Team India at the start of Day 3, were precariously placed at 174/6, still 158 runs behind England’s total of 332.
The home side were eyeing a big lead in the first innings, but Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja had different ideas as they kept the English bowlers at bay.
The pair added 77 runs for the seventh wicket, before the debutant Hanuma Vihari in his first match made a significant contribution of 56 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja continued his exploits with the bat and went on to remain unbeaten on 86, as India managed 292 runs in their first innings, thereby conceding a lead of 40 runs.
England’s second innings began steadily, as the pair of Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings added 27 runs for the first wicket, before Mohammed Shami broke through by getting rid of Jennings who offered no shot and was bowled for 10 runs.
Cook and Moeen Ali put on 35 runs for the second wicket and took England past 50 run mark.
The latter was given a life on 14 runs, when KL Rahul dropped him at second slip off Ishant Sharma.
Ali couldn’t capitalise on the opportunity, as he was bowled by Jadeja for 20 runs.
The 33 year old left handed batsman along with skipper Joe Root saw the day through without any further alarms, and remained unbeaten at the end of Day 3 putting them firmly in the driver’s seat with a lead of 154 runs.
India first innings (292 all out)- (Ravindra Jadeja 86*, Hanuma Vihari 56 ) James Anderson 2/54 & Moeen Ali 2/50.
England second innings (114/2) at stumps on Day 3- (Alastair Cook 46*) Mohammed Shami 1/32 & Ravindra Jadeja 1/36.