Dog stops play in cricket match between India and England

VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP) " A stray dog was 2 not out on Thursday after interrupting the second cricket test match between India and England.

England bowler Stuart Broad's final over before the traditional break for tea was cut short as ground staff tried " and failed " to get the brown and white dog off the field. Outrun by their canine opponent, increasingly desperate tactics included throwing a shoe in its direction.

Just when officials thought the dog had disappeared, it returned for a second performance with the umpires cutting the session short and the players going off for tea.

The hosts ended in control of the match " if not the dog " at 317-4 in their first innings.

As well as forcing an early tea, the dog also left its mark on the field in another way, using the lush outfield as a toilet.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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