India build 4th Test lead v England

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India have edged into a nine-run lead after only losing KL Rahul before lunch on day three of the fourth Test against England that remained too close to call on Saturday.

The tourists reached the interval on 1-108, having resumed at The Oval at 0-43 after England took a 99-run lead into the second innings.

In difficult batting conditions under an overcast sky in south London, India's batsmen never looked comfortable and many deliveries beat the edge.

Rahul thought he had played and missed when a seaming ball from Jimmy Anderson nipped past him and into the gloves of Jonny Bairstow. The umpire didn't give him out despite England's appeals, but captain Joe Root reviewed and television replays showed a small spike.

Rahul shook his head as he walked off the field, dismissed for 46, not believing he got a touch.

Rohit Sharma survived to lunch and was on 47. He was given out lbw off Chris Woakes with the score on 71 but the visitors reviewed and it showed the ball was missing the stumps, before Sharma was dropped by Rory Burns as he dived to his right at second slip.

Cheteshwar Pujara was 14 not out.

The five-match series, which wraps up at Old Trafford in Manchester, is tied at 1-1.

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