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Summary

  1. Vijay 70*, Pujara 47* - stand of 107
  2. Moeen bowls Rahul for 24
  3. Eng 400: Jennings 112, Buttler 76
  4. Ashwin 6-112, Jadeja 4-109
  5. All 11 wickets in match fallen to spin
  6. India lead 2-0 in five-Test series

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By Phil Dawkes and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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See you all tomorrow

That's all from us for today. An ultimately frustrating day for England after a positive morning. They'll go again tomorrow, as will we.

See you in the early hours.

'Go for another kid'

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

When you get something wrong, put your hand and say you made a mistake. Duckett didn't cut it; Ballance didn't cut it. Two young kids have done exceptionally well - so go for another one.

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Peter Atherton: England's top order sorted now with Hameed & Jennings. Lack of decent spinner exposed again. Should pick Leach or Rayner.

Brilliant Warner seals Australia series whitewash

David Warner celebrates his century
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It's all over in Melbourne, where Australia have stormed to a 117-run win to complete a 3-0 one-day series whitewash over New Zealand. 

There's little doubt over the match award (again) as David Warner hit 156 off 128 balls - his second successive century, his fourth in six games and his seventh of the year.

The next highest score in the match was Travis Head's 37 for Australia, while New Zealand mustered a paltry 147 in pursuit of 265 to win as Mitchell Starc claimed 3-34.

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'We're in a good position'

England's Jos Buttler, who made 76, on Sky Sports: "We're still in a pretty good position - 400 is really good total to have on the board. It's a good batting wicket. People have showed that if you play well there's runs to be had.

"Those two guys have played well but we're still 250 ahead, and as we've seen two things do happen quickly. You almost get lulled into thinking it's a great batting wicket.   

"We could bowl a bit better. There's the added expectation for the spinners - the two guys have bowled so well all tour. I'm sure they'll come back strong tomorrow."

England's Jos Buttler reaches 50
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'You can't keep bowling four seamers'

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

When we bowled, there are no alarms. With our spinners, there was one ball that pitched outside leg stump. Rashid couldn't find his line, his length - there were too many easy balls to hit.

You've got to come back to the most stupid selection - four seam bowlers. None of them got a wicket. When you go to other countries, you've got to look at the make-up of your attack. I've already got two seamers.

You can't keep bowling four seamers on a pitch that hasn't done a thing. We gave too many easy balls and our seamers were straight up and down.

Since Anderson got Gambhir with 2nd ball of the match in 2012, pacers in the two Ind v Eng Tests in Mumbai have taken 0-295 in 93.4 overs.

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Seam v spin

Ravichandran Ashwin
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It's no contest on this Mumbai pitch so far.

The combined figures of the seamers are 0-132 from 45 overs.

The spinners have taken 11-406 from 137.1 overs, the wickets falling at an average of 36.9.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

The best batting today came from Buttler. He showed a degree of common sense and maturity which we haven't seen much of from him in Test cricket. He's a fantastic player. I've said before he should be batting at four because he's that good.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

India are still 254 runs behind England. One really good session tomorrow morning where they pick up three or four wickets and this game really changes. If one of the Indian players gets a big hundred then the pressure will be on England in the third innings. It's all to play for and a terrific Test match.

'I've been watching videos of Root getting out'

India's Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 6-112, on Sky Sports: "It's pretty special because the wicket was pretty easy to bat on yesterday. It's very difficult to bowl maidens here."

On his favourite wicket: "I've been watching a lot of videos of Root getting out to off-spinners, and he's been driving or push-driving.

"It's a very deceptive wicket - it looks like it's doing a lot but it's pretty hard and well rolled. If you're not finding the right length you can go for a lot of runs."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It's all to play for - terrific Test match cricket. The difference in the quality of the spinners is why it looks like the pitch has flattened out. India will fancy their chances of batting all day tomorrow and getting a little lead.

Close of play - Ind 146-1

Trail England by 254

Alastair Cook dons the lid and goes in at short leg, making it two men in close on the leg side. Vijay, now in a cap, is unfazed and turns Root round the corner for two - the only runs of what is the final over.

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Shouldn't that be on a pair tree?

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Lovely stuff.

Ind 144-1

Every England fielder goes up as Pujara is struck on the pad by Rashis, but it is more in desperation than belief. The pad was way outside off.

The last allotted over of the day. A maiden. I think we'll squeeze in another.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

India are playing with a great deal of confidence and concentration, England are just hoping for a mental lapse and getting the batsmen thinking about walking off. It's looking like the England team want to get back in the dressing room, regroup, have a bit of kip and come back tomorrow. 

India's Pujara
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Ind 144-1

India are taking what they have, and rightly so. They have won this session emphatically and will be happy to come back tomorrow with these two to go again. Vijay pats Root back for a maiden.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

That's an awful delivery, I think he's missed his length by about seven metres. Oh my word. 

Ind 144-1

Oh my word, that is horrific. Rashid goes sub-club cricket on us, slamming in an ugly, wide long hop that Pujara slaps away for four. No runs from the rest of the over but the echo of that first ball permeates throughout it.

India's Pujara hits a boundary
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Ind 140-1

Pujara 43, Vijay 68

Four overs left today. Time for Joe Root. Why not?

He does no worse than anyone else but doesn't at any stage look like fulfilling the golden arm role Cook hoped he would be.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

It's the seventh hundred partnership between this pair. The first 50 took 95 balls and the second 50 took 97.

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Rachel T: All I want for Christmas is two (wickets added to the score).

Robbie Kahar: Two very classy batsman just doing their thing!

Ind 139-1

There's a man in close as Rashid returns. Can England find something, anything in the remaining time to give them hope ahead of tomorrow? Nope. Pujara nudges a single off his legs to bring up the 100 in a what has been a ruthlessly efficient partnership.

India's Pujara and Vijay
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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Alastair Cook has had a good session, trying to be proactive and force the issue. The spinners haven't been on it - they've bowled a bit wide - but they've come up against an Indian wall which is very strong. 

Ind 138-1

Pujara threads the needle, stepping down to find the small gap to mid-wicket's right and punch Moeen to the boundary. The batsmen are dancing on the track while their fans jig in the stands.

India's Pujara
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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

England need that breakthrough to give them that zest of energy going into tomorrow's play. 

Ind 133-1

The field is set for Woakes to dig it in short but trying to draw life out of this is a truly thankless task. Vijay has time to light a cigarette and casual puff away as each ball crawls by.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

I like this from Alastair Cook - he is bringing the field in and saying 'you've got to bowl better, I'm not setting a field for bad bowling'. This is really good captaincy. 

Ind 133-1

India trail by 267

England look very ragged now. Moeen drops short and invites punishment, which Vijay duly delivers with a pull for four.

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Here in all its glory are our 12 Days of Cricket Christmas...

12 Bell-Drummonds drumming

11 Keith Pipers piping   

10 Lord's members sleeping

9 Broads reviewing

8 Maidens milking  

7 Swanns a spinning  

6 Geese Alleyne 

5 Golden ducks  

4 Dickie Birds   

3 Bruce French hens 

2 Keeper's gloves 

And a David Partridge in a pear tree

Top work everyone.

Ind 124-1

Chris Woakes returns as Cook desperately searches for a breakthrough. Again the effort is there but Pujara has all the time in the world. He back-foot punches a short last ball for four. It's like watching Neo when he's figured out he's 'The One' in the Matrix.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

This is when it gets tough for a side bowling and fielding. Very hot and very sticky, the pitch is playing true for the seamers, the ball is old and there is not the sniff of a chance. This is when you've got to conjure something. 

Ind 124-1

India are grinding England into the dirt. Vijay takes a couple of steps and launches Moeen into the stand.

Keep the 12 Days of Cricket Christmas coming. At the moment we are missing days two, seven and nine. #bbccricket.

India's Vijay hits a six
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Ind 118-1

Pujara is a brick wall. Try as he might, Anderson's best doesn't even deviate the ball from the very middle of the Indian batsman's bat. You can feel the heart is draining from England. They need to dig very, very deep here.

England's Alastair Cook looks frustrated
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Ind 117-1

Moeen maiden. Good line, good length, zero threat.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

These are the challenges for captains and teams - you get moments like this where you need to tighten it and screw it down. He should be bowling very straight.

Ind 117-1

Pujara 34, Vijay 54

It is tough as an England fan but you have to admire this batting. They are offering not a chance and picking the bowlers off. Pujara rocks back and finds the boundary again with a superbly-timed open-faced cut off Anderson. Glorious.

India's Vijay and Pujara
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How's stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

152 minutes for Murali Vijay's fifty, 126 balls, five fours and six.