Mumbai, Dec 10: Skipper Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay hit superb centuries to power India to 451/7 at stumps on the third day for a crucial 51-run first innings lead against England in the fourth Test here on Saturday.
Kohli’s (147 not out) assuring presence helped them immensely after India were reduced to 348/6 at tea from 247/2 at lunch, in response to England’s first innings score of 400. Jayant Yadav (30 not out) was at the crease at stumps.
Vijay scored 136 to put India in a strong position from where they slipped before Kohli took control.
Joe Root (2-18), Moeen Ali (2-139) and Adil Rashid (2-152) were most successful bowlers for England.