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Live Reporting

Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    If you've missed any of today's action then Stephan's match report is over here.

    The Test Match Special podcast will be available to download very shortly.

    We'll be back tomorrow to see what England can salvage. See youthen.

  2. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    Test Match Special statistician on The Cricket Social

    Looking at both sides spinners in this game - India's took 8-129 and went for 2.4 an over, England's have taken 2-143 and gone at 3.3 an over.

    It is even more distinct if you look at the right-arm off-spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar took 4-41 and Joe Root and Dom Bess are 0-84.

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    Seb Warwick: Rishabh Pant is absolutely wonderful to watch and a brilliant brand ambassador for Test cricket around the world. Incredible consistency whilst being the consummate entertainer.

  4. 'Could get quite ugly for England'

    Michael Vaughan

    Former England captain on The Cricket Social

    After a long tour, where it has gone pretty poorly in the last two or three games, and you're a facing a big deficit it could get quite ugly for England tomorrow.

  5. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Former England captain on The Cricket Social

    The way that James Anderson and Ben Stokes got the ball moving, and the attiriton of Anderson, just bowling maiden after maiden, it really was high-class Test match cricket.

    But we're seeing a special player in Rishabh Pant. I think over the next 10-12 years we are really going to enjoy watching him because it was an innings of great maturity today. We expect him to whack it into the stand and he didn't do that, he play cleverly.

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    SMS Message: We are going to need sibley and crawley to give us some platform to build on at least once to have any chance this game. from Steve Lander, Reading
    Steve Lander, Reading
  7. 'Management of Bess is completely wrong'

    Michael Vaughan

    Former England captain on The Cricket Social

    I don't think I've ever been as disappointed with the management of a player as I am with Dom Bess. I've got to be honest.

    What they are expecting from a kid to suddenly then put him under this amount of spotlight, after being dropped. It is just completely wrong.

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    SMS Message: Got to take your hat off - what an innings by Pant, makes me question though, our wicket-keeper batsman (Buttler) who can change games with an innings like that hasn't played since the first Test because he's being rested still. It baffles me. from Kieran, Derbyshire
    Kieran, Derbyshire
  9. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Former England captain on The Cricket Social

    For two sessions England were magnificent and India struggled because of the brilliance of James Anderson, Ben Stokes and Jack Leach.

    England were very good and I just worry about the hour after tea with the two left-handers - Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar - that was when the game was on a knife edge, it really was. Could England get a lead? They had to win that hour, and to come out and see Dom Bess and Joe Root bowling and 30-40 runs to come quickly, England almost looked deflated.

  10. Post update

    England haven't read the conditions well in the past two matches (although I think a lot of 'pitch reading' is just people making stuff up).

    In retrospect, that first Test win is even more impressive than it already was, because they have had some chastening days since then.

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    John Petrie: This series is showing that England's mental resilience is not as strong as it needs to be. The pitches, spin or not spin, all seem to have got inside the players' heads, and those of the selectors.

  12. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Former England captain on The Cricket Social

    This session the pitch has played liked a normal Indian Test match wicket - it has been flat, it has done nothing for the seamers, the outfield has been quick and there has been a little bit of spin but nothing untoward.

    It feels like it does more for the seamers in the morning and then you want your spinners to do the work.

  13. Post update

    England were outstanding in the morning session and, up until tea, this Test was in the balance.

    And then along came Rishabh Pant. And just like that, the Test slipped out of their grasp.

    It's not over, of course; there's still three days and another innings left. But it's a long trudge back from here.

  14. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special commentator on The Cricket Social

    We talk about a 100-run lead but these are two very talented batsman so it could be a lead of 150.

  15. Close of play - Ind 294-7

    Lead by 89

    What a day.

  16. Ind 295-7

    England are appealing for everything now, as well you might.

  17. Not out

    You know, sometimes luck just isn't on your side.

  18. Post update

    Ooh. Ooh, that might be a big inside edge onto pad.