New Delhi: Electing to bat first after winning the toss, India was 317/4 at the end of the first day’s play. The hosts got off to a shaky start on the first day of the second Test match against England on Thursday, losing two wickets at a meagre score of 22 at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
Previous Test’s centurion, Murali Vijay was dismissed at a score of 20 runs while his opening partner, Lokesh Rahul, went back to the pavilion on a duck.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and in-form batsman Cheteshwar Pujara took charge of the innings and added a remarkable 226 runs to their 3rd wicket partnership.
Virat Kohli marked his 50th Test appearance with an incredible 14th century and was not out at 151 at stumps on the first day.
Cheteshwar Pujara also scored his 3rd consecutive Test century and 10th in total. He was dismissed at 119 runs by James Anderson. Ajinkya Rahane played a knock of 23 runs and was caught behind by the English wicketkeeper Bairstow.
Ravichandran Ashwin was sent as a night watchman and was playing at the score of 1 along with Kohli.
Among the English bowlers, James Anderson was at his brilliant best as he bagged 3 important wickets while Stuart Broad took one.