Guardian Web – block-time published-time 2.57pm BST

43rd over: England 127-3 (Root 50, Bairstow 8) Ishant Sharma replaces Our Ashwin, who has excellent first-day figures of 9-2-24-1.


  • block-time published-time 2.44pm BST40th over: England 113-3 (Root 43, Bairstow 1) As I slide seductively into the OBO chair, the new batsman Jonny Bairstow gets off the mark with a single off Shami.
  • block-time published-time 2.29pm BST38th over: England 107-2 (Root 39, Malan 8) Still no Ashwin, and he comes a short one…
  • block-time published-time 2.25pm BST37th over: England 102-2 (Root 39, Malan 3) Root bumps a single to mid on, then Malan is squared up and edges for one more.
  • block-time published-time 2.05pm BST33rd over: England 95-1 (Jennings 42, Root 35) Root hammers a loose one but picks out point and they run just one; Jennings then edges two.
  • block-time published-time 2.01pm BST32nd over: England 92-1 (Jennings 40, Root 34) Ishant’s ability to move the ball both ways encourages Root to play at one he’d rather leave, and he does well to miss it.

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