By: Tarish Bhatt
Virat Kohli batted through the day, as the Indian team took a lead over England in Mumbai. Kohli (147 not out) struck yet another century, and stitched crucial partnerships with Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav.
The Indian team finished Day 3 at 451/7, and took a 51-run lead in the 4th Test. Kohli added 57 runs with Jadeja, and then added an unbeaten 87-run with Yadav (30 not out) for the eighth wickets.
“It was huge (the pressure), and again I backed my ability,” Vijay said. “I went back home, worked on my basics. And, came strong today. I was getting out to short-pitched deliveries and there was a lot of talk about it.”
“I was confident, and came out with an open mind,” he added. “The basic thing was I did not think too much about it (dismissals to short balls). We had some momentum with us.”
“The way Virat started was fantastic and the way he ended was even more amazing,” he concluded. “The pitch has a lot of assistance for the spinners, hopefully our bowlers can get more. Always great to bat with Pujara and Virat.”
England’s all three spinners – Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Joe Root – took wickets apiece. Jake Ball took one.