India outplay England to put tourists 56 runs behind on day three of third Test

Alastair Cook walks off after being dismissed early during the second innings on day three of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 28, 2015
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India are in full control of the third Test against England as the tourists end day three 56 runs adrift on Mohali.

India are in full control of the third Test in Mohali after taking four quick wickets to push England 56 runs adrift.

The tourists disappointed at the start of the second innings as they lost Alastair Cook (12), Moeen Ali (5), Jonny Bairstow (15) and Ben Stokes (5) to reach stumps on just 78 runs.

After ending day two on 271-6, India continued to rack up the runs, with Ravindra Jadeja top-scoring on 90, while Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav claimed half-centuries.

Stokes earned a five-wicket haul to bowl India all out for 417, but it was a poor reply from England as Cook was the first to go after surviving a handful of reviews.

The captain hit just 12 off 49 balls before making way, and three of his teammates shortly followed as Ashwin dominated the field by nicking three wickets.

Joe Root, who opened with Cook due to Haseeb Hameed nursing a finger injury, remains at the crease unbeaten on 36 runs, while Gareth Batty will aim to get off the mark tomorrow morning.

England are 1-0 down in the five-match series.

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