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  1. KL Rahul 199 (311 balls); adds 161 with Nair
  2. Nair (71*) dropped on 34; hits maiden Test fifty
  3. Parthiv (71) & Rahul in opening stand of 152
  4. Eng 477 (Moeen 146, Root 88, Dawson 66*)
  5. Final Test; India lead series 3-0

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    So India close 86 behind with Karun and Vijay well set to resume tomorrow and six wickets intact. Can they gain a significant lead and put England under pressure, or will the tourists skittle them out, press on and set a challenging target? All these questions will be answered when we return from 03:45 GMT on Monday. Until then, cheerio now.

  2. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Stokes got a good wicket against Pujara, I think he was under-bowled. Nine overs? He's better than that. He skids it on and draws people wide into playing it when they don't want to, and he did exactly that to Pujara. But if India get a 150 lead, we've got a serious problem. They could be 20-30 ahead by lunch, but are they good enough to bat until after tea?

  3. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    There were some good moments by England in the field - the Broad wicket, when he went round the wicket to Kohli, he's still a very fine bowler and he earned that wicket. Cook swapped the bowling around, the new lad [Dawson] did all right - I thought he did well when he bowled over the wicket into the rough.

    Rashid did what he always does - sneak a wicket from nowhere. Rahul was in the comfort zone, he'd seen the same bowlers for the last 40-45 minutes, Rashid tossed one up outside off stump and that's what happens sometimes when you try something out of the comfort zone - we batsmen do something daft.

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    The fact is England are tired, they've been away a long time and they will be under pressure in this match.

  5. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    The big question for me - will India get a big enough lead to squeeze England, I'm not sure they will. The pitch is in the batsmen's favour, but it's not the sort of pitch you can crash-bang-wallop. England can hold their heads up high, the only blemish was Cook's drop at slip, which wasn't an easy chance.

  6. Post update

    What an innings that was from KL Rahul, just one short of a maiden double century and shots all round the ground.

    KL Rahul
  7. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Unless England have a very good first session tomorrow morning, they're going to be transported back to a Mumbai-ish situation. The pitch is still blameless, but you sense it is still possible for India to score another 200-250 runs, with Ashwin and Jadeja to come.

    If any team is going to win this game, it's India, unless England have an astonishing start. They've often struggled to get wickets on good pitches, their spin attack is nowhere near as good as India's, and even now, you're not even safe with 477 in the first innings.

  8. Post update

    So, 88 overs bowled today and India have rattled up 331 for the loss of four wickets, despite England being able to dismiss run machines Pujara and Kohli for a combined 31.

  9. Close of play

    Ind 391-4 9 (108 overs)

    Two boundaries for Vijay is the answer, a neat little leg glance and a cover drive through the cap in the covers created when Root is moved to leg gully. That is your lot for today and India close 86 behind, with Karun on an impressive 71 and Vijay 17. 

    India's Rahul looks dejected
  10. Ind 383-4

    Karun 71, Vijay 9

    A slip and a short leg for the becapped Vijay, who collects two with a drive at Rashid through the covers. Probably one over remaining. What will it bring?

  11. Ind 379-4

    98 behind

    Vijay can see this one from Moeen ok though. He dances down the track and swipes it away, not a stroke of aesthetic beauty but there is enough bat on it and it trickles away to the square leg boundary to reduce England's lead below three figures.

  12. Ind 375-4

    Karun 70, Vijay 2

    Vijay's done it again, driving Rashid for a single out to deep cover for a single to keep the bowling. England look to bring on Stokes but are told it is too dark and it has to be spin only.

  13. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    KL Rahul is the ninth player to be dismissed for 199 in Tests, and the second Indian after Mohammad Azharuddin.

    Adil Rashid's 23 wickets equals the highest number for England in a series by a leg-spinner.

  14. Ind 374-4

    103 behind

    Vijay's away, he pinches the bowling with a single off Moeen's final delivery. There are six scheduled overs remaining but only 11 minutes. 

  15. Post update

    Prakash Wakankar

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    A nice little gesture there, as Rahul was out - just before he walked off, Ben Stokes went over to shake his hand.

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    David Dodd: Desperate for us to get a wicket, but gutted for Rahul there. What an awful ball to get out to 1 short of 200. 

  17. Not out - Vijay on 0

    It looked close but the impact was outside the line of off stump and it was umpire's call for stumps. Good quicker ball from Rashid though to Vijay, who had an injury and batted lower down the order. He's batting in a cap which is rather delightful throwback to the old days of batsmanship. An a sparkly gold earring, which is rather less so. 

  18. Umpire review

    England have asked for another review as Murali Vijay is pinned lbw by a googly first ball. the 'soft decision' is not out though.

  19. Post update

    Prakash Wakankar

    BBC Test Match Special commentator

    He's played brilliantly, but you can feel the disappointment. So near and yet so far. And a big welcome for the local boy Murali Vijay, who did not open because of injury.