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Last man out was silver fox Rangana Herath, cricket's most successful left-arm spinner in history, in his last match before retirement.
England's varied attack, which features three seamers and three spinners, probed persistently through the morning as captain Root employed attacking field placements.
The islanders conceded a 139-run lead in response to England's 342 after being bowled out in the final session of play on day two on a turning Galle pitch notorious for its low scores.
The England all-rounder and practising Muslim made the claim in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Britain's Times newspaper earlier this month.
Moeen Ali found himself making headlines on the field as well as off it after he led Worcestershire to the English T20 Blast title.
Moeen, 31, made the accusation in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, where he also labelled the 2015 Australian touring party as rude and disrespectful.
Moeen Ali said the apparent reference to Islamist militant Osama bin Laden came during his Ashes debut in Cardiff.
Australian cricket was thrown into turmoil when captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned after a ball-tampering scandal during a test in South Africa.
Rishabh Pant scores maiden hundred as India sniff at improbable victory against England in final Test
The second session certainly belonged to Pant, who hit 14 boundaries and three sixes including one over deep mid-wicket off Adil Rashid to complete a well-deserved hundred.
England's top order has repeatedly failed to fire during the five-match Test series against India, failing to reach 400 once, and their batsmen again let them down on the first day of the Oval Test.
Moeen Ali started the fourth test as England's second spinner. By the end of it, he was England's No. 1 bowler.
Kohli's dismissal for a well-made 58 only spiced up things after he and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane added 101 runs for the fourth wicket.
In contrast to Moeen Ali's five-wicket haul, Ashwin struggled to get going on Saturday and finished with 1-78 in 35 overs despite his good bowling form earlier in the series.
Ali was 30 not out and Curran was unbeaten on 27, with their partnership so far worth 53 runs after they came together with England in the dire position of 86 for six.
Here is a comparative analysis to assess where the two teams stand ahead of the fourth Test at Rose Bowl in Southampton.