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Last wicket pair takes India to 433/9

By The Assam Tribune
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NOTTINGHAM, July 10 (PTI): Indian �tail� wagged appreciably as a fine rearguard action by the last-wicket pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami took the visitors to a respectable 433 for nine at tea on the second day against England in the first cricket Test here today.

India�s new ball bowlers added 87 runs for the unbroken last-wicket stand that helped India fight their way after a middle-order collapse reduced Mahendra Singh Dhoni�s team to 346 for nine from a relatively comfortable 344 for five.

At tea, Bhuvneshwar was unbeaten on 46 off 120 balls with four boundaries while Shami was undefeated on 39 with six hits to the fence off 62 balls. The duo batted for more than 30 overs to frustrate the England attack after Dhoni�s (82) run-out sparked a collapse.

Stuart Broad (2-53) and Ben Stokes (2-79) struck after lunch. While skipper Dhoni was run-out by a direct throw from the most successful bowler James Anderson (3-109), Ravindra Jadeja (25), debutant Stuart Binny (1) and Ishant Sharma (1) were out playing poor strokes.

The session began with Dhoni (81 batting) looking to reach three-figures eventually and take India�s score past the 400-mark. Jadeja had given him decent support before lunch, but was caught behind immediately after lunch, trying to cut Stokes away.

Scorecard

India 1st innings (overnight 259 for four): Vijay lbw b Anderson 146, Dhawan c Prior b Anderson 12, Pujara c Bell b Anderson 38, Kohli c Bell b Broad 1, Rahane c Cook b Plunkett 32, Dhoni run out 82, Jadeja c Prior b Stokes 25, Kumar not out 46, Ishant b Broad 1, Shami not out 39. Extras: (B-1, LB-8, W-1) 10. Total: (for 9 wickets in 153 overs) 433. Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-106, 3-107, 4-178, 5-304, 6-344, 7-345, 8-345, 9-346. Bowling: James Anderson 35-10-109-3, Stuart Broad 33-13-53-2, Ben Stokes 32-6-79-2, Liam Plunkett 35-8-84-1, Moeen Ali 17-0-93-0, Joe Root 1-0-6-0. (at tea)

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Last wicket pair takes India to 433/9

NOTTINGHAM, July 10 (PTI): Indian �tail� wagged appreciably as a fine rearguard action by the last-wicket pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami took the visitors to a respectable 433 for nine at tea on the second day against England in the first cricket Test here today.

India�s new ball bowlers added 87 runs for the unbroken last-wicket stand that helped India fight their way after a middle-order collapse reduced Mahendra Singh Dhoni�s team to 346 for nine from a relatively comfortable 344 for five.

At tea, Bhuvneshwar was unbeaten on 46 off 120 balls with four boundaries while Shami was undefeated on 39 with six hits to the fence off 62 balls. The duo batted for more than 30 overs to frustrate the England attack after Dhoni�s (82) run-out sparked a collapse.

Stuart Broad (2-53) and Ben Stokes (2-79) struck after lunch. While skipper Dhoni was run-out by a direct throw from the most successful bowler James Anderson (3-109), Ravindra Jadeja (25), debutant Stuart Binny (1) and Ishant Sharma (1) were out playing poor strokes.

The session began with Dhoni (81 batting) looking to reach three-figures eventually and take India�s score past the 400-mark. Jadeja had given him decent support before lunch, but was caught behind immediately after lunch, trying to cut Stokes away.

Scorecard

India 1st innings (overnight 259 for four): Vijay lbw b Anderson 146, Dhawan c Prior b Anderson 12, Pujara c Bell b Anderson 38, Kohli c Bell b Broad 1, Rahane c Cook b Plunkett 32, Dhoni run out 82, Jadeja c Prior b Stokes 25, Kumar not out 46, Ishant b Broad 1, Shami not out 39. Extras: (B-1, LB-8, W-1) 10. Total: (for 9 wickets in 153 overs) 433. Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-106, 3-107, 4-178, 5-304, 6-344, 7-345, 8-345, 9-346. Bowling: James Anderson 35-10-109-3, Stuart Broad 33-13-53-2, Ben Stokes 32-6-79-2, Liam Plunkett 35-8-84-1, Moeen Ali 17-0-93-0, Joe Root 1-0-6-0. (at tea)

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