England fight back in Nagpur

2012-12-15 14:11
Virat Kohli (Gallo)
Nagpur -  India went to stumps on 297 for eight - trailing by 33 runs - on the third day of the fourth and final Test against England in Nagpur on Saturday.

According to the website, the visitors fought back after a stand of 198 between Virat Kohli (103) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni when Graeme Swann caught the former plumb in front the over after the final drinks break, after reaching his third Test century.

This wicket opened the flood gates as James Anderson first trapped Ravindra Jadeja in the crease for 12 before a diving Dhoni - on the verge of his sixth Test ton - was beaten by a direct hit from Alastair Cook, running in from mid-off, finding the Indian captain a single frame short of his crease.

Dhoni spent more than an hour in the nineties, and his eagerness to complete the milestone cost him his wicket.

Swann finally accounted for Piyush Chawla for a single, completing the final hour of the day which brought four wickets for England for the addition of only 28 runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin will continue in the morning on 17.

Resuming the day on 87 for four, Kohli (46 not out) and Dhoni (31 not out) pushed the score along at less than two runs to the over for the first session.

The pair had little option but to be cautious due to India's poor overnight position, the slow pitch and the visitors' accurate bowling.

The scoring tempo slightly increased after lunch, but the day still only yielded 190 runs.

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