England v India: Third Test, Southampton, day five as it happened

England beat India by 266 runs in the third Test and square the series at 1-1.

31 July 2014 Last updated at 10:30

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As it happened

  1. 13:51: 

    It's been a long time coming, but England are finally back to winning ways in the Test match arena. They've now got a few days to put their feet up before battle resumes at Old Trafford next Thursday

    It's time for us to sign off now, but make sure you read Stephan Shemilt's match report and keep an eye out for more reaction during the course of the day on the BBC Sport website. See you next week!

  2.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think Rohit Sharma is the answer for India. If they score enough runs and pick R Ashwin, they will cause a lot of problems for England who have a lot of left-handers in their batting order.

    "I fancy England to win the series now, if they play to their full ability. It's shocked me how they stuttered and spluttered but when they play as they did in this Test match, there's only one winner. Is this a one-off or the start of a new beginning? We'll find that out in the next two Test matches."

  3.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    On James Anderson and his alleged altercation with Ravindra Jadeja at Trent Bridge: "The Indian people seem to support their man, the ECB support Jimmy, but you should never support your best friend if he is wrong. It's about did he do anything wrong? If he didn't then give him all the support you can.

    "If he shoved somebody - sorry, you can't do that. We know what a nice guy he is but he gives some of the worst verbals, I don't call that sledging, it's not funny. I wish someone at the ECB would say it is time to stop. You should be able to bowl competitively and with skill without that. It does not do Jimmy any good."

  4. 13:44: 
    England reaction

    More from England coach Peter Moores on Sky Sports: "Gary Ballance has cemented his place at three, Joe Root has shown his adaptability at five, the captain and Ian Bell got runs, Moeen getting wickets was nice and Anderson and Broad led the attack doing a great job. Chris Woakes was so unlucky not to get wickets. What we saw over the last five days was a team giving their heart and soul for England."

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    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special
    James Anderson

    "James Anderson bowled differently here. He ran in today with real intent - he's showed real aggression in this Test match. Not with his mouth, but with his bowling. He can swing and seam an orange, but it's about getting the ball into the corridor of uncertainty."

  6. 13:40: 
    England reaction

    England coach Peter Moores on Sky Sports: "I'm very pleased for everyone in the set-up - we needed a win, that's what we were aiming for. If we play that sort of cricket, we've got a chance of winning Test matches. The captain was quite emotional when he came out at lunch on the first day, the reception of the crowd has been great all the way through and the noise the kids made today was fantastic.

    "Alastair really wanted to be contributing to the team and he's had a huge influence on this match as a batter and a captain, so he can be proud of his resilience. He's established a strong front-foot base, and we know he's a good back-foot player."

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    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "From the body language of India on the first morning when that catch went down, I thought 'aye aye'. Bell then had that LBW, when he was plumb, he went on to make 160. Broad and Anderson were superb, then Moeen got six wickets. The crux is, have you got a match-winning spinner in the second innings? He's done it - that is a huge bonus for England."

  8.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I am pleased for England and Alastair in particular because I know how important it is to get runs. He's got that monkey off his back, and he can think, 'can I become the batsman I was?' They have won well, and it's turned around from Lord's when India played superb cricket. Everything has changed in a week."

  9. 13:36: 
    England reaction
    Peter Moores & Alastair Cook

    Peter Moores on Alastair Cook: "His strength is the tougher it gets the better he gets. To bat was the right decision, and that reception at lunch-time when he was on 48 was a boost and an emotional moment. He is totally committed to England, he knows he has areas to improve but to bat and captain so well shows he is evolving for the future."

  10.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Captaincy doesn't come into it when players play well and the teams wins. Nobody sacks a winning captain!"

  11. 13:35: 
    England reaction

    England coach Peter Moores, speaking to TMS: "The way we attacked it, to be on the front foot paid dividends. The senior players have had challenges this summer but they really came to this game. Jimmy and Stuart led the attack with a style and a drive, but generally it was a collective effort."

  12.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a top win - almost everything went well. The public wants to see an England side winning, but also playing well. We've been patchy earlier in the summer but, after the criticism at Lord's, they had to get their act together. They have done exactly that.

    "Once India put down Alastair Cook on the first morning, England have kicked on. When Cook has made runs in the past, it gives England a platform and lifts the dressing room. His batting is the focal point - when he bats well, it makes it easier for the team."

  13. 13:34:  
    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Here's what Geoffrey Boycott thought of it all. Listen to his analysis on Test Match Special now...

  14. 13:31: 

    Selfies are the order of the day at the Rose Bowl now - James Anderson happy to oblige in front of young supporters and their cameras. Everyone is all smiles, at long last.

  15.   
    Steve Harmison, Ex-England pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "His captaincy has been good this week. A lot of things have gone for him, winning the toss is the first thing and getting runs. His batting was excellent and that transferred into his captaincy. Some of his bowling decisions were spot on."

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    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "One win does not make a summer but it makes things easier. I thought Alastair Cook did well, rotated his bowlers well. The captain is always under scrutiny, and it won't dissipate. He will realise that, but it's easing."

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    Gary Ballance & Jos Buttler

    Fenners: Hard work on day one set up the win. Cook & and allance were excellent under pressure. Gave Cook a rapturous reception and he responded.

    Mike Fisher: It all starts with big runs from the top four giving freedom to the middle order and then the bowlers, needs to happen regularly.

  18. 13:24: 

    England's early finish gives them plenty of time to soak up the victory - with Alastair Cook walking around the perimeter of the Rose Bowl, signing autographs for young fans. It was kids for a quid at the Test today. I'm sure a few of those youngsters will be suitably inspired.

  19. 13:23: 

    The next Test is at Old Trafford and begins on 7 August - a traditional Thursday start. The final match of the series is at The Oval on 15-19 August.

  20. 13:22: 
    England player reaction

    More from Alastair Cook on TMS, asked about the Anderson hearing: "It is what it is, my hands are tied. I just hope that in our eyes the right decision comes out of it and Jimmy is available for his home Test match."

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    Ben, London: I would love to see Plunkett and Finn come in for the remainder of this series for Jordan and Woakes but it would make the tail look a little long. If Sir Jimmy is banned I think Samit Patel deserves a chance, a brilliant batsman and would offer plenty of overs of spin to lighten the workload of the quicks.

    Andy, St Albans: As big a fan as I am of Alastair Cook, I was in agreement with Vaughan and co that he needed a break from cricket after that wretched performance at Lord's. Absolutely chuffed to bits that he's proved everyone wrong and turned it round both with the bat and as captain, an outstanding Test match. Job only half done though as far as the series is concerned.

  22. 13:19: 
    England player reaction

    Alastair Cook on TMS, regarding form and captaincy: "It was getting to a crux situation, if it had carried on like that who knows what would have happened? But from one to 11 everyone contributed. But I want to mention Chris Woakes, to not get a wicket was very unlucky but he looks like an international bowler.

    "One game does not change everything, and we know how important my runs are from the top of the order. I don't know if my captaincy got dragged into it but when you are losing there will be focus on it."

  23. 13:17: 
    England player reaction

    England captain Alastair Cook speaking to TMS: "It's been a really good week, I had a good feeling coming into it but we almost played the perfect game. It does not mean we have cracked it but it was pretty good."

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    Moeen Ali

    Andrew from York: Will we have to call Moeen a "part-time batsman" now? Well bowled chap. Not just Bell & Cook who answered some critics this week.

    Tim Burns: Am shocked! England win and Kevin Pietersen was not in the team! Has anyone broken the news to him?

  25.   
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's one of the best Test matches I've seen England play - it was hot, hard and gritty cricket and England came out on top."

  26. 13:14: 
    MAN OF THE MATCH

    England paceman James Anderson: "It was a good day for us yesterday, I don't think we lost a session so it's credit to all the players. It makes it a lot easier for us with runs on the board - it could easily be Gary Ballance or Ian Bell up here as man of the match, while Moeen Ali was outstanding today.

    "We've enjoyed the week - there was a slightly different atmosphere in the field, we've thrown ourselves about and hopefully that can continue. The ball swung both innings which makes my job a lot easier. We'll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow with the hearing, I think we've done brilliantly to put it out of our minds and concentrate on the cricket."

  27. 13:13: 
    England player reaction
    England cricket team

    England captain Alastair Cook: "It was a bit of a scramble for the souvenir stumps at the end as it was some people's first win and I want them to remember that. But the senior players stood up as well, the team was fantastic from one to 11.

    "Moeen Ali's bowling has come on leaps and bounds this summer, he's fronted up to the responsibility, worked really hard and responded well. Getting six wickets to win the game, you couldn't ask for more.

    "Jos Buttler batted well and no-one's talking about his keeping, which was great. Jimmy told me it must be a bowler who keeps choosing man of the match as he keeps winning them, but he bowled brilliantly."

  28. 13:12: 
    India player reaction

    More from India captain Mahendra Dhoni on his team selection: "We never used the fifth bowler in the first two Tests so I thought with Shikhar, Rohit and Vijay around we would be able to use the batsmen who bowl a bit. We'll have to think about if for the next Test as the extra batsman didn't really score anything - a lot will depend on the kind of wicket that's provided but I don't expect it to be different to the wicket here.

    "Ishant Sharma definitely won't be fit for the fourth Test. Pankaj Singh bowled really well, he was the one person bowling the right length and he was unlucky not to get wickets. Whenever I asked him to bowl he gave it everything."

  29. 13:11: 
    England player reaction

    James Anderson on the upcoming hearing following his alleged altercation with Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test: "I'm not sure, we'll have to wait and see. It's been in the background and we have done outstandingly well as a team to put it out of our minds. Once I'm out on the field the one thing on my mind is to take wickets, and I did that."

  30.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "India missed Ishant Sharma this week, he would have bowled well here on day one. But for not one of the Indian top seven not to get a hundred is not the standards they would have set themselves."

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    Mary in Somerset: "I am so happy for the win and for Alastair Cook - despite all the drubbing he has taken from the 'pundits' I do firmly believe the cricket supporters were behind him. This showed in the ovations he received for his innings in this match. Well done to the whole team!

  32. 13:08: 
    England player reaction

    More from James Anderson on TMS: "Chris Woakes was outstanding and deserved some wickets, I'm sure they will come for him if he bowls like that again. Moeen has improved and if he can bowl like that on days four or five he will be an asset."

  33. 13:07: 
    India player reaction
    Mahendra Dhoni

    India captain Mahendra Dhoni: "I don't think we played good cricket, I think we played the fast bowlers well but we let Moeen bowl well, he bowled good lines and we could have been a bit more positive against him. There were a couple of wickets in the first innings that had a big impact on the game, as did the last session last night, as a lot of them were soft dismissals."

  34. 13:06: 
    England player reaction
    James Anderson

    England bowler James Anderson on TMS: "It's incredible, it's been a frustrating few months in Tests and the way we played over five days we didn't lose a session, it was a great effort by everyone and we are delighted to win. When you have new guys coming into the team it can be quite difficult, hopefully it sets us off on a run."

  35.   
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "James Anderson has bowled fantastically well, but it's been a fantastic team performance and a thoroughly enjoyable Test match. Everyone did their bit. It shows there must be a good feeling of togetherness in that England dressing room."

  36.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have produced over 13 sessions, they have won every one and that takes some doing. That feeling of winning has come back, and they have to enjoy this moment - bottle it up. They need the same vibe going to Old Trafford, but I fear when English teams get praised, I always feel they need to be prodded to improve. But Alastair Cook would have taken that - they have been tremendous."

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    Robert in the Philippines: Yes, finally England have won a Test but I think there are still issues to be resolved so that the team is ready for the Ashes in 2015. Both Woakes and Jordan bowled 37 overs between them and no wickets. Yes we can look to Moeen now but we need a third fast bowler and I wonder where is that bowler? Finn? Plunkett? Are the Aussies looking at this series and feeling really scared of the England team?

  38.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I really feel the series could depend on that decision. Jimmy Anderson leads the field, sets the tone, every time he gets the ball in his hand, as a commentator, I sense something is going to happen. Anderson would be such a big loss for England."

  39. 13:01: 

    Just joining us? Welcome...

    The big news is that England have taken less than a session to take India's final six wickets and seal a 266-run win. The heroes? Well, James Anderson got the key wickets of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni with his trademark outswingers before Moeen Ali took another four wickets to take his innings tally to six. England were ruthless.

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    Will Stebbing: Textbook performance by England. Big runs, declare. Seam bowlers perform. Quick runs, declare. Spinner seals it.

    Nick Reeve: Get in! That Moeen Ali is a useful player to say the least...

    First Line: Anyone noticed that most of Moeen's wickets are from straight balls? Well done England!

  41.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's the most remarkable turn-around in a week, the key was batting first and getting a good score. The captain getting runs sent a message to the dressing room. Get runs on the board and scoreboard pressure is there. Jimmy was off his game at Lord's but you don't keep those players quiet for long. You look at that hearing on Friday and that could play a big part in this series."

  42. 12:56: 
    Final scorecard

    India 178 (66.4 overs) - England win by 266 runs

    Batsman: Rahane 52*

    Fall of wickets: 26-1 (Vijay 12), 29-2 (Pujara 2), 80-3 (Dhawan 37), 89-4 (Kohli 28), 112-5 (Sharma 6), 120-6 (Dhoni 6), 152-7 (Jadeja 15), 152-8 (Kumar 0), 154-9 (Shami 0), 178-10 (Pankaj 9)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 14-5-24-2, Broad 13-6-22-0, Woakes 11-3-23-0, Moeen 20.4-4-67-6, Jordan 5-0-22-0, Root 2-0-5-1, Ballance 1-0-5-0.

    England 1st innings: 569-7 dec (Bell 167, Ballance 156)

    India 1st innings: 330 (Rahane 54, Dhoni 50, Anderson 5-53)

    England 2nd innings: 205-4 dec (Cook 70*, Root 56)

    Scorecard

  43. 12:56: 

    So, the England players reach the privacy of their dressing room to celebrate as a group before the presentations. That victory champagne will be vintage - and taste very sweet after all that has gone on since Stuart Broad blew away Australia in Durham last year.

  44.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "A brilliant performance by England. Jimmy Anderson was magnificent, he led the attack but they have all played their part. The senior players who had poor Tests at Lord's all arrived this week, and Buttler brought life to this team. To lose by 266 runs is an absolute hammering but it sets it up nicely for the rest of the series."

  45. 12:51: 

    The England players share around the six stumps as souvenirs of a memorable, and much-deserved victory. They then head off to shake hands with the India players who line up on the outfield to clap the hosts all the way up the steps to their dressing room.

  46. 12:48: 
    ENGLAND WIN BY 266 RUNS

    There it is, then. England win the third Test at the Rose Bowl, levelling the five-match series at 1-1. Alastair Cook walks round his team, shaking them firmly by the hand - reserving a particular warm embrace for his senior players. Back slaps all round.

    England win a Test match for the first time since last August, and at the 11th attempt.

  47. 12:48: 
    WICKET- Pankaj b Moeen 9 (Ind 178 all out)
    Ajinkya Rahane and Pankay Singh walk off

    After clattering back-to-back fours, Pankaj Singh misses a straight from Moeen Ali and is bowled. Cue English celebrations.

    Scorecard

  48. 12:46: 
    50 FOR RAHANE- Ind 170-9

    Pankaj Singh defends his first ball into the covers, sways out of the way of his second and then tips a single from his third. Chris Woakes then manages to get Ajinkya Rahane to nick off but the ball lands short of the slip cordon. The batsman recovers his poise to strike four over cover to bring up his half-century - his fourth in eight Tests. Pankaj is on strike to Moeen for the next over...

  49.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Everything Alastair Cook has touched has worked, all round as a captain to score 165 runs in the match and captain the side the way he has, under pressure, he deserves to be man-of-the-match."

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  50. 12:41: 
    Ind 165-9

    The entire field is up now as England strive for the final wicket which will kick off their celebrations. As a result, Ajinkya Rahane sweeps consecutive fours to reach 48 not out. However, it leaves Pankaj Singh on strike for the next over. Get ready...

  51.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have been brilliant, they have won every single session. I hope they remember the team song - it's been a while since they sang it and they have a lot of new faces."

  52. 12:38: 
    Ind 157-9 (England need one wicket to win)

    Can Chris Woakes nip in with a wicket? Not yet, as Ajinkya Rahane scoops two into the wide open spaces of the off side before refusing to take a single to long leg. He's got as much faith in Pankaj Singh - a genuine number 11 - as you would if the Chuckle Brothers were moving your finest furniture. He does, however, manage one from the final delivery of the over to retain the strike.

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    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a dead straight ball, and he missed it. What a moment for Moeen Ali, he got a hundred at Headingley that was out of character and now he's got five wickets here."

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  54. 12:31: 
    WICKET- Shami b Moeen 0 (Ind 154-9)
    Moeen Ali

    High fives all round for Moeen Ali, who takes his place on the Rose Bowl honours board with his fifth wicket - Mohammed Shami being bowled by a quick, straight one. Timbers rattled, England euphoric.

    Scorecard

  55. 12:30: 
    Scorecard update

    India 153-8 (62 overs) - target 445

    Batsmen: Rahane 36*, Shami 0*

    Fall of wickets: 26-1 (Vijay 12), 29-2 (Pujara 2), 80-3 (Dhawan 37), 89-4 (Kohli 28), 112-5 (Sharma 6), 120-6 (Dhoni 6), 152-7 (Jadeja 15), 152-8 (Kumar 0)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 14-5-24-2, Broad 13-6-22-0, Woakes 9-3-15-0, Moeen 18-4-50-4, Jordan 5-0-22-0, Root 2-0-5-1, Ballance 1-0-5-0.

    England 1st innings: 569-7 dec (Bell 167, Ballance 156)

    India 1st innings: 330 (Rahane 54, Dhoni 50, Anderson 5-53)

    England 2nd innings: 205-4 dec (Cook 70*, Root 56)

    Scorecard

  56. 12:29: 
    Eng 153-8 (England need two wickets to win)

    Ajinkya Rahane is the last of India's recognised batsmen now, and he's almost undone by a snorter from Chris Woakes which sizzles past the outside side and is taken at a decent height by Jos Buttler. Trying to disrupt the bowler's rhythm, Rahane takes a couple of steps down the wicket and eases a single into the leg side. That leaves Mohammed Shami to see out the over, and he does so by playing and missing in an almost reckless manner.

  57.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have played well, the senior players have got runs and taken wickets. The Indians haven't played so well, so the gap's got bigger. I didn't think there was that much between the two sides. In the previous Test, not enough of England's players played well as a unit, they were a bit disunited - not falling out but you could not say seven or eight players were going to play well on a given day."

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  58.   
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's Alastair Cook's match, this - they moved Anderson to that spot the ball before the wicket. A beautifully pitched off break turned off the pitch, took the edge and went to Anderson in the gully. It was a difficult ball to play when you've just come in."

  59. 12:21: 
    WICKET- Kumar c Anderson b Moeen 0 (Ind 152-8)

    A fourth wicket in the innings for Moeen Ali, who sends Bhuvneshwar Kumar packing for a three-ball duck. Bowling over the wicket to the right-handed batsman, he induces an inside edge onto the batsman's pads and the ball loops up for James Anderson to take an excellent diving catch in the second slip/gully region. A double-wicket maiden for Moeen. Get that champagne on ice.

    Scorecard

  60.   
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was more a misjudgement of the length and he yorked himself. It was slightly over-pitched, but he played over the top of it, and he was stunned - he didn't want to go."

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  61. 12:17: 
    WICKET- Jadeja b Moeen 15 (Ind 152-7)
    Ravindra Jadeja is bowled

    Goldenarm strikes again, but it's a horrible shot from the left-handed Ravindra Jadeja who tries to hit against the spin and Moeen Ali sneaks the ball between bat and pad.

    Scorecard

  62. 12:16: 
    Ind 152-6 (target 445)

    Tall, athletic and with a warm smile on his face, Chris Woakes continues. He certainly deserves a wicket for his efforts in this Test, but will have to make do with a maiden over for now.

  63.  
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    Matt in Bracknell: How about Che Pujara, Pujara, whatever will be, will be?

    Tom: Woakes Me Up Before You Go Go?

    Pete, Bolton: Aggers do, do, do.

  64. 12:13: 
    Ind 152-6 (England need four more wickets)

    Between overs, two of England's senior players, Alastair Cook and James Anderson, discuss tactics. Moeen Ali has slipped into a groove now and continues to get turn and bounce outside of the left-hander's off stump. Ravindra Jadeja does manage another single before excellent work on the boundary by Stuart Broad limits Ajinkya Rahane to three runs at fine leg.

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    James, Essex: I do hope all those calling for Cook's resignation have a long hard look at themselves. It was team failures as well as Cook's misfiring batting. Look at the great decisions he made yesterday evening bringing Ali on and Joe Root both to take wickets. Great captaincy, great decisions. Let's be clear a captain isn't going to get every decision correct, but Cook is doing a great job, why not get behind him instead of kicking him?

  66. 12:08: 
    Ind 148-6 (target 445)

    Chris Woakes, still wicketless in this Test, begins a new over. A good yorker is dug out by Ravindra Jadeja, who pulls the next ball - a bouncer - to square leg for a single.

  67.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a very good cricket pitch once the bowlers have sussed out how to take wickets, they have hit the deck and banged it in. It suits our type of bowling. It's also turned a bit, and we need more pitches that turn like this, and the more Moeen can learn on pitches like this the more wickets he will take."

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  68. 12:03: 
    Scorecard update

    India 147-6 (57 overs) - target 445

    Batsmen: Rahane 32*, Jadeja 13*

    Fall of wickets: 26-1 (Vijay 12), 29-2 (Pujara 2), 80-3 (Dhawan 37), 89-4 (Kohli 28), 112-5 (Sharma 6), 120-6 (Dhoni 6)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 14-5-24-2, Broad 13-6-22-0, Woakes 6-2-13-0, Moeen 16-3-46-2, Jordan 5-0-22-0, Root 2-0-5-1, Ballance 1-0-5-0.

    England 1st innings: 569-7 dec (Bell 167, Ballance 156)

    India 1st innings: 330 (Rahane 54, Dhoni 50, Anderson 5-53)

    England 2nd innings: 205-4 dec (Cook 70*, Root 56)

    Scorecard

  69. 12:02: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Ind 147-6 (target 445)

    Rather than being sent to graze at fine leg like some fast bowlers would be, James Anderson remains in the thick of the action as he stands on the drive when the left-handed Ravindra Jadeja is on strike for Moeen Ali's bowling. Three dots, a single for Jadeja before Ajinkya Rahane unfurls a beautiful drive through the off side to add another four to his swelling total. Drinks.

  70.   
    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport at the Rose Bowl

    "When was the last time we heard the Barmy Army trumpeter? Living On A Prayer in Sydney? Billy is here today in the hope of serenading that elusive England victory. The theme from Rocky - only four more blows needed for the knockout."

  71. 11:58: 
    Ind 142-6 (England need four wickets to win)

    James Anderson is sent for a breather, but there's no respite for India as Chris Woakes delivers a jaffa first up which Ajinkya Rahane almost nibbles at. The right-arm quick does find Rahane's edge later in the over, but the ball runs away for four in the gap between the slip cordon and gully. Playing a determined knock, the little right-hander then turns two off his pads.

  72.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I see a different team to the one that played at Lord's, similar players, but different performances. We have been patchy, it's hard to win Tests when you are patchy. Where do we go from here? We're all so pleased they are playing well, can they do it again? Is it the turnaround for individuals and the collective unit? The selectors and Cook will be hoping that, he's hoping he's got the monkey off his back. Can we start to get more consistent performances all round?"

  73. 11:53: 
    Ind 136-6 (target 445)

    Any width from Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja is going to cash in - the left-hander slicing four through backward point. It's the only blemish on another tidy over from England's spinner.

  74.  
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    Tony Miles, Manchester: How about Last Night A Vijay Saved My Life, Dhoni Make My Brown Eyes Blue, and obviously I'm Singh In The Rain...

    James Hudson: Dhawan Miss A Thing - the Aerosmith classic.

    Dave Love: Love Me Tendulkar - Elvis.

  75. 11:51: 
    Ind 132-6 (Anderson 14-5-24-2)

    Tall, trim and getting tight to the wicket, James Anderson is offering the Indian batsmen no room for error - almost to the point of suffocation and Ajinkya Rahane gets off strike with a single before Ravindra Jadeja turns two into three courtesy of an overthrow. It's tough going for them out there.

  76.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special
    James Anderson

    "James Anderson can give it everything because from tomorrow he could be on holiday! All through the summer he's moved the ball, but here it's been the aggression - we've seen deliveries go through at an alarming height. When you bowl five or six miles an hour more it makes a massive difference. At this level 82 mph to 88 mph is a huge difference. He and Pankaj have been the best bowlers here because they've hit the deck."

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  77. 11:47: 
    Ind 128-6 (Rahane 21, Jadeja 5)

    A mixed bag from Moeen Ali, who gets one to rip past Ravindra Jadeja's outside edge before dropping short and being hammered through point for four. Already, Jadeja looks like he's going to counter-attack, rather than digging in.

  78.   
    Geoffrey Boycott, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Who was the politician who said a week is a long time in politics? It's been a long time in cricket, it's all changed - body language, everything, but the difference has been the aggression in the bowling. Jimmy's been at the batsmen, really hitting the deck, and it makes such a difference."

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  79. 11:43: 
    Ind 124-6 (target 445)

    Almost! James Anderson bowls another crackerjack of a delivery - the type of which has already accounted for Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni this morning - but it's too good to find Ajinkya Rahane's outside edge. The three-strong slip cordon could be brought into action at any moment.

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    Tom Griffiths: Jimmy seems to be running on rage today!

    Bhavin Manish Shah: DRS would have saved Sharma.

    David Gibson: I hope all of you anti-Cookists are enjoying your breakfast humble pie!!

  81. 11:40: 
    Ind 124-6 (England need four wickets to win)

    England captain Alastair Cook marks the arrival of the left-handed Ravindra Jadeja at the crease by bringing off-spinner Moeen Ali into the attack. Aiming for the rough outside off stump, there's plenty of spin out there for the all-rounder who begins with a maiden over.

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    Alex Canham: What A Difference Jadeja Makes.

    Bob Orwin: Anything by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

    Jamie McLean: Dhoni Look Back in Anger.

  83. 11:36: 
    Ind 124-6 (target 445)

    Wearing luminous yellow batting gloves, Ravindra Jadeja lunges forward at an in-ducker and gets a fortunate inside edge to fine leg for a single which gets him off the mark. It feels as though there is always a wicket round the corner at the moment for James Anderson.

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    Nick, Plymouth: Surely can't see Prior getting his place back in this team - any doubts about Buttler's keeping have been disproved this Test match, and he can bat!

  85. 11:33: 
    Scorecard update

    India 123-6 (49 overs) - target 445

    Batsmen: Rahane 21*, Jadeja 0*

    Fall of wickets: 26-1 (Vijay 12), 29-2 (Pujara 2), 80-3 (Dhawan 37), 89-4 (Kohli 28), 112-5 (Sharma 6), 120-6 (Dhoni 6)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 11-4-19-2, Broad 13-6-22-0, Woakes 5-2-7-0, Moeen 12-2-33-2, Jordan 5-0-22-0, Root 2-0-5-1, Ballance 1-0-5-0.

    England 1st innings: 569-7 dec (Bell 167, Ballance 156)

    India 1st innings: 330 (Rahane 54, Dhoni 50, Anderson 5-53)

    England 2nd innings: 205-4 dec (Cook 70*, Root 56)

    Scorecard

  86. 11:33: 
    Ind 123-6 (England need four wickets to win)

    Ajinkya Rahane is looking in determined mood this morning - watching a Stuart Broad wide go through to the keeper, then tickling a single down to long leg. A leg-bye completes the scoring in another decent set of six from Broad.

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    Peter: Despite all the positive rhetoric about England's performance is it not of concern that no Indian player has been bowled (Vijay played on) so far in this match? Lovely day in Limassol.

  88. 11:29: 
    In 120-6 (target 445)

    James Anderson is enjoying himself now, smiling as Ravindra Jadeja takes his place in the middle. The Burnley Express now has seven wickets in the match.

  89.   
    Andrew Samson, BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "England keepers with most dismissals on debut - Chris Read had eight, Alan Knott had seven and Buttler joins Steve Rhodes on six."

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  90.   
    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special
    England celebrate as Mahendra Dhoni walks off

    "Any anxiety and nerves they had this morning surely now have been swept away."

  91.   
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a jaffa! A beautiful delivery, drew Dhoni forward, then just angled in and left him and a good healthy edge through to Buttler."

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  92. 11:24: 
    WICKET- Dhoni c Buttler b Anderson 6 (Ind 120-6)
    Mahendra Dhoni edges to the keeper

    Another one bites the dust! Another Jimmy Anderson special - the one which nips away from the right-hander - does for MS Dhoni, who edges behind to a gleeful Jos Buttler.

    Scorecard

  93. 11:23: 
    Ind 116-5 (target 445)

    Ajinkya Rahane is being watchful early on - letting the ball through to the keeper as much as possible. It looks good when it works but it feels like a dangerous game with Stuart Broad nipping the ball back off a length. Just two runs in the over, with Rahane knocking two into the covers.

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    James Vaughan: Godfather of English cricket songs is The Kinks' You Brearley Got Me.

    Sheldon W. Serrao: God bless you, please Mr. Anderson...

  95. 11:18: 
    Ind 112-5 (England need five wickets to win)

    India get up and running for the day when MS Dhoni presses forward and takes a quick single into the covers - a shy at the stumps missing and allowing the batsmen to come back for a second run. Other than that, it's another searching, probing over by James Anderson.

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    Queen

    Del in Torquay: England's fortunes over the past year or so can be summed up in songs by Queen: Another One Bites The Dust - We Are The Champions - Under Pressure - It's A Hard Life and, with a win today, A Kind Of Magic.

  97.   
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There will be a partnership today, and Cook will have to change the bowlers around, calm the nerves and tell them the wickets will come."

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  98. 11:14: 
    Ind 112-5 (target 445)

    It's good to see the Rose Bowl filling up with supporters of both sides. The England fans have had something to cheer about early on, and Alastair Cook employs three slips and a gully for Ajinkya Rahane who is trying to get on the front foot against Stuart Broad. Another maiden. India haven't scored a run this morning yet.

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    Steve in Oxford: Team song (see 10:37)? Well there's the Undertones' "Jimmy Jimmy" and Anita Ward's "You can ring my Bell."

    John, Herefordshire: Team song should be Wrecking Bell.

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    Alex Reilly: Sharma-lamma ding dong! That will do very nicely. Well bowled Jimmy!

    Jack Butcher: James Anderson is just world class.

    Ryan: Love that 'feather of an edge'. First blood drawn of the day.

  101. 11:10: 
    Ind 112-5 (England need five wickets to win)

    MS Dhoni is the new batsman to the crease - does he have a long, patient innings in him? Or will he go down all guns blazing? Somehow, I suspect it might be the latter. Wicket-maiden for James Anderson.

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    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special
    Rohit Sharma

    "It was full length, with a hint of swing that dragged him forward and it was a feather through to the keeper. A great start for England, just what they needed."

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  103. 11:06: 
    WICKET- R Sharma c Buttler b Anderson 6 (Ind 112-5)
    England celebrate the wicket of Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma doesn't last long - and it's that man Jimmy Anderson who does the damage, getting one to shape away from the right-hander and take the groping outside edge. One down, five to go.

    Scorecard

  104. 11:04: 
    Ind 112-4 (England need six wickets to win)

    Nice areas, Stuart Broad! The rangy England seamer gets us under way on this fifth day and he immediately slips into a land-it-on-a-sixpence groove. Hit the top of off all day and the hosts should win. Maiden over.

  105. 10:59: 
    England in a huddle

    I'm fairly certain the fella in charge of the Rose Bowl PA system has turned up 'Jerusalem' today as the players make their way to the middle. As the England players gather round in one final huddle, the Indian batsmen slowly make their way to what will need to become their trench for the day. They need to dig in.

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    John, Basingstoke: Re... team song suggestions, what about Moeen River?

  107. 10:56: 

    It will be interesting to see how James Anderson approaches today, after he clashed with Ajinkya Rahane at the close of play last night. Was it harmless sledging, or does the Burnley Express need to stop getting into such scrapes?

  108.   
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jos Buttler's has had a good game so far, there was a good catch yesterday and he's looked pretty nimble. He's showed how exciting he could be down the order, and behind the stumps he's shown you don't have to look pretty to do the job, and he took a good catch standing up last night."

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  109.   
    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport at the Rose Bowl

    "No need to describe the weather - you know it's blistering. The outfield is scorched brown. India playing a very poor game of football once more. No need to ask who the best player is. MS Dhoni patrols the midfield, ball-winner, passer. I'm told there's a huge queue of people trying to get inside the ground, while the M3 looked jammed too. Could be a healthy crowd. The highlight of the morning so far? Geoffrey Boycott carrying no fewer than three hats through security."

  110. 10:51: 
    Captain Cook leads from the front
    Alastair Cook

    Perhaps the biggest positive of all for England is the return to form of skipper Alastair Cook. He has scored 165 runs with the bat and his captaincy has been impressive.

    "It would be a sweet victory for Alastair Cook, who, after taking a lot of criticism, has had an excellent match, both as a batsman and as a captain," wrote BBC chief cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew in his column for BBC Sport.

    "Cook is moving his feet, hitting the ball in the right places and is completely transformed in every way. For some time, he has probably not liked cricket very much, but now he looks as if he is enjoying it once more.

    "If England do complete victory, I'll be interested to talk to him, because for 10 successive Tests I have interviewed him when his team have not won, and nine of those have been in pretty poor circumstances for him and the team."

  111.   
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a big day, but you can't take anything for granted. England were five down at Headingley and came within a ball of saving it. They need to stick to their discipline, but there is a lot of batting to come and it's still a good pitch to bat on."

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    Your England team song ideas/theories are flooding in already...

    Brockerz: Team song? Perhaps; Sharma sharma sharma chameleon, played missed and bowled, played missed and bowled.

    Jon: Team song is Livin on a Prayer.

    Brown Gordon: Sing when you're winning?

  113. 10:46: 
    Marvellous Moeen
    Moeen Ali

    The weather is set fair, the pitch is turning and Moeen Ali is on a roll - starting the day with figures of 2-33. He now has 11 wickets at an average of 33 in the series so far. To put that into context, in 2011 Graeme Swann took 13 wickets at 40.69 in a four-match series. Twirl-tastic.

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    So, are England going to complete the job today? Maybe you are an India supporter hoping for a memorable rearguard action? If England do win, does the future suddenly look a lot better?

    You can join in throughout the day by sending us a tweet, via #bbccricket, pinging a text to 81111 or emailing tms@bbc.co.uk (putting 'For Marc Higginson' in the subject line).

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  116.   
    Michael Vaughan, Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's enough happening with the ball. It's been a while since a Test match victory for them, but the thing will be to go up to Manchester and play as well again because that's the trick, to do it again."

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  117. 10:37: 

    What is the team song? Does anyone know?

  118.   
    Steve Harmison, Ex-England pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "There will be a lot of nerves, and there's a few in that England dressing-room who have not been in a winning team. There'll be a few who don't know the team song! They have played four days of fantastic cricket, but if they have any aspirations of winning this series they have to ram this home."

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  119. 10:35: 

    India, remember, will resume on 112-4 with Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma at the crease and still needing another 333 runs to earn an unlikely - and world record - victory.

  120. 10:31: 

    Surely, today is the day? After all, England have got a minimum of 90 overs to take six wickets against India to win the third Test in Southampton and level the five-match series at 1-1.

  121. 10:30: 
    It's been a long time!
    Stuart Broad

    The last time England won a Test match, David Moyes was just settling into his role as Manchester United manager, Carl Froch and George Groves had yet to land a single blow on each other, while Mitchell Johnson was about as forefront in the minds of English batsmen as Ben Hilfenhaus.

    Oh yes... and Luis Suarez was serving a ban for biting. I suppose not everything changes!

    It's 354 days and 10 matches since England last won a Test. Is today the day they finally bare their teeth?

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Live Scores - England v India

 

  • England beat India by 266 runs
  • England: 569-7 & 205-4 (40.4 overs)
  • India: 330 & 178 (66.4 overs)
  • Venue: Southampton

India 2nd Innings

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Vijay run out (Broad) 12
Dhawan c Jordan b Root 37
Pujara c Jordan b Moeen 2
Kohli c Buttler b Moeen 28
Rahane not out 52
Ro Sharma c Buttler b Anderson 6
Dhoni c Buttler b Anderson 6
Jadeja b Moeen 15
B Kumar c Anderson b Moeen 0
Shami b Moeen 0
Singh b Moeen 9
Extras 1w 4b 6lb 11
Total all out 178

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