Southampton - Stuart Broad took two wickets as England tightened their grip on the third Test against India at Southampton on Tuesday.
lunch on the third day, India were 108 for three in reply to England's
imposing 569 for seven declared, a deficit of 461 runs after Broad had
dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (24) and Murali Vijay (35).
Virat Kohli was 18 not out and Ajinkya Rahane 11 not out, with India needing a further 262 runs to avoid the follow-on.
had seen Ian Bell (167) end a run of 20 innings without a Test hundred
and Gary Ballance (156) make his Test-best score on Monday.
England debutant wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, who might have out for a
duck and gave two other chances, rode his luck to complete a typically
Things got even better for under-pressure England
captain Alastair Cook, who had earlier ended a run of low scores with a
morale-boosting 95, when he caught Shikhar Dhawan at first slip off
James Anderson before Monday's close.
Following a minute's silence
Tuesday to commemorate cricketers who were killed during the First
World War, a hundred years on from the start of that conflict, India
resumed on 25 for one.
Opener Vijay, averaging 90 in the series, was 11 not out and Pujara four not out.
1-0 down in the series, and without a victory in their previous 10
Tests, knew they had to 'win' Tuesday's play if they were to have a
realistic chance of drawing level in this match.
After the batsmen
made a solid start against England, with bowlers appreciably quicker
than those playing for India in the absence of the injured Ishant
Sharma, the seven-wicket hero of the tourists' 95-run win in the second
Test at Lord's, Broad made the breakthrough.
Pujara, trying to
sway out of the way of a well-directed short ball, didn't withdraw his
bat and gloves in time and gave Buttler a simple catch for his first
Kohli, whose best score in four previous innings this series was only 25, drove Chris Jordan through the covers for four.
But Broad struck again when Vijay, trying to withdraw his bat, deflected the ball onto his stumps and was bowled.
Broad had taken two wickets for 10 runs in 22 balls and India, on a sunny day ideal for batting, were 88 for three.
thought they had Rahane, who made a superb hundred at Lord's, caught by
Buttler for eight off occasional off-spinner Moeen Ali.
It was an excellent legside take by Buttler and the Hot Spot replay confirmed a thin touch on the glove.
Australia umpire Rod Tucker ruled not out and with India objections
meaning the Decision Review System is not being used this series, Rahane