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Summary

  1. Bairstow (89) & Woakes (25) fall late on
  2. England rally from 87-4 & 144-5
  3. Bairstow & Buttler (43) add 69
  4. Cook, Root, Moeen & Stokes fall to loose shots
  5. Toss: England; India lead series 1-0

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By Amy Lofthouse and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Right, that's us done for the day. We'll be back at 03:45 GMT to see if England can sneak their way over the 300 mark.

See you tomorrow.

'Runs on the board are crucial'

Jos Buttler on his dismissal: "They started bowling wide - do you sit in or do you try and create things? I maybe got a little bit caught in between. That's always going to be the challenge for me. 

"As much as I can, I trust my instincts and try and fall on the positive side. Runs on the board are crucial. It's vital we get as many as we can."

Australia on top against South Africa

It looks like advantage Australia in the day-night Test in Adelaide as they aim to avoid a 3-0 series defeat against South Africa.

Having established a first-innings lead of 124 by posting 383, Australia reduced the Proteas to 90-6 on the third evening of the final Test thanks to three wickets, including two in two overs, for Nathan Lyon.

Stephen Cook was unbeaten on 81 at the close, but South Africa's lead is a mere 70 and it will take some doing if they are inflict a first home series whitewash on Australia. 

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Nathan Lyon celebrates a wicket
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Tom Metcalf: To quote David Mitchell in the glorious Mitchell and Webb cricket sketch: "Come on lads! You've got to bat more!"

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Mickey Burke: India's day for sure but best to wait until both have batted before making really harsh judgments.

'Bairstow playing on a different planet'

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Jonny Bairstow
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Bairstow is playing on a different planet, but Buttler matched him. We're so used to seeing them hit the ball aerially, but I can't remember one shot in the air. Buttler will be disappointed he didn't capitalise on his start, but he looked in real control.

When you see a player like Bairstow make batting look so, so easy - balance on front and back foot, and options on both sides of the wicket against spin. Some of the other England batsman should be sitting next to him in the dressing room and hoping it rubs off on them.

'All is not lost'

England batsman Jos Buttler, who made 43, speaking on Sky Sports: "The way Jonny batted, he showed what he was capable of. It showed we could have built a big score. All is not lost. if we can get over and around 300 we can show we're in the game.

"In an ideal world you'd love to come off a string of games and into a match. For me, I haven’t found it an issue. Something I want to try and do as well is not worry about the change of formats."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

England should be batting in this innings like they did in Rajkot, looking to bat for 160 overs. 

On day one on this pitch England should not be losing eight wickets. How many lbw shouts were there? Two. The pitch didn't do a great deal. 

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India's players celebrate the wicket of Alastair Cook
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Stoney: On a road of a pitch the batsmen have once again let everyone down. They once again gave up their wickets too easily.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It looks like England are going to be well short of par. The Indian fielding was shocking - it could have easily be 200 all out. England will be going to be hoping India bat like they fielded today.

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David McNaught: England's approach as if winning toss came with 500 on the board. Still have to graft, play sensibly to get the rewards.

Andrew James Hill: Would it not make sense to reverse the England batting order? And have the tail wag the dog? 

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India's Umesh Yadav, who ended the day with 2-58, on Sky Sports: "I'm just focusing on my areas. I'm trying to learn, learn and learn from my team-mates and trying to better myself."

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It's the naughty step for the majority of England's top order tonight. Some terrible shots that gifted India wickets on a good batting track. The delivery that dismissed Hameed bounced but Root got into a tangle, Cook played a poor shot and Moeen played right into Kohli's hands by sending a short ball down the fielder's throat. Stokes' dismissal, stumped on the charge, wasn't ideal after a good partnership with Jonny Bairstow.  

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

The first session was the important session where England lost the advantage of the toss by tossing their wickets away. Then it was a very good recovery by Bairstow and Stokes to a certain extent, and then Bairstow with Jos Buttler. 

If Rashid and Batty can add another 30 or 40 runs, then you could say England haven't entirely lost the advantage on this pitch. 

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Anand Dahihandekar: At 92-4, England were a serious contender for 180-200 all out. I think 275 is a par score given the pitch.

Close of play - Eng 268-8

Rashid 4, Batty 0

Chris Woakes walks off after losing his wicket
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Really clever bowling from Umesh at the end. After Woakes drove him he went wider, getting Woakes to chase him, before nipping the ball back into him and beating his defence. Rashid faces down Shami for the final over of the day, getting behind everything, and that will be your lot for the day.

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

I think the ball might have nipped back a little bit, the previous delivery had left Chris Woakes. Very good bowling from Umesh Yadav.

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Woakes b Umesh 25 (Eng 266-8)

Chris Woakes is bowled
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Last ball of the second to last over, and it's snared Woakes. He cover drove beautifully to the boundary at the start and Umesh started to move it back in to Woakes. That ball has perhaps kept a touch low and snuck through to rearrange Woakes' stumps. 

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People trying to console themselves with 'India have to bat last.' I'm predicting that actually they won't.

Paul in Sheffield

Eng 262-7

Having said that, here comes Mohammed Shami, bustling in for his 19th over of the day. That new ball is glistening temptingly by Rashid's off stump, but he leaves it alone. He doesn't deal as well with a straight one, coming perilously close to replicating Hameed's dismissal, but there's enough bat on it to drop it down to safety.

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Jonny Bairstow
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Peter Eastwood: Jonny Bairstow is a national treasure.

Ben: Turned on wicket alerts for the first time today, don't think I've received a more depressing notification than JB's wicket

Eng 262-7

Rashid 2, Woakes 21

Decent pace from Umesh but a little off line, as he spears one across Woakes' attempted pull and down the leg side. Officially we've got three overs left but I wouldn't be surprised if the Indian spinners hustle through the next few to get a bit of extra time to bowl at England.

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

I think India will be looking to wrap up the England innings before the end of the day's play. They are taking the second new ball now and this is a good move because if England do resist this evening it will still be hard in the morning. 

New ball taken

Eng 260-7

Here we go, Kohli's attempt to snaffle another wicket before the close. He takes the new ball, leaving it in Umesh Yadav's capable hands.

Eng 260-7

About the half the pitch is in shadow now, with Jayant tiptoeing out of the shade to bowl to Rashid. Rashid, looking to get England through to stumps without any further losses, pats everything back to him.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Jonny Bairstow faced 177 balls in 261 mins and hit six fours - and an England wicketkeeper has still yet to make a Test century in Asia.

Eng 260-7

Woakes 20, Rashid 1

Ashwin continues and Woakes comes dancing down the pitch to him, lofting him away for an easy single. Ashwin is furiously muttering to himself at the top of his mark, spinning the ball from hand to hand. He'll have better days than today. 

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

Jonny Bairstow
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What a wonderful innings from Jonny Bairstow. He deserved a hundred but he shouldn't be cross with himself, he did nothing wrong. The ball hasn't been turning but that one did. 

Eng 258-7

Jayant greets Rashid with one that just turns past the outside edge. He's bowled well again today, currently sitting pretty with figures of 2-49 from 14 overs.

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Bairstow lbw Jayant 89 (Eng 258-7)

Jonny Bairstow is out lbw
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Out. Oh, that's so out. Bairstow seemed to think he'd hit it but there's nothing on the technology; he was a long way down the pitch and that was turning into his leg stump. What an innings from Bairstow, though. A mature performance at a time when England weren't playing their most sensible cricket.

England review

Eng 258-6

Bairstow's out! Jayant's snaffled it! He's reviewed it - he's on 89, of course you'd review it - but that looked out...

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Simon Cumper: My good lady a moment ago thought Bergerac was commentating, Vic sounds like John Nettles.

John Nettles
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For anyone under 30... a 1980s/early-90s BBC detective series in which Jim Bergerac solved crimes in Jersey while tootling around in classic cars. Not convinced Vic has ever done that.

Eng 256-6

Woakes 18, Bairstow 88

Ashwin first ball is misguided, to say the least. Genuine rubbish that goes sailing down leg side, straight through keeper and backward short leg, and away for four byes. Bairstow nabs a single before Woakes hammers a short ball away to the boundary. An expensive over, by today's standards.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

That was Bairstow's first boundary since the one that took him to his fifty. He went 96 balls without a boundary, easily the longest he has gone without one in a Test innings.

Eng 247-6

A four! Bairstow's first one for some time, as he sweeps Jayant emphatically away to the boundary. Absolutely no danger to that shot, the ball merrily rolling along the ground and into the ropes. He edges ever closer to three figures, trading another single to leave Woakes to see out the over.

Eng 242-6

Woakes 14, Bairstow 82

Virat Kohli inspects the ball
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Looks terrible there, Joanne... I thought India had taken the new ball, judging by the way Kohli and Ashwin were talking, but no, he'll continue with the old ball. Bairstow works an easy single from his second ball and Woakes sees out the rest of the over with no drama.

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Eng 241-6

Ooh, is that a miss? Bairstow tries to fine tickle Jayant past leg slip and a leaping Pujara can't cut him off. The replay shows that it dropped just short of Pujara's outstretched mitts, and that two moves Bairstow into the eighties.