England march ahead as India crumble at The Oval

England continue to dominate the fifth Test at The Oval as they reduce India to 9-2 at lunch on day three, having earlier made 486 thanks to Joe Root's century.

Joe Root and Stuart Broad led the attack as England turned the screw on India to make 486 all out before an early lunch was taken as the result of rain on day three of the fifth Test at The Oval.

Englands Joe Root acknowledges the crowd after he finished the innings 149 not out on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014© Getty Images

In response, India reached 9-2 by the interval, having lost Murali Vijay lbw to James Anderson, and Gautam Gambhir, who was run out in bizarre fashion.

Root reached his century early on the third day and then survived dragging the ball on to this wicket off Ishant Sharma when the dismissal was overruled for a no ball.

Englands James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Indias Murali Vijay for 2 runs on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014© Getty Images

England lost Chris Jordan just one ball after Root reached three figures as he edged behind to MS Dhoni off the bowling of Ishant.

Jordan's dismissal brought Broad to the crease, and the Nottinghamshire man wasted little time in smashing 37 off just 20 balls before being caught by Virat Kohli to become another Ishant scalp.

Root remained unbeaten on 149, before India got off to a dreadful start in their bid to close a first-innings deficit of 338.

Stuart Broad of England talks to members of the media during an England Nets Session at The Kia Oval on August 14, 2014
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