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England left on the brink

England were left on the brink of defeat in the first Test after they were bowled out for 406 on the final morning.

England had gone into the final day full of confidence after Alastair Cook and Matt Prior had steered them into a lead.

However Prior and then Cook both departed in quick succession, while Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were also sent back to the pavilion as India took control.

England's lead was just 77, giving India two full sessions to claim the victory.

The dogged resistance of Prior and Cook was finally brought to an end after a stand of 157, with the England wicketkeeper spooning a return catch to Pragyan Ojha for 91.

Cook followed just nine runs later when Ojha (4-120) got a ball to stay low to bowl the skipper for 176.

And the end appear nigh for England as Umesh Yadav holds on to a return catch from Broad (3).

Swann attempted to turn the tide with a 28-run stand for the ninth wicket with Bresnan. However Swann's knock of 17 was brought to an end when he was bowled attempting to reverse sweep Ravichandran Ashwin.

The England innings came to an end when Bresnan was caught by sub fielder Ajinkya Rahane off Zaheer Khan (2-59) for 20.