Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay both scored individual centuries on Day Three    IANS
Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay both scored individual centuries on Day Three IANS

India are in a commanding position as they resume at 451 for 7 on Day Four of the fourth Test against England at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available online on Hotstar, while the live cricket telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1, while the Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD3. In England, the streaming will be available on skysports.com, while the live telecast will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

India continued to dominate England despite suffering a batting collapse. They scored more than hundreds runs in each session, and by the time play ended on Day Three their lead had swollen to 51 runs. . Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay began proceedings but the former departed soon after with a score of 47 runs. Pujara was bowled off a Jake ball delivery. Skipper Virat Kohli joined Vijay at the crease and built up a 116-run partnership. Vijay completed his eighth century and provided the innings stability.

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He departed for 136 but it was Kohli who held the innings together. He built up brief partnerships with Karun Nair and Parthiv Patel and kept playing with his usual finesse. He soon completed 4,000 runs of his Test career and thus became the 14th Indian to do so. He also completed 1,000 runs in 2016, becoming the first Indian to do so, and also the third Indian captain to have scored 1,000 runs in a calendar year after Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and Rahul Dravid (2006).

He went on to complete his half-century and was joined at the crease by Ravindra Jadeja as Kohli scored his 15th Test century. His usual punch-in-the-air celebration expressed his excitement. When he got to 139 runs, he completed 2,000 runs as a captain. He is the seventh Indian captain to achieve the feat. At stumps of Day Three, Kohli remained unbeaten at 147 with Jayant Yadav batting at 30 as India piled on 451 for the loss of 7 wickets. For England, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Joe Root were the most successful with the ball picking up 2 wickets each. Jake Ball provided the team with the first breakthrough of the innings.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. They were off to a steady start. Keaton Jennings, who came in as a replacement of an injured Haseeb Hameed, showed good cricket as he built up a solid opening partnership with Alastair Cook. The England captain departed scoring 46 but Jennings was the one to string the innings together as he went on to build partnerships with Root and Moeen. Root fell for 21 but Moeen added 50 runs. Jennings completed his century, which made him the third England batsman to have scored a century on debut against India. Jos Buttler scored 76 batting at No. 7 as England put up a challenging 400-run total in their first innings. India s Ravichandran Ashwin (6) and Ravindra Jadeja (4) were the successful bowlers in the innings.