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Saturday, 08 December 2012 - 17:34
Spineless India on the verge of a second successive humiliating defeat
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A spineless India were on the verge of a second successive humiliating defeat in their own backyard against England who were within sniffing distance of an emphatic victory in the third Test.

After conceding a mammoth 207-run lead, India’s famed batsmen put up a pathetic display but R. Ashwin with 83 and the tailenders delayed the inevitable as the hosts reached 239 for nine at close on the penultimate day.

Ashwin provided some resistance as the last two wickets added 80 runs after being at a precarious 159 for eight at one stage, forcing the game to stretch into the fifth day with India having a slender lead of 32.

With one full day left, England were on course for a huge win and take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

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