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Summary

  1. Kohli 56*, Rahane 22*
  2. India rally from 40-3
  3. India led by 200 on first innings
  4. Stokes 70, Bairstow 53; Ashwin 5-67
  5. 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam; series 0-0

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By Amy Lofthouse and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us. I'm off to drink a bucket load of tea and get an early night.

We'll see you bright and early tomorrow morning at 03:45 GMT for the fourth day, which will surely involve an England trial by spin. In a bit.

'Stokes is England's third best batsman'

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Every England supporter has seen Stokes' talent, but what we saw today was a thinking cricketer. There's no doubt in my mind that he's the third best batsman in the England team - Cook, Root and him.

Broad fit to bowl despite foot injury

News on Stuart Broad's injury, which has troubled him since the first afternoon. The scans he had yesterday show he has a strained tendon under his right foot, but he will be fit to bowl again in this match.

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Jonny Bairstow on Sky Sports: "I think they will be looking to bat on days three and four, rather than on day five potentially chasing something.

"At the start of the day, getting within 200 having been five down was a reasonable effort from us. Tomorrow morning, we come back and hopefully we can get something out of the pitch early on. 

"It will take a couple of special knocks but the way Virat has gone tonight shows that it can be done."

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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Stokes and Bairstow played wonderfully well today - lots of character, determination, sensible cricket. It was nice to see two England players look at the situation.

Stokes didn't look in any trouble. Bairstow was busy. The only reason he got out was he got a fast yorker from Yadav - he tends to play it to mid-wicket, so you're playing with the edge of the bat.

England's Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes
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Jonny Bairstow, who tripped as he ran on to the pitch at the start of play, on Sky Sports: "My spike got stuck in the grass. I ended up looking a bit like an idiot but I really hurt my knee."

On his innings of 53, adding 110 with Ben Stokes: "We had to work hard last night to get through that; it was a real grafting period. We didn't change our mindset today but we were able to score off the balls and rotate the strike.

"Paternships are difficult to put your finger on. The way Ben and I run between the wickets and naturally play our shots is something that is very good. We both calm each other down and we crack on, trying to get the job done."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I thought that if England didn't play very well it could have been over very quickly - even by today.

If today was a boxing match, England actually won it on points. But it really knocked the stuffing out of England yesterday. India deserved to bowl England out because they played poorly last night. 

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Arminder Sidhu: Virat Kohli is playing smart fantastic cricket. Best batsman in the world right now.

India 'well placed to push on'

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who took 5-67, on Sky Sports: "I haven't had a five-wicket haul against England before. It was at the back of my mind but I wasn't concerned because I knew it would come if I kept doing what I have been doing.

"I came out with a plan and wanted to get into a good rhythm. I got that today. Not every ball is going to spin, in fact very balls do. You have to slow it down and vary your pace. I got one to spin to Stokes but, apart from that, no other balls did spin.

"I thought Virat batted beautifully in what could have been a tricky situation. We are well-placed to push on tomorrow."

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Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Kohli was playing a different game to anyone else and played some magnificent shots. He'll be looking to take India's lead towards 400 tomorrow.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

There are more low balls arriving - there will be a wicket for one of them eventually. Someone will have their name on them.

Realistically, England will be thinking they need to bat 140 overs in the second innings to get away with a draw. I can't see how they can win. The draw is a possibility but it's very, very minute.

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Michael Bairstow: A depressing air of inevitably about this game. Cook with a defensive 1 day field, no energy & too easy for India.

England made some decent inroads in that last session. Stuart Broad, bowling through a sore foot, had Murali Vijay caught in the gully before a canny review had KL Rahul out edging behind. James Anderson followed that up with a lovely inswinger that had Cheteshwar Pujara’s middle stump dangling ominously out of the ground. But then came Virat Kohli with another classy half-century to give India a lead of 298.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Stokes and Bairstow played so well today, but you always felt that when one of them went, the wickets were going to tumble.

Close of play - Ind 98-3

Kohli 56, Rahane 22, lead 298

Kohli rounds off the last over of the day with a glorious, wristy, bottom-handed shovel through mid wicket for four. He was so deep into his crease that he was nearly on his stumps. India negotiate the rest of the over and that is your lot for the day. 

How's stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Kohli's fifty came off 63 balls, in 90 minutes, with five fours. He is only the second India captain to make 150 and 50 in the same Test. Sunil Gavaskar did it twice against West Indies in 1978-79.

Ind 92-3

Lead by 293

The fifty partnership is the next milestone up for Kohli and Rahane, coming from 92 deliveries. Stokes continues stomping in, sending Bairstow sprawling all over the place with this low bounce, before a short ball is signaled wide by the umpire. That gets his dander up, with Kohli leaving a 90mph tempter well alone.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

He has played beautifully. There's no doubt he's the best player in this India batting line-up.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It's the best Kohli has looked. He's looked controlled in his play.

Ind 89-3

Lead by 289

Kohli watches from the other end as Rahane blocks out the remainder of Rashid's over. What a Test match he's had. The odd field placings when India were trying to turn the screw on England have probably been the only blot on his report card.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

This Virat Kohli is playing a different game. The pitch has done plenty - there's spin, bounce, reverse swing. This is where he shows his class - he stands out a mile. he has made it look very easy indeed.

50 for Kohli

Ind 89-3

Rahane gets a huge cheer as he jogs off strike to let Kohli, on 49, face Rashid. Rashid tosses it up, Kohli says thank you very much and crashes it away towards cover to take him to another very nice half-century.

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LaDiDa: Is there some sort of algorithm for getting Kohli out? If so, England could do with it.

Ind 87-3

Rahane 19, Kohli 49

Ben Stokes is going to have one last crack at getting a late wicket. He comes charging out of the shadows to Kohli, but the first ball is some short rubbish down the leg side and the India captain is happy to let it go by. Stokes offers some choice advice to Kohli, who ignores him before pulling another short 'un away for a single.

India's Virat Kohli
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Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

India are going to be close to 300 at the close. They might bat until lunch tomorrow...

Ind 85-3

Lead by 285

Rashid tries to tempt Kohli, tossing one up temptingly into his eyeline, but Kohli plays it into the off side. He looks happy enough to see things through to stumps now, just jogging an easy single to round off the over.

Ind 84-3

Lights on at the ground now, Rahane carefully defending forward as he watches Moeen like a hawk. It's an over of deliveries that stay low but don't really turn, forcing Rahane to jab his bat down on everything. That'll be a maiden.

Ind 84-3

Lead by 284

Another low one from Rashid but short, and it's not difficult for Kohli to pull it away for two. However the next one turns, and it turns sharply, beating Kohli's defences and settling into Bairstow's gloves. The shadows are starting to lengthen now in Vizag. 

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

The damage was done yesterday - in one session. England have fought hard today, but if they get out of this it will be a monumental achievement.

Ind 80-3

Bit too short from Moeen so far. Kohli batters a wide half-volley away for another couple and tucks another one off his pads to keep the score ticking over. The tables have turned a little when it comes to the Moeen-Rashid partnership. It's Rashid applying the pressure here, while Moeen takes some time to adjust and settle into a rhythm.

Ind 75-3

Lead by 275

Ben Stokes might be the most dedicated fielder in the England side. He goes haring after a little tickle from Kohli that flies to fine leg, and Stokes chucks himself after it to knock the ball back in and save a run. Ooft! That spun from Rashid, turning more than an outstretched Rahane expected and just skidding past the outside edge.

Ind 72-3

Rahane 16, Kohli 37

Cook tinkers about with the field for an age as Moeen gets ready to twirl his arm over. His second ball is a long hop that Rahane hammers straight along the ground to cover. He looks sadly at his bat - that deserved the full kitchen sink treatment. Zafar Ansari, recovered from his illness, then does well down in the deep to cut off a boundary.

England's Moeen Ali
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Ind 68-3

Lead by 268

Kohli spoons Rashid up into the air as he tries to work him through leg, but there's no fielders lurking nearby and he'll get away with that one. Rashid keeps him in check after that, mixing up his length and keeping Kohli on the defensive. That's his first maiden of the innings.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

England have just got to keep going. They've got to keep thinking positive. Another wicket slows everything down. They shouldn't go defensive - it helps the bowlers if you've still got people catching.

Ind 68-3

Rahane 13, Kohli 36

That's a shot and a half from Rahane. Too wide from Anderson and Rahane creams it through the covers, holding the pose for the snappers beyond the boundary. Anderson finally gets to have a go at Kohli and tests him out with a short ball that barely gets up on the bat, before Kohli runs a single down to backward point. 

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Kohli is cocky, confident, and good. Very, very good.

India's Virat Kohli
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