England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed set up a tantalising final day as they added an unbeaten partnership of 77 for the opening wicket leaving England with a further 291 runs at the end of Day 4 of the fourth test at the Oval on Sunday.
Resuming at a overnight score of 270/3, Chris Woakes brought England back into the contest by dismissing Ravindra Jadeja and vice captain Ajinkya Rahane for 17 & 0 respectively.
Indian skipper Kohli looked in solid touch but missed his third fifty by just six runs as he edged a Moeen Ali delivery to Overton at first slip for 44.
Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur added a crucial 100 run stand for the seventh wicket. Thakur continued his good form with the bat by scoring his second half century of the series, before Joe Root finally ended his resistance by dismissing the former for a well made 60. His knock came off 72 balls with 7 fours and a six.
Soon after Pant was dismissed caught and bowled by Moeen for 50. Umesh Yadav (25) and Jasprit Bumrah (24) scored some handy runs towards the end to take the lead past the 350 mark. The visitors were eventually bowled out for a mammoth 466 in their second innings, with an overall lead of 367.
Chris Woakes was England’s best bowler with figures of 3/83, while Ollie Robinson and Moeen Ali claimed 2 wickets each.
Stumps at the end of Day 4
India second innings- 466 all out. ( Shardul Thakur 60, Rishabh Pant 50, Chris Woakes 3/83) vs England 2nd innings- 77/0.( Haseeb Hameed 43*, Rory Burns 31) needing another 291 runs.