James Anderson, Joe Root edge England ahead

James Anderson and Joe Root take England to a 28-run lead at lunch on day three of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge.

England have found their way back into the first Test against India in the morning session on day three at Trent Bridge.

Having resumed on 352-9, 105 runs short of the tourists' first-innings total, Joe Root (143 not out) and James Anderson (81 not out) have continued their record-breaking 10th-wicket partnership to reach 485-9 at lunch, giving England a 28-run lead.

Anderson has produced his highest-ever Test score, having previously only hit 34 during a match against South Africa, and also scored the runs that drew the scores level.

India toiled as they tried to wrap up the home side's innings just before the break, even bringing Murali Vijay into the attack, despite the opening batsman having only bowled one previous over in Test cricket.

The session was extended by 30 minutes in order to give India time to find the final wicket, but Root and Anderson continued to pick up runs to edge England in front, surpassing the world record 10th-wicket partnership set by Australia during last summer's Ashes.

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Joe Root and James Anderson of England leave the field at stumps on day three of 1st Investec Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 11, 2014
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