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Dog brings smiles for what was a bleak afternoon for the English .

Canine invader stops India vs England second Test match

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English and Indian cricketers were given a brief pleasant break from the day one of the second Test as a special appearance from a stray dog stopped the run of play.

Gaining cheers and smiles from the players and crowd alike, the lovable canine made the ground staff work as it pranced around the field before eventually leaving the field on it’s own accord.

The delay was so long that the umpires decided to call it tea.

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Frankly, the appearance of the dog was probably the only thing that gave the English players something to smile at given their dismal bowling performance in India.

At the time of the break, the hosts founds themselves 210-2, leaving England with a lot of work to do.

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Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were shutting England down and both were on target to reach the 100 mark before the play was interrupted.

This event, however, sparked a wonderful run of dog puns on social media, with some highlighting India’s ‘dogged’ performance and even a twitter page was made for the venturing canine - @VizagDog for those who want to know.

Hopefully for the England fans and team, the appearance of the adorable pup will take some of the pain away from the match that seemingly is going to have a bleak ending for the English.

Below are just a few of the best reactions from people on Twitter, including a few tweets from the infamous account made in the dog's honour.

The first Test between the two ended in a draw.

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