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PICTURES: Eden celebrates Sachin's return to form

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Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 16:59 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Dec 5: Sachin Tendulkar scored his first half century in 11 innings but England held the advantage on the first day of the third Test at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

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Tendulkar battled hard for his 76 runs before falling to James Anderson. It was his first half century since January 2012. Tendulkar, when on 2, completed 34,000 international runs.

Gautam Gambhir was the other batsman who scored a fifty for India. But others disappointed as England bowlers had a good day.

Check out the images from first day's action.

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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his half century

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his half century against England in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Tendulkar and Gambhir partnership

Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir are seen together during their partnership for the third wicket.

Support for Sachin

A Sachin Tendulkar fan waves Indian flag at Eden Gardens.

Panesar takes another wicket

Monty Panesar seems to be saying "I did it again" as he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara.

Early Christmas gift for England

England players celebrate after Virender Sehwag ran himself out.

A fifty for Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir raises his bat after completing half century.

Yuvraj and Sachin

Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar during their stay at the crease.

Smiling face at Eden Gardens

Monty Panesar is happy by sending another Indian batsman back to the pavilion. He celebrates with Kevin Pietersen.

Story first published:  Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 15:46 [IST]

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