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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur,4th Test, Date - 13/12/2012, Toss won by - England, Day - 5
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  • India drew with England
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Commentary (India innings)

This Test match has reached an interesting phase and it's a kind of shoot out now. Whatever England manage to put on the board, India have to chase it down to win and draw the series. Highlights of the innings was definitely the batting of Kohli and Dhoni and their partnership while for England, James Anderson was once again inspirational on a dead wicket, finishing with a four-wicket haul. Stay tuned for England's second innings...

Right then, after a pointless one hour of play, the home side have declared, with England having a lead of 4 runs. This is only the fourth occasion that India have declared with a deficit.

142.6 M Panesar to Sharma, That's it. India have declared on 326/9! Touch short in length around off, Ishant punches it off his back foot through covers for a run. 326/9

142.5 M Panesar to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on off, swept through square leg for a single. Dhoni is ready with his wicket-keeping pads. Expect a declaration soon, if they don't get out. 325/9

142.4 M Panesar to Ashwin, Unveils a reverse sweep but finds the short third man fielder. 324/9

142.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Quicker delivery, full in length on middle at 92.9 kph, Ashwin goes down on one knee and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a couple. 324/9

142.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, Looks to heave it across the line and gets a leading edge over the bowler's head. A couple of runs at long off. 322/9

142.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Touch short in length on off, Ashwin comes down the track and hits it across the line to long on. Denies the single. 320/9

141.6 J Anderson to Sharma, Full length delivery around off, staying a shade low, Ishant pushes at it with an angled bat and edges it behind. It rolls in front of the keeper. 320/9

141.5 J Anderson to Sharma, Slants in a fuller length delivery, bringing it back into the batsman, Ishant defends it back to the bowler. 320/9

141.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, An over-pitched delivery wide outside off, Ashwin stroked it firmly down to long off for a run. 320/9

141.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Full length delivery on middle and off, Ashwin defends it from the crease. 319/9

141.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Hurls in a terrific yorker, right up in the blockhole, Ashwin digs it out to the leg side. 319/9

141.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Too full in length on the pads, Ashwin flicks it off his pads to short mid-wicket. 319/9

140.6 M Panesar to R Ashwin, Sees the batsman advancing down the track and Panesar pulls his length back a bit. Ashwin adjusts well and pushes it to long on for a single. 319/9

140.5 M Panesar to Sharma, Touch short in length around off, curving away, Ishant stays back and steers it through cover-point for a single. 318/9

140.4 M Panesar to Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 317/9

140.3 M Panesar to Sharma, Strides on the front foot and defends it with his bat and pad together. 317/9

140.2 M Panesar to Sharma, Floated full delivery on off, Ishant gets forward and drives it through the line. Finds the cover fielder. 317/9

Ishant Sharma is the last batsman out in the middle for India.

140.1 M Panesar to Ojha, OUT! Chops it on! Panesar hurls in a loopy delivery and lands it on the rough outside off at 48.5 mph, Ojha stretches forward for a defense but the ball spins back in with some extra bounce, takes the batsman's gloves and goes onto disturb the sticks. First wicket for Panesar and India are 317/9, trailing by 13! 317/9

139.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Sliding down the leg side, Ojha fails to flick it and it brushes his pads to travel to fine leg. A leg bye taken. Why they crossed? Ojha will be on strike for the next over. 317/8

139.5 J Anderson to Ojha, Confusion over a run! A full delivery on off, Ojha drives it to covers and Ashwin looks for a run. The striker sends him back immediately. 316/8

139.4 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Takes his front leg forward and bunts it down to long off for one. 316/8

139.3 J Anderson to Ojha, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers for a single. 315/8

139.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Lands it on a full length around off, Ashwin drills it down to long on for a run. 314/8

139.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Ashwin fails to flick it off his pads. 313/8

138.6 M Panesar to Ojha, A low full toss outside off, Ojha strides forward and pushes it back again. 313/8

138.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Gets on the front foot and defends it back to the bowler. 313/8

138.4 M Panesar to Ojha, Leans forward and plays it with an angled bat to point. 313/8

138.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Charges down the track and lofts it over mid on for a single. 313/8

138.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, Bowls it extremely slowly through the air and lands it on a full length around off, Ashwin goes back and pushes it to the bowler. 312/8

138.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Dances down the track and eases it off his pads to wide long on for a couple of runs. 312/8

137.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Good length delivery angling back into the batsman from round the wicket, Ojha remains on the back foot and defends it cautiously to the off side. 310/8

137.5 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on off, Ashwin plays it with a straight bat past the bowler for a single at long off. 310/8

137.4 J Anderson to Ojha, Tailing down the leg side, Ojha fails to flick it and it clips his pads on its way to deep square leg. A leg bye taken. 309/8

137.3 J Anderson to Ojha, Gets this one to curl back in from a fuller length around off, Ojha strides forward and pushes it to short cover. 308/8

137.2 J Anderson to Ojha, Short of a length delivery sliding down the leg side, Ojha ducks under it. 308/8

137.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Angles across a fuller length delivery, around off, Ashwin caresses it down to long off for a single. 308/8

136.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Pulls his length back a bit and gets it to curl back into the batsman, Ojha goes on the back foot and defends it down to the leg side. 307/8

136.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Floated full delivery on off, Ojha strides forward and drives it to point. 307/8

136.4 M Panesar to Ojha, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 307/8

136.3 M Panesar to Ojha, Loopy delivery on off, turning back in, Ojha gets on the front foot and defends it down. 307/8

136.2 M Panesar to Ojha, Outside off, Ojha pushes at it and edges it towards short third man. 307/8

136.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on middle, Ashwin helps it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 307/8

135.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Forces a full delivery down to long on and retains the strike with a single. 306/8

135.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Angles away a length delivery, wide outside off at 134.5 kph, Ashwin has a lame push inside the line and misses. 305/8

135.4 J Anderson to Ojha, Very full in length on the leg stump line, Ojha leans across and tickles it off his pads to deep square leg for a run. 305/8

135.3 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 135.7 kph, Ashwin brings down a straight bat and forces it down to long off for a run. 304/8

135.2 J Anderson to Ojha, Good length delivery around off, Ojha opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 303/8

135.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on middle, Ashwin flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a run. 302/8

"England happy with draw. Will look for risk-free approach. India have to make the moves to win. Not much evidence of any strong tactic yet" tweets Ayaz Memon.

134.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 301/8

134.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Ojha has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 301/8

134.4 M Panesar to P Ojha, Sharp spin back into the batsman from a fuller length outside off, Ojha tries to drive it through the line but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket. 301/8

134.3 M Panesar to Ojha, Another loopy delivery in the zone outside off, spinning back again, Ojha defends it with soft hands. 301/8

134.2 M Panesar to Ojha, Tossed up delivery on off, spinning back in, Ojha draws forward in defense. 301/8

134.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, And straightaway we see the difference. Ashwin is down the track for a full delivery and lofts it over the bowler's head for a run. 301/8

Ashok Dinda comes out in the middle between the overs. Some message is being passed. Maybe to keep taking singles and be positive.

133.6 Anderson to Ojha, Stifled appeal for an LBW! Anderson angles in a full length delivery, on middle and again, Ojha tries defending it from the crease but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but to no avail. Going down! 300/8

133.5 J Anderson to Ojha, Bangs in a short delivery, on middle and leg, Ojha ducks underneath it. 300/8

133.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Ashwin eases it through covers for one. 300 up for India, deficit is now down to 30! 300/8

133.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 299/8

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Can't see India losing from here. India must take early initiative. Every minute counts. As Dravid said , show desperation to win."

133.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman from round the wicket, cutting away after landing, Ashwin pushes at it and misses. 299/8

133.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Angles in a length delivery, on middle, Ashwin plays it to deep mid-wicket and denies the single. 299/8

132.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Tossed up delivery pitched full outside off, Ojha leaned forward and pushed it to covers. 299/8

132.5 M Panesar to Ashwin, Very full delivery on middle and off, Ashwin leans across and pushes it down to long on for a run. 299/8

132.4 M Panesar to Ashwin, Once again advances down the track and jams it out to the off side. 298/8

132.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Floated full delivery on off, Ashwin gets half forward and defends it down. 298/8

132.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, A little shimmy down the track and Ashwin defends it down watchfully. 298/8

132.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Flighted full delivery on off, Ashwin lunges forward and blocks it to the off side. 298/8

Monty Panesar into the attack, replacing Swann.

131.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Full length delivery on off, Ojha has played that off the front foot and into the ground. Watchfully done! 298/8

The field is coming up... A slip in place as well!

131.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, And the run off the fifth ball. Length delivery around off, Ashwin taps it in the gap at covers for one. Ojha will have a single ball to deal with. 298/8

131.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 297/8

131.3 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Steps forward and forces it down to long on. No run taken again. 297/8

131.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fullish ball on middle, helped off the pads again but that time straight to mid-wicket. 297/8

131.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery on middle at 130.5 kph, Ashwin turns it off his pads to deep square leg and denies the run. The field is already spread for Ashwin, and easy runs are on offer. 297/8

James Anderson [26-5-68-4] to steam in from the other end.

130.6 G Swann to Ojha, Tossed up delivery on off, bowled a lot slower through the air at 75.6 kph, Ojha got forward and defended it solidly. 297/8

130.5 G Swann to Ojha, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with gentle hands to point. 297/8

130.4 G Swann to Ojha, Ojha has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 297/8

130.3 G Swann to Ojha, Slow loopy off-spinner on middle, Ojha defends it down watchfully. 297/8

130.2 G Swann to Ojha, Bowls it from wide of the crease and angles in a full delivery, on middle and off, Ojha defends it from the crease. 297/8

All set now, the players are taking the field. Ravichandran Ashwin is joined by Pragyan Ojha in the middle. It will be interesting to find out the approach of Ashwin. A few quick runs to cut down the current deficit will definitely be the plan. Let's see how it pans out! Graeme Swann to bowl...

Sanjay Manjrekar is in some Bollywood mood. He describes the wicket via a tweet, "Nagpur Pitch day 4 - A bit like how Dev Anand was. Not ageing much with time."

It was a tremendous fightback by India yesterday and courtesy the enthralling partnership between Dhoni and Kohli, this Test match is evenly poised now. England struggled for five hours on day 3 but then bounced back in the last hour to once again get on top, however just by a little margin only. Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning in to the coverage of the fourth day of the Nagpur Test.

Day 4, first session...

England had a tough day in the office but after claiming four wickets in the last session, they will be feeling a lot better now. They still have a 33-run lead in the pocked and would aim to bundle out the Indian innings quickly tomorrow. The home side, however, will wish that they don't concede any lead and the last three batsmen eat out the deficit. Do join us for day 4 at 0930 IST. Until then, on behalf of the commentary and scoring team, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Virat Kohli showed tremendous resilience and skills to notch up his third Test hundred but skipper Dhoni was unfortunate to miss out on the three digits score by a run. Still full marks to them for the way batted today and for the first time after the Ahmedabad Test, the English team was put under pressure on the field.

What an enthralling day of cricket it was! It started with India completely on the back foot but the pair of Dhoni and Kohli had something else in their minds. They watchfully negotiated the first hour today and after that settled down to score well in the second session. The duo staged a marathon stand of 198 runs off 507 balls and brought India back in the game.

130.1 Swann to P Chawla, OUT! Timber! Swann produces an excellent delivery. Tosses it up, it drifts into the batsman, lands around off and spins away just enough to beat the defense of Chawla. The off stump is disturbed and India have lost their eighth wicket. It also brings an end to the day's play! Stumps on day 3! 297/8

Graeme Swann to bowl the last over of the day.

129.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Full delivery on middle and off, Ashwin defends it by covering the line. 297/7

129.5 J Anderson to Chawla, Length delivery shaping down the leg side, Chawla eases it behind square leg for one. 297/7

129.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 296/7

129.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 295/7

129.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 295/7

Piyush Chawla is the next batsman out in the middle at number 9.

129.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, OUT! Dhoni is run out on 99! Oh no, a heart break for millions! Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it with gentle hands to mid off and calls his partner through for a quick single. Cook stationed in that region charges to the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Third umpire is referred and after watching multiple replays, he flashes OUT on the giant screen. Just short of the crease by a few inches! Pin-drop silence in the stands! And now they stand up to applaud the India skipper! What a knock by Captain Cool. An innings of tremendous grit and character, faced 246 balls for his 99! India 295/7, trailing by 35! 295/7

128.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Tossed up delivery on off, Ashwin drew forward in defense. 295/6

128.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Floated full delivery on middle, Ashwin goes back and blocks it down sensibly. 295/6

128.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Ashwin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 295/6

128.3 G Swann to Ashwin, Pulls his length back a bit, around off, Ashwin defends it off his back foot. 295/6

128.2 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on middle and off, defended from the crease. 295/6

128.1 G Swann to Ashwin, Loopy delivery on off, Ashwin defends it solidly. 295/6

127.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on middle, Ashwin tickles it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for one. 295/6

127.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Hurls in a yorker, on middle, Ashwin whips it across the line but straight to mid-wicket. 294/6

127.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery on middle, Ashwin gets behind the line and blocks. 294/6

127.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, On middle and off, Ashwin defends it from within the crease. 294/6

127.2 Anderson to Ashwin, Comes from round the wicket and lands a length delivery outside leg, Ashwin fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but it is turned down immediately. 294/6

127.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Moves to 99! A full delivery sliding down the leg side, Dhoni clips it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 294/6

126.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Loopy off-spinner on off, Ashwin lunges forward and brings his bat and pad together in defense. 293/6

126.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Works it with the spin to the on side but straight to short leg. 293/6

126.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 293/6

126.3 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on off, Ashwin defended it off his front foot. 293/6

126.2 G Swann to Ashwin, Gets on the front foot for a defense but it skids on to catch the outside edge. The ball screams past the first slip fielder for a couple. 293/6

126.1 G Swann to Ashwin, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ashwin blocks it off his front foot. 291/6

125.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery around off, Ashwin taps it in the gap at covers and retains the strike with a run. 291/6

125.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Reaches out for a length delivery and threads it through covers for a couple. 290/6

125.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Ashwin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 288/6

125.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery outside off, Ashwin gets forward and pushes it to covers. 288/6

125.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Length delivery angling into the batsman, on middle, Ashwin defends it by closing the face of the bat. 288/6

125.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Slants in a good length delivery, on middle and off, Ashwin defends it from the crease. 288/6

124.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Spin and bounce into the batsman, Dhoni fails to defend it and is hit high on the pads. 288/6

124.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 288/6

124.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Floated off-spinner on off, Dhoni is very watchful and blocks it down safely. 288/6

124.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 288/6

124.2 G Swann to Dhoni, This one skids on with the angle, around off, Dhoni pushes inside the line and misses. 288/6

124.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Stretches forward and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler. 288/6

Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman.

123.6 J Anderson to Jadeja, OUT! Trapped in front! Anderson delivers it from round the wicket and drops it on a good length outside off at 135.6 kph. It jags back sharply after pitching and beats the defense of Jadeja. They appeal and this time umpire Dharmasena raises his finger. Looked plumb to the naked eye. Jadeja departs for 12 and India are 288/6, trailing by 42! 288/6

123.5 J Anderson to Jadeja, Presents a straight bat and blocks it to the off side. 288/5

123.4 J Anderson to Jadeja, Angles in a length delivery, Jadeja covers the line and blocks it down patiently. 288/5

123.3 J Anderson to Jadeja, This time gets on the front foot and pushes it to point. 288/5

123.2 J Anderson to Jadeja, Remains on the back foot and plays it in front of point. 288/5

123.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Short delivery wide outside off, Dhoni reaches out for it and hits it to sweeper cover for a single. 288/5

122.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Gets well forward in defense. He has looked at ease while facing Swann. 287/5

122.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Flighted off-spinner on off, Jadeja pressed forward and defended it to point. 287/5

122.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Little short in length on off, Dhoni goes back and punches it down to long off for a run. 287/5

122.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Slow loopy off-spinner on off, Dhoni tries to push inside the line and misses. 286/5

122.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Dhoni. 286/5

122.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 286/5

121.6 J Anderson to Jadeja, Huge shout for an LBW! A full length delivery on off at 135.8 kph, nipping back into the batsman after landing, Jadeja strides forward for a defense but misses and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Impact was marginally outside off. 286/5

121.5 J Anderson to Jadeja, Angles in a full length delivery, Jadeja helps it off his pads to square leg. 286/5

121.4 J Anderson to Jadeja, FOUR! A typical T20 shot! Length delivery outside off, shaping back in, Jadeja stays back and runs it down through the gap between the keeper and wide first slip. Root tries to stop it with a dive at third man but fails in his attempt. 286/5

121.3 J Anderson to Jadeja, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 282/5

121.2 J Anderson to Jadeja, Goes round the wicket for the left-hander and spears in a full length delivery. It breaks back into the batsman and Jadeja defends it to the leg side. The bowler is struggling with his fitness. 282/5

121.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni presses forward and caresses it through covers for a single. 282/5

James Anderson comes back into the attack for another spell.

120.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Very solid in defense, Jadeja. Gets his front foot forward and brings down a straight bat in defense. 281/5

120.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 281/5

120.4 G Swann to Jadeja, Off-spinner on off, spinning away with some extra bounce, Jadeja defends it wide of the first slip fielder. 281/5

120.3 G Swann to Jadeja, Once again gives some extra air and lands it full on off, Jadeja takes his bat in front of pad in defense. 281/5

120.2 G Swann to Jadeja, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Jadeja. 281/5

120.1 G Swann to Jadeja, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Jadeja gets forward and blocks it safely. 281/5

119.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Dhoni plays it very late and pushes it with an angled bat to point. 281/5

119.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller delivery curling back into the batsman with the shine, Dhoni tries to defend it off his front foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 281/5

119.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Dhoni covers the line and pushes it back to the bowler. 281/5

119.3 Tim Bresnan to Jadeja, Angles in a full length delivery, on middle, Jadeja eases it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 281/5

119.2 Tim Bresnan to R Jadeja, FOUR! Width on offer outside off, short and wide, Jadeja flashes his blade firmly through the line and plays it with the outside edge towards the third man fence. 280/5

119.1 Tim Bresnan to Jadeja, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a fuller length delivery, around off, Jadeja gets forward and defends it to the off side. 276/5

118.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Sliding down the leg side, Jadeja nudges it off his pads to fine leg for three runs. Gets off the mark in Test cricket! 276/5

118.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Another watchful defense by Jadeja. 273/5

Light has faded a bit and the floodlights are switched on.

118.4 G Swann to Jadeja, Gets on the front foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 273/5

118.3 G Swann to Jadeja, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 273/5

118.2 G Swann to Jadeja, Flighted full delivery on off, Jadeja strode forward and defended it to the off side. 273/5

118.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery outside off, a slider, Dhoni lunges forward and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it towards third man. Three runs added to the total. 273/5

117.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Remains on the back foot and caresses it through covers for a single. 270/5

117.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 269/5

117.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 269/5

117.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, On middle, helped off the pads to mid-wicket. 269/5

117.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery cutting back into the batsman, Dhoni tries to play with a straight bat but gets an inside edge toward square leg. 269/5

117.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 269/5

116.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Blocks it patiently again to end a wicket-maiden over. 269/5

116.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Once again gets on the front foot and defends it down confidently. 269/5

116.4 G Swann to Jadeja, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 269/5

116.3 G Swann to Jadeja, Loopy delivery on middle and off, Jadeja draws forward in defense. 269/5

116.2 G Swann to Jadeja, Tossed up delivery on off, Jadeja tried to defend it off his front foot and played it with the outside half of the blade. 269/5

Debutant Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman out in the middle. He has scored a couple of triple centuries in domestic cricket this season.

116.1 G Swann to Kohli, OUT! LBW! Swann delivers a tossed up delivery on middle at 56 mph, spinning in a bit, Kohli stretches forward for a defense but misses and is thudded on the pads. They appeal and umpire Rod Tucker raises his finger. End of a marathon 198-run stand and a superb knock by the young man. Kohli is not too pleased with the decision but walks back head held high. A standing ovation from the crowd and India are 269/5, trailing by 61 runs. 269/5

Harsha Bhogle is extremely pleased with the knock of Virat Kohli. He tweets, "you must be a versatile player if you can lead a 320 run chase in 40 overs and then take almost 50 overs for a century."

Drinks break.

115.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Touch short in length outside off, Kohli camps back and punches it to sweeper cover for a run. The deficit is now 61! 269/4

115.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery angling down the leg side, Kohli tucks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 268/4

115.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Short delivery outside off, cut through point for a single. Dhoni moves to 91! 266/4

115.3 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Dhoni goes back and plays it to mid on. 265/4

115.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 265/4

115.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Angles in a full delivery, Dhoni gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 265/4

Tim Bresnan comes back for another spell.

114.6 G Swann to Kohli, Gets forward and drives it through the line but once again finds the fielder. 265/4

114.5 G Swann to Kohli, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder. 265/4

114.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 265/4

Third Test hundred for Virat Kohli!

114.3 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Hundred for Kohli and the crowd is going bonkers! Smiles are back in the Indian dressing room as he teammates stand up and applaud. It was a shortish delivery outside off, Kohli shifts his weight on the back foot and thumped it through covers for a boundary. He jumps in joy and celebrates in his trademark way. Can't write down what exactly comes out from his mouth but he is surely very ecstatic. It has been a hard fought knock by him and he deserves every bit of accolade for it. Superb! 265/4

114.2 G Swann to Kohli, Once again Kohli clips it off his pads to the on side and finds mid-wicket. 261/4

114.1 G Swann to Kohli, Leans across and flicks it with the turn to mid-wicket. 261/4

113.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated full delivery on middle, pushed back with a straight bat. 261/4

113.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on middle and off, Dhoni defends it back from the crease. 261/4

113.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Strides forward and eases it in the gap at covers for a quick run. 261/4

113.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 260/4

113.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on off, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 260/4

113.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 260/4

112.6 G Swann to Kohli, Finds the gap through covers and scampers across for a run. 260/4

112.5 G Swann to Kohli, Goes on the back foot and pushes it to covers. 259/4

112.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 259/4

112.3 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on middle and off, Kohli drilled it straight back and it went on to hit Dhoni at the non-striker's end. That was a sure boundary, had Dhoni not been in between. 259/4

112.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Flatter delivery outside off, Dhoni stands tall and plays it extremely late to third man. Compton chases it and pulls it back at the last moment to save a run. 259/4

112.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on middle, spinning down, Dhoni clipped it off his pads to Root at short leg. 256/4

111.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Remains on the back foot and blocks it down confidently. 256/4

111.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 256/4

111.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on off, pushed to covers but straight to the fielder. 256/4

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Dhoni Virat partnership - great to see the principles of building inngs from the 1870s still apply and work in 2012."

111.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 256/4

111.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 256/4

111.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 255/4

110.6 G Swann to Kohli, Bowls it on the fuller length outside off, Kohli gets forward and defends it down. 255/4

110.5 G Swann to Kohli, Another back foot defense by Kohli. 255/4

110.4 G Swann to Kohli, Shaping back into the batsman, Kohli defends it watchfully from the back foot. 255/4

110.3 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and jams it down. 255/4

110.2 G Swann to Kohli, Off-spinner on middle, blocked with the spin to the leg side. 255/4

110.1 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, defended from the crease. 255/4

109.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turning back into the batsman, from a good length, Dhoni presents a full face of the bat in defense. 255/4

109.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 255/4

109.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 254/4

109.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Takes his front leg forward and blocks it down safely. 254/4

109.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Goes back and presents a straight bat in defense. 254/4

109.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 254/4

108.6 G Swann to Kohli, Tucks it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a run. 254/4

108.5 G Swann to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it down. 253/4

108.4 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Off-spinner, spinning down the leg side, Kohli eases it off his pads and plays it past Panesar at square leg. He gives it the chase and does well to reach the ball with a forward slide. He pulls it back but the ball once again rolls towards the ropes. Panesar who was in contact with the ropes after making the dive, pushes it back again. The umpire checks it upstairs and the replays show that the fielder was in contact with the ropes and the ball at the same time. Nice attempt though, Mr. Monty Rhodes! Kohli into the 90s now! 253/4

108.3 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli tucks it off his pads to square leg and once again Dhoni turns down the single. 249/4

108.2 G Swann to MS Dhoni, Floated off-spinner on off, pushed off the front foot to long on for one. 249/4

108.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Turns it with the spin to the on side and rushes back for the second run. 248/4

Graeme Swann comes back into the attack.

107.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, driven to covers and looked for a run. Dhoni sent him back. There was a definite run there and Kohli flashed a smile. 246/4

107.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 246/4

107.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 246/4

107.3 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Terrific shot! Kohli is growing in confidence. Panesar bowls it from wide of the crease and drops it short on middle. Kohli immediately goes on the back foot and clobbers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He is surely now judging the bounce of the track well. 246/4

107.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 242/4

107.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense. 242/4

106.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Excellent timing, it's not always about power with MSD! A fuller length delivery outside off, Dhoni remains inside the crease and crunches it through point for a boundary. Trott at third man tries to make the stop by moving swiftly to his right but fails to do so. 242/4

106.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery in the zone around off, going on with the angle, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 238/4

106.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 238/4

106.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 238/4

106.2 J Anderson to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, flicked through mid-wicket for three runs. Kohli has to put in some extra hard yard to make it to complete the third run. 238/4

106.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Touch short in length outside off, Kohli stays on the back foot and pushes it to point. 235/4

105.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and defends it with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 235/4

105.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish in length outside off, driven through covers for a run. 235/4

105.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Long hop outside off, Kohli unfurls a pull shot but plays it straight to mid on. Missed out on the boundary ball. 234/4

105.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended that off the front foot and into the ground. 234/4

105.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dabs it down to cover-point for a run. 234/4

105.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Quicker full delivery on middle, skidding on with the angle, Dhoni tries to defend it by lunging forward but it took the inside edge and rolled to square leg. 233/4

104.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a length delivery around off, Kohli stays back inside the crease in defense. 233/4

104.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Very full delivery on off, Kohli drove it off his front foot to short cover. 233/4

104.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli taps it in front of point. 233/4

104.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Lands it in the zone outside off, Kohli lets it through to the keeper. 233/4

104.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 233/4

104.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Full length delivery wide outside off, Kohli steers it straight to point. 233/4

103.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Strides forward and plays it with the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket. 233/4

103.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on middle, hint of away turn, Dhoni blocked it by opening the face of the bat. 233/4

103.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated full delivery on off, helped off the front foot to covers. 233/4

103.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and pushes it with the spin to covers. 233/4

103.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on off, Dhoni is on the front foot in defense. 233/4

103.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 233/4

102.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni steers it through point for a single. 233/4

102.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Superb delivery, in the corridor outside off, nipping away a shade after landing, Dhoni pushes at it and misses. 232/4

102.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni defends it awkwardly off the back foot. 232/4

102.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli gets forward and drives it through cover-point for three runs. Root chases it and pulls it back just before the ropes. 232/4

102.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery drifting down the leg side, Dhoni taps it down to square leg and crosses for one. 229/4

Cricket stat - MS Dhoni has now played his longest innings in his Test career in terms of balls faced, beating his previous 187 balls!

102.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 228/4

101.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Little short in length on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and defends it to covers. 228/4

101.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turns it off his pads to square leg for one. 228/4

101.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 227/4

101.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gives it some extra flight and lands it full on middle, Dhoni stretches well forward and defends it down with a straight bat. 227/4

101.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again Dhoni strides forward and defends it to the off side with soft hands. 227/4

101.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, Dhoni defended it off his front foot to covers. 227/4

100.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Covers the line and blocks it down with confidence. 227/4

100.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a length delivery, around middle and off, Kohli blocks it to the leg side. 227/4

100.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli gets forward and blocks. 227/4

100.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Short in length outside off, punched off the back foot to covers. 227/4

100.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 227/4

Anderson will look to break this partnership.

100.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 227/4

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Pitch has played slow and has offered no spin too, but this has been a marvellous partnership all things considered..."

Fantastic session for India! The duo of Dhoni and Kohli has batted magnificently and are amidst a 156-run stand. They batted watchfully against the second new ball but then stepped on the gas to score some quick runs. 81 runs came in the session off the 27 overs bowled. England are trying hard but without any luck and it has been a tough day in the field for them. The deficit for India is now 103 runs. Join us in a while...

99.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Dhoni got forward and blocked it down safely. Tea on day 3! 227/4

99.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on middle and off, defended off the front foot. Dhoni is struggling with cramps! 227/4

99.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Little short in length around off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and strokes it to covers. 227/4

99.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated delivery on middle, Dhoni presents a straight bat in defense. 227/4

99.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and plays it with the spin to the off side. 227/4

99.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Dhoni lunged forward in defense. 227/4

"in the immediate context of his career, this is a critical innings for dhoni" tweets Harsha Bhogle.

98.6 J Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Cracking shot! Anderson serves a short and wide delivery outside off at 133.9 kph, Kohli has no qualms in punishing it through covers for a boundary. 227/4

98.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Lands it on a fuller length around off, Kohli defends it with an angled bat to point. 223/4

98.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 223/4

98.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Short delivery outside off, Kohli flashes his bat through the line and it catches the under edge. Goes on a bounce to the keeper. 223/4

98.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Once again Kohli is solidly behind the line and defends it down with a straight bat. 223/4

98.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a good length delivery, on middle and off, Kohli gets behind the line and blocks it watchfully. 223/4

James Anderson comes back into the attack for another burst.

97.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets forward and pushes it down through mid off for one. 223/4

97.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defends it with soft hands to covers and pinches a quick single. 222/4

150-run stand up between Kohli and Dhoni.

97.4 M Panesar to V Kohli, Driven through the covers by the batsman. They pick up a single. 221/4

97.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 220/4

97.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Flatter full delivery on middle at 89.5 kph, Kohli tries defending it off his front foot but misses. A stifled appeal for an LBW but that was going down the leg side. 220/4

97.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Oohhh... that missed the off stump by a whisker. A flighted delivery on off, landed on middle and curved away after pitching, Kohli drew forward for a defense but it spun away to beat the outside edge. 220/4

An unofficial drinks break. Normally umpires don't allow this but Dhoni is having a change of gears. Tea is only 15 minutes away!

96.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Too full in length on off, defended back. 220/4

96.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Width on offer outside off, short and wide at 128.0 kph, Dhoni carves it through point for a couple. 220/4

96.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Huge shout for an LBW! Length delivery on middle, tailing down the leg side, Dhoni fails to flick it and is struck on the back leg. They appeal but to no avail. 218/4

96.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Dropped? Bresnan angles in a fuller length delivery, around off, Dhoni without getting to the pitch of the ball drives it on the up. More of a check drive and it goes uppishly back to the bowler. It doesn't carry! 218/4

96.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, A very full ball on off, Dhoni presses forward and eases it towards covers. Not in the gap though. 218/4

96.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full ball on the leg stump line, Kohli clips it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a run. 218/4

95.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 217/4

95.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Takes his front leg to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it with an angled bat to covers. 217/4

95.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Action replay of the last delivery. 217/4

95.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gets forward and pushes it with the spin to covers. 217/4

95.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Slow loopy delivery on middle and off, Dhoni defends it with the inside portion of the bat to mid-wicket. 217/4

95.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on middle, Dhoni stretched forward and defended it down. 217/4

94.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Appeal for an LBW! A fuller length delivery on middle and shaping back into the batsman, Dhoni fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They are busy appealing and the batsmen scamper across for a leg bye. 217/4

94.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Chases a short delivery outside his off stump and steers it straight to point. Compton fumbles and concedes a couple. 216/4

94.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Well disguised slower delivery, cutting back into the batsman from a length outside off, Dhoni defends it from the crease. 214/4

94.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Dhoni rocks back and pushes it down to mid on. 214/4

94.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Sliding down the leg side, Dhoni fails to flick it off his pads. 214/4

94.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Dhoni tickles it off his pads to deep square leg and sprints back for the second run. So the calf muscle is not bothering Dhoni much. 214/4

Tim Bresnan comes back for another spell.

93.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 212/4

93.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Touch short in length on off at 90.0 kph, Kohli taps it with the spin to the off side. 212/4

93.4 M Panesar to V Kohli, FOUR! Bang! Bowls it slower through the air but lands it short around off, Kohli is quick to shift his weight on the back foot as he slaps it through covers for a boundary. 212/4

93.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 208/4

93.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and helps it to cover-point. 208/4

93.1 M Panesar to V Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli leans into the drive and strokes it to covers. 208/4

Monty Panesar comes back into the attack.

MS Dhoni has pulled his right calf muscle and the physio is out.

92.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Gets forward and drives a full delivery to point. 11 runs off the over! 208/4

92.5 G Swann to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman for a single. 208/4

92.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Little short in length outside off, Dhoni cuts it through point for one. 207/4

92.3 G Swann to Dhoni, SIX! Massive! Tossed up delivery on off, spinning back in a bit, Dhoni latches onto it and sends it whistling over the long on fence. The crowd is going berserk! 206/4

92.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot. 200/4

92.1 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length wide outside off, Kohli calmly stays inside the crease and plays it extremely late towards deep point. They've managed to run three to bring up 200 for India! 200/4

91.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 197/4

91.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Hint of shape back into the batsman from a fuller length, Dhoni bunts it in front of mid off and crosses for a brisk run. Cook misses his shy at the striker's end and they pinch one more as an overthrow. 197/4

91.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Outside off, on a good length, Dhoni cuts it straight to point. 195/4

91.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni stays on the back foot and blocks it back to the bowler. 195/4

91.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Gets behind the line, covers the movement and jams it down confidently. 195/4

91.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery drifting back into the batsman, Dhoni presses forward and helps it to covers. 195/4

90.6 G Swann to Kohli, Strides forward and drives it straight to covers. Dot ball to end the over. This is now the longest innings played by Kohli in terms of balls. 195/4

90.5 G Swann to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 195/4

90.4 G Swann to Kohli, Floated delivery on off, driven back to the bowler. 195/4

90.3 G Swann to Kohli, Turns it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 195/4

90.2 G Swann to Kohli, Four byes! Flighted delivery outside off, going straight on to beat the forward defensive prod by Kohli. It stays low and Prior fails to collect it. A boundary behind the wicket! 195/4

90.1 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, shaping back in, Kohli defends it from the crease. 191/4

Graeme Swann [17-3-40-1] replaces Panesar in the attack.

89.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery tailing back into the batsman at 129.0 kph, Dhoni defends it down to mid on. A maiden by Bresnan. 191/4

89.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Rocks back and punches a shortish ball to covers. 191/4

89.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 191/4

89.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery in the channel outside off at 129.3 kph, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it straight to the point fielder. 191/4

89.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Full ball seaming back into the batsman, Dhoni stays inside the crease and blocks it to the on side. 191/4

89.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Angles in a fuller length delivery, on off, Dhoni gets forward and drives it to mid off. 191/4

Drinks trolley is on the field.

88.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Tickles it off his pads to mid-wicket and looks for a run. This time Dhoni sends him back. 191/4

88.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Chance of a run out! Missed! Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli turned it to mid-wicket and called for a run. But then Virat stuttered and MSD had to rush back. The fielder in the meanwhile missed his shy at the non-striker's end. 191/4

88.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm delivery, little short in length and skidding on with the angle, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 191/4

88.3 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli is coming into his own now! Panesar gives this one some extra flight but over-pitches his length on off. Kohli draws forward with a big stretch and smacks it through covers for a boundary. 191/4

88.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 187/4

88.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. No run. 187/4

87.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Outside off, on a good length, Kohli dabs it to third man for a run. 187/4

87.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 186/4

87.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, FOUR! Elegance personified! More than timing, the placement of that shot was immaculate. Length delivery around off at 132.3 kph, Kohli leans forward and drives it on the up through the line. It goes through the gap between the two cover fielders and scoots away to the fence. A really confident and delightful stroke! 186/4

87.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full and straight at 134.0 kph, driven back to the bowler. 182/4

87.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, around off, Kohli gets forward and defends it to covers. 182/4

87.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fractionally over-pitched around off, Dhoni drove it off the front foot to wide mid off and pinched a run. A direct hit at the non-striker's end but MSD was safely in. 182/4

Change of ends for Tim Bresnan.

86.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Pulls his length back and serves it on the middle and off stump line at 89.7 kph, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense. 181/4

86.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on off, tapped with the spin to the off side. 181/4

86.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 181/4

86.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 181/4

Alastair Cook and Matt Prior have a chat with Monty Panesar.

86.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Straying down the leg side, nudged to square leg for one. 181/4

Harsha Bhogle tweets, "first objective would have been to prevent a collapse. that done, they have to figure out a way of winning. onus on india to find a result!"

86.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, An over-pitched delivery on off, driven through covers for a couple of runs. 180/4

Monty Panesar comes back into the attack.

85.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli tries to work it across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 178/4

85.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Sliding down the leg side, Dhoni eases it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 178/4

85.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 177/4

85.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Again slightly short in length outside off, Dhoni once again cuts it straight to point. 177/4

85.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Touch short in length outside off, Dhoni steers it to point but straight to the fielder this time. 177/4

85.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery wide outside off, MSD plays it towards point and looks for a single. Kohli sends him back. 177/4

84.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Cuts a short delivery through the line but finds point. 177/4

84.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, And now quietly nudges a full delivery to fine leg to rotate the strike. 177/4

28th Test fifty for MS Dhoni!

84.4 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Crashed! Bresnan once again is on the shorter side with his length, wide outside off at 130.4 kph, Dhoni pounces onto it and whacks it through point for a boundary. A very responsible knock from the Indian skipper. Remember, he is a naturally aggressive player and credit to him for batting accordingly to the demand of the hour. 176/4

84.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Another half-tracker around off, Kohli pulls it off his front foot to deep mid-wicket for a run. 172/4

100-run stand between Dhoni and Kohli.

84.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Short delivery sliding down the leg side, Dhoni pulls it to long leg for a single. 171/4

84.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni stays on the back foot and plays it to covers. 170/4

83.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Kohli brings down a straight bat and strokes it back past the bowler. The mid on fielder is quick to stop it. 170/4

83.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and nudges it in the gap at cover- point. The point fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 170/4

83.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Darts in a fuller length delivery on middle, Dhoni remains on the back foot and defends it with a dead straight bat. 169/4

83.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, In the corridor of uncertainty, going straight on, Dhoni picks it and allows it through. 169/4

83.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Lands it on a full length around off, Dhoni pushes it off his front foot to covers. 169/4

83.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery outside off, Dhoni opens the face of the bat and steers it through point for a couple. 169/4

82.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Bowls it on a length around off, cutting back in, Kohli defends it from the crease. 167/4

82.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Kohli gets half forward and gently helps it to cover-point. 167/4

82.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Good length delivery pitched outside off, Kohli camped back and pushed it down to mid on. 167/4

82.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli rocks back and punches it straight to covers again. 167/4

82.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full length delivery angling into the batsman, around off, Kohli remains on the back foot and pushes it to covers. 167/4

82.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 167/4

Tim Bresnan [16-3-37-0] to share the new cherry from the North End.

81.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Another gem of a delivery. Lands it on a length outside off at 134.8 kph, and gets it to curl away. Dhoni has a tentative poke inside the line and gets beaten. 167/4

81.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Spears in a length delivery, on middle at 137.6 kph, Dhoni turns it off his pads to mid-wicket. 167/4

81.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Terrific delivery, an unplayable one! Good length ball around off, going straight on, Dhoni pushes inside the line and gets beaten. 167/4

81.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Full delivery outside off, staying low, Dhoni hits it straight to point. 167/4

81.2 J Anderson to MS Dhoni, Right on the money second ball. Angles in a full delivery, swinging in a bit at 136.3 kph, Dhoni covers the line and defends it to mid on. 167/4

81.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Brutal! Anderson steams in and delivers a gentle loosener outside off, short and wide at 129.7 kph, Dhoni latches onto it and muscles it through covers for a boundary. 167/4

James Anderson [13-3-31-3] comes back into the attack to utilize the new cherry. A crucial period of this Test match.

Second new ball has been taken now.

80.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off at 91.7 kph, Kohli drives it to covers and comes out for the single. MSD sends him back. 163/4

80.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushes it quicker through the air from round the wicket, on middle, Kohli turns it to mid-wicket. 163/4

80.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Calmly taps it off his pads to short fine leg and pinches a single. Good cricket! 163/4

80.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Pitched outside leg, on the rough, Kohli tries flicking it but misses. They cross for a leg bye. 162/4

80.2 M Panesar to Kohli, On middle, defended to the leg side. 161/4

80.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Comes from over the wicket and serves a full delivery on off, Kohli pushes it off his front foot to covers. 161/4

Second new ball is now available. But not taken as Panesar will continue...

79.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 161/4

79.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Works it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 161/4

79.4 G Swann to Dhoni, FOUR! Boom! Enough is enough! Swann tempts the batsman with a loopy off-spinner around off, Dhoni sits down on one knee and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 161/4

79.3 G Swann to Kohli, Strides forward and nudges it in front of backward point for a brisk single. 157/4

79.2 G Swann to Kohli, Floated delivery on off, defended off the back foot by Kohli. 156/4

79.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Spinning down the leg side, Dhoni taps it with the turn in front of short fine leg and Kohli calls him through for a quick single. 156/4

78.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm ball on off, skidding on, Kohli goes back in defense. 155/4

78.5 M Panesar to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with the spin to mid off. 155/4

78.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 155/4

78.3 M Panesar to V Kohli, Long hop outside off, asking to be put away, Kohli cracks it through the line but finds Pietersen standing at point. 155/4

78.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Touch short in length on middle, Dhoni goes on the back foot and uses his bottom hand to hit it wide of mid on for a run. 155/4

78.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Slow loopy delivery on middle, fuller in length on middle, Dhoni stretches forward in defense. 154/4

77.6 G Swann to Kohli, Lunges forward for the defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 154/4

77.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Strides forward, closes the face of the bat and helps it with the spin to the mid-wicket region for a run. 154/4

77.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Too full in length on middle, pushed down to mid on. 153/4

77.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Quicker full delivery on off, curving back in, Kohli defends it off his back foot to covers. 153/4

77.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Advances down the track and brings his bat and pad together in defense. 153/4

77.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 153/4

Virat Kohli reaches his sixth Test fifty!

76.6 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Fantastic knock so far by Kohli. A very full delivery around off, Kohli gets forward and drills it through the line. The placement is exquisite through extra cover and it scoots away to the fence. 153/4

76.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 149/4

76.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Little short in length on off, Dhoni stays back and pushes it to the covers. 148/4

76.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 148/4

76.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Short delivery outside off, Dhoni tries cutting it through the line but gets a bottom edge. 148/4

76.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 148/4

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Fighting partnership btwn MSD and Virat shows what India have lacked most of this series. But need one more good session to come back in match!"

75.6 G Swann to Kohli, Bowls it quicker through the air and it spins down the leg side, Kohli works it off his pads to square leg. No run. 148/4

75.5 G Swann to Kohli, Once again gets on the front foot and uses the spin to play it towards mid on. 148/4

75.4 G Swann to Kohli, Tossed up in the air and landed around off, Kohli lunged forward in defense. 148/4

75.3 G Swann to MS Dhoni, Strides forward and pushes it with gentle hands to mid off. They cross for a quick single. 148/4

75.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Floated full delivery outside off, Dhoni stretched forward and defends it to the off side. 147/4

75.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Quicker delivery, skidding back into the batsman, low in bounce, Dhoni defends it off his back foot. 147/4

74.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Too full in length on middle and off, driven through the line but it hit the silly point fielder and rolled towards short cover. 147/4

74.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Bowls it from wide of the crease and angles in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Kohli defends it from the crease. 147/4

74.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 147/4

74.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Slider around off, fullish in length, Kohli lunges forward and plays it with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 147/4

74.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended off the front foot to mid on. 147/4

74.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on off, Kohli pushes it with the spin to covers. 147/4

73.6 G Swann to Kohli, Works it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a quick single. 147/4

73.5 G Swann to Kohli, Gets well forward and jams it down. 146/4

73.4 G Swann to Kohli, Turning down the leg side, Kohli tucks it straight to short fine leg. 146/4

73.3 G Swann to Kohli, Another watchful back foot defense by Kohli. 146/4

73.2 G Swann to Kohli, Off-spinner, touch short and curving back into the batsman, Kohli remains on the back foot in defense. 146/4

73.1 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 146/4

We are back for the second session. The men concerned are out in the middle. Graeme Swann to bowl first up from the Pavilion End...

The wicket is not offering much assistance to the seamers or the spinners but credit to the English bowlers for sticking to good lengths and lines. Only 59 runs were scored in the 32 overs bowled in the session but the wicket's column is something which will please the Indians. The current partnership is worth 75 and the deficit for India is down to 184 now. Join us in a while for the post lunch session...

We witnessed some attritional cricket in the session! England fought hard and so did India. The home side will be relieved, if not smiling, after playing out a session without losing any wicket. It was some stubborn and resilient batting by the pair of Kohli and Dhoni as they were very watchful initially but played some shots once they settled down.

72.6 Joe Root to Dhoni, Touch short in length around off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a couple of runs. Lunch on day 3! 146/4

72.5 Joe Root to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 144/4

72.4 Joe Root to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on middle, Dhoni helps it with the turn to square leg. 144/4

72.3 Joe Root to Dhoni, Too full in length on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 144/4

72.2 Joe Root to Dhoni, Floated delivery on middle, Dhoni nudges it through square leg and sprints back for the second run. 144/4

72.1 Joe Root to Kohli, Flighted off-spinner on off, pushed in front of mid on for a quick single. 142/4

Debutant Joe Root comes into the attack. He bowls useful off-spinners.

71.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 141/4

71.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on off, at 93 kph, Dhoni defended it by stretching forward. 141/4

71.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Very full delivery on off, driven back to the bowler who dived to his left to stop the ball. 141/4

71.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Touch short in length outside off, Dhoni cuts it straight to point. 141/4

71.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on leg, spinning away at 91.3 kph, Dhoni tries to work it to the leg side but gets a little leading edge to covers. 141/4

71.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flatter full delivery on middle, slightly short, Dhoni defends it from the crease. 141/4

70.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, Kohli is on the front foot as he defends it down to mid off. 141/4

70.5 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Pulls a short delivery behind square leg for a single. 141/4

70.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery angling down the leg side, Kohli turns it off his pads to deep square leg for a run. 140/4

70.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 139/4

70.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli eases it with an angled bat to point. 139/4

70.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli gets half forward and pushes it to covers. 139/4

69.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Quicker delivery on off, Dhoni stretches forward and defends it to covers. 139/4

69.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Presents a straight bat and pushes a full ball to short cover. 139/4

69.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery outside off, Kohli drives it wide of mid off and pinches a single. 139/4

69.3 M Panesar to Kohli, On the shorter side, around off, Kohli goes on the back foot and pats it down to point. 138/4

69.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 138/4

69.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted full delivery around off, Kohli presses forward in defense. There is a short cover in place for any loose drive. 138/4

68.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Back foot defense by Dhoni to end the over. 138/4

68.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Drops it short around off, as a surprise delivery, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a run. 138/4

68.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Touch short in length around off, Kohli stays back and punches it to covers. 137/4

68.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 137/4

68.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery on off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and steers it in the gap at cover-point for one. 137/4

68.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni leans forward and pushes it to covers. 136/4

67.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on off, Kohli blocked it off his front foot. 136/4

67.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Very full in length on off, Kohli lunges forward and defends it down. 136/4

67.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Kohli. 136/4

67.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 136/4

67.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gives this one some extra force and hurls it into the batsman, around off on a slightly shorter length, Kohli punches it off his back foot to covers. 136/4

67.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Kohli covers the line and defends it back to the bowler. 136/4

66.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Outside off, on a good length, Dhoni steers it straight to point. 136/4

66.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery shaping into the batsman, Kohli goes on the back foot and glances it to deep square leg for a run. 136/4

66.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Width on offer outside off, shorter in length, Kohli camps back and slaps it to covers. The fielder fails to stop the ball with a dive and they take a couple. 135/4

66.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Brings this one back into the batsman, Kohli remains on the back foot and pushes it down to mid on. 133/4

66.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Good length delivery wide outside off, Kohli stays back and pushes it to covers. 133/4

66.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, around off, Kohli defends it down patiently. 133/4

Tim Bresnan replaces Swann in the attack.

65.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Plants his front foot forward even before the ball was delivered and then defends it with the spin to point. 133/4

65.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 133/4

65.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 133/4

65.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Very full in length on off, Kohli drives it through the gap between the two cover fielders for a single. 133/4

65.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to the off side. 132/4

65.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted full delivery outside off, Kohli allowed it through. 132/4

64.6 G Swann to Dhoni, FOUR! Swann comes from round the wicket and bowls it in the flatter trajectory. Touch short in length and quicker through the air as well at 91.7 kph, Dhoni goes on the back foot and packs a punch through covers for a boundary. 132/4

64.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Defends it with the spin to the leg side. 128/4

64.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Little short in length outside off, steered straight to point. 128/4

64.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 128/4

64.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Touch short in length outside off, Dhoni goes on the back foot in defense. 128/4

64.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and drives it back to the bowler. 128/4

63.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. No run. 128/4

63.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Little short, on middle, staying low, Kohli helps it off his pads to the on side. 128/4

63.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Strides on the front foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 128/4

63.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Goes on the back foot and helps it off his pads to square leg. 128/4

63.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Presses forward and pushes a full delivery watchfully to the off side. 128/4

63.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/4

62.6 G Swann to Kohli, Uses his wrists well and flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket for a run. 128/4

62.5 G Swann to Kohli, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 127/4

62.4 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on off, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 127/4

62.3 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 127/4

62.2 G Swann to Kohli, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. No run. 127/4

62.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Off-spinner on off, clipped off the pads to square leg for one. 127/4

61.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 126/4

61.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Spin and bounce away from the batsman, Kohli taps it down in front of point. 126/4

61.4 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Superb shot! Just a shade short in length around off, shaping away a bit, Kohli goes deep inside the crease, waits for it to turn and then cuts it stylishly through point for a boundary. 126/4

61.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 122/4

61.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 122/4

61.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Short delivery outside off, staying very, very low, Kohli tries to cut it but only manages to get a bottom edge on it. Luckily he didn't chop it back on. 122/4

60.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 122/4

60.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Howzzat? Flighted off-spinner around off, spinning back in, Dhoni looks to defend it by leaning forward but misses and is hit on the pads. They put in a halfhearted appeal for an LBW. That looked close but maybe just turning down. 122/4

60.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Oohhh... this one stays agonizingly low, around off, Dhoni does well to defend it down to the leg side. 122/4

60.3 G Swann to Kohli, Turns it with the spin to square leg and crosses for one. 122/4

60.2 G Swann to Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 121/4

60.1 G Swann to Kohli, Little short in length on off, spinning back into the batsman and stays a bit low as well, Kohli goes back and clips it off his pads to mid-wicket. 121/4

50-run stand between Dhoni and Kohli.

59.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Taps it with the spin to point and crosses for a brisk single. 121/4

59.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Touch short in length on middle and off, Kohli defends it from the crease. 120/4

59.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and drives it straight to short cover. 120/4

59.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/4

59.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Bowls it slower through the air and gets it to turn away a bit at 80.9 kph, Kohli draws forward for a defense but is beaten by the turn. 120/4

59.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Driven through mid off by the batsman. No run. 120/4

58.6 G Swann to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it through covers for a run. 120/4

58.5 G Swann to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/4

58.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 119/4

58.3 G Swann to Kohli, Oohhh... this one just straightens after landing around off and keeps a touch low as well. Kohli tried to defend it from the crease and edges it towards point. They take a couple. 119/4

The short leg fielder moves out and now there is a leg slip in place.

58.2 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Well controlled! An off-spinner, spinning and bouncing back into the batsman, Kohli adjusts well to get on top of the bounce and eases it through the vacant leg slip region for a boundary. 117/4

58.1 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, spinning back in, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid off. The fielder is placed very deep and is almost on the verge of the circle. 113/4

Drinks break. India have manage 26 runs off 17 overs in the first hour before drinks, grinding hard but that is the demand of the hour. England have been good with their lengths and lines but not receiving much support from the track. The deficit is 217 runs!

57.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Helps it off his pads to the on side and jogs across for a single. 113/4

57.5 M Panesar to MS Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, Dhoni leaned forward and placed his drive through the gap between the two cover fielders for a single. 112/4

57.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again the bowler pushes the batsman on the back foot with his length and Dhoni defends it down. 111/4

57.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 111/4

57.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Panesar pull his length back a bit around off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it firmly to covers. 111/4

57.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and pushes it with soft hands to covers. 111/4

56.6 G Swann to Kohli, Flatter and fuller on the leg stump line, Kohli eases it off his pads to square leg. 111/4

56.5 G Swann to Kohli, Allows the ball to spin back in and defends it with the turn to the leg side. 111/4

56.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Goes back and slaps a short ball to deep cover for one. 111/4

56.3 G Swann to Kohli, Short delivery outside off, Kohli goes back and punches it through cover-point for three runs. Terrific running between the wickets! 110/4

56.2 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning back into the batsman from around off, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 107/4

56.1 G Swann to V Kohli, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 107/4

55.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and drives it to covers. The fielder fumbles a bit and they steal a single. 107/4

55.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Quicker one this time, on the pads, Kohli helps it off his pads and sprints for a run. Dhoni sends him back immediately. 106/4

55.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 106/4

55.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it down calmly. Panesar has been bowling slowly through the air and is varying his pace well. 106/4

55.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle and off, another watchful defense by Kohli. 106/4

55.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery on off, Kohli gets forward and blocks it back with soft hands. 106/4

Change of ends for Monty Panesar.

54.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Gets well forward with a big stretches and pushes a full ball back to the bowler. 106/4

54.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on off, fuller in length, Dhoni defends it watchfully to covers. 106/4

54.4 G Swann to Dhoni, FOUR! Swann is on the shorter side with his length and Dhoni was waiting for it on his back foot. He picks it quickly, goes deep inside the crease and punches it powerfully through covers for a boundary. 106/4

54.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, Dhoni leaned forward in defense. 102/4

54.2 G Swann to Kohli, Sharp spin down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it and it brushes his pads on its way to fine leg. A leg bye taken. 102/4

54.1 G Swann to Kohli, Floated off-spinner on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid on. 101/4

Graeme Swann into the attack.

53.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Back of a length, Dhoni defends it from within the crease. 101/4

53.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 101/4

53.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fullish ball on off, Dhoni leans forward and defends. 101/4

53.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Much better this time, leaves alone a wide delivery outside the off stump. 101/4

53.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Reaches out for a full delivery outside off and steers it to point. No need to play at those. 101/4

53.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 101/4

52.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Once again shifts his weight on the front foot and offers a straight bat in defense. 101/4

52.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle and off, defended off the front foot. 101/4

52.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 101/4

52.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm ball around off, Kohli gets forward for a drive through the line but it catches the inside edge and rolls back to the bowler. 101/4

52.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Plants his front foot forward and pushes it to covers. 101/4

52.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli gets on the front foot and defends it down. 101/4

51.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge towards square leg. A single. 101/4

51.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, FOUR! Glorious drive! Just a fractionally over-pitched delivery on off at 132.8 kph, Kohli leans well forward into the drive and creams it through covers for a boundary. 100 up for India! It has been a toil for them this morning. 100/4

51.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 96/4

51.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Solid in defense again. A full delivery on off, Kohli covers the line and jams it down. It's important for them not to get bogged down. Rotating the strike will help to release the pressure. 96/4

51.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Drops it on a length again, outside off, Kohli watchfully leans forward and blocks it solidly to covers. 96/4

51.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Kohli gets well forward in defense. 96/4

50.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on middle, Dhoni gets on the front foot and defends it down with a dead straight bat. 96/4

50.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and pushes it with an angled bat to point. 96/4

50.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Full delivery on off, Dhoni drives it through the line, little uppish, but it goes on a bounce to the short cover fielder. 96/4

50.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Another front foot defense by Dhoni. 96/4

50.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again Dhoni presses forward and plays it with the spin to covers. 96/4

50.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated full delivery on off, Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 96/4

Matt Prior is having a chat with Panesar. Maybe sharing his idea of where Monty should bowl and on which length.

49.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Hint of reverse back into the batsman, Kohli bunts it in front of mid on and looks for a single. Dhoni isn't interested and shouts "No!" and Kohli returns. 96/4

49.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full around off, Kohli leans forward and defends it down to the off side. 96/4

49.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, Kohli defends it solidly from the crease. The good part from the bowler is that he is forcing the batsman to play every ball. 96/4

49.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 96/4

49.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Too full in length on middle and off at 130.6 kph, Kohli stretches forward and pushes it back with a straight bat. The mid off fielder does the fielding. No run. 96/4

49.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery curling back into the batsman, Kohli tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 96/4

Tim Bresnan replaces Anderson in the attack.

48.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Very full in length on the pads at 82.8 kph, Dhoni plays it straight to mid-wicket. Cautious approach! 96/4

48.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again a bit short on off, Dhoni defends it off his back foot. 96/4

48.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Little short in length on off, punched to covers. 96/4

48.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 96/4

48.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Lunges forward for the defense but the ball spins away after landing and Dhoni adjusts well in the end to push it with the spin to point. 96/4

48.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on middle, fuller in length, MSD draws forward and pushes it back. 96/4

47.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli pushes it with an angled bat to point. 96/4

47.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, around off at 136.4 kph, Kohli offers a textbook defensive shot. 96/4

47.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a length delivery, Kohli stays back in defense. 96/4

47.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 96/4

47.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 96/4

47.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Kohli nudges it off his pads to deep backward square leg. They cross for a single and take on Panesar's arm for the second run as well. 96/4

46.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Touch short in length on off, staying a bit low, Dhoni goes on back foot and blocks it back. 94/4

46.5 M Panesar to V Kohli, First run of the day for Kohli. He stretches out for a ball around off and plays it with the spin past first slip for one. 94/4

46.4 M Panesar to V Kohli, Floated full delivery on off at 88.7 kph, driven firmly through the line but straight to covers. 93/4

46.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Little short in length on off at 86.1 kph, Kohli punches it off his back foot to covers. 93/4

46.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle at 89.9 kph, defended back off the front foot by Kohli. 93/4

46.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it full around off, Kohli pushes it with gentle hands to point and looks for a run. He is sent back by Dhoni. 93/4

45.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Dhoni covers the stumps and lets it through to the keeper. 93/4

45.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Reaches out for a full delivery outside off and pushes it to covers. 93/4

45.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, The shine of the ball was on the right side and hence it moves back into the batsman. Dhoni, who likes to rest on the back foot, stays there and defends it to the off side. 93/4

45.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Harmless delivery, on a full length outside off, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 93/4

45.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery wide outside off at 136.3 kph, Dhoni allows it through. 93/4

45.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Angles in a fuller length delivery, on off and straightening a shade, Dhoni defends it to the off side. 93/4

44.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Once again goes on the back foot and hits it in front of mid on. 93/4

44.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm ball on off, skidding on at 88.8 kph, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense. 93/4

44.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Another loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, around off, Kohli strides forward in defense. 93/4

44.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, Kohli plants his fron foot forward and blocks it. 93/4

44.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it down watchfully. 93/4

44.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli walks forward with the flick shot but finds the mid on fielder. 93/4

43.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Lands it full around off, Dhoni with the technique of his own, walks across a bit, reaches out for the ball and pushes it in front of point. That looks ugly but for the moment, it's effective! 93/4

43.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 93/4

43.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Anderson angles in a fuller length delivery, around off at 136.5 kph, Dhoni stretches forward and glides it through the vacant first slip region for a boundary. 93/4

43.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, shaping back a touch at 136.0 kph, Dhoni rocks back to cut it through the line but ends up bottom edging it. 89/4

43.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, A fuller length delivery on off at 137.0 kph, Dhoni drives it off the toe end of the bat to covers. 89/4

43.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Length delivery in the channel wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it untouched. 89/4

42.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/4

42.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, spinning away a shade after landing at 85.5 kph, holding up a bit as well from the pitch, Kohli gets on the front foot and drives it slightly uppishly past the bowler to mid off. 89/4

42.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle, Kohli leans forward and defends it to the leg side. 89/4

42.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Pulls his length back a bit and delivers an arm ball on middle, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it in front of mid off for a quick single. 89/4

42.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again gets on the front foot and plays it with soft hands to the off side. 88/4

42.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, fuller in length on middle, Dhoni stretches forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 88/4

Monty Panesar to bowl from the other end. A slip, short leg and short cover in place.

41.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery on middle and off at 136.0 kph, Kohli gets behind the line and blocks it to the off side. 88/4

41.5 J Anderson to Kohli, This one is too wide outside off and Kohli has an easy leave. 88/4

41.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 88/4

41.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Terrific delivery, pitched on a full length around off at 136.0 kph and forced the batsman on the front foot. Kohli tried to defend it but the ball held its line and beat the edge. 88/4

41.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Bowls it on a length wide outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 88/4

41.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Starts with a fuller length delivery around off, curling back in at 133.2 kph, Dhoni tries to play it with a straight bat but it catches the inside portion of the bat and rolls past short mid-wicket for a run. 88/4

Out come the players in the middle. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the overnight batsmen. James Anderson to steam in first up. No slip but there is a short cover and short mid-wicket in place...

Pitch report - The pitch showed variable bounce on day 1 but played a lot better yesterday. The cracks have widened up now and the batting will only get challenging from here on. Mind you, not impossible!

England, on the other hand, have been extraordinary with their bowling. Be it spin or seam bowling, they have fared exceedingly well and have utilized the conditions better than the hosts. India should watch out for James Anderson again in the morning. A special mention for the debutant batsman for England, Joe Root. He was superb in his approach and showed good skills and attitude while dealing with the spinners on a difficult pitch.

Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning into the coverage of the third day of the Nagpur Test. Once again as has been the trend in the series, the India top order flopped and the onus is on the lower-middle order to bail them out. Staring down a big first innings deficit of 243 runs, the home side would have to come up with a strong batting show, otherwise they will end up playing catch up.

Day 3, first session...

Anderson was brilliant with the ball today, utilized the conditions pretty well. Even tomorrow, he'll be the key for England. Promises to be a fine day. Do join us. Till then, it's good bye from all of us. Cheers!

A fine last session and overall good day for England. They have reduced India to 87/4 who are now trailing by 243 runs. The home side are struggling with their batting again and the visitors are enjoying the good run with the ball. It's advantage England at this stage but a better show tomorrow with the bat, and the home side will be back in the reckoning. They have a long batting order too with Chawla, Jadeja and Ashwin playing.

40.6 J Trott to Kohli, Good length around leg, Kohli comes forward and pushes it defensively on the leg side. Stumps, day 2. 87/4

40.5 J Trott to Kohli, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 87/4

40.4 J Trott to Dhoni, Reaches out to that delivery and eases it through the covers for a single. 87/4

40.3 J Trott to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 86/4

40.2 J Trott to Kohli, Full length, outside off, Kohli pushes it through the covers for one. 86/4

40.1 J Trott to Kohli, Trott bowls it on length around off, defended by Kohli. 85/4

Jonathan Trott to bowl the last over of the day. Surprise, surprise!

39.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Stretches well onto the front foot and pushes it defensively in the covers. 85/4

39.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, In the corridor outside off, Dhoni covers the line and then allows it through. 85/4

39.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 85/4

39.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Rocks back and pushes it towards cover. 85/4

39.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Short of good length, on the middle, Dhoni defends it off the back foot. 85/4

39.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 85/4

The 90 overs of the day are over but we just have time for more. Bresnan to bowl.

38.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Covers the line, gets forward and defends. 85/4

38.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Goes onto the back foot and punches it away, finds the fielder. 85/4

38.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Too full, Kohli drives it towards mid on. 85/4

38.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up around off, Kohli comes forward and pushes it towards mid off. 85/4

38.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 85/4

38.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Length on leg, keeps low, Kohli whips it away for a couple of runs. 85/4

37.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Bresnan bowls it full again, on the middle, Kohli clips it away for a run. 83/4

37.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni works it away for a single. 82/4

37.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Stays on the back foot and pushes it towards mid off. 81/4

37.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length on off, Dhoni covers the line and defends. 81/4

37.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fullish, outside off, Dhoni pushes it in the covers. 81/4

37.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Shortish outside off, Dhoni rocks back and looks to punch. He fails to time it well. 81/4

36.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Length, Kohli goes back and looks to punch it straight. He mistimes it towards the bowler. 81/4

36.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 81/4

36.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Full and wide, outside off, Kohli reaches out and drives it straight to covers. 81/4

36.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tad short, outside off, punched but straight to the fielder. 81/4

36.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 81/4

36.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli works it away through mid-wicket and gets a couple. 81/4

35.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Goes back, covers the line and pushes it towards mid off. 79/4

35.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Opens the face and steers it wide of point, Compton dives to stop. No run. 79/4

35.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length around off, Dhoni pats it down defensively. 79/4

35.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 79/4

35.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR! Oh, that was risky! Full length, outside off, Dhoni plays it uppishly through the covers and it wasn't wide of the fielder in the ring. The ball races away. 79/4

35.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Incoming length delivery, pitches on the middle and strikes Dhoni's back leg. There is an appeal and the umpire turns it down. 75/4

Tim Bresnan into the attack.

34.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 75/4

34.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Flatter on the middle, Kohli defends off the back foot. 75/4

34.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up on the middle and off, defended. 75/4

34.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish on the pads, worked away but finds mid-wicket. 75/4

34.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy around middle, Kohli defends it well. 75/4

34.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted and full, Kohli drives it back towards mid on. 75/4

33.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Gets onto the back foot and defends it towards point. 75/4

33.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Opens the face and taps it towards point. 75/4

33.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Manages to cover the line and pat it down. 75/4

33.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length on the middle, Dhoni defends it off the front foot. 75/4

33.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 75/4

33.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli works it away on the leg side and takes a single. 75/4

32.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Turns it on the leg side and takes a single. 74/4

32.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Bit of air, around middle and off, defended. 73/4

32.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 73/4

32.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted on the middle, Kohli defends watchfully. 73/4

32.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turns it on the leg side and takes a single. 73/4

32.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Panesar holds his length back and Dhoni defends off the back foot. 72/4

31.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 72/4

31.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Tad short outside off, Dhoni tries to punch and gets an inside edge on the leg side. A single. 72/4

MS Dhoni comes in at number 6.

31.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, OUT! Loose drive and Gambhir walks back now. That is a serious blow for India. He was looking pretty good. Anderson bowls a full delivery outside off, Gambhir looks to drive and gets a thin edge behind. Easy catch for Prior. India in trouble now. 71/4

31.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Anderson bowls it on length again, outside off, left alone. 71/3

31.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. 71/3

31.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the zone outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 71/3

30.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Bit short, outside off, Gambhir rocks back and punches it through cover-point for three runs. Good chase. 71/3

30.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Opens the face and pats it down towards point. 68/3

30.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and off, Gambhir lunges forward to defend. 68/3

30.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 68/3

30.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Tad short, outside off, Gambhir looks to cut and gets a bottom edge on that one. 68/3

30.1 G Swann to G Gambhir, Loopy and full, outside off, driven straight to covers. 68/3

29.6 J Anderson to Kohli, This one is outside off, Kohli is beaten on the front foot. 68/3

29.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 68/3

29.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Short of good length, defended off the back foot. 68/3

29.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 68/3

29.2 J Anderson to Kohli, This one is on length outside off and Kohli is beaten. 68/3

29.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/3

28.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/3

28.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Tickles it away but finds the fielder. 68/3

28.4 G Swann to Kohli, Tad short, Kohli rocks back and punches it through the covers for three runs. Good running. 68/3

28.3 G Swann to Kohli, Loopy on the middle, Kohli comes forward and defends. 65/3

28.2 G Swann to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 65/3

28.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir clips it away and takes a single. 65/3

27.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 64/3

Virat Kohli comes to the middle.

27.5 Anderson to S Tendulkar, OUT! Castled! Tendulkar gone and Anderson gets him for the ninth time in Tests. That was pretty much unplayable. Length outside off, pitches and keeps low, nips in and takes an inside edge onto the stumps. Tendulkar was deep in the crease and had no chance. England are on top now! 64/3

27.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, This one is going down and Gambhir fails to work it away. Prior misses to grab it well and concedes a bye. 64/2

27.3 J Anderson to G Gambhir, Full length, outside off, Gambhir drives confidently towards mid off. 63/2

27.2 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Opens the face late and guides it down to third man for a single. 63/2

27.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Starts with length and Tendulkar punches it off the front foot towards mid off. 62/2

Drinks break.

26.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Full and wide, Gambhir drives solidly off the front foot but finds the fielder. 62/2

26.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Flatter outside off, Gambhir defends. 62/2

26.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, Bit short, outside off, Gambhir cuts it through point and doesn't get the single again. He looks restless now. 62/2

26.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Too full, Gambhir nudges it behind square and looks up, Tendulkar denies the single. 62/2

26.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Stretches onto the front foot and defends. 62/2

26.1 G Swann to Gambhir, That's dropped by Prior! Swann bowls a delivery coming in, Gambhir comes forward and gets an inside edge on the pads. The ball rolls behind and Prior gets behind it but fails to hold on. 62/2

25.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gambhir taps it down on the leg side and they cross for a quick single. 62/2

25.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tendulkar off the mark. The crowd likes it. Goes back and punches it towards cover-point for a quick single. 61/2

25.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tad flat, on the middle, Tendulkar prods forward and defends it down. It was pretty close to the pads. 60/2

25.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Full length, Tendulkar lunges forward and drives it straight to covers. 60/2

25.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 60/2

25.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tossed up on the middle, Tendulkar stretches forward and defends. 60/2

24.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Rocks back and whips it towards backward square leg. No run. 60/2

24.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Quicker on leg and Gambhir defends it on the leg side. 60/2

24.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and off, Gambhir defends it back. 60/2

24.3 G Swann to G Gambhir, Tad short outside off, Gambhir chops it behind point and the fielder dives to stop. 60/2

24.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Bit quicker and Gambhir goes back to defend. 60/2

24.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 60/2

23.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Beaten! Lands just outside off and turns away late to beat Tendulkar on the front foot. It's all happening in Nagpur now. 60/2

23.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Turn straightaway! Lands outside off and turns, Tendulkar prods forward and plays away from the line. 60/2

23.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Quicker on the middle, Gambhir flicks it away for a single. 60/2

23.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Flighted outside off, Gambhir stretches forward and defends. 59/2

23.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gambhir gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 59/2

23.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, Full length, around off, driven straight back. 59/2

22.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Tendulkar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. A successful over for Swann. 59/2

22.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Loopy on the middle, Tendulkar comes onto the front foot and defends. 59/2

22.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, Flatter on length, outside off, Tendulkar defends off the back foot. 59/2

Sachin Tendulkar walks in.

22.3 G Swann to Pujara, OUT! Pujara gone and Swann strikes for England. Terrific catch at short leg. Flighted delivery, lands outside off and turns in sharply, Pujara comes forward and gets a bat-pad on the leg side. Bell gets low to his right and takes the catch. Pujara shakes his head and the replay confirms, the ball had hit the elbow. Unlucky. 59/2

22.2 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 59/1

22.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir steers it behind point and Root dives to stop. The batsmen still take a single. 59/1

21.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Covers the line and defends it down on the leg side. 58/1

21.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Straighter one, on the middle, defended off the front foot. 58/1

21.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Lunges forward and knocks it down in the covers. Pujara takes off but Gambhir sends him back. 58/1

21.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Goes wider of the crease and angles it full, around off, Pujara stretches forward and taps it down. 58/1

21.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Opens the face and dabs it down towards point. 58/1

21.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Panesar bowls it on length, around off, Pujara defends. 58/1

20.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Tossed up on the middle and off, Gambhir prods forward and pats it down. 58/1

20.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Flatter and short, Gambhir goes back and works it towards backward square leg. 58/1

20.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Gets onto the front foot and defends it down. 58/1

20.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and off, Gambhir defends it off the front foot. 58/1

20.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 58/1

20.1 G Swann to Pujara, Too full, on the middle, Pujara works it away for a single. 58/1

19.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stretches well forward and defends it down. 57/1

19.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Risky single! The communication between Gambhir and Pujara isn't great. Pujara works it towards square leg, calls and looks up, stutters and sees Gambhir charging. He takes the run and Root misses a shy at the striker's end. Gambhir gets in with a dive. 57/1

19.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up around off, Pujara defends it down. 56/1

19.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 56/1

19.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Now Gambhir nudges it behind square and takes one. 56/1

19.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted on the middle, Pujara works it away and takes an easy single. 55/1

18.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length on the middle and off, Gambhir defends off the front foot. 54/1

18.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Length on leg, Pujara fails to work it away and is struck on the pads. Leg bye taken. 54/1

18.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Opens the face on the front foot again and dabs it down to third man for a single. 53/1

18.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's edgy! Good length outside off, tentative push by Gambhir but with soft hands and the edge goes wide of Prior. 50-run stand comes up! 52/1

18.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length on the middle and off, keeps a tad low and Gambhir dabs it down. 48/1

18.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bowls it on length, outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 48/1

17.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Gets onto the front foot and pats it down on the off side. 48/1

17.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 48/1

17.4 M Panesar to C Pujara, Too full, Pujara goes hard with the drive and plays it towards mid on. 48/1

17.3 M Panesar to G Gambhir, Full on the middle, Gambhir pushes it back and two men fail to field, Panesar and the man at silly mid on. A single is taken. 48/1

17.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Even quicker and short outside off, Gambhir looks to cut and misses. 47/1

17.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, Quicker on the middle, defended off the front foot. 47/1

16.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Short of good length, around off and defended. 47/1

16.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length and going down, Gambhir nudges it through square leg for a single. 47/1

16.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Tight line again and Gambhir defends it off the front foot. 46/1

16.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length around off, Gambhir covers the line and pats it down. 46/1

16.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Beaten! Pitches on length outside off and straightens to beat the outside edge of Gambhir's bat. 46/1

16.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 46/1

15.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Flatter and quicker, around off, defended off the front foot. 46/1

15.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Waits for the delivery and pats it down towards point. Pujara takes off but Gambhir sends him back. 46/1

15.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Tickles it behind square on the leg side and finds the fielder. 46/1

15.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 46/1

15.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted outside off, turns, Pujara pushes it straight onto the shin guards of Root. No chance for the fielder to grab it. 46/1

15.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gambhir nudges it away for a single. 46/1

14.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Length outside off, Pujara rocks back and punches it towards cover. 45/1

14.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, FOUR! Very well played! Dug in short by Bresnan, Pujara gets on top of the bounce and pulls it superbly through mid-wicket. He manages to keep it down and beat the fielder in the deep. 45/1

14.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Similar length again and Pujara does well to block it. 41/1

14.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Good length around off, Pujara defends it off the front foot. 41/1

14.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Angles it full on the middle, Gambhir works it away for a run. 41/1

14.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Full and going down, Pujara turns it down to fine leg for a single. 40/1

13.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stretches forward and defends it well. 39/1

13.5 M Panesar to Gambhir, Risky running. Gambhir nudges that one fine down the leg side and calls for two. He runs well and just makes it as the throw comes in. Prior was in front of the stumps and a better throw could have had Gambhir in trouble. 39/1

13.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Nice. Panesar bowls it full with the flight and Pujara eases it through extra covers for three runs. 37/1

13.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Full length, Pujara drives it hard but straight to covers. 34/1

13.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Optimistic appeal. Arm delivery, length outside off, Pujara pads it away but the impact is well outside off. 34/1

13.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 34/1

Panesar will continue post Tea from the other end.

12.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Too full, outside off, pushed back with calm hands. 34/1

12.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Drifts onto the pads and Pujara fails to work it away. He is struck on the pads and they take a leg bye. 34/1

12.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Good length on the middle and Pujara defends it on the leg side. 33/1

12.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Too full again, Gambhir clips it down to fine leg for a single. 33/1

12.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Pitched up and driven towards mid on. 32/1

12.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bresnan starts the session with a length delivery, outside off, Gambhir prods forward and is beaten. 32/1

A decent session for both the sides. England will be happy with Sehwag's wicket but both Gambhir and Pujara have looked solid post that. India will look to continue in similar fashion but with the track slowing down, it should be an interesting session. Join us back...

11.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Holds his length a bit back and Pujara still does well to defend. Tea on day 2. 32/1

11.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up around off, Pujara lunges forward and defends it well. 32/1

11.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Flatter around off, patted down in the covers. 32/1

11.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Opens the face and dabs it down towards point. 32/1

11.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted on the middle and off, Pujara defends. 32/1

11.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up and full, Pujara leans and drives it straight to covers. Bit of hesitation in running and eventually they don't take it. A diving stop by Bell. 32/1

10.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Bit flatter, on the middle, Gambhir stays half forward and pats it down. Maiden over. 32/1

10.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 32/1

10.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, Full and wide, Gambhir reaches out and drives it towards cover. 32/1

10.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Swann bowls it with the flight, Gambhir defends it into the ground. 32/1

10.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and leg, Gambhir defends. 32/1

10.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Loopy delivery, on leg, Gambhir defends off the front foot. 32/1

Graeme Swann to bowl now.

9.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Stretches forward and defends it well. 32/1

9.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted on the middle and leg, Pujara defends watchfully. 32/1

9.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the delivery again and eases it straight back for a single. 32/1

Gautam Gambhir completes 4000 Test runs.

9.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Charges down again and pushes that one back to Panesar. 31/1

9.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Fullish, outside off, driven back. 31/1

9.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, FOUR! Gambhir takes on Monty! Flighted delivery, full around off, Gambhir charges down the track and heaves it over mid on. Couple of bounces into the fence. 31/1

8.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Opens the face and carves it down to third man for a single. 27/1

8.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Tidy length, around middle and off, Gambhir defends. 26/1

8.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 26/1

8.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Anderson bowls it full and angles it in, on the middle, Gambhir defends it off the back foot. 26/1

8.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Pushes at that one outside off and dabs it towards point. 26/1

8.1 J Anderson to G Gambhir, FOUR! That one is caressed by Gambhir. Full length delivery, outside off, Gambhir comes forward and creams it through the covers. No need to run. 26/1

7.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Consistent line and Pujara is well behind it. Panesar starts with a maiden. 22/1

7.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Nicely tossed up, on the middle, Pujara defends solidly. 22/1

7.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Flatter on the middle, defended off the back foot. 22/1

7.3 M Panesar to C Pujara, Quicker, full on leg, Pujara whips it through mid on and finds the fielder. 22/1

7.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Panesar is bowling slow to start with, flighted on the middle and defended by Pujara. 22/1

7.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up and full, on the middle, defended off the front foot. 22/1

Monty Panesar has been introduced to bowl now.

6.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Lovely use of his wrists as Pujara works away a full delivery on the middle for a single to deep mid-wicket. 22/1

6.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Back to length around off and Pujara is happy to defend off the front foot. 21/1

6.4 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Put away! Anderson bowls it full, around off, Pujara goes hard and drives it back through mid off. 21/1

6.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 17/1

6.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Short of good length, outside off, Pujara looks for the back foot punch and gets an inside edge behind. 17/1

6.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Pitched up outside off, Pujara lunges forward and plays it uppishly through the covers for a couple. 17/1

5.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length outside off, decent leave by Gambhir. 15/1

5.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Opens the face and defends it nicely towards point. 15/1

5.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Pitched up around off, Gambhir lunges forward and drives it back. Bresnan stares and takes down the off stump with a return throw. Gambhir was wide and inside the crease. 15/1

5.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length outside off, left alone by Gambhir. 15/1

5.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR! Beauty! Bresnan bowls it full and wide, outside off, Gambhir gets down, reaches out and creams it through the covers. Hint of reverse swing on that one and England won't mind Gambhir driving. 15/1

5.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Full length, outside off, Gambhir lunges forward and pushes it in the covers. 11/1

4.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Lunges onto the front foot and defends it well. 11/1

4.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Rocks back and taps it on the leg side. 11/1

4.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length outside off, Pujara rocks back and dabs it towards backward point. 11/1

4.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Full length around off, Pujara pushes it on the leg side. 11/1

4.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Stretches onto the front foot and defends it well. 11/1

4.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length on middle and off, defended. 11/1

3.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Incoming length delivery, Gambhir covers the line and looks to defend, gets an inside edge on the pads. 11/1

3.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 11/1

3.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Full length, on leg, Pujara clips it down to fine leg for a single. 11/1

3.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Similar length and Pujara presents the full face of the bat. 10/1

3.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Tidy channel, length around off and Pujara pats it down. 10/1

3.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Pujara chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 10/1

2.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Incoming length, Pujara works it down to fine leg for a single. 10/1

2.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 9/1

2.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Back of a length, on the middle, Pujara taps it down on the leg side. 9/1

2.3 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Smooth touch! Short of good length, around off, Pujara goes back and opens the face to push it through point. It was just an extention of defense but the ball races away. 9/1

A short leg in place now.

2.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Goes back and tucks it on the leg side for a single. Cook has no mid-wicket in place. 5/1

2.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Bowls it on length, around middle and off, Gambhir looks to defend and gets an inside edge on the pads. 4/1

1.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Fuller and going down, Pujara is struck on the pads but may be off the inside edge. Loud appeal from Bresnan but the umpire is unmoved. 4/1

1.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Drifts down leg side and Gambhir works it away for a single. 4/1

1.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bit wide on that occasion, outside off and Gambhir shoulders his arms. 3/1

1.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Lovely! Pitches on length around leg, moves away late and beats Gambhir on the fickle. 3/1

1.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length on off, Gambhir covers the line and defends. 3/1

1.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bresnan bowls it outside off and Gambhir leaves it alone. 3/1

Tim Bresnan will share the attack.

0.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Oh good delivery! Bouncer around off, decent carry, Pujara picks it late and sways out of the line. 3/1

0.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara is away! Length on the middle and Pujara nudges it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 3/1

0.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length on off and Pujara defends it watchfully. 1/1

Cheteshwar Pujara walks in early.

0.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, OUT! Bowled 'em! Anderson strikes third ball and Sehwag is gone. Huge setback for India. Terrific delivery, length on middle and off and goes straight, Sehwag plays inside the line and looks to defend, misses it completely. Boom! 1/1

0.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Good take by Prior! Anderson bowls it full and down the leg side, Sehwag misses the whip and Prior takes it with a dive. 1/0

0.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, India are away! Gambhir has a knack of getting off the mark in that fashion. Gets a delivery on the pads and nudges it away for one. 1/0

Commentary (England innings)

India were made to work hard and the team changes did work to a certain extent. Chawla & Jadeja bowled well and ended with wickets to their name. But Ishant Sharma was the pick of the lot. A lot depends on their batting now as India would like to bat well and long. Batting last won't be easy. Join us back.

Excellent effort by the English late middle-order to help their side score a competitive 330, batting first on this difficult Nagpur track. Pietersen played a useful knock upfront while debutant Root showed great character by scoring 73, partnering Swann and Prior in producing useful stands.

145.5 P Chawla to J Anderson, OUT! Chawla ends proceedings getting his fourth wicket. Good catch at short leg by Pujara. Flighted on leg, Anderson lunges forward to tuck it away and plays it straight into the hands of Pujara at forward short leg. That was right off the middle of the bat. England have been bowled out. 330/10

145.4 P Chawla to Anderson, Pushed through quicker, length on the middle, Anderson goes back and whips it towards mid-wicket. 330/9

145.3 P Chawla to Anderson, Turning down the leg side, clips Anderson's pads and runs fine. The batsmen take a couple of leg byes. 330/9

145.2 P Chawla to Anderson, Bit slow and flat, Anderson stays back and defends. 328/9

145.1 P Chawla to Anderson, Tossed up on the middle, turns and strikes Anderson on the pads. 328/9

144.6 R Ashwin to Panesar, The slider, length outside off, Panesar comes forward and gets an inside edge on the leg side. 328/9

144.5 R Ashwin to Panesar, Stretches onto the front foot and defends. 328/9

144.4 R Ashwin to Anderson, Flatter and quicker, Anderson pushes it off the back foot towards mid on for a quick run. 328/9

144.3 R Ashwin to Anderson, Nicely bowled, slow and loopy on the middle, Anderson defends it well. 327/9

144.2 R Ashwin to Panesar, Panesar is off the mark. Turns that one away and gets a run. 327/9

144.1 R Ashwin to Anderson, Fullish, Anderson works it away and takes a single. 326/9

143.6 P Chawla to Panesar, Lunges forward and keeps it down on the leg side. 325/9

143.5 P Chawla to Panesar, Loopy and full, on the middle, Panesar defends. 325/9

Monty Panesar is the last man in.

143.4 Chawla to Swann, OUT! Now that one has been adjudged leg before. The googly, going down the leg side, Swann went for the cheeky reverse sweep and missed it completely. That could have probably gone down the leg side but the umpire raises his finger. Useful knock from Swann, coming in at number 9. 325/9

143.3 P Chawla to Swann, SIX! Swann replies with a biggie! Gets a fullish delivery, comes forward and strikes it handsomely over long on. Good strike. 325/8

143.2 Chawla to Swann, Howzzat? That was close! The wrong one from Chawla, pitches around off and nips in to strike Swann in front of middle and leg. There is an appeal but it is turned down. 319/8

143.1 P Chawla to Swann, Swann has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 319/8

This Test match has reached an interesting phase and it's a kind of shoot out now. Whatever England manage to put on the board, India have to chase it down to win and draw the series. Highlights of the innings was definitely the batting of Kohli and Dhoni and their partnership while for England, James Anderson was once again inspirational on a dead wicket, finishing with a four-wicket haul. Stay tuned for England's second innings...

Right then, after a pointless one hour of play, the home side have declared, with England having a lead of 4 runs. This is only the fourth occasion that India have declared with a deficit.

142.6 M Panesar to Sharma, That's it. India have declared on 326/9! Touch short in length around off, Ishant punches it off his back foot through covers for a run. 326/9

142.5 M Panesar to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on off, swept through square leg for a single. Dhoni is ready with his wicket-keeping pads. Expect a declaration soon, if they don't get out. 325/9

142.4 M Panesar to Ashwin, Unveils a reverse sweep but finds the short third man fielder. 324/9

142.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Quicker delivery, full in length on middle at 92.9 kph, Ashwin goes down on one knee and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a couple. 324/9

142.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, Looks to heave it across the line and gets a leading edge over the bowler's head. A couple of runs at long off. 322/9

142.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Touch short in length on off, Ashwin comes down the track and hits it across the line to long on. Denies the single. 320/9

142.6 R Ashwin to Anderson, Full outside off, smashed back to the bowler. 319/8

142.5 R Ashwin to J Anderson, The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the slip region. 319/8

Half century number 5 in Tests for Swann.

142.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Pushes it towards point and takes the run. 319/8

142.3 R Ashwin to Swann, FOUR! Fine shot again. Full outside off, Swann smashes this down the ground and gets a boundary! 318/8

142.2 R Ashwin to Swann, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 314/8

142.1 R Ashwin to G Swann, Full outside off, driven towards cover. The batsmen take a single and an overthrow results in the second. 314/8

The Indians are out on the field, fresh after a brief break and the English openers follow. Nick Compton, who looked good in the previous test is accompanies by captain Alastair Cook, who is having another one of his dream runs. Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker are the two officials who continue to officiate in the series. Cook takes guard against Ishant Sharma.

There is a scant crowd for the first day and with England batting we could have more members of the Barmy Army than from any of the local battalions. It is bright and sunny out in the middle as well. ICC rankings of these two teams won't alter whatever the result of this match turns out to be. England will maintain their no. 2 spot while India will stay at no. 5.

England's plan should be simple, bat, bat and bat long. They have done it five times out of six earlier in this series and don't think it would be any different today, unless the addition of Chawla or Jadeja bring in some jaw dropping stuff for the hosts. India are literally playing four spinners today and just the one pace bowler.

Toss - Alastair Cook has finally won his first toss in this series and, no surprises, will bat. He says that he will want to win this one as well. Tim Bresnan and debutant Joe Root come in place of Steven Finn and Samit Patel. Dhoni would have obviously batted as well, he says and have made a couple of changes too. Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh are replaced by Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja.

Pitch - It looks like a flat wicket with some grass on it. But, that won't help the quicks that much as they are in place to hold the pitch and the cracks. The cracks should open up later on in the match and that is when the spinners could be really deadly.

It will be the icing on the cake if the Poms win this Test as well and will settle for a draw if they can't push for a victory by the end of this match. India have little option, but to push as hard as they can to win. For that, they will have to play out of their skins.

Backs against the wall, India in their own den will take on England one last time in the Test series in the 4th Test at Nagpur. Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 1 as England lead the series 2-1 so far and are looking good to take this series. India have just the one option, to win and draw the series level.

141.6 J Anderson to Sharma, Full length delivery around off, staying a shade low, Ishant pushes at it with an angled bat and edges it behind. It rolls in front of the keeper. 320/9

141.5 J Anderson to Sharma, Slants in a fuller length delivery, bringing it back into the batsman, Ishant defends it back to the bowler. 320/9

141.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, An over-pitched delivery wide outside off, Ashwin stroked it firmly down to long off for a run. 320/9

141.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Full length delivery on middle and off, Ashwin defends it from the crease. 319/9

141.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Hurls in a terrific yorker, right up in the blockhole, Ashwin digs it out to the leg side. 319/9

141.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Too full in length on the pads, Ashwin flicks it off his pads to short mid-wicket. 319/9

141.6 P Chawla to Swann, Full outside off, driven towards long on for a single. 312/8

141.5 P Chawla to Swann, Landed outside off, Swann goes for the reverse sweep but misses. Dhoni manages to stop it with his boot. 311/8

141.4 P Chawla to Swann, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 311/8

141.3 P Chawla to Anderson, Playing with a bit of freedom is Anderson, reaches out and creams it towards covers for a single. 311/8

141.2 P Chawla to Anderson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 310/8

141.1 P Chawla to Anderson, Full outside off, driven straight to cover. 310/8

140.6 M Panesar to R Ashwin, Sees the batsman advancing down the track and Panesar pulls his length back a bit. Ashwin adjusts well and pushes it to long on for a single. 319/9

140.5 M Panesar to Sharma, Touch short in length around off, curving away, Ishant stays back and steers it through cover-point for a single. 318/9

140.4 M Panesar to Sharma, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 317/9

140.3 M Panesar to Sharma, Strides on the front foot and defends it with his bat and pad together. 317/9

140.2 M Panesar to Sharma, Floated full delivery on off, Ishant gets forward and drives it through the line. Finds the cover fielder. 317/9

Ishant Sharma is the last batsman out in the middle for India.

140.1 M Panesar to Ojha, OUT! Chops it on! Panesar hurls in a loopy delivery and lands it on the rough outside off at 48.5 mph, Ojha stretches forward for a defense but the ball spins back in with some extra bounce, takes the batsman's gloves and goes onto disturb the sticks. First wicket for Panesar and India are 317/9, trailing by 13! 317/9

140.6 Ashwin to Swann, Full outside off, 78.5 kph, smashed back over the bowler's head for a couple. 310/8

140.5 R Ashwin to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 308/8

140.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Pitched outside leg, Swann goes for the sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. LBW appeal, turned down. 308/8

140.3 R Ashwin to Anderson, Full on leg stump, flicked towards square leg for a single. 308/8

140.2 R Ashwin to Anderson, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 307/8

140.1 R Ashwin to Anderson, Full outside off, 90.1 kph, square driven but straight to Sachin Tendulkar at point. 307/8

139.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Sliding down the leg side, Ojha fails to flick it and it brushes his pads to travel to fine leg. A leg bye taken. Why they crossed? Ojha will be on strike for the next over. 317/8

139.5 J Anderson to Ojha, Confusion over a run! A full delivery on off, Ojha drives it to covers and Ashwin looks for a run. The striker sends him back immediately. 316/8

139.4 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Takes his front leg forward and bunts it down to long off for one. 316/8

139.3 J Anderson to Ojha, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers for a single. 315/8

139.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Lands it on a full length around off, Ashwin drills it down to long on for a run. 314/8

139.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Ashwin fails to flick it off his pads. 313/8

139.6 P Chawla to Swann, FOUR! Belligerent! Full outside off, Swann smashes the mickey out of this one and creams it past the bowler to the long on fence! 5 runs and a wicket from the over, figures for Chawla read 19-1-61-2. 307/8

139.5 P Chawla to Swann, Down the leg side, a googly, 85.3 kph, Swann misses his flick and the ball goes towards short fine leg. Wants the single but is sent back. 303/8

139.4 P Chawla to G Swann, Full outside off, 85 kph, driven straight to cover. 303/8

139.3 P Chawla to Swann, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 303/8

139.2 P Chawla to Anderson, Full on leg stump, Anderson lunges to defend but misses. The ball bounces and goes off the thigh pads towards square leg. A leg bye taken. 303/8

James Anderson walks out at number 10, replacing Root.

139.1 Chawla to Root, OUT! Caught and bowled! A fine innings comes to an end from Joe Root. He has not scored a ton but one just feels the need to stand up and applaud for this young lad. Beautifully tossed up outside off, 81.9 kph, Root comes down the track and looks to go over the top. Does not get to the pitch of the ball and only manages to chip it back to the bowler. He is flabbergasted, while India rejoice. Joe Root departs for a magnificent 73 and the 60-run stand is broken. ENGLAND 302/8! 302/8

138.6 M Panesar to Ojha, A low full toss outside off, Ojha strides forward and pushes it back again. 313/8

138.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Gets on the front foot and defends it back to the bowler. 313/8

138.4 M Panesar to Ojha, Leans forward and plays it with an angled bat to point. 313/8

138.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Charges down the track and lofts it over mid on for a single. 313/8

138.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, Bowls it extremely slowly through the air and lands it on a full length around off, Ashwin goes back and pushes it to the bowler. 312/8

138.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Dances down the track and eases it off his pads to wide long on for a couple of runs. 312/8

138.6 R Ashwin to Root, This time he calmly goes back and works it towards square leg for a single. The stand is worth 60. 302/7

138.5 R Ashwin to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 301/7

138.4 R Ashwin to Root, Comes on the front foot and defends it strongly. 301/7

138.3 R Ashwin to Root, Again, he stays back in his crease and defends it back to the bowler. 301/7

138.2 R Ashwin to Swann, Goes right back and punches it down to long on for a single. 301/7

138.1 R Ashwin to Swann, Full outside off, Swann defends it solidly. 300/7

137.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Good length delivery angling back into the batsman from round the wicket, Ojha remains on the back foot and defends it cautiously to the off side. 310/8

137.5 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on off, Ashwin plays it with a straight bat past the bowler for a single at long off. 310/8

137.4 J Anderson to Ojha, Tailing down the leg side, Ojha fails to flick it and it clips his pads on its way to deep square leg. A leg bye taken. 309/8

137.3 J Anderson to Ojha, Gets this one to curl back in from a fuller length around off, Ojha strides forward and pushes it to short cover. 308/8

137.2 J Anderson to Ojha, Short of a length delivery sliding down the leg side, Ojha ducks under it. 308/8

137.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Angles across a fuller length delivery, around off, Ashwin caresses it down to long off for a single. 308/8

137.6 P Chawla to Root, FOUR! Bang! Full outside off, Root gets down and sweeps it powerfully through mid-wicket for a boundary! 300 ON THE BOARD FOR ENGLAND! 300/7

137.5 P Chawla to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 296/7

137.4 P Chawla to Root, Another forward defense. 296/7

137.3 P Chawla to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 296/7

137.2 P Chawla to Swann, Runs this down to third man for a single. 296/7

137.1 P Chawla to Swann, Landed outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 295/7

136.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Pulls his length back a bit and gets it to curl back into the batsman, Ojha goes on the back foot and defends it down to the leg side. 307/8

136.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Floated full delivery on off, Ojha strides forward and drives it to point. 307/8

136.4 M Panesar to Ojha, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 307/8

136.3 M Panesar to Ojha, Loopy delivery on off, turning back in, Ojha gets on the front foot and defends it down. 307/8

136.2 M Panesar to Ojha, Outside off, Ojha pushes at it and edges it towards short third man. 307/8

136.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on middle, Ashwin helps it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 307/8

Piyush Chawla is back on. 17-1-52-1 so far. Replaces Jadeja.

136.6 R Ashwin to Swann, Down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single. 295/7

136.5 R Ashwin to Swann, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails. 294/7

136.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Flicks it towards square leg. 294/7

136.3 R Ashwin to Root, Down the leg side, flicked away for a single. 294/7

136.2 R Ashwin to Root, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 293/7

136.1 R Ashwin to Root, Full on middle, flicked towards square leg. 293/7

135.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Forces a full delivery down to long on and retains the strike with a single. 306/8

135.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Angles away a length delivery, wide outside off at 134.5 kph, Ashwin has a lame push inside the line and misses. 305/8

135.4 J Anderson to Ojha, Very full in length on the leg stump line, Ojha leans across and tickles it off his pads to deep square leg for a run. 305/8

135.3 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on middle and off at 135.7 kph, Ashwin brings down a straight bat and forces it down to long off for a run. 304/8

135.2 J Anderson to Ojha, Good length delivery around off, Ojha opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 303/8

135.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on middle, Ashwin flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a run. 302/8

Ravichandran Ashwin is back on. 19-3-49-1 so far. Replaces Ishant.

50-stand is up now.

135.6 R Jadeja to Swann, SIX! Fine shot! Not an easy one to play at all. Tossed up outside off, Swann gets down and slogs it against the spin over mid-wicket! 293/7

135.5 R Jadeja to Swann, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 287/7

135.4 R Jadeja to Swann, Flicks it through square leg for a couple. 287/7

135.3 R Jadeja to Swann, Full again, solidly defended. 285/7

135.2 R Jadeja to Swann, Goes back and defends it watchfully. 285/7

135.1 R Jadeja to Swann, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 285/7

"England happy with draw. Will look for risk-free approach. India have to make the moves to win. Not much evidence of any strong tactic yet" tweets Ayaz Memon.

134.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 301/8

134.5 M Panesar to Ojha, Ojha has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 301/8

134.4 M Panesar to P Ojha, Sharp spin back into the batsman from a fuller length outside off, Ojha tries to drive it through the line but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket. 301/8

134.3 M Panesar to Ojha, Another loopy delivery in the zone outside off, spinning back again, Ojha defends it with soft hands. 301/8

134.2 M Panesar to Ojha, Tossed up delivery on off, spinning back in, Ojha draws forward in defense. 301/8

134.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, And straightaway we see the difference. Ashwin is down the track for a full delivery and lofts it over the bowler's head for a run. 301/8

134.6 I Sharma to Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. 285/7

134.5 I Sharma to Root, Outside off, 133.8 kph, pushed towards point. 285/7

134.4 I Sharma to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 285/7

134.3 I Sharma to Root, Well outside off, a slash and a miss. 285/7

134.2 I Sharma to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 285/7

134.1 I Sharma to Swann, Outside off, chopped through point for a single. 285/7

Ashok Dinda comes out in the middle between the overs. Some message is being passed. Maybe to keep taking singles and be positive.

133.6 Anderson to Ojha, Stifled appeal for an LBW! Anderson angles in a full length delivery, on middle and again, Ojha tries defending it from the crease but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but to no avail. Going down! 300/8

133.5 J Anderson to Ojha, Bangs in a short delivery, on middle and leg, Ojha ducks underneath it. 300/8

133.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Ashwin eases it through covers for one. 300 up for India, deficit is now down to 30! 300/8

133.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 299/8

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Can't see India losing from here. India must take early initiative. Every minute counts. As Dravid said , show desperation to win."

133.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman from round the wicket, cutting away after landing, Ashwin pushes at it and misses. 299/8

133.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Angles in a length delivery, on middle, Ashwin plays it to deep mid-wicket and denies the single. 299/8

133.6 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single. 284/7

133.5 R Jadeja to Swann, Full outside off, watchfully blocked. 283/7

133.4 R Jadeja to Swann, Outside off, defended solidly. 283/7

133.3 R Jadeja to G Swann, Full outside off, Swann pushes at it off the outside edge through the slips to third man for a couple. 283/7

133.2 R Jadeja to Swann, Outside off, played to point. 281/7

133.1 R Jadeja to Swann, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 281/7

132.6 M Panesar to Ojha, Tossed up delivery pitched full outside off, Ojha leaned forward and pushed it to covers. 299/8

132.5 M Panesar to Ashwin, Very full delivery on middle and off, Ashwin leans across and pushes it down to long on for a run. 299/8

132.4 M Panesar to Ashwin, Once again advances down the track and jams it out to the off side. 298/8

132.3 M Panesar to Ashwin, Floated full delivery on off, Ashwin gets half forward and defends it down. 298/8

132.2 M Panesar to Ashwin, A little shimmy down the track and Ashwin defends it down watchfully. 298/8

132.1 M Panesar to Ashwin, Flighted full delivery on off, Ashwin lunges forward and blocks it to the off side. 298/8

132.6 Sharma to Root, Huge appeal for LBW, turned down. Good length delivery outside off, nipping back in, Root misses his defense and is hit on the pads. Impact outside off. 281/7

132.5 I Sharma to Swann, Works it down the leg side for a single. 281/7

132.4 I Sharma to Swann, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 280/7

132.3 I Sharma to Swann, Full outside off, driven straight to mid off. 280/7

132.2 I Sharma to Swann, Good length ball this time, 131.1 kph, watchfully kept out. 280/7

132.1 I Sharma to Swann, Full outside off, defended solidly. 280/7

Monty Panesar into the attack, replacing Swann.

131.6 J Anderson to Ojha, Full length delivery on off, Ojha has played that off the front foot and into the ground. Watchfully done! 298/8

The field is coming up... A slip in place as well!

131.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, And the run off the fifth ball. Length delivery around off, Ashwin taps it in the gap at covers for one. Ojha will have a single ball to deal with. 298/8

131.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 297/8

131.3 J Anderson to R Ashwin, Steps forward and forces it down to long on. No run taken again. 297/8

131.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fullish ball on middle, helped off the pads again but that time straight to mid-wicket. 297/8

131.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery on middle at 130.5 kph, Ashwin turns it off his pads to deep square leg and denies the run. The field is already spread for Ashwin, and easy runs are on offer. 297/8

Ishant Sharma is back on. 26-9-47-3 so far. Replaces Ashwin. 55 overs left in the day.

131.6 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 280/7

131.5 R Jadeja to Root, Outside off, another forward defense. 280/7

131.4 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, 86.5 kph, driven straight to cover. 280/7

131.3 R Jadeja to Root, Outside off, watchfully blocked. 280/7

131.2 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 280/7

131.1 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 280/7

James Anderson [26-5-68-4] to steam in from the other end.

130.6 G Swann to Ojha, Tossed up delivery on off, bowled a lot slower through the air at 75.6 kph, Ojha got forward and defended it solidly. 297/8

130.5 G Swann to Ojha, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with gentle hands to point. 297/8

130.4 G Swann to Ojha, Ojha has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 297/8

130.3 G Swann to Ojha, Slow loopy off-spinner on middle, Ojha defends it down watchfully. 297/8

130.2 G Swann to Ojha, Bowls it from wide of the crease and angles in a full delivery, on middle and off, Ojha defends it from the crease. 297/8

All set now, the players are taking the field. Ravichandran Ashwin is joined by Pragyan Ojha in the middle. It will be interesting to find out the approach of Ashwin. A few quick runs to cut down the current deficit will definitely be the plan. Let's see how it pans out! Graeme Swann to bowl...

Sanjay Manjrekar is in some Bollywood mood. He describes the wicket via a tweet, "Nagpur Pitch day 4 - A bit like how Dev Anand was. Not ageing much with time."

It was a tremendous fightback by India yesterday and courtesy the enthralling partnership between Dhoni and Kohli, this Test match is evenly poised now. England struggled for five hours on day 3 but then bounced back in the last hour to once again get on top, however just by a little margin only. Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning in to the coverage of the fourth day of the Nagpur Test.

Day 4, first session...

England had a tough day in the office but after claiming four wickets in the last session, they will be feeling a lot better now. They still have a 33-run lead in the pocked and would aim to bundle out the Indian innings quickly tomorrow. The home side, however, will wish that they don't concede any lead and the last three batsmen eat out the deficit. Do join us for day 4 at 0930 IST. Until then, on behalf of the commentary and scoring team, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Virat Kohli showed tremendous resilience and skills to notch up his third Test hundred but skipper Dhoni was unfortunate to miss out on the three digits score by a run. Still full marks to them for the way batted today and for the first time after the Ahmedabad Test, the English team was put under pressure on the field.

What an enthralling day of cricket it was! It started with India completely on the back foot but the pair of Dhoni and Kohli had something else in their minds. They watchfully negotiated the first hour today and after that settled down to score well in the second session. The duo staged a marathon stand of 198 runs off 507 balls and brought India back in the game.

130.1 Swann to P Chawla, OUT! Timber! Swann produces an excellent delivery. Tosses it up, it drifts into the batsman, lands around off and spins away just enough to beat the defense of Chawla. The off stump is disturbed and India have lost their eighth wicket. It also brings an end to the day's play! Stumps on day 3! 297/8

130.6 R Ashwin to Root, Poor ball, down the leg side, clipped fine for a single. 280/7

130.5 R Ashwin to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 279/7

130.4 R Ashwin to Root, Outside off, 82.6 kph, watchfully blocked. 279/7

130.3 R Ashwin to G Swann, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. 279/7

130.2 R Ashwin to Root, A full toss on middle, pushed towards long on for a single. 278/7

130.1 R Ashwin to Root, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 277/7

Graeme Swann to bowl the last over of the day.

129.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Full delivery on middle and off, Ashwin defends it by covering the line. 297/7

129.5 J Anderson to Chawla, Length delivery shaping down the leg side, Chawla eases it behind square leg for one. 297/7

129.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 296/7

129.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 295/7

129.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 295/7

Piyush Chawla is the next batsman out in the middle at number 9.

129.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, OUT! Dhoni is run out on 99! Oh no, a heart break for millions! Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni pushes it with gentle hands to mid off and calls his partner through for a quick single. Cook stationed in that region charges to the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Third umpire is referred and after watching multiple replays, he flashes OUT on the giant screen. Just short of the crease by a few inches! Pin-drop silence in the stands! And now they stand up to applaud the India skipper! What a knock by Captain Cool. An innings of tremendous grit and character, faced 246 balls for his 99! India 295/7, trailing by 35! 295/7

129.6 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 277/7

129.5 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 277/7

129.4 R Jadeja to Swann, Outside off, watchfully blocked out. 277/7

129.3 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 277/7

129.2 R Jadeja to Swann, Full outside off, 90.2 kph, driven back to the bowler. 277/7

129.1 R Jadeja to Swann, Played to the point region by the batsman. 277/7

128.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Tossed up delivery on off, Ashwin drew forward in defense. 295/6

128.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Floated full delivery on middle, Ashwin goes back and blocks it down sensibly. 295/6

128.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Ashwin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 295/6

128.3 G Swann to Ashwin, Pulls his length back a bit, around off, Ashwin defends it off his back foot. 295/6

128.2 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on middle and off, defended from the crease. 295/6

128.1 G Swann to Ashwin, Loopy delivery on off, Ashwin defends it solidly. 295/6

The crowd roars as Dhoni and his team get out from a huddle. Swann to face the first ball as the hairy Jadeja starts off proceedings after Lunch.

DAY 2, SESSION 2....

India will aim to finish off the innings quickly after Lunch while England at the same time, will attempt to reach 300 as quickly as possible. Join us back at 0640 GMT (1210 IST) for the second session...

A good session for both sides. India managed to get rid of the overnight partnership and also dismissed Bresnan cheaply. But Root has played brilliantly and Swann has given him good company with a decent partnership enveloping.

128.6 I Sharma to Root, Full again, a stubborn defense from Root. LUNCH ON DAY 2, ENGLAND 277/7! 277/7

128.5 I Sharma to Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. 277/7

128.4 I Sharma to Root, Outside off, 131.1 kph, left alone. 277/7

128.3 I Sharma to Root, Full again, another watchful defense. 277/7

128.2 I Sharma to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 277/7

128.1 I Sharma to Swann, Good length delivery outside off, 133.2 kph, nipping back in, Swann misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away to the off side and the batsmen take a leg bye. 277/7

127.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery on middle, Ashwin tickles it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for one. 295/6

127.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Hurls in a yorker, on middle, Ashwin whips it across the line but straight to mid-wicket. 294/6

127.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery on middle, Ashwin gets behind the line and blocks. 294/6

127.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, On middle and off, Ashwin defends it from within the crease. 294/6

127.2 Anderson to Ashwin, Comes from round the wicket and lands a length delivery outside leg, Ashwin fails to flick it and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but it is turned down immediately. 294/6

127.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Moves to 99! A full delivery sliding down the leg side, Dhoni clips it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 294/6

Ishant Sharma is back on. 25-8-47-3 so far. Replaces Ashwin.

127.6 R Jadeja to Root, Landed outside off, another watchful defense. 276/7

127.5 R Jadeja to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 276/7

127.4 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, 91.8 kph, driven straight to mid off. 276/7

127.3 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 276/7

127.2 R Jadeja to Root, Outside off, 89.5 kph, defended off the back foot. 276/7

127.1 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, 90.2 kph, watchfully defended. 276/7

126.6 G Swann to Ashwin, Loopy off-spinner on off, Ashwin lunges forward and brings his bat and pad together in defense. 293/6

126.5 G Swann to Ashwin, Works it with the spin to the on side but straight to short leg. 293/6

126.4 G Swann to Ashwin, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 293/6

126.3 G Swann to Ashwin, Flighted delivery on off, Ashwin defended it off his front foot. 293/6

126.2 G Swann to Ashwin, Gets on the front foot for a defense but it skids on to catch the outside edge. The ball screams past the first slip fielder for a couple. 293/6

126.1 G Swann to Ashwin, Tossed up delivery on middle, Ashwin blocks it off his front foot. 291/6

126.6 R Ashwin to Swann, Outside off, left alone. 276/7

126.5 R Ashwin to Swann, Full outside off, flicked through short mid-wicket. 276/7

126.4 R Ashwin to Swann, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 276/7

126.3 R Ashwin to Root, The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total. 276/7

126.2 R Ashwin to Root, Full outside off, 76 kph, watchfully blocked. 275/7

126.1 R Ashwin to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 275/7

125.6 J Anderson to Ashwin, Good length delivery around off, Ashwin taps it in the gap at covers and retains the strike with a run. 291/6

125.5 J Anderson to Ashwin, Reaches out for a length delivery and threads it through covers for a couple. 290/6

125.4 J Anderson to Ashwin, Ashwin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 288/6

125.3 J Anderson to Ashwin, Fuller length delivery outside off, Ashwin gets forward and pushes it to covers. 288/6

125.2 J Anderson to Ashwin, Length delivery angling into the batsman, on middle, Ashwin defends it by closing the face of the bat. 288/6

125.1 J Anderson to Ashwin, Slants in a good length delivery, on middle and off, Ashwin defends it from the crease. 288/6

125.6 R Jadeja to Swann, FOUR! Great shot! Flighted outside off, Swann comes down the track and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 275/7

125.5 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 271/7

125.4 R Jadeja to Swann, Goes right back in his crease to block. 271/7

125.3 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 271/7

125.2 R Jadeja to Swann, Sweeps this towards square leg. 271/7

125.1 R Jadeja to Swann, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 271/7

124.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Spin and bounce into the batsman, Dhoni fails to defend it and is hit high on the pads. 288/6

124.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 288/6

124.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Floated off-spinner on off, Dhoni is very watchful and blocks it down safely. 288/6

124.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 288/6

124.2 G Swann to Dhoni, This one skids on with the angle, around off, Dhoni pushes inside the line and misses. 288/6

124.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Stretches forward and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler. 288/6

124.6 R Ashwin to Swann, NOT OUT! That is a terrific diving technique from the debutant and it is that which has saved him. Full outside off, Swann pushes this towards covers and sets off for a single. Gautam Gambhir comes in quickly and flicks a throw at the striker's end. Replays show that Root is in with a brilliant dive. 271/7

Run out appeal against Root! A direct hit and it is referred upstairs!

124.5 R Ashwin to Swann, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 270/7

124.4 R Ashwin to Swann, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 268/7

124.3 R Ashwin to Root, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 268/7

124.2 R Ashwin to Root, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 267/7

124.1 R Ashwin to Root, Goes right back in his crease and works it behind square leg. Takes Sachin Tendulkar on who comes running in from fine leg and easily completes the second. 267/7

Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman.

123.6 J Anderson to Jadeja, OUT! Trapped in front! Anderson delivers it from round the wicket and drops it on a good length outside off at 135.6 kph. It jags back sharply after pitching and beats the defense of Jadeja. They appeal and this time umpire Dharmasena raises his finger. Looked plumb to the naked eye. Jadeja departs for 12 and India are 288/6, trailing by 42! 288/6

123.5 J Anderson to Jadeja, Presents a straight bat and blocks it to the off side. 288/5

123.4 J Anderson to Jadeja, Angles in a length delivery, Jadeja covers the line and blocks it down patiently. 288/5

123.3 J Anderson to Jadeja, This time gets on the front foot and pushes it to point. 288/5

123.2 J Anderson to Jadeja, Remains on the back foot and plays it in front of point. 288/5

123.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Short delivery wide outside off, Dhoni reaches out for it and hits it to sweeper cover for a single. 288/5

123.6 R Jadeja to Swann, Full outside off, watchfully blocked out again. 265/7

123.5 R Jadeja to Swann, Another forward defense on offer. 265/7

123.4 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 265/7

123.3 R Jadeja to Swann, Goes right back in his crease to block it out. 265/7

123.2 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 265/7

123.1 R Jadeja to Swann, The batsman has played it to the point region. 265/7

122.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Gets well forward in defense. He has looked at ease while facing Swann. 287/5

122.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Flighted off-spinner on off, Jadeja pressed forward and defended it to point. 287/5

122.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Little short in length on off, Dhoni goes back and punches it down to long off for a run. 287/5

122.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Slow loopy off-spinner on off, Dhoni tries to push inside the line and misses. 286/5

122.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Dhoni. 286/5

122.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 286/5

Ravindra Jadeja is back on. 30-13-43-2 so far. Replaces Ojha.

122.6 R Ashwin to Root, That is a ripper! This one spins away from the batsman, Root pushes and misses! 265/7

122.5 R Ashwin to Root, There is that short leg in place now but Root defends it in front of him. 265/7

122.4 R Ashwin to Root, Flicks this straight to mid-wicket. 265/7

122.3 R Ashwin to Root, There we go again, lunges to defend but gets another inside edge through the vacant short leg region. 265/7

122.2 R Ashwin to Root, Where is short leg? Full on middle, 78.7 kph, Root lunges to defend but gets a thick inside edge which lands near the vacant short leg area! 265/7

122.1 R Ashwin to Root, Landed outside off, Root gets the reverse sweep into position but hits it straight into the pads of Dhoni. Dropped catch, anyone? Nah... just kidding. 265/7

121.6 J Anderson to Jadeja, Huge shout for an LBW! A full length delivery on off at 135.8 kph, nipping back into the batsman after landing, Jadeja strides forward for a defense but misses and is hit on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Impact was marginally outside off. 286/5

121.5 J Anderson to Jadeja, Angles in a full length delivery, Jadeja helps it off his pads to square leg. 286/5

121.4 J Anderson to Jadeja, FOUR! A typical T20 shot! Length delivery outside off, shaping back in, Jadeja stays back and runs it down through the gap between the keeper and wide first slip. Root tries to stop it with a dive at third man but fails in his attempt. 286/5

121.3 J Anderson to Jadeja, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 282/5

121.2 J Anderson to Jadeja, Goes round the wicket for the left-hander and spears in a full length delivery. It breaks back into the batsman and Jadeja defends it to the leg side. The bowler is struggling with his fitness. 282/5

121.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni presses forward and caresses it through covers for a single. 282/5

Ravichandran Ashwin is back on. 15-2-39-1 so far. Replaces Ishant.

121.6 P Ojha to Swann, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 265/7

121.5 P Ojha to Swann, FOUR! Audacious! Where did that come from? Flighted outside off, Swann gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket! There was a long off in place and hence Swann went leg side. The stand is worth 23 now. 265/7

121.4 P Ojha to Swann, Full outside off, Swann is decisive and incisive with his defense again. 261/7

121.3 P Ojha to Swann, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 261/7

121.2 P Ojha to Swann, Goes back in his crease and punches it towards cover. 261/7

121.1 P Ojha to Swann, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 261/7

James Anderson comes back into the attack for another spell.

120.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Very solid in defense, Jadeja. Gets his front foot forward and brings down a straight bat in defense. 281/5

120.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 281/5

120.4 G Swann to Jadeja, Off-spinner on off, spinning away with some extra bounce, Jadeja defends it wide of the first slip fielder. 281/5

120.3 G Swann to Jadeja, Once again gives some extra air and lands it full on off, Jadeja takes his bat in front of pad in defense. 281/5

120.2 G Swann to Jadeja, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Jadeja. 281/5

120.1 G Swann to Jadeja, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Jadeja gets forward and blocks it safely. 281/5

120.6 I Sharma to Root, Outside off, pushed straight to point. 261/7

120.5 I Sharma to Swann, Appeal for LBW, turned down. Full outside off, 138.7 kph, swinging in, doing in a bit too much, Swann misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Going down the leg side. 261/7

120.4 I Sharma to Swann, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 260/7

120.3 I Sharma to Root, Outside off, eased through point for a single. 260/7

120.2 I Sharma to Root, Outside off, driven straight back to the bowler. 259/7

120.1 I Sharma to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 259/7

119.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Dhoni plays it very late and pushes it with an angled bat to point. 281/5

119.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller delivery curling back into the batsman with the shine, Dhoni tries to defend it off his front foot and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 281/5

119.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Dhoni covers the line and pushes it back to the bowler. 281/5

119.3 Tim Bresnan to Jadeja, Angles in a full length delivery, on middle, Jadeja eases it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 281/5

119.2 Tim Bresnan to R Jadeja, FOUR! Width on offer outside off, short and wide, Jadeja flashes his blade firmly through the line and plays it with the outside edge towards the third man fence. 280/5

119.1 Tim Bresnan to Jadeja, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a fuller length delivery, around off, Jadeja gets forward and defends it to the off side. 276/5

119.6 P Ojha to G Swann, FOUR! That is a beautiful ball. Landed on middle, 89.7 kph, Swann is squared up and the ball runs off the outside edge past slip to third man! 259/7

119.5 P Ojha to Swann, Outside off, a watchful defense from the number 9. 255/7

119.4 P Ojha to Swann, Another forward defense on offer. 255/7

119.3 P Ojha to Swann, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 255/7

119.2 P Ojha to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 255/7

119.1 P Ojha to Root, Another risky shot. Gets down and across, takes it on the full and paddles it over short fine leg. Three runs taken. Looks like he does not trust Swann enough and is in a hurry to get some runs. 255/7

118.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Sliding down the leg side, Jadeja nudges it off his pads to fine leg for three runs. Gets off the mark in Test cricket! 276/5

118.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Another watchful defense by Jadeja. 273/5

Light has faded a bit and the floodlights are switched on.

118.4 G Swann to Jadeja, Gets on the front foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 273/5

118.3 G Swann to Jadeja, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 273/5

118.2 G Swann to Jadeja, Flighted full delivery on off, Jadeja strode forward and defended it to the off side. 273/5

118.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery outside off, a slider, Dhoni lunges forward and opens the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it towards third man. Three runs added to the total. 273/5

118.6 I Sharma to Swann, Full and down the leg side, Swann misses his flick. 252/7

118.5 I Sharma to Swann, Another full delivery, pushed towards cover again. 252/7

118.4 I Sharma to Swann, Half volley outside off, driven straight to short extra cover. 252/7

118.3 I Sharma to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 252/7

118.2 I Sharma to Swann, On middle, played straight to short mid-wicket off the inside edge. 252/7

118.1 I Sharma to Root, Full outside off, 131.1 kph, swinging in, Root plays it nicely through point for a single. 252/7

117.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Remains on the back foot and caresses it through covers for a single. 270/5

117.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 269/5

117.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 269/5

117.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, On middle, helped off the pads to mid-wicket. 269/5

117.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery cutting back into the batsman, Dhoni tries to play with a straight bat but gets an inside edge toward square leg. 269/5

117.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 269/5

117.6 P Ojha to Root, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 251/7

117.5 P Ojha to Root, Goes right back in his crease to defend this one. 250/7

117.4 P Ojha to Root, Outside off, solidly defended. 250/7

117.3 P Ojha to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 250/7

117.2 P Ojha to Root, FOUR! Risky shot. Full on middle, Root gets down and gently paddles it over the keeper to the fine leg fence. A good chase by Ravindra Jadeja from backward square leg but in vain. 250/7

117.1 P Ojha to Root, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 246/7

116.6 G Swann to Jadeja, Blocks it patiently again to end a wicket-maiden over. 269/5

116.5 G Swann to Jadeja, Once again gets on the front foot and defends it down confidently. 269/5

116.4 G Swann to Jadeja, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 269/5

116.3 G Swann to Jadeja, Loopy delivery on middle and off, Jadeja draws forward in defense. 269/5

116.2 G Swann to Jadeja, Tossed up delivery on off, Jadeja tried to defend it off his front foot and played it with the outside half of the blade. 269/5

Debutant Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman out in the middle. He has scored a couple of triple centuries in domestic cricket this season.

116.1 G Swann to Kohli, OUT! LBW! Swann delivers a tossed up delivery on middle at 56 mph, spinning in a bit, Kohli stretches forward for a defense but misses and is thudded on the pads. They appeal and umpire Rod Tucker raises his finger. End of a marathon 198-run stand and a superb knock by the young man. Kohli is not too pleased with the decision but walks back head held high. A standing ovation from the crowd and India are 269/5, trailing by 61 runs. 269/5

116.6 I Sharma to Swann, FOUR! Fine shot to get off the mark! Half volley on the pads, 134.4 kph, Swann flicks it aerially but beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary! Spoils the over a touch as 4 runs come from it with a wicket. Ishant's figures read 22-8-45-3 at the moment. 246/7

116.5 I Sharma to Swann, Full outside off, another watchful defense. 242/7

116.4 I Sharma to Swann, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 242/7

116.3 I Sharma to Swann, Full and wide outside off, 130 kph, left alone. 242/7

Graeme Swann walks out at number 9, replacing Bresnan.

116.2 I Sharma to Bresnan, OUT! LBW! Ishant is fine! The change of bowler has worked and Ishant gets his third victim! Full outside off, 133.2 kph, swings back in a long way, Bresnan makes the cardinal sin of playing across the line way too early in his innings and misses the ball. Is hit flush on the pads and umpire Kumar Dharmasena raises his finger in a flash on the appeal. Ishant is overjoyed and bumps into Bresnan and apologizes immediately. Bresnan is made to wait as Dharmasena checks upstairs for the over-stepping but replays confirm that Ishant is fine. A duck for Bresnan on return, ENGLAND 242/7! 242/7

Bresnan has been given out LBW but has been asked to wait! Has Ishant overstepped?

116.1 I Sharma to Bresnan, Full outside off, left alone. 242/6

Harsha Bhogle is extremely pleased with the knock of Virat Kohli. He tweets, "you must be a versatile player if you can lead a 320 run chase in 40 overs and then take almost 50 overs for a century."

Drinks break.

115.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Touch short in length outside off, Kohli camps back and punches it to sweeper cover for a run. The deficit is now 61! 269/4

115.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery angling down the leg side, Kohli tucks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 268/4

115.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Short delivery outside off, cut through point for a single. Dhoni moves to 91! 266/4

115.3 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Dhoni goes back and plays it to mid on. 265/4

115.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 265/4

115.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Angles in a full delivery, Dhoni gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 265/4

Ishant Sharma is back on. 22-8-41-2 so far. Replaces Ashwin. Some reverse to the new batsman?

115.6 P Ojha to Root, The batsman has played it to the point region. 242/6

115.5 P Ojha to Root, Lunges out to this one and defends. 242/6

115.4 P Ojha to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 242/6

115.3 P Ojha to Root, Full on middle, flicked straight to square leg. 242/6

115.2 P Ojha to Root, Driven through the covers by the batsman. 242/6

115.1 P Ojha to Root, Full outside off, 89.7 kph, watchfully defended. 242/6

Tim Bresnan comes back for another spell.

114.6 G Swann to Kohli, Gets forward and drives it through the line but once again finds the fielder. 265/4

114.5 G Swann to Kohli, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds the fielder. 265/4

114.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 265/4

Third Test hundred for Virat Kohli!

114.3 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Hundred for Kohli and the crowd is going bonkers! Smiles are back in the Indian dressing room as he teammates stand up and applaud. It was a shortish delivery outside off, Kohli shifts his weight on the back foot and thumped it through covers for a boundary. He jumps in joy and celebrates in his trademark way. Can't write down what exactly comes out from his mouth but he is surely very ecstatic. It has been a hard fought knock by him and he deserves every bit of accolade for it. Superb! 265/4

114.2 G Swann to Kohli, Once again Kohli clips it off his pads to the on side and finds mid-wicket. 261/4

114.1 G Swann to Kohli, Leans across and flicks it with the turn to mid-wicket. 261/4

Tim Bresnan walks in at number 8, replacing Prior.

114.6 R Ashwin to Prior, OUT! Bowled! That is a wonderful delivery to get rid of Prior! Pitched it up on middle, 82.6 kph, Prior was drawn forward in defense. He expected the ball to turn but it did not and went straight on past the outside edge. Crashes into the stumps. Prior stands there looking at the pitch. Nothing in it, just a terrific delivery. Prior departs for a magnificent 57 and a crucial 103-run stand has been broken. ENGLAND 242/6! 242/6

114.5 R Ashwin to M Prior, Tossed up wide outside off, 85.9 kph, driven straight to Ravindra Jadeja at extra cover. 242/5

114.4 R Ashwin to Root, Leans and flicks it behind square leg for a single. 242/5

114.3 R Ashwin to Root, On middle again, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 241/5

114.2 R Ashwin to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 241/5

114.1 R Ashwin to Root, Full on middle, 85.5 kph, from around the wicket, Root defends it watchfully. 241/5

113.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated full delivery on middle, pushed back with a straight bat. 261/4

113.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on middle and off, Dhoni defends it back from the crease. 261/4

113.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Strides forward and eases it in the gap at covers for a quick run. 261/4

113.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 260/4

113.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on off, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 260/4

113.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 260/4

DRINKS BREAK. Good hour for England. 42/0 in 17 overs this morning. India in a huddle at the moment and Dhoni is giving some serious instructions.

113.6 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 241/5

113.5 P Ojha to Prior, Another forward defense on offer. 241/5

113.4 P Ojha to M Prior, Half volley outside off, 86.9 kph, pushed towards covers again. 241/5

113.3 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 241/5

113.2 P Ojha to Prior, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 241/5

113.1 P Ojha to Prior, Full outside off, 89.7 kph, watchfully defended. 241/5

112.6 G Swann to Kohli, Finds the gap through covers and scampers across for a run. 260/4

112.5 G Swann to Kohli, Goes on the back foot and pushes it to covers. 259/4

112.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 259/4

112.3 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on middle and off, Kohli drilled it straight back and it went on to hit Dhoni at the non-striker's end. That was a sure boundary, had Dhoni not been in between. 259/4

112.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Flatter delivery outside off, Dhoni stands tall and plays it extremely late to third man. Compton chases it and pulls it back at the last moment to save a run. 259/4

112.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on middle, spinning down, Dhoni clipped it off his pads to Root at short leg. 256/4

112.6 R Ashwin to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 241/5

112.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 241/5

Maiden Test Fifty for Joe Root. Against India, in India, under pressure, well played, young lad!

112.4 R Ashwin to Root, Full outside off, Root gets down and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single. 240/5

112.3 R Ashwin to Root, The batsman drives this through the covers. They've managed to run three. That's an excellent chase by the fielder. 239/5

100-stand is up!

112.2 R Ashwin to Prior, The batsman drives this through the covers. They've managed to run three. That's an excellent chase by the fielder. 239/5

112.1 R Ashwin to Root, Full outside off, pushed through the covers for a single. 236/5

111.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Remains on the back foot and blocks it down confidently. 256/4

111.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 256/4

111.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on off, pushed to covers but straight to the fielder. 256/4

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Dhoni Virat partnership - great to see the principles of building inngs from the 1870s still apply and work in 2012."

111.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 256/4

111.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 256/4

111.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 255/4

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. 13-2-32-0 so far. Replaces Chawla.

111.6 P Ojha to Prior, Another one flighted outside off, Prior is reaching out for that one to defend. 235/5

111.5 P Ojha to Prior, Lunges out to block this one out. 235/5

111.4 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up, pushed back to the bowler. 235/5

111.3 P Ojha to Prior, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 235/5

111.2 P Ojha to Prior, Goes back in his crease, is late in bringing his bat down and gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. 235/5

111.1 P Ojha to Prior, Full outside off, 89.9 kph, watchfully defended. 235/5

110.6 G Swann to Kohli, Bowls it on the fuller length outside off, Kohli gets forward and defends it down. 255/4

110.5 G Swann to Kohli, Another back foot defense by Kohli. 255/4

110.4 G Swann to Kohli, Shaping back into the batsman, Kohli defends it watchfully from the back foot. 255/4

110.3 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and jams it down. 255/4

110.2 G Swann to Kohli, Off-spinner on middle, blocked with the spin to the leg side. 255/4

110.1 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, defended from the crease. 255/4

110.6 P Chawla to Root, Outside off, 90.7 kph, played towards point where Virat Kohli dives to his right to stop the ball. 235/5

110.5 P Chawla to Prior, Width on offer his time, short outside off, crashed towards deep point for a run. 235/5

110.4 P Chawla to Root, A bad ball, a full toss down the leg side, played to deep square leg for a single. Lucky to get away with that is the bowler, should have been dispatched to the mid-wicket fence. 234/5

110.3 P Chawla to Root, Goes right back in his crease to defend. 233/5

110.2 P Chawla to Root, Outside off, 85 kph, pushed straight to point. 233/5

110.1 P Chawla to Root, Full outside off, 83.5 kph, Root is drawn forward in defense. 233/5

109.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turning back into the batsman, from a good length, Dhoni presents a full face of the bat in defense. 255/4

109.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 255/4

109.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 254/4

109.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Takes his front leg forward and blocks it down safely. 254/4

109.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Goes back and presents a straight bat in defense. 254/4

109.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 254/4

109.6 P Ojha to Prior, Full outside off, solid in defense is Prior. 233/5

24th Test fifty for Matt Prior, fifth against India!

109.5 P Ojha to Prior, FOUR! What a way to reach to your half century! Short outside off, 89.6 kph, Prior rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary! 233/5

109.4 P Ojha to Prior, Another flighted delivery, one more defensive shot. 229/5

109.3 P Ojha to Prior, The batsman works it down the leg side. 229/5

109.2 P Ojha to Prior, Landed outside off, goes back in his crease this time to defend. 229/5

109.1 P Ojha to Prior, Full outside off, 88.5 kph, nagging line, watchfully defended. 229/5

108.6 G Swann to Kohli, Tucks it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a run. 254/4

108.5 G Swann to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it down. 253/4

108.4 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Off-spinner, spinning down the leg side, Kohli eases it off his pads and plays it past Panesar at square leg. He gives it the chase and does well to reach the ball with a forward slide. He pulls it back but the ball once again rolls towards the ropes. Panesar who was in contact with the ropes after making the dive, pushes it back again. The umpire checks it upstairs and the replays show that the fielder was in contact with the ropes and the ball at the same time. Nice attempt though, Mr. Monty Rhodes! Kohli into the 90s now! 253/4

108.3 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli tucks it off his pads to square leg and once again Dhoni turns down the single. 249/4

108.2 G Swann to MS Dhoni, Floated off-spinner on off, pushed off the front foot to long on for one. 249/4

108.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Turns it with the spin to the on side and rushes back for the second run. 248/4

108.6 P Chawla to Prior, Another short one outside off, cut through point for another single. That takes the stand to 90. 229/5

108.5 P Chawla to Root, Goes back in his crease and works it through square leg for one. 228/5

108.4 P Chawla to Root, Outside off, played straight to cover. 227/5

108.3 P Chawla to Prior, Straying on the pads, worked through square leg for a run. 227/5

108.2 P Chawla to Prior, Short outside off, 85 kph, Prior latches on to it and cuts it straight to point. 226/5

108.1 P Chawla to Root, Floated generously outside off, steered through the covers for a single. 226/5

Graeme Swann comes back into the attack.

107.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, driven to covers and looked for a run. Dhoni sent him back. There was a definite run there and Kohli flashed a smile. 246/4

107.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 246/4

107.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 246/4

107.3 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Terrific shot! Kohli is growing in confidence. Panesar bowls it from wide of the crease and drops it short on middle. Kohli immediately goes on the back foot and clobbers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He is surely now judging the bounce of the track well. 246/4

107.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 242/4

107.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense. 242/4

107.6 P Ojha to Prior, Half volley outside off, 90.1 kph, driven straight to cover again. 225/5

107.5 P Ojha to Prior, Full outside off, 89.6 kph, another watchful defense. 225/5

107.4 P Ojha to Prior, Outside off, 90.7 kph, watchfully defended. 225/5

107.3 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 225/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Pitch playing low, slow. Every run has to be hard earned. But i think Prior and especially Root have been exrmplary"

107.2 P Ojha to Prior, Full outside off, driven straight to cover. 225/5

107.1 P Ojha to Root, Landed down the leg side, 86.1 kph, Root flicks it towards fine leg for a single. 225/5

106.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Excellent timing, it's not always about power with MSD! A fuller length delivery outside off, Dhoni remains inside the crease and crunches it through point for a boundary. Trott at third man tries to make the stop by moving swiftly to his right but fails to do so. 242/4

106.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery in the zone around off, going on with the angle, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 238/4

106.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 238/4

106.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 238/4

106.2 J Anderson to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, flicked through mid-wicket for three runs. Kohli has to put in some extra hard yard to make it to complete the third run. 238/4

106.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Touch short in length outside off, Kohli stays on the back foot and pushes it to point. 235/4

Pragyan Ojha to bowl now. 27-9-50-0 so far. Replacing Jadeja.

106.6 P Chawla to Prior, Landed outside off, a solid defense on offer. 224/5

106.5 P Chawla to Prior, Oohhh... landed outside off, 100.2 kph, not all that short, Prior goes for the cut but is too close to the ball and gets a healthy bottom edge right onto the pads of Dhoni. 224/5

106.4 P Chawla to Prior, Goes right back in his crease and works it from the stumps towards fine leg. By the time Sachin Tendulkar can come around, two runs taken. 224/5

106.3 P Chawla to Prior, Full again, pushed towards cover. 222/5

106.2 P Chawla to M Prior, Full outside off, 84.9 kph, Prior plays that with soft hands and gets a thick outside edge which does not carry to slip. 222/5

106.1 P Chawla to Root, Tossed up outside off, 89.3 kph, driven through the covers for a single. 222/5

105.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and defends it with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 235/4

105.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish in length outside off, driven through covers for a run. 235/4

105.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Long hop outside off, Kohli unfurls a pull shot but plays it straight to mid on. Missed out on the boundary ball. 234/4

105.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended that off the front foot and into the ground. 234/4

105.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dabs it down to cover-point for a run. 234/4

105.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Quicker full delivery on middle, skidding on with the angle, Dhoni tries to defend it by lunging forward but it took the inside edge and rolled to square leg. 233/4

105.6 R Jadeja to Prior, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 221/5

105.5 R Jadeja to Prior, FOUR! Yet another boundary! Short outside off, Prior rocks back and just eases it through the covers! This stand is worth 82! 221/5

105.4 R Jadeja to Prior, Fuller and flatter, watchfully defended. 217/5

105.3 R Jadeja to Prior, Action replay of the previous delivery. 217/5

105.2 R Jadeja to Prior, A touch short outside off, 87.8 kph, cut straight to point. 217/5

105.1 R Jadeja to Prior, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 217/5

104.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a length delivery around off, Kohli stays back inside the crease in defense. 233/4

104.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Very full delivery on off, Kohli drove it off his front foot to short cover. 233/4

104.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli taps it in front of point. 233/4

104.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Lands it in the zone outside off, Kohli lets it through to the keeper. 233/4

104.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 233/4

104.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Full length delivery wide outside off, Kohli steers it straight to point. 233/4

104.6 P Chawla to Joe Root, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Just a touch short outside off, 82.4 kph, Root rocks back and steers it through point for a boundary! 217/5

104.5 P Chawla to Root, Goes right back in his crease to defend. 213/5

104.4 P Chawla to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 213/5

104.3 P Chawla to Root, Tossed up outside off, 84.3 kph, driven straight to the man at extra cover. 213/5

104.2 P Chawla to Root, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket but straight to the fielder. 213/5

104.1 P Chawla to Root, Full outside off, 84.3 kph, watchfully defended. 213/5

103.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Strides forward and plays it with the inside half of the bat to mid-wicket. 233/4

103.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on middle, hint of away turn, Dhoni blocked it by opening the face of the bat. 233/4

103.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated full delivery on off, helped off the front foot to covers. 233/4

103.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and pushes it with the spin to covers. 233/4

103.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on off, Dhoni is on the front foot in defense. 233/4

103.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 233/4

Piyush Chawla comes along. 13-1-39-1 so far. Replaces Ishant.

103.6 R Jadeja to Root, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 213/5

103.5 R Jadeja to Root, Another forward defense. 212/5

103.4 R Jadeja to Root, Landed outside off, 95.2 kph, watchfully blocked. 212/5

103.3 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 212/5

103.2 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, draws the batsman forward who passes the examination by getting his feet to the pitch of the ball and defends. 212/5

103.1 R Jadeja to Root, Landed outside off, 87.5 kph, pushed towards point. 212/5

102.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, Dhoni steers it through point for a single. 233/4

102.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Superb delivery, in the corridor outside off, nipping away a shade after landing, Dhoni pushes at it and misses. 232/4

102.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Full length delivery on off, Dhoni defends it awkwardly off the back foot. 232/4

102.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli gets forward and drives it through cover-point for three runs. Root chases it and pulls it back just before the ropes. 232/4

102.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery drifting down the leg side, Dhoni taps it down to square leg and crosses for one. 229/4

Cricket stat - MS Dhoni has now played his longest innings in his Test career in terms of balls faced, beating his previous 187 balls!

102.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 228/4

102.6 I Sharma to Prior, Pushes and misses outside off. 7 runs from the over. 212/5

102.5 I Sharma to M Prior, FOUR! Streaky! Full outside off, 130.4 kph, nothing great with that, Prior plays down the wrong line as he tries to defend it to the leg side. The bat hits the pad and the ball goes off the outside edge all along the ground past a diving Dhoni to third man. Ishant appeals for LBW but umpire Dharmasena is not fooled. The stand is worth 73 now. 212/5

102.4 I Sharma to Prior, Landed outside off, 135.4 kph, watchfully defended. 208/5

102.3 I Sharma to Root, That is a good shot. Full and wide outside off, 133.2 kph, Root drives it through the covers. The outfield is not as quick as the one at Eden Gardens and Pragyan Ojha gets to it from cover. Three runs taken. 208/5

CRICKET UPDATES - At Hobart, in the opening Test against Sri Lanka, Australia have reached 193/3 at Tea, led by comeback man Phillip Hughes' unbeaten 82.

102.2 I Sharma to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 205/5

102.1 I Sharma to Root, Full and wide outside off, 131.1 kph, left alone. 205/5

101.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Little short in length on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and defends it to covers. 228/4

101.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turns it off his pads to square leg for one. 228/4

101.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 227/4

101.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gives it some extra flight and lands it full on middle, Dhoni stretches well forward and defends it down with a straight bat. 227/4

101.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again Dhoni strides forward and defends it to the off side with soft hands. 227/4

101.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, Dhoni defended it off his front foot to covers. 227/4

101.6 R Jadeja to Prior, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 205/5

101.5 R Jadeja to Prior, Full on middle, flicked towards square leg. 205/5

101.4 R Jadeja to Prior, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 205/5

101.3 R Jadeja to Root, Oohhh... that stays extremely low, Root is lucky to get his bat down in time as he manages to defend it towards mid-wicket. A quick single taken. 205/5

101.2 R Jadeja to Root, Landed outside off, Root is hurried into his defense. 204/5

101.1 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 204/5

100.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Covers the line and blocks it down with confidence. 227/4

100.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a length delivery, around middle and off, Kohli blocks it to the leg side. 227/4

100.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli gets forward and blocks. 227/4

100.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Short in length outside off, punched off the back foot to covers. 227/4

100.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 227/4

Anderson will look to break this partnership.

100.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 227/4

100.6 I Sharma to Prior, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 204/5

100.5 I Sharma to Prior, Goes right back to block. 204/5

100.4 I Sharma to Prior, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 204/5

100.3 I Sharma to Prior, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 204/5

100.2 I Sharma to Prior, Goes right back to defend. 204/5

100.1 I Sharma to Prior, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 204/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Pitch has played slow and has offered no spin too, but this has been a marvellous partnership all things considered..."

Fantastic session for India! The duo of Dhoni and Kohli has batted magnificently and are amidst a 156-run stand. They batted watchfully against the second new ball but then stepped on the gas to score some quick runs. 81 runs came in the session off the 27 overs bowled. England are trying hard but without any luck and it has been a tough day in the field for them. The deficit for India is now 103 runs. Join us in a while...

99.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Dhoni got forward and blocked it down safely. Tea on day 3! 227/4

99.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on middle and off, defended off the front foot. Dhoni is struggling with cramps! 227/4

99.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Little short in length around off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and strokes it to covers. 227/4

99.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated delivery on middle, Dhoni presents a straight bat in defense. 227/4

99.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and plays it with the spin to the off side. 227/4

99.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Dhoni lunged forward in defense. 227/4

99.6 R Jadeja to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 204/5

99.5 R Jadeja to Joe Root, Full outside off, Root pushes hard and gets a thick outside edge which just goes past slip to third man. 204/5

99.4 R Jadeja to Root, Goes right back in his crease to defend. 202/5

99.3 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 202/5

99.2 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, Root defends. 202/5

99.1 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 202/5

"in the immediate context of his career, this is a critical innings for dhoni" tweets Harsha Bhogle.

98.6 J Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Cracking shot! Anderson serves a short and wide delivery outside off at 133.9 kph, Kohli has no qualms in punishing it through covers for a boundary. 227/4

98.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Lands it on a fuller length around off, Kohli defends it with an angled bat to point. 223/4

98.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 223/4

98.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Short delivery outside off, Kohli flashes his bat through the line and it catches the under edge. Goes on a bounce to the keeper. 223/4

98.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Once again Kohli is solidly behind the line and defends it down with a straight bat. 223/4

98.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a good length delivery, on middle and off, Kohli gets behind the line and blocks it watchfully. 223/4

98.6 I Sharma to Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 202/5

98.5 I Sharma to Root, Full outside off, 134.4 kph, Root defends. 201/5

98.4 I Sharma to Root, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 201/5

98.3 I Sharma to M Prior, Short outside off, 131.1 kph, Prior cuts it towards deep point for a single. 201/5

98.2 I Sharma to Prior, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 200/5

98.1 I Sharma to Prior, Full outside off, 132.2 kph, watchfully defended. 200/5

James Anderson comes back into the attack for another burst.

97.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets forward and pushes it down through mid off for one. 223/4

97.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defends it with soft hands to covers and pinches a quick single. 222/4

150-run stand up between Kohli and Dhoni.

97.4 M Panesar to V Kohli, Driven through the covers by the batsman. They pick up a single. 221/4

97.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 220/4

97.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Flatter full delivery on middle at 89.5 kph, Kohli tries defending it off his front foot but misses. A stifled appeal for an LBW but that was going down the leg side. 220/4

97.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Oohhh... that missed the off stump by a whisker. A flighted delivery on off, landed on middle and curved away after pitching, Kohli drew forward for a defense but it spun away to beat the outside edge. 220/4

Ishant Sharma to bowl from the other end.

97.6 R Jadeja to Root, Landed outside off, 90.7 kph, Root comes forward and dead-bats it. 200/5

97.5 R Jadeja to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 200/5

97.4 R Jadeja to Root, Full outside off, 86.1 kph, Root lunges out to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 200/5

97.3 R Jadeja to Root, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 200/5

97.2 R Jadeja to Prior, On middle, flicked towards square leg for a single. That stayed low. 200 UP FOR ENGLAND! 200/5

97.1 R Jadeja to Prior, Full outside off, 85.8 kph, gently defended. 199/5

An unofficial drinks break. Normally umpires don't allow this but Dhoni is having a change of gears. Tea is only 15 minutes away!

96.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Too full in length on off, defended back. 220/4

96.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Width on offer outside off, short and wide at 128.0 kph, Dhoni carves it through point for a couple. 220/4

96.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Huge shout for an LBW! Length delivery on middle, tailing down the leg side, Dhoni fails to flick it and is struck on the back leg. They appeal but to no avail. 218/4

96.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Dropped? Bresnan angles in a fuller length delivery, around off, Dhoni without getting to the pitch of the ball drives it on the up. More of a check drive and it goes uppishly back to the bowler. It doesn't carry! 218/4

96.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, A very full ball on off, Dhoni presses forward and eases it towards covers. Not in the gap though. 218/4

96.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full ball on the leg stump line, Kohli clips it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for a run. 218/4

The players slowly walk out to the middle. Jadeja gets the ball upfront. Prior to face. Day 2 begins!

It was an attritional day of cricket yesterday with England not even being able to register 200 after playing the whole day. How will today pan out? Will England be able to reach 300? Or will India bundle them out under 250? Stay tuned for the answer...

Day 2, session 1...

Day 2 promises much better cricket than today as England will try to score as much as they can while the Indian bowlers will be fresh and will look to dismantle the English lower middle order as soon as they can. Do join us for the coverage at 0930 IST. Farewell till then!

The Indian bowlers looked disciplined throughout the day and made the runs hard to come by for the Poms. Both teams will be satisfied with their performance in the day. The pitch played a few tricks especially when Ishant Sharma bowled with some inconsistent bounce. The bounce could, hence, prove vital with the two English quicks to bowl to the Indians later on.

England have recovered well after losing Kevin Pietersen early in the third session. Joe Root has looked assured with his defenses and Prior has provided ample support as he always does to the English side whenever they are in trouble. They have stringed in a decent 60-run partnership to end the day on a high at stumps.

96.6 I Sharma to Root, A good way to end the day, a good full delivery just outside off, jags in too. Root does well to keep it out by coming forward and defending it solidly. That will be stumps on day 1. England wrap up the day on 199/5. 199/5

96.5 I Sharma to Root, A good length ball, comes in towards the pads. Root does well to keep his pad out of the way abd defends the ball to the on side. 199/5

96.4 I Sharma to Root, A good fullish delivery, seams in slightly, Root comes well forward and defends the ball to mid off. 199/5

96.3 I Sharma to Prior, Back of a length delivery just outside off, run down to third man with an open face for a single. 199/5

96.2 I Sharma to Joe Root, Short delivery on off and middle, Root swivels and pulls the ball to fine leg for a single. 198/5

96.1 I Sharma to Root, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven to the covers. 197/5

95.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 217/4

95.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Takes his front leg to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it with an angled bat to covers. 217/4

95.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Action replay of the last delivery. 217/4

95.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Gets forward and pushes it with the spin to covers. 217/4

95.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Slow loopy delivery on middle and off, Dhoni defends it with the inside portion of the bat to mid-wicket. 217/4

95.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on middle, Dhoni stretched forward and defended it down. 217/4

95.6 R Jadeja to Prior, Angles it into the pads, turned away to square leg. 197/5

95.5 R Jadeja to Root, A quick and full arm ball on the stumps, inside edges towards mid-wicket for one. 197/5

95.4 R Jadeja to Root, Tossed up outside off, driven back to Jadeja. 196/5

95.3 R Jadeja to Root, Tossed up outside off, pushed to the covers. 196/5

95.2 R Jadeja to Root, Flighted up on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler. 196/5

95.1 R Jadeja to Root, Angles it into the pads, played away to mid-wicket. 196/5

94.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Appeal for an LBW! A fuller length delivery on middle and shaping back into the batsman, Dhoni fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They are busy appealing and the batsmen scamper across for a leg bye. 217/4

94.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Chases a short delivery outside his off stump and steers it straight to point. Compton fumbles and concedes a couple. 216/4

94.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Well disguised slower delivery, cutting back into the batsman from a length outside off, Dhoni defends it from the crease. 214/4

94.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman, Dhoni rocks back and pushes it down to mid on. 214/4

94.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Sliding down the leg side, Dhoni fails to flick it off his pads. 214/4

94.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Dhoni tickles it off his pads to deep square leg and sprints back for the second run. So the calf muscle is not bothering Dhoni much. 214/4

Jadeja comes back to bowl.

94.6 I Sharma to Prior, A good length ball on off, Prior defends it back to Sharma. 196/5

94.5 I Sharma to Root, A fullish delivery just outside off, Root leaves it alone and Dhoni can't collect cleanly. The ball deflects away and the batsmen take a bye. Dharmasena was nearly about to signal a leg bye. 196/5

94.4 I Sharma to Root, A good tight ball on off and middle, Root gets nicely behind it and pats it back on to the pitch. 195/5

94.3 I Sharma to Root, Fullish just outside off, driven straight to the covers and the call is no for a run. 195/5

94.2 I Sharma to Root, A back of a length delivery outside off, Root tries to punch it but ends up playing an ugly shot back to Ishant. 195/5

94.1 I Sharma to Root, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended to the off side off the back foot. 195/5

Tim Bresnan comes back for another spell.

93.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 212/4

93.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Touch short in length on off at 90.0 kph, Kohli taps it with the spin to the off side. 212/4

93.4 M Panesar to V Kohli, FOUR! Bang! Bowls it slower through the air but lands it short around off, Kohli is quick to shift his weight on the back foot as he slaps it through covers for a boundary. 212/4

93.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 208/4

93.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and helps it to cover-point. 208/4

93.1 M Panesar to V Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli leans into the drive and strokes it to covers. 208/4

Dhoni has got a stiff neck it seems as the Indian physio is out in the middle and stretching Dhoni's neck. Dhoni, getting old eh!

93.6 P Ojha to Prior, Ends the last ball of the over in same fashion. 195/5

93.5 P Ojha to Prior, And again, tossed up delivery on off, patted back to the bowler. 195/5

93.4 P Ojha to Prior, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 195/5

93.3 P Ojha to Prior, Fullish outside off, defended to the off side. 195/5

93.2 P Ojha to Prior, FOUR! Late! Shortish just outside off, Prior waits and plays a cut with an open face to the left of Gambhir at backward point to pick up a boundary. 195/5

93.1 P Ojha to Prior, A flighted delivery just outside off, defended back to the bowler. 191/5

Monty Panesar comes back into the attack.

MS Dhoni has pulled his right calf muscle and the physio is out.

92.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Gets forward and drives a full delivery to point. 11 runs off the over! 208/4

92.5 G Swann to Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman for a single. 208/4

92.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Little short in length outside off, Dhoni cuts it through point for one. 207/4

92.3 G Swann to Dhoni, SIX! Massive! Tossed up delivery on off, spinning back in a bit, Dhoni latches onto it and sends it whistling over the long on fence. The crowd is going berserk! 206/4

92.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, defended off the front foot. 200/4

92.1 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length wide outside off, Kohli calmly stays inside the crease and plays it extremely late towards deep point. They've managed to run three to bring up 200 for India! 200/4

92.6 I Sharma to Root, A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone by Root as the ball goes to Dhoni on a couple of bounces. 191/5

92.5 I Sharma to Root, Gets this length ball to hold its line just outside off and Root is beaten as he tries to defend it off his front foot. Good change up by Ishant late in the day. 191/5

92.4 I Sharma to Root, A good length ball just outside off, dabbed down to point off the back foot. 191/5

92.3 I Sharma to Root, A short of a good length ball just outside off, left alone by Root. 191/5

92.2 I Sharma to Prior, A back of a length delivery just outside off, dabbed down towards third man for a single. 191/5

92.1 I Sharma to Prior, A good length ball on off stump, defended back on to the pitch from within the crease by Prior. 190/5

91.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 197/4

91.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Hint of shape back into the batsman from a fuller length, Dhoni bunts it in front of mid off and crosses for a brisk run. Cook misses his shy at the striker's end and they pinch one more as an overthrow. 197/4

91.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Outside off, on a good length, Dhoni cuts it straight to point. 195/4

91.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni stays on the back foot and blocks it back to the bowler. 195/4

91.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Gets behind the line, covers the movement and jams it down confidently. 195/4

91.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery drifting back into the batsman, Dhoni presses forward and helps it to covers. 195/4

So many times we find teams struggling to finish 90 overs in the stipulated time of play. The officials often have to extend by half an hour. Over here the Indians have completed 90 overs with half an hour of conventional time left. Ishant Sharma gets his first touch on the new ball.

91.6 P Ojha to Root, Tossed up on the stumps, pushed back to Ojha. 190/5

91.5 P Ojha to Root, Plays a square drive straight to point to this full delivery outside off. 190/5

91.4 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up on off, driven down to long off for a single. 190/5

91.3 P Ojha to Prior, A flatter length delivery on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler. 189/5

91.2 P Ojha to M Prior, Tossed up outside off, driven nicely but straight to cover. 189/5

91.1 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up on off, defended back to Ojha. 189/5

90.6 G Swann to Kohli, Strides forward and drives it straight to covers. Dot ball to end the over. This is now the longest innings played by Kohli in terms of balls. 195/4

90.5 G Swann to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 195/4

90.4 G Swann to Kohli, Floated delivery on off, driven back to the bowler. 195/4

90.3 G Swann to Kohli, Turns it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 195/4

90.2 G Swann to Kohli, Four byes! Flighted delivery outside off, going straight on to beat the forward defensive prod by Kohli. It stays low and Prior fails to collect it. A boundary behind the wicket! 195/4

90.1 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, shaping back in, Kohli defends it from the crease. 191/4

90.6 R Jadeja to Root, Flighted up to the bat on off, pushed back to the bowler. 189/5

90.5 R Jadeja to Root, Lunges forward and drops it dead on to the pitch. 189/5

90.4 R Jadeja to Root, Stays back and defends it back to the bowler. 189/5

90.3 R Jadeja to Root, Comes forward and defends this one back to Jadeja. 189/5

90.2 R Jadeja to Root, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 189/5

50-run stand has been brought up by the debutant and Prior.

90.1 R Jadeja to Prior, Tossed up on off, defended to the on side for a single. 189/5

Graeme Swann [17-3-40-1] replaces Panesar in the attack.

89.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery tailing back into the batsman at 129.0 kph, Dhoni defends it down to mid on. A maiden by Bresnan. 191/4

89.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Rocks back and punches a shortish ball to covers. 191/4

89.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 191/4

89.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery in the channel outside off at 129.3 kph, Dhoni rocks back and cuts it straight to the point fielder. 191/4

89.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Full ball seaming back into the batsman, Dhoni stays inside the crease and blocks it to the on side. 191/4

89.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Angles in a fuller length delivery, on off, Dhoni gets forward and drives it to mid off. 191/4

89.6 P Ojha to Prior, Lobbed up outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 188/5

89.5 P Ojha to Root, Slow flight on to the leg stump, played down towards square leg for a single. 187/5

89.4 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up outside off, defended to the covers. 186/5

89.3 P Ojha to Root, Floated up outside off, pushed to shortish point. 186/5

89.2 P Ojha to Root, Full outside off, driven square to point. 186/5

89.1 P Ojha to Root, Tosses it up outside off, doesn't turn much, defended to point. 186/5

Drinks trolley is on the field.

88.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Tickles it off his pads to mid-wicket and looks for a run. This time Dhoni sends him back. 191/4

88.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Chance of a run out! Missed! Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli turned it to mid-wicket and called for a run. But then Virat stuttered and MSD had to rush back. The fielder in the meanwhile missed his shy at the non-striker's end. 191/4

88.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm delivery, little short in length and skidding on with the angle, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 191/4

88.3 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli is coming into his own now! Panesar gives this one some extra flight but over-pitches his length on off. Kohli draws forward with a big stretch and smacks it through covers for a boundary. 191/4

88.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 187/4

88.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. No run. 187/4

88.6 R Jadeja to Prior, Tossed up outside off, driven crisply but straight to extra cover. 186/5

88.5 R Jadeja to Prior, One more defensive stroke off the front foot by Prior. 186/5

88.4 R Jadeja to Prior, Comes well forward and pushes the ball back to Jadeja. 186/5

88.3 R Jadeja to Prior, Defended to the on side as Jadeja drifts this into the pads. 186/5

88.2 R Jadeja to Prior, Pushes this flighted delivery to the covers. 186/5

88.1 R Jadeja to Prior, Jadeja comes back on to share the new ball and flights it on off, defended back to him. 186/5

87.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Outside off, on a good length, Kohli dabs it to third man for a run. 187/4

87.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 186/4

87.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, FOUR! Elegance personified! More than timing, the placement of that shot was immaculate. Length delivery around off at 132.3 kph, Kohli leans forward and drives it on the up through the line. It goes through the gap between the two cover fielders and scoots away to the fence. A really confident and delightful stroke! 186/4

87.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full and straight at 134.0 kph, driven back to the bowler. 182/4

87.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, around off, Kohli gets forward and defends it to covers. 182/4

87.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fractionally over-pitched around off, Dhoni drove it off the front foot to wide mid off and pinched a run. A direct hit at the non-striker's end but MSD was safely in. 182/4

87.6 P Ojha to Root, Tossed up outside off, pushed away to the covers. 186/5

87.5 P Ojha to Root, Flatter and Root gets right behind the line of that one and defends. 186/5

87.4 P Ojha to Root, Flights it from wide of the crease and bowls it on the off stick, defended back to the bowler. 186/5

87.3 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up outside off, driven straight to the cover fielder. 186/5

87.2 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up on off stump, Root comes well forward to defend it back to Ojha. 186/5

87.1 P Ojha to Prior, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 186/5

Change of ends for Tim Bresnan.

86.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Pulls his length back and serves it on the middle and off stump line at 89.7 kph, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense. 181/4

86.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on off, tapped with the spin to the off side. 181/4

86.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 181/4

86.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 181/4

Alastair Cook and Matt Prior have a chat with Monty Panesar.

86.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Straying down the leg side, nudged to square leg for one. 181/4

Harsha Bhogle tweets, "first objective would have been to prevent a collapse. that done, they have to figure out a way of winning. onus on india to find a result!"

86.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, An over-pitched delivery on off, driven through covers for a couple of runs. 180/4

Dhoni finally opts to take the new ball and tosses it straight to Ojha.

86.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Full on off, driven back to Ashwin who misfields and the batsmen take the opportunity to pick up a single. 185/5

86.5 R Ashwin to Root, Flighted up on the pads, turned away to the leg side for a run. 184/5

86.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Ojha has been brilliant in the field today! Fullish outside off and Prior slams this towards the point boundary as Ojha comes running in from third man and saves a run for his side. Three taken. 183/5

86.3 R Ashwin to M Prior, Fullish outside off, driven down to mid off. 180/5

86.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Floated up to the bat on leg stump, defended back to Ashwin. 180/5

86.1 R Ashwin to Prior, On the pads, defended to the on side neatly. 180/5

Monty Panesar comes back into the attack.

85.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli tries to work it across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 178/4

85.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Sliding down the leg side, Dhoni eases it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 178/4

85.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 177/4

85.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Again slightly short in length outside off, Dhoni once again cuts it straight to point. 177/4

85.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Touch short in length outside off, Dhoni steers it to point but straight to the fielder this time. 177/4

85.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery wide outside off, MSD plays it towards point and looks for a single. Kohli sends him back. 177/4

85.6 P Chawla to Root, Four Byes! Pressure created there! Two bad balls and no runs, prompts Root to try something. He goes for a drive to this flighted delivery and misses, so does Dhoni and the ball goes to the boundary. 180/5

85.5 P Chawla to Root, Short again, seems like Chawla is tired after the day out on the field. Root cuts but can't beat the cover fielder yet again. 176/5

85.4 P Chawla to Root, Shortish outside off, cut away but straight to cover. 176/5

85.3 P Chawla to Root, Good flighted delivery this time on the stumps, defended back to the bowler. 176/5

85.2 P Chawla to Prior, Shortish on the other side of the stumps, punched away to deep cover for one. 176/5

85.1 P Chawla to Root, A short ball on the leg stump, pulled away but not deservingly for more than just one run. 175/5

84.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Cuts a short delivery through the line but finds point. 177/4

84.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, And now quietly nudges a full delivery to fine leg to rotate the strike. 177/4

28th Test fifty for MS Dhoni!

84.4 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Crashed! Bresnan once again is on the shorter side with his length, wide outside off at 130.4 kph, Dhoni pounces onto it and whacks it through point for a boundary. A very responsible knock from the Indian skipper. Remember, he is a naturally aggressive player and credit to him for batting accordingly to the demand of the hour. 176/4

84.3 Tim Bresnan to V Kohli, Another half-tracker around off, Kohli pulls it off his front foot to deep mid-wicket for a run. 172/4

100-run stand between Dhoni and Kohli.

84.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Short delivery sliding down the leg side, Dhoni pulls it to long leg for a single. 171/4

84.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Length delivery on off, Dhoni stays on the back foot and plays it to covers. 170/4

Chawla back into the attack.

84.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Loopy delivery on the pads, defended into the leg side. 174/5

84.5 R Ashwin to Prior, On the leg stump, Prior turns it around to mid-wicket. 174/5

84.4 R Ashwin to Prior, A slow flighted delivery on middle, defended back to Ashwin. 174/5

84.3 R Ashwin to Root, On the pads, flicked away to the on side for a single. 174/5

84.2 R Ashwin to Root, Root brings in some innovation in this old age game with a reverse sweep down to third man for a couple of runs. 173/5

84.1 R Ashwin to Root, Length ball on the pads, defended to the on side. 171/5

83.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Kohli brings down a straight bat and strokes it back past the bowler. The mid on fielder is quick to stop it. 170/4

83.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and nudges it in the gap at cover- point. The point fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 170/4

83.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Darts in a fuller length delivery on middle, Dhoni remains on the back foot and defends it with a dead straight bat. 169/4

83.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, In the corridor of uncertainty, going straight on, Dhoni picks it and allows it through. 169/4

83.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Lands it on a full length around off, Dhoni pushes it off his front foot to covers. 169/4

83.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery outside off, Dhoni opens the face of the bat and steers it through point for a couple. 169/4

83.6 P Ojha to Prior, Flighted delivery on and around off, pushes to the covers off the front foot. 171/5

83.5 P Ojha to Prior, Tossed up to the bat on off, defended back on to the pitch. 171/5

83.4 P Ojha to M Prior, FOUR! Thump! Flighted slowly outside off, Prior comes half forward and slaps it through the covers and into the boundary. 171/5

83.3 P Ojha to M Prior, Flighted up to the bat just outside off, driven and short extra cover dives to stop the ball. 167/5

83.2 P Ojha to Prior, Angles it into the pads, Prior gets his bat in front of his pad and defends. 167/5

83.1 P Ojha to Prior, Tosses it up on the off stick, defended back to Ojha. 167/5

82.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Bowls it on a length around off, cutting back in, Kohli defends it from the crease. 167/4

82.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Kohli gets half forward and gently helps it to cover-point. 167/4

82.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Good length delivery pitched outside off, Kohli camped back and pushed it down to mid on. 167/4

82.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli rocks back and punches it straight to covers again. 167/4

82.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full length delivery angling into the batsman, around off, Kohli remains on the back foot and pushes it to covers. 167/4

82.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 167/4

82.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Shortish and just outside off, pushed away towards point off the back foot for a single. 167/5

82.5 R Ashwin to Prior, On the pads, flicked away to short mid-wicket. 166/5

82.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Defends it back on to the wicket, so close to himself that he almost passed the ball to Dhoni with his bat. 166/5

82.3 R Ashwin to Prior, Comes well forward and pushes the ball back to Ashwin. 166/5

82.2 R Ashwin to Prior, Flighted up on the off stump, defended to the off side. 166/5

82.1 R Ashwin to Prior, Flighted up on the pads, turned down to the leg side. 166/5

Tim Bresnan [16-3-37-0] to share the new cherry from the North End.

81.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Another gem of a delivery. Lands it on a length outside off at 134.8 kph, and gets it to curl away. Dhoni has a tentative poke inside the line and gets beaten. 167/4

81.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Spears in a length delivery, on middle at 137.6 kph, Dhoni turns it off his pads to mid-wicket. 167/4

81.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Terrific delivery, an unplayable one! Good length ball around off, going straight on, Dhoni pushes inside the line and gets beaten. 167/4

81.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Full delivery outside off, staying low, Dhoni hits it straight to point. 167/4

81.2 J Anderson to MS Dhoni, Right on the money second ball. Angles in a full delivery, swinging in a bit at 136.3 kph, Dhoni covers the line and defends it to mid on. 167/4

81.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Brutal! Anderson steams in and delivers a gentle loosener outside off, short and wide at 129.7 kph, Dhoni latches onto it and muscles it through covers for a boundary. 167/4

The umpires have called for the final drinks break of the day. The Indians haven't taken the new ball yet, wonder if they will ever take it today. None of the players are in any hurry as India's over rate has been excellent.

81.6 P Ojha to Root, Quicker and full on the stumps, driven back to Ojha. 166/5

81.5 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up outside off, defended to point. 166/5

81.4 P Ojha to Root, Tossed up on off, pushed back to Ojha. 166/5

81.3 P Ojha to Root, Assured forward defensive stroke outside off stump to the covers. 166/5

81.2 P Ojha to Root, Comes well forward and pushes the ball to the over region. 166/5

81.1 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up and turns into a yorker. Root defends it neatly. 166/5

James Anderson [13-3-31-3] comes back into the attack to utilize the new cherry. A crucial period of this Test match.

Second new ball has been taken now.

80.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off at 91.7 kph, Kohli drives it to covers and comes out for the single. MSD sends him back. 163/4

80.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Pushes it quicker through the air from round the wicket, on middle, Kohli turns it to mid-wicket. 163/4

80.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Calmly taps it off his pads to short fine leg and pinches a single. Good cricket! 163/4

80.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Pitched outside leg, on the rough, Kohli tries flicking it but misses. They cross for a leg bye. 162/4

80.2 M Panesar to Kohli, On middle, defended to the leg side. 161/4

80.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Comes from over the wicket and serves a full delivery on off, Kohli pushes it off his front foot to covers. 161/4

80.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Looped up on the pads, played towards short mid-wicket, no run. 166/5

80.5 R Ashwin to Prior, A flat length delivery on off and middle, defended back on to the wicket. 166/5

80.4 R Ashwin to Root, On the pads, flicked away to the right of mid-wicket for a single. 166/5

80.3 R Ashwin to Joe Root, Pitched up outside off, driven straight to short extra cover. 165/5

80.2 R Ashwin to Root, Flighted up in the same region as the previous ball, defended to Ashwin. 165/5

80.1 R Ashwin to Root, Tossed up on middle and leg, Root defends it to the off side. 165/5

Second new ball is now available. But not taken as Panesar will continue...

79.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Dhoni has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 161/4

79.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Works it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 161/4

79.4 G Swann to Dhoni, FOUR! Boom! Enough is enough! Swann tempts the batsman with a loopy off-spinner around off, Dhoni sits down on one knee and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 161/4

79.3 G Swann to Kohli, Strides forward and nudges it in front of backward point for a brisk single. 157/4

79.2 G Swann to Kohli, Floated delivery on off, defended off the back foot by Kohli. 156/4

79.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Spinning down the leg side, Dhoni taps it with the turn in front of short fine leg and Kohli calls him through for a quick single. 156/4

The new ball is due now. Doubt if Dhoni will take it right away though.

79.6 P Ojha to Prior, Prior lunges forward full length and defends it back to Ojha. 165/5

79.5 P Ojha to Prior, Flat on the stumps, defended right beside the wicket on the leg side. 165/5

79.4 P Ojha to Prior, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 165/5

79.3 P Ojha to Prior, Comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 165/5

79.2 P Ojha to Root, On the pads, tucked away for a single towards square leg. 165/5

79.1 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up on off, defended to the off side. 164/5

78.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm ball on off, skidding on, Kohli goes back in defense. 155/4

78.5 M Panesar to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it with the spin to mid off. 155/4

78.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 155/4

78.3 M Panesar to V Kohli, Long hop outside off, asking to be put away, Kohli cracks it through the line but finds Pietersen standing at point. 155/4

78.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Touch short in length on middle, Dhoni goes on the back foot and uses his bottom hand to hit it wide of mid on for a run. 155/4

78.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Slow loopy delivery on middle, fuller in length on middle, Dhoni stretches forward in defense. 154/4

India's over rate has been prodigious, the new ball is due just after an over.

78.6 R Ashwin to Prior, Tossed up outside off, driven straight to short extra cover. 164/5

78.5 R Ashwin to Prior, Loopy delivery on off from around the wicket and Prior defends it towards point. 164/5

78.4 R Ashwin to Prior, Prior comes well forward and defends the ball to the off side. 164/5

78.3 R Ashwin to Root, Pitched up to the bat on middle and leg, driven down to mid on for one. 164/5

78.2 R Ashwin to Root, Flighted up on off, Root defends it towards the off side and Prior wants a single. Root sends him back with a loud call of no. 163/5

78.1 R Ashwin to M Prior, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep point for a run. 163/5

77.6 G Swann to Kohli, Lunges forward for the defense and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 154/4

77.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Strides forward, closes the face of the bat and helps it with the spin to the mid-wicket region for a run. 154/4

77.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Too full in length on middle, pushed down to mid on. 153/4

77.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Quicker full delivery on off, curving back in, Kohli defends it off his back foot to covers. 153/4

77.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Advances down the track and brings his bat and pad together in defense. 153/4

77.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 153/4

Ashwin comes back on as well.

77.6 P Ojha to Root, Tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler on the front foot. 162/5

77.5 P Ojha to Root, Leans into the delivery outside off and drives the ball past the cover fielder for a couple as Kohli chases it down and throws it back. 162/5

77.4 P Ojha to Root, Flatter and turning away outside off, defended to point. 160/5

77.3 P Ojha to Root, Floated up outside off, defended back to Ojha. 160/5

77.2 P Ojha to Root, Flighted on the pads, turned away to the on side, past forward short leg. 160/5

77.1 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up outside off, defended to the covers on the front foot. 160/5

Virat Kohli reaches his sixth Test fifty!

76.6 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Fantastic knock so far by Kohli. A very full delivery around off, Kohli gets forward and drills it through the line. The placement is exquisite through extra cover and it scoots away to the fence. 153/4

76.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 149/4

76.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Little short in length on off, Dhoni stays back and pushes it to the covers. 148/4

76.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 148/4

76.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Short delivery outside off, Dhoni tries cutting it through the line but gets a bottom edge. 148/4

76.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 148/4

Ojha back into the attack.

76.6 I Sharma to Prior, A back of a length delivery outside off, Prior leaves it alone for Dhoni to collect. 160/5

76.5 I Sharma to Prior, Angles it into the pads, Root turns it down to shortish square leg. 160/5

76.4 I Sharma to Root, A fullish delivery just outside off, Root pushes it with an open face towards point for one. 160/5

76.3 I Sharma to Root, A good length ball, jagging in to the stumps, Root gets nicely behind the movement and defends to the on side. 159/5

76.2 I Sharma to Root, Pitched up just outside off, Root opens the face of the bat and plays it past point for a couple of runs. 159/5

Two short mid-wickets now and a short square leg in place.

76.1 I Sharma to Prior, Strays on to the pads and Prior flicks it away to deep square leg for one. 157/5

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Fighting partnership btwn MSD and Virat shows what India have lacked most of this series. But need one more good session to come back in match!"

75.6 G Swann to Kohli, Bowls it quicker through the air and it spins down the leg side, Kohli works it off his pads to square leg. No run. 148/4

75.5 G Swann to Kohli, Once again gets on the front foot and uses the spin to play it towards mid on. 148/4

75.4 G Swann to Kohli, Tossed up in the air and landed around off, Kohli lunged forward in defense. 148/4

75.3 G Swann to MS Dhoni, Strides forward and pushes it with gentle hands to mid off. They cross for a quick single. 148/4

75.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Floated full delivery outside off, Dhoni stretched forward and defends it to the off side. 147/4

75.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Quicker delivery, skidding back into the batsman, low in bounce, Dhoni defends it off his back foot. 147/4

75.6 R Jadeja to Root, Defended back on to the pitch again off the front foot. 156/5

75.5 R Jadeja to Root, Lunges forward and drops it dead on to the pitch. 156/5

75.4 R Jadeja to Root, Comes forward to defend it to the off side. 156/5

75.3 R Jadeja to Root, Floated up on off, defended on to the pitch off the front foot. 156/5

75.2 R Jadeja to Root, Tossed up to the pad, defended back to the bowler. 156/5

75.1 R Jadeja to Root, A full delivery on off and middle, Root defends it back to Jadeja. 156/5

74.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Too full in length on middle and off, driven through the line but it hit the silly point fielder and rolled towards short cover. 147/4

74.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Bowls it from wide of the crease and angles in a fuller length delivery, on middle, Kohli defends it from the crease. 147/4

74.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 147/4

74.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Slider around off, fullish in length, Kohli lunges forward and plays it with the inside half of the bat to the leg side. 147/4

74.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, defended off the front foot to mid on. 147/4

74.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on off, Kohli pushes it with the spin to covers. 147/4

74.6 I Sharma to Prior, A good length delivery on off, defended from within the crease. 156/5

74.5 I Sharma to Prior, Down the leg side and Prior misses his flick as Dhoni has to dive to his right to gather the ball. A wide in one-day and T20 cricket. But, not in Tests! 156/5

74.4 I Sharma to Prior, Gets it to nip in off a length, Prior stays put and defends it with the inside half of the bat on to the off side. 156/5

74.3 I Sharma to Prior, A tight line and length in the corridor outside off, Prior gets behind the line and jabs it down on the off side. 156/5

74.2 I Sharma to Prior, A good length delivery, just outside off, Prior stays back and defends it nciely back on to the wicket. 156/5

74.1 I Sharma to Prior, Back of a length delivery just outside off, defended into the on side on the back foot. 156/5

73.6 G Swann to Kohli, Works it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a quick single. 147/4

73.5 G Swann to Kohli, Gets well forward and jams it down. 146/4

73.4 G Swann to Kohli, Turning down the leg side, Kohli tucks it straight to short fine leg. 146/4

73.3 G Swann to Kohli, Another watchful back foot defense by Kohli. 146/4

73.2 G Swann to Kohli, Off-spinner, touch short and curving back into the batsman, Kohli remains on the back foot in defense. 146/4

73.1 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 146/4

Sharma back into the attack.

73.6 R Jadeja to Root, Flighted up outside off, Prior tries to cut and misses. He looks utterly disappointed and thought he missed out on a boundary ball. 156/5

73.5 R Jadeja to Root, Tossed up on off, defended back to the bowler. 156/5

73.4 R Jadeja to Root, Flighted up outside off, pushed to short extra cover. 156/5

73.3 R Jadeja to Root, Quick and flat on the stumps, defended from within the crease. 156/5

73.2 R Jadeja to Root, Nicely tossed up on off, pushed back to Jadeja. 156/5

73.1 R Jadeja to Root, Flighted up nicely on off, Root defends it to the on side. 156/5

We are back for the second session. The men concerned are out in the middle. Graeme Swann to bowl first up from the Pavilion End...

The wicket is not offering much assistance to the seamers or the spinners but credit to the English bowlers for sticking to good lengths and lines. Only 59 runs were scored in the 32 overs bowled in the session but the wicket's column is something which will please the Indians. The current partnership is worth 75 and the deficit for India is down to 184 now. Join us in a while for the post lunch session...

We witnessed some attritional cricket in the session! England fought hard and so did India. The home side will be relieved, if not smiling, after playing out a session without losing any wicket. It was some stubborn and resilient batting by the pair of Kohli and Dhoni as they were very watchful initially but played some shots once they settled down.

72.6 Joe Root to Dhoni, Touch short in length around off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for a couple of runs. Lunch on day 3! 146/4

72.5 Joe Root to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 144/4

72.4 Joe Root to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on middle, Dhoni helps it with the turn to square leg. 144/4

72.3 Joe Root to Dhoni, Too full in length on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 144/4

72.2 Joe Root to Dhoni, Floated delivery on middle, Dhoni nudges it through square leg and sprints back for the second run. 144/4

72.1 Joe Root to Kohli, Flighted off-spinner on off, pushed in front of mid on for a quick single. 142/4

72.6 P Chawla to M Prior, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Flighted outside off, Prior gets forward and swats it away with a nice arc of the bat for a single. 156/5

72.5 P Chawla to Prior, Fullish outside off, driven to short extra cover off the front foot. 152/5

72.4 P Chawla to Prior, Flighted up nicely on off, Prior comes forward and pats it back to Chawla. 152/5

72.3 P Chawla to Prior, Flat and slow outside off, defended to the off side. 152/5

72.2 P Chawla to Prior, Left alone outside the off stump nicely by Prior. 152/5

72.1 P Chawla to Prior, Flighted up nicely on off, defended back to the bowler. 152/5

Debutant Joe Root comes into the attack. He bowls useful off-spinners.

71.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 141/4

71.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on off, at 93 kph, Dhoni defended it by stretching forward. 141/4

71.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Very full delivery on off, driven back to the bowler who dived to his left to stop the ball. 141/4

71.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Touch short in length outside off, Dhoni cuts it straight to point. 141/4

71.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Loopy delivery on leg, spinning away at 91.3 kph, Dhoni tries to work it to the leg side but gets a little leading edge to covers. 141/4

71.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flatter full delivery on middle, slightly short, Dhoni defends it from the crease. 141/4

71.6 R Jadeja to Prior, On the leg stump, Prior pushes it to the on side for one more single. 152/5

71.5 R Jadeja to Root, Arm ball into the stumps, Root inside edges that one to the on side for a single. 151/5

71.4 R Jadeja to Root, Floated up outside off, pushed away to the covers. 150/5

71.3 R Jadeja to Root, Tossed up on off, driven back to Jadeja. 150/5

71.2 R Jadeja to Root, Angled in to the stumps, defended from within the crease. 150/5

71.1 R Jadeja to Root, Flighted up on off and middle, defended back to Jadeja. 150/5

70.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, Kohli is on the front foot as he defends it down to mid off. 141/4

70.5 Tim Bresnan to MS Dhoni, Pulls a short delivery behind square leg for a single. 141/4

70.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery angling down the leg side, Kohli turns it off his pads to deep square leg for a run. 140/4

70.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 139/4

70.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli eases it with an angled bat to point. 139/4

70.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Good length delivery on off, Kohli gets half forward and pushes it to covers. 139/4

70.6 P Chawla to Prior, A flatter length delivery, just outside off, dabbed away back to the bowler. 150/5

70.5 P Chawla to Prior, Fullish outside off, drievn to the cover fielder. 150/5

70.4 P Chawla to Root, Angled down the leg side, Root works it away past short fine leg for three runs as Sachin Tendulkar gives it chase. 150/5

70.3 P Chawla to Root, Floated up outside off, driven away to the cover fielder, no run again. 147/5

70.2 P Chawla to Root, Slow and flighted outside off, driven straight to short extra. 147/5

70.1 P Chawla to Prior, On the pads, turned away to square leg for a single. 147/5

69.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Quicker delivery on off, Dhoni stretches forward and defends it to covers. 139/4

69.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Presents a straight bat and pushes a full ball to short cover. 139/4

69.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery outside off, Kohli drives it wide of mid off and pinches a single. 139/4

69.3 M Panesar to Kohli, On the shorter side, around off, Kohli goes on the back foot and pats it down to point. 138/4

69.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 138/4

69.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted full delivery around off, Kohli presses forward in defense. There is a short cover in place for any loose drive. 138/4

69.6 R Jadeja to Root, Shortish again outside off, dabbed down to backward point. 146/5

69.5 R Jadeja to Root, A tad short outside off, Prior punches the ball straight to short point. 146/5

69.4 R Jadeja to Root, Tossed up outside off, driven away through the covers for a single. 146/5

69.3 R Jadeja to Root, A flatter delivery on off and middle, Root stays back in his crease and defends the ball back on to the pitch. 146/5

69.2 R Jadeja to Prior, Tossed up on the stumps, Piror flicks it away behind square for a single. 146/5

69.1 R Jadeja to Prior, Flighted up nicely on off, defended back to Jadeja. 145/5

68.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Back foot defense by Dhoni to end the over. 138/4

68.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Drops it short around off, as a surprise delivery, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a run. 138/4

68.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Touch short in length around off, Kohli stays back and punches it to covers. 137/4

68.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 137/4

68.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Back of a length delivery on off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and steers it in the gap at cover-point for one. 137/4

68.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery on off, Dhoni leans forward and pushes it to covers. 136/4

68.6 P Chawla to Root, Leaves this flighted delivery very close to the off stump. 145/5

68.5 P Chawla to Prior, Down the leg side, the ball takes the pads and goes down to fine leg for a leg bye. 145/5

68.4 P Chawla to Prior, Fullish outside off, pushed away to point. 144/5

68.3 P Chawla to Prior, A fraction short outside off, Prior pounces on it quickly and cuts it away past point for a couple of runs. Jadeja gives it a good chase and darts the ball back in to the keeper. 144/5

68.2 P Chawla to Prior, Slowly flighted up on off, Prior comes well forward and blocks the ball. 142/5

68.1 P Chawla to Prior, Tossed up on middle and leg, patted away back to the bowler. 142/5

67.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on off, Kohli blocked it off his front foot. 136/4

67.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Very full in length on off, Kohli lunges forward and defends it down. 136/4

67.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery on off, defended off the front foot by Kohli. 136/4

67.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 136/4

67.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gives this one some extra force and hurls it into the batsman, around off on a slightly shorter length, Kohli punches it off his back foot to covers. 136/4

67.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Spears in a fuller length delivery, Kohli covers the line and defends it back to the bowler. 136/4

67.6 R Jadeja to Root, A tad short outside off, Root stands tall on his back leg and pushes the ball to the covers. 142/5

67.5 R Jadeja to Prior, Angles it into the pads, Prior turns it around to mid-wicket for a single. 142/5

67.4 R Jadeja to Prior, Flighted up on off stump, Prior tries to defend it off the front foot but edges it down to third man for a couple of runs to get off the mark. 141/5

Matt Prior comes out to bat at number 7.

67.3 R Jadeja to Pietersen, OUT! Good catch to get rid of Pietersen! Flighted and drifted into the pads, KP comes forward and down the track to flick it straight to short mid-wicket. Ojha dives forward and plucks it inches off the ground to dismiss the set batsman. He perishes to a left arm spinner once again, Jadeja gets his second scalp and is proving to be a good pick for the selectors and the Indian skipper. Pietersen goes for 73. 139/5

67.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Floated up on off, Pietersen comes forward and blocks the ball. 139/4

67.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up on off and middle, defended back on to the pitch. 139/4

66.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Outside off, on a good length, Dhoni steers it straight to point. 136/4

66.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery shaping into the batsman, Kohli goes on the back foot and glances it to deep square leg for a run. 136/4

66.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Width on offer outside off, shorter in length, Kohli camps back and slaps it to covers. The fielder fails to stop the ball with a dive and they take a couple. 135/4

66.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Brings this one back into the batsman, Kohli remains on the back foot and pushes it down to mid on. 133/4

66.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Good length delivery wide outside off, Kohli stays back and pushes it to covers. 133/4

66.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, around off, Kohli defends it down patiently. 133/4

66.6 P Chawla to Root, Root comes well forward and taps it back to the bowler. 139/4

66.5 P Chawla to Root, Root advances down the track and defends the ball back to Chawla. 139/4

66.4 P Chawla to Root, Flighted up on off stump, pushed to mid off. 139/4

66.3 P Chawla to Pietersen, Fullish outside off, driven down to long off for a run. 139/4

News comes in that Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the T20s. He will be replaced by James Harris. Steven Finn has also headed back home but will be back for the T20s.

66.2 P Chawla to Joe Root, Tossed up outside off, driven towards point for a single. 138/4

66.1 P Chawla to Root, Flighted up on middle and leg, Root comes forward and blocks the ball. 137/4

Tim Bresnan replaces Swann in the attack.

65.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Plants his front foot forward even before the ball was delivered and then defends it with the spin to point. 133/4

65.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 133/4

65.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 133/4

65.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Very full in length on off, Kohli drives it through the gap between the two cover fielders for a single. 133/4

65.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to the off side. 132/4

65.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted full delivery outside off, Kohli allowed it through. 132/4

65.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on and around off, defended back to Jadeja. 137/4

65.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Strides down the pitch and gets struck on the pads, Dhoni and co. appeal once again but in vain. 137/4

65.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Comes forward and drives the ball to mid off. 137/4

65.3 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, defended to the off side. 137/4

65.2 Jadeja to Pietersen, Angled into the pads, Pietersen comes forward to defend, but the ball hits the pad first and then goes on to the bat. The Indians appeals but KP was outside the line. 137/4

65.1 R Jadeja to K Pietersen, FOUR! Smack! Shortish outside off, half cut, half driven away to the cover boundary off the back foot. 137/4

64.6 G Swann to Dhoni, FOUR! Swann comes from round the wicket and bowls it in the flatter trajectory. Touch short in length and quicker through the air as well at 91.7 kph, Dhoni goes on the back foot and packs a punch through covers for a boundary. 132/4

64.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Defends it with the spin to the leg side. 128/4

64.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Little short in length outside off, steered straight to point. 128/4

64.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 128/4

64.2 G Swann to Dhoni, Touch short in length outside off, Dhoni goes on the back foot in defense. 128/4

64.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Gets on the front foot and drives it back to the bowler. 128/4

Welcome back for the 3rd session on day 1. England need to be careful and rebuild once again after losing two wickets in the 2nd session. The well set Pietersen will face the first ball after Tea against Jadeja.

India were tight with their bowling throughout the day so far and will try to root out the England batsmen before the end of day's play. Pietersen holds the key to how much more the Poms can amass in the final session. Do join us in a few minutes for the same.

England looked good after lunch until the second half of the session. Jadeja and Chawla pulled the game back India's way picking up a well set Trott and Bell respectively. Pietersen looks good at one end after reaching his half century and also crossing 1000 Test runs in 2012.

64.6 P Chawla to Pietersen, Flighted nicely outside off, Pietersen tries to defend it off the front foot but inside edges it past the leg stump and the keeper for a lucky run to end the second session. Tea on day 1! 133/4

64.5 P Chawla to Pietersen, Shortish on off, KP pushes it to point off the back foot. 132/4

64.4 P Chawla to Pietersen, That is a funny looking leave. KP shaped up to defend it but decided to leave it. Talk about some quick decision making! 132/4

64.3 P Chawla to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, patted back to the bowler. 132/4

64.2 P Chawla to Pietersen, Lunges forward and pushes this one to the covers. 132/4

64.1 P Chawla to Pietersen, Short, slow and wide outside off, Pietersen cuts it to deep cover point and picks up a couple of runs. The throw comes in to the non-striker's end and Root makes it comfortably. 132/4

63.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. No run. 128/4

63.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Little short, on middle, staying low, Kohli helps it off his pads to the on side. 128/4

63.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Strides on the front foot and presents a straight bat in defense. 128/4

63.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Goes on the back foot and helps it off his pads to square leg. 128/4

63.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Presses forward and pushes a full delivery watchfully to the off side. 128/4

63.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 128/4

63.6 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up on off, Root defends it back to Ojha. 130/4

63.5 P Ojha to Root, FOUR! Nice shot! Fullish outside off stump, Root comes forward and drives it beautifully through the covers to pick up his first boundary in international cricket. That will kill some nerves. 130/4

63.4 P Ojha to Root, Flat and slow on the stumps, turned away behind square for a couple. 126/4

63.3 P Ojha to Root, Flighted up on middle, Root turns it to the on side. 124/4

63.2 P Ojha to Root, Fired into leg stump, Root stays back and defends to the on side. 124/4

63.1 P Ojha to Root, Tossed up on off, Root comes nicely forward and blocks the ball. 124/4

62.6 G Swann to Kohli, Uses his wrists well and flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket for a run. 128/4

62.5 G Swann to Kohli, Presents the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 127/4

62.4 G Swann to Kohli, Flighted full delivery on off, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 127/4

62.3 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 127/4

62.2 G Swann to Kohli, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. No run. 127/4

62.1 G Swann to Dhoni, Off-spinner on off, clipped off the pads to square leg for one. 127/4

62.6 P Chawla to Root, Shortish outside off, Root cuts it between cover and point for one run. 124/4

62.5 P Chawla to Root, Flighted up outside off, Root comes forward and blocks the ball. 123/4

62.4 P Chawla to K Pietersen, Fullish outside off, KP drives it through the covers and picks up a single. 123/4

62.3 P Chawla to K Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, driven nicely but straight to short extra cover. 122/4

62.2 P Chawla to Root, Root comes nicely forward and pushes the ball into the gap through the covers to pick up first international runs in cricket with a three. 122/4

62.1 P Chawla to Root, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 119/4

61.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 126/4

61.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Spin and bounce away from the batsman, Kohli taps it down in front of point. 126/4

61.4 M Panesar to Kohli, FOUR! Superb shot! Just a shade short in length around off, shaping away a bit, Kohli goes deep inside the crease, waits for it to turn and then cuts it stylishly through point for a boundary. 126/4

61.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 122/4

61.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 122/4

61.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Short delivery outside off, staying very, very low, Kohli tries to cut it but only manages to get a bottom edge on it. Luckily he didn't chop it back on. 122/4

61.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, A tad short outside off, cut away without much timing to point. 119/4

61.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up on off and middle, Pietersen comes down on his front leg and blocks it solidly. 119/4

61.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Comes well forward and defends to the covers. 119/4

61.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, pushed back on to the wicket. 119/4

61.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Pietersen gets right behind it and defends it back to the bowler. 119/4

61.1 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Angles it into the off and middle stump line. Pietersen comes forward and gets the ball on the pad and pad together. 119/4

60.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 122/4

60.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Howzzat? Flighted off-spinner around off, spinning back in, Dhoni looks to defend it by leaning forward but misses and is hit on the pads. They put in a halfhearted appeal for an LBW. That looked close but maybe just turning down. 122/4

60.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Oohhh... this one stays agonizingly low, around off, Dhoni does well to defend it down to the leg side. 122/4

60.3 G Swann to Kohli, Turns it with the spin to square leg and crosses for one. 122/4

60.2 G Swann to Kohli, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run. 121/4

60.1 G Swann to Kohli, Little short in length on off, spinning back into the batsman and stays a bit low as well, Kohli goes back and clips it off his pads to mid-wicket. 121/4

Ojha back into the attack.

60.6 P Chawla to Root, Darts it on to the leg stump, Root tries to flick bu gets struck on the pads, no harm done for either side. 119/4

Debutant and Yorkshireman Joseph Root comes out to play his first knock in Tests. Silly point, forward short leg and a slip in place.

60.5 P Chawla to Bell, OUT! Death bells for Bell! Tossed up nicely outside off, the ball dips as it pitches and Bell goes for the drive and laps it uppishly to Kohli at short extra cover who takes it comfortably in the end. Bell has never looked at home throughout this series and a spinner who hasn't done well in domestic cricket in India has picked up his wicket. 119/4

60.4 P Chawla to Pietersen, Shortish outside off, cut away to the fielder in the deep on the off side for a single. 119/3

60.3 P Chawla to Pietersen, Fullish outside off, Pietersen goes for the drive and plays it to point where Pietersen goes for a couple of runs as Ashwin misfields and the batsmen come back for a couple to make it safely in the end. Pietersen has reached 15000 runs in first class cricket. 118/3

Ashwin recovers well and throws the ball back as KP is struggling. Umpires go upstairs.

60.2 P Chawla to Pietersen, Quicker through the air, Pietersen punches it back to the bowler. 116/3

60.1 P Chawla to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, Pietersen defends it back on to the wicket. 116/3

50-run stand between Dhoni and Kohli.

59.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Taps it with the spin to point and crosses for a brisk single. 121/4

59.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Touch short in length on middle and off, Kohli defends it from the crease. 120/4

59.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and drives it straight to short cover. 120/4

59.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/4

59.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Bowls it slower through the air and gets it to turn away a bit at 80.9 kph, Kohli draws forward for a defense but is beaten by the turn. 120/4

59.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Driven through mid off by the batsman. No run. 120/4

Chawla replaces Ishant Sharma.

59.6 R Jadeja to Bell, On the pads, Bell tucks it away to square leg and looks for a run, Pietersen sends him back though. 116/3

59.5 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Tossed up outside off, driven down to mid off. 116/3

59.4 R Jadeja to Bell, Angled into the stumps, Bell gets right behind the ball and defends it back on to the pitch. 116/3

59.3 R Jadeja to Bell, Comes forward tot his flighted delivery and blocks it. 116/3

59.2 R Jadeja to Bell, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 116/3

59.1 R Jadeja to Bell, Flighted up outside off, driven down to mid off. 116/3

58.6 G Swann to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and pushes it through covers for a run. 120/4

58.5 G Swann to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/4

58.4 G Swann to Kohli, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 119/4

58.3 G Swann to Kohli, Oohhh... this one just straightens after landing around off and keeps a touch low as well. Kohli tried to defend it from the crease and edges it towards point. They take a couple. 119/4

The short leg fielder moves out and now there is a leg slip in place.

58.2 G Swann to Kohli, FOUR! Well controlled! An off-spinner, spinning and bouncing back into the batsman, Kohli adjusts well to get on top of the bounce and eases it through the vacant leg slip region for a boundary. 117/4

58.1 G Swann to Kohli, Touch short in length on off, spinning back in, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid off. The fielder is placed very deep and is almost on the verge of the circle. 113/4

58.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A short of a length delivery outside off, defended to the cover fielder off the back foot. 116/3

58.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery just outside off, punched away to the covers. 116/3

58.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, Gets right behind the line of the ball and taps it down on to the off side. 116/3

58.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, Back of a length delivery on off, the ball doesn't bounce much and KP defends it well in the end. 116/3

58.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length delivery on the stumps, defended back on to the wicket. 116/3

58.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A fullish delivery just outside off, KP comes half forward and blocks the ball to the off side. 116/3

Drinks break. India have manage 26 runs off 17 overs in the first hour before drinks, grinding hard but that is the demand of the hour. England have been good with their lengths and lines but not receiving much support from the track. The deficit is 217 runs!

57.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Helps it off his pads to the on side and jogs across for a single. 113/4

57.5 M Panesar to MS Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, Dhoni leaned forward and placed his drive through the gap between the two cover fielders for a single. 112/4

57.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again the bowler pushes the batsman on the back foot with his length and Dhoni defends it down. 111/4

57.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 111/4

57.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Panesar pull his length back a bit around off, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it firmly to covers. 111/4

57.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and pushes it with soft hands to covers. 111/4

57.6 R Jadeja to Bell, Four leg byes! On the pads, Bell misses his flick but the ball doesn't miss his pads. It tickles the pads and races away to the fine leg boundary. 116/3

57.5 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Tossed up on off, Bell drives it past Pietersen and to mid on. 112/3

57.4 R Jadeja to Bell, Bell comes well forward and defends it back to Jadeja. 112/3

57.3 R Jadeja to Bell, A fraction short outside off, Bell punches it to the covers. 112/3

57.2 R Jadeja to Bell, Flighted up on the stumps, Bell defends it right beside his body on to the pitch. 112/3

57.1 R Jadeja to Ian Bell, Slow flight outside off, Bell drives but mistimes it to short extra cover. 112/3

56.6 G Swann to Kohli, Flatter and fuller on the leg stump line, Kohli eases it off his pads to square leg. 111/4

56.5 G Swann to Kohli, Allows the ball to spin back in and defends it with the turn to the leg side. 111/4

56.4 G Swann to Dhoni, Goes back and slaps a short ball to deep cover for one. 111/4

56.3 G Swann to Kohli, Short delivery outside off, Kohli goes back and punches it through cover-point for three runs. Terrific running between the wickets! 110/4

56.2 G Swann to Kohli, Spinning back into the batsman from around off, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 107/4

56.1 G Swann to V Kohli, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 107/4

56.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery, tight on the stumps, defended back on to the pitch. 112/3

56.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length ball on off, KP defends it to the covers. 112/3

56.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, On the pads, KP flicks it hard and uppishly towards the short mid-wicket in place for this very shot and makes a half stop as the ball comes to him on the bounce. Pietersen needs to be careful when he plays that shot. 112/3

56.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length delivery just outside off, pushed away to the covers. Ishant is getting some consistent reverse here. 112/3

56.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length ball, comes in once again, this time Pietersen gets nicely behind it and pushes it to the covers with an angled bat. 112/3

56.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length delivery just outside off, KP defends it from within the crease with the inside half of the bat as the ball came back in after pitching. 112/3

55.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and drives it to covers. The fielder fumbles a bit and they steal a single. 107/4

55.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Quicker one this time, on the pads, Kohli helps it off his pads and sprints for a run. Dhoni sends him back immediately. 106/4

55.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 106/4

55.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it down calmly. Panesar has been bowling slowly through the air and is varying his pace well. 106/4

55.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle and off, another watchful defense by Kohli. 106/4

55.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery on off, Kohli gets forward and blocks it back with soft hands. 106/4

Sharma has been brought back to bowl.

55.6 R Jadeja to Bell, This one is flat and stays low on the off stick. Bell gets low and pushes it to the covers. 112/3

55.5 R Jadeja to Bell, Tosses it up outside off, Bell pushes the ball to the covers. 112/3

55.4 R Jadeja to Bell, Flights it and angles it into leg stump, Bell gets behind the line and blocks it. 112/3

55.3 R Jadeja to Bell, Flat and quick outside off, Bell goes for the cut but bottom edges it right next to him. 112/3

55.2 R Jadeja to Bell, Slow flight on the stumps, defended back to the bowler. 112/3

55.1 R Jadeja to Bell, Darted into the stumps, defended to the off side. 112/3

Change of ends for Monty Panesar.

54.6 G Swann to Dhoni, Gets well forward with a big stretches and pushes a full ball back to the bowler. 106/4

54.5 G Swann to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on off, fuller in length, Dhoni defends it watchfully to covers. 106/4

54.4 G Swann to Dhoni, FOUR! Swann is on the shorter side with his length and Dhoni was waiting for it on his back foot. He picks it quickly, goes deep inside the crease and punches it powerfully through covers for a boundary. 106/4

54.3 G Swann to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on off, Dhoni leaned forward in defense. 102/4

54.2 G Swann to Kohli, Sharp spin down the leg side, Kohli fails to flick it and it brushes his pads on its way to fine leg. A leg bye taken. 102/4

54.1 G Swann to Kohli, Floated off-spinner on off, Kohli goes on the back foot and punches it down to mid on. 101/4

54.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, He comes forward this time and drives the ball to mid on. KP seems to be in some sort of a hurry here. Does he have an afternoon date to meet? 112/3

54.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Shortish outside off, KP goes at it hard and cuts but mistime it to point. 112/3

54.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flights it into the pads, KP turns it away nicely but straight to mid-wicket after coming down the track. 112/3

54.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, FOUR! Up and over! Fullish outside off, Pietersen makes some room and drives this ball over the in field and to the cover boundary. 112/3

54.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, Kevin pushes it with hard hands to the covers. 108/3

54.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, KP comes forward and defends it back to Ojha. 108/3

Graeme Swann into the attack.

53.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Back of a length, Dhoni defends it from within the crease. 101/4

53.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 101/4

53.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fullish ball on off, Dhoni leans forward and defends. 101/4

53.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Much better this time, leaves alone a wide delivery outside the off stump. 101/4

53.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Reaches out for a full delivery outside off and steers it to point. No need to play at those. 101/4

53.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 101/4

53.6 R Jadeja to Bell, Angles it into the stumps, Bell hangs back and defends to the off side. 108/3

53.5 R Jadeja to Bell, Tossed up on off and middle, Bell lunges forward and blocks the ball again. 108/3

53.4 R Jadeja to Bell, Drifts into the leg stump, Bell romps forward and blocks the ball. 108/3

53.3 R Jadeja to Bell, Flatter delivery on off, Bell stays back and defends. 108/3

53.2 R Jadeja to Bell, Gets nicely forward and really low to defend this to the off side. 108/3

53.1 R Jadeja to Bell, Flighted up on off, Bell pushes it back to the bowler. 108/3

52.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Once again shifts his weight on the front foot and offers a straight bat in defense. 101/4

52.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle and off, defended off the front foot. 101/4

52.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 101/4

52.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm ball around off, Kohli gets forward for a drive through the line but it catches the inside edge and rolls back to the bowler. 101/4

52.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Plants his front foot forward and pushes it to covers. 101/4

52.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli gets on the front foot and defends it down. 101/4

52.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, On the stumps, KP tries to work it away to the on side but can't beat mid-wicket. 108/3

52.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Quicker through the air and fuller outside off, pushed away to point. 108/3

52.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, KP advances and Ojha fires it into the leg stump, he is forced to pad the ball away. 108/3

52.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Drifts it into the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 108/3

52.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Comes down the track outside off and pads it away as he couldn't reach the pitch of the ball. 108/3

52.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, driven to short extra. 108/3

51.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge towards square leg. A single. 101/4

51.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, FOUR! Glorious drive! Just a fractionally over-pitched delivery on off at 132.8 kph, Kohli leans well forward into the drive and creams it through covers for a boundary. 100 up for India! It has been a toil for them this morning. 100/4

51.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Outside off, Kohli shoulders his arms. 96/4

51.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Solid in defense again. A full delivery on off, Kohli covers the line and jams it down. It's important for them not to get bogged down. Rotating the strike will help to release the pressure. 96/4

51.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Drops it on a length again, outside off, Kohli watchfully leans forward and blocks it solidly to covers. 96/4

51.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Puts it on a fuller length around off, Kohli gets well forward in defense. 96/4

51.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, This time he drives it wider towards mid on and picks up a single. 108/3

51.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Floated up on off, KP drives it down to mid on. 107/3

51.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, A good flighted delivery on off, KP defends it to the covers. 107/3

51.3 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Comes down the track and drives the ball to mid on, can't get a run. 107/3

51.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Quicker and fuller outside off, defended to the covers. 107/3

51.1 R Jadeja to Bell, Flighted up on off, Bell drives the ball to wide mid on and picks up a single to get off the mark. KP makes it in the end. 107/3

50.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Flighted full delivery on middle, Dhoni gets on the front foot and defends it down with a dead straight bat. 96/4

50.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Stretches well forward and pushes it with an angled bat to point. 96/4

50.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Full delivery on off, Dhoni drives it through the line, little uppish, but it goes on a bounce to the short cover fielder. 96/4

50.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Another front foot defense by Dhoni. 96/4

50.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again Dhoni presses forward and plays it with the spin to covers. 96/4

50.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Floated full delivery on off, Dhoni gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 96/4

50.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Fullish on off, KP goes for the big drive but inside edges it to wide mid on. Chawla gets to it quickly and the batsmen don't take a run. 106/3

50.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Lands just outside off, the ball turns away and KP leaves the ball alone. 106/3

50.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, defended back to Ojha. 106/3

50.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, FOUR! Class! Pietersen uses his feet and drives the ball through mid on even though Chawla dives valiantly. The ball races away to the boundary. 106/3

50.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, A flatter delivery, just outside off, dabbed away to point. 102/3

50.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 102/3

Matt Prior is having a chat with Panesar. Maybe sharing his idea of where Monty should bowl and on which length.

49.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Hint of reverse back into the batsman, Kohli bunts it in front of mid on and looks for a single. Dhoni isn't interested and shouts "No!" and Kohli returns. 96/4

49.5 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Full around off, Kohli leans forward and defends it down to the off side. 96/4

49.4 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, Kohli defends it solidly from the crease. The good part from the bowler is that he is forcing the batsman to play every ball. 96/4

49.3 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 96/4

49.2 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Too full in length on middle and off at 130.6 kph, Kohli stretches forward and pushes it back with a straight bat. The mid off fielder does the fielding. No run. 96/4

49.1 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Length delivery curling back into the batsman, Kohli tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 96/4

49.6 R Jadeja to Bell, Comes forward to this quick and full delivery outside off and defends the ball to the covers. 102/3

49.5 R Jadeja to Bell, Tossed up on off, defended back to Jadeja. 102/3

Ian Bell will be the next man in. He was one of the batsmen who saw the Poms to victory in the third Test.

49.4 R Jadeja to Trott, OUT! Jadeja gets his first Test wicket! Trott expects the ball to turn away and leaves the ball. The ball doesn't spin at all and comes in with the arm to shatter the off stick. That is a bad way to get out after facing 133 balls. Trott should be really embarrassed with the way he got out. The partnership of 86, slow runs has been broken. 102/3

49.3 R Jadeja to Trott, Flighted up on the stumps, defended back to Jadeja by Trott. 102/2

49.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, KP drives it to wide mid off and Chawla deflects it to straightish long off for a single. 102/2

49.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on the stumps, driven to mid on. 101/2

Tim Bresnan replaces Anderson in the attack.

48.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Very full in length on the pads at 82.8 kph, Dhoni plays it straight to mid-wicket. Cautious approach! 96/4

48.5 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again a bit short on off, Dhoni defends it off his back foot. 96/4

48.4 M Panesar to Dhoni, Little short in length on off, punched to covers. 96/4

48.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turns it off his pads to the on side but finds mid-wicket. 96/4

48.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Lunges forward for the defense but the ball spins away after landing and Dhoni adjusts well in the end to push it with the spin to point. 96/4

48.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Tossed up delivery on middle, fuller in length, MSD draws forward and pushes it back. 96/4

England have looked rock solid in the first hour of the second session and the umpires call for drinks.

48.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up nicely on off, pushed back to Ojha. 101/2

48.5 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Some aggression by Trott! Flighted up on the stumps, Trott gets down and sweeps it past the square leg fielder and into the fence. England reach 100. 101/2

48.4 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up on off, defended back to Ojha. 97/2

48.3 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott lunges forward to defend it on to the pitch. 97/2

48.2 P Ojha to Trott, Slow and flighted up outside off, Trott comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 97/2

48.1 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott drives it back to Ojha. 97/2

47.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli pushes it with an angled bat to point. 96/4

47.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, around off at 136.4 kph, Kohli offers a textbook defensive shot. 96/4

47.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a length delivery, Kohli stays back in defense. 96/4

47.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 96/4

47.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 96/4

47.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Fuller length delivery drifting down the leg side, Kohli nudges it off his pads to deep backward square leg. They cross for a single and take on Panesar's arm for the second run as well. 96/4

47.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Pushes it wider outside off stump, left alone by Pietersen. 97/2

47.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Comes forward and pats the ball to the off side. 97/2

47.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Fullish on off and middle, driven to mid on, no run. 97/2

47.3 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Gets behind that one and defends it to the covers. 97/2

47.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Defended off the front foot back to the bowler. 97/2

47.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, Pietersen pushes it to the off side on his back foot. 97/2

46.6 M Panesar to Dhoni, Touch short in length on off, staying a bit low, Dhoni goes on back foot and blocks it back. 94/4

46.5 M Panesar to V Kohli, First run of the day for Kohli. He stretches out for a ball around off and plays it with the spin past first slip for one. 94/4

46.4 M Panesar to V Kohli, Floated full delivery on off at 88.7 kph, driven firmly through the line but straight to covers. 93/4

46.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Little short in length on off at 86.1 kph, Kohli punches it off his back foot to covers. 93/4

46.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle at 89.9 kph, defended back off the front foot by Kohli. 93/4

46.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it full around off, Kohli pushes it with gentle hands to point and looks for a run. He is sent back by Dhoni. 93/4

46.6 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up slowly outside off, Trott drives it without much timing to the covers. 97/2

46.5 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, defended to point with an open face. 97/2

46.4 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up slowly on leg stump, defended to square leg. 97/2

46.3 P Ojha to Trott, Fullish outside off, pushed back to Ojha. 97/2

46.2 P Ojha to Trott, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 97/2

46.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angled into the pads, turned away to mid-wicket. 97/2

45.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Dhoni covers the stumps and lets it through to the keeper. 93/4

45.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Reaches out for a full delivery outside off and pushes it to covers. 93/4

45.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, The shine of the ball was on the right side and hence it moves back into the batsman. Dhoni, who likes to rest on the back foot, stays there and defends it to the off side. 93/4

45.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Harmless delivery, on a full length outside off, Dhoni shoulders his arms. 93/4

45.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Fuller length delivery wide outside off at 136.3 kph, Dhoni allows it through. 93/4

45.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Angles in a fuller length delivery, on off and straightening a shade, Dhoni defends it to the off side. 93/4

45.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flatter delivery just outside off, dabbed away to backward point. 97/2

45.5 R Jadeja to K Pietersen, Well stopped! Fullish and quick outside off, KP drives it hard but Pujara stops it well at short extra. 97/2

45.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Entices the drive by bowling it full and slow outside off, KP drives and inside edges it to the bowler. 97/2

45.3 R Jadeja to K Pietersen, Tossed up on middle and off, driven down to mid on, no run. 97/2

45.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, KP comes forward and pushes it back to Jadeja. 97/2

45.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Angled into the off stump, KP defends it to the covers. 97/2

44.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Once again goes on the back foot and hits it in front of mid on. 93/4

44.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Arm ball on off, skidding on at 88.8 kph, Kohli goes on the back foot in defense. 93/4

44.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Another loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, around off, Kohli strides forward in defense. 93/4

44.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on off, Kohli plants his fron foot forward and blocks it. 93/4

44.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Gets on the front foot and defends it down watchfully. 93/4

44.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Floated full delivery on middle, Kohli walks forward with the flick shot but finds the mid on fielder. 93/4

Jadeja replaces Ashwin.

44.6 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up on the off stick, Trott pushes it to mid on. 97/2

44.5 P Ojha to Trott, The arm ball on off, Trott gets an inside edge as he tries to defend, exciting the Indians. 97/2

44.4 P Ojha to Trott, Trott gets down on his knee to play a sweep shot but misses and the ball hits the pads. The Indians put in a stifled appeal. 97/2

44.3 P Ojha to Trott, Slow and flighted up on off, pushed to the off side. 97/2

44.2 P Ojha to Trott, Comes nicely forward to cover the spin and plays it back to the bowler. 97/2

44.1 P Ojha to Trott, Darts it into the stumps and turns it away. Trott tries to defend and the ball takes the outside edge and rolls away to the covers. 97/2

43.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Lands it full around off, Dhoni with the technique of his own, walks across a bit, reaches out for the ball and pushes it in front of point. That looks ugly but for the moment, it's effective! 93/4

43.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 93/4

43.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR! Anderson angles in a fuller length delivery, around off at 136.5 kph, Dhoni stretches forward and glides it through the vacant first slip region for a boundary. 93/4

43.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, shaping back a touch at 136.0 kph, Dhoni rocks back to cut it through the line but ends up bottom edging it. 89/4

43.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, A fuller length delivery on off at 137.0 kph, Dhoni drives it off the toe end of the bat to covers. 89/4

43.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Length delivery in the channel wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it untouched. 89/4

43.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Another one angled into the pads, Trott tucks it away to fine leg for a run. 97/2

43.5 R Ashwin to Trott, A flat delivery on the stumps, defended to the on side. 96/2

43.4 R Ashwin to Pietersen, On the leg stumps again, KP turns it down towards square leg for one. 96/2

43.3 R Ashwin to K Pietersen, Fullish outside off, KP mistimes his drive to mid off. 95/2

43.2 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, KP defends the ball to the off side. 95/2

KP gets to his 29th Test 50 and his sixth against India. He has got there in a quiet fashion, very unlike himself.

43.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, FOUR! Smartly done! Lands on leg stump and turns further down! KP works it around the corner nicely for a boundary. 95/2

42.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/4

42.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up delivery on middle, spinning away a shade after landing at 85.5 kph, holding up a bit as well from the pitch, Kohli gets on the front foot and drives it slightly uppishly past the bowler to mid off. 89/4

42.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted delivery on middle, Kohli leans forward and defends it to the leg side. 89/4

42.3 M Panesar to Dhoni, Pulls his length back a bit and delivers an arm ball on middle, Dhoni goes on the back foot and punches it in front of mid off for a quick single. 89/4

42.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Once again gets on the front foot and plays it with soft hands to the off side. 88/4

42.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, fuller in length on middle, Dhoni stretches forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 88/4

42.6 P Ojha to Trott, Fullish on the stumps, Trott drives again, this time back to Ojha. 91/2

42.5 P Ojha to J Trott, Tossed up outside off, Trott drives but Kohli at short extra dives and stops the ball. 91/2

42.4 P Ojha to Trott, NOT OUT! Outside edge! Fullish outside off and KP goes for the drive but edges it down to third man and Trott comes back for the second as Ashwin hits the stumps. He is well in. 91/2

Direct hit by Ashwin, the umpires go upstairs.

42.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flatter delivery, angled in and turns away, KP is beaten outside the off stump. 88/2

42.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, driven to mid off, no run. 88/2

42.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, defended to point. 88/2

Monty Panesar to bowl from the other end. A slip, short leg and short cover in place.

41.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Good length delivery on middle and off at 136.0 kph, Kohli gets behind the line and blocks it to the off side. 88/4

41.5 J Anderson to Kohli, This one is too wide outside off and Kohli has an easy leave. 88/4

41.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 88/4

41.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Terrific delivery, pitched on a full length around off at 136.0 kph and forced the batsman on the front foot. Kohli tried to defend it but the ball held its line and beat the edge. 88/4

41.2 J Anderson to Kohli, Bowls it on a length wide outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. 88/4

41.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Starts with a fuller length delivery around off, curling back in at 133.2 kph, Dhoni tries to play it with a straight bat but it catches the inside portion of the bat and rolls past short mid-wicket for a run. 88/4

Ojha back on.

41.6 R Ashwin to Trott, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Fullish outside off, KP comes well forward and finds the gap this time through the covers and beyond the ropes. 88/2

41.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Fullish outside off, driven to the extra cover fielder. 84/2

41.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 84/2

41.3 Ashwin to Trott, On the pads again, Trott misses his flicks and the ball kisses the pad on the way to Dhoni, who appeals once again, no idea though whether for the catch or the LBW. 84/2

41.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Drifts into the pads, Trott tries to flick but misses and Dhoni appeals in his usual over optimistic fashion. 84/2

41.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off stump, Trott defends it patiently to the bowler. 84/2

Out come the players in the middle. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the overnight batsmen. James Anderson to steam in first up. No slip but there is a short cover and short mid-wicket in place...

Pitch report - The pitch showed variable bounce on day 1 but played a lot better yesterday. The cracks have widened up now and the batting will only get challenging from here on. Mind you, not impossible!

England, on the other hand, have been extraordinary with their bowling. Be it spin or seam bowling, they have fared exceedingly well and have utilized the conditions better than the hosts. India should watch out for James Anderson again in the morning. A special mention for the debutant batsman for England, Joe Root. He was superb in his approach and showed good skills and attitude while dealing with the spinners on a difficult pitch.

Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers and thank you for tuning into the coverage of the third day of the Nagpur Test. Once again as has been the trend in the series, the India top order flopped and the onus is on the lower-middle order to bail them out. Staring down a big first innings deficit of 243 runs, the home side would have to come up with a strong batting show, otherwise they will end up playing catch up.

Day 3, first session...

Anderson was brilliant with the ball today, utilized the conditions pretty well. Even tomorrow, he'll be the key for England. Promises to be a fine day. Do join us. Till then, it's good bye from all of us. Cheers!

A fine last session and overall good day for England. They have reduced India to 87/4 who are now trailing by 243 runs. The home side are struggling with their batting again and the visitors are enjoying the good run with the ball. It's advantage England at this stage but a better show tomorrow with the bat, and the home side will be back in the reckoning. They have a long batting order too with Chawla, Jadeja and Ashwin playing.

40.6 J Trott to Kohli, Good length around leg, Kohli comes forward and pushes it defensively on the leg side. Stumps, day 2. 87/4

40.5 J Trott to Kohli, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 87/4

40.4 J Trott to Dhoni, Reaches out to that delivery and eases it through the covers for a single. 87/4

40.3 J Trott to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 86/4

40.2 J Trott to Kohli, Full length, outside off, Kohli pushes it through the covers for one. 86/4

40.1 J Trott to Kohli, Trott bowls it on length around off, defended by Kohli. 85/4

40.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length ball just outside off, comes in slightly, flicked away to mid-wicket. 84/2

40.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR! Nobody moved! Fullish outside off, KP drives it beautifully through mid off to pick up a fine boundary. 84/2

40.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, Brilliant fielding! Full on the stumps, KP drives it back nicely but Chawla at mid on goes to his left and stops the ball, no run. 80/2

40.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length ball on off, KP comes half forward and watchfully defends it under his eye line to the off side. 80/2

40.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, Fullish delivery on off, KP stays in the crease and pushes it to straightish mid-wicket. 80/2

40.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length ball just outside off, KP defends it to the covers with an angled bat. 80/2

Jonathan Trott to bowl the last over of the day. Surprise, surprise!

39.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Stretches well onto the front foot and pushes it defensively in the covers. 85/4

39.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, In the corridor outside off, Dhoni covers the line and then allows it through. 85/4

39.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 85/4

39.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Rocks back and pushes it towards cover. 85/4

39.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Short of good length, on the middle, Dhoni defends it off the back foot. 85/4

39.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 85/4

39.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Floated up slowly on off and middle, Trott flicks it but can't beat mid-wicket. 80/2

39.5 R Ashwin to Trott, This one turns in off a length, Trott nudges it away towards square leg where a dive prevents any run. 80/2

39.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow flight on off, Trott comes forward and defends. 80/2

39.3 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted up on the pads, KP works it away to fine leg for a single. 80/2

39.2 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, defended towards point. 79/2

39.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted up on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler. 79/2

The 90 overs of the day are over but we just have time for more. Bresnan to bowl.

38.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Covers the line, gets forward and defends. 85/4

38.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Goes onto the back foot and punches it away, finds the fielder. 85/4

38.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Too full, Kohli drives it towards mid on. 85/4

38.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up around off, Kohli comes forward and pushes it towards mid off. 85/4

38.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 85/4

38.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Length on leg, keeps low, Kohli whips it away for a couple of runs. 85/4

38.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery, comes in slightly towards off stump. KP tries to push it to the off side but inside edges it into the on side for a single, towards square leg. 79/2

38.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, Short delivery just outside off, KP goes for the pull and doesn't get enough on it as the ball goes slowly to mid-wicket. 78/2

38.4 I Sharma to Trott, NEARLY A CATCH! Length ball on the pads, Trott goes for the flick and it looks like he played it a fraction early. The ball went just over Pujara who was positioned at short mid-wicket. The batsmen run a single. 78/2

38.3 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball in the channel outside off, Trott defends it to the covers off the front foot with an angled bat. 77/2

38.2 I Sharma to Trott, Nearly chopped on! Trott hangs his bat at it just outside off as Sharma bowls it just short of a length. The ball takes the inside edgs and bounces next to leg stump and goes through to Dhoni. 77/2

38.1 I Sharma to K Pietersen, A short delivery on the off stick, it appeared to come slowly after the bounce, very tennis ball like. KP gets on top of it and pulls it away to fine leg for a single. 77/2

37.6 Tim Bresnan to Kohli, Bresnan bowls it full again, on the middle, Kohli clips it away for a run. 83/4

37.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni works it away for a single. 82/4

37.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Stays on the back foot and pushes it towards mid off. 81/4

37.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length on off, Dhoni covers the line and defends. 81/4

37.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Fullish, outside off, Dhoni pushes it in the covers. 81/4

37.1 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Shortish outside off, Dhoni rocks back and looks to punch. He fails to time it well. 81/4

37.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Nice flight on off and middle, defended back to the bowler. 76/2

37.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Floated up outside off, defended to point off the front foot. 76/2

37.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Comes forward to this loopy delivery and blocks it back to Ashwin. 76/2

37.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on off, driven to mid on. 76/2

37.2 R Ashwin to J Trott, FOUR! Gorgeous drive! Fullish outside off, Trott came well forward and drove that one through the covers for a boundary. 76/2

37.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up down the leg side, Dhoni collects it cleanly and whips off the bails. Trott was well in and did not lift his foot for even a micro second. 72/2

36.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Length, Kohli goes back and looks to punch it straight. He mistimes it towards the bowler. 81/4

36.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli defends it from within the crease. 81/4

36.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Full and wide, outside off, Kohli reaches out and drives it straight to covers. 81/4

36.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Tad short, outside off, punched but straight to the fielder. 81/4

36.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 81/4

36.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish on the pads, Kohli works it away through mid-wicket and gets a couple. 81/4

36.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, Fullish on middle and leg, KP checks his flick and plays it down to short mid-wicket. 72/2

36.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, Fullish on the stumps, KP goes across and defends ti short mid on. 72/2

36.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length ball in the corridor outside off, KP comes forward and defends with an angled bat. 72/2

36.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, Pushes it fuller on the stumps, KP pushes the ball to short mid on. 72/2

36.2 I Sharma to Trott, Short delivery outside off, Trott goes to duck at first but keeps his eyes on the ball, as it comes to him at chest height. He dabs it down towards third man and picks up a single. 72/2

36.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery on the pads, Trott misses his flick and gets a leg bye down to fine leg. 71/2

35.6 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Goes back, covers the line and pushes it towards mid off. 79/4

35.5 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Opens the face and steers it wide of point, Compton dives to stop. No run. 79/4

35.4 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Good length around off, Dhoni pats it down defensively. 79/4

35.3 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 79/4

35.2 Tim Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR! Oh, that was risky! Full length, outside off, Dhoni plays it uppishly through the covers and it wasn't wide of the fielder in the ring. The ball races away. 79/4

35.1 J Anderson to Dhoni, Incoming length delivery, pitches on the middle and strikes Dhoni's back leg. There is an appeal and the umpire turns it down. 75/4

35.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up and outside off, some width as Trott drives it but can't put it away past the short extra cover fielder. 70/2

35.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Slow off spinner, just outside off, defended from within the crease. 70/2

35.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Flight on off, Trott pushes it back to Ashwin. 70/2

35.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Well outside off this time, Trott chooses to leave it. 70/2

35.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on the stumps, defended to the bowler. 70/2

35.1 R Ashwin to Trott, Flighted up on off, turned away to mid-wicket. 70/2

Tim Bresnan into the attack.

34.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 75/4

34.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Flatter on the middle, Kohli defends off the back foot. 75/4

34.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Tossed up on the middle and off, defended. 75/4

34.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Fullish on the pads, worked away but finds mid-wicket. 75/4

34.2 M Panesar to Kohli, Loopy around middle, Kohli defends it well. 75/4

34.1 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted and full, Kohli drives it back towards mid on. 75/4

Harsha Bhogle tweets - Wonder if Ajinkya Rahane has an identity crisis, no longer the next opener and now no longer the middle order player!

34.6 I Sharma to Trott, Fullish outside off, Trott opens the face of the bat and takes a single as he plays it to point. 70/2

34.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, On the pads once again, KP flicks it away to wide mid on for one. 69/2

This shot brought up the 50-run stand.

34.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR! Nice shot! On the pads, flicked away wonderfully to the mid-wicket boundary. That was very wristy. 68/2

34.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, A length ball on off, moves in to middle and KP pats it to silly mid on off the back foot. 64/2

34.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, Fullish on the pads, KP flicks it away, wide of fine leg and picks up a couple of runs. 64/2

34.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length delivery, comes in and KP defends it back to Ishant. 62/2

33.6 J Anderson to Dhoni, Gets onto the back foot and defends it towards point. 75/4

33.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Opens the face and taps it towards point. 75/4

33.4 J Anderson to Dhoni, Manages to cover the line and pat it down. 75/4

33.3 J Anderson to Dhoni, Good length on the middle, Dhoni defends it off the front foot. 75/4

33.2 J Anderson to Dhoni, Dhoni has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 75/4

33.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli works it away on the leg side and takes a single. 75/4

Paul Collingwood calls the pitch a dried up river bed through a tweet. He also predicts that the match could be over on the 3rd day.

33.6 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted on the pads, worked away to fine leg for a single to keep strike in the next over. 62/2

33.5 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, KP defends it to point. 61/2

33.4 R Ashwin to Pietersen, On the pads, Kevin flicks it away to square leg. 61/2

33.3 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Slow, flighted off spinner on off, KP dabs it down on to the pitch, towards Ashwin. 61/2

33.2 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, KP turns it away to short mid-wicket. 61/2

33.1 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted up outside the off stump, KP comes forward and defends it back on to the wicket. 61/2

32.6 M Panesar to Kohli, Turns it on the leg side and takes a single. 74/4

32.5 M Panesar to Kohli, Bit of air, around middle and off, defended. 73/4

32.4 M Panesar to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 73/4

32.3 M Panesar to Kohli, Flighted on the middle, Kohli defends watchfully. 73/4

32.2 M Panesar to Dhoni, Turns it on the leg side and takes a single. 73/4

32.1 M Panesar to Dhoni, Panesar holds his length back and Dhoni defends off the back foot. 72/4

Welcome back to the 2nd session of play on day 1. There wasn't much entertainment in the first with the batsmen resorting to defense over aggression, even Kevin Pietersen who will face the first ball against Ashwin.

There wasn't much turn for the spinners. However, the ball started to reverse in Ishant's second spell just before lunch. The bounce doesn't look consistent and don't forget that India will be batting fourth in this match, if they need to, i.e. Join us for the second session of play at 12.10 IST.

India picked up two early wickets in this session courtesy Ishant Sharma. But, the Poms cleaned up the mess with Pietersen and Trott anchoring themselves at the crease. KP did play a couple of attacking strokes but overall, it was a session filled with defensive strokes as England stand on 61/2 in 33 overs.

32.6 I Sharma to Trott, A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone by Trott to end the session. Lunch on day 1! 61/2

32.5 I Sharma to J Trott, Fullish outside off, Trott goes for a tentative drive and inside edges the ball on to the pads. 61/2

32.4 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball, nipping in to off, Trott expects it and defends it to the on side. 61/2

32.3 I Sharma to Trott, A short one to Trott, he gets down on his knee to duck under it. 61/2

32.2 I Sharma to Pietersen, And again, comes back in off a length and keeps low too. KP somehow opens the face of the bat and plays it down towards the slips to pick up a single. 61/2

32.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A back of a length delivery, jags back in and KP manages to defend it just in time to the on side. 60/2

31.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 72/4

31.5 J Anderson to Dhoni, Tad short outside off, Dhoni tries to punch and gets an inside edge on the leg side. A single. 72/4

MS Dhoni comes in at number 6.

31.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, OUT! Loose drive and Gambhir walks back now. That is a serious blow for India. He was looking pretty good. Anderson bowls a full delivery outside off, Gambhir looks to drive and gets a thin edge behind. Easy catch for Prior. India in trouble now. 71/4

31.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Anderson bowls it on length again, outside off, left alone. 71/3

31.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. 71/3

31.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, In the zone outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 71/3

This could be the last over before lunch.

31.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Pushes it wide outside off, Trott walks across and leaves it alone. 60/2

31.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Fullish and quicker on off, Trott drives it back to Ashwin. 60/2

31.4 R Ashwin to Trott, Loopy outside off, Trott pushes the ball to point. 60/2

31.3 R Ashwin to Trott, Nicely flighted up slowly outside off, Trott defends it on to the pitch. 60/2

31.2 R Ashwin to Trott, A tad quick and flat outside off, Trott stays back and pats it back to Ashwin. 60/2

31.1 R Ashwin to Trott, A slow off spinner on off, Trott defends it down on to the leg side. 60/2

30.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Bit short, outside off, Gambhir rocks back and punches it through cover-point for three runs. Good chase. 71/3

30.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Opens the face and pats it down towards point. 68/3

30.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and off, Gambhir lunges forward to defend. 68/3

30.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 68/3

30.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Tad short, outside off, Gambhir looks to cut and gets a bottom edge on that one. 68/3

30.1 G Swann to G Gambhir, Loopy and full, outside off, driven straight to covers. 68/3

30.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A bit fuller outside off, gets the ball to nip back in and KP comes nicely forward to meet the ball with an open face, dabbing it to the covers. 60/2

30.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, Full on the pads, KP flicks it nicely but Pujara at mid-wicket dives and stops the ball nicely, no run. 60/2

30.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, Short of a length delivery outside off, KP leaves it alone even as it comes in after bouncing. Good watchful leave! 60/2

30.3 I Sharma to Pietersen, Back of a length delivery on off, KP pushes the ball to silly mid on. 60/2

30.2 I Sharma to K Pietersen, Back of a length outside off, KP spots the lack of bounce, comes slightly forward and tries to drive. He inside edges it to the on side instead. There was some movement into the batsman there. 60/2

30.1 I Sharma to Pietersen, A good length ball on off, defended with an angled bat to the covers. 60/2

29.6 J Anderson to Kohli, This one is outside off, Kohli is beaten on the front foot. 68/3

29.5 J Anderson to Kohli, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 68/3

29.4 J Anderson to Kohli, Short of good length, defended off the back foot. 68/3

29.3 J Anderson to Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 68/3

29.2 J Anderson to Kohli, This one is on length outside off and Kohli is beaten. 68/3

29.1 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/3

Sharma comes back into the attack, minutes before lunch. 6-2-8-2.

29.6 R Ashwin to Trott, Tossed up on the stumps, Trott gets down and laps it around the corner for a couple of runs. 60/2

29.5 R Ashwin to Trott, Comes forward and pushes this back to Ashwin. 58/2

29.4 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Full outside off, KP drives it down to long on for one. 58/2

29.3 R Ashwin to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, KP pushes this one to point. 57/2

29.2 R Ashwin to Trott, Gets down to this flighted delivery and sweeps the ball to the on side for one. 57/2

29.1 R Ashwin to Trott, A good off spinner on off, Trott stays back and defends it back to Ashwin. 56/2

28.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/3

28.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Tickles it away but finds the fielder. 68/3

28.4 G Swann to Kohli, Tad short, Kohli rocks back and punches it through the covers for three runs. Good running. 68/3

28.3 G Swann to Kohli, Loopy on the middle, Kohli comes forward and defends. 65/3

28.2 G Swann to Kohli, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 65/3

28.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir clips it away and takes a single. 65/3

Ravichandran Ashwin has finally been brought into the attack.

28.6 P Chawla to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, KP has no trouble in shouldering arms to this one as well. 56/2

28.5 P Chawla to Pietersen, Lands it on off and takes it away, KP watchfully leaves this one after thinking of defending initially. 56/2

28.4 P Chawla to Pietersen, Lands it just outside off and gets it to spin away, KP comes forward and leaves the ball. 56/2

28.3 P Chawla to Pietersen, Pushed wide outside off stump, KP leaves it alone. 56/2

28.2 P Chawla to Trott, Full outside off, Trott lunges forward and drives the ball through the covers and picks up three runs. 56/2

28.1 P Chawla to Trott, Flighted up outside off, Trott chooses to leave it alone. 53/2

27.6 J Anderson to Kohli, Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 64/3

Virat Kohli comes to the middle.

27.5 Anderson to S Tendulkar, OUT! Castled! Tendulkar gone and Anderson gets him for the ninth time in Tests. That was pretty much unplayable. Length outside off, pitches and keeps low, nips in and takes an inside edge onto the stumps. Tendulkar was deep in the crease and had no chance. England are on top now! 64/3

27.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, This one is going down and Gambhir fails to work it away. Prior misses to grab it well and concedes a bye. 64/2

27.3 J Anderson to G Gambhir, Full length, outside off, Gambhir drives confidently towards mid off. 63/2

27.2 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Opens the face late and guides it down to third man for a single. 63/2

27.1 J Anderson to Tendulkar, Starts with length and Tendulkar punches it off the front foot towards mid off. 62/2

27.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Quick and full outside off, driven down to mid off. 53/2

27.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, KP goes for a drive but mistimes it and the ball goes back to Jadeja. 53/2

27.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, KP blocks tha ball. 53/2

27.3 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Quick and full outside off, KP drives it powerfully but can't beat the man at the covers. 53/2

27.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, KP defends to the covers. 53/2

27.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Angles it into the stumps, KP gets behind it and taps it back to Jadeja. 53/2

Drinks break.

26.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Full and wide, Gambhir drives solidly off the front foot but finds the fielder. 62/2

26.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Flatter outside off, Gambhir defends. 62/2

26.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, Bit short, outside off, Gambhir cuts it through point and doesn't get the single again. He looks restless now. 62/2

26.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Too full, Gambhir nudges it behind square and looks up, Tendulkar denies the single. 62/2

26.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Stretches onto the front foot and defends. 62/2

26.1 G Swann to Gambhir, That's dropped by Prior! Swann bowls a delivery coming in, Gambhir comes forward and gets an inside edge on the pads. The ball rolls behind and Prior gets behind it but fails to hold on. 62/2

26.6 P Chawla to Trott, Flighted well outside off, Trott comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to point. 53/2

26.5 P Chawla to Trott, Slow and flat on off, Trott goes back and defends it back to Chawla. 53/2

26.4 P Chawla to Trott, Drifts it on to the pads, the ball doesn't turn at all and Trott plays it down to the leg side. 53/2

26.3 P Chawla to Trott, Flights it up on middle and leg stump, Trott comes forward and blocks it. 53/2

26.2 P Chawla to Trott, And again, leg spinner, a bit fuller outside off, Trott shoulders arms. 53/2

26.1 P Chawla to Trott, A short leg spinner outside off, surprisingly Trott opts not to cut that one and leaves it alone. 53/2

25.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gambhir taps it down on the leg side and they cross for a quick single. 62/2

25.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tendulkar off the mark. The crowd likes it. Goes back and punches it towards cover-point for a quick single. 61/2

25.4 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tad flat, on the middle, Tendulkar prods forward and defends it down. It was pretty close to the pads. 60/2

25.3 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Full length, Tendulkar lunges forward and drives it straight to covers. 60/2

25.2 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 60/2

25.1 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Tossed up on the middle, Tendulkar stretches forward and defends. 60/2

25.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Loopy on off, KP comes forward and pushes it back to Jadeja. 53/2

25.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flat and length on the stumps, KP stays back and blocks it to the covers. 53/2

25.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Quick and full on off, KP mistimes his drive to short extra cover. 53/2

25.3 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, KP pushes it back to Jadeja. 53/2

25.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Drifts it into the pads, KP defends the ball off the front foot. 53/2

25.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, FOUR! Poor delivery by Jadeja! Drops it short outside off and KP manages to pierce the packed off side field by cutting it through the covers. 53/2

24.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Rocks back and whips it towards backward square leg. No run. 60/2

24.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Quicker on leg and Gambhir defends it on the leg side. 60/2

24.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and off, Gambhir defends it back. 60/2

24.3 G Swann to G Gambhir, Tad short outside off, Gambhir chops it behind point and the fielder dives to stop. 60/2

24.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Bit quicker and Gambhir goes back to defend. 60/2

24.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 60/2

24.6 P Chawla to Pietersen, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep cover point for a single. 49/2

24.5 P Chawla to Pietersen, Pushed through quicker outside off, KP defends to point. 48/2

24.4 P Chawla to Pietersen, FOUR! One more attacking stroke! Flighted up on middle and off and KP lifts the ball over the mid on fielder yet again to the boundary. 48/2

24.3 P Chawla to Pietersen, Flatter outside off, KP leaves it alone. 44/2

24.2 P Chawla to Pietersen, FOUR! Tremendous shot! Flighted on off, KP lifts the ball over mid on and into the ropes. He has had enough of the blocking stuff. 44/2

24.1 P Chawla to Pietersen, Goes wide of the crease and bowls a leg spinning delivery on off, KP pushes the ball to point. 40/2

23.6 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Beaten! Lands just outside off and turns away late to beat Tendulkar on the front foot. It's all happening in Nagpur now. 60/2

23.5 M Panesar to Tendulkar, Turn straightaway! Lands outside off and turns, Tendulkar prods forward and plays away from the line. 60/2

23.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Quicker on the middle, Gambhir flicks it away for a single. 60/2

23.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Flighted outside off, Gambhir stretches forward and defends. 59/2

23.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gambhir gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 59/2

23.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, Full length, around off, driven straight back. 59/2

23.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, KP goes for the big drive and mistimes it through the covers for three runs. 40/2

23.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, KP blocks it to the covers. 37/2

23.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Slower through the air this time and drifted into the pads, KP defends it back to Jadeja. 37/2

23.3 R Jadeja to K Pietersen, Quicker through the air, driven down to mid off. 37/2

23.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on the stumps, defended to the on side. 37/2

23.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, A tad short outside off, KP punches the ball to the cover fielder. 37/2

22.6 G Swann to Tendulkar, Tendulkar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. A successful over for Swann. 59/2

22.5 G Swann to Tendulkar, Loopy on the middle, Tendulkar comes onto the front foot and defends. 59/2

22.4 G Swann to Tendulkar, Flatter on length, outside off, Tendulkar defends off the back foot. 59/2

Sachin Tendulkar walks in.

22.3 G Swann to Pujara, OUT! Pujara gone and Swann strikes for England. Terrific catch at short leg. Flighted delivery, lands outside off and turns in sharply, Pujara comes forward and gets a bat-pad on the leg side. Bell gets low to his right and takes the catch. Pujara shakes his head and the replay confirms, the ball had hit the elbow. Unlucky. 59/2

22.2 G Swann to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 59/1

22.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir steers it behind point and Root dives to stop. The batsmen still take a single. 59/1

22.6 P Chawla to Trott, Tossed up well outside off, Trott leaves it alone. We haven't seen the googly yet from this leg spinner who is known to be lethal with it, more than his stock leg spinning balls. 37/2

22.5 P Chawla to Trott, Slow flight on off, Trott defends it back to Chawla. 37/2

22.4 P Chawla to Trott, A flatter length delivery on the off stick, the ball doesn't bounce much and Trott dabs it to point off the back foot. 37/2

22.3 P Chawla to Trott, Flighted up on off, Trott drives the ball to mid off. 37/2

22.2 P Chawla to Pietersen, Tosses it up on off, KP comes down the track and tries to play and on drive. Instead he gets a leading edge down to long off for a single. 37/2

22.1 P Chawla to Pietersen, A good flighted delivery on off, KP defends it dead back on to the pitch. 36/2

21.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Covers the line and defends it down on the leg side. 58/1

21.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Straighter one, on the middle, defended off the front foot. 58/1

21.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Lunges forward and knocks it down in the covers. Pujara takes off but Gambhir sends him back. 58/1

21.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Goes wider of the crease and angles it full, around off, Pujara stretches forward and taps it down. 58/1

21.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Opens the face and dabs it down towards point. 58/1

21.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Panesar bowls it on length, around off, Pujara defends. 58/1

21.6 R Jadeja to J Trott, Loopy delivery outside off, Trott drives it to short extra cover. One more maiden for the debutant. 36/2

21.5 R Jadeja to Trott, Tossed up outside off, driven back to Jadeja. 36/2

21.4 R Jadeja to Trott, Full outside off, driven to the cover fielder. 36/2

21.3 R Jadeja to Trott, Tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler and the Indians appeal in sync for nothing. 36/2

21.2 R Jadeja to Trott, Tossed up outside off, blocked away to point. 36/2

21.1 R Jadeja to Trott, Flights it up on off, defended to the bowler. 36/2

20.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Tossed up on the middle and off, Gambhir prods forward and pats it down. 58/1

20.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Flatter and short, Gambhir goes back and works it towards backward square leg. 58/1

20.4 G Swann to Gambhir, Gets onto the front foot and defends it down. 58/1

20.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and off, Gambhir defends it off the front foot. 58/1

20.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 58/1

20.1 G Swann to Pujara, Too full, on the middle, Pujara works it away for a single. 58/1

Jadeja gets a change of ends, replaces Ojha.

20.6 P Chawla to Pietersen, Flatter delivery on the stumps, KP tries to work it away to the on side but manages to fend the ball away close-by towards mid-wicket. 36/2

20.5 P Chawla to Pietersen, Flighted up slowly on off, KP drives it confidently back and Chawla dives to his right to save some runs. 36/2

20.4 P Chawla to Pietersen, Tossed up on the stumps, KP drives it down to mid on. 36/2

20.3 P Chawla to K Pietersen, Flighted up on off, pushed away to mid-wicket. 36/2

20.2 P Chawla to Trott, Lands it on leg stump, and gets it to turn slightly, defended to the on side for a single. 36/2

20.1 P Chawla to Trott, Flights it up on off, Trott defends it back to Chawla. 35/2

19.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stretches well forward and defends it down. 57/1

19.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Risky single! The communication between Gambhir and Pujara isn't great. Pujara works it towards square leg, calls and looks up, stutters and sees Gambhir charging. He takes the run and Root misses a shy at the striker's end. Gambhir gets in with a dive. 57/1

19.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up around off, Pujara defends it down. 56/1

19.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 56/1

19.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Now Gambhir nudges it behind square and takes one. 56/1

19.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted on the middle, Pujara works it away and takes an easy single. 55/1

Piyush Chawla introduced into the attack now.

19.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flight again on off, defended back to Ojha, another maiden. 35/2

19.5 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, Kevin pushes the ball to short extra cover. 35/2

19.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Angles it into the stumps, KP opens the face and defends to point. 35/2

19.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed up on off, KP drives and finds short extra cover. 35/2

19.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Floated up outside off, driven to the cover fielder. 35/2

19.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up on off, defended back to the bowler. 35/2

18.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length on the middle and off, Gambhir defends off the front foot. 54/1

18.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Length on leg, Pujara fails to work it away and is struck on the pads. Leg bye taken. 54/1

18.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Opens the face on the front foot again and dabs it down to third man for a single. 53/1

18.3 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's edgy! Good length outside off, tentative push by Gambhir but with soft hands and the edge goes wide of Prior. 50-run stand comes up! 52/1

18.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length on the middle and off, keeps a tad low and Gambhir dabs it down. 48/1

18.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bowls it on length, outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 48/1

18.6 R Jadeja to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott pushes the ball back to Jadeja. 35/2

18.5 R Jadeja to Trott, Trott comes forward and defends the ball to the covers. 35/2

18.4 R Jadeja to Trott, Tossed up on off and middle, driven back to Jadeja. 35/2

18.3 R Jadeja to Trott, Fullish, just outside off, pushed away to the covers. 35/2

18.2 R Jadeja to Trott, Angles it into the pads, Trott defends the ball to the on side. 35/2

18.1 R Jadeja to Trott, Drifts it in and gets the ball to straighten, Trott comes forward to defend and gets beaten. 35/2

17.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Gets onto the front foot and pats it down on the off side. 48/1

17.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 48/1

17.4 M Panesar to C Pujara, Too full, Pujara goes hard with the drive and plays it towards mid on. 48/1

17.3 M Panesar to G Gambhir, Full on the middle, Gambhir pushes it back and two men fail to field, Panesar and the man at silly mid on. A single is taken. 48/1

17.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Even quicker and short outside off, Gambhir looks to cut and misses. 47/1

17.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, Quicker on the middle, defended off the front foot. 47/1

17.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Tossed and drifted up on the middle stump, turned away to mid-wicket. 35/2

17.5 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Nicely flighted up outside off, KP drives it crisply but straight to mid off. 35/2

17.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, KP opens the face of the bat and defends the ball to point. 35/2

17.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flat and angled in to the pads, KP stays back and pushes the ball to mid on. 35/2

17.2 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Flighted outside off, KP drives it nicely but can't beat the packed off side field. 35/2

17.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Quick and angled into the stumps, KP comes forward and defends. 35/2

16.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Short of good length, around off and defended. 47/1

16.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length and going down, Gambhir nudges it through square leg for a single. 47/1

16.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Tight line again and Gambhir defends it off the front foot. 46/1

16.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length around off, Gambhir covers the line and pats it down. 46/1

16.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Beaten! Pitches on length outside off and straightens to beat the outside edge of Gambhir's bat. 46/1

16.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Gambhir has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 46/1

16.6 R Jadeja to Trott, Trott comes well forward to this flighted delivery and defends it to the off side. 35/2

16.5 R Jadeja to Trott, Fullish outside off, Trott pushes this one to the mid on fielder. 35/2

16.4 R Jadeja to Trott, Trott offers a dead defensive stroke to this full delivery. 35/2

16.3 R Jadeja to Trott, Trott comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 35/2

16.2 R Jadeja to Trott, FOUR! Aggressive reply! Flighted up on off, Trott jumps out and smashes this back down the ground and into the boundary. 35/2

16.1 R Jadeja to Trott, Good delivery! Flights it and gets it to drift in to the off and middle stump. Trott inside edges the ball on to his pads which renders him safe from the stifled LBW appeal. 31/2

15.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Flatter and quicker, around off, defended off the front foot. 46/1

15.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Waits for the delivery and pats it down towards point. Pujara takes off but Gambhir sends him back. 46/1

15.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Tickles it behind square on the leg side and finds the fielder. 46/1

15.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 46/1

15.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted outside off, turns, Pujara pushes it straight onto the shin guards of Root. No chance for the fielder to grab it. 46/1

15.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gambhir nudges it away for a single. 46/1

15.6 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted up outside off, driven to the cover fielder. 31/2

15.5 Ojha to Pietersen, Comes down the track and takes the ball on the pads, Dhoni is excited and appeals for reasons he knows best, the umpire is uninterested. 31/2

15.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Turns this angled in delivery to mid-wicket. 31/2

15.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Angles it in and gets it to go with the arm, luckily for KP he has his bat close to his pad and gets the ball on his wood as he defends. 31/2

15.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flattish and just outside off, KP defends it towards point with an angled bat. 31/2

15.1 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Tossed up outside off, KP drives it straight to short extra. 31/2

14.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Length outside off, Pujara rocks back and punches it towards cover. 45/1

14.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, FOUR! Very well played! Dug in short by Bresnan, Pujara gets on top of the bounce and pulls it superbly through mid-wicket. He manages to keep it down and beat the fielder in the deep. 45/1

14.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Similar length again and Pujara does well to block it. 41/1

14.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Good length around off, Pujara defends it off the front foot. 41/1

14.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Angles it full on the middle, Gambhir works it away for a run. 41/1

14.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Full and going down, Pujara turns it down to fine leg for a single. 40/1

14.6 R Jadeja to Trott, Similar delivery once again, flicked away to mid-wicket by Trott. End of a maiden over. 31/2

14.5 R Jadeja to Trott, Angled into the pads, Trott turns it around to mid-wicket. 31/2

14.4 Jadeja to Trott, Flighted up on leg stump, Trott tries to flick it away and misses to get hit on the pads and induce another over optimistic appeal from the Indians, no harm doen though. 31/2

14.3 R Jadeja to Trott, Flat and quick on off, Trott hangs back and dabs it away to point. 31/2

14.2 R Jadeja to Trott, Flighted on middle, pushed down to mid on. 31/2

14.1 R Jadeja to Trott, Fullish on the pads, turned away to short mid-wicket. 31/2

13.6 M Panesar to Gambhir, Stretches forward and defends it well. 39/1

13.5 M Panesar to Gambhir, Risky running. Gambhir nudges that one fine down the leg side and calls for two. He runs well and just makes it as the throw comes in. Prior was in front of the stumps and a better throw could have had Gambhir in trouble. 39/1

13.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Nice. Panesar bowls it full with the flight and Pujara eases it through extra covers for three runs. 37/1

13.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Full length, Pujara drives it hard but straight to covers. 34/1

13.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Optimistic appeal. Arm delivery, length outside off, Pujara pads it away but the impact is well outside off. 34/1

13.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 34/1

Amidst the drama, the umpires call for a drinks break.

13.6 P Ojha to Trott, Angles it into the pads, Trott plays it towards mid on and sets off for a single. KP hurries to the striker's end as Jadeja throws the ball and Dhoni takes off the bails. An appeal prompts the umpire to go upstairs and KP is safe and sound. Meanwhile, at the other end, Trott runs into Ojha and both of them tumble on to the ground as England get a run to their total. 31/2

13.5 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up on off, defended off the front foot. 30/2

13.4 P Ojha to Trott, Leaves this flat one alone outside the off stump. 30/2

13.3 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, driven down to mid off with the full face of the bat. 30/2

13.2 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Well swept! Flighted on the stumps, Trott gets down and sweeps it uppishly but safely in the gap and to the fine leg fence. 30/2

13.1 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted up on off, Trott pushes the ball to mid on. 26/2

Panesar will continue post Tea from the other end.

12.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Too full, outside off, pushed back with calm hands. 34/1

12.5 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Drifts onto the pads and Pujara fails to work it away. He is struck on the pads and they take a leg bye. 34/1

12.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Good length on the middle and Pujara defends it on the leg side. 33/1

12.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Too full again, Gambhir clips it down to fine leg for a single. 33/1

12.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Pitched up and driven towards mid on. 32/1

12.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bresnan starts the session with a length delivery, outside off, Gambhir prods forward and is beaten. 32/1

12.6 R Jadeja to Pietersen, FOUR! He takes the attack to the bowler! Flighted on off, KP charges down the track and lifts it back over the bowler and into the boundary after a bounce. 26/2

12.5 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Tossed up on the pads, KP flicks but can't beat mid-wicket. 22/2

12.4 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Good tossed up delivery on off, KP blocks it back to the bowler. 22/2

12.3 R Jadeja to Trott, Flights it up on middle, Trott tries to defend but inside edges the ball to square leg for a single. 22/2

12.2 R Jadeja to Pietersen, KP chips down the track and flicks this one through mid-wicket to pick up three good runs. 21/2

12.1 R Jadeja to Pietersen, Flighted up on middle, driven to the covers. 18/2

A decent session for both the sides. England will be happy with Sehwag's wicket but both Gambhir and Pujara have looked solid post that. India will look to continue in similar fashion but with the track slowing down, it should be an interesting session. Join us back...

11.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Holds his length a bit back and Pujara still does well to defend. Tea on day 2. 32/1

11.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up around off, Pujara lunges forward and defends it well. 32/1

11.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Flatter around off, patted down in the covers. 32/1

11.3 M Panesar to Pujara, Opens the face and dabs it down towards point. 32/1

11.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted on the middle and off, Pujara defends. 32/1

11.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up and full, Pujara leans and drives it straight to covers. Bit of hesitation in running and eventually they don't take it. A diving stop by Bell. 32/1

Ravindra Jadeja will have his first go in Test cricket with the ball, ahead of Ashwin, mind you. Left arm spin to KP then!

11.6 P Ojha to Trott, Floated up on middle and off, driven down to mid on. 18/2

11.5 P Ojha to K Pietersen, Fullish outside off, KP drives it crisply and short extra cover misfields, allowing the batsmen to pick up a single. 18/2

11.4 P Ojha to Pietersen, Jumps out once again and gets hit on the pads, the Indians appeal with over optimism. 17/2

11.3 P Ojha to Pietersen, Fullish on off, Trott jumps out and pushes the ball to mid off. 17/2

11.2 P Ojha to Pietersen, Quicker outside off and on a length, driven to the covers. 17/2

11.1 P Ojha to Pietersen, Flighted outside off, defended off the front foot to the covers. 17/2

10.6 G Swann to Gambhir, Bit flatter, on the middle, Gambhir stays half forward and pats it down. Maiden over. 32/1

10.5 G Swann to Gambhir, Gambhir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 32/1

10.4 G Swann to G Gambhir, Full and wide, Gambhir reaches out and drives it towards cover. 32/1

10.3 G Swann to Gambhir, Swann bowls it with the flight, Gambhir defends it into the ground. 32/1

10.2 G Swann to Gambhir, Flighted on the middle and leg, Gambhir defends. 32/1

10.1 G Swann to Gambhir, Loopy delivery, on leg, Gambhir defends off the front foot. 32/1

10.6 I Sharma to Pietersen, A short one outside off stump, the ball goes to him slowly and he has to wait and does so, after which he pulls the ball to fine leg for one. 17/2

10.5 I Sharma to Pietersen, Back of a length delivery, just outside off, left alone by KP. 16/2

10.4 I Sharma to Pietersen, Good one first up to KP! Shortish delivery on off, KP thinks of a pull and is forced to defend it as the ball doesn't rise at all. 16/2

Kevin Pietersen walks in early on day one. One slip and a silly mid on in place.

10.3 Sharma to Cook, OUT! Cook is gone and most importantly, cheaply! Fullish delivery on off stump, Cook gets forward and is late to get his bat down in time as the ball nips back in slightly. Sharma is delighted as he appeals and gets Dharmasena to raise his finger. Against all odds, the fast bowler has picked up two early wickets for the hosts. Replays show that the impact was slightly outside the line of off stump. Sharma has dislodged Cook for the seventh time, the highest by any bowler against him. 16/2

10.2 I Sharma to Cook, Full and well outside off, Cook wishes to do nothing with that one. 16/1

10.1 I Sharma to Cook, Angles it outside off, Cook shoulders arms to it. 16/1

Graeme Swann to bowl now.

9.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Stretches forward and defends it well. 32/1

9.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Flighted on the middle and leg, Pujara defends watchfully. 32/1

9.4 M Panesar to Gambhir, Gets to the pitch of the delivery again and eases it straight back for a single. 32/1

Gautam Gambhir completes 4000 Test runs.

9.3 M Panesar to Gambhir, Charges down again and pushes that one back to Panesar. 31/1

9.2 M Panesar to Gambhir, Fullish, outside off, driven back. 31/1

9.1 M Panesar to Gambhir, FOUR! Gambhir takes on Monty! Flighted delivery, full around off, Gambhir charges down the track and heaves it over mid on. Couple of bounces into the fence. 31/1

9.6 P Ojha to J Trott, Tossed up on off and just outside, driven to mid on. 16/1

9.5 P Ojha to Trott, Right up to the bat, a yorker outside off, Trott gets his bat down and the ball dies on the pitch. 16/1

9.4 P Ojha to Trott, Tossed up on off, Trott pushes it back to Ojha. 16/1

9.3 P Ojha to Trott, FOUR! Good shot! Full on the pads, Trott comes forward and gets down on his back knee to lap it away past short fine leg to the boundary. 16/1

9.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flat and just outside off, no spin, left by Trott. 12/1

9.1 P Ojha to Trott, Angled in to the stumps, Trott comes forward and defends. 12/1

8.6 J Anderson to Gambhir, Opens the face and carves it down to third man for a single. 27/1

8.5 J Anderson to Gambhir, Tidy length, around middle and off, Gambhir defends. 26/1

8.4 J Anderson to Gambhir, Gambhir chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 26/1

8.3 J Anderson to Gambhir, Anderson bowls it full and angles it in, on the middle, Gambhir defends it off the back foot. 26/1

8.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Pushes at that one outside off and dabs it towards point. 26/1

8.1 J Anderson to G Gambhir, FOUR! That one is caressed by Gambhir. Full length delivery, outside off, Gambhir comes forward and creams it through the covers. No need to run. 26/1

8.6 I Sharma to Cook, A good length delivery, just outside off, Cook gets behind the line and defends it on to the pitch. 12/1

8.5 I Sharma to Cook, Good length delivery outside off, left alone by Cook. 12/1

8.4 I Sharma to Trott, Huge appeal for LBW! NOT OUT! Sharma gets this one to angle in and Trott tries to drive and misses. The ball swings in and strikes low on the front pad and rolls away past the slips. The umpire turns it down even as it looked very close in the replay. One leg bye taken. 12/1

8.3 I Sharma to Trott, A bouncer that draws a smile out of the batsman! Short and Trott ducks, the ball nearly hit his back on its way through to the keeper, Trott is amused by the lack of bounce. 11/1

8.2 I Sharma to Trott, Good length delivery, just outside off, driven down to mid on with a nice, straight bat. 11/1

8.1 I Sharma to Trott, Strays on the pads, glanced away to the fine leg region and Ojha puts in a slide to save two runs. 11/1

7.6 M Panesar to Pujara, Consistent line and Pujara is well behind it. Panesar starts with a maiden. 22/1

7.5 M Panesar to Pujara, Nicely tossed up, on the middle, Pujara defends solidly. 22/1

7.4 M Panesar to Pujara, Flatter on the middle, defended off the back foot. 22/1

7.3 M Panesar to C Pujara, Quicker, full on leg, Pujara whips it through mid on and finds the fielder. 22/1

7.2 M Panesar to Pujara, Panesar is bowling slow to start with, flighted on the middle and defended by Pujara. 22/1

7.1 M Panesar to Pujara, Tossed up and full, on the middle, defended off the front foot. 22/1

7.6 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up on the stumps, turned away to the on side. 9/1

7.5 P Ojha to Cook, Down the leg side and Cook misses his flick. 9/1

7.4 P Ojha to Cook, Slow and flighted on off, defended to mid on. 9/1

7.3 P Ojha to Cook, Flicked away to short mid-wicket as Ojha tosses it up on the stumps. 9/1

7.2 P Ojha to Cook, Floated up on the stumps, driven nicely to mid on. 9/1

7.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted on off, driven down to mid on, no run. 9/1

Monty Panesar has been introduced to bowl now.

6.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Lovely use of his wrists as Pujara works away a full delivery on the middle for a single to deep mid-wicket. 22/1

6.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Back to length around off and Pujara is happy to defend off the front foot. 21/1

6.4 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Put away! Anderson bowls it full, around off, Pujara goes hard and drives it back through mid off. 21/1

6.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 17/1

6.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Short of good length, outside off, Pujara looks for the back foot punch and gets an inside edge behind. 17/1

6.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Pitched up outside off, Pujara lunges forward and plays it uppishly through the covers for a couple. 17/1

6.6 I Sharma to Trott, Good length delivery on off, pushed away to the covers. 9/1

6.5 I Sharma to Trott, Fullish and just outside off, driven nicely to mid off on the front foot. 9/1

6.4 I Sharma to Trott, Fullish delivery on off, defended back to Ishant with a straight bat. 9/1

6.3 I Sharma to Trott, Back of a length delivery, just outside off, truer bounce this time, dabbed down to point off the back foot. 9/1

6.2 I Sharma to Trott, A back of a length delivery outside off, the ball goes past the defensive prod of Trott and through to Dhoni on the bounce. 9/1

Silly mid on in place now.

6.1 I Sharma to Trott, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full delivery on off, Trott moves slightly forward and drives it beautifully past the non-striker's stumps and past the umpire's legs to the boundary, the first of the match. 9/1

5.6 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Length outside off, decent leave by Gambhir. 15/1

5.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Opens the face and defends it nicely towards point. 15/1

5.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Pitched up around off, Gambhir lunges forward and drives it back. Bresnan stares and takes down the off stump with a return throw. Gambhir was wide and inside the crease. 15/1

5.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length outside off, left alone by Gambhir. 15/1

5.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR! Beauty! Bresnan bowls it full and wide, outside off, Gambhir gets down, reaches out and creams it through the covers. Hint of reverse swing on that one and England won't mind Gambhir driving. 15/1

5.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Full length, outside off, Gambhir lunges forward and pushes it in the covers. 11/1

5.6 P Ojha to Cook, Slow, flighted delivery on off, pushed to forward short leg. Two runs in that over. 5/1

5.5 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted well outside off, defended solidly to mid on. 5/1

5.4 P Ojha to Trott, Flighted on off and middle, driven past the out stretched hands of Ojha, to mid on for a quick single. 5/1

5.3 P Ojha to Trott, Quick and full on off, defended back to Ojha. 4/1

5.2 P Ojha to Trott, Flat delivery outside off, pushed to silly point. 4/1

5.1 P Ojha to Cook, Flighted up on off, Cook flicks it nicely to deep square leg for a run. 4/1

4.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Lunges onto the front foot and defends it well. 11/1

4.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Rocks back and taps it on the leg side. 11/1

4.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length outside off, Pujara rocks back and dabs it towards backward point. 11/1

4.3 J Anderson to Pujara, Full length around off, Pujara pushes it on the leg side. 11/1

4.2 J Anderson to Pujara, Stretches onto the front foot and defends it well. 11/1

4.1 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length on middle and off, defended. 11/1

4.6 I Sharma to Trott, The pitch is indeed behaving weirdly! Good length ball outside off, left alone by Trott and Dhoni stops it with his pads as the ball goes to him on a couple of bounces. 3/1

4.5 I Sharma to Trott, Back of a length outside off, Trott shoulders arms. 3/1

4.4 I Sharma to Trott, A fullish delivery, just outside off, Trott comes forward and tries to defends. The ball goes through just a few inches over the ground, misses the bat and goes on a bounce to Dhoni. The pitch is playing tricks pretty early. 3/1

4.3 I Sharma to Trott, A good length ball just outside off, Trott stays back and pats it down on to the off side. 3/1

Jonathan Trott, who struck some hint of form in the last match walks in at number 3.

4.2 I Sharma to Compton, OUT! Nick nicks it! A back of a length delivery, bounced more than the previous short one. Compton was squared up as the ball held its line just outside off and edged it to Dhoni who takes a fine low catch in front of him. The umpires check for the no ball and also if the ball carried, all clear for the Indians and the only fast bowler in the side picks up the first wicket. 3/1

4.1 I Sharma to Compton, A short delivery to begin with which goes past Compton below his waist outside the off stump and through to the keeper. Compton initially thought of pulling it and leaves it after being stunned by the lack of bounce. 3/0

3.6 Tim Bresnan to G Gambhir, Incoming length delivery, Gambhir covers the line and looks to defend, gets an inside edge on the pads. 11/1

3.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 11/1

3.4 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Full length, on leg, Pujara clips it down to fine leg for a single. 11/1

3.3 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Similar length and Pujara presents the full face of the bat. 10/1

3.2 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Tidy channel, length around off and Pujara pats it down. 10/1

3.1 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Pujara chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 10/1

3.6 P Ojha to Compton, Tossed up on off, pushed to mid off and the pair picks up a quick single, easily in the end. Ashwin's throw goes way off target. 3/0

3.5 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted up on off, defended to the leg side. 2/0

3.4 P Ojha to Compton, Pushed through quicker on off, Compton pushes it to short extra cover. 2/0

3.3 P Ojha to Compton, Flatter and an arm ball on off, Compton hangs back and blocks the ball. 2/0

3.2 P Ojha to Compton, Lobbed up in the same area and Compton defends once again. 2/0

3.1 P Ojha to Compton, Tossed up on off, defended to the off side on the front foot. 2/0

2.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Incoming length, Pujara works it down to fine leg for a single. 10/1

2.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 9/1

2.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Back of a length, on the middle, Pujara taps it down on the leg side. 9/1

2.3 J Anderson to Pujara, FOUR! Smooth touch! Short of good length, around off, Pujara goes back and opens the face to push it through point. It was just an extention of defense but the ball races away. 9/1

A short leg in place now.

2.2 J Anderson to Gambhir, Goes back and tucks it on the leg side for a single. Cook has no mid-wicket in place. 5/1

2.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, Bowls it on length, around middle and off, Gambhir looks to defend and gets an inside edge on the pads. 4/1

2.6 I Sharma to Cook, A bit fuller on the stumps, Cook defends with an open face to point, no run. 2/0

2.5 I Sharma to Cook, Good length ball just outside off, defended off the back foot to the covers. 2/0

2.4 I Sharma to Cook, On the pads, Cook flicks it but straight to square leg. 2/0

2.3 I Sharma to Cook, Fullish just outside off, Cook leaves it and the ball goes to Dhoni at shin height. 2/0

2.2 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball on middle and off, very little bounce there and Cook gets right behind it and defends it well. 2/0

2.1 I Sharma to Compton, Fullish and seaming in to the pads, Compton works it away to the deep on the leg side and picks up a run. 2/0

1.6 Tim Bresnan to Pujara, Fuller and going down, Pujara is struck on the pads but may be off the inside edge. Loud appeal from Bresnan but the umpire is unmoved. 4/1

1.5 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Drifts down leg side and Gambhir works it away for a single. 4/1

1.4 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bit wide on that occasion, outside off and Gambhir shoulders his arms. 3/1

1.3 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Lovely! Pitches on length around leg, moves away late and beats Gambhir on the fickle. 3/1

1.2 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Good length on off, Gambhir covers the line and defends. 3/1

1.1 Tim Bresnan to Gambhir, Bresnan bowls it outside off and Gambhir leaves it alone. 3/1

1.6 P Ojha to Cook, Full on off, Cook flicks the ball to the same fielder. 1/0

1.5 P Ojha to Cook, Tossed up outside off, turned away to mid-wicket again. 1/0

1.4 P Ojha to Cook, Fullish on the off stick. flicked away to mid-wicket. 1/0

1.3 P Ojha to N Compton, Good use of the feet, comes down to the pitch of the delivery and drives the ball to mid on. Compton sets off for a quick single and the fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end, gets in safely. First run of the day for the Poms. 1/0

1.2 P Ojha to Compton, Flighted up on off, Compton comes forward and defends. 0/0

1.1 P Ojha to Compton, Flat delivery first up on off, defended off the back foot to the covers. 0/0

Tim Bresnan will share the attack.

0.6 J Anderson to Pujara, Oh good delivery! Bouncer around off, decent carry, Pujara picks it late and sways out of the line. 3/1

0.5 J Anderson to Pujara, Pujara is away! Length on the middle and Pujara nudges it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 3/1

0.4 J Anderson to Pujara, Good length on off and Pujara defends it watchfully. 1/1

Cheteshwar Pujara walks in early.

0.3 J Anderson to Sehwag, OUT! Bowled 'em! Anderson strikes third ball and Sehwag is gone. Huge setback for India. Terrific delivery, length on middle and off and goes straight, Sehwag plays inside the line and looks to defend, misses it completely. Boom! 1/1

0.2 J Anderson to Sehwag, Good take by Prior! Anderson bowls it full and down the leg side, Sehwag misses the whip and Prior takes it with a dive. 1/0

0.1 J Anderson to Gambhir, India are away! Gambhir has a knack of getting off the mark in that fashion. Gets a delivery on the pads and nudges it away for one. 1/0

Pragyan Ojha will share the new ball from the other end. He has bowled decently with the new ball.

0.6 I Sharma to Cook, Back of a length, just outside off, Cook defends it to the covers off the back foot. 0/0

0.5 I Sharma to Cook, Length delivery, just outside off, Cook watchfully leaves it alone. 0/0

0.4 I Sharma to Cook, Fullish and well outside off, Sharma continues to feed Cook outside the off stump from the third Test to this one. Cook doesn't take the bait and shoulders arms. 0/0

0.3 I Sharma to Cook, Pushes this one across Cook once again on a length, left alone easily. 0/0

0.2 I Sharma to Cook, A good length ball on off, doesn't get up much, Cook gets behind it and dabs it away to point. 0/0

0.1 I Sharma to Cook, The first ball has been angled across Cook who leaves it all alone. No seam, no swing, just angle. 0/0