India v England, third Test: day two – as it happened
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In the scheme of things, India are on top, as they were at the close yesterday – particularly with Ashwin and Jadeja’s partnership lighting up the closing stages of the day for India. But given that most England followers would have anticipated waking up to the home side being 250-2 or some such, then Alastair Cook’s side deserve great credit for staying in the game, particularly with that stunning little passage of play just after tea when a rash shot, a fine run-out and a couple of excellent deliveries brought a clatter of vital wickets. All England need to do now is wrap up the innings and then bat out of their skins, for a very long time, against the best spin attack in the world on a pitch likely to turn more and more as the match goes on. What could possibly go wrong?
It’s fascinatingly poised nonetheless. Stay on the site for reports, reaction and comment, but in the meantime thanks for your company, emails and musings on bad cover versions. Bye.