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Broad's six wickets bring England in the match

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sat, Jul 30, 2011 18:35 hrs

Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma gave India the initial breakthrough as England scored 24 runs for the loss of one wicket in their second innings at the end of day two here on Saturday.

England still trail India by 43 runs from Indian first innings score.

Sharma dismissed Alastair Cook at his personal score of 5 runs in this innings.

Skipper Andrew Strauss (6*) and Ian Bell (9*) were at the crease at the end of day 2.

Earlier, English all rounder Stuart Broad was in his best form on Saturday as he dismissed six Indian batsman to restrict the visitors first innings scorecard at 288 runs.He took six wickets by giving away 46 runs.



Indians at a moment looked balanced enough to take a huge lead but Broad´s fiery spell ripped through the Indian lineup and restricted them at 288 runs.India has taken a first innings lead of 67 runs.

Rahul Dravid continued his good form and scored another important century that helped the visitors take a much necessary lead in the first innings in response to English first innings score of 221 runs.

Dravid scored 117 runs in the innings. He hit boundaries in the match.

Laxman scored 54 runs and Yuvraj Singh made a good comeback to the Test arena with an impressive 62 runs in the first innings on Saturday.

However, it was yet another disappointing day for Indian fans as they saw Sachin Tendulkar returning back to the pavilion by scoring only 16 runs. MS Dhoni scored 5 runs before losing his wicket to Broad.

Broad had also taken the wicket of Yuvraj and Dhoni in the match.

The other English fast bowlers T Bresnan and J Anderson had taken 2 wickets each in the Indian first innings .

England had scored 221 runs in the first innings.

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