England's batsmen have put their team in a strong position
after three days of the third test against India in Kolkata.
The visitors ended the day on 509-6, a lead of 193, the BBC
Captain Alastair Cook was run out 10 runs short of a double
hundred as he moved to avoid Virat Kohli's throw before
making his ground.
Cook had earlier shared a stand of 173 with Jonathan Trott
Kevin Pietersen chimed in with a hard-hit 54, and Matt Prior
and Graeme Swann put on an unbroken stand of 56 to extend the
The late flurry pushed England towards a position from which
they can earn a 2-1 lead in the four-match series and
potentially secure a first series victory in India since