India end day three of second Test with 145-run lead over England

India end day three of the second Test against England with a lead of 145 runs.

India will begin day four of the second Test against England with a 145-run lead after a dogged afternoon at the crease on day three at Lord's.

India's Shikhar Dhawan fails to avoid a bowl from England's Ben Stokes during the third day of the second Test cricket match between England and India, at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England on July 19, 2014© Getty Images

After being bowled out for 319 with a first-innings lead of 24, England took their first wicket at the end of the 14th over when Shikhar Dhawan (31) was acrobatically caught at backward-point by Joe Root off the bowling of Ben Stokes.

Cheteshwar Pujara came in and steadied the Indians before England took three wickets for the loss of just five runs in the final session.

First Pujara fell for 43 by edging a Liam Plunkett delivery through to Matt Prior before Plunkett removed Virat Kohli for a golden duck with the next ball.

Kohli thought that the Yorkshireman's delivery was safely carrying through to Prior, but the ball clipped the top of off-stump to send Kohli straight back to the pavilion.

The last wicket of the day came when Stuart Broad's bouncer looped off Ajinkya Rahane and was caught by Prior. However, replays showed that Rahane shouldn't have been given out as the ball hit his forearm guard, not his glove.

Indian opener Murali Vijay has continued his fine tour and remains at the crease on a stubborn 59 from 190 balls. Alongside him for the start of day four will be captain MS Dhoni (12*).

England now have two days to bowl the Indians out and chase down the victory target to take a 1-0 series lead.

Liam Plunkett of England bowls during a nets session at Headingley on June 19, 2014
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