivery just outside off, Sharma got that to jag away a bit and Compton left it alone. 27/0

14.3 I Sharma to Compton, A fullish delivery angled into the stumps, Compton turns it down to mid-wicket. 27/0

14.2 I Sharma to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, driven straight to the cover fielder. 27/0

14.1 I Sharma to Compton, Sharma bowls it short and wide outside off, cut away to point, no run. 27/0

14.6 S Finn to Gambhir, Good take from Prior! Length delivery outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone, it further swings towards the leg side after passing the batsman. Prior dives to his right and makes a good stop. 54/1

14.5 S Finn to Gambhir, Keeps a touch low after landing outside off, Gambhir squirts it into the ground off the back foot. 54/1

14.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Length delivery in a probing area outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 54/1

14.3 S Finn to Gambhir, A tad full outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and defends it to the leg side. 54/1

14.2 S Finn to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir pats it defensively to mid-wicket. 54/1

14.1 S Finn to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and dabs it to the off side. 54/1

13.6 Z Khan to Cook, Similar length delivery on off stump, Cook comes forward this time and defends the ball to the covers. 27/0

13.5 Z Khan to A Cook, DROPPED! Pujara has committed a major sin! A good length delivery on off, Zaheer gets it to straighten off the strip and the ball takes Cook's edge and goes to Pujara at first slip at a low height. He gets his hands to it but spills the ball, a huge miss that. Zaheer is frustrated. Cook can cook your head if you give him any slice of life. 27/0

13.4 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched further up along the same line. Cook, however, is cam enough not to offer a shot to that ball as well. 27/0

13.3 Z Khan to Cook, A back of a length delivery, pushed just outside the off stump, Cook shoulders arms this time. 27/0

13.2 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery, nips back in. Cook comes well forward to get his foot outside the line of off stump and defends it to the off side. 27/0

13.1 Z Khan to Compton, A back of a length delivery on off, comes in slightly. Compton gets an inside edge on to the pad as the ball rolls away to the leg side for a single. 27/0

Finn back on!

Drinks break!

13.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Length delivery on middle and leg, Pujara helps it defensively to the leg side to end the over. 54/1

13.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Stays in his crease and punches it back to the bowler. 54/1

13.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Lunges forward and defends a fullish delivery on middle into the ground. 54/1

13.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Fullish on middle, Pujara prods it into the ground off the front foot. 54/1

13.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Length delivery on off, Pujara comes forward and defends. 54/1

13.1 M Panesar to C Pujara, Full and loopy outside off, Pujara drills it to mid off. 54/1

12.6 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up just outside off stump, Cook comes forward and allows it to go through to Dhoni. 26/0

12.5 I Sharma to Cook, A good tight line this time on off stump, Cook gets well behind this one and taps it to the off side solidly. 26/0

12.4 I Sharma to Cook, A beauty, that! A good length delivery on off, Sharma gets it to shape away nicely. Cook pushes at it tentatively yet again and is beaten as the ball goes past the edge. Good bowling by Sharma here, having the in form English skipper in some trouble. 26/0

12.3 I Sharma to Cook, Lands it on a length on off stump and gets the ball to move away. Cook watchfully lets it through to the keeper. 26/0

12.2 I Sharma to Cook, Angles this length delivery across. Sharma has got Cook guessing. He stays in his crease and has a prod at the angled delivery outside the off stump and gets beaten. 26/0

12.1 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball on the stumps, Cook stays in the crease and defends it tentatively back on to the pitch. 26/0

12.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR! That seemed deliberate! Fullish delivery outside off, swinging away. Gambhir leans forward, opens the face of the bat and drives it past gully for a boundary. 54/1

12.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Stays in his crease and clips a length delivery outside off to fine leg for a single. 50/1

12.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Length delivery outside off, slightly swinging away. Pujara comes forward and defends it into the ground solidly. 49/1

12.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Fullish outside off, Pujara leans forward and drives it to point. 49/1

12.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Back of a length delivery outside off, Pujara stays in his crease and pats it to point. 49/1

12.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Goes back and defends a back of a length delivery in the rib-region to the leg side. 49/1

Ishant Sharma to continue from the other end.

11.6 Z Khan to Compton, Comes back over the wicket and angles a full delivery across Compton. He takes his front foot across and drives the ball crisply, but straight to the cover fielder. 26/0

11.5 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery just outside off, Compton lunges forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 26/0

11.4 Z Khan to Compton, Pitched up on off and middle, Compton drives the ball back to Zaheer who gathers it at chest height. 26/0

11.3 Z Khan to Compton, Compton rectifies his technique well and comes well forward to this fullish delivery on off stump to push the ball to mid off. 26/0

11.2 Z Khan to Compton, A good reply from Zaheer! Bowls it on a good length just outside off. The ball lands and moves away slightly as Compton pushes at it away from his body and misses. 26/0

11.1 Z Khan to Compton, FOUR! The proceedings are underway with a boundary! Angles it into the pads, Compton flicks it to the square leg fence with ease. 26/0

11.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Well bowled! Watches Gambhir dance down the track and pushes it a tad quicker and flatter outside off, Gambhir is forced to pad it away. 49/1

11.5 M Panesar to Gambhir, Leans forward and defends it to mid on. 49/1

11.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, A tad wide outside off, Gambhir looks to cut but ends up chopping it to short third man. 49/1

11.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stays back and defends a length delivery outside off into the ground. 49/1

11.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stays back and squirts a length delivery outside off into the ground. 49/1

11.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Comes forward and clips it behind square leg for a single. 49/1

The players are ready to get this session underway. Zaheer has the ball in his hand and he will bowl to Compton from the Pavilion End and around the wicket. Dhoni continues with pace.

Welcome back for the 2nd session of play on day 2. The English openers have looked good in the 11 overs they faced in the first session. They will try to tackle Ashwin and Ojha solidly. Compton has got a few good starts so far and will look to get a big score while his captain is well known to carry on once he gets a start.

There was just one over of spin which was negotiated easily by Cook and there was hardly any turn visible. The Indian bowlers have their work cut out as they go into lunch. Cook has been in ominous form and it will be a prized wicket if they can get him after the break. Do join us for the 2nd session at 11.40 a.m. local time.

Having dismissed the Indians after the first hour of play, the English openers came out and looked solid with their defense against the seamers. Ishant Sharma bowled a decent first spell, making his comeback into the side.

10.6 I Sharma to Cook, Nice angled delivery on a length and moving across Cook who lets it through once again. The umpires call for lunch on day 2. 22/0

10.5 I Sharma to Cook, This one moves further away as Ishant pitches it on a length outside off and Cook leaves it alone. Dhoni collects it after going a step or two to his left. 22/0

10.4 I Sharma to Cook, Lands it on a length on off and gets the ball to probe away, Cook watches the ball well and shoulders arms. 22/0

10.3 I Sharma to N Compton, A fullish delivery on the stumps, Compton gets a thickish outside edge towards point and rushes through for a quick single. 22/0

10.2 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball just outside off, defended with an open face to point. 21/0

10.1 I Sharma to Compton, Gets some movement straight away! The only problem is that he has pushed it full and well outside off, not enticing enough to make Compton play. 21/0

10.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 48/1

10.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir shoulders his arms to a length delivery outside off. 48/1

10.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Keeps a touch low after landing outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 48/1

10.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes a single to get off the mark. 48/1

10.2 J Anderson to Pujara, In the corridor outside off, Pujara lets it go through. 47/1

Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman.

10.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, OUT! Run out! A disaster for India! Poor, poor running! Fullish on middle, Sehwag flicks it beautifully past mid-wicket. Samit Patel in the deep dives to his left and flicks it back inside brilliantly. The batsmen run for a couple, Sehwag wants a third and is half way down the track, Gambhir is caught ball-watching and doesn't see Sehwag coming down for a third. Sehwag realizes late that Gambhir isn't looking at him and turns back to get to his crease. But Finn from the deep throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off and Sehwag is caught way short of his ground. 47/1

Ishant Sharma gets a change of ends.

9.6 R Ashwin to Cook, Ashwin starts off with a maiden. Tosses it up outside off stump, Cook pushes the ball to the short extra cover fielder. 21/0

9.5 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it slowly on off stump, Cook gets his foot forward and defends. 21/0

9.4 R Ashwin to Cook, Another shortish delivery just outside off, Cook cuts again and finds Ojha at backward point yet again. 21/0

9.3 R Ashwin to A Cook, Drops short this time outside off, Cook cuts it away to backward point, no run. 21/0

9.2 R Ashwin to Cook, Good flight, drifting in to the leg stump, Cook lunges forward and pats it down to forward short leg. 21/0

9.1 R Ashwin to Cook, Flights it outside off stump, Cook comes forward and defends. 21/0

9.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Comes forward and pats a length delivery outside off defensively to mid-wicket. 45/0

9.5 M Panesar to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir chips down the track and drives it through covers. Doesn't connect it well and gets a couple. 45/0

9.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Spins back in after landing outside off, Gambhir strides forward and defends. 43/0

9.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Beaten! Good response from Panesar! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Gambhir has a poke at it and misses. 43/0

9.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, FOUR! Gambhir takes on Monty this time! Very good use of the feet as he dances down the track and lofts it over Panesar's head for a boundary. 43/0

9.1 M Panesar to Sehwag, A tad short outside off, Sehwag stays back and punches it to long off for an easy single. 39/0

Spin for the first time in the innings. Ashwin to bowl.

8.6 Z Khan to Compton, Oops... oops... mix-up safe. Full outside off, Compton pushes this down the ground. He sets off for the single but Cook has turned his back on him. He is busy ball-watching when he hears the call. Compton realizes that and scampers back quickly. 21/0

8.5 Z Khan to Compton, Zaheer comes back over the wicket and bowls a length ball on off, Compton comes well forward this time and pushes the ball to the covers. 21/0

8.4 Z Khan to Compton, Angles this one on to the pads, the ball hits the thigh pad and goes to Dhoni behind the stumps. Had the ball got a little more of the thigh, the ball would have gone to the fine leg boundary. 21/0

8.3 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery on off and middle, Compton is not sure whether to come forward or stay back. He comes half forward and that too late. As the ball arrives he defends it right next to his toe. 21/0

8.2 Z Khan to Compton, A good length delivery just outside off, Compton stays back and dabs the ball to the cover region. 21/0

8.1 Z Khan to Compton, Pitches it full outside off stump, Compton drives it straight to mid off. 21/0

8.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Effort delivery on a good length area outside off, Gambhir pats it to mid-wicket. 38/0

8.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle from round the wicket . Nips back in a tad. Gambhir misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. It's difficult to get an LBW from that angle! 38/0

8.4 J Anderson to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery on off, Sehwag hops back and defends it to the leg side. They run through for a single. 38/0

8.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, Looks to drive a fullish delivery outside off powerfully but mistimes it to mid on. 37/0

8.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! Edged but safe! Nips away a tad after landing outside off, Sehwag looks to drive but gets an outside edge uppishly past gully for a lucky boundary. 37/0

8.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Back of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag stands tall and defends it to the off side. Anderson isn't getting the same amount of swing that he got in the early overs. 33/0

7.6 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball angled across Cook who leaves it alone this time. Sharma has had Cook in trouble once again in this over. 21/0

7.5 I Sharma to A Cook, And Sharma squares Cook up once again. A good length ball on off, Cook opens the face at the last moment and plays it down to point. 21/0

7.4 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball on off, Cook stays put and pushes the ball back to Sharma. 21/0

7.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pitched up and angled across Cook, he shoulders arms to the keeper. 21/0

7.2 I Sharma to Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Cook stays back and pats it towards point. 21/0

7.1 I Sharma to A Cook, FOUR! Lucky there! A good length ball angled across the batsman. Cook gets an edge on the defensive push and the ball goes between second slip and the gully, to the third man boundary. This shot prompts Dhoni to drop gully back to the third man fence. 21/0

7.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Spins back in after landing outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and defends it at the last moment. 33/0

7.5 M Panesar to Gambhir, Uses his feet this time and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 33/0

7.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, FOUR! Crunched away! A tad short outside off, Gambhir makes room for himself and just punches it past covers for a boundary. 33/0

7.3 M Panesar to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, goes straight on with the arm. Sehwag looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls over to the point region and they run through for a single. 29/0

7.2 M Panesar to Sehwag, Stays back and punches it to covers. 28/0

7.1 M Panesar to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 28/0

A forward short leg for Cook now. Dhoni is trying to dig deep into Cook's memory.

6.6 Z Khan to Compton, A fullish delivery outside off, Compton leaves it alone to end the over, a maiden. 17/0

6.5 Z Khan to Compton, A good tight line and length on the stumps. Compton gets right behind it and plays it down on to the on side. 17/0

6.4 Z Khan to Compton, More assured by Compton! Fullish delivery just outside off, Compton comes forward and defends to the covers. 17/0

6.3 Z Khan to N Compton, Angles it in to the stumps and gets it to straighten off a length. Compton is squared up as he opens the face of the bat and taps the ball down to gully, not with much control though. 17/0

6.2 Z Khan to Compton, Pushes this wider outside off stump, Compton lets it through to Dhoni. 17/0

6.1 Z Khan to Compton, Zaheer comes around the wicket now to Compton and angles it into the stumps, Compton comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 17/0

Monty Panesar into the attack now!

6.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery on off, Gambhir looks to defend but gets a slight leading edge to the off side. 28/0

6.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery drifting down the leg side. Gambhir misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A stifled appeal for an LBW but the umpire is unmoved. 28/0

6.4 J Anderson to Sehwag, Stays in his crease and pats it with soft hands to point and scampers through for a single. 28/0

6.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR! He gets the boundary this time around! Fullish outside off, swinging away. Sehwag goes for a drive and slices it past backward point for a boundary. 27/0

6.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it sweetly through point, but there is a deep point in place and hence they get just a couple. 23/0

6.1 J Anderson to Sehwag, Good length delivery outside off, Sehwag stays back, opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to point. 21/0

5.6 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length just outside off, Cook stands tall, opens the face of the bat and plays it down to point. Sharma has bowled three good deliveries to Cook, can he get him for the seventh time? 17/0

5.5 I Sharma to Cook, A good length delivery on off stump, Cook comes forward and pushes it to mid off. Cook will certainly have it in the back of his mind that Ishant has got him a few times. 17/0

5.4 I Sharma to Cook, And gets him in trouble straight away! Pitches it outside the leg stump and hits Cook on his pads as he tries to punch it through the on side. 17/0

5.3 I Sharma to N Compton, Bowls a short one to Compton who pulls it to fine leg and gets Cook on strike for the first time to Ishant. 17/0

Sharma got Cook four times in India's last tour to England. Overall, he has got him six times.

5.2 I Sharma to Compton, Pitched up outside the off stump, Compton watches it pass through as Dhoni collects the ball behind the stumps. 16/0

5.1 I Sharma to Compton, Bowls a good length delivery just outside off, Compton comes forward and defends it back to Ishant. 16/0

5.6 S Finn to Gambhir, Stays in his crease and squirts a good length delivery on off into the ground to end the over. 21/0

5.5 S Finn to Gambhir, Gambhir comes forward and prods a fullish delivery on off into the ground. 21/0

5.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Good length delivery on off, Gambhir hops back and glances it to mid-wicket. 21/0

5.3 S Finn to Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir flicks it straight to mid on. 21/0

5.2 S Finn to Sehwag, Nips back in after landing on off, Sehwag stays in his crease and squirts it into the ground. 21/0

5.1 S Finn to Sehwag, Good length delivery outside off, Sehwag rocks back and just pushes it past covers for a couple. 20/0

4.6 Z Khan to Cook, Learns and pushes it full and wide outside the off stump, Cook leaves it alone for Dhoni to gather the ball. 16/0

4.5 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Helped away! Khan strays on the pads and Cook gets some bat on it as the ball goes very fine down to the fine leg boundary. Bad line that! 16/0

4.4 Z Khan to Compton, Full delivery outside off, Compton opens the face slightly and drives the ball to deepish point. Ojha there, can't prevent the single. 12/0

4.3 Z Khan to Cook, A back of a length delivery outside off, the ball doesn't bounce much and Cook plays it down towards point for a single by opening the face of the bat. 11/0

4.2 Z Khan to Cook, A good length ball just outside off, Cook shoulders arms to it. 10/0

4.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish delivery, angled into the stumps, Cook comes half forward and pushes it to the covers. He is ensuring that he doesn't get his front foot too far across. 10/0

4.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Ah! There is the lapse in concentration! A tad full outside off, swinging away. Gambhir reaches out for it to drive but misses. 18/0

4.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir, for the third time in a row, lets it go through to the keeper. 18/0

4.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Nips away after landing outside off, it is a tad wide. Gambhir again leaves it alone. 18/0

4.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it. 18/0

4.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, shaping away. Gambhir leaves it alone. 18/0

4.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Fullish on off, Sehwag stays back and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 18/0

3.6 I Sharma to Compton, And again! The ball is swinging only as it reaches Dhoni, not when it passes Compton. Length outside off, left alone by Compton. 10/0

3.5 I Sharma to Compton, He is hitting a good length but the line is outside the off stump, making Compton shoulder arms with ease. 10/0

3.4 I Sharma to Compton, A back of a length, further outside the off stump than the previous delivery, Compton walks across and lets it through once again. There is no swing whatsoever for the bowlers. Ishant needs to make the batsman play and not leave the ball. 10/0

3.3 I Sharma to Compton, Pushes this one on a length and a tad outside the off stump, enough for Compton to leave it alone. 10/0

3.2 I Sharma to Compton, Length ball on off, Compton comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to mid off. He takes a step or two thinking that there was a single but goes back instantly. 10/0

3.1 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball just outside off, Compton comes forward and shoulders arms to that one. 10/0

3.6 S Finn to Sehwag, Probing delivery on a good length delivery outside off, Sehwag shoulders his arms to it. 18/0

3.5 S Finn to Sehwag, Drifts it down the leg side, Sehwag stays back for a whip but misses. 18/0

3.4 S Finn to Sehwag, Length delivery on middle and leg, Sehwag looks to turn it away to the leg side but gets a slight leading edge back to the bowler. 18/0

3.3 S Finn to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, nips back in a tad. Sehwag decides to defend it at the last moment and gets a slight inside edge to the leg side. 18/0

3.2 S Finn to Sehwag, FOUR! Typical Sehwag! Good length delivery outside off, Sehwag stands tall, opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for a boundary. It wasn't a bad ball but a very good shot from Sehwag! 18/0

3.1 S Finn to Sehwag, Length delivery outside off, Sehwag stays back and squirts it into the ground. 14/0

2.6 Z Khan to Cook, FOUR! Edgy! A good length ball angled in to off stump, Cook plays inside the line and edges the ball past a diving gully fielder and to the third man fence. Zaheer has his tail up in this spell although he is not getting ample swing. 10/0

2.5 Z Khan to Cook, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Cook leaves it alone. Dhoni collects it at head height, that is some carry on an Eden Gardens wicket. 6/0

2.4 Z Khan to Cook, Pitched up at 136 kph outside off stump. Cook comes well forward and blocks the ball with a straight bat to the off side. 6/0

2.3 Z Khan to Cook, A good length delivery just outside off, Cook gets across with his back foot and defends it to the covers. 6/0

2.2 Z Khan to Cook, Pushes this wide outside the off stump on a length at 137 kph. It has been long since Zaheer has bowled that fast. Cook leaves it alone. 6/0

2.1 Z Khan to Cook, A fullish length delivery just outside off, Cook comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 6/0

2.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir shoulders his arms to it to end the over. 14/0

2.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR! Very good response from Gambhir! Fullish outside off, Gambhir leans forward and square drives it past point for a crunching boundary. 14/0

2.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Beautifully bowled! Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir stays back and looks to poke but is beaten by the away movement. 10/0

2.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, nips away a tad after landing. Gambhir thinks of a late poke but the ball beats his inside edge. 10/0

2.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, This time it is a tad close to the off stump. It nips away after landing. Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 10/0

2.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, shaping away. Gambhir leaves it alone. 10/0

1.6 I Sharma to N Compton, Full on the stumps, Compton gets behind it and drives it straight to mid on. He is looking assured with his footwork. 6/0

1.5 I Sharma to Compton, A back of a length ball on off, pushed into the covers. Compton sets off for a quick single and there is a throw at the striker's end. The ball doesn't hit the stumps and there is no one backing up, allowing an extra run. Two runs added to the total. 6/0

Compton has got some good starts in this series so far. He will look to get one more and convert it this time.

1.4 I Sharma to Compton, A full delivery, just outside off, Compton moves across and defends it back on to the pitch with a straight bat. 4/0

1.3 I Sharma to Compton, A good length ball on off, Compton comes well forward this time and defends the ball to mid off neatly. 4/0

1.2 I Sharma to Compton, Goes fuller on the off stump line, Compton comes half forward and pushes the ball to point. 4/0

1.1 I Sharma to Compton, Bowls a back of a length delivery outside off stump, Compton lets it through to Dhoni. 4/0

1.6 S Finn to V Sehwag, Fullish outside off, Sehwag drives it straight to covers. He didn't connect it well. 10/0

1.5 S Finn to Sehwag, Big appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Sehwag comes forward for a defense but seems to miss it. There is a sound as the ball passes the bat. The keeper pouches and appeals but the umpire says no. Replays show that the sound was that of the bat hitting the pad. A very good decision from the umpire. 10/0

1.4 S Finn to Gambhir, Back of a length delivery in the rib-region, Gambhir fends it away to fine leg for a single. 10/0

1.3 S Finn to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 9/0

1.2 S Finn to Gambhir, FOUR! Edged but in the gap! Nips away after landing outside off, Gambhir leans forward for a prod but gets an outside edge between the third slip and gully for a streaky boundary. That must encourage Finn as he has managed to find the edge early on! 9/0

1.1 S Finn to Gambhir, FOUR! Nicely placed! A very full delivery on the pads, Gambhir stays back and just nudges it to fine leg for a boundary. 5/0

Ishant Sharma, making his way back into the Indian side, comes on to bowl.

0.6 Z Khan to A Cook, FOUR! First runs for England! Short and wide! Asking to be hit! And hit Cook does, cuts it nicely to the point boundary by rocking on to the back foot. 4/0

0.5 Z Khan to Cook, Goes fuller this time on the off stick, Cook comes half forward and pushes the ball into the covers. Zaheer is trying to get him struck in front. 0/0

0.4 Z Khan to Cook, Back of a length just outside off, Cook stays back and defends it with a straight bat to the off side. 0/0

0.3 Z Khan to Cook, Back of a length outside off, Cook guides it to gully and the fielder throws wildly at the striker's end, no overthrows though. 0/0

0.2 Z Khan to Cook, A good length ball, gets it to come in towards off stump. Cook stays intact in the crease and pushes it to mid off. 0/0

0.1 Z Khan to Cook, Zaheer runs in and bowls a straight delivery just outside off on a length, defended to the off side calmly by Cook. 0/0

Steven Finn to bowl from the other end.

0.6 J Anderson to Sehwag, A tad wide outside off this time. Sehwag lets it go through to the keeper. 1/0

0.5 J Anderson to V Sehwag, Nips back in sharply after landing on off, Sehwag is cramped up for room and he misses his defense. Gets hit high on the thigh pads. 1/0

0.4 J Anderson to Sehwag, Fullish outside off, shaping away. Sehwag drives it straight to covers. There is a deep point in place right from the word go for Sehwag. Clearly some sort of a plan for Sehwag! 1/0

0.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir off the mark! This times the ball shapes in after landing on middle, Gambhir stays back and glances it to fine leg for a single. 1/0

0.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the corridor outside off, a little bit of away movement. Gambhir lets it go through to the keeper. 0/0

0.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Straightaway some movement for Anderson! Good length delivery outside off, a tad wide and swinging away. Gambhir leaves it alone. 0/0