In what seems to be a rerun of the Mumbai test where India were handed a humiliating defeat, England, who began their innings cautiously, gradually consolidated their position grinding runs as the host bowlers looked nowhere near threatening.
With the pitch playing true, the Indian attack struggled to make inroads. The only chance that came India's way was in the 20th over but Cheteswar Pujara at first slip could not hold on to the ball edged by Cook off Khan.
Cook, who has so far amassed over 400 runs in the series, was then at 17 with the England score being just 27.
While the rest of the bowlers failed to put any impression, Dhoni held back Ojha, by far the best Indian bowler in the series, till the 26th over.
Ojha has taken 14 wickets in the last two tests of the series.
Cook and Compton attacked the Indian spinners, with both hitting a six each, not allowing them to settle down. The duo brought England's 100 in the 36th over with Cook scoring the lion's share.
In Image: Ojha reacts during day 2 of the kolkata test