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PHOTOS: India humiliated at Old Trafford!

Last updated on: August 10, 2014 09:10 IST

PHOTOS: India humiliated at Old Trafford!

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A listless India capitulated to a humiliating innings and 54 runs defeat in the fourth cricket Test against England after a horrendous batting display that allowed the hosts to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

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It was abject surrender by the Indian batsmen as they were skittled out for a paltry 161 in 43 overs, after conceding a 215-run lead to England, who wrapped the match within three days.

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Image: Captain Alastair Cook (left) and James Anderson leave the field after England beat India in the fourth Test at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on Saturday
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters

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Moeen Ali plotted India's downfall

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It was again off-spinner Moeen Ali (4-39) who plotted India's downfall, the visitors losing nine wickets in the final session of play on the third day.

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Image: Moeen Ali celebrates dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Anderson and Chris Jordan picked up two wickets each

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James Anderson and Chris Jordan picked two wickets each as Chris Woakes, who shared the new ball with Anderson, started the wicket-taking after sending Murali Vijay (18) trapped LBW before the tea break.

Moeen, with 19 wickets in the series so far, is just two wickets behind James Anderson (21), who is the leading wicket-taker after the four Tests.

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Image: James Anderson (right) goes on a celebration run with Joe Root (left) and Chris Jordan (centre) after India batsman Virat Kohli is dismissed
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Chris Woakes started the wicket taking

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After conceding a first innings deficit of 215, India battled to 33-1 at tea in their second innings and trailed England by 182 on the third day.

Vijay was the only man out, trapped lbw by Chris Woakes, who replaced Broad in England's new ball attack

Vijay scored 18 runs.

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Image: Chris Woakes successfully appeals for the wicket of Murali Vijay
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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Broad forced to retire injured

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England had earlier ended their first innings on 367-9, with Broad forced to retire injured after being struck by a bouncer from Varun Aaron that he glanced into his own face.

The ball flew between his protective visor and helmet and struck Broad across the bridge of his nose; the injury left him groggy and bloodied.

Broad, on zero, had resumed after lunch by pulling Aaron for two sixes in succession before mistiming a similar effort as he aimed for a third big hit.

He recognised the severity of the blow, immediately raising an arm in a signal to the pavilion -- a warning that was a greater loss for England's bowling attack than the tail of their batting. 

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Image: England batsman Stuart Broad receives treatment after being hit by a ball
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Root and Buttler helped England build sizeable lead

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Overnight batsmen Joe Root and Jos Buttler helped England build a sizeable lead when the hosts took lunch at 325 for eight on the third day, as Indian medium-pacer Pankaj Singh struck late into the morning session with two wickets. 

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Starting on the day on 237 for six, Root (77) and Buttler (70) stitched a 134-run seventh-wicket partnership, helping the hosts stretch the first innings lead to 173 runs after a lot play was lost due to rain on Friday.

Root and Buttler started off slowly, the former reaching his fifty in the second over of the day, off 103 balls with 5 fours. They added only 14 runs in the first ten overs, as the fielding side waited for the second new ball. 

But once they did get it, India were still ineffective having allowed the two batsmen to settle down. Root-Buttler then kicked on and smacked 39 runs in the next ten overs.

Root reached a well-deserved fifty. It's his seventh Test half century and third of the series, after his 66 at Lord's and 56 at Southampton. He also made 154 not out in Nottingham.

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Image: Joe Root cuts a ball to pick up some runs, watched by India wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Buttler completed well deserved fifty

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A superb boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, through cover, helped Buttler complete a well-deserved fifty, his second in his second Test, following his 85 on debut at Southampton.

His 130-ball 70 was inclusive of 10 hits to the fence. 

The young stumper put together a 134-run seventh-wicket partnership with Root helping the hosts stretch the first innings lead.

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Image: Jos Buttler hits out during Day 3 of the fourth Test
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Pankaj ended endless wait for first Test wicket

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After bowling 69 overs, and 416 balls, Pankaj Singh finally ended what seemed like an endless wait for a first Test wicket. 

He struck late into the morning session with two wickets. 

Singh (2-99), who made his debut in the last Test at Southampton, finally took his maiden wicket late in the morning session when he had Root caught behind on a rising delivery that was sliding down the leg side. 

The burly Uttar Pradesh bowler picked his debut wicket after 69.2 overs but it did not take much time for him to pick his second when he got Buttler caught by Cheteshwar Pujara at mid-off.


Image: Pankaj Singh celebrates dismissing Joe Root
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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