On Day 3, after bowling out England for 255 in the first innings, India took a lead of 200 runs. They extended it to 298 at stumps. India lost three early wickets in the second innings but Virat Kohli scored a half-century and with Ajinkya Rahane stabalised Indian innings and there was no other wicket that fell. Earlier, R Ashwin took his 22nd five-wicket haul to help India bowl out England for 255. Jonny Bairstow (53) and Ben Stokes (70) were the only two who looked in control on a pitch that has turned tricky. Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked up the other two remaining England wickets on day three. England had resumed at 103 for 5.

England resumed their first innings on the third day at 103/5 with Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow at the crease for the visitors.

Both wore out Indian bowlers in the first session to reach their respective half centuries.

Umesh Yadav finally broke the partnership by removing Bairstow for 53 runs.

After lunch, India opted for the new ball but the decision seemed to backfire as Stokes and Rashid hit boundaries for fun.

Virat Kohli introduced spinners back into the attack and it turned to be the turning point of the innings.

Ashwin dismissed set batsman Stokes for 70 and that opened the floodgates as England’s tail failed to wag in the second session of the day.

The visitors were finally collapsed for 255, conceding a 200-run lead, with Ashwin starring for the hosts with his 22nd 5-wicket haul and his first against England.