Slow going but England in control of final test

Last updated 09:03 17/12/2012

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England remain on track for a test cricket series victory against India on the subcontinent.

The tourists are 161-3 heading into the fifth day of the fourth and final test in Nagpur, giving them an overall lead of 165 runs.

India have to somehow find a way to knock over the last seven England wickets, and do it in one session, if they're to give themselves any chance of chasing down a fourth innings target on a wearing pitch and squaring the series 2-2.

Resuming for the tourists today will be Jonathan Trott, on 66, and Ian Bell, who is 24 not out.

Scoring quickly on the Nagpur pitch has proven to be difficult - England scored at 2.26 runs per over in their first innings of 330, India scored at 2.27 in their first dig of 326 - but the tourists are focused on survival only and so far they are doing the job comfortably.

One more good session and the series is theirs.

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