Bowling woes intensify for England after Stuart Broad limps off

Vice-captain undergoes scan on heel as attack is terrorised by rising star Pujara

Mumbai

Stuart Broad has picked up a heel injury to add to England's mounting concerns as they continue preparations for the forthcoming Test series in India.

Vice-captain Broad was tonight set to undergo a scan, after having to leave the field temporarily because of pain in his left foot on day two of this warm-up match against Mumbai A.

The seamer returned after four overs but did not bowl again, having managed 10 overs previously in four short spells as England's opponents reached 232 for 4 in reply to 345 for 9 declared.

An update on Broad's heel is expected tomorrow, when England also hope to discover whether Stuart Meaker – already called in as pace-bowling cover for the injured Steven Finn – has overcome visa issues and will therefore be able to fly to India in time for a final warm-up fixture before the first Test in Ahmedabad.

That opening match of four in what is sure to prove a tough series begins on 15 November and before Broad also succumbed to injury, it was thought probable Finn's sore thigh would keep him out of the reckoning until the second Test back here in Mumbai.

England endured an awkward day all round at the Dr DY Patil Sports Stadium, where they got a longer first look than they might have wished at India No 3 Cheteshwar Pujara (87), who shared a third-wicket stand of 163 with Hiken Shah (84 not out). With or without Broad, it does not appear Pujara for one will be losing any sleep about England's bowlers after his first experience against them. "I was pretty comfortable against all the bowlers," he said. "I guess, since I've scored runs, I'll have learned more. I hadn't faced many of England's bowlers before, so it was important I got some practice before the Test series. I could get used to their actions, what kind of strengths [they have] and strategies against me."

Pujara eventually fell to Monty Panesar, and described England's left-arm spinner as the pick of the attack. It remains unlikely Panesar will feature in the first Test. But whoever does, Pujara is expecting them to up their game. "It won't be the same in the Test match, because I think the intensity will be higher. I think their fielding was not quite up to the mark here, but will be in the Test."

Pujara's approach was reminiscent of the discipline employed by the great Rahul Dravid, a batsman known universally as 'The Wall' and one England – and most other nations – found especially difficult to displace for many years. "It's not quite the same, but I guess I can see where you're coming from," Panesar said of that suggestion. "He accumulates his runs; he's not going to come after the attack, and just plays a patient game. He's a very patient player, an organised cricketer."

Even so, Panesar senses that Pujara may find things tougher in more exacting conditions and praised England's tenacity.

"I think if there's a little bit more pace in the pitch, he's a little bit vulnerable early on because of the extra carry. They obviously played well. But the boys put in a good effort, and we didn't make it easy for them either. I thought as a unit the guys did really well today."

Panesar has not given up either yet on Finn returning to full fitness in the next 10 days. "He's in good spirits," he said. "It's not a major thing – which is really good for us – and we hope he can recover in time and be available for the first Test."

Mumbai scoreboard

Tour match second day of three: Mumbai A are trailing England by 113 runs with 6 first-innings wickets in hand

England won toss

ENGLAND First Innings
Overnight 338-6 (Bairstow 118, Morgan 76)
S R Patel c S M Shaikh b Waingankar 60
80 balls 0 sixes 7 fours
*S C J Broad lbw b Thakur 6
16 balls 0 sixes 1 fours
G Onions c S M Shaikh b Thakur 0
10 balls 0 sixes 0 fours
J M Anderson not out 5
13 balls 0 sixes 1 fours
Extras (b5 lb3 w2 nb9) 19
Total (for 9 dec, 93 overs) 345
Fall: 1-5, 2-55, 3-64, 4-66, 5-222, 6-329, 7-339, 8-339, 9-345.
Did Not Bat: M S Panesar.
Bowling: K Waingankar 25-8-72-3, S N Thakur 20-4-53-3, J J Khan 17-1-75-2, S Dhawan 12-2-49-0, S A Yadav 6-1-30-1, S S Shaikh 3-0-14-0, N A Patil 5-0-28-0, B J Thakkar 5-0-16-0.

MUMBAI A First Innings
B J Thakkar c Bairstow b Onions 5
35 balls 0 sixes 1 fours
S Dhawan c Anderson b Root 27
59 balls 0 sixes 5 fours
C A Pujara c Anderson b Panesar 87
184 balls 0 sixes 11 fours
H N Shah not out 84
190 balls 1 sixes 9 fours
*S A Yadav c Bairstow b Anderson 17
17 balls 0 sixes 3 fours
Extras (b6 lb2 w1 nb3) 12
Total (for 4, 80.4 overs) 232
Fall: 1-19, 2-47, 3-210, 4-232.
To bat: †S M Shaikh, N A Patil, K Waingankar, J J Khan, S N Thakur, S S Shaikh.
Bowling: J M Anderson 13.4-5-36-1, S C J Broad 10-2-19-0, G Onions 12-2-34-1, M S Panesar 20-4-47-1, J E Root 13-3-43-1, S R Patel 9-1-34-0, I J L Trott 3-0-11-0.
Umpires: R M Deshpande and N H Phadnis.

Get Adobe Flash player
Sport
Alexis Sanchez has completed a £35m move to Arsenal, the club have confirmed
sportGunners complete £35m signing of Barcelona forward
Voices
Poor teachers should be fearful of not getting pay rises or losing their job if they fail to perform, Steve Fairclough, headteacher of Abbotsholme School, suggested
voicesChris Sloggett explains why it has become an impossible career path
Sport
world cup 2014
Sport
Ray Whelan was arrested earlier this week
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
In a minor key: Keira Knightley in the lightweight 'Begin Again'
film
Arts and Entertainment
Celebrated children’s author Allan Ahlberg, best known for Each Peach Pear Plum
books
News
peopleIndian actress known as the 'Grand Old Lady of Bollywood' was 102
News
Wayne’s estate faces a claim for alleged copyright breaches
newsJohn Wayne's heirs duke it out with university over use of the late film star's nickname
Life and Style
It beggars belief: the homeless and hungry are weary, tortured, ghosts of people – with bodies contorted by imperceptible pain
lifeRough sleepers exist in every city. Hear the stories of those whose luck has run out
News
Mick Jagger performing at Glastonbury
people
Life and Style
fashionJ Crew introduces triple zero size to meet the Asia market demand
Sport
Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal launch the new Puma Arsenal kits at the Puma Store on Carnaby Street
sportMassive deal worth £150m over the next five years
Arts and Entertainment
Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins
musicHolyrood MPs 'staggered' at lack of Scottish artists performing
Life and Style
beautyBelgian fan lands L'Oreal campaign after being spotted at World Cup
Arts and Entertainment
Currently there is nothing to prevent all-male or all-female couples from competing against mixed sex partners at any of the country’s ballroom dancing events
Potential ban on same-sex partners in ballroom dancing competitions amounts to 'illegal discrimination'
News
business
Caption competition
Caption competition
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Daily World Cup Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice