Cricket

Vijay ton propels India in Mumbai

2016-12-10 11:30
Murali Vijay (AP)

Mumbai - Skipper Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten 83 after opener Murali Vijay struck a century to propel India to 348-6 on day three of the fourth Test against England Saturday.

At tea, the hosts trailed England by 52 runs going into the day's final session after Vijay and Kohli's heroics at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Vijay smashed 10 fours and three sixes on his way to a stunning 136 while captain Kohli kept his cool as four of his team-mates lost their wickets in the post-lunch session.

Spinner Adil Rashid sent Vijay packing shortly after lunch when he caught and bowled the right-handed batsman.

Karun Nair only made 13 runs before being given out lbw off Moeen Ali by the TV umpire after a long study of the television replays using the Decision Review System.

Captain Alastair Cook had challenged the original not out decision before the TV umpire over-ruled it in England's favour.

Joe Root then too two quick wickets to reduce the top-ranked hosts to 307-6. Parthiv Patel was caught behind by Jonny Bairstow for 15 while Ravichandran Ashwin was caught for a duck by Keaton Jennings.

Kohli, who was dropped by Rashid on 68, expertly plotted his way to 83 as India edged closer to England's first innings total of 400.

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