With the dark clouds gathering overhead and a light drizzle in the air, the pitch was momentarily covered during the change-over but caused no delay in play as India began their second innings with a mammoth deficit of 354.
Openers Rahul and Rohit Sharma did well to see through James Anderson’s probing five-over spell without any drama even though he got the ball to swing in helpful conditions.
The duo showed excellent awareness of their off-stump and left well anything that was in the danger zone. Rohit, in fact, even hit him for a cover drive early on.
Earlier, Craig Overton struck back-to-back boundaries off Mohammad Shami in the opening over of the day to take England’s lead past 350 before the bowler had his revenge in the next over.
India: 78 and 34/1 at lunch (Rohit Sharma 25 n.o)
England: 432. (Agencies)