Mumbai Test: Vijay, Pujara mentor India's charge against England
Mumbai: India gave a befitting reply to England’s big total of 400 runs in the first innings of the Mumbai Test, as Murli Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara batted nicely and took India’s total to 146/1 at the end of Day 2 at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.
At stumps of Day 2, India looked in a comfortable position with Vijay and Pujara batting at the crease at 70 and 47 runs, respectively. Earlier, Rahul departed after scoring 24 runs with 4 boundaries.
Both the classy Indian batsmen played some flourishing shots during their 107-run unbeaten partnership as Vijay has so far smashed 6 fours and 2 sixes while Pujara has hit 6 fours.
Moeen Ali took the only wicket fallen so far in Indian innings. The hosts currently trail by 254 runs with 9 wickets in the bucket.
Earlier, England managed a big score on the board with the help of some fine innings from debutant Keaton Jennings (112), Jos Buttler (76), Moeen Ali (50) and captain Alastair Cook (46).
For India, Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged 6 wickets while his spin-partner Ravindra Jadeja accounted for rest of the four wickets.
This is fourth of the five-Test series which India lead 2-0 with one match remaining.
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