India vs Eng second Test: Kohli , Pujara slam tons to put India in command
Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat. At first his move seemed to be wrong as both openers K L Rahul and Murali Vijay fell cheaply. But soon Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara stiched together a fine partnership and scored their respective hundreds to power India in the second Test at Vizag against England.
Kohli celebrated Pujara’s century more than his, as his return to form is noteworthy. He was dismissed at 119 after one long haul of a much needed boost to the team and it was his third straight hundred and seemed to be batting to his potential now it seems .Gritty Pujara and dominant Kohli forged a fine partnership and played some delightful shots all -round the wicket. The duo seemed to have settled in the side’s long search for the number 3 and number 4 slot .
Earlier comeback man KL Rahul (0) and Murali Vijay (20) were the batsmen dismissed early. With the score on 22 for 2, these two batsmen took India’s score past 150. Rahul’s return was most anticipated and his failure gives a thin lifeline for Gautam Gambhir’s test career .
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Post-lunch, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara completed their respective half-centuries and put on an unbroken century partnership. Kohli (55) and Pujara (50) look solid at the crease.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, India got off to a shaky start as England bowlers rose to the occasion and dismissed KL Rahul, who replaced Gambhir, in the first over for 0 on day one of the second Test in Visakhapatnam .
The other opener Murali Vijay played some delightful shots and scored briskly. He was particularly severe on Stuarat Broad. James Anderson, who made a comeback after injury, accounted for Murali Vijay for 20.
The first test between India and England in an exciting draw at Rajkot. India had to battle really hard to save the Test.