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AN Cook and KK Jennings to open the batting
17:17 GMT: Start of innings
Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
0b10Mohammed Shami to Cook
short ball down the leg side, left alone
0b20length delivery sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, through to the keeper
0b34blength delivery drifted down the leg side, beats everyone and goes for four
0b40short ball outside off stump, left alone
0b50good length delivery outside off stump, angling in, leaves it alone for keeper to take
0b60fuller length on off stump, gets forward and jams it to off side
End of over 1:(4 runs scored) England 4-0 (Cook 0*, 6 balls, Jennings 0*, 0 balls)




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R Ashwin comes on to bowl
1b10Ashwin to Jennings
fuller on off stump, gets forward and jams it
1b24tossed up outside off stump, drives it towards deep extra cover for four
1b30turn and bounce outside off stump, left alone
1b40drifted outside off stump, gets beaten
1b50flighted ball turning away to off, let it go alone
1b60offbreak on off stump, goes deep and jams it
End of over 2:(4 runs scored) England 8-0 (Cook 0*, 6 balls, Jennings 4*, 6 balls)
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2b10Mohammed Shami to Cook
fuller on off stump, gets forward and blocks it to off side
2b20good length ball outside off stump, seaming in, covers the stumps and shoulders arms at it
2b30short ball sliding down the leg side, let it go alone
2b40back of length outside off stump, angling in, looks to defend it but gets beaten
2b50shortish delivery outside off stump, comes in a bit, lifts his bat in the air to let it pass
2b60yorker length on off stump, gets forward and jams it out to on side
End of over 3:(0 runs scored) England 8-0 (Cook 0*, 12 balls, Jennings 4*, 6 balls)
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3b10Ashwin to Jennings
flatter outside off stump, punches it to point
3b21fuller on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
3b30Ashwin to Cook
flight and full on off, leans forward and jams it
3b40Replica of First Innings!!!! flighted delivery on middle stump, turns sharply to off, Cook leans forward to defend it but misses the line, ball crashes the off stump, gets bowled out for a duck, Ashwin gets a wicket, that's stumps too
Cook b Ashwin (0 runs, 14 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that Ravi Ashwin has taken 50 wickets in Test matches against England
CricketArchive Oracles say that Ravi Ashwin has taken 50 wickets in first-class matches against England
17:30 GMT: End of the session's play
17:46 GMT: Another fantastic day of Test cricket comes to an end, 79.4 overs, 285 runs and 12 wickets fallen in a day's play. The day actually belongs to Virat Kohli, who's brilliant 149 runs innings put India right back in this match. India were struggling at 182-8, then Kohli-Shami partnership of 35 took the score to 217, and then Kohli-Yadav stand of 57 runs took India close to England's first innings total. Then Kohli trapped caught at short third man by Broad off Rashid, rolled Indian innings to 274. Kohli top scored with 149, another top score was Dhawan's 26. Curran achieved his career best 4/74, while Stokes, Rashid and Anderson claimed 2 wicket apiece. And then, Ashwin like in the first inning, bowled Cook out with a magnificent delivery and further increased England's worry. England now leading by 22 runs with 9 wickets in hand, must try to post at least 250 runs target for India to defend. Otherwise, it could be difficult for them to save the game. This is all we have for you today, please join us about the same time tomorrow for the 3rd day's play. Till then, its goodbye from now.....
17:46 GMT: Close of play for the day
10:12 GMT: Start of play for the day
Hello and welcome to the 3rd day's play, please stay tuned....
10:14 GMT: Start of session's play
JE Root comes in to bat
3b50Ashwin to Root
tossed up on off stump, blocked
3b61offbreak on leg stump, turns it to on side and gets off the mark
End of over 4:(2 runs scored) England 10-1 (Jennings 5*, 8 balls, Root 1*, 2 balls)
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4b10Mohammed Shami to Root
good length on off stump, gets forward and jams it
4b20short ball on off stump, stays deep and blocks it
4b32too full on leg stump, flicks it to deep mid wicket
4b41good length on off stump, dabs it just wide of cover for a run
4b50Mohammed Shami to Jennings
length ball sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, through to the keeper
4b61fuller on off stump, mistimes it to on side for a run
End of over 5:(4 runs scored) England 14-1 (Jennings 6*, 10 balls, Root 4*, 6 balls)
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5b11Ashwin to Jennings
fuller on leg stump, sweeps it to deep square leg
5b20Ashwin to Root
offbreak on off stump, goes deep and smoothers it
5b30tossed up on off stump, blocked
5b40quicker on leg stump, clips it to mid wicket
5b50full toss on off, drives it to mid on
5b60bit short outside off, knocks it to cover
End of over 6:(1 run scored) England 15-1 (Jennings 7*, 11 balls, Root 4*, 11 balls)




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6b10Mohammed Shami to Jennings
fuller length seaming away to off, left alone
6b21bit full on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
6b31Mohammed Shami to Root
too full on leg stump, whips it to long leg
6b40Mohammed Shami to Jennings
good length delivery angling away to off, left alone
6b50fuller on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
6b60good length ball nips back in, dabs it to cover for a blob
End of over 7:(2 runs scored) England 17-1 (Jennings 8*, 16 balls, Root 5*, 12 balls)
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7b10Ashwin to Root
tossed up on off stump, blocked
7b21flighted ball on off stump, drives it wide of mid on for a run
7b30Ashwin to Jennings
tossed up on off stump, jams it off the front foot
7b40flighted ball turning away to off, leans forward to block it but gets outside edge, goes to first slip, where Rahul grabs the sharp catch, Jennings departs, Ashwin strikes again, England 18-2
Jennings c Rahul b Ashwin (8 runs, 18 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
DJ Malan comes in to bat
7b53Ashwin to Malan
flighted delivery outside off stump, drives it to sweeper cover and gets off the mark straight away
7b60Ashwin to Root
slow ball on off stump, gets forwarad and jams it
End of over 8:(4 runs scored) England 21-2 (Root 6*, 15 balls, Malan 3*, 1 balls)
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8b10Mohammed Shami to Malan
full ball outside off stump, angling in, left alone
8b20short ball just outside off stump, let it go
8b34length ball outside off stump, punches it towards sweeper cover for four
8b41full ball tailing on the pads, turns it to on side for a run
8b50Mohammed Shami to Root
outswinger outside off stump, no shot offered
8b60fuller on off stump, pushes it to mid off
End of over 9:(5 runs scored) England 26-2 (Root 6*, 17 balls, Malan 8*, 5 balls)
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9b10Ashwin to Malan
fuller on off stump, blocked
9b20flight and full on off, gets forward to block it
9b30tossed up on off stump, pushes it to short cover
9b40tossed up outside off stump, left alone
9b51quicker on leg stump, clips it to square leg
9b60Ashwin to Root
toseed up on off stump, lungs forward and defends it
End of over 10:(1 run scored) England 27-2 (Root 6*, 18 balls, Malan 9*, 10 balls)
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10b10Mohammed Shami to Malan
back of length outside off stump, looks to block it gets beaten
10b20fuller length on off stump, strides forward and jams it
10b31short ball on the stumps, pulls it to deep square leg
10b40Mohammed Shami to Root
good length delivery outside off stump, walks forward and jams it to off side
10b50tad full and just outside off stump, gets forward and jams it to short cover
10b60short of a length just outside off stump, taps it to backward point for no run
End of over 11:(1 run scored) England 28-2 (Root 6*, 21 balls, Malan 10*, 13 balls)




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11b10Ashwin to Malan
turn and bounce outside off stump, let it go
11b20quicker delivery outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
11b30offbreak on off stump, leans forward and jams it back
11b41too full just outside off stump, drives it just wide of mid off for a single
11b51Ashwin to Root
slider on leg stump, turns it through mid wicket for a run
11b60Ashwin to Malan
flighted ball turning sharply to off, left alone
End of over 12:(2 runs scored) England 30-2 (Root 7*, 22 balls, Malan 11*, 18 balls)
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12b10Mohammed Shami to Root
good length delivery outside off stump, pushes it to cover for a blob
12b20slightly overpitched and just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and goes for a drive, but finds cover though
12b30banged it short on off stump, rises up and lands it to off side
12b40length ball shaping away to off, no shot offered
12b50too full on off stump, pushes it straight to mid off for a blob
12b61full ball tailing on the pads, whips it to long leg for a run
End of over 13:(1 run scored) England 31-2 (Root 8*, 28 balls, Malan 11*, 18 balls)
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13b10Ashwin to Root
flatter on leg stump, nudges it to FSL
13b21too full on leg stump, flicks it to deep mid wicket
13b31Ashwin to Malan
fuller on leg stump, eases it to mid on and picks up a run
13b44Ashwin to Root
bit short and just outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and punches it to sweeper cover for four
13b50tossed up on off stump, gets forward and jams it
13b60fuller on off stump, drives it to mid on
End of over 14:(6 runs scored) England 37-2 (Root 13*, 33 balls, Malan 12*, 19 balls)
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14b10Mohammed Shami to Malan
pitched up just outsid off stump, nipping back in, goes deep and smoothers it
14b20touch full and outside off stump, seaming back in a bit, leans forward to block it but gets beaten
14b30too full on off stump, gets forward and drills it back to the bowler
14b40shortish delivery outside off stump, nipping back on sharply, shoulders arms at it
14b51bfull ball slipping down the leg side, flicks and misses, keeper fails to grab it, steals a run
14b61Mohammed Shami to Root
short and wide outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and cuts it to third man
End of over 15:(2 runs scored) England 39-2 (Root 14*, 34 balls, Malan 12*, 24 balls)
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Has he taken it cleanly, Root is walking back
15b10Ashwin to Root
short ball spinning down the leg side, goes deep and edges it straight to leg slip, where Rahul grabs the well judged catch, dangrous Root departs now, Ashwin's 3rd scalp, England struggling with 39-3
Root c Rahul b Ashwin (14 runs, 35 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
JM Bairstow comes in to bat
15b20Ashwin to Bairstow
slider on leg stumpn, clips it just short of leg slip
15b30fuller on off stump, gets forward and jams it back to the bowler
15b41lbfuller on leg stump, turns it past leg slip and gets off the mark
15b50Ashwin to Malan
offbreak on off stump, lungs forward and blocks it
15b60tad quicker just outside off stump, blocks it off the front foot
End of over 16:(1 run scored) England 40-3 (Malan 12*, 26 balls, Bairstow 0*, 3 balls)




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16b11lbMohammed Shami to Bairstow
full ball sliding down the leg side, misses the flick, off the pads and goes to fine leg
16b24Mohammed Shami to Malan
banged it short on leg stump, rocks back and pulls it towards deep square leg for four
16b30fuller on off stump, blocks it to off side
16b40back of length outside off stump, angling in, lifts his bat in the air to let it pass
16b51good length delivery just outside off stump, steers it to third man
16b64Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
Top Shot!!!! half volley just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and punches it past mid off for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 50 took 16.6 overs
End of over 17:(10 runs scored) England 50-3 (Malan 17*, 30 balls, Bairstow 4*, 5 balls)
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17b10Ashwin to Malan
offbreak on leg stump, goes deep and jams it
17b20bit short on off stump, knocks it to cover off the backfoot
17b30pitched up just outside leg stump, plays and misses, onto the pads, bowler shouts but umpire shakes his head
17b40too full on off stump, blocked
17b50tossed up outside off stump, let it go
17b60good length ball outside off, taps it to backward point
End of over 18:(0 runs scored) England 50-3 (Malan 17*, 36 balls, Bairstow 4*, 5 balls)
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I Sharma comes on to bowl
18b11nbSharma to Bairstow
fullish delivery outside off stump, drives and misses, through to the keeper
18b21good length ball tailing on the pads, turns it to long leg for a run
18b30Sharma to Malan
length ball sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, ball kisses the trouser and goes wide of keeper, who jumps and stops it
18b40length delivery outside off stump, keeps his bat in line of stumps to let it go
18b50good length delivery shaping away to off, bit of extra bounce as well, lifts his bat in the air to let it through
18b60Absolute Jaffa!!!! slightly back of length, angling in but seaming away to off, looks to block it but beats the outside edge
Has he taken it cleanly, Dhawan not sure, Aleem Dar refers it to third umpire to check it
18b70fullish delivery seaming away to off, tries to defend it but ball lobs off the bat, goes very quickly to 2nd slip, where Dhawan grabs it but not sure that he has taken it cleanly or not, Aleem Dar goes upstairs, replay confirms that it was a bumper, ball bounces before going into the hands of Dhawan, Malan survives
End of over 19:(2 runs scored) England 52-3 (Malan 17*, 41 balls, Bairstow 5*, 7 balls)
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11:08 GMT: Drinks interval
11:08 GMT: Play resumes
19b10Ashwin to Bairstow
offbreak on leg, flatter trajectory, nudges it to short leg
19b20fuller on leg stump, clips it to short leg
19b30Nasty Blow!!!! los full toss on off stump, sweeps it hard but straight to FSL
19b44touch short just outside off stumnp;, goes on the backfoot and cuts it to deep backward point for four
19b50drifted down the leg side, flicks and misses, keeper collects it
19b60too full on off stump, lungs forward and goes for a sweep, but changes his mind, jams it in the end
End of over 20:(4 runs scored) England 56-3 (Malan 17*, 41 balls, Bairstow 9*, 13 balls)
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20b10Sharma to Malan
full ball angling away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to take
20b20good length ball shaping away to off, left alone
20b30good length delivery outside off stump, leaves it alone
20b41banged it short outside off stump, swivels it to deep mid wicket
20b50Sharma to Bairstow
pitched up on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
20b60length ball tailing on the pads, nudges it to mid on for a blob
End of over 21:(1 run scored) England 57-3 (Malan 18*, 45 balls, Bairstow 9*, 15 balls)




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21b10Ashwin to Malan
tossed up on off stump, jams it off the front foot
21b20flighted delivery outside off stump, drives it straight to short cover
21b30fuller on leg stump, gets forward and jams it
21b40drifted outside off stump, left alone
21b50too full outside off stump, goes for a drive but finds cover
21b60tad quicker outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 22:(0 runs scored) England 57-3 (Malan 18*, 51 balls, Bairstow 9*, 15 balls)
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22b10Sharma to Bairstow
tad full and just outside off stump, pushes it to short cover
22b20full ball slipping down the leg side, plays and misses, Karthik dives and grabs it
22b34short and wide outside off stump, stays deep and cuts it to deep backward point for four
22b40good length delivery just outside off stump, punches it straight to mid off
22b50back of length just outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
22b64banged it short just outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and slashes it to third man fence for four
End of over 23:(8 runs scored) England 65-3 (Malan 18*, 51 balls, Bairstow 17*, 21 balls)
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23b10Ashwin to Malan
flight and full on off, jams it back to the bowler
23b20turn and bounce outside off stump, left alone
23b30floated up on off, lungs forward to block it
23b40tossed up on off stump, stretches forward and jams it
23b50slow ball on leg stump, nudges it to short mid wicket
23b60flighted ball turning away to off, let it go
End of over 24:(0 runs scored) England 65-3 (Malan 18*, 57 balls, Bairstow 17*, 21 balls)
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24b10Sharma to Bairstow
full and wide outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
24b20full ball comes back in sharply on the pads, mistimes it back to the bowler
24b30back of length outside off stump, cuts and misses, through to the keeper
24b40fuller on off stump, drives it back to the bowler off the front foot
24b50good in length and outside off channel, no shot offered
24b62too full and outside off stump, squeezes it to deep point and gets a couple
End of over 25:(2 runs scored) England 67-3 (Malan 18*, 57 balls, Bairstow 19*, 27 balls)
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25b10Ashwin to Malan
offbreak on leg stump, mistimes it to off side
25b20fullish delivery sliding down the leg side, comes down the wicket to play it to on side but misses, onto the pad
25b30fuller on off stump, jams it off the front foot
25b40turn and bounce just outside off stump, left alone
25b50tossed up outside off stump, let it go alone
25b62too full on leg stump, clips it to deep mid wicket for a brace
End of over 26:(2 runs scored) England 69-3 (Malan 20*, 63 balls, Bairstow 19*, 27 balls)




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26b11Sharma to Bairstow
full ball swinging in from off, turns it to deep mid wicket for a run
Edged and Gone
26b20Sharma to Malan
good length delivery on leg stump, looks to work it on the on side but gets leading edge, goes straight to gully, where Rahane grabs the regultion catch, Malan's resistance comes to an end, Sharma gets his first, England now 4 down on 70
Malan c Rahane b Sharma (20 runs, 64 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
BA Stokes comes in to bat
26b30Sharma to Stokes
short of a good length just outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
26b40short of a length on off, blocks it solidly with flat bat to on side
26b51good length ball on leg stump, dabs it just wide of mid wicket and gets off the mark
26b61Sharma to Bairstow
low full toss sliding down the leg side, whips it to fine leg and gets a single
End of over 27:(3 runs scored) England 72-4 (Bairstow 21*, 29 balls, Stokes 1*, 3 balls)
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27b12Ashwin to Bairstow
flighted ball on leg stump, top edges it over the keeper for a brace
27b21fuller on leg stump, nudges it to deep square leg
27b30Ashwin to Stokes
flighted delivery on off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
27b40turn and bounce outside off stump, left alone
27b50floated up just outside off stump, leans forward to block it
27b60flighted ball just outside off stump, goes for a drive but finds extra cover
End of over 28:(3 runs scored) England 75-4 (Bairstow 24*, 31 balls, Stokes 1*, 7 balls)
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28b10Sharma to Bairstow
on length and on channel outside off stump, lets it go to the keeper to take
28b20full in length and around off stump, gets forward and blocks it solidly to on side
28b30touch full and around off stump, defends it back to the bowler off the front foot
28b44Very Luncky Indeed!!!! back of length outside off stump, stays deep and goes for a punch, gets inside edge, drags it past leg stump and diving keeper for four
28b50short of a length just outside off stump, left alone
28b60good length ball just outside off stump, seaming in, edges it on the bounce to first slip
End of over 29:(4 runs scored) England 79-4 (Bairstow 28*, 37 balls, Stokes 1*, 7 balls)
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29b12Ashwin to Stokes
flatter on leg stump, tucks it through backward square leg for a brace
29b20full and flat on off, goes deep and jams it
29b32short ball down the leg side, turns it to deep backward square leg and gets a couple
29b41offbreak on leg stump, turns it to deep square leg
29b50Ashwin to Bairstow
darted full on leg stump, jams it to on side
29b60tossed up outside off stump, let it go alone
End of over 30:(5 runs scored) England 84-4 (Bairstow 28*, 39 balls, Stokes 6*, 11 balls)
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30b11bSharma to Stokes
good length ball sliding down the leg side, misses the flick, keeper gets hand on that, steals a run
30b20Sharma to Bairstow
short of length just outside off stump, bit of seam movement as well, edges it just wied first slip, who moves to his right and grabs the well judged catch, Bairstow goes for 28, Sharma grabs 2nd, England introuble with 85-5
Bairstow c Dhawan b Sharma (28 runs, 40 balls, 5x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Ishant Sharma in an innings in Test matches at Birmingham
JC Buttler comes in to bat
30b31Sharma to Buttler
good length delivery drifted on the pads, turns it to deep square leg and gets off the mark immediately
Stokes Gone
30b40Sharma to Stokes
good length delivery on off, full in pace, looks to block it but ball lobs off the bat, goes wide of Kohli at 2nd slip, who moves quickly to his left and grabs it, destructive Stokes departs now, Sharma's 2nd in 3 balls, England deep introuble with 86-6, leading only 99 runs with just 4 wickets intact
Stokes c Kohli b Sharma (6 runs, 13 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
12:01 GMT: End of the session's play
12:01 GMT: Lunch : Day 3
12:37 GMT: The Lunch has been taken, welcome back to the post-lunch session of day 3.......
12:40 GMT: Start of session's play
SM Curran comes in to bat
30b51Sharma to Curran
back of length on the hips, tucks it to deep square leg and gets off the mark
30b60Sharma to Buttler
back of length just outside off stump, stays deep and goes for a punch, but only manages a nick, goes straight into the hands of keeper, who grabs it and celebrates, Sharma gets his 4th and strikes right after Lunch, Buttler just goes for one, England now deep introuble with 87-7
Buttler c Karthik b Sharma (1 runs, 2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Ishant Sharma in an innings in first-class matches at Birmingham
End of over 31:(3 runs scored) England 87-7 (Curran 1*, 1 balls)




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AU Rashid comes in to bat
31b10Ashwin to Curran
tossed up on off stump, blocked
31b20drifted on leg stump, nudges it to short mid wicket
31b34flighted delivery on off stump, drives it past the bowler straight down the ground for lovely four
31b40slider on leg stump, jams it to on side
31b50short ball on off stump, knocks it back to the bowler
31b60slow ball on off, plays it back to the bowler
End of over 32:(4 runs scored) England 91-7 (Curran 5*, 7 balls, Rashid 0*, 0 balls)
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32b10Sharma to Rashid
short ball on off stump, gets tall and lands it to off side
32b20shortish delivery sliding down the leg side, pulls and misses, through to the keeper
32b31good length ball outside off stump, taps it wide of cover and gets off the mark
32b41Sharma to Curran
banged it short on leg stump, tucks it wide of mid wicket for a run
32b50Sharma to Rashid
short ball shaping away to off, no shot offered
32b60on length and outside off stump, tries to reach on that but fails to do so
End of over 33:(2 runs scored) England 93-7 (Curran 6*, 8 balls, Rashid 1*, 5 balls)
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Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
33b10Mohammed Shami to Curran
good length ball just outside off stump, pushes it to short cover for a blob
33b21back of length outside off stump, steers it to third man for a run
33b30Mohammed Shami to Rashid
fraction full and around off stump, blocks it solidly to on side with flat bat
33b42fullish delivery outside off stump, drives it to square of the wicket for a brace
33b50half tracker outside off stump, drags his bat down and plays it to on side
33b60too full just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and jams it to mid off
End of over 34:(3 runs scored) England 96-7 (Curran 7*, 10 balls, Rashid 3*, 9 balls)
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34b10Sharma to Curran
short of a good length on leg stump, jams it off the pitch to on side
34b20good length ball sliding down the leg side, ignores it
34b30replica of the last delivery, similar result
34b40good length ball tailing on the pads, jams it to on side with dead bat
34b50fuller length around off stump, gets forward and defends it to off side
34b64fuller length just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it towards sweeper cover fence for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 100 took 34.6 overs
End of over 35:(4 runs scored) England 100-7 (Curran 11*, 16 balls, Rashid 3*, 9 balls)
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35b11Mohammed Shami to Rashid
short ball on leg stump, glances it to long leg for a run
35b20Mohammed Shami to Curran
back of length on leg stump, knocks it to mid wicket off the backfoot
35b32short of a length just outside off stump, cuts it to deep point off the backfoot for a brace
35b40fuller length outside off stump, drives it to man at mid off
35b50bouncer on the stumps, ducks under it to leave alone
35b60short of a length just outside off stump, plays and misses, through to the keeper
End of over 36:(3 runs scored) England 103-7 (Curran 13*, 21 balls, Rashid 4*, 10 balls)




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36b10Sharma to Rashid
full ball sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, well stopped by the keeper
36b20fuller length around fourth stump line, solid front foot defence back to the bowler
36b30good length delivery outside off stump, punches it straight to short cover
36b42shortish delivery on the stumps, swivels it to deep backward square leg for a brace
36b51short ball down the leg side, gloves it to fine leg for a single
36b60Sharma to Curran
good length delivery seaming away to off, tries to block it but ball goes past very close to the outside edge, nearly gets him out
End of over 37:(3 runs scored) England 106-7 (Curran 13*, 22 balls, Rashid 7*, 15 balls)
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37b10Mohammed Shami to Rashid
tad full and just outside off stump, gets forward and blocks it to off side
37b21short ball outside off stump, guides it to third man for a run
37b34Mohammed Shami to Curran
back of length outside off stump, stauys deep and flashes it with bottom of the bat through first slip for four, Dhawan at there fails to carry it
37b40good length ball outside off stump, dabs it to cover for a blob
37b54Clever Batting!!!! tad full and just outside off stump, plays it with soft hands between 2nd and 3rd slip for four more
37b60back of length slipping down the leg side, plays and misses, stucks it onto the pads
End of over 38:(9 runs scored) England 115-7 (Curran 21*, 26 balls, Rashid 8*, 17 balls)
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38b11Sharma to Rashid
fullish delivery outside off stump, slices it to third man for a run
38b24Sharma to Curran
fullish delivery outside off stump, flashes it over the slip cordon, ball runs down to the fence for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has passed his previous highest score of 24 in Test matches against India
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has passed his previous highest score of 24 in first-class matches against India
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has passed his previous highest score of 24 in Test matches at Birmingham
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has passed his previous highest score of 24 in Test matches
38b31back of length outside off stump, knocks it to vacant extra cover for a run
38b40Sharma to Rashid
back of length outside off stump, dabs it to cover for a blob
38b54too full and outside off stump, squeezes it wide of third man fielder for four more
38b60short of a length just outsid off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 39:(10 runs scored) England 125-7 (Curran 26*, 28 balls, Rashid 13*, 21 balls)
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R Ashwin comes on to bowl
39b10Ashwin to Curran
offbreak on leg stump, jams it off the backfoot
39b20turn and bounce outside off stump, left alone
39b30tossed up on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
39b40flighted ball just outside off stump, smashes it straight back to the bowler
39b54dragged it short on off stump, goes deep in the crease and pulls it towards deep mid wicket fence for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has made 1500 runs in first-class matches
39b60drifted outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 40:(4 runs scored) England 129-7 (Curran 30*, 34 balls, Rashid 13*, 21 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
40b10Yadav to Rashid
good length delivery outside off stump, knocks it to cover
40b20banged it short on off, gets tall and lands it to off side
40b30fullish delivery just outside off stump, drives it on the up infront of cover
40b40Dropped!!!! fullish delivery seaming away to off, goes for a drive but gets outside edge, goes straight to Dhawan at first slip, who puts down another
40b51good length delivery outside off stump, punches it to sweeper cover
CricketArchive Oracles say that Adil Rashid has passed his previous highest score of 13 in Test matches at Birmingham
40b60Yadav to Curran
back of length just outside off stump, gets a lot straighter after pitching, cuts and misses, keeper collects it
End of over 41:(1 run scored) England 130-7 (Curran 30*, 35 balls, Rashid 14*, 26 balls)




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41b10Ashwin to Rashid
carrom ball on off stump, jams it to off side
41b20arm ball on off stump, leans forward and jams it
41b30bit short just outside off, knocks it back to the bowler
41b40offbreak on leg stump, nudges it to short leg
41b50arm delivery just outside off stump, gets beaten
41b61fuller on leg stump, eases it to long on for a run
End of over 42:(1 run scored) England 131-7 (Curran 30*, 35 balls, Rashid 15*, 32 balls)
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Thick black clouds hovering around, it has got very dark out there, so umpires have decided to take the players off the field
13:33 GMT: Bad light stops play
13:51 GMT: Play resumes
42b10Yadav to Rashid
back of length outside off stump, left alone
42b20good length ball shaping away to off, let it go alone
42b30slightly full on off stump, leans forward and blocks it to off side with flat bat
42b40outswinger outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
42b51length delivery on the pads, turns it to fine leg for a run
42b61Yadav to Curran
short ball outside off stump, taps it to vacant point and grabs a run
End of over 43:(2 runs scored) England 133-7 (Curran 31*, 36 balls, Rashid 16*, 37 balls)
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43b10Ashwin to Curran
flighted ball just outside off stumpk, drives it to extra cover
43b20fuller on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
43b30tossed up outside off stump, smashes it wide of cover, where Pandya dives and stops it
43b40tossed up on off stump, blocked
43b50arm ball on leg stump, jams it back to the bowler
43b61too full on leg stump, whips it wide of mid on for a run
End of over 44:(1 run scored) England 134-7 (Curran 32*, 42 balls, Rashid 16*, 37 balls)
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44b11Yadav to Curran
full ball swinging in, swings it to fine leg for a run
44b20Yadav to Rashid
full ball swinging away to off, drives and misses, through to the keeper
44b30length ball shaping away to off, looks block it but beats the outside edge
Knocked Him Over
44b40good length delivery on fourth stump line, nipping back in sharply, looks to defend it but ball rips through the gap between bat and pad, goes onto knock off stump over, gets bowled out on 16, England now 8 down on 136
Rashid b Yadav (16 runs, 40 balls, 1x4, 0x6)

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SCJ Broad comes in to bat
44b50Yadav to Broad
too full on off stump, gets forward and blocks it to off side
44b61full ball swinging in, swings it to deep square leg and gets off the mark
End of over 45:(2 runs scored) England 136-8 (Curran 33*, 43 balls, Broad 1*, 2 balls)
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45b10Ashwin to Broad
slower through the air on middle stump, gets forward and jams it
45b20fuller on off stump, blocked
45b30tossed up outside off stump, slices it to short third man
45b42tossed up outside off stump, sits back and brooms it to deep square leg
45b50too full on middle stump, jams it back to the bowler
45b61slider on leg stump, works it to deep mid wicket
End of over 46:(3 runs scored) England 139-8 (Curran 33*, 43 balls, Broad 4*, 8 balls)




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46b10Yadav to Broad
too full on leg stump, clips it straight to short mid wicket
46b20fuller on leg stump, eases it to silly mid on
46b30back of length angling away to off, looks to play but misses, through to the keeper
46b44bshort ball on the stump, sits under it to leave, keeper jumps but fails to grab it, 4 bonus runs for England
46b51good length ball outside off stump, steers it to third man for four
46b64Yadav to Curran
back of length outside off stumps, edges it through slip cordon and gets four
End of over 47:(9 runs scored) England 148-8 (Curran 37*, 44 balls, Broad 5*, 13 balls)
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47b10Ashwin to Broad
fuller on leg stump, paddles it to short fine leg
47b20tossed up on leg stump, jams it to on side
47b31too full on leg stump, sweeps it to long leg
47b46Ashwin to Curran
That is a Monster!!!!! flighted ball on off stump, comes down the pitch and heaves it way over long on fence for a six
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 150 took 47.4 overs
47b54tossed up on off stump, clubs it straight down the ground for lovely four
47b61fuller on leg stump, eases it to long on for a run
End of over 48:(12 runs scored) England 160-8 (Curran 48*, 47 balls, Broad 6*, 16 balls)
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48b10Yadav to Curran
good length ball angling away to off, left alone
48b20tad full and seaming away to off, gets beaten
48b30back of length shaping away to off, looks to defend it but gets beaten
48b40tad short and outsid off stump, cuts and misses, through to the keeper
48b50good length ball angling away to off, gets beaten
48b60touch full and just outside off stump, tries to defend it but beats the outside edge
End of over 49:(0 runs scored) England 160-8 (Curran 48*, 53 balls, Broad 6*, 16 balls)
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I Sharma comes on to bowl
49b11Sharma to Broad
good length ball outside off stump, taps it wide of point and gets a run
49b26Sharma to Curran
short ball outside off stump, backs away and slaps it over deep extra cover fence for a six
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has made 50 in 54 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes
49b30short ball on off stump, sways away from the line of the ball to evade it
49b41dug it short on off stump, dabs it wide of cover for a run
49b50Sharma to Broad
back of length outsidf off stump, let it go
49b60fuller on off stump, blocks it to on side
End of over 50:(8 runs scored) England 168-8 (Curran 55*, 56 balls, Broad 7*, 19 balls)
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50b12Yadav to Curran
good length ball on leg stump, tucks it to deep backward square leg
50b21back of length outside off stump, guides it to third man for a run
50b32Yadav to Broad
kept it short outside off stump, dabs it through point for a couple
50b40fuller length outside off stump, plays and misses, through to the keeper
50b50length ball angling away to off, gets beaten
50b61fullish delivery outside off stump, drives it just wide of cover and grabs a run
End of over 51:(6 runs scored) England 174-8 (Curran 58*, 58 balls, Broad 10*, 23 balls)




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51b11Sharma to Broad
fuller length outside off stump, drives it to square of the wicket
51b21Sharma to Curran
short ball outside off stump, cuts it to deep point
51b30Sharma to Broad
back of length on off stump, knocks it to mid off on the backfoot
51b40fuller length around off stump, gets forward and jams it to mid off
51b50good length delivery on fifth stump line, tries to block it but makes no connection at all, keeper grabs it
51b60fullish dleivery angling away to off, looks to drive it but gets outside edge, goes to first slip, where Dhawan makes no mistake this time to grab it, Broad goes for just 11, Sharma gets his five-fer, England now losses 9th on 176
Broad c Dhawan b Sharma (11 runs, 28 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
End of over 52:(2 runs scored) England 176-9 (Curran 59*, 59 balls)
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JM Anderson comes in to bat
52b10Yadav to Curran
bouncer on the stumps, sits under it to leave alone
52b20back of length outside off stump, dabs it down to third man, but denies a run
52b30bumper on off stump, ducks under it to let it pass
52b44banged it short on off stump, picks up the length early and pulls it over mid on for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has passed his previous highest score of 62 in first-class matches at Birmingham
52b50good length delivery angling away to off, plays and misses, through to the keeper
52b60back of length seaming away to off, looks to steer it but only manages a nick, goes wide of keeper, who moves to his left and grabs it, England folded to 180, India need 194 runs to win the match
Curran c Karthik b Yadav (63 runs, 65 balls, 9x4, 2x6)
End of over 53:(4 runs scored) England 180-10 (Anderson 0*, 0 balls)
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