Cricket: India put brakes on England

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After losing three wickets, India have steadied the ship against England in their second innings of the final day of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
England produced a rousing first hour in the field, with Stuart Broad dismissing overnight batsmen Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and Liam Plunkett castling Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his first ball of the day.
But once Broad and fellow paceman James Anderson were taken out of the attack, India were able to put the brakes on the hosts and repair the damage, with Ravindra Jadeja and Stuart Binny holding out to take the score to 230-6 at lunch. That represented a lead of 191 for the tourists.
Resuming on 167-3, Virat Kohli could not add to his overnight total of 8 before he was trapped lbw by Broad. It was a fine ball by Broad, full, angled in and destined for middle stump had it not hit the pads.
In his next over, Broad struck again when Ajinkya Rahane (24) edged behind to Matt Prior. Rahane was drawn into playing just wide of off stump but succeeded only in nicking a simple catch to the wicketkeeper.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni found Alastair Cook at first slip off Broad on five, but Cook dropped the straightforward opportunity.
Dhoni did not take full advantage of his reprieve, adding just six more before Liam Plunkett split his stumps to leave India wobbling. However, Binny was a calming presence, while Jadeja lingered with 18no in 76 deliveries.
England will now need quick wickets after the resumption to retain any hopes of victory.

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