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Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Virat Kohli's double ton put India on top, England on verge of losing

England were 182/6 in their second innings, trailing India by 49 runs at stumps on day four of the fourth Test at the Wankhede on Sunday.
Virat Kohli
India TV Sports Desk Mumbai December 11, 2016 18:32 IST

England were 182/6 in their second innings, trailing India by 49 runs at stumps on day four of the fourth Test at the Wankhede on Sunday.

England skipper Alastair Cook (18), debutant and first innings centurion Keaton Jennings (0), Moeen Ali (0), Joe Root (77), Ben Stokes (18) and Jake Ball (2) were dismissed -- five by Indian spinners. Jonny Bairstow was unbeaten on 50. 

The day's action stopped when Ball was out in the 48th over of England's second innings.

Brief scores: England 400 and 182/6 in 47.3 overs (Root 77, Bairstow batting 50; Ashwin 2/49, Jadeja 2/58). India 631 all out in 182.3 overs (Kohli 235, Jayant 104, Vijay 136; Rashid 4/192).

Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli (235) scored his third double century of the year, and together with Jayant Yadav (104) helped the hosts to amass a huge first innings score of 631 runs.

Kohli earlier this year scored 200 against the West Indies and 211 against New Zealand. He became the fifth man to post three double centuries in a year, joining Austraian legends Donald Bradman (1930), Ricky Ponting (2003), Michael Clarke (2012) and New Zealand great Brendon McCullum (2014).

He also topped 2,500 runs across all formats in a year -- in 2016, only the 11th player to do so, and the first man to score a double century in three consecutive series.

Kohli continued his supreme form from where he left on Saturday, leading India's charge to swell the lead. He and Jayant Yadav resumed action at 451/7, a lead of 51 runs, and continued to dominate.

At the stumps on the third day, Kohli was unbeaten on 147 and Yadav not out on 30, an unbroken 87-run stand.

India scored 128 runs in 29 overs in the first session of play without losing a wicket. 

The Kohli-Yadav pair batted authoritatively on Sunday morning, Kohli hitting 25 boundaries and a six in a 340-ball knock. Yadav struck 15 boundaries to his credit during the 204-ball innings.

Their eighth-wicket partnership blossomed to 241 runs, giving India a handsome lead and forcing England to crumble at the weight of their huge deficit.

For England, Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers for picking 4/192. Joe Root and Moeen Ali picked 2 wickets each.

Earlier on Day 3, Murali Vijay struck his eighth and second of the series, to guide India to a strong position in response to England's score of 400.

Vijay completed his century with a single in the 72nd over of India's innings, hitting nine fours and three sixes.

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