India reach 579/7, lead by 179 runs at lunch

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli scored his third double century of the year as India at 579/7, extended their first innings lead over England to 179 runs, in the fourth day of the fourth Test here on Sunday.

Kohli (212 batting) continued his supreme form from where he left on Saturday, leading India’s charge to swell the lead to a huge margin. He and Jayant Yadav (92 batting) resumed action on 451/7 and continued to dominate.

India scored 128 runs in 29 overs in the first session of play without losing a wicket to put them in command.

–IANS

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