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India vs England, Day 4: Openers script a century stand in second innings to extend England's lead to 163 runs

After A Brilliant Counter Attack By Ravichandran Ashwin That Helped India Restrict England First Innings Lead To Only 49 Runs, The English Openers Began In A Spectacular Fashion To Script A Century Partnership.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 12 Nov 2016, 05:41:05 PM
England opening batsman Haseeb Hameed (Source Getty Images)

New Delhi:

Match summary: Day 4

England openers Haseeb Hameed and Alastair Cook batted brilliantly to script a century stand in the second innings. Their unbeaten partnership took the lead to 163 while putting India under tremendous pressure.

Hameed, the youngest debutant to open for England in a test match, scored a majestic half century as the Indian bowlers looked clueless while bowling to him. He was comfortable against both seam and spin and seems all set for a big score on Sunday.

Earlier, Indian all rounder Ravichandran Ashwin rallied the tailenders around him to take India's first innings score to 488; thus restricting England's first innings lead to a meagre 49 runs.

The match has been dominated by England from the beginning while Indian spinners completely failed to exploit the home advantage.

On day 3, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara scored brilliant hundreds to take India out of any possible threat of succumbing to England’s massive score of 537.

Here are the live updates:

# England openers torment Indian bowlers with a century stand in the second innings. England took a 163 run lead as its score reached 114/0

# England opener Haseeb Hameed scored a half century and built a strong partnership with Alastair cook in the second innings. England score - 91/0

#England starts their second innings with Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed. England are 35 for no loss

#India - 488 all out

#Ashwin out on 70, c Zafar Ansari b M Ali

#Ashwin scores half century

#Ashwin just a run away from half century

#Ravindra Jadeja c Haseeb Hameed b Adil Rashid on 12

#Ashwin nears half century mark

#Ashwin and Jadeja at crease India are 449 for 7

#India are 436 for 7, Saha out on 35 c Bairstow b M Ali

# 400 up for Indian team

#Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha batting 

#Ajinkiya Rahane out bowled by Zafar Ansari

#Kohli becomes out hit-wicket 

#Huge cheers from the crowd as Kohli and Rahane walk in to bat

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First Published : 12 Nov 2016, 08:18:00 AM