England take series lead

2012-12-09 09:27

Kolkata - England sealed the third Test against India by seven wickets early on the fifth day here on Sunday, taking a 2-1 lead with one match remaining, reports the website.

Chasing a lowly target of 41, the visitors suffered a slight collapse as they lost Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen for just 8 runs.

But Ian Bell and Nick Compton saw them through to the victory, Bell smashing a run-a-ball 28.

Full scorecard

Earlier, India were dismissed for 247 in the second over of the day.

James Anderson bowled Pragyan Ojha to wrap up India's effort, finishing with 3-38.

Ravichandran Ashwin was the not-out batsman with a well played 91.  



  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-12-09 09:35

    Another good win by England. They really an enjoyable team to watch under Cooks captaincy and especially so when Stuart Broad is not playing.

  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-12-09 10:37

    India have been in free fall since Kirsten has left. From the top of the pile they are now 5 with no sign of them rising up anytime soon. I wouldn't be surprised if IPL was a big reason for the decline. Aren't we lucky we have the Proteas though :-)

      gunner.zn.5 - 2012-12-09 14:05

      Part of problem, also the retired super stars as well as away series which they are very poor in.

  • kgotlaetsile.mophuti - 2012-12-09 11:03

    The indians were expecting to avenge a 4-0 series loss in england but so far it has proved to be a defferent story

  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-12-09 13:59

    India will draw this series. Just a pity its not a 5 match series.

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