Kohli, Dhoni show keep England attack at bay

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 07:04 hrs

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli batted resolutely to take India to 146/4 at lunch on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against England here today.

Battling hard to resurrect the stuttering innings, the two overnight batsmen carried on in a sedate fashion against the England attack to remain unconquered in a lunch score of 146 for 4 in 73 overs, that left India 184 runs behind England's first innings total of 330.

At the break, Kohli was not out on 46 -- his highest individual score of the series -- after a total stay of 170 minutes in which he faced 155 balls and hit three fours. His captain was on a 103ball 33 that included four fours and came in 155 minutes.

The day began with the two batsmen, who tried their best to eschew all risks, facing innings wrecker-in-chief James Anderson and Monty Panesar.

The first four of the morning was an edged for by Dhoni off Anderson, who had ripped out the stumps of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in a sensational stint of fast bowling yesterday.

Strangely, there was not a slip in sight to wait for the edges to Anderson who later gave way to Tim Bresnan after a four-over spell in which he conceded that four and three more runs.

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