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Warwickshire’s Jonathan Trott took three wickets for the England Performance Programme squad before bad light and rain brought an early close to day three of their match against the MRF XI in Chennai.

Occasional seamer Trott was introduced as first change as the hosts continued their reply to England’s 498 for seven declared in this four-day game.

After Graham Onions had broken a first-wicket stand of 97, Trott ended a century partnership for the second when he got rid of opener Manjula Fernando (92).

One of Trott's main aims for his time on the Performance Programme was to work on his bowling, and his efforts paid dividends against the Indian opposition.

Glamorgan youngster and BBC young sports personality of the year nominee James Harris also grabbed a wicket, while Trott took two more to take his figures to 3-50.

But no-one could shift number three Subrmania Siva, who hit 12 fours in his unbeaten 102 from 172 balls out of a total of 309 for five.

Scorecard - EPP v MRF XI, Dec 11-14 2007, Day 3 (84 KB)