India v England: Tourists take third Test advantage in Kolkata
England’s bowlers again made light of losing the toss as the tourists had the better of the first day of the third Test against India in Kolkata.
James Anderson took three wickets and Monty Panesar two to restrict the home side to 273-7.
Gautam Gambhir made 60 before Sachin Tendulkar led the India fightback with a battling 76.
But Anderson had Tendulkar caught behind and bowled Ravichandran Ashwin late on to put England on top.
A day that had echoes of the opening of the second Test – India reached 266-6 after winning the toss in Mumbai on the way to a 10-wicket defeat – might have been even better for England had Steven Finn not fumbled a chance to run out Ashwin. Read more
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