Birmingham: After putting England in a commanding position, opener Alastair Cook said his side was determined to bat India out of the ongoing third cricket Test.
Finishing the second day at a strong 456 for three in reply to India's paltry first-innings score of 224, England extended their lead to 232.
"The wicket will not get any better. It's starting to take a bit of turn so we want to bat once and bat as big as we can. We don't want to bat under too much pressure in that fourth innings," Cook said after his monumental effort.