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Recap: England captain Alastair Cook continued to torment India with a monumental knock of 190 as England put themselves in the driver’s seat by taking a mammoth 193-runs first-innings lead in the third Test.
Cook produced another magnificent effort before he was run-out in a freak manner while Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen also made significant contributions with scores of 87 and 54 respectively. England reached a massive 509 for six at the end of the third day’s play. At stumps, Matt Prior on 40 and Graeme Swann on 21 had added 56 runs for the undefeated seventh wicket partnership to compound India’s misery.
On yet another frustrating day for Indian bowlers, Pragyan Ojha was the leading wicket-taker with 3 for 140, while Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin managed a wicket each as senior-most pacer Zaheer Khan bowled 29 wicketless overs.
With two days left in the match, England seem to be in a position from where they can push for a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. the Indians, on the other hand, will have to bat out of their skins in the second innings to save the game.
Day three report: PTI
First Published On : Dec 8, 2012 16:14 IST