England earn morning breakthroughs

05 September 2021 23:29:33 GMTPlus11
Woakes makes breakthrough

After a difficult day on Saturday, England's bowlers fought back in Sunday's morning session, to reduce India to 329-6.

England are priced up at 1501.00 to win the Test, with India 1.001 and the draw 51.00.

India are now 230 ahead after England picked up three wickets for 59 runs in the opening hours of Sunday's play.

Chris Woakes made two key breakthroughs, getting both Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane out LBW. Jadeja had made 17 and Rahane was out for a duck. Rahane had previously survived a big LBW shout that was turned down before succumbing to Woakes.

India captain Virat Kohli seemed to steady the ship and was going well on 44 before Moeen Ali induced an edge that landed straight in the hands of Craig Overton at first slip.

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England had a number of other half chances throughout the morning's play, with edges falling just short or too wide of the slip cordon.

Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur are now tasked with racking up as big a lead as possible for the Indian side before England begin their chase.

The two, who are known as more attacking players, may have to be patient in their approach as they look to turn the screw on an England side that need to get wickets to give themselves a decent chance at chasing a manageable total.

The tail awaits, with Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj still to bat.

Woakes has the best figures of the English bowling attack, taking two wickets for 47 runs from 25 overs.

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