India vs England Live Score Kolkata Test Day 1
INDIA 163/4(55.3) S Tendulkar*42(91) Y Singh*9(21)
INDIA: Over: 39 II Score: 136/4 (1st innings) (Tendulkar 26*)
And India lose another wicket, their fourth! Virat Kohli this time. A boundary came off the previous ball, and then Kohli nicked one to the slips. Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman.
INDIA: Over: 42 II Score: 117/3 (1st innings) (Gambhir 60)
And soon after Tendulkar scored two boundaries off Finn, Panesar picked his second wicket of the match by dismissing the set batsman Gautam Gambhir. Panesar offered some width and he attempted a cut shot, didn’t connect well and the ball went to the slip cordon where Trott took a good catch. Virat Kohli is the new batsman.
INDIA: Over: 39 II Score: 108/2 (1st innings) (Gambhir 60*)
India reached 100 runs as an edge from Tendulkar’s bat went for a boundary at third man. But Tendulkar is still not at his best as Panesar continues to impress with his line and length. Gambhir on the other hand is becoming more confident with his shots.
INDIA: Over: 29 II Score: 90/2 (1st innings) (Gambhir 50*)
That’s lunch. England would be happy after picking two wickets in that session. Gambhir is the set batsmen and India would want him to reach the three-figure mark, something which he hasn’t done for quite some time. Tendulkar is the other batsman at the crease and one need not say that the Little Master is under tremendous pressure as well.
INDIA: Over: 26 II Score: 88/2 (1st innings) (Gambhir 49*)
And Monty Panesar gets the big wicket of Pujara! It was an arm ball that spun into the right-hander. Pujara was waiting for the ball to turn away, completely missed the line. Panesar follows the dismissal with a huge celebration. Sachin Tendulkar comes to the crease.
INDIA: Over: 19 II Score: 64/1 (1st innings) ( Gambhir 33 *)
Pujara and Gambhir have stitched the innings well after Sehwag’s dismissal. Gambhir is punishing the loose deliveries and Pujara is like always looking solid at the crease.
INDIA: Over: 11 II Score: 48/1 (1st innings) (Gambhir: 24*)
Gautam Gambhir was looking confident at the crease and Sehwag too had started to find the gaps before there was a huge misunderstanding between the two openers! Sehwag flicked Anderson towards deep midwicket and he ran for the third, Gambhir refused and Sehwag is run-out! These two were looking set and now India have gifted a wicket to the Poms.
INDIA: Over: 2 II Score: 10/0 (1st innings) (Gambhir: 9*)
Steven Finn bowled the second over and Gambhir welcomed him with a boundary. The second ball got a leading edge that went past the slips for another boundary. There was a huge appeal for caught behind against Sehwag which was turned down by the umpire. Nine runs from the over.
England have made two changes. Ian Bell and Steven Finn replace Bairstow and Stuart Broad. For India, Ishant Sharma comes in for Harbhajan Singh.
TOSS: MS Dhoni has won the Toss and he has decided to bat first.
Sourav Ganguly and Arun Lal have analysed the pitch which they think is a very good batting wicket!
Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage for the third Test match to be played between India and England at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
England have shown a lot of teeth in the tournament so far and they will be high on confidence after thrashing the home team by 10 wickets in the second Test match.
England made a blunder by excluding Monty Panesar from the first Test. The left-arm spinner wreaked havoc in the second Test where he picked 11 wickets in both the innings. Apart from Pujara, none of the Indian batsmen have looked confident at the crease.