Resuming on Day 3 trailing by 154 runs, India lost inform Cheteshwar Pujara early and as Virat Kohli walked in, England tightened the screws as they saw an early opening, but Murali Vijay riding on yesterday’s confidence started to tackle the opposition from one end while Virat Kohli looked at ease on the other. Both first survived the morning session, as Murali Vijay brought up his 8th Test Ton, while Virat completed his 4000 Test Runs and 1000 runs in the Test cricket in 2016.
As the Session progressed post Lunch, Adil Rashid provided the breakthrough as he sent back Vijay for 136. Murali Vijay’s dismissal opened the flood gates for England as Joe Root with his part time off-spin sent back Parthiv Patel and Ravi Ashwin back early while Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid had crucial wickets of Karun Nair and Ravindra Jadeja respectively. But on the other end Virat Kohli, batted flawlessly and defied England’s bowlers as he reached his 15th Test Century.
Virat Kohli is now 3rd in the List of Most 100’s by Indian captains in Tests. After Kohli’s hundred, Jayant and Virat wiped off England’s lead and then started to build India’s lead which was of 51 at Stumps on Day 3.