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Eden Test Live! England lead India by 193 runs at stumps

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December 07, 2012


16:09  Eden Test Live! England lead India by 193 runs at stumps:  Scorecard:

A boundary off Ishant by Swann not only helps England get past the 500-run mark but also register the 50-run partnership for the seventh wicket. 

At close of play, the visitors had reached 509 for six in the first essay, for a lead of 193. 

Matt Prior was unbeaten on 40 and giving him company was Graeme Swann on 21, as the visitors attempted to bat the hosts out of the game.
15:42  Eden Test Live! Prior, Swann frustrate India:  Scorecard:

Graeme Swann and Matt Prior are frustrating India will a small little partnsership here. 

They have so far put on 35 runs for the seventh wicket.

England 488 for six after 157 overs.
14:45  Eden Test Live! Pietersen dismissed for 54:  Scorecard:

Ashwin strikes soon after, having Pietersen out leg before. 

KP's 85-ball knock is inclusive of nine boundaries and a six.

Matt Prior comes out to bat.

England reduced to 420 for five after 144 overs.
14:41  Eden Test Live! Pietersen registers 28th Test fifty:  Scorecard:

A boundary by Patel past cover off Ojha helps the visitors get past the 400-run mark.

A drive through cover to the fence (off Ishant) helps Pietersen get to 49. He duly completes his half century with a single off Zaheer.

It is his 28th career fifty, his fifth against India. 

The run also helps take the English lead to 100 runs. 

England 416 for four after 143 overs.
14:14  Eden Test Live! Ishant strikes, Bell dismissed for five:  Scorecard:

Pietersen starts the third session with three straight boundaries off Ojha. He the survives a loud appeal off the fifth ball. 

However, Ishant strikes for India having Bell (5) caught behind. 

Samit Patel comes out to bat.

England 396 for four after 137 overs. 
13:42  Eden Test Live! England lead India by 65 runs at tea:  Scorecard:

Ian Bell has come out to replace his captain and join Pietersen at the crease.

A boundary by KP off Ishant helps take the England lead past 50. The batsman also comes down the track to hit straight back past Ojha for his first six.

England reach 381 for three at tea (after 135 overs), with Pietersen batting on 29 and Bell on three.

The visitors lead the hosts by 65 runs.
13:08  Eden Test Live! Cook's innings has an 'unfortunate' end:  Scorecard:

Yuvraj Singh replaces R Ashwin (42-8-133-0) in the attack in the 121st over. 

Kevin Pietersen won't enjoy that. It's a maiden from Yuvi.

A boundary by KP in Yuvi's third over helps England surpass the 350-run mark, in the 125th over.

Zaheer replaces Yuvi (3-1-9-0) in the 127th over. 

A direct hit from Virat Kohli ends Cook's innings. The batsman, in a bid to avoid being hit, actually let the ball hit the stumps. 

An unfortunate end to a great innings.

Cook's 377-ball knock was inclusive of 23 hits to the fence and two over it.

England 359 for three after 127 overs.
12:33  Eden Test Live! Ojha provides India the breakthrough:  Scorecard:

Ojha finally provides India the breakthrough, having Trott (87) caught behind. 

The left-arm spinner had taken the lone England wicket to fall on the second day as well. He now has 16 wickets in the series. 

Trott's 223-ball knock was inclusive of 10 boundaries and he helped his captain put on 173 runs for the second wicket.

Kevin Pietersen comes out to bat. 

England 339 for two after 120 overs.
12:26  Eden Test Live! Cook, Trott pile up the pressure on India:  Scorecard:

Cook smashes Ashwin for his second six. 

This partnership is looking ominous for India now and might just take the game away. 

There's some lack communication between Cook and Trott about the single and the former almost runs himself out.

England 338 for one after 119 overs.
12:06  Eden Test Live! England take the lead:  Scorecard:

A boundary by Trott off Ashwin helps England take the lead. 

It also helps raise the 150-run partnership for the second wicket.

England 319 for one after 113 overs.

11:01  Eden Test Live! England dominate morning session on Day 3:  Scorecard:

England has dominated the morning section so far. 

At lunch, the visitors have reached 296 for one (after 105 0vers), just 20 runs off the home teams total with nine of their wickets intact.

Alastair Cook is batting on a magnificent 167 and giving him company is a back-in-form Jonathan Trott on 65. 
10:23  Eden Test Live! Cook celebrates dual reprieves with 150:  Scorecard:

Cook gets a second reprieve, having been dropped by Pujara (off Zaheer) on day two, when Ishant drops him off his own bowling. 

Pathetic reaction by Ishant on his follow through. Cook had made 156 then. 

England 274 for one after 95 overs.

10:01  Eden Test Live! Cook completes 150, fifty for Trott:  Scorecard:

Successive boundaries off Ishant helps Trott complete his seventh Test fifty. 

It is his second fifty against India and his also his second in his last 15 Test innings. 

The knock will be a confidence booster for sure. 

The second of those boundaries helps raise the 100-run partnership for the second wicket. 

England 261 for one after 91 overs.
10:01  Eden Test Live! Cook completes 150, fifty from Trott:  Scorecard:

Successive boundaries off Ishant helps Trott complete his seventh Test fifty. 

It is his second fifty against India and his also his second in his last 15 Test innings. 

The knock will be a confidence booster for sure. 

The second of those boundaries helps raise the 100-run partnership for the second wicket. 

England 261 for one after 91 overs.
09:52  Eden Test Live! Cook, Trott look to consolidate on Day 3:  Scorecard: R Ashwin to start the day for India. He gives away only a single in each of his first two overs for the day. It is Zaheer from the other end and he too concedes only one. England 219 for one after 77 overs.
09:50  Eden Test Live! Cook completes 150, Trott back in form:  Scorecard:

Trott is slowly but surely getting his confidence back. He reads a carrom ball from Ashwin and smashes it to the fence.

The new ball has been taken, in the 89th over. Zaheer to bowl.

A boundary off the fourth ball, his 21st, helps Cook complete 150 runs. It is the England captain's seventh 150-plus score in Tests. 

It also helps the visitors get past the 250-run mark.

England 250 for one after 89 overs.
09:43  Eden Test Live! Cook, Trott look to consolidate on Day 3:  Scorecard: R Ashwin to start the day for India. He gives away only a single in each of his first two overs for the day. It is Zaheer from the other end and he too concedes only one. England 219 for one after 77 overs.
09:22  Eden Test Live! Cook, Trott look to consolidate on Day 3:  Scorecard: R Ashwin to start the day for India. He gives away only a single in each of his first two overs for the day. It is Zaheer from the other end and he too concedes only one. England 219 for one after 77 overs.