New Delhi: England made 352 for nine in the first innings after the third day’s play of the first Test against India at the Trent Bridge here Friday.
Joe Root was batting on 78 and James Anderson on 23 when the stumps were drawn.
England were in a comfortable position at 131 for one with the young duo of Gary Ballance (71) and Sam Robson (59) helping themselves to well-made half-centuries but things took a different turn in the post-lunch session, when they lost six wickets for 74 runs.
While it was Ishant (3/109), who rocked the top-order with three quick dismissal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s (4/61) controlled swing bowling decimated the lower-middle order although a couple of debatable decisions went in home team’s favour. The third pacer of the troika, Mohammed Shami (2/98) added a scalp to his yesterday’s wicket of Alastair Cook.
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