Monday 22 December 2008 

India Lose Four Wickets After Bowling England Out

	 India Lose Four Wickets After Bowling England Out
India Lose Three Wickets After Bowling England Out
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India lost four wickets in their second innings but managed to stretch their lead over England to 285 runs after day four of the second and final Test in Mohali.

India needed just 12 overs to pick up the remaining four wickets in England's first innings, bowling the tourists out for 302 before lunch and they then batted with no great urgency, making their way to 134 for four with Gautam Gambhir unbeaten on 44 and Yuvraj Singh on 39.

Play was delayed by two hours due to fog but India were in no mood to hang around once the game was restarted as England slumped from 282 for six to 302 all out in little under an hour, handing India a lead of 151.

Matthew Prior fell in the third over of the day when he was caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off of Harbhajan Singh for two before Stuart Broad shouldered arms to be bowled by the off-spinner for one.

Zaheer Khan then comprehensively bowled Graeme Swann (3) and Monty Panesar (5) looped a catch to short leg as Harbhajan finished with four for 68 and Zaheer with three for 76.

James Anderson, who had been unbeaten on one overnight, advanced his score to eight not out.

When India began their innings, you might have expected them to push on but a watchful Gautam Gambhir only scored 44 from 155 balls. In context this was understandable as at the other end Sehwag was run-out and both Stuart Broad and James Anderson collected a wicket apiece.

Rahul Dravid failed to score from 19 deliveries and Sachin Tendulkar only managed five from 22 deliveries. VVS Laxman looked nervy as he scratched around to get off his pair before he was run out by Andrew Flintoff for 15.

Yuvraj Singh then broke the monotony by hammering his first ball for four and then launching Monty Panesar into the stand at midwicket and his 39 runs came from just 40 balls as India looked ready to bat England out of the game rather than set them any sort of achievable target.

Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid scored centuries in India's first innings of 453 as the home side went into the match 1-0 up following a six-wicket win in Chennai.

© Cricket World 2008

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