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England resume 21 behind India – in-play clips, radio & text

England resume 21 behind India – in-play clips, radio & text
England's Alastair Cook

Fourth Test, day three, Southampton; Scorecard; TMS overseas

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  1. England aim to wipe out 27-run deficit
  2. England 6-0 overnight
  3. England 246: Curran 78, Bumrah 3-46
  4. India 273: Pujara 132*, Moeen 5-63
  5. England lead 2-1 in series

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By Jack Skelton

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  2. Eng 14-0

    Ashwin slides down leg and Jennings clips into the on side for a single.

    A less threatening over from the off-spinner.

    There is a brief delay now as Ishant Sharma sorts out his spikes.

  3. Steve Dean: They do say the difference between a good and a bad haircut is about two weeks. Joe should be OK for the Oval.

  4. Still no swing for Ishant and Cook plays out the rest of the over.

    Prior to this innings, the average length of a partnership between England openers this summer is 44 balls.

    Cook and Jennings have faced 48 now. So that’s something.

    Alastair Cook

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Southampton

    I’m not even staying in this hotel, yet the urge to steal a miniature shampoo from the trolley is overwhelming.


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  6. Eng 13-0

    The first boundary of the day!

    Ishant Sharma over-pitches and Alastair Cook flicks it crisply through wide mid-on for four. Lovely timing.

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    Video caption: Cook flicks through mid-wicket for first boundary of the day
  7. Eng 9-0

    Keaton Jennings shuffles back and is beaten by the turn from Ravichandran Ashwin, the ball rapping the thighs.

    A brief appeal but not given – that was clearly going over.

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    Surely Ben Stokes is the last member of the England team you would get to cut your hair.

    What is Joe Root doing? Why not go for Alastair Cook? He’s used to sheep shearing at least.

    Alastair Cook and Joe Root

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  9. Eng 7-0

    It’s a tidy start from Ishant, making Cook play at all six. But not much swing in evidence yet and Cook plays out a maiden.

    Alastair Cook

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    When you open the bowling as a spinner, which I never particularly liked doing, if the openers go for three quarters of an hour you just start panicking and tighten up a bit.

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    Ishant Sharma is opening up from the other end. He bowls very well at left-handers from round the wicket.

    No easy runs for Cook and Jennings here.

  12. ‘I wouldn’t bet against 10 wickets falling today’

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Will England bat sensibly and be 300-2 at the close? History suggests that is not going to be the case. Ten wickets fell on days one and two, I wouldn’t bet against 10 wickets falling today. I think 220 will be very hard to get for India. Why can’t England bat 90 overs? We are never too sure how they are going to come out and play.

  13. Ashwin’s last ball turns a very, very long way.

    It started off wide and went wider though so doesn’t trouble Jennings.

  14. Eng 7-0

    Cook gets forward and leans on one into the leg side for the first run of the day.

  15. Eng 6-0

    Yeesh. Ashwin gets the third ball of the day to really bite past the outside edge.

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    Now Jennings and Cook stride to the crease.

    It will be Cook on strike.

    And India are going to open with Ashwin…

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I’d rather be in the England dressing room because I wouldn’t want to be chasing anything over 200, but the way Pujara played showed Kohli that it’s not just the captain who can score the runs.

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