Sharma gives India edge over England: fourth Test, day three – as it happened

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A magnificent hundred from Rohit Sharma put India on top despite a double strike by Ollie Robinson with the new ball

19th over: India 50-0 (Rohit 26, Rahul 23) Anderson beats Rohit with a lovely delivery that straightens from a fourth-stump line. He’s made a decent start, with a hint - nay, a suggestion - of movement. I think it’s seam rather than swing, though it’s hard to be sure.

“Delayed reading your preamble when my eye caught this excellent piece,” says Brian Withington. “Am now reflexively reminiscing about the Pine Barrens episode (and wondering what gabagool tastes like). I wonder if Tony Soprano might have appreciated the subtle rhythms and occasional high drama of Test cricket? And what can the Sopranos teach us about a potentially decisive day four of an Oval Test match?”

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