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England take 338-run lead against India

Posted on Aug 17 2014 | IANS

London, Aug 17 : England took a massive first innings lead of 338 runs in the fifth and final cricket Test against India when they were bowled out for 486 shortly after an hour's play on the third day at The Oval here Sunday.

Resuming the day at 385/7, the England lower order put on another 101 runs in only 11.3 overs in the morning session as middle-order batsman Joe Root (149 not out) scored his second century of the series.

Left hander Stuart Broad also played a quick cameo of 37 off just 21 balls to propel England to a strong total.

Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers clinching 4/96 including two wickets Sunday while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wrapped up the England innings to end with figures of 3/72.

India, who were bowled out in their first innings for 148 runs, are trailing the series 1-2.

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