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

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  • 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.


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.


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


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


564-6 Buttler drills another four back down the ground


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


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


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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. 


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


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


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


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


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


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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.


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


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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 


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


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



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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.


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



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


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.


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


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


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)


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


Daily Echo:

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




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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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