LiveEngland v India, The Ageas Bowl (day two as it happened)

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Summary

  • England made 569-7 declared after resuming on 247-2 this morning.
  • Gary Ballance (156) and Ian Bell (167) made outstanding centuries before Jos Buttler lit up the Ageas Bowl with an 83-ball 85 on his Test debut.
  • India closed on 25-1.

6:38pm

Another perfect day for England in front of a crowd of 10,641, which is many more than were expected this time last week. India closed on 25-1 in reply to England's 569-7 declared.

6:06pm

Daily Echo:

17-1 Like Ballance, Buttler and Bell, James Anderson enjoys the Ageas Bowl, the ground where he took his maiden first-class five-for. He has made the first breakthough, having found Shikhar Dhawan's outside edge to have the left-hander caught by Cook at first slip

5:11pm

Daily Echo:

569-7 England declared when Jos Buttler chopped on against Jadeja . He made 85 (83 balls, nine fours, three sixes). Woakes 7*. 

5:07pm

564-6 Buttler drills another four back down the ground

5:06pm

Daily Echo:

560-6 Successive sixes from Buttler against Pankaj, smashed over mid-wicket and pulled. Sensational. A star is born 

5:02pm

545-6 Buttler (65*) responds to a poor missed stumping from MS Dhoni by cutting another boundary against Jadeja

4:50pm

Daily Echo:

526-6 Bell is finally out for a fabulous 167 (256 balls, 19 fours and three sixes) caught at mid-on attempting another big one against Kumar. 

4:48pm

Daily Echo:

526-5 Buttler has 50 on Test debut (64 balls, six fours, one six)

4:46pm

524-5 Buttler (49*) look so impressive as he cover drives four more. This partnership is already worth 104

4:38pm

506-5 Buttler (41*) came down the track to smash Jadeja back over his head before another reverse swept boundary

4:35pm

495-5 Having reached 150, Bell (155*) swatted Pankaj through mid-wicket

4:34pm

Daily Echo:

490-5 Two fours in three balls against Jadeja, a Bell sweep and a Buttler reverse sweep.  

3:42pm

Daily Echo:

452-5  England will surely declare at some point this evening. At the end of the fifth session of this match, Bell (133*) and Buttler (13*) are well placed to accelerate.

3:27pm

441-5 Successive cover boundaries for Buttler (11*) against Jadeja. Good to see him playing his natural game 

3:24pm

Daily Echo:

Jos Buttler nicked the sixth ball he faced, from Kumar, to second slip, India claimed the catch but after conferring the umpires decided it had not carried. Buttler got off the mark with three through the covers against the next ball 

3:10pm

425-5 A sumptuous on-drive from Ian Bell (120*)

3:04pm

Daily Echo:

420-5 (135-5) Excellent diving  catch by Rahane in the slips to dismiss Moeen Ali, who bottom edged an attempted pull against Kumar. Enter Jos Buttler on his Test debut

3:03pm

3:01pm

Daily Echo:

 

418-4 Ian Bell (114*) began a thrilling assualt on Jadeja with his sublime straight six to bring up his century (179  balls, 12 fours, two sixes). Then he cover drove the next ball for four, came down the track to loft another six and cut another four. 21 off the over.

1:58pm

366-3 A trademark late cut from Ian Bell  (75*) against Shami

1:11pm

1:03pm

Daily Echo:

358-3 (119 overs) Fantastic morning for England, only tarnished by a poor decision that would have been overturned had DRS been in use. Bell 68*, Root 2*.

India bowling: Kumar 27-8-79-0, Mohammed Shami 24-4-81-1, Pankaj Singh 28-6-95- -0, Sharma 8-0-25-1, Jadeja 30-9-63-1, Dhawan 2-0-4-0

12:57pm

355-3 Gary Ballance has finally gone for a magnificent 156, but in luckless fashion, given  caught behind off his thigh pad in off-spinner Rohit Sharma's first over.

12:50pm

350-2 Exquisite cover drive from Gary Ballance (156*) against Jadeja

12:48pm

Daily Echo:

12:45pm

Daily Echo:

341-2 Gary Ballance pulls his 23rd four to reach 151*...

12:27pm

323-2 A late cut from Ian Bell brings him four more against Jadeja. He is showing why he is England's most successful batsman at The Ageas Bowl (three hundreds in his last six innings)

12:22pm

318-2 Ian Bell (56*) has guided another boundary backward of point against Mohammed Shami. His partnership with Mohammed Shami is now worth 105 

12:16pm

Daily Echo:

More frustration for India as Mohammed Shami appeals unsuccessfully for lbw against Gary Ballance

 

 

12:14pm

311-2 Ian Bell has reached a 99-ball fifty (seven fours, one six)

12:11pm

310-2 Ian Bell (48*) has hit the first six of the match, over long-on against the slow left-arm of Ravindra Jadeja

11:57am

Daily Echo:

301-2 Successive Gary Ballance (134*) fours, clipped through mid-wicket and cut backward of point, have taken England past their latest milestone.

11:30am

275-2 Three fours in four balls for Gary Ballance (119*) against Kumar; cut, glanced and punched through mid-wicket 

11:23am

262-2 Shot of the morning so far, an Ian Bell cover drive to the boundary.

11:15am

257-2 Successive boundaries for Gary Ballance against Pankj Singh, nicked through the slips and then glanced to the rope at fine leg

11:08am

247-2 And we've had six more dots from Pankaj Singh, bowling from the Pavilion End, to Ian Bell

11:06am

247-2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar  began with a maiden against Gary Ballance this morning 

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