Ashwin: I had to stick to the basics... came out with a plan and it was very important to keep a rhythm going. Very few balls spin on this wicket. You have to slow it down and vary your pace. The match is very well poised. Virat batted beautifully. We are in a good position.
India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3, Highlights: Kohli-Rahane steer hosts to 98/3 at stumps
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OUT! India are two down with just 17 runs on board! Rahul looks to defend a length delivery outside off, and manages to get the faintest of edges. Barely any reaction from the keeper and slip fielder Cook, but Broad as well as short-leg fielder Hameed are convinced they heard a sound. For the second time in this innings, Broad manages to make umpire Tucker overturn his decision.
KL Rahul c Jonny Bairstow b Stuart Broad 10(31)
OUT! Broad gets the early breakthrough, and this time it is Vijay who disappoints! Gets a thick inside-edge and a deflection off his pad, with Root diving forward in the slips to collect the catch. Umpire Rod Tucker initially turns the appeal down thinking it to be off the batsman's pad, but the review overturns it. India 16/1
Murali Vijay c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 3(25);
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After 34 overs,India 98/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 56 , Ajinkya Rahane 22)
That's stumps on Day 3. India reach a commanding position, leading by 298 runs. Kohli and Rahane are going strong and India will be looking to extend their lead to at least 400, and then put England in on a crumbling pitch.
After 30 overs,India 85/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 48 , Ajinkya Rahane 18)
Kohli is approaching another fifty in his 50th Test. The Indian captain has ensured there were no alarms after Vijay, Rahul and the first innings centurion Pujara were removed early. The pitch is getting harder with every passing over, with variable bounce coming into play. But till Kohli is there, India would not lose hope. Rahane, at the other end, is giving his captain good company.
Visakhapatnam: England were in deep trouble after being reduced to 103/5 in their reply to India's 455 all out in the first innings at the end of second day of the second cricket Test in Vizag on Friday.
Resuming the day at 317/4, India were bowled out for 455 an hour into the second session of play at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
In reply, England lost five wickets for just 103 runs and are 352 runs short of India's first innings score.
Joe Root (53) offered some resistance but the Indian bowling attack, spearheaded by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (2/20), had the visitors on the mat.
Pacer Mohammed Shami and debutant off-spinner Jayant Yadav returned figures of 1/15 and 1/11, respectively.
England suffered an early jolt when Shami beat England skipper Alistair Cook with a delivery that moved in to beat the bat before breaking the offstump into two.
Haseeb Hameed and Root tried to build a partnership before the former was run out following a horrible mix-up.
England lost quick wickets thereafter with Ben Duckett, Root and Moeen Ali returning to the pavilion in quick succession.
Earlier, India were bundled out for 455 in their first innings just after lunch.
Resuming the day at 317/4, Indian skipper Virat Kohli (167) and all-rounder Ashwin (58) took India past the 350-run mark before England off-spinner Moeen Ali dragged the hosts back with three quick scalps in the morning session.
Ashwin, who registered his eighth Test half-century, added 64 vital runs with Jayant Yadav (35) for the eighth wicket to take India to 415/7 at lunch.
Coming back after the break, England managed to take the remaining three wickets with leg-spinner Adil Rashid accounting for Jayant and Umesh Yadav (13) while Ashwin fell prey to Ben Stokes.
For the visitors, comeback man James Anderson and Ali were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each while Rashid took two. Pacers Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes chipped in with one wicket apiece.
With inputs from IANS
India vs England: Umesh Yadav says visitors aiming for a good second innings score to stay alive in Oval Test
"The way our batsmen are batting, I feel they will do well and we will make a good score at this wicket," added the 33-year-old pacer.
With England taking a 99-run lead, India's star-studded batting line-up will have to rise to the occasion in the second essay after a string of indifferent performances.
England trail 2-1 after their 157-run defeat at the Oval ahead of Friday's decider at Old Trafford but head coach Chris Silverwood has made only minor alterations to his squad.