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India were dismissed for 273 in reply to England’s first-innings 246, a lead of 27 runs, on the second day of the fourth Test at Southampton. Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored with 132 not out. Meanwhile recalled England off-spinner Moeen Ali took five for 63 — a second successive five-wicket innings haul in a Test against India at Southampton following his six for 67 in 2014.

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, India’s overnight batsmen were looking set to make something substantial of yet another promising start,

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, India’s overnight batsmen were looking set to make something substantial of yet another promising start. (Getty Image)

Until Stuart Broad dented India’s brisk start sending both openers back in a span of 13 runs

Until Stuart Broad dented India’s brisk start sending both openers back in a span of 13 runs (Getty Image)

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara played out a testing period to take India to 100/2 at the lunch interval

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara played out a testing period to take India to 100/2 at the lunch interval (Getty Image)

Pujara and Kohli’s unbeaten 50-run stand was one of the two highlights of the session, the other being Kohli scoring his 6000th Test run

Pujara and Kohli’s unbeaten 50-run stand was one of the two highlights of the session, the other being Kohli scoring his 6000th Test run (Getty Image)

Kohli soon was heading towards what looked like yet another half-century of the series when Sam Curran returned to provide a big breakthrough

Kohli soon was heading towards what looked like yet another half-century of the series when Sam Curran returned to provide a big breakthrough (Getty Image)

Ben Stokes trapped Ajinkya Rahane with a beautiful inswinger on 11.

Ben Stokes trapped Ajinkya Rahane with a beautiful inswinger on 11 (Getty Image)

Rishabh Pant fell at the stroke of tea, trapped lbw for a 29-ball duck as India slumped to 181 for five

Rishabh Pant fell at the stroke of tea, trapped lbw for a 29-ball duck as India slumped to 181 for five (Getty Image)

Cheteshwar Pujara then batted with the tail and compiled his 15th Test century

Cheteshwar Pujara then batted with the tail and compiled his 15th Test century (Getty Image)

His association with Ishant Sharma yielded 32 runs for the eight wicket

His association with Ishant Sharma yeilded 32 runs for the eight wicket (Getty Image)

Pujara then guided No 11 Jasprit Bumrah magnificently for 46 runs helping India take the lead

Pujara then guided No 11 Jasprit Bumrah magnificently for 46 runs helping India take the lead (Getty Image)

Pujara was unbeaten on 132 when Stuart Broad removed Bumrah. India took a lead of 27 runs ending their first innings at 273.

Pujara was unbeaten on 132 when Stuart Broad removed Bumrah (Getty Image)

Pujara was unbeaten on 132 when Stuart Broad removed Bumrah. India took a lead of 27 runs ending their first innings at 273.

 Moeen Ali picked 5 for 53 in India’s first innings (Getty Image)

Alastair Cook

In reply, England openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings saw off the remaining three overs taking England to stumps at 6/0 (Getty Image)