IndvsEng: India on victory route, claims 3 England wickets
Mumbai: India is in charge of the Mumbai Test after picking up three early wickets for just 49 runs till Tea on Day 4 with England still requiring 182 runs to wipe out the lead.
At Tea on Day 4 of the fourth India vs England Test, England was in deep trouble at 49/3 with Joe Root (30*) batting at the crease.
Debutant Keaton Jennings, who slammed a terrific hundred in the first innings, went for a 'Golden Duck' as he was caught in front of the stumps by an in-swinging delivery of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Soon, skipper Alastair Cook (18) also went back after being adjudged LBW on Ravindra Jadeja's bowling. Moeen Ali (0) lost his wicket due to a sharp catch by Murli Vijay at leg-slip on Jadeja's bowling.
Earlier, Virat Kohli notched up his career best score of 235 runs off 340 balls with 25 fours and a six, while Jayant Yadav, who came in to bat at No 9, also slammed his maiden ton and got out after scoring 104 runs off 204 balls with 15 boundaries. Murli Vijay too had scored a brilliant 136 off 282 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes.
With these terrific innings, India managed to pile on a mammoth score of 631 runs on the scoreboard, taking a handsome lead of 231 runs over England (400/10).
Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers from England as he plucked 4 wickets for 192 runs. Moeen Ali and Rook took 2 wickets each while Chris Woakes and Jake Ball got 1 wicket each.
In the initial overs after Tea, England was struggling at 64/3 with Root (36*) and Jonny Bairstow (1*) batting at the crease, while they still trail by 167 runs. India require another seven wickets to claim 3-0 lead in the five-match series with one match to go.