India reached a score of 167 runs for the loss of five wickets at Tea on Day One of the second Test match against England.
Resuming after lunch at 87 for 3, Cook continued with spin from both ends as Monty Panesar and Greame Swann operated tandem. The batting duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and star batsman Virat Kohli, considered the future of this Indian side, played cautiously and rotated the strike very well and put on a 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Pujara brought up yet another half century but, Monty Panesar pulled one back for England as he removed Virat Kohli to give his side a crucial breakthrough. Just when Kohli looked like he got his eye in, he went after a delivery that was wide outside his off-stump and failed to keep the ball down. The result was a well taken catch by Nick Compton at covers to leave India at 118 for four.
Yuvraj Singh walked in next and lasted for just one over as Greame Swann picked up his first wicket of the game as he bowled Yuvraj for a duck.
At the close of the second season, Pujara was unbeaten on 77 runs while skipper MS Dhoni was unbeaten on 27.
Brief Scores: India 167 for 5 (Cheteshwar Pujara 77*, Virender Sehwag 30, MS Dhoni 27*; Monty Panesar 3 for 64) vs England
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First Published: November 23, 2012, 2:24 pm