Nottinghamshire spinner Graeme Swann became England’s most successful off-spinner of all time in taking three wickets in the second session of the first test against India.

Swann bowled openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag and had Sachin Tendulkar caught out by Samit Patel as England made inroads after a fruitless first session.

His Test figures have seen him eclipse Jim Laker who took 193 wickets in 46 Tests. Although Laker was more economical with an average of 21.24 although he had the luxury of playing on several uncovered pitches including one built for him to prosper at Old Trafford in 1956 where he returned match figures of 19-90.