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Eden Test Live! England restrict India to 273 for seven

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December 05, 2012

16:18  Eden Test Live! England restrict India to 273 for seven:  Scorecard:

England take the new ball in the 87th over.

The impressive Anderson responds by rattling Ashwins timber with just nine balls left. It is his third wicket of the innings.

India reduced to 273 for seven at stumps. 

England have hit back well. It won't be an exaggeration to say it has been their day.
15:53  Eden Test Live! India make slow progress at Eden:  Scorecard:

The floodlightsare on. The visibility is getting less with every passing over. 

India's scoring rate has also declined considerably. 

The hosts have made 256 for six after 86 overs.
15:09  Eden Test Live! Anderson strikes, Tendulkar out for 76:  Scorecard:

James Anderson accounts for Tendulkar yet again. 

The bowler has the Master Blaster caught behind for 76. What a catch by Prior.

Tendulkar's 155-ball knock was inclusive of 13 boundaries.

India 230 for six after 75 overs.
14:42  Eden Test Live! Swann provides England the breakthrough:  Scorecard:

Yuvraj's (32) resistance is ended by Swann, the spinner having him caught by Cook.

Yuvi's 54-ball knock was inclusive of four boundaries and a six and he helped Tendulkar put 79 runs for the fifth wicket. 

MS Dhoni comes out to bat. 

India 215 for five after 69 overs.
14:34  Eden Test Live! Tendulkar, Yuvraj frustrate England:  Scorecard:

In the second over after resumption, by Panesar, Yuvraj steps out to hit a six.

The shot brings up the 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket (off just 66 balls).

The hosts reach the 200-run mark in the 64th over, courtesy a Tendulkar boundary off Panesar.

India 214 for four after 67 overs.
14:06  Eden Test Live! Tendulkar registers 66th Test fifty:  Scorecard:

A boundary off Finn in the first over after resumption helps Tendulkar reach his 66th Test fifty. It is his 13th half century against England. 

He celebrates the same with another boundary in the over.

India 182 for four after 59 overs.
13:42  Eden Test Live! India reach 172 for four at tea:  Scorecard:

England hit back in the second session of the third Test against India at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

The visitors made two quick breakthroughs to peg India back. At tea, the hosts reached 172 for four (58 overs).

Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 46 and giving him company was Yuvraj Singh (on 14).

13:25  Eden Test Live! Tendulkar, Yuvraj combine well for India:  Scorecard:

Yuvraj Singh is fortunate to survive a leg before appeal from Anderson, replays clearly indicating the batsman got lucky thanks to BCCI's stance on DRS.

He responds with successive boundaries off Swann. Tendulkar also helps himself to successive boundaries off Anderson to  become India's highest scorer against England and help his team get past the 150-run mark in the 53rd over.

India 158 for four after 54 overs.
13:08  Eden Test Live! Anderson strikes, Kohli out for six:  Scorecard:

Tendulkar has looked anything but confident so far in his innings. 

Yesterday former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said "when a batsman is not having a good run, the pitch has to be good.' This Eden wicket is a good betting wicket. 

Let's see if Tendulkar can make the most of it. 

In the meanwhile, the home team loses Virat Kohli (6), James Anderson having him caught by Graeme Swann at second slip.

India 138 for four after 50 overs.
12:32  Eden Test Live! Panesar's strikes pegs India back:  Scorecard:

A spectacular reflex catch by Jonathan Trott at first slip ended Gambhir's (60) innings, giving Panesar his second wicket. 

The left-hander's 124-ball knock was inclusive of a dozen hits to the fence.

India 117 for three after 42 overs.

Virat Kohli comes out to join Tendulkar at the crease.
12:07  Eden Test Live! India make slow progress after lunch:  Scorecard:

A single off Panesar in the fourth over after resumption helps Tendulkar complete 34,000 runs in international cricket.

The Master Blaster gets his first boundary in the bowler's next over. 

The home team reach the 100-run mark in the 34th over.

India 100 for two after 36 overs.
12:06  Eden Test Live! India make slow progress after lunch:  Scorecard:

A single off Panesar in the fourth over after resumption helps Tendulkar complete 34,000 runs in international cricket.

The Master Blaster gets his first boundary in the bowler's next over. 

The home team reach the 100-run mark in the 36th over.

India 100 for two after 34 overs.
11:02  Eden Test Live! Gambhir's fifty keeps India in control:  Scorecard:

Sachin Tendulkar comes out to bat.

Gambhir gets a boundary to fine leg in Swann's second over to get to 49 and duly completes his fifty with a single in his next over.

It is the left-hander's 21st Test fifty, his second in succession and his fourth against England. 

Gambhir's innings already has as many as 10 hits to the fence.

India 90 for two at lunch (29 overs).
10:47  Eden Test Live! Panesar strikes, Pujara dismissed:  Scorecard:

Graeme Swann is introduced into the attack in the 23rd over, replacing Fin (7-1-26-0). Just a single comes off his opening over.

However, it is Panesar who provides the visitors another breakthrough, cleaning up Pujara (16) with a perfect arm ball.
India 88 for two after 26 overs.
10:32  Eden Test Live! Gambhir, Pujara combine well for India:  Scorecard:

Panesar has kept a tight line so far but has failed to make an impact otherwise. 

Gambhir and Pujara are putting together a good little partnership here, buoyed by the fact that there's no help for the bowlers whatsoever. 

India 80 for one after 22 overs.
09:47  Eden Test Live! England strike, Gambhir runs Sehwag out:  Scorecard:

However, just when things looked good, a terrible mix up leads to Sehwag (23) getting run out.

India lose their first wicket at 47. 

It is Gambhir at fault. He didn't bother to look at his partner.

Cheteshwar Pujara comes out to bat.
09:43  Eden Test Live! Gambhir, Sehwag help India begin well:  Scorecard:

Sehwag gets into the act with a boundary off Finn. It is an exquisite shot that goes right past Kevin Pietersen at point.

He repeats the feat off Anderson a few overs later.

So far it looks like a flat wicket which should help the spinners in the last two days. Seems Dhoni has got it right with the coin. Hopefully the team will vindicate his decision.

It is spin as early as the eighth over, Monty Panesar replacing Finn (3-0-16-0). Gambhir welcomes him with a boundary through cover even as six runs come off the spinner's first over.

India 45 without loss after 10 overs.
09:09  Eden Test Live! India get off to a good start:  Scorecard:

Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag open the batting for India and it is James Anderson first up for England. Just a single off the first over.

Steven Finn to share the new ball and Gambhir hits him for a couple of boundaries in the over but is lucky to survive a huge appeal.

India 10 without loss after two overs.
08:49  Eden Test Live! India win toss, opt to bat first:  India has won the toss and elected to bat first against England in the third Test at Eden Gardens.

There's a lone change in the Indian squad, Ishant Sharma replacing Harbhajan Singh.

England bring in Ian Bell and Steven Finn in place of Jonny Bairstow and Stuart Broad.