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India v England 2nd Test



The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali

For the third successive day, thick fog hangs over the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali

England players in Mohali

The mist lifts slower than on previous days but there is still enough visibility for the England players to have a pre-Christmas kick-about

Yuvraj Singh

When play eventually begins two-and-a-half hours late at 0600 GMT, Yuvraj Singh (pictured) and Gautam Gambhir make a cautious start

Gautam Gambhir

Both batsmen pass their half centuries and then open up with some emphatic strokes to reach 214-4, a lead of 364, at the lunch break

Yuvraj Singh and Matt Prior

Yuvraj attempts an expansive switch-hit but contrives only to crack the ball against Matt Prior's shoulder

Yuvraj Singh

India decide against declaring at the interval but score slowly after the re-start and Yuvraj is run out by Ian Bell for 86

England celebrate Monty Panesar's dismissal of Mahendra Dhoni

Moments later, India captain Mahendra Dhoni spoons an easy catch to Monty Panesar off the spinner's own bowling

Ian Bell and Graeme Swann

Gambhir scratches around in the 90s before top-edging to Bell off Swann and India declare on 251-7, setting England 403 to win

England lose Alastair Cook for 10

England lose Alastair Cook for 10 but Andrew Strauss and Bell manage to survive the last session of the day

India's wicketkeeper Dhoni comes on to bowl the last over of the day

India's wicketkeeper Dhoni comes on to bowl the last over before the captains call an early halt to proceedings with England 64-1

India's players celebrate

India's players celebrate after the draw in Mohali sees them clinch the two-Test series 1-0 against the English tourists



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