LIVE: India vs England - Second Test, day four

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India go into day four as huge favourites to win the Vizag Test after a good all-round performance on the first three days.

Although England have fought back bravely first with a century stand between Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow, and later reducing India to 40/3 in their second innings on day three, the hosts seem to be holding all the aces at the moment.

The Indian batsmen will be looking to add some quick runs to their total, before giving themselves enough time to bowl England out in the fourth innings.

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Top tweets: Kohli, Ashwin shine for India

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Virat Kohli can do nothing wrong at the moment.

Despite some moments where it looked like England could bring themselves back into the game, India seem to be in complete command of the second Test of the five-match series at Visakhapatnam.

The stars of the day for India were definitely off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and captain Virat Kohli. Ashwin registered figures of 5/67 with the ball while Kohli will resume batting on 56 on day four.

In the morning session, England had useful contributions from Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow with the bat – both scoring half-centuries. The visitors ended up being bowled out for 255 all out, conceding a 200-run lead.

On a crumbling pitch, it looks like England will need a miracle to get a result in this Test.

Here, we look at the top tweets of the day.

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IN PICS: India have England on the mat

Sport360 staff 19/11/2016

Despite some early hiccups, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane saw off the challenge posed by the English bowlers to increase India’s lead to 298 with seven second innings wickets in hand at Visakhapatnam.

Kohli, especially, was in sublime form – continuing from where he had left off in the first innings. On a pitch where most batsmen have struggled, the 28-year-old was unbeaten on 56 from just 70 deliveries at the end of play on day three.

Earlier in the day, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow put up a defiant face as the duo added 110 runs for England’s sixth wicket. Both batsmen, who have been in top form in 2016, scored half-centuries.

Adil Rashid looked good with the bat, notching up an unbeaten 32 as England were bowled out for 255, conceding a 200-run lead to India. Despite having the opportunity, Indian captain Virat Kohli did not enforce the follow-on as the pitch condition for batting is expected to get worse as the match progresses.

After a below-par performance in the first Test at Rajkot, Ravichandran Ashwin was back to his best – picking up his 22nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Just like in the first innings, Indian openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul failed to get the hosts off to a good start as they fell for 3 and 10 respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara followed them soon and India were struggling at 40/3.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad were very impressive once again as they picked up all the three Indian wickets to fall between themselves.

Kohli and Rahane, then came together and made sure that there was no more damage done as they added 58 unbeaten runs for the fourth wicket.

BRIEF SCORES

India 455 all out [Kohli 167, Anderson 3/62] and 98/3 [Kohli 56*, Broad 3/6] lead England 255 all out [Stokes 70, Ashwin 5/67] by 298 runs.

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