Mumbai Test: Kohli's 147* help India take 51-run lead
Mumbai: Yet another gem from Virat Kohli, who was ably supported by Murli Vijay, helped India eclipse England's first inning total of 400 runs on Saturday in the Mumbai Test, which is being played at the Wankhede Stadium.
At stumps on Day 3, India (451/7) has managed to take a healthy lead of 51 runs over the visitors. Spinner Jayant Yadav also played an important innings of 30 runs and remained unbeaten.
Kohli, once again showing his masterclass, has aggregated 147 runs off 241 balls with 17 fours. This was Kohli's 15 century in Test Cricket and second of the series.
Coming to the third session of Day 3, Kohli was near his hundred and was accompanied by Ravindra Jadeja, who soon lost his wicket after adding 25 runs.
Earlier, opener Murli Vijay also played a brilliant knock of 132 runs off 282 balls. He was a part of two 100+-run partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara (47) and Virat Kohli.
The departure of Vijay saw a middle-order collapse with Karun Nair (13), Parthiv Patel (15) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0) giving away their wickets in quick successions.
Jadeja, however, released pressure from Kohli's shoulders by hitting two fours and a six during his 25-run knock. After he got out, Jayant Yadav, being a number 9 batsman, showed great character and helped his team increase the lead over the visitors.
At the end of Day 3 of fourth Test of the five-match series, India leads England by 51 runs with 3 wickets remaining.
Currently, India leads the series 2-0 with one match yet to be played in Chennai.