Bad light stops play as England make 200 for 5

Published: Friday, March 10, 2006, 15:07 [IST]
 

Mohali, Mar 11 (UNI) Anil Kumble moved one step closer to become the first Indian bowler to take 500 wickets when he dislodged the bails of Paul Collingwood (25) before bad light halted play on the second day of the second Test match against England at the PCA stadium here today.

The match was interrupted because of bad light in the morning and the situation has remained the same since then with only 62 minutes of play possible till lunch.

England were 200 for five when skipper Andrew Flintoff and Geraint Jones appealed for bad light.

The only wicket to fall in the morning session was that of Collingwood who was bowled by Anil Kumble when the team score was 180. Collingwood batted for 103 minutes, facing 77 balls for his 25 runs.

He added 23 runs for the fifth wicket with Flintoff. Kumble, playing his seventh Test at the PCA Stadiumneeds just two more wickets to become the first Indian to claim 500 wickets.

Before the Mohali Test, Kumble had taken 496 wickets in 105 Tests, after making his Test debut in 1990 in Manchester.

Kumble has so far taken two wickets in the England's first innings bringing his total to 498 Test victims. He bowled Ian Bell (38) yesterday and today Kumble's delivery dismissed Collingwood who went on backfoot and missed.

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