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PHOTOS: India build lead after Root-Anderson's record stand

Last updated on: July 12, 2014 23:33 IST

PHOTOS: Root, Anderson give England slight lead with record stand

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Joe Root and James Anderson shared an world record last-wicket stand of 198 runs to rescue England before half-centuries from Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India build the lead, on Day 4 of the opening Test against India at Trent Bridge, in Nottingham, on Saturday.

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England were bowled out for 496 shortly after lunch after Anderson was caught in the slips off Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a career-best 81, a record for an England number 11 in a Test match.

At stumps on Day 4, India were 167 for three in 48 overs to stretch their lead to 128 runs.

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Image: Joe Root (left) with James Anderson
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Root slams fourth Test century

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Yorkshire batsmen Root finished unbeaten on a splendid innings of 154, his fourth century in Tests, to provide the backbone to the hosts' innings in difficult circumstances following a collapse to 202 for seven on the previous day.

Root, who hit an unbeaten double ton in the series against Sri Lanka last month, and Anderson had reached stumps on the third day at 352 for nine. They rode their luck at times to put on another 133 in the morning session on Saturday to delight their home fans and leave the Indians stunned.

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Image: Joe Root celebrates after completing his century
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Anderson hits maiden Test fifty

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Anderson completed his maiden half-century in Tests, off 61 balls with 11 fours, in the 119th over of the innings.

He got a lifeline with his score on 45, when he hit Mohammed Shami to gully but Murali Vijay missed an easy catch and the number 11 made them pay for the lapse.

The partnership meant it was also the first time in Tests that both side's last-wicket stands have made over 100, following Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami's 111 for India's final wicket on Thursday.

Australia's Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar shared the previous record for the best last-wicket stand when they scored 163 against England at the same ground during the Ashes last year.

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Image: James Anderson plays the reverse sweep
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Bhuvneshwar claims maiden five-wicket haul in Tests

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket with figures five for 82 , while Mohammed Shami (2/128) and Ishant Sharma (3/144) were the other wicket-takers.

India tried Ravindra Jadeja (0-80) as well as some part-time off-spin from Murali Vijay (0-8), while Stuart Binny (0-37), their fifth bowler, bowled just ten overs in the entire innings.

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Image: Ishant Sharma (left) exchanges a few words with Joe Root
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Dhawan falls for 29

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India lost an early wicket in the second innings when opener Shikhar Dhawan was caught and bowled by part-time spinner Moeen Ali for a run-a-ball 29.

The visitors reached 57 for one at tea with first innings centurion Murali Vijay on 19 and Cheteshwar Pujara on eight.

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Image: Shikhar Dhawan (right) is dejected after his dismissal as England's players celebrate
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Dhawan falls for 29

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Murali Vijay, who hit a century in the first innings, continued his good form. He again took his time to settle down, playing cautiously against the new ball before completing his half-century from 111 balls.

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Image: Murali Vijay hits a six off Moeen Ali
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Vijay dismissed by Ali

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Part-time off-spinner Ali grabbed another wicket as he dismissed Vijay.

The right-hander danced down the track but got an edge and was caught behind for 52 after he put on 91 runs for the second wicket with Pujara.

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Image: Murali Vijay is caught by England wicketkeeper Matt Prior off Moeen Ali
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Vijay dismissed by Ali

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Pujara once again threw his wicket away after getting off to a good start.

The right-hander made 55 but threw his wicket away with a rash shot, cutting a short ball from Liam Plunkett straight into the hands of Ben Stokes at point, who takes it on the second attempt.

At stumps on Day 4, India were 167 for three in 48 overs to stretch their lead to 128 runs.

Rahane hit a few quick boundaries to score 18 not out from 21 balls, while Kohli was unbeaten on eight from as many balls.


Image: Liam Plunkett (left) of England celebrates with Ian Bell after dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara
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