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LIVE: India v England – day two, fourth Test, Nagpur

LIVE: India v England – all the action on day two of the fourth Test in Nagpur as it happens

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03:52 GMT, 14 December 2012

Stay up to date with all the action on day two of the fourth Test between England and India with Sportsmail's
unrivalled team. We'll deliver over-by-over coverage as the action
unfolds in Nagpur while our brilliant team of writers update with their
insights from the ground. Tweet your thoughts to: @JoeRidge87 or email your thoughts to [email protected]

India v England – essentials

India: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, C A Pujara, S R Tendulkar, V Kohli, R A Jadeja, M S Dhoni (Capt, Wkt), R Ashwin, P P Chawla, I Sharma, P P Ojha.

England: A N Cook (Capt), N R D Compton, I J L Trott, K P Pietersen, I R Bell, J E Root, M J Prior (Wkt), T T Bresnan, G P Swann, J M Anderson, M S Panesar

Umpires: R Tucker (Aus) and K Dharmasena (SL)

Match referee: J Crowe (NZ)

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3.50am: Just a quick reminder then that 21-year-old debutant Joe Root and wicketkeeper-batsmen Matt Prior will be the men at the crease for the tourists when we resume in 10 minutes time. They have put on a valuable 60 together so far.

3.40am: 199-5 doesn't sound too pretty batting first on a subcontinental track but you feel that if England can get to 300 they will have the mental upper hand given that they were 139-5 at one stage. Mind you, if they score at the rate they did yesterday it will take them half the day to get there!

3.30am: Good morning everyone and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of the second day of the fourth and final test between India and England in Nagpur.

Field of dreams: England have the chance to secure a famous series win in Nagpur

Field of dreams: England have the chance to secure a famous series win in Nagpur

Picture Dispute

We are unable to carry live pictures from the fourth Test in Nagpur due to a dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and international news organisations.

The BCCI has refused access to Test venues to established picture agencies Getty Images and Action Images and other Indian photographic agencies.

MailOnline consider this action to be a strike against press freedom and supports the action to boycott BCCI imagery.

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe diagnosed with cancer

Former New Zealand captain Crowe diagnosed with cancer

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09:25 GMT, 15 October 2012

Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma

Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma, an invasive cancer of the immune system.

Crowe's manager, Louise Henderson, said the 50-year-old had only recently received the diagnosis and requested privacy while he and his family deal with the news.

'The family have a number of issues to confront over the next couple of weeks,' Henderson said.

'The diagnosis is very new, the family is still in shock and obviously dealing with the understanding that life as they know it for the unforeseeable future is different.'

Crowe played 77 tests and 143 one-day internationals for New Zealand between 1982 and 1995. He scored more than 5,400 test runs at an average of 45 with 17 centuries.He is married to former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes.

Andrew Strauss determined to hold on to No 1 Test status

Do-or-die: Strauss rally cry as England face threat of losing No 1 status at Headingley

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14:15 GMT, 1 August 2012

Andrew Strauss admits it is 'do-or-die' time for England as they attempt to cling on to their number one place in the Test rankings this week.

An innings-and-12-run defeat to South Africa at the Oval last week has put the pressure on and defeat in the next Test, which gets under way at Headingley tomorrow, would see Strauss' side concede top spot to the Proteas.

England suffered a trouncing – the batsmen failed to match South Africa's mammoth 637 in two attempts, with the bowlers taking just two wickets – meaning the tourists are strong favourites to emerge victorious.

Determined: Andrew Strauss is hoping England can cling on to their No 1 status

Determined: Andrew Strauss is hoping England can cling on to their No 1 status

HOW THEY'LL LINE-UP

England (from): AJ Strauss (Captain), AN Cook, IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, IR Bell, JWA Taylor, MJ Prior (wkt), TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, ST Finn, G Onions, GP Swann

South Africa (probable): GC Smith (Captain), AN Petersen, HM Amla, JH Kallis, AB de Villiers (wkt), JA Rudolph, JP Duminy, VD Philander, DW Steyn, M Morkel, I Tahir

Umpires: S Davis (Aus) and R Tucker (Aus)
Third umpire: A Rauf (Pak)
Match referee: J Crowe (NZ)

But Strauss is hopeful they can put their dismal performance last time out behind them and level the series.

'Being around the guys in the practice days, it's pretty clear that everyone's got their heads on and they're determined to come out firing in this game and try and put South Africa under pressure,' he told Sky Sports News.

'We're quietly confident, we can't afford to make any mistakes now – it's do-or-die time.

'But that sort of pressure can be a good thing as well.

'We're excited about this week and I'm certainly very confident our guys will come out and play well.'

Watch out! Strauss has said it is 'do-or-die' this week

Watch out! Strauss has said it is 'do-or-die' this week

Pakistan v England: Third ODI live scorecard

Pakistan v England: Follow the latest score from the third ODI in Dubai

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England are out to wrap up the series when they take on Pakistan in the third one-day international in Dubai today.

Leading 2-0, victory will hand them the series to make up for the whitewash in the Test matches.

Alastair Cook lost his first toss of the series, though, and England therefore found themselves beginning with ball rather than bat for the first time too.

Click HERE for the live score from Dubai

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Umar Akmal, Adnan Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn and James Anderson.

Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Simon Taufel, Australia.

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka.

Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.