Virat Kohli continued being Virat Kohli AFP

India took a lead of 231 runs on Day Four of the fourth Test at Wankhede Stadium, courtesy Virat Kohli‘s magnificent 235. He, now, has the highest score by an Indian captain, surpassing MS Dhoni’s 224. Also, he became the first Indian to score three double-hundreds in a calendar year, that is, against West Indies, New Zealand, and England. To add fuel to the fire, he now average over 50 for the first time in his career. Also, he averages over 50 in all three formats. For that matter, 2016 has been his most prosperous year, for he achieved the same in T20Is this very year.

On the other hand, Jayant Yadav became first No. 9 batsman for India to score a hundred, surpassing Farokh Engineer’s 90. He also became the first batsman to do so since 2010, after Stuart Broad’s 169 against Pakistan. All the same, Jayant added 241 for the 8th wicket with Kohli; also the first 200-plus partnership for the 8th wicket, for India. With more than a day’s play left, India will look to bundle England out and bag a win by an innings. Nonetheless, it was Murali Vijay who laid a solid foundation for the batsmen to come.

Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 4th Test at Mumbai

Vijay scored his 8th ton second of the series. His innings was studded with 10 fours and three sixes. Moving on from the mainstays, No. 10 and 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav bludgeoned boundaries to further dismantle England’s confidence.

England bowlers, in all honesty, had a forgettable outing. A bowler of James Anderson’s calibre conceded as many as 63 runs off 20 overs, without taking a wicket. Meanwhile, Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 4 for 191.

Brief scores:

England 400 (Keaton Jennings 112, Jos Buttler 76; Ravichandran Ashwin 6 for 112) trail by India 631 (Murali Vijay 136, Virat Kohli 235; Adil Rashid 4 for 191) by 231

(Kaustubh S. Mayekar, a reporter at CricketCountry, played cricket at U-16 level. Like his idol Rahul Dravid, he often shadow-practises cricket shots. His Twitter handle is @kaumedy_)