Dog forces early tea in India-England match

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A pitch-invading dog caused tea to be called early in the second Test between India and England on Thursday.

The four-legged intruder bounded onto the field in the 57th over, stopping bowler Stuart Broad in his tracks as two volunteers failed to chase it down.

With England having little luck in the field - India lost two early wickets but raced to 210-2 before the inquisitive pooch intervened - the tourists were never likely to catch it.

The canine visitor found gaps with as much ease as on-form duo Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli, even clearing the boundary at one point - only to reappear to loud cheers from the Visakhapatnam crowd.

After a couple of minutes of the spectacle, umpire Kumar Dharmasena called for tea and the dog may well have been keen on some himself following a good workout.

It was at the same ground that another furry friend made an unlikely appearance in an IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Delhi Daredevils in May.