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India in control after England collapse to Pandya

India in control after England collapse to Pandya

Only once before, when they won 2-0 in 1986, have India won more than one Test in a series in England.

Jennings and Alastair Cook survived a tricky nine-over spell at the end of the day and as Cook negotiated the last ball, another roar went up.

England captain Joe Root leaves the field after being dismissed during the fourth day of the third cricket test against India. While Kohli has scored 200 runs each in the first and third Tests of this series, none of the other India players have aggregated 200 runs in three matches combined.

Pujara faced 208 balls, including 19 fours, and put on 113 with Kohli.

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As if their insipid batting performance wasn't bad enough, England gifted Virat Kohli a century with a freaky blunder.

It was tempting to perceive a certain glee in the torment Kohli was exacting - all the more so when his century arrived, with a steer past gully off Chris Woakes for his 10th four from 191 balls. Hardik picked up five wickets in just six overs.

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A no ball initially denied Bumrah his five-for and handed Rashid a let-off, but he delighted in removing Stuart Broad (20) as news broke that the England man would be fined for sending off Pant on day two, with the hosts then battling through to the close of play, delaying the seemingly inevitable.

And a score of 86 for four meant that in their past 61 Test innings, England had lost their fourth wicket having scored 100 runs or fewer on 30 occasions. But 40 minutes in, the returning Ben Stokes found the edge of Pujara, who was safely caught at first slip.

The evening session started off in much the same way as the afternoon session had finished - with Buttler and Stokes looking at ease at the crease and untroubled by anything the India attack threw at them. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings remain woefully out of nick at the top of the order for the hosts, with the pair dismissed in consecutive overs at the start of the day by Ishant Sharma. Well, Anderson had just induced Virat Kohli into a couple of false shots outside off-stump.

Having been 54 for none, they lost nine wickets for 74 runs and only avoided the follow-on thanks to Jos Buttler's 39. Virat Kohli and co are in a comfortable position to register their first win in the five-Test series.

England's travails were compounded by the loss of wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with a broken finger. The way our opening batsmen batted in first innings and second innings, I think a lot of credit goes to them because sometimes it's not about scoring big 50s or 100s.

"England have produced it a little bit too late - they are going to lose this Test match - but I think that partnership can be the benchmark of the way that we hope England want to play their Test match cricket going forward".