India started the day with the score at 122/2 with overnight batsmen Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the crease. The team management had set plans for batting through the day and setting England a high target.

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Pujara and Kohli frustrated the England bowlers and went on to post the sixth highest partnership for the third wicket against England in England, i.e., 113 runs in a humongous 48.1 overs. Good or bad? Time will decide. By conventional logic, let the purists debate it ad infinitum.
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Pujara played a slow innings at a strike rate of 34.61 but did play solid and reassuring strokes in his knock of 72.

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Jonny Bairstow had to leave the field due to a fracture he sustained in his finger.

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Jos Buttler assumed wicket-keeping duties in place of Bairstow.

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India captain Virat Kohli made his 23rd Test hundred as he compiled 103 runs off 197 balls laced with ten fours.

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But if this Test belongs to someone, it has to be Hardik Pandya who hit some blows on his way to a run-a-ball 52* and catapulted the Indian lead above 500. He first responded to his critics and naysayers with a brilliant spell of 5/28 and then came out and silenced them almost completely with a hard-hitting 52*.

England had to play out the last 9 overs of the day and they did so without losing a wicket and making 23 runs. They now need a further 498 runs to complete an improbable victory over the course of two days of play.

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