India struck late to reduce England to 87/2 in their 405 - run chase by close of the fourth day's play in the second cricket Test match here on Sunday.
Openers Hasseb Hameed (25) and skipper Alastair Cook (54) were the batsman to be dismissed.
Cook's dismissal ended the day's action.
Joe Root was unbeaten on 5 at stumps.
India's Ravinchandran Ashwin claimed Hameed's wicket (1/28) while Ravindra Jadeja (1/25) accounted for Cook.
England need 318 runs to win the match to take lead in the five - Test series while India need eight wickets.