India will look to continue their first-innings surge against Australia on Day Three of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, with Murali Vijay (129 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (162 not out) at the crease. India are at 311 for one and lead Australia by 74 runs.
After a dawdling, watchful start to the innings following Virender Sehwag's (6) early fall, the duo picked up the pace in the second session, and by the time the day's play came to an end, they were cruising along at a rate of over four runs an over.
The near-capacity Sunday crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, most of whom were provided no shade whatsoever from the scorching March sun, shared their team's swagger and never lost voice throughout the six hours of play.
Brief Scores: Australia 237 for 9 dec. (Michael Clarke 91, Matthew Wade 68; Ravindra Jadeja 3 for 33, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 for 53) trail India 311 for 1 (Murali Vijay 129*, Cheteshwar Pujara 162*; Peter Siddle 1 for 51) by 74 runs.
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First Published: March 4, 2013, 9:30 am