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Virat Kohli hits double century

Mumbai: Virat Kohli hits a marvellous third double century of the year, his third in as many series as well in the morning session of day four of the fourth Test against England at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday.

India resumed their innings in the morning with an aim to extend the lead over England with Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav at the crease. Thank to Yadav’s maiden century and brilliant double entiry by Kohli, when India finished its innings at 631, England had to ake 231 runs just to escape from the innings defeat.

With this milestone, Kohli became the first Indian captain to score three double hundreds. Kohli started the day on 147 and surpassed his highest Test score of 211 made against New Zealand. Kohli finally got out at his personal best 235 in trying to slog a ball to quicken the run-rate. Kohli went past Rahul Dravid’s tally of 602 for the most runs by an Indian in a series against England – and he has one more Test left to improve on his tally.

India at one stage were 307 for six wickets down and a the prospects of taking a lead looked bleak. But Kohli first shared a 57-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja and then the record 241 stand with Jayant to put India firmly ahead. England bowlers had a difficult day in the field as Kohli and Yadav toyed with the bowling on Sunday morning.

Jayant seems to think like a top-order batsman.

England in its second innings wobbled right away, when the first innings debutant centurion got out on the first ball duck.

Latest Scores

England 400 & 12/1 (4.0 ov)
India 631
England trail by 219 runs with 9 wickets remaining