AHMEDABAD : India yesterday took control of the first Test against England, their batsmen running up a massive first-innings total on the second day before the tourists lost early wickets in their chase.
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who was unbeaten on 98 at stumps the previous day, had to wait three overs to reach his century but made sure he capitalised, batting on to remain 206 not out when India declared their innings at 521-8. Pujara was well-supported by Yuvraj Singh, recalled to the Test team after recovering from cancer, who made 74 before being dismissed off the bowling of Samit Patel.
There was also some useful lower-order resistance from Ravichandran Ashwin, who combined with Pujara to take India's total past 500 before falling to the part-time spin of Kevin Pietersen.
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