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3rd Test Live! Moeen takes six as England thrash India by 266 runs

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July 31, 2014


17:20  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 178 (66.4 overs)
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

A boundary off Woakes helps Rahane complete a well-deserved fifty, his third in tests. 

Pankaj Singh hits successive boundaries off Moeen Ali in the next over but the bowler responds in the third ball, rattling his stumps. 

It is his sixth wicket (6-67). 

India bowled out for 178. England thrash India by 266 runs to level the five-match series 1-1.
17:10  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 165-9
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

Moeen Ali cleans up Mohammed Shami (0) to complete his first career five-wicket haul. And it happens courtesy a beauty of a delivery. 

Pankaj Singh is the last man in.

Rahane is still on 48. But an individual can do as much in a team sport.
16:52  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 152-8
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

Just when things looked to have settled down a bit for India, they lose a wicket. Again!

Moeen Ali gets through the defence of Jadeja (15), who added 32 for the seventh wicket with Rahane. 

It it Moeen Ali's third wicket of the innings and 12th of the series.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man in. He survives just four balls, before becoming Moeen's fourth victim of the innings, caught by Anderson at gully.
16:42  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 152-6
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

The first bowling change for England happens in the 51st over, the ninth of the morning.

Moeen Ali replaces Broad (13-6-22-0). He starts off with a maiden. But Jadeja helps himself to a coupleof boundaries in the latter's subsequent overs. 

Chris Woakes replaces Anderson (14-05-24-2) in the attack in the 56th over, the 14th of the day. He starts off with a beauty to Rahane.

Rahane and Jadeja are fighting it out for India now. Can they bat through the day?

Three runs by Rahane, off Moeen, helps India get past the 150-run mark, in the 59th over, the 17th of the day. 
15:57  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 120-6
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

Dhoni steers Anderson to third man for his first boundary. However, Anderson hits back in the next ball, having the Indian captain (6) caught behind. 

It is the sixth time Anderson has accounted for Dhoni in Tests. 

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in. 
15:38  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 112-5
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

Stuart Broad to bowl the first over. It's a maiden. 

James Anderson to bowl the second over. And he strikes with his second ball, having Rohit Sharma (6) caught behind. It is his 370th Test wicket.

India lose their first wicket without having added a run on the fifth morning.

MS Dhoni is the new man in. The captaincy has a huge responsibility now. Will he be up to the task?
15:28  
Scorecard:

India (2nd): 112-4
England (1st): 569-7 decl
India (1st): 330
England (2nd): 205-4 decl

Good afternoon and welcome to the live coverage of the final day's play of the third Test in Southampton. 

England need six wickets to square the series. 

Ajinkya Rahane (18) and Rohit Sharma (6) will need all their resolve to save this match for India. 

For the moment it seems like a lost cause.