Indian pacer Pankaj Singh puts the brakes on England in Old Trafford Test
Indian fast bowler Pankaj Singh finally got wickets in Tests, claiming two to place England at 338 for 8 shortly after lunch on the third day of the Old Trafford Test.
Shortly after lunch England was leading India by 186 runs, having added a further 101 runs from their overnight score of 237 for 6 in their first innings in the fourth Test against India in Manchester today.
At the time of the filing of this report, Stuart Broad had been injured by a Varun Aaron bouncer that went through his helmet. He was bleeding and had to be taken off the field. A report on his further participation in the match is awaited.
England lost two wickets on the third day in the form of Joe Root and Jos Butler after they had scored 77 and 70 respectively. Both fell victim to Pankaj Singh.
Rain interrupted the play in the post-lunch session on the second day on Friday. England has a first innings lead of 173 runs, with two wickets in hand. India was all out for a paltry 152 in their first innings.
The five-match series is tied One-One. India had won the Second Test while England clinched the Third. The First Test had ended in a draw.
(Posted on 09-08-2014)