MOHALI (India) (AFP) - India inched closer to winning the Test series against England after the tourists made a bold attempt Monday to turn the second Test their way. England, trailing by 151 runs on the first innings, reduced India to 44-3 in their second knock after lunch on the fourth day before opener Gautam Gambhir once again proved a stumbling block. The left-hander, who made 179 in the first innings, was unbeaten on 44 as India closed the day at 134 for four, an overall lead of 285 runs with six wickets in hand. Barring a sensational turn of events on the final day, India look set to force a draw and take the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Chennai by six wickets. England ripped through India's top order as Virender Sehwag was run out for 17 and first-innings century maker Rahul Dravid was bowled middle stump by Stuart Broad for zero. Ian Bell threw himself on the stumps to run out the dangerous Sehwag, who called Gambhir for a sharp single after playing a defensive shot off Broad. James Anderson then had Sachin Tendulkar caught by Graeme Swann at gully for five to make India 44-3, a lead of just 195 runs. Gambhir put on 36 for the fourth wicket with Venkatsai Laxman (15) and 54 for the unfinished fifth with Yuvraj Singh, who hit a quickfire 39 not out off 40 balls with five boundaries and a six. Laxman was the second Indian batsman to be run out when Andrew Flintoff swept on the ball in the covers and threw to wicket-keeper Matt Prior before the batsman had made his ground. Broad was England's main strike weapon with one for 22 from 11 overs, while Flintoff conceded just 16 runs from his nine overs. Earlier, India bowled out England for 302 in their first innings just before lunch to gain a handsome lead of 151 runs. England, resuming at their overnight score of 282-6, lost their last four wickets quickly after play began two hours late due to dense winter fog over this northern town.Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh claimed three of those wickets to finish with four for 68, while left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan took one, for an innings total of three for 76. Harbhajan has now claimed 63 wickets in this calendar year, second only to South African paceman Dale Steyn's tally of 64. India grabbed England's last six wickets for 22 runs after skipper Kevin Pietersen's 144 and Flintoff's 62 had lifted the tourists to 280-4 on Sunday. Harbhajan broke through in Monday's third over when he had Prior caught down the leg-side by captain and wicket-keeper Mahendra Dhoni. Broad was bowled by the spinner for one and Zaheer uprooted Swann's stumps, before Harbhajan ended the innings by having last man Monty Panesar caught at short-leg. Anderson, who came in as nightwatchman on the fourth day, remained unbeaten on eight. SCOREBOARD INDIA 1st innings: 453 (G. Gambhir 179, R. Dravid 136, A. Flintoff 3-54, G. Swann 3-122, M. Panesar 2-89) ENGLAND, 1st innings: (overnight 282-6): A. Strauss lbw b Zaheer 0 A. Cook lbw b Zaheer 50 I. Bell b Sharma 1 K. Pietersen lbw b Harbhajan 144 P. Collingwood c Dhoni b Mishra 11 A. Flintoff c Gambhir b Mishra 62 J. Anderson not out 8 M. Prior c Dhoni b Harbhajan 2 S. Broad b Harbhajan 1 G. Swann b Zaheer 3 M. Panesar c Gambhir b Harbhajan 5 EXTRAS: (b1, lb7, nb6, w1) 15 TOTAL: 302 Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Strauss), 2-1 (Bell), 3-104 (Cook), 4-131 (Collingwood), 5-280 (Pietersen), 6-282 (Flintoff), 7-285 (Prior), 8-290 (Broad), 9-293 (Swann), 10-302 (Panesar) BOWLING: Zaheer 21-3-76-3 (w1) Sharma 12-0-55-1 (nb4) Yuvraj 6-1-20-0 Harbhajan 20.5-2-68-4 Mishra 24-0-75-2 (nb2). Overs: 83.5 INDIA, 2nd innings: G. Gambhir not out 44 V. Sehwag run out 17 R. Dravid b Broad 0 S. Tendulkar c Swann b Anderson 5 V. Laxman run out 15 Y. Singh not out 39 EXTRAS: (b4, lb3, nb2, w5) 14 TOTAL: (for four wickets) 134 Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Sehwag), 2-36 (Dravid), 3-44 (Tendulkar), 4-80 (Laxman). BOWLING: Anderson 15-8-32-1 Broad 11-2-22-1 (w4) Flintoff 9-1-16-0 (nb2, w1) Swann 8-2-20-0 Panesar 7-0-37-0 Overs: 50 India lead by 285 runs with six wickets in hand.Toss: India Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) and Asad Rauf (PAK) TV umpire: Suresh Shastri (IND) Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)