Day 3: India amass huge lead

Updated: 31 July 2007 14:02 IST

India was bowled out for 481 - a first innings lead of 283 runs - on third day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Sunday.

Day 3: India amass huge lead

Trent Bridge:

England was 43 without loss at the end of day's play - trailing by 240 runs - on the third day of the second Test against India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Sunday.

At stumps, Andrew Strauss was unbeaten on 21 and Alastair Cook was batting on 17.

Earlier, India made the hosts toil hard before being bowled out for 481 and accumulated a first innings lead of 283 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly weathered the early storm to build a 96-run partnership. The two batsmen collected 84 runs off 28 overs without losing any wickets in the morning session.

Ganguly played some marvellous hook and pull shots to bring up his 28th Test fifty.

Post lunch, a shocking decision from umpire Simon Taufel resulted in Tendulkar being robbed off his century. He was given out leg before wicket for 91 runs off Paul Collingwood even when the Hawk-Eye confirmed that the ball would have passed by his off stump comfortably.

VVS Laxman then joined Ganguly at the crease and the duo continued the forward surge with a 67-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Ganguly was the second victim of some poor umpiring as he was given caught behind off Anderson for 79 runs.

Laxman and Anil Kumble then got together for a fifty-run stand to add to England'd miseries. Laxman played some glorious drives to raise his 28th Test fifty and Kumble too joined him in frustrating the English bowling attack.

Earlier, India reached 254 for three in reply to England's first innings total of 198 before bad light stopped play on day two of the second Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday.

Openers Dinesh Karthik and Wasim Jaffer raised a 147-run partnership to set up a perfect launchpad for India. This was the highest opening partnership since 1979 for India in England.

At stumps, the visitors were leading by 56 runs with Sachin Tendulkar batting on 57 and Sourav Ganguly unbeaten on four.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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