4th Test: Ravindra Jadeja stars for India on day of attrition

England will be satisfied by their performance but will look to have a solid first session on Day 2 while India too will not mind the proceedings on Day 1and would want early inroads to dismiss the visitors for something under 250.

updated: December 13, 2012 21:39 IST
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Nagpur: It’s a match India must win, if only to save face and avoid humiliation – a Test series defeat at home after a 0-4 drubbing when on tour in England last year. So India versus England it was at the Vidarbha Cricket Association ground in Nagpur, but the highlight of the day was provided by the pitch – almost white, dry and starting to crack, making batting very difficult while not yet assisting the spinners much. So much so that though India, after being asked to field, picked up only five wickets, they would feel good after allowing England to score only 199 runs at a rate of 2.05.


A day before the Test started, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said that there was a strong chance three frontline spinners would be picked in the playing XI, the only concern being the possibility of reverse swing as the match wore on.

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