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  1. Bairstow (89) & Woakes (25) fall late on
  2. England rally from 87-4 & 144-5
  3. Bairstow & Buttler (43) add 69
  4. Cook, Root, Moeen & Stokes fall to loose shots
  5. Toss: England; India lead series 1-0

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, that's us done for the day. We'll be back at 03:45 GMT to see if England can sneak their way over the 300 mark.

    See you tomorrow.

  2. 'Runs on the board are crucial'

    Jos Buttler on his dismissal: "They started bowling wide - do you sit in or do you try and create things? I maybe got a little bit caught in between. That's always going to be the challenge for me. 

    "As much as I can, I trust my instincts and try and fall on the positive side. Runs on the board are crucial. It's vital we get as many as we can."

  3. Australia on top against South Africa

    It looks like advantage Australia in the day-night Test in Adelaide as they aim to avoid a 3-0 series defeat against South Africa.

    Having established a first-innings lead of 124 by posting 383, Australia reduced the Proteas to 90-6 on the third evening of the final Test thanks to three wickets, including two in two overs, for Nathan Lyon.

    Stephen Cook was unbeaten on 81 at the close, but South Africa's lead is a mere 70 and it will take some doing if they are inflict a first home series whitewash on Australia. 


    Nathan Lyon celebrates a wicket
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    Tom Metcalf: To quote David Mitchell in the glorious Mitchell and Webb cricket sketch: "Come on lads! You've got to bat more!"

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    Mickey Burke: India's day for sure but best to wait until both have batted before making really harsh judgments.

  6. 'Bairstow playing on a different planet'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Jonny Bairstow

    Bairstow is playing on a different planet, but Buttler matched him. We're so used to seeing them hit the ball aerially, but I can't remember one shot in the air. Buttler will be disappointed he didn't capitalise on his start, but he looked in real control.

    When you see a player like Bairstow make batting look so, so easy - balance on front and back foot, and options on both sides of the wicket against spin. Some of the other England batsman should be sitting next to him in the dressing room and hoping it rubs off on them.

  7. 'All is not lost'

    England batsman Jos Buttler, who made 43, speaking on Sky Sports: "The way Jonny batted, he showed what he was capable of. It showed we could have built a big score. All is not lost. if we can get over and around 300 we can show we're in the game.

    "In an ideal world you'd love to come off a string of games and into a match. For me, I haven’t found it an issue. Something I want to try and do as well is not worry about the change of formats."

  8. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England should be batting in this innings like they did in Rajkot, looking to bat for 160 overs. 

    On day one on this pitch England should not be losing eight wickets. How many lbw shouts were there? Two. The pitch didn't do a great deal. 

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    India's players celebrate the wicket of Alastair Cook

    Stoney: On a road of a pitch the batsmen have once again let everyone down. They once again gave up their wickets too easily.

  10. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It looks like England are going to be well short of par. The Indian fielding was shocking - it could have easily be 200 all out. England will be going to be hoping India bat like they fielded today.

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    David McNaught: England's approach as if winning toss came with 500 on the board. Still have to graft, play sensibly to get the rewards.

    Andrew James Hill: Would it not make sense to reverse the England batting order? And have the tail wag the dog? 

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    Umesh Yadav

    India's Umesh Yadav, who ended the day with 2-58, on Sky Sports: "I'm just focusing on my areas. I'm trying to learn, learn and learn from my team-mates and trying to better myself."

  13. Post update

    It's the naughty step for the majority of England's top order tonight. Some terrible shots that gifted India wickets on a good batting track. The delivery that dismissed Hameed bounced but Root got into a tangle, Cook played a poor shot and Moeen played right into Kohli's hands by sending a short ball down the fielder's throat. Stokes' dismissal, stumped on the charge, wasn't ideal after a good partnership with Jonny Bairstow.  

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    Sunil Gavaskar

    Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    The first session was the important session where England lost the advantage of the toss by tossing their wickets away. Then it was a very good recovery by Bairstow and Stokes to a certain extent, and then Bairstow with Jos Buttler. 

    If Rashid and Batty can add another 30 or 40 runs, then you could say England haven't entirely lost the advantage on this pitch. 

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    Anand Dahihandekar: At 92-4, England were a serious contender for 180-200 all out. I think 275 is a par score given the pitch.

  16. Close of play - Eng 268-8

    Rashid 4, Batty 0

    Chris Woakes walks off after losing his wicket

    Really clever bowling from Umesh at the end. After Woakes drove him he went wider, getting Woakes to chase him, before nipping the ball back into him and beating his defence. Rashid faces down Shami for the final over of the day, getting behind everything, and that will be your lot for the day.

  17. Post update

    Sunil Gavaskar

    Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I think the ball might have nipped back a little bit, the previous delivery had left Chris Woakes. Very good bowling from Umesh Yadav.

  18. WICKET

    Woakes b Umesh 25 (Eng 266-8)

    Chris Woakes is bowled

    Last ball of the second to last over, and it's snared Woakes. He cover drove beautifully to the boundary at the start and Umesh started to move it back in to Woakes. That ball has perhaps kept a touch low and snuck through to rearrange Woakes' stumps.