ENG (1st inn) 509/6 (England lead by 193 runs with 4 wickets remaining)
Cook and his men having a great time at Eden gardens, where as the Indians have nothing with them to smile. Once again the English captain cook got a ton, and even more, he was just 10 runs short to reach double century. Virat was the Indian fielder who threw the ball at the non-strikers end to get the big man out on 190. Cook had a extraordinary support from the other end, which was decorated by Trott and KP.
Both Trott and KP got passed their half centuries, the former was out on 87 and thye later was on 54. Ojha got Trott out, with a good sharp take by the Indian captain Dhoni behind the stumps. Ashwin finally got a reward for his some good display of bowling; he got KP to leave the ground through a straight arm ball.
Ishant, sent back Bell in no time, Bell was searching for his form, but this wicket doesn’t make any impact over England, as prior down the order took over the responsibility and playing his shorts well. He was on 40 and still standing in the crease with Swann on other hand, they both had already put on 54 runs partnership. Zaheer, king of reverse swing dint get any sign of getting wicket.
At now the match has been completely poised on England’s way. They may be aiming for an innings victory from now on in this match. They were already lead by 193 runs with still 4 wickets in hand. The lead may cross 250 or even more. Indian batting legends have to save the game by exposing them into the game nicely.
Huge partnership with opening pair and 1st wicket takes England to such a strong position, which was absolutely absent with Indian top order batsmen for last two matches. And also Indian bowlers were well behind in their line, length and energy. No aggressive start up from the pace bowlers, they did allowed the English batsmen to settle in nicely and play the spinners with ease and comfort.
Indian batsmen have a lot of work still to do in this test match, at least to save this match without losing cheaply. England’s confident level was at the peak now and will bowl with the same grace as like they did in last match in Mumbai.
Still lots of action to go, stay tuned with thayam to see after the review for tomorrow.
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