India tour of England: Another twist by the tail


England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

An extraordinary record tenth wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson brought England back into a game they looked lost in, but India took the lead on day four of the first Test at Trent Bridge

England pair Joe Root and James Anderson broke the all-time test record for a 10th-wicket partnership on Saturday but the first Test against India at Trent Bridge looks like ending in a draw.
The home team took an unlikely 39-run lead on first innings after Root and Anderson combined for a remarkable stand of 198, beating the previous Test best by 35, to lead their side to a total of 496.

England then grabbed two late wickets to reduce India to 167 for three at the close of play.

India ended Day 4 with a lead of 128 runs with 7 wickets in hand. Despite starting well in the second innings, the Indians lost two tickets of Vijay and Pujara in successive balls. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane had to survive a tense final few overs. Both batsmen were untroubled and saw the day through without any scare.

India 457 and 167 for 3 (Pujara 55, Vijay 52, Moeen 2-39) lead England 496 (Root 154*, Anderson 81, Bhuvneshwar 5-82) by 128 runs

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