All hopes were once again rested on Virender Sehwag although he again lost his wicket the 1st ball. The entire team must have lost hope after Sehwag got out and Rahul Dravid came out to the middle right in the beginning. Both Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid tried to sturdy the ship.
Earlier, Alastair Cook pull down the Indian attack as England piled up a lead of 486 runs. After going wicket-less in the 1st session, Indian bowlers managed to assert 3 victims post lunch, although hosts remained composed as Cook scored a brilliant 294 to guide his side to 710/7.
Suresh Raina gave the 1st penetrate to India by dismissing Eoi Morgan after left-handed scored his 2nd Test ton and shared 222-run stand for the 4th wicket with Cook.
Amit Mishra capitalised on the breakthrough and sent back Ravi Bopara (7) and Matt Prior (5) in quick succession to bring some relief to the Indian camp. The leg-spinner trapped Ravi Bopara in front and got Matt prior caught by Tendulkar.
Cook got to a double century, for 2nd time in his career. He accomplished his double ton in 379 balls with the help of 27 fours.