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Summary

  1. Kohli 151*, Pujara 119
  2. Diving Rashid drops Kohli on 56
  3. Fit-again Anderson 3-44, Broad 1-39
  4. India recover from 22-2
  5. India won toss; five-Test series 0-0

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By Amy Lofthouse, Alan Jewell and Justin Goulding

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Make sure you get to bed early tonight because you've got another early start tomorrow - 03:45 GMT to be precise for text and Test Match Special commentary. See you then, bright and breezy.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

England's first innings is crucial. If India bat as they should it will be near 500. If England bowl well, they might cut them to 450. If England can get up to that score, then they are in the game. If England mess it up, it will be hard work batting last. England should bat decently. That would mean they shouldn't lose it.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Virat Kohli didn't get past 130 in any of his first seven Test centuries. He's now passed 140 in six of his past seven centuries. His last two hundreds he's converted into doubles.

Kohli
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England's first task on Friday will be to remove India captain Virat Kohli, who will resume on 151. His highest Test score currently 211. What price him topping that?

Kohli in action
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'Signs the pitch will fall apart'

More from England's James Anderson on his return to action after three months out with a shoulder injury: "I felt good - hopefully I'll have a good night's sleep and come back fresh tomorrow."

On Stuart Broad limping during the day: "He's got a bit of a foot problem. He's been in the wars with a cut on the arm."

On the pitch: "There were more signs today that it is going to fall apart. I definitely think there will be variable bounce as the game goes on."

'Hopefully we won't have to bat again'

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 119 - his third century in three Tests - on Sky Sports: "I am happy with the way I started this series and I wanted to continue that today.

"Especially after we lost the two wickets, we wanted to build a partnership and bat through the sessions. I was confident because I scored a hundred in the last game.

"The way we have started anything above 500 is good for us but we just want to keep batting. Hopefully we'll build a big total and won't have to bat again."

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Si Lomas: I'd be happy if Cook relinquishes captaincy at end of series, so negative, ball hooping late in day yet only two catchers.

Ian B: Sorry Cook, last few balls of day, new batsman, no gully is unforgivable, way too defensive.

India got 40 or 50 runs too many - Anderson

James Anderson, who took 3-44, on Sky Sports: "It was pretty flat. There was a little bit of uneven bounce at times but if you can get yourself set there are big runs to be had. 

"When we lose the toss on the first day of a Test match in the field we always try and keep it under three an over. They got 40 or 50 too many today - we didn't bowl as well as we have done.

"Four down is not the worst for us but hopefully we'll have a good day tomorrow."

Anderson
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

If Cook had set a proper field at the end, he would have had another wicket. It was inexplicable captaincy.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It was strange cricket in the last half an hour, not taking the new ball, then not attacking new man Ashwin. The effort and the courage was there, but a little skill was missing.    

Anderson could even have had another wicket - Ashwin edged through a vacant gully moments after Rahane perished - England having delayed taking the new ball until the 89th over.

Pujara was equally impressive, working the ball off his pads with ease and punishing the England attack when they dropped short - which was too often, certainly from the spinners' perspective. Pujara eventually fell for 119, caught behind pushing forward at Anderson, who gave England a late boost when he located Ajinkja Rahane's outside edge.

Pujara
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Kohli is a class act, a quality player. He gets right forward and right back. It's his judgement of length.

Kohli
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Kohli punished the England spinners with the minimum of fuss - and, seemingly, effort - cruising to his 14th Test century in his 50th match. He offered only one chance, on 56 - a tough effort that Rashid, diving forward at fine leg, could not cling on to.

Virat Kohli, India's captain
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Ansari bowled poorly. He bowled well last match, but today there were too many full-tosses and long-hops. Moeen was OK, but under-bowled. Stokes bowled with energy, but someone has to get hold of him and cut out the four-balls. He has pace, but he needs discipline and accuracy.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

England have done OK. The spinners have gone back into the Bangladesh mode of bowling too many short balls, too many full tosses. You won't get away with that against this sort of team.

After Stuart Broad removed KL Rahul in his first over, Anderson's dismissal of Murali Vijay left India 22-2 - but thereafter the day belonged to Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. They added 226 for the third wicket, milking England's spinners in particular to lay the platform for a sizeable total on a pitch that is already showing signs of uneven bounce.

Kohli and Pujara hug
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Whatever England have done with Anderson, they have got it right. The sad thing is that he couldn't get more overs, he bowled that well.

James Anderson was the pick of England's bowlers, taking 3-44 on a pitch that has been as helpful as a grounded teenager. That this match was his first since returning from a fractured shoulder makes his performance even more impressive.

James Anderson
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Winning the toss on this sort of pitch does give you an advantage if you're good enough to bat well. The day started brilliantly for England. After that, it was all India until towards the end, when Anderson bowled well again.

Unquestionably India's day. A total of 500-plus looks likely, particularly with Virat Kohli looking in wonderful touch. England hardly bowled badly, but they never managed to apply pressure consistently - with the spinners in particular showing a lack of control.

Virat Kohli celebrates
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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It's been a good day for India, a good toss to have won. Virat Kohli has played with control and finesse, he had determination as soon as he walked to the crease. It's been really good strokeplay.

Close of play - Ind 317-4

Kohli 151, Ashwin 1

Broad, his hair immaculate given it's so late in the day, charging in despite his sore feet. Ashwin, a nightwatchman with a Test average of 34, negotiates the over. It's a maiden - and that's your lot for today.

Who's the better batsman - Root or Kohli?

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Dan Jacobs: Root has scored runs all over the world, Kohli plays on roads and can't play the swinging ball.

Suraj: It's not that Kohli can't play bouncing ball very well, check his 100s in Aus/SA! Like Kohli failed in Eng, Root did in Aus.

Ind 317-4

And Stuart Broad will bowl the final over of the day. Another wicket might just make England the happier of the two sides. Might.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

This has been poor. It was poor not to take the second new ball, then they don't have a gully in place for the new man. It's a beautiful delivery to Ashwin that he edges, straight in the gap to third man for one. You can't believe it.

Close!

Ind 317-4

And almost another! Good shape from Anderson, a flat-footed Ravichandran Ashwin drives loosely, and the edge flies where gully may well have been. Anderson throws his head back in the air as Alastair Cook belatedly brings an extra catcher in.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

This is looking like finishing on a similar note to the first day at Rajkot, where England were 310-4. It's poor batting. There's no footwork from Rahane, he's just left the bat out to dry. There's a little movement and a good catch from Bairstow.

WICKET

Rahane c Bairstow b Anderson 23 (Ind 316-4)

What would you know?! The new cherry does the trick. Anderson finds swing away from Rahane, who hangs his bat limply outside off stump. The edge is faint, Bairstow's catch secure. Huge boost for England late on.

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Ind 316-3

Rashid completes his over, Anderson trudges back on, hands his cap to the umpire.. and the new ball is finally taken. Let's see if it makes a difference for the two overs remaining in the day...

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's been a measured innings. Kohli is never dull because he's such a beautiful player. He hasn't taken many risks apart from the reverse-sweep that resulted in an lbw review.

150 for Kohli

This is shaping into a biggie for the India captain. He brings up his 150 with a single off Rashid. Cue subdued raising of the bat, firm handshake with Rahane and stern expression. He looks hungry for more.

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Ind 312-3

Kohli 149, Rahane 22

James Anderson back into the attack - but still no new ball. Interesting from England. No seam movement, no swing - regular or reverse - and Kohli and Rahane are untroubled. Anderson completes his over and leaves the field, not for the first time today.

Who's the better batsman - Root or Kohli?

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H: Calling Root a better batsman than Kohli is a ridiculous shout - look at overall records and styles and it's Kohli by a mile.

Blue Hatchet Man: Joe Root better than Virat Kohli? Like saying Adam Lallana is better than Neymar.

A reminder that, in our vote, 62% of those who took part picked Root as the better batsman.

Ind 309-3

I wonder when Rashid last bowled this many overs - 25 now - on the first day of a match. A fine chase and dive from Alastair Cook saves him a boundary at mid-wicket, although the ball boy is not so lucky as the England skipper goes tumbling into him.

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BBC Test Match Special

Stuart Broad looks like he has bowled 100 overs. He's hobbling around at backward point. They can't throw the new ball to him today. 

Ind 304-3

Partnership 56

Stuart Broad spent time off the field this morning with a cut wrist. Now he's limping and doesn't look like he's going to take the new ball any time soon. Ansari it is then, inducing a defensive push from Kohli that just lands short of Alastair Cook, fielding almost where Ansari ends his follow-through at short mid-off. Much better from the left-arm spinner.