Hoggard puts pressure on India

 

Cricket:  England’s Matthew Hoggard took two early wickets to help reduce India to 89 for three at the close of play on the second day of the third and final test today.

The home team, replying to England's first innings total of 400, lost Virender Sehwag (6) and Wasim Jaffer (11) to Hoggard before James Anderson claimed the prized wicket of Sachin Tendulkar (1) on his home ground.

Captain Rahul Dravid (37 not out), appearing in his 100th test, and Yuvraj Singh (32 not out) then fought back for India with an undefeated stand of 61 for the fourth wicket.

The out-of-form Tendulkar, playing in an Indian record 132nd test, was booed by the crowd as he trudged off to the dressing rooms after edging an away swinger to wicketkeeper Geraint Jones.

Tendulkar has not passed 28 in nine innings since compiling a world record 35th test hundred against Sri Lanka in December.

Earlier, Shah hit 88 and skipper Andrew Flintoff (50) made his third consecutive half-century as England added 128 runs to their overnight 272 for three.

India are 1-0 up in the series.