England tour of India - Cricket: Medium pacers bring India to knees, 126/4
Published: Thursday, December 13, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
India 71/2 at stumps, England 407 all out
England's tour of India
Ahembadabad: India had meandered to 126 for four at lunch on the third of the second Test against England at the Motera Stadium on Wednesday.Indias hopes now solely rest on the shoulders of Sachin Tendulkar (37) and V V S Laxman (10). England definitely continued to dominate the Test to put pressure on the Indians.In an excruciatingly slow progress India added just 55 runs in the first session of play. Sachin Tendulkar too was very circumspect. The fall of Rahul Dravid and Gangulys wickets in the first session added to Indias woes.Medium pacer Mathew Hoggard opened up Dravids defence with a superb delivery. Dravid pushed forward without moving his feet to a ball, which was pitched outside the off stump and kept going. The ball took a faint edge for wicket-keeper James Foster to complete the catch.Saurav Ganguly was beaten by another fine delivery from Andrew Flintoff. The ball pitched on the off stump and moved away from the left-hander. Ganguly defensive prod resulted in the ball flying away to substitute Martyn Ball at second slip.