Ian Bell and Test debutant Jos Buttler turned on the style to put England in command against India at the Ageas Bowl.
England are in to 11/10 to beat India in the third Test and level up the series with Sky Bet.
Reaction from day two of the third Investec Test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl.
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South Africa will go back to the top of the ICC Test rankings after they battled to a series victory over Sri Lanka.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed a two-year deal with Australia Twenty20 franchise the Melbourne Stars.
Northamptonshire batsman David Sales will bring his 19-year professional career to a close at the end of the season.
Phil Jaques is to leave Nottinghamshire after being appointed assistant coach of New South Wales Blues.
Alastair Cook made 95 and Gary Ballance hit a century as England reached 247/2 on day one of the third Test with India.
England captain Alastair Cook spoke of his relief despite falling agonisingly short of his first century in over a year.