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Murali Vijay knows his job his half done as India chase a huge total of England Getty Images

India‘s opener, Murali Vijay, got to his fifteen Test half-century in the first session of Day Three against England. Trailing England by 474 runs, India started the day at 63 for no loss. The hosts lost their first wicket quickly in form of Gautam Gambhir as he was lbw off Stuart Broad but since then, Vijay took over the responsibility as he struck a fluent partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara and reached to a fine fifty. He will have to carry on from here and bat for long after England piled up 537 in their first innings. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 1st Test at Rajkot

Vijay came out to bat in the last session of Day Two after England kept India on the field for around 160 overs. It was a difficult period but both the Indian openers were up for the challenge. While Gambhir looked more confident with his defense, Vijay also looked set as he left the balls outside off stump with ease and played a few grounded shots which sailed past the fence. Live Cricket Updates, India vs England,1st Test, Rajkot

After losing Gambhir, Vijay played one aggressive stroke as he blasted Zafar Ansari for a huge straight six but apart from that, he has looked careful in the middle showing full face of the bat and timing from middle. Vijay has struck four fours and two maximums, with the second bringing his milestone, and will be raring to go for a big score as he is due for one.