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Summary

  1. Ind: Patel opening in place of injured Vijay
  2. Dawson hits 66 not out on Test debut
  3. Rashid (60) & Dawson share stand of 108
  4. Moeen 146, Root 88, Jadeja 3-106
  5. Final Test; India lead series 3-0

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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So 284 runs for four wickets on day one and 253 runs for six wickets on day two. It's looking like a draw so far but will the pitch change on day three? will one side take a decisive step towards victory or are my chances of being back for Bognor Regis Town's Sussex Senior Cup tie with Horsham on Tuesday looking dubious? (good luck today at Folkestone by the way) Please join us again from 03:45 GMT on Sunday to find out. Usual rules apply, come straight from the nightclub - or get the hot chocolate on if necessary. Cheerio now.

Moeen Ali tells Sky Sports about his fourth hundred of 2016: “Batting this year has gone quite well. I’m very pleased with the 100. It’s tough when you haven’t got a consistent number. However, wherever I’m needed in the team I’ll bat. I was batting at five at the start of the tour but now I’m batting in four. It’s a good place to bat but I’d rather bat five.”

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Liam Dawson tells Sky Sports about his Test debut and being hit on the helmet second ball: "The first 20 balls were probably the most nervous I've ever been but thankfully I came trough it. I've watched a lot of international cricket and knew the bouncer was going to be a factor but it was a good start."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Liam Dawson can bat as well as any of our late-order all-rounders can. He plays close to his pad, the bat is close to the body - I know he wasn't really tested because of the slowness of the pitch, but I can only give him credit for the way he batted.  He got hit on the head, but carried on, and he and Rashid played splendidly.

Moeen Ali tells Sky Sports about being caught in the deep: “It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on but with regards to my dismissal I thought to take it on was the best option. But I’m pleased to get the team out of a bit of a hole that we were in.”

England's Moeen Ali is dismissed
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

It's an odd word, but a compulsive hooker like Moeen is dangerous. The other countries will watch this, prepare for him and just create quicker pitches like Australia. He was a bit scratchy to start with, but he didn't get out and had the strength of character to go on after lunch and bat superbly.

Moeen Ali on Sky Sports: “It’s going to be very hard and be a big challenge. It’s one of those things- we have three days but they play spin very well. We’re going to have to do very well to bowl them out twice.”

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

The bowlers didn't have much chance of getting anyone out today. The spin has been predictably slow so there's no margin for error. We know why, because of the cyclone, but we saw Ashwin - who's been the best bowler in the series - try his normal variations, then he started just tossing it up like benefit bowling, and Moeen accepted it. You haven't seen him bowling anything like that in this series. India didn't do anything wrong, the pitch has just defeated them.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It will be hard work for England's spinners tomorrow as Rahul and Patel have gathered their runs rather easily. It looks a good batting surface, there are no bargain offers out there - it's difficult to see how you'd get 10 wickets out there, let alone 20.

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Stuart Sams: Geoffrey being very constructive with assessment of Stokes, but the truth is England's bowling lacks potency all round.  

Chris Harvey: For me two evenly matched sides, the best two in the world. 3-0 is a reflection of home advantage, expect a reverse in England.  

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Rahul has played some good shots, but there's not a lot happening out there for the bowlers. This pitch is not as lively as Mumbai, but England got to 477 when we didn't think they were going to get to 400.

And it's been a good day for England's spinners - as batsmen.

Close of play - India 60-0

India 417 runs behind (Rahul 30, Parthiv 28)

Moeen bowls the final over and the India openers negotiate it with ease. The crowd begins to file out, they can come back tomorrow to marvel at spider cam and will be wondering how many runs their star studded batting line-up can amass. If Kohli gets in, and it might take a while for two wickets to fall, he has 640 runs in the series, he is 53 runs away from recording his best ever return and he could become only the second man to post 700 runs in a Test series for India. For could, read 'is highly likely to'.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

For those of you who are going to play against Liam Dawson, mark this - he bowls left-arm spin, but throws with his right hand. Like Samit Patel. It's a bit of an oddity.

Ind 58-0

India 419 runs behind

And it's Liam Dawson who gets his first over in Test cricket. It will only be one, because it is the penultimate one of the day, He has a slip and a silly point. Not a classical action for the slow left-armer, rather low and crouching, although nowhere near the Paul Adams frog in a blender bracket, but he spins one sharply past Rahul's outside edge and it is an impressive start to go with a highly accomplished unbeaten 66 with the bat.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Liam Dawson has now played one Test, one ODI and one Twenty20 international.

There are four other players who have similarly each of the three formats in their first three international appearances - Kyle Abbott (SA), Daniel Flynn (NZ), Joe Root and Ajmal Shahzad.

Ind 57-0

Moeen sends down another, just the two singles conceded, but very little in the way of danger. The crowd are still in jubilant mood, totally fascinated with the rapid movements of the spider cam.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Since Bailey and Bedser did it quite often, there's only been one set of "B's" who have opened the bowling for England before Broad and Batty did it in Bangladesh - Broad and Bresnan.

Ind 55-0

Beautifully straight bat from Parthiv, right in front of his eyes as Rashid over pitches a fraction, and it races to the long-off boundary for the left-hander's second boundary. Three overs left.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Why not pop Liam Dawson on for an over or two? He's batted for four hours, but he's obviously on a high, and it might be his day still.

Ind 47-0

(Rahul 27, Parthiv 19)

Moeen, wiping the ball forlornly on his forehand saturated by sweat, cannot prevent both batsmen collecting more singles. The crowd still shrieking in excited anticipation in the direction of the spider cam that is zipping its way across the ground. An official attendance of 16,131 today and many more turned away apparently.

Ind 44-0

India 433 runs behind

Rashid, fresh from his enterprising 60, which was only one short of his highest Test score, gets a chance with six overs of the day left but the opening ball is short and pulled away for two by Parthiv.

Jonathan Agnew

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It's been rather pedantic, this last session. We're now changing a ball which is only 14 overs old.

Stumps in Brisbane

While we have a break in play for a change of ball, it's all over on day three of the day-night Test in Brisbane - Pakistan are 70-2, chasing a world record 490 to beat Australia. Azhar Ali is 41 not out.

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Chris Sanders: Seems like Cook is playing for the draw with this awful field. Great batsman, terrible captain.  

Ind 39-0

Rahul 25, Parthiv 13

A step down the wicket from Rahul to Moeen and he slices it like a faded eight iron to long-off, where it bounces twice before rolling over the rope. There is an appeal for leg before from the ever enthusiastic Bairstow but no review.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

At the moment, Stokes is a batsman-bowler - you really want a bowler-batsman, a crackerjack bowler like Ian Botham or Freddie Flintoff. I really think he can go on.

Ind 32-0

Rahul 19, Parthiv 12

Full and wide again from Stokes and Rahul slices it away over point, Rahul throws himself - and his white sunglasses - at it but he can't get near it as the ball careers over the ropes.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

When was the last time two Notts bowlers opened the bowling in a Test?

Broad and Ball also opened the bowling at Lord's this year - the next most recent was Lord's in 2009, the two bowlers were Broad and Graeme Swann.

Ind 26-0

A tentative prod from Parthiv thuds into the knee of Bairstow at the stumps to Moeen but it could barely be classed as a chance. The crowd are in buoyant mood, the kind of noise in England that is usually reserved for the arrival of a streaker, but it is not that.

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Broad & Darren Pattinson (both Notts) opened the bowling in the 2nd innings at Headingley, England v South Africa 2008, for 1 over and 1 ball....

Simon Pixsley from Yorkshire CCC, friend of Geoffrey

Ind 24-0

Rahul 13, Parthiv 10

The combative Ben Stokes enters the fray and his first delivery is driven emphatically through the covers by Rahul, only the second boundary of the innings. Stokes is up at 86mph but the ball is barely carrying to Bairstow's boots. 

On Gary from Derbyshire's quiz questions...

They've found two players from the same county (later than Larwood and Voce) opening the bowling, but it's Brian Statham and Ken Higgs of Lancashire rather than two Notts players.

And our colleague Stephan Shemilt has pointed out that two bowlers beginning with B - Broad and Batty - took the new ball in the first Test in Bangladesh recently.

Ind 18-0

Parthiv 9, Rahul 8

Jonny Bairstow tries to encourage his colleagues with some exhortations from behind the stumps. With the pitch being so unresponsive, Rahul gets the reverse sweep out to Moeen but not much doing. Can England get a breakthrough? and get on with it a bit? still 10 overs left.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

We've had a question from Gary in Derbyshire asking us when was the last time two Notts players opened the bowling for England; when was the last time two Second Division bowlers did it; and when was the last time two bowlers with surnames beginning with B did it. I'm going to have to look it up.

Geoffrey suggests Harold Larwood and Bill Voce (1932-33) as the answer to question one - but has there been anyone more recent? And can you help Andrew out with the others?

Ind 16-0

The sun continues to beat down but the floodlights are on, my late uncle would be horrified, he was forever turning them off, sometimes even with people in the room. A second successive maiden for Broad, who aims a throw at the stumps but it is way off the mark and collected by Root at second slip, who signals a wide. I like Joe, he's good value. Time for drinks.

Henry Blofeld

BBC Test Match Special

Parthiv looks to me like a player who always wants to be in the game. When Kohli asked him to open, I don't think he would have objected.

Ind 16-0

Parthiv 8, Rahul 7

Spin after seven overs as centurion Moeen tries his luck with the ball, with a slip and silly point in place for the left-handed Parthiv. A maiden for Moeen. 

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I just said to Sunil Gavaskar, after five sessions fielding on that lovely pitch, you wouldn't want to get out. Your legs are a bit tired, your mind's a bit tired so you should just play sensibly and within your limits. Don't do anything silly and come back tomorrow morning.

Ind 16-0

This could be one way to get rid of Rahul, he has done himself a mischief stretching to cut a very wide one from Broad. No contact made but no lasting damage, after the shiny headed Indian physio races out to the centre to check, though the opener is still flexing his knee a little anxiously and not looking full of the joys.

England's Stuart Broad
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Dave Wood: All this Cook bashing is a bit harsh. Some people have very short memories.

Ashley Parker: Too little too late for England now. Either way we have been battered in this Test series.