Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara entered when India were struck by early wickets    AFP
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara entered when India were struck by early wickets AFP

India seem to be in comfortable position after early strike, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay, with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on strike. Both have built healthy partnership of 209 runs for third wicket. Kohli has already kicked off his 50th Test in the perfect manner with his 13th fifty while Pujara consistency has landed him with yet another fifty. Kohli has secured 14th Test century off 154 deliveries that included 12 fours. Meanwhile, Pujara has another century under his belt with his 10th century off 184 deliveries. It included 11 fours and 2 sixes to reach his century. Once again it seemed likes a race between these batsmen to secure their centuries where earlier, Kohli was the first to reach to his fifty while Pujara followed the tag. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam

Kohli secured his fifty off 87 deliveries that included 7 fours. Pujara required just three runs to complete his 3,000 Test runs and now he has raced to his fifty off 113 deliveries that included 5 fours. Pujara had scored a century in the first Test and now his consistency had landed him to yet another half-century. India lost two early wickets in form of KL Rahul, who came in replacing Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay, who needed just 20 runs to complete his 3,000 Test runs as well and was grabbed by comeback man James Anderson. Stuart Broad dismissed off Rahul for a duck with Ben Stokes grabbing both the wickets successfully.

Jayant Yadav making his debut in Test, replacing Amit Mishra, for the national side after his impressive performance in domestic circuit. Surprise inclusion was Anderson and as captain Alastair Cook mentioned, England are going ahead with rotation policy. That kept Chris Woakes out of action for the second Test.