LiveEngland v India, The Ageas Bowl (day four)

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  • India need 445 to win after England declared their second innings at 205-4.
  • Birthday boy James Anderson, 32 today, took India's last two first-innings wickets this morning as the tourists were bowled out for 330 in reply to England's 569-7 declared.


112-4  Another very good day for England at a sun-kissed Ageas Bowl. Sharma 6*, Rahane 18*. India will begin the final day needing 333 to win.

England bowling: Anderson 8-3-13-0, Broad 9-4-18-0, Woakes 5-2-7-0, Ali 12-2-33-2, Jordan 5-0-22-0, Root 2-0-5-1, Ballance 1-0-5-0


102-4 Dropped catch by Anderson off his own bowling against Sharma on 5. He got his left hand to it but England still need six wickets. Two overs left tonight.


89-4 Moeen Ali has his second wicket, the huge scalp of of Virat Kohli (28), who was caught by Jos Buttler after getting a nick against one that went straight on. Ten overs left tonight.


Hampshire Chronicle:

80-3 Another catch for Chris Jordan at slip, but far more straightforwad this time, as Joe Root gets the ball to turn and bounce away from Dhawan (37) via the left-hander's outside edge 


73-2 The crowd today is just 4,784, which means an aggregate of 39,718 for the first four days, peaking at 15,651 on day one.



68-2 Gorgoeus on-drive from Virat Kohli (12*) against Jordan - followed by another boundary driven through the covers 


33-2 Hampshire have revealed that Under-16s will be able to watch the last day of this Test for just £1, while adult tickets have been reduced to £15. But there are still 29 overs remaining tonight...


29-2 Moeen Ali has the wicket of Cheteswar Pujara (2), who got a nick and Chris Jordan did the rest with an stunning low, one-handed diving catch to his right from first slip. What. A. Catch.


  Hampshire Chronicle:

26-1 under-arm throw from Broad at square leg runs out Vijay (12) after he reacted slowly to Dhawan's decision to go for a single when he fended off a short ball from Woakes


205-4 (40.4) England declared when Root was bowled by Jadeja for a 41-ball 56 that included nine fours. We are having an early tea, after which India will begin the final innings needing 445 to win.

India bowling: Kumar 10-0-59-1, Singh 10-4-33-0, Shami, 4-0-24-0, Sharma 5-0-32-0 10.4-1-52-3, Vijay 1-0-1-0.


137-3 Alastair Cook has battled his way to a 93-ball to fifty and got there by sweeping Jadeja for his fifth four. The lead is now 376.

Meanwhile, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been granted the opportunity to appeal against his International Cricket Council fine, for his part in a spat with England's James Anderson during the Trent Bridge Test.

Jadeja was fined half his match fee, a sum thought to be in the region of £3,000, after being found guilty of a Level 1 offence.

It was thought he had no right of appeal, under the ICC's code of conduct, but India's lawyers have successfully argued otherwise.

Jadeja's case will therefore be reconsidered on Friday morning, at the same time as fast bowler Anderson's disciplinary hearing for a more serious Level 3 offence of "abusing and pushing" his opponent - relating to the same incident as the players made their way off for lunch and into the pavilion stairwell on day two of the first Test in Nottingham.

The hearings will take place in Southampton, the day after the scheduled conclusion of the ongoing third Investec Test, and will be overseen via video-conference by the ICC's Melbourne-based judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis.


106-3 Ian Bell was bowled round his legs by the slow left-arm of Jadeja for a 21-ball 23 that included four fours, one of which was beautifully cover driven to take England past 100. The lead is 345


80-2  It will be interesting to see who joins Cook (29*) after lunch. Ian Bell was off the field with a thumb injury for most of yesterday but an X-ray at Southampton General confirmed it was not broken.


80-2 Ballance given out caught at short leg against Jadeja but it's a poor decision, the second shocker he's had in this match. He made 38 from 48 balls, including five fours and six over mid-off against Rohit Sharm's off-spin.



78-1 A scorching cover-drive from Ballance


Hampshire Chronicle:

71-1 Perfectly-executed reverse-sweep against Ravindra Jadeja from Gary Ballance (31*), who has now gone past Alastair Cook (27*)

Hampshire Chronicle:


53-1 Four fours in as many balls for Ballance as he on drives another against Shami


48-1 Three fours in as many balls for England as Alastair Cook clips another through mid-wicket against Shami


Hampshire Chronicle:

44-1 Ballance clipped his first boundary through mid-wicket - and then off drove the next delivery from Pankaj for another.


23-1 As expected, we have the smallest attendance of the match so far today. It's about the same size as one of Hampshire's bigger T20 crowds.


22-1 Beautiful away swinger and a little extra bounce from Kumar found Sam Robson's outside edge. Dhawan took the catch at first slip


22-0 Robson (13*) cuts four more against Kumar


14-0 Cook (7*) guided his first boundary backward of point


Hampshire Chronicle:

4-0 Robson off the mark with an off-side boundary


Hampshire Chronicle:

330 England have a first-innings lead of 239 after Mohammed Shami got a nick as he tried to evade a bouncer from Anderson, who took both wickets to fall this morning. England will not enforce the follow on.

England bowling: Anderson 26.1-10-53-5, Broad 25-7-66-3 , Jordan 17-4-59-0, Woakes 22-8-66-0, Ali 18-0-62-2.


330-9 No 11 Pankaj Singh provided great entertainment before laying bat on ball. Two comical attempts against Anderson's away swing - then a nice single off his legs. 


Hampshire Chronicle:

329-9 Jos Buttler has his second catch as England's wicketkeeper after MS Dhoni gloved an attempted hook against James Anderson.


329-8 Good morning from The Ageas Bowl. Two early wickets would be nice but England are unlikely to enforce the follow on if they bowl out India before they make 369. Stuart Broad was good value in last night's press conference and made that plain.  He is looking forward to a rest after bowling 24 overs so far in this match 

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12:15pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bullsbags says...

Can someone tell cook to get on with it we need to win this test and will need minimum 4 sessions to bowl India out!
Can someone tell cook to get on with it we need to win this test and will need minimum 4 sessions to bowl India out! bullsbags
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