Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli built  runs stand for third wicket    AFP
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli built 103 runs stand for third wicket AFP

After shaky start early on in the first session, India regained momentum with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara putting up strong partnership of 103 runs for third wicket. Pujara and Kohli were racing towards their half-centuries, however, both secured their respective fifties with the former achieving his 11th fifty while Kohli reaching his 13th fifty. This is also Kohli’s 50th Test that makes this celebration even more special for the Indian captain. Kohli secured his fifty off 87 deliveries that included 7 fours. Earlier, 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. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam

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. India were unhappy with their performance in the first Test with dropped catches and an not so impressive performance by the Indian spinners. Kohli had also expressed his disappointment with the Rajkot pitch that had too much on grass.

England and India have made few changes for the second Test with Jayant Yadav making his debut in Test, replacing Amit Mishra, for the national side after his impressive performance in domestic circuit. Rahul comes in for Gambhir, but was unlucky to make his opportunity count with his comeback after injury.

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.