And the play halted    AFP
And the play halted AFP

India’s top batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli were racing towards their century when the play halted. There was a surprise 12th member in the England team with a surprising visitor on field – a Dog. India were almost nearing their Tea time with Stuart Broad bowling the last over of the second session. The friendly visitor was in no mood to leave the field and definitely looked like it wanted to support the Indian batsmen on field to reach their centuries. The security tried their best to shoo away the visitor but it was in no mood to leave the field and found its way back. That forced both the teams to take early tea with the Broad left with four more deliveries. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam

 

India headed for Tea at 210 for 2 with partnership between Kohli and Pujara reaching 188-run stand for third wicket. Pujara has already got his 10th Test century with a beautiful six towards deep mid-wicket. Pujara got his century with 11 fours and 2 sixes to his name to reach this stage. India were in a precarious condition early on in the first session with two early wickets of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay. Broad and James Anderson grabbed quickies to shake the Indian morale. ALSO READ: 30 instances of cricket’s bitter-sweet affair with animals

However, Pujara and Kohli turned the tables around, leaving England baffled with their steady and composed batting. Pujara has scored century in the first Test as well while Kohli had to end his innings at 49 in second innings of the first Test, ending the match on draw.

India and England have made few changes to their side with Jayant Yadav making his debut for national side while Rahul entered the squad replacing Gautam Gambhir. Meanwhile, England called Anderson for Chris Woakes with Alastair Cook stressing on the rotation policy during the toss.