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India lose six wickets for 63 on Day 1 of Old Trafford Test

Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 7:49pm IST | Place: Manchester (England) | Agency: ANI

India got off to their worst start in the ongoing series against England on Thursday, when they lost six wickets on the first day of the fourth Test match being played in Manchester.

At the time of the filing of this report shortly after lunch, India were precariously placed at 63 for six. Indian openers Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay lost their wickets cheaply, for individual scores of four and zero. Thereafter, one drop Virat Kohli and two down Chesteshwar Pujara both scored ducks. There was a half century partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni before Rahane was snared in the slips for his individual score of 24. All rounder Ravindra Jadeja is the latest wicket to fall for a duck.

For England, fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad claimed three and two wickets respectively, while Chris Jordan claimed one.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still not out on 25.

Earlier, after winning the toss and choosing to bat first India lost three crucial wickets in the form of Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were out for duck. Gautam Gambhir who made a comeback by replacing Shikhar Dhawan, failed to generate any turnaround for the team as he was dismissed for four.

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