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Mahendra Dhoni hits out and causes Ian Bell to take evasive action

Skipper Mahendra Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh resume India's innings on 155-6 and frustrate England at the start of day three in Chennai

Harbhajan Singh hits out

Harbhajan plays a few adventurous shots to take India past the 200 mark but they are still some way behind England's 316

Dhoni receives treatment

Dhoni hurts his ankle while turning for a run and England's bowlers get a chance to gather their thoughts after a slow start to the day

Paul Collingwood congratulates Monty Panesar

And Monty Panesar makes the all-important breakthrough for England by having Harbhajan caught at short-leg for 40

Andrew Flintoff celebrates

Andrew Flintoff, bowling with pace and hostility, dismisses Zaheer Khan for one as England drive home their advantage

Mahendra Dhoni

Two runs later and Dhoni departs for 53 after lofting Panesar straight to Pietersen at deep mid-off - and his side are in big trouble

Amit Mishra bowled by Flintoff

Flintoff ends India's innings four balls after lunch by bowling Amit Mishra - handing England a useful 75-run first-innings lead

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook hits one aggressive boundary but then edges Ishant Sharma to wicketkeeper Dhoni as England lose their first wicket on 28

Ian Bell

Ian Bell makes just seven before falling to a bat-pad catch after a Mishra googly bounces more than expected

Pietersen out lbw to Yuvraj

Dhoni brings on Yuvraj Singh to bowl at Pietersen and the spinner dismisses England's captain lbw with his first ball for one run

Strauss hits out

But Andrew Strauss, who made a century in the first innings, plays the spinners well and helps England stretch their lead past 150

Paul Collingwood digs in

Paul Collingwood struggles for runs but his battling spirit helps England reach tea on 68-3 - and a lead of 143

Andrew Strauss (left) and Paul Collingwood

Strauss (left) ends the day unbeaten on 73, Collingwood is still there on 60 and England are 247 runs ahead with two days to go



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Jonathan Agnew column
13 Dec 08 |  England


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