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Bhuvneshwar removes England openers early

Bhuvneshwar removes England openers earlyIndia heaped up pressure on England and reduced them to 125 for four at tea, with seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar doing the bulk of damage striking thrice on day two of the second Test here today.

Kumar (3-34) bowled an incisive spell on either side of lunch to leave the hosts’ top-order reeling after India had been bowled out for 295 runs in their first innings. England currently trail by 170 runs.

Gary Ballance (51*, 117 balls, 6 fours) and Moeen Ali (6*, 25 balls, 1 four) were at the crease, while India were unlucky not to have removed the former.

In the 40th over of the innings, bowled by Stuart Binny (0-24), he was given a life by skipper MS Dhoni as he failed to grab an edge that went between him and Shikhar Dhawan at first slip. The batsman was on 32 at that time and went on to get his half-century in the 52nd over of the innings.

– PTI