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Trent Bridge: India lead England by 18 runs at tea


Nottingham, July 12

India were leading England by 18 runs in their second innings as they went into the tea break on Day 4 of the first Test at Trent Bridge here Sunday.cricket

India were batting at 57/1 after bowling out the hosts for 496. Shikhar Dhawan (29) was the only Indian wicket to fall in the second session as he was caught and bowled by spinner Moeen Ali.

Opener Murali Vijay was batting on 19 not out while Cheteshwar Pujara (8 not out) hit two consecutive boundaries off his first two deliveries before tea was called.


Earlier, India finally ended their frustration by bowling England out for 496 but not before Joe Root and James Anderson’s record 10th-wicket partnership helped the hosts to get out of a precarious position and take a lead of 39 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at Trent Bridge here Saturday.

England’s innings lasted only 4.5 overs in the afternoon session as tailender Anderson was brilliantly caught by Shikhar Dhawan at first slip off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling, who clinched the first five-wicket haul of his Test career (5/82).

England added 11 runs post lunch as middle order batsman Joe Root remained unbeaten on 154.

Root and Anderson’s partnership of 198 is the highest 10th-wicket partnership in Test cricket, surpassing the previous record held by Australia’s Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar, who together made 163 against England in July 2013 on the very same ground.


India (first innings) 457

England (first innings, overnight 352/9)

Alastair Cook b Shami 5

Sam Robson lbw Sharma 59

Gary Ballance lbw Sharma 71

Ian Bell c Dhoni b Sharma 25

Joe Root not out 154

Moeen Ali c Dhawan b Shami 14

Matt Prior c Dhoni b Kumar 5

Ben Stokes c Dhoni b Kumar 0

Stuart Broad lbw Kumar 47

Liam Plunkett b Kumar 7

James Anderson c Dhawan b Kumar 81

Extras (b 6, lb 5, w 4, nb 13) 28

Total (all out in 144.5 overs) 496

Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Cook, 3.3 overs), 2-134 (Robson, 49.3), 3-154 (Ballance, 55.3), 4-172 (Bell, 59.5), 5-197 (Ali, 69.2), 6-202 (Prior, 70.3), 7-202 (Stokes, 70.5), 8-280 (Broad, 84.4), 9-298 (Plunkett, 91.3)


Bhuvneshwar Kumar 30.5-8-82-5

Mohammed Shami 29-3-128-2

Ishant Sharma 38-3-150-3

Ravindra Jadeja 35-5-80-0

Stuart Binny 10-0-37-0

Murali Vijay 2-0-8-0

India (second innings)

Murali Vijay not out 19

Shikhar Dhawan c & b Ali 29

Cheteshwar Pujara not out 8

Extras (nb 1) 1

Total (one wicket in 13 overs) 57

Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Dhawan, 11.4 overs)


James Anderson 4-1-16-0

Stuart Broad 5-0-22-0

Liam Plunkett 3-1-7-0

Moeen Ali 1-0-12-1