Mumbai, Dec 11:

Skipper Virat Kohli scored his third double century of the year as India amassed 579/7 at lunch on the fourth day of the fourth Test here on Sunday, a first innings lead of 179 runs over England.

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

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

India lead by 51 runs at the stumps on the third day, with Kohli unbeaten on 147 and Yadav not out on 30, an unbroken 87-run stand.

They batted authoritatively on the first session of play on Sunday, Kohli hitting 24 boundaries in a 317-ball knock. Yadav struck boundaries to his credit during the 184 ball innings.

Their eighth-wicket partnership has blossomed to 215 runs, giving India a handsome lead, which they can utilise to win the match. (IANS)