Third Test: Alastair Cook makes history as England take charge at Eden Gardens against India
Earlier, India added 43 to their overnight score, with MS Dhoni doing his best to frustrate England's bowlers as the hosts made it beyond the 300-mark to make a more competitive total.
The India skipper was the last-man out, as he fell to a great catch by Graeme Swann off the bowling of Steve Finn, but not before he had reached 52.
Dhoni was able to protect No 11 Pragyan Ojha for long enough during a 20-run stand, which showed some fight in the home side as they scrapped around for those few extra runs.
Monty Panesar had taken the other two Indian wickets to fall, trapping Zaheer Khan leg before for six before bowling Ishant Sharma for a duck as he finished with figures of 4-90 as he again was England's best bowler.
James Anderson was next best with 3-89 despite having Khan dropped by Swann, but it was only a minor hiccup for England as they got him out right away as Panesar struck in the next over.
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