India tightened their grip over the 3rd Test against England at Trent Bridge on Monday on the back of captain Virat Kohli’s masterly knock of 103 off 197 his fourth slowest century of Test career to date. India declared at 352/7 and thus setting England a world-record 521 to win the Test and the series.

England were then left to see off nine overs which the pair of Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings did so and the hosts finished at 23 without loss.

India began the second day with the score at 122/2 and overnight batsmen Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease. It was clear that they had set plans for batting through the day, setting England an improbable target. The duo began frustrating the England bowlers and went on to post the sixth highest partnership for the third wicket against England in England. Pujara played a slow innings at a strike rate of 34.61 but his solid and reassuring strokes took him to 72.

Hardik Pandya scored run-a-ball 52 with seven fours and a six, continuing his excellent show in the contest after picking up a maiden five-wicket haul on Sunday.