Welcome to day two of our live report of the fourth India-England Test from Ahmedabad. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here
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9.35am: Let’s get it on
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England start up with James Anderson, beginning a new spell from the Adani Pavilion End, and Ben Stokes. Anderson has conceded his first runs, but also rapped Rohit Sharma on the pads a couple of times. Time to find out which side of bed this Motera deck has woken up on…
9.15am: Morning call
Hello and welcome back to the action. India did a sterling job with the ball on day one – even if England’s rummage down the back of the sofa did bring them 200 for the first time in a while – and can take purposeful strides towards the WTC final with a solid showing from their batsmen. The tourists are in need of a cascade of wickets, but probably won’t get quite so much help from the pitch. Either way, let’s hope it’s a good, honest scrap between professionals who care about the sport they love. Shall we?
Alan Gardner is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick
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