India avoid innings defeat in Eden Test

Published: Dec 08, 2012, 18:00 IST | IANS |

Riding on a brilliant unbeaten 83 by Ravichandran Ashwin, India avoided an innings defeat as they took a 32-run lead in the second innings against England after the fourth day's play in the crucial third cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here Saturday

Along with Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha remained unbeaten on three as India ended the day at 239 for nine.

Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin

Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin

Scoreboard at stumps on the fourth day of the third cricket Test between India and England at the Eden Gardens here Saturday:

India (1st innings) 316

England (1st innings, overnight 509/6)
Alastair Cook run out 190
Nick Compton lbw b Ojha 57
Jonathan Trott c Dhoni b Ojha 87
Kevin Pietersen lbw b Ashwin 54
Ian Bell c Dhoni b Sharma 5
Samit Patel c Sehwag b Ojha 33
Matt Prior c Dhoni b Khan 41
Graeme Swann c Sehwag b Ojha 21
Steve Finn not out 4
James Anderson c Sehwag b Ashwin 9
Monty Panesar lbw Ashwin 0
Extras (b 13, lb 4, nb 5) 22
Total (all out in 167.3 overs) 523

Fall of wickets: 1-165 (Compton, 52.6 overs), 2-338 (Trott, 119.2), 3-359 (Cook, 126.5), 4-395 (Bell, 136.5), 5-420 (Pietersen, 143.2), 6-453 (Patel, 149.6), 7-510 (Swann, 163.2), 8-510 (Prior, 164.2), 9-523 (Anderson, 167.2)

Zaheer Khan 31-6-94-1
Ishant Sharma 29-8-78-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 52.3-9-183-3
Pragyan Ojha 52-10-142-4
Yuvraj Singh 3-1-9-0

India 2nd innings:
Gautam Gambhir c Prior b Finn 40
Virender Sehwag b Swann 49
Cheteshwar Pujara run out (Bell) 8
Sachin Tendulkar c Trott b Swann 5
Virat Kohli c Prior b Finn 20
Yuvraj Singh b Anderson 11
Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Cook b Anderson 0
Ravichandran Ashwin batting 83
Zaheer Khan lbw Finn 0
Ishant Sharma b Panesar 10
Pragyan Ojha batting 3
Extras (b 8, lb 2) 10
Total (for nine wickets in 83 overs) 239

Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Sehwag, 21.1 overs), 2-98 (Pujara, 28.6), 3-103 (Gambhir, 30.4), 4-107 (Tendulkar, 31.5), 5-122 (Yuvraj Singh, 36.4), 6-122 (Dhoni, 38.1), 7-155 (Kohli, 52.5), 8-159 (Khan, 54.3), 9-197 (Sharma, 72.3)

James Anderson 15-4-38-2
Steve Finn 17-6-37-3
Monty Panesar 22-1-75-1
Graeme Swann 28-9-70-2
Samit Patel 1-0-9-0 

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