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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

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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.

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