* Cook's unbeaten 70 sets up declaration (Adds quotes, Anderson-Rahane exchange)
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30 - England batsman Joe Root picked out under-pressure captain Alastair Cook for special praise as England closed in on an emphatic victory in the third test against India on Wednesday.
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30 - Scoreboard on the fourth day of the third test between England and India on Wednesday. England first innings 569-7 declared (I. Bell 167, G. Ballance 156, A. Cook 95, J. Buttler 85, B. Kumar 3-101) India first innings M. Vijay b Broad 35 S. Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 C. Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 V. Kohli c Cook b Anderson 39 A. Rahane c sub b Moeen 54 R. Sharma c Broad b
July 29 - India, chasing 445 for victory, were 112-4 at the close of the fourth day of the third test against England in Southampton on Wednesday.
July 30 - England declared their second innings on 205-4 on the fourth day of the third test in Southampton on Wednesday, setting India 445 to win.
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30 - James Anderson took his first five-wicket haul for more than a year as England bowled India out on Wednesday to stay in charge on the fourth day of the third test at Southampton.
* Kallis to continue in T20 format (Adds byline, details, quotes)
LONDON, July 30 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to hear an appeal by India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja against a fine for breaching its Code of Conduct during the drawn first test against England earlier this month.
CAPE TOWN, July 30 - South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup.
SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30 - India were bowled out for 330 in their first innings on the fourth day of the third test against England at Southampton on Wednesday.
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