Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rescued India from a precarious situation and put on an unbeaten 67-run partnership for the seventh wicket to get the hosts to within 12 runs of England’s first innings total with four wickets in hand.
The match, though, is still in the balance as India have to bat last on a pitch which is expected to get worse for batting as the game progresses.
As expected, there was a lot of praise for Ashwin and Jadeja on Twitter, with former Indian cricketers Mohammad Kaif and Aakash Chopra hailing the ability of the duo to contribute with both bat and ball.
Commentator Harsha Bhogle noted that this partnership might not just be an important moment in the match, but also in the series.
Also, interestingly, England’s Adil Rashid has already notched up more wickets in this series than legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne ever managed in a single Test series in India.
Here, we list some of the top tweets from the day.
The value of lower-order can never be overstated. Runs from Ashwin and Jadeja have allowed India to breathe again. #INDvENG— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 27, 2016
This is a real ding-dong battle. Scrapping for superiority. Classic Test cricket. At present India have a slight edge. #INDvENG— simon hughes (@theanalyst) November 27, 2016
Kohli at it again 😳🙈 Does he ever not get runs? Freakkkk! 🙌🏽 #INDvENG— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) November 27, 2016
Ashwin became only the second spinner to do the double of 500+ runs & 50+ wkts in a year. First: Vettori in 2008. #INDvENG— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 27, 2016
Ashwin makes batting look so easy just as he makes fielding look so uneasy #INDvENG— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) November 27, 2016
Nasser Hussain: "Karun Nair, what a dream for him. Debut. Batting with Virat Kohli"— dorku (@Dorkstar) November 27, 2016
*Kohli runs him out*
Rashid now has 15 wickets in this series - passing Shane Warne's best series haul in India— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) November 27, 2016