INTRODUCTION: Cricket - and England were in a strong position at the end of the second day's play in the Third Test against India in Madras on Saturday (15 January).
India v England, test cricket, Madras - GV Amarnath bowls to Lever who hits four.
GV PAN ACROSS Crowd
GV ZOOM TO Prasanna bowling Underwood.
SV Scoreboard at 253-9
GV Bedi bowls to Willis and Willis run out at end of innings.
SV Scoreboard 262-10 and crowd.
GV Lever bowls to Viswanath who is caught by Knott.
Lever bowled Mankad soon afterwards and India were in trouble at 17-3. However, good batting from Gavaskar and Patel took their score to 58-3 at stumps.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Cricket - and England were in a strong position at the end of the second day's play in the Third Test against India in Madras on Saturday (15 January).
SYNOPSIS: After resuming at the overnight score of 171 for 5, the tail-end batsmen aided by wicket-keeper Alan Knott added another 91 runs. Lever and Knott added 39 runs for the sixth wicket. Knott scored 45 before being caught by Viswanath off Bishen Bedi and Lever made 23.
Derek Underwood contributed 23 runs to the England total before he was bowled by Prasanna with the score at 253 for nine. Roger Tolchard, who had retired hurt for one after being hit on the hand by a ball, came back at the end of the innings and added another seven runs.
England's inning ended when Bob Willis hesitate about going for a run and was run out. The total was then 262 runs, more than England had hoped for when they were 31 for three on the first day.
India's first innings started badly when Amarnath was bowled in the first over from Old and Viswanath was caught by Knott off Lever.