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198-run tenth wicket stand helps England along

Root and Anderson's world record 198-run 10th-wicket stand highlights Day Four

Nottingham: Joe Root and James Anderson created a world record for the last wicket with their extraordinary 198-run stand before England rattled India with two quick wickets towards the end of the day as first cricket Test was poised for an interesting finish, here on Saturday.

Joe Root (right) celebrates his century with James Anderson on Day Four of the first Test on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Joe Root (right) celebrates his century with James Anderson on Day Four of the first Test on Saturday. Pic/AFP 

Root remained unbeaten on 154 while left-handed Anderson (81) scored his maiden Test half-century as England's first innings folded for 496 in the post-lunch session.

India reached 167-3 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day with a 128-run lead in hand as Shikhar Dhawan (29) and Murali Vijay (52) were guilty of throwing away their wickets on reckless shots after solid starts.

Left-handed Dhawan hit a full toss back to spinner Moeen Ali, minutes before the tea break while Vijay, who looked rock solid, danced down the wicket and the faint edge from his bat flew to the gloves of Matt Prior behind the wickets.

Cheteshwar Pujara en route his 55 on Saturday. Pic/Bipin Patel
Cheteshwar Pujara en route his 55 on Saturday. Pic/Bipin Patel 

Cheteshwar Pujara (55) was out next ball when he cut a Liam Plunkett delivery straight to the point fielder Ben Stokes, who fumbled but held on to the ball on second attempt. Virat Kohli (8) and Ajinkya Rahane (18) saw off the remaining overs carefully.

First fifer for Bhuvi
Earlier, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (5-82) ended India's misery on the field by dismissing No 11 batsman Anderson as the Indian snapped up his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

It is also first match in 137 years of Test cricket that No 11 batsmen of both the teams have scored fifties.

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