An hour or so into my work day I suddenly remembered there was a test match, a quick fiddle with the phone revealed we’d lost the toss and were in the field, pisser! However Jimmy & Monty had wickets each and India were 200-4 with Tendulkar steady at the wicket. Playing catch up, Sehwag run out. England’s bowlers keep chipping away, Sachin out for 76 Jimmy getting him for the 8th time in tests and equalling Murali’s record. Swann gets one too. At the close India are 273-7 with Dohni & Zaheer together. Definitely England’s day! Meanwhile we’ve had the first snowfall of this English winter in East Anglia.
Another good day!!! Over breakfast the radio told me the story, Monty & Finn polished off the tail leaving India 316 all out. Cook & Compton were still together with the score at 60. By the time I reached work it was nearly 100! Cook passed 7000 test runs then broke the record for English test centuries & marched on. Compton recorded his first 50 in tests eventually falling for 57. This brought Trott to the wicket and he kept the captain company to reach 216-1 at the close. All England today!
So after two days England hold all the aces. If they can bat all day tomorrow they’ll be in a great position, can Cook score a double hundred? If we’re still batting after lunch for a bit on the 4th day, that’ll be even better. From this position they should win the test match. England’s bowlers continue to look better than India’s
Back home another snowfall last night.