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