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Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson claimed four wickets each as Australia did extremely well to bowl out hosts Somerset for 320 on the opening day’s play of their 4-day tour match at Taunton.

The first Test between England and New Zealand may have ended in a draw, but there was no shortage of intensity in the game over the five days in Dunedin. The hosts dominated the first half of the Test, following which England were always playing the catch up game.

England are in a dominant position in the Eden Gardens Test after finishing the Second Day’s play at 216 for 1 with just another 100 runs to knock out India’s first innings efforts. Skipper Alastair Cook remained unbeaten on 136 (from 236 balls with 19 fours and a six) to lead England’s strong reply.

England were kept on the field for most part of the third day’s play at the Sardar Patel Stadium B Ground in Motera as Haryana went onto put up 334 on the board.

Kevin Pietersen on his comeback for England found some form by scoring a cracking century on the opening day’s play of the tourists’ warm-up match against Haryana at Ahmedabad.

The three day tour game between a fringe Mumbai outfit and an England XI ended in a draw today at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.