Virat Kohli struck the highest score by an India captain to leave England facing a harrowing defeat in the fourth Test as the series slipped from their grasp in Mumbai. The skipper struck 235 as the hosts were eventually bowled out for 631 before they went to work on tormenting an England batting line-up which toiled amid the turning conditions at the Wankhede Stadium.
Kohli put on a record eighth wicket partnership of 251 with Jayant Yadev , who hit his maiden Test century to pile the misery on England and leave them with a deficit of 231 runs. In reply, Keaton Jennings followed up his century in his maiden Test innings with a golden duck as he was trapped lbw by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The early dismissal set the tone for India, who ran through England to order like a hot knife through butter. Alastair Cook  and Moeen Ali  quickly followed to leave them 49 for 3, though Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow did show brief resistance with a stand of 92 for the fourth wicket.
Yadev proved decisive once again as he trapped Root  before Ravichandran Ashwin came to the party with the wickets of Ben Stokes  and then nightwatchman Jake Ball  in the final over of the day. Jonny Bairstow remains unbeaten on 50 and will be joined by Jos Buttler for the start of day five but England remain 49 from making India, who already lead the best of five-match series 2-0, bat again.
Centurion and wicket-taker Yadav said: "Scope of improvement for everything. Whenever you're batting with Virat, things feel easier. When they were bowling short, he told me to pull, my instinct is to leave the ball. If you can contribute with the bat, any skill, you should work on it. I pride my wicket. Was wicketless in the first innings, wanted to contribute more with the bat. He (Ashwin) gives me situational advice, what can be done better."