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NOTTINGHAM, July 12 (PTI): Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan fell to a reckless shot in India�s second innings after Joe Root and James Anderson created a new world record for the last-wicket partnership, which handed England a 39-run lead in the first cricket Test, here today.

India reached 57 for one at tea with a 18-run lead after left-handed Dhawan hit a full toss back to spinner Moeen Ali, minutes before the break. Other opener Murali Vijay was batting on 19 while giving him company was Cheteshwar Pujara (8).

This was after Root (154 not out) and James Anderson (81) put on an all-time Test record of 198 runs for the 10th wicket in the first two sessions of the day and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/82) snapped up his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Root, who was 78 overnight, remained unbeaten while left-handed Anderson (81) scored his maiden Test half-century as England�s first innings folded for 496 in the post-lunch session.

Bhuvaneshwar broke the stand by dismissing Anderson.

Root and Anderson bettered the previous world record of 163-run stand made by Australia�s Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar at this very ground during the Ashes series last year. The fourth morning began with India desperately looking for the last wicket but they allowed Anderson and Root to build a solid stand by their wayward bowling that made things easy for the hosts. Root and Anderson partnership also beat a long-standing 111-year old English record for the 10th wicket of 130 runs by Tip Foster and Wilfred Rhodes against Australia at Sydney in 1903.

SCORECARD

India 1st innings: 457

England 1st innings (overnight 352 for nine): Alastair Cook b Shami 5, Sam Robson lbw Ishant 59, Gary Ballance lbw Ishant 71, Ian Bell c Dhoni b Sharma 25, Joe Root not out 154, Moeen Ali c Dhawan b Shami 14, Matt Prior c Dhoni b Kumar 5, Ben Stokes c Dhoni b Kumar 0, Stuart Broad lbw Kumar 47, Liam Plunkett b Kumar 7, James Anderson c Dhawan b Kumar 81. Extras: (B-6, LB-5, W-4, NB-13) 28. Total: (all out; 144.5 overs) 496. Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-134, 3-154, 4-172, 5-197, 6-202, 7-202, 8-280, 9-298. Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 30.5-8-82-5, Mohammed Shami 29-3-128-2, Ishant Sharma 38-3-150-3, Ravindra Jadeja 35-5-80-0, Stuart Binny 10-0-37-0, Murali Vijay 2-0-8-0.

India 2nd innings: Murali Vijay not out 19, Shikhar Dhawan c&b Ali 29, Cheteshwar Pujara not out 8. Extras: (NB-1) 1. Total: (For one wkt; 13 overs) 57. Fall of wicket: 1-49. Bowling: James Anderson 4-1-16-0, Stuart Broad 5-0-22-0, Liam Plunkett 3-1-7-0, Moeen Ali 1-0-12-1.

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World record stand for England

NOTTINGHAM, July 12 (PTI): Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan fell to a reckless shot in India�s second innings after Joe Root and James Anderson created a new world record for the last-wicket partnership, which handed England a 39-run lead in the first cricket Test, here today.

India reached 57 for one at tea with a 18-run lead after left-handed Dhawan hit a full toss back to spinner Moeen Ali, minutes before the break. Other opener Murali Vijay was batting on 19 while giving him company was Cheteshwar Pujara (8).

This was after Root (154 not out) and James Anderson (81) put on an all-time Test record of 198 runs for the 10th wicket in the first two sessions of the day and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/82) snapped up his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Root, who was 78 overnight, remained unbeaten while left-handed Anderson (81) scored his maiden Test half-century as England�s first innings folded for 496 in the post-lunch session.

Bhuvaneshwar broke the stand by dismissing Anderson.

Root and Anderson bettered the previous world record of 163-run stand made by Australia�s Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar at this very ground during the Ashes series last year. The fourth morning began with India desperately looking for the last wicket but they allowed Anderson and Root to build a solid stand by their wayward bowling that made things easy for the hosts. Root and Anderson partnership also beat a long-standing 111-year old English record for the 10th wicket of 130 runs by Tip Foster and Wilfred Rhodes against Australia at Sydney in 1903.

SCORECARD

India 1st innings: 457

England 1st innings (overnight 352 for nine): Alastair Cook b Shami 5, Sam Robson lbw Ishant 59, Gary Ballance lbw Ishant 71, Ian Bell c Dhoni b Sharma 25, Joe Root not out 154, Moeen Ali c Dhawan b Shami 14, Matt Prior c Dhoni b Kumar 5, Ben Stokes c Dhoni b Kumar 0, Stuart Broad lbw Kumar 47, Liam Plunkett b Kumar 7, James Anderson c Dhawan b Kumar 81. Extras: (B-6, LB-5, W-4, NB-13) 28. Total: (all out; 144.5 overs) 496. Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-134, 3-154, 4-172, 5-197, 6-202, 7-202, 8-280, 9-298. Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 30.5-8-82-5, Mohammed Shami 29-3-128-2, Ishant Sharma 38-3-150-3, Ravindra Jadeja 35-5-80-0, Stuart Binny 10-0-37-0, Murali Vijay 2-0-8-0.

India 2nd innings: Murali Vijay not out 19, Shikhar Dhawan c&b Ali 29, Cheteshwar Pujara not out 8. Extras: (NB-1) 1. Total: (For one wkt; 13 overs) 57. Fall of wicket: 1-49. Bowling: James Anderson 4-1-16-0, Stuart Broad 5-0-22-0, Liam Plunkett 3-1-7-0, Moeen Ali 1-0-12-1.

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