1. Rajkot Test: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara put on 50 runs partnership in first session of day 3

Rajkot Test: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara put on 50 runs partnership in first session of day 3

In reply to England's massive first innings total of 537 runs, India were 113/1 during the first session of the day's play on the third day of the Test match being played at Rajkot.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 11, 2016 11:14 AM
Stuart Broad took the first wicket in his 100th Test. (Associated Press) Stuart Broad took the first wicket in his 100th Test. (Associated Press)

In reply to England’s massive first innings total of 537 runs, India were 113/1 during the first session of the day’s play on the third day of the Test match being played at Rajkot. Murli Vijay was batting at 40 runs, while Cheteshwar Pujara was at the crease on 30 runs.

Gautam Gambhir was the first to go on the day after scoring a reasonable 29 runs. He had put 68 runs partnership for the first wicket with Murali Vijay before getting leg before to Stuart Broad.

On Thursday, England stood on a commanding position owing to its strong batting display to secure an upper hand against the hosts.

Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Moeen Ali contributed with centuries to help England put up the huge total for visitors.

Stokes was the highest scorer for them with 128 while Root contributed with 124 runs.

Ali, who was on 99 at stumps on the first day, completed his ton before being dismissed for 117 off the bowling of Mohammed Shami.

Jonny Bairstow missed a well-deserved half-century as he scored 46 runs off 57-balls which included five fours and a couple of hits into the stands.

For India, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was most successful bowler with 3/86. pacers Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin all three chipped in with two wickets each. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra bagged another wicket.

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