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Broad puts England India driving seat

England fast bowler Stuart Broad took six wickets to skittle out India for 152 and the hosts finished on 113 for three in reply to take control on an absorbing opening day of the fourth test.

Broad and James Anderson reduced India, who won the toss, to eight for four and only a defiant 71 by the touring side's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saved them from complete collapse with a gripping series level at 1-1.

England lost openers Sam Robson, for six, and Alastair Cook (17) but Gary Ballance and Ian Bell added 77 for the third wicket 
before Ballance was trapped lbw for 37 by Varun Aaronjust before the close.


Bell will resume on 45 not out with nightwatchman Chris Jordan on nought.

The start was delayed by half an hour due to overnight rain and Anderson and Broad took 
full advantage of favourable conditions, obtaining prodigious swing to send back Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the space of 13 balls.

It was a fine performance on his home Old Trafford ground by Anderson, who was cleared to play after being found not guiltyof breaching the International Cricket Council's code of conductin an incident with India's Ravindra Jadeja during the first test.