India vs England, 4th Test, Day 3: As it happened...

Virat Kohli brilliance helped India take crucial 51-run lead at the end of third day's play.

India vs England, 4th Test, Day 3: As it happened...

Virat Kohli brilliance helped India take crucial 51-run lead at the end of third day's play of the fourth Test against England at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. India were 451 for seven at stumps.

Brief scores:
England 1st innings: 400 all out in 130.1 overs
India 1st innings: 451 for seven in 142 overs (Virat Kohli 147 batting, Murali Vijay 136; Joe Root 2/18).


Over 142 || Score 451/7 (Virat Kohli 147; Jayant Yadav 30)


India added another 34 runs in the last ten overs to extend their innings lead over England to 51.

Skipper Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav remained unbeaten on 147 and 30 respectively.

Over 137 || Score 440/7 (Virat Kohli 138; Jayant Yadav 28)

Jayant Yadav has increased the tempo, keeping apace with his skipper Virat Kohli. India's lead now 40 runs with five overs' play left in the day.

Over 133 || Score 421/7 (Virat Kohli 136; Jayant Yadav 11)

Finally, India took the lead.

With nine overs' play left in the day, Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav would hope to extend the lead. Now, it's 21.

Over 128 || Score 399/7 (Virat Kohli 119; Jayant Yadav 6)


India now trail by 1 run. And Virat Kohli-Jayant Yadav stand is worth 35 of 62 balls, of which the the tail-ender has scored only 6.

Over 124 || Score 385/7 (Virat Kohli 109; Jayant Yadav 6)

Skipper Virat Kohli got to his 15th Test hundred, and crossed the 500-run mark in the series. He thus became the only the second Indian captain to do so.

India now trail England by 15 runs.

Over 118 || Score 366/7 (Virat Kohli 98; Jayant Yadav 0)

Just when things were looking good for India, Ravindra Jadeja lost his cool and went after Adil Rashid. And paid the price. Caught at mid-off.

WICKET: Ravindra Jadeja c Jos Buttler b Adil Rashid 25 (46b)

That happened off the penultimate ball of the 118th over. Skipper Virat Kohli two runs shy of his second hundred of the series. Jayant Yadav is the new man.

Over 113 || Score 348/6 (Virat Kohli 83; Ravindra Jadeja 22)


Despite the lose of quick wickets,, India managed to close the gap with Virat Kohli in complete control. He's into the 80s, and has got Ravindra Jadeja's company. Their stand now worth 41 runs.

In the last ten overs, India have scored 43 runs losing one wicket, that of R Ashwin.

The deficit is now 52.

Over 107 || Score 325/6 (Virat Kohli 75; Ravindra Jadeja 10)

Decisive period of the match. India lost couple of quick wickets, to part-time spinner and stand-in England captain Joe Root. Brave move from him even to introduced himself. But he has proven the move productive.

First Root removed Parthiv Patel, who looked tentative. Caught behind.

WICKET: Parthiv Patel c Jonny Bairstow b Joe Root 15 (31b)

That happened off the fourth ball of the 103rd over. Then, the wicket of dangerous R Ashwin followed. Root took the credit, two overs, two wickets.

WICKET: Ravichandran Ashwin c Keaton Jennings b Joe Root 0 (3b)

India have lost two wickets, but runs have arrived in a flurry. 41 in the last ten overs. And they are now 75 runs behind.

Over 101 || Score 300/4 (Virat Kohli 61; Parthiv Patel 11)

India have just posted 300 runs in the posted. Skipper Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are in the centre, and they have stitched a 21-run stand.

India still trail England by 100 runs in the first innings.

Over 97 || Score 284/4 (Virat Kohli 53; Parthiv Patel 3)

India suffered a double blow, losing Murali Vijay and Karun Nair in quick time, both falling to spinners. England took the review, and it turned out to be a good one, forcing the on-field umpire to change his original verdict.

WICKET: Karun Nair lbw b Moeen Ali 13 (18b)

That happened off the first ball of the 95th over. Parthiv Patel is the new man for India. Skipper Virat Kohli reached his fifty a while ago.


Over 89 || Score 267/3 (Virat Kohli 48; Karun Nair 4)

A brilliant innings came to an end as Murali Vijay's leading edge ended as a return catch to Adil Rashid. India thus lost a wicket at the start of a session, again. In the morning, Cheteshwar Pujara survived only two balls.

WICKET: Murali Vijay c & b Adil Rashid 136 (282b)

That happened off the fourth ball of the 88th over, and Karun Nair is the new man for India.

Over 83 || Score 247/2 (Murali Vijay 124; Virat Kohli 44)


India have scored more than 100 runs in this session. Brilliant period for the hosts, and revving the innings is the stand between Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli — 101 off 184 balls.

India trail England by 153 runs.

Over 78 || Score 237/2 (Murali Vijay 115; Virat Kohli 43)

A 91-run third-wicket stand between Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli has helped India to striking distance of England's first innings total. In the process, Kohli also reached 1000 Test runs in the year, and 4000 overall.

Over 72 || Score 216/2 (Murali Vijay 100; Virat Kohli 39)

Murali Vijay reached his second hundred of the series, off the 231 balls. This is his third against England, and eighth overall.

His stand with skipper Virat Kohli is now worth 70 off 118 balls. And in the last ten overs, India have scored 35 runs.

India still trail England by 184 runs in the first innings.

Over 67 || Score 201/2 (Murali Vijay 95; Virat Kohli 29)

India moved pass the 200-run mark, and in the last ten overs, Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli have added another 41 runs. Good little period for India.

Pujara is five runs shy of his eighth Test ton, while Kohli is pacing himself well at 29.

Over 63 || Score 189/2 (Murali Vijay 93; Virat Kohli 19)

India have increased the scoring rate with the arrival of Virat Kohli. Murali Vijay and the skipper have added 43 in 64 balls.

Vijay nears his second hundred of the series.

Over 55 || Score 152/2 (Murali Vijay 70; Virat Kohli 5)

India lost Chetewshar Pujara off the very second delivery of the day, courtesy a ripper of a delivery from Jake Ball. A good length ball, with just the perfect movement to confuse the Indian batsman.

WICKET: Cheteshwar Pujara b Jake Ball 47 (104b)

Virat Kohli joined Murali Vijay. India still trail by 248 runs in the first innings.

Day 2 Recap

After spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja shared all ten England wickets, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara dropped anchor in Mumbai to keep India's chance of three back-to-back wins alive on Friday.

Second day's play of the fourth Test match resumed with Ben Stokes on 25 and Jos Buttler on 18. The visitors could add only nine runs to their overnight score of 288/5 as Ashwin snared Stokes' wicket in a controversial fashion in only the third over yesterday.

Ashwin completed his 23rd five-wicket haul, to level with Kapil Dev. Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh are the only Indians ahead of Ashwin now in the list of most five-wicket hauls.

His spin partner, Ravindra Jadeja joined the party picking three more wickets, even as Ashwin took another for his sixth. Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and offspiner Jayant Yadav returned wicket-less.

For England, Jos Buttler and Jake Ball (31 off 60) added crucial 54 runs for the ninth wicket to help the visitors reached the 400-run mark. Buttler who made (76 off 137) also had a productive sixth-wicket stand with Stokes (31 of 92).

In response, Indian openers KL Rahul and Vijay laid a decent foundation of 39 runs. But Rahul fell to Adil Rashid, bowled, in the 14th over.

Vijay and new man Cheteshwar Pujara then dropped anchor to avoid further slump. They added 107 runs for the second wicket to reduce the first innings gap to 254 with nine wickets remaining.

India were 146/1 with Vijay and Pujara unbeaten on 70 and 47 respectively.

New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 action of the India-England fourth Test being played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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