Search

How England claimed seven Indian wickets on day one of the third Test

12:06 05 December 2012

Alastair Cook. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA wire

Alastair Cook. Photo credit: Nigel French/PA wire

PA Archive/Press Association Images

England carried their excellent form from Mumbai into day one of the third Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata as India were reduced to 273 for seven at the close of play.

Jimmy Anderson was particularly impressive finishing with three for 68, while Monty Panesar chipped in with two scalps. Here, Press Association Sport looks at how each wicket unfolded.

10.1 overs - 47 for one: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s decision to bat first on what appeared a placid pitch looks to be rewarded when openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir negotiate the opening 10 overs without much concern. However, their good work is undone when Sehwag is run out - turned down a third run by Gambhir - following Steven Finn’s throw from deep midwicket after Samit Patel had prevented a boundary.

25.4 overs - 88 for two: Monty Panesar, key to England’s 10-wicket series-levelling victory, outwits the in-form Cheteshwar Pujara. After bringing India’s number three forward on numerous occasions, he then surprised the batsman on the back foot with an arm ball, which snaked through the defence to hit middle-stump.

41.1 overs - 117 for three: Having made a patient half-century before lunch, Gambhir was the next to go when he tried to cut Panesar only to edge to Jonathan Trott, who took a sharp chance at slip to dismiss the opener for 60.

48.4 overs: - 136 for four: England were flying when a good-length ball from James Anderson found Virat Kohli’s outside edge with Graeme Swann taking a good low catch at second slip.

68.3 overs: - 215 for five: Yuvraj Singh survived a close lbw decision when on nought off Anderson and went on to make 32, with four fours and one six, before tamely - and lazily - punching Swann innocuously to Alastair Cook in the covers.

74.1 overs: - 230 for six: Sachin Tendulkar seemed to be a calming influence on India after some nervy moments early on and looked set for a long-awaited century but he departed for 76 after edging a lovely delivery from Anderson to wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who took the catch one-handed diving low to his right.

88.3 overs: - 268 for seven: The day already belonged to England before they picked up another wicket for good measure. Having taken the new ball in the 87th over, Anderson picked up a deserved third scalp when his delivery shaped back a little before cannoning into Ravichandran Ashwin’s stumps to leave India firmly on the back foot.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

17:01

The Premier League announced today that they are partnering with Cadbury, prompting us to devise a list of past and present Tottenham and Arsenal players with chocolatey-sounding names.

Saracens are one step closer to defending their European crown after progressing into the quarter-finals following their thrilling 10-3 victory over French giants Toulon at Allianz Park on Saturday.

Saracens’ forwards and defence coach Alex Sanderson fears a pre-match promise could now prove costly after the Hendon-based club completed the double over Toulon in their final European pool match.

Yesterday, 14:18

Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou says it will be difficult to improve on Saturday’s performance against Soham Town Rangers after his side triumphed 6-0 at Coles Park and moved within a point of the play-off spots in Ryman League Division One North.

Yesterday, 13:02

Not for the first time this season, Arsenal did it the hard way.

Yesterday, 12:00

Kevin Wimmer says he has had no desire to leave Tottenham, insisting he feels “very comfortable” at White Hart Lane and is fully focused on deputising for Jan Vertonghen again over the coming weeks.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Captain Hugo Lloris says Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Manchester City shows the progress they have made, stating that in previous seasons the Lilywhites would have succumbed to a heavy defeat against Pep Guardiola’s side.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son struck second-half goals as Spurs fought back from 2-0 down to grab a 2-2 draw in a thrilling clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Here are five talking points.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now