London, Aug 12: England rode on and Chris Woakes (120 not out) Jonny Bairstow (93) to reach 357 for six wickets and take a huge 250-run lead over India on the third day of the second Test at the Lord's here on Saturday.
All-rounder Woakes registered his maiden international century, while Bairstow scored his 19th Test fifty as the duo shared a 189-run stand for the sixth wicket.
When the pair had joined hands, England were 131/5 and India had done well to stay in competitive mode in the rain-affected match.
But Bairstow and Woakes dealt handsomely with every challenge came before them. And India captain Virat Kohli was also blamed for letting the game drift with this partnership by not asking his bowlers to operate with aggressive intent.
Brief scores: England: 357/6 (Chris Woakes 120 not out; Jonny Bairstow 93; Mohammed Shami 3/74) vs India 107 at stumps on Day 3.