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India v England: centuries of Vijay and Pujara help India to score 319-4 on day three

Cheteshwar Pujara played an innings of 124 in 206 balls in the debut Test for his home ground of Rajkot, while M Vijay complemented him with 126 in 301 balls

India finished on the third day of the first test against England on 319-4 as Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara led the tea scoring hundreds in Rajkot on Friday.

Cheteshwar Pujara played an innings of 124 in 206 balls in the debut Test for his home ground of Rajkot, while M Vijay complemented him with 126 in 301 balls. Pujara was the more aggressive batsman Vijay, on the other hand, displayed a typically gritty innings.

Resumed the day at 63/0 against England’s first innings score of 537, India now remains in good position with the 209-run partnership between Vijay and Pujara.

At stumps, India is still 218 runs behind the visitors’ score with six wickets in hand on a track. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will resume India’s innings at 319 tomorrow.

Earlier today, India lost Gambhir in the second over of the day, but the partnership of Vijay and Pujara made sure India not lose any more wickets. Following Pujara’s wicket after tea, England made further damage to India Vijay and Mishra before taking stumps for the day.

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