PHOTOS: R Ashwin, Virat Kohli shine for India on tricky pitch on Day 3

Courtesy Ashwin's 5 for 67, the first time he has picked so many against England in an innings, India bowled out England for 255 in their first essay.

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Visakhapatnam, Nov 20: Ravichandran Ashwin was back in his element with yet another 5-wicket haul, setting up a perfect launchpad for captain Virat Kohli to extend India's lead to 298 runs against England on the 3rd day of the 2nd Test here.

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Courtesy Ashwin's 5 for 67, the first time he has picked so many against England in an innings, India bowled out England for 255 in their first essay to take a commanding lead of 200 runs on Saturday (November 19).

Deciding against enforcing follow-on, India reached 98 for 3 in their second innings at close of play with skipper Kohli once again leading from the front with an attacking 56 off 70 balls. His innings was laced with six boundaries. First-innings centurion, Kohli, was batting in the company of Ajinkya Rahane (22).

Here are the images from Day 3:

Ben Stokes-Jonny Bairstow hit fifties

England's Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow after their 50 run partnership during the 3rd day of 2nd Test match against India in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Ben Stokes smashed 70

England's Ben Stokes plays a shot during the 3rd day of 2nd Test match against India in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Ashwin grabs another fifer in Tests

Indian bowler R Ashwin celebrates during the 3rd day of 2nd Test Cricket match in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Ashwin, Kohli shine for India

Indian Captain Virat Kohli celebrates with teammate Ashwin during the 3rd day of 2nd Test Cricket match in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket

England pacer Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket during the 3rd day of 2nd Test match against India in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Broad gives England the edge in final session

Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket with teammates during the 3rd day of 2nd Test Cricket match in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Virat Kohli shows his class at Vizag

Virat Kohli celebrates his half century during the 3rd day of 2nd Test Cricket match in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane save the day for India

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane during the 3rd day of 2nd Test Cricket match in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

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