Lunch India 579 for 7 (Kohli 216*, Jayant 92*) lead England 400 by 179 runs

Mumbai, Virat Kohli: Non stoppable Kohli hits third double century of the year 2016 and became the first Indian to three double-centuries in a year, one of a type of achievement for a cricketer, leading India to take a decent lead of 179 Runs

The Indian skipper was supported well by young all-rounder Jayant Yadav who is closing on to his maiden Test century. Yadav has scored an unbeaten 93 from 184 balls and at the time of writing this report is eight short of becoming the first of his countrymen to smash a ton from No. 9 and their unbroken 215-run partnership for the eighth wicket was a national record as well. England, under the weight of all that, in front of a loud and partisan Mumbai crowd, wilted.

As it happened today:

India's overnight lead was 51 and even after 272.1 overs of cricket

They had got seven wickets and if the remaining three had fallen quickly, Alastair Cook and his men may have felt they still had a chance.

In 29 over’s on the fourth morning, there wasn't a single breakthrough. By lunch, India had pulled ahead by 179 runs.

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