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Summary

  1. England need 282 to make India bat again
  2. Karun Nair hits 303 not out (dropped on 217)
  3. Ind make highest Test total against Eng
  4. Nair adds 181 with Ashwin (67), 138 with Jadeja (51)
  5. Final Test; India lead series 3-0
  6. Pakistan lose thriller in Australia

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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So one more day of the tour to go. How will England's beleaguered players fare? Can they hold out for a draw? 270 more needed to make India bat again. All will be revealed, so please join us again from 03:45 GMT on Tuesday. Cheerio now.

Records aplenty today, India's highest Test total and the highest conceded by England. Their 759-7 contained 70 fours and 10 sixes.

It was the third triple century by an India batsman, the other two belonging to Virender Sehwag. 

India are the fifth Test team to make 600 in consecutive innings, while it is only the second time since Test cricket began in Melbourne in 1877 that England have conceded 600 in consecutive innings.

Here's how that unbeaten 303 was scored. Not much of the playing area that Karun Nair did not hit the ball to. He faced 381 balls and struck 32 fours and four sixes.

Karun Nair
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

The spinners will give you a problem for the first few overs you face, with men round the bat. Although our middle order and bowlers batted well, like theirs did, it's easy to bat well when you've got a bit of a total on the board. If you're three down for not many, the pitch can look like a minefield. Look at how often Ben Stokes has got out to off-spinners.

India have a chance [to win], but I wouldn't give them more than one in 20.

More from England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports as he discusses India: "They've been consistent throughout each of the Test marthes. A few of the earlier Tests we were in the game but their consistency put us into the dirt and we were not able to come back. But we'll wake up tomorrow and still be breathing.

"We're still looking for a complete XI, we're not quite there yet, we're still trying to get some guys up to speed and looking for a few positions. 

"We've got to put some innings together where we've got two or three hundreds. We've debuted five young players in this series. Young Hameed was a stand out before he got injured, Jennings too and Dawson. Young Ball was probably our best pace bowler in the fourth Test and Stokes has made some strides against spin. Joe Root has shown us again what a class player he is."

Cook's future as captain: "If Alastair wants to continue we're more than happy but I'm not going to get involved in that, after a long stint I'll leave that up to him."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

They just flogged England to death in the evening session. We couldn't stem the flow in any way, that's the sad part. We had six men on the boundary and they still smashed boundaries, it was pure mayhem. The best two bowlers for me were Jennings, who came on as an occasional bowler and got Nair to play and miss, and he had an lbw shout which might have been clipping the top of the stumps - and Ben Stokes, who bowled well. They gave it their best shot.

England coach Trevor Bayliss on Sky Sports: "It was just one of those days. India played extremely well and you put it down to one of those days and just hope doesn't happen too often. Alastair tried everything but you have to bowl to the fields and once India got in it was a fantastic innings. 

"It's a difficult day for everyone in the changing room but they will come out tomorrow and it will be a test of their character.

"I liked the way Dawson looked today, when we needed some control he was the one that stood up. I'm sure we made some mistakes, weve played some decent cricket but not as good as the India team, who haven't let us into the game.

"The last three catches we've dropped have probnably cost us about 500 and is something we've got to work on. On flat decks it's something we've got to work on too, taking wickets with spin and seam."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Dawson bowled steady, but because of the cyclone there's been so much rain on the outskirts, it's bound the pitch together and keeps it slow which gives the batsmen more time. If you like excitement and runs being scored, it was good.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

You've got to say well played India, they scored even more runs than people expected. Cook's dropped catch yesterday was difficult, it flashed and went high and wide. Root's today, when Karun Nair already had 217, was a much easier chance. The stumping chance wasn't easy either when he had 246. It was the afternoon session when it started to get away from England.

India triple centurion Karun Nair tells Sky Sports about his unbeaten 303: "That’s the best knock of my life. I had to play differently depending on who was batting. They kept encouraging me and I want to thank them.

"The first hundred is always important and when I got that I didn’t feel any pressure and just played my shots. The sweep comes naturally to me and has been my go-to shot whenever I need a four.

"The pitch is getting worse and for a new batsmen it won’t be easy to play. Hopefully it will turn more tomorrow."

Bayliss to have surgery

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Trevor Bayliss has to have his hernia operation now so that he's ready to come back for the one-day internationals here next month.

Just hearing that England coach Trevor Bayliss is going home to Australia tonight. Not because of that India 759-7 but he is having a hernia operation in two days. 

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

The key will be the early session. Every time a new batsman comes in, India will pressurise them - and it's really only your own fault if you get out.

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Eng 12-0 (270 behind)

A slip, leg slip, leg gully and short leg for Cook but he shows a straight bat to Jadeja and, no doubt to the surprise of world weary England followers, the openers have negotiated those five overs very competently. That's stumps. Just the one day to survive now.

Karun Nair is congratulated by England's Joe Root on his triple century
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Eng 11-0

An authoritative sweep from Jennings brings him four off Ashwin. He now has his second highest Test score, having followed his century with 0 and 1, and there might only be one more over to face tonight.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

What do the openers have to do? Stay in. If there's a ball to hit, just take it, don't whack it. You'll be tired, but just make sure you survive for tomorrow.

Eng 6-0

Cook 3, Jennings 3

Ishant is taken off after one over in which Geoffrey described him as a 'big girl's blouse', which I have not heard for a while and might direct at the Horsham team in tomorrow night's Sussex Senior Cup tie at Nyewood Lane. Jadeja, who has 19 wickets in the series, slings down some slow left-armers but no alarms yet for the England openers.

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Eng 4-0

278 behind

The tall figure of spinner Ashwin shares the new ball and has a slip, gully, short-leg, silly point all crowded round the bat, but Jennings gets away with a two into the leg side.

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Karun Nair made 108 off 78 balls after tea.

It's his third Test innings, which is the earliest anyone has made a triple hundred in their Test career - Len Hutton did it in his ninth.

Eng 2-0

280 behind

Ishant Sharma takes the new ball, his flowing locks tied in a bun. He's only up around 81mph but the ball is shining like a glacier cherry under the lights and one beats Cook outside the off stump. Jake Ball is padded up as the nightwatchman looking on nervously as if he's awaiting an important job interview.

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Alex Elliot: This Nair bloke what's his average Alex? About 10. What is he on Alex? 300 Typical #cricket at work question.

Lamda Pi: When was the last time a batsman scored a triple century with a Test average of 8.5? 

So England will have a maximum of five overs to negotiate under the lights this evening, although we have to stop in 17 minutes. The tourists will begin 282 behind, and have been bowled out for less than that four times in the series so far. 

India's highest in Test cricket and the highest England have ever conceded. Only 75 balls needed for Karun to go from 200-300.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

You don't know where to field, there were six fielders on the boundary at one stage.

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Liam: I can't take this ANYMORE.......HELP..... 

Hugo Walford: Extraordinary innings. Hats off to the young man.

300 for Karun

Ind 759-7d (lead by 282)

Karun cuts Rashid to the boundary and reaches triple figures from 381 balls. That will be the declaration. He's the 26th player to achieve the feat in Test cricket and the exhausted England captain Cook sportingly shakes his hand. Kohli still has his t-shirt on, clearly that is not an indication of when he is going to declare. Coach Anil Kumble has taken a snap of the occasion for his own collection. 

Karun Nair celebrates his triple century
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Ind 754-7

277 ahead

It doesn't come with this one. Dawson fires one down the leg side, Karun cannot make contact and the crowd falls silent for a moment.

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Jadeja c Ball b Dawson 51 (Ind 754-7)

Dawson is called on again, hardly the most inviting time to bowl, but the debutant steps up and claims a second wicket when Jadeja hoists one and Ball slides in to take a fine catch at deep mid-wicket. The highest Test total ever made against England, beating the Brian Lara-inspired West Indies effort of 2004. The batsmen crossed so Karun will have one more ball in the over to try for the one run he needs to reach 300.

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Robert Stow: Classic England anyway, letting a guy who had a Test batting average of 8.5 close in on a triple century.

Al Watson: Can't work out if cricket on these sorts of pitches is boring or just a masterclass in batting.

Ind 751-6

Karun 297, Jadeja 50

The camera lenses have multiplied on the boundary's edge, they have appeared out of nowhere, like racer snakes, but just the two singles to Karun in the Rashid over and he still needs three more for his 300. The cavalier Jadeja reaches fifty from 52 balls and twirls his bat in theatrical fashion. 

Karun Nair and Ravindra Jadeja
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Mitesh Damji, London: Agree with comment from Nigel. You have to give credit to India and Kohli for the way they have played this whole series regardless of turning wickets or not. England should be learning and am sure they will in turn for ashes. There is say, if you can't beat them, join them!

Ind 747-6

270 ahead

Jadeja down the ground to Moeen and it has gone into the second tier, the late golf commentator Dave Marr used to say: 'I don't go that far to look for my kids'. The left-hander pinches a single from the final ball and Moeen is only 10 short of a double century of his own.

Ind 742-6

lead by 259

India's highest Test total and there's a mis-field from Joe Root, I don't think he's ever gone so long without smiling. Two more fours to the merciless Karun, who has now struck 31, in addition to four sixes, and he's six away from the triple.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

There's a chance that Rashid could pick up his 24th wicket of the series, but that statistic is starting to flatter him a little as he's often picked up wickets at the end of an innings like this, when he's gone for a few.

Ind 722-6

245 ahead

Karun will retain the strike after getting a run of Moeen when the ball had gone only a few feet away from him, as the excitable Bairstow flicked the ball at the stumps to allow an overthrow. Karun needs 20 to reach the triple.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

We've got another 12th man coming on with some fresh bats and a message, which Mr Erasmus won't like. He's keeping them under close observation.

Karun must have been given a set time or number of overs to get his 300. If India needed to win this game, they'd have pulled out by now.

Ind 717-6

Karun 276, Jadeja 37

Are they going to let Karun get his triple century? He won't mind if Rashid is still bowling because a long hop is pulled away for six and two more fours follow into the leg side. The fourth hundred partnership of the innings and this one has taken just 85 balls.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I saw Keaton Jennings taking his shin pads off there. Quite sensible, as I don't think England will be using a forward short leg after this.