Chasing 194 to win the first cricket Test against England, India were 110 for five at stumps on day three, here today.
Pacer Ishant Sharma took five wickets and spinner R Ashwin scalped three batsmen as India bowled out England for 180 in their second innings.
Sam Curran, with his 63-run knock, led a stunning rearguard fight to help the hosts extend their lead to 193 after the hosts were down 87 for seven at one stage.
In a shaky start, India lost five batsmen before skipper Virat Kohli (43) and Dinesh Karthik (18) combined for a crucial unbeaten sixth-wicket partnership.
If India manage to overhaul the target, it will be their only seventh Test win on the England soil.
England 287 and 180 all out in 53 overs (S Curran 63, J Bairstow 28, D Malan 20; I Sharma 5/51, R Ashwin 3/59, U Yadav 2/20).
India 1st innings: 274 and 110 for 5 in 36 overs (V Kohli 43 batting, D Karthik 18 batting; S Broad 2/29, B Stokes 1/25).