Kohli to rescue as India leads England by 298 in 2nd test

England's Jonny Bairstow, center, plays a shot on the third day of their second cricket test match against India in Visakhapatnam, India, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP) India wobbled before resuming control of the second test against England, finishing the third day on 98-3 Saturday in its second innings with a commanding lead of 298 runs.

Virat Kohli, who hit 167 in the first innings, remained undefeated on 56 and Ajinkya Rahane was 22 not out.

India had slipped to 17-2 – and 40-3 – before Kohli and Rahane shared their 58-run partnership.

Stuart Broad removed both openers, and finished on 2-6.

Earlier, England resumed the day on 103-5 and was all out for 255 shortly before the end of the second session, with Ben Stokes hitting 70.

India declined to enforce the follow-on.

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 5-67, his 22nd five-wicket haul in test cricket, and sixth in 2016 as England's batsmen failed to significantly close on India's big first innings score of 455.