Six England wickets tumble before tea as India lead by 252 runs

England crumble by losing six wickets in the afternoon session to reach tea on 205-7 against India on day three of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Ishant Sharma has starred for India as England reach tea having lost six wickets in the afternoon session on day three of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

The partnership between Sam Robson and Gary Ballance was broken as Sharma claimed the wicket of Robson (59) for an lbw, while Ballance (71) fell the same way not long after following another delivery from the batsman.

Joe Root and Ian Bell attempted to steady England's innings, but Sharma struck again when Bell made a poor late decision to pull out of the shot, but he caught the edge and the ball fell into the hands of MS Dhoni.

The batsman headed back to the pavilion having hit 25 from 37 balls, but it wasn't long before he was joined by Moeen Ali (14) and Matt Prior (5), who was unfairly declared out by the umpire after being caught behind, despite no evidence of a nick.

Another wicket fell in quick succession following Prior's dismissal as Ben Stokes went out for a duck after getting caught out by Dhoni following Bhuvneshwar Kumar's delivery.

Joe Root (13 not out) and Stuart Broad (1 not out) have ended the session on 205-7.

England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
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