England 61/2 at lunch against India

Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) England could only manage 61 for the loss of two wickets in 33 overs on a very flat and dry pitch in the first session of the first day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here at the VCA Stadium.

Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen were batting at 28 each when lunch was called.

Electing to bat first, the visitors lost both their openers early on to pace bowler Ishant Sharma.

Playing in his fourth Test, Nick Compton (3) poked a length ball by Sharma that rose and the delivery went to wicketkeeper and captain Dhoni, who had to stoop low to take the catch on the second ball of the fifth over, giving the hosts their first success of the day.

In-form batsman and England skipper Alastair Cook (1) was rather unlucky to get out leg before wicket.

On a delivery, angling away from the off-stump, the ball struck Cook's pads to which Indians appealed and the finger was raised by Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharamsena.

Replays showed that the ball was hitting him outside the line of the stumps.

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