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India in strong position against England

Press AssociationPress Association 17/11/2016

England had no answer to Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on day one of the second Test as India's two batsmen moved to the verge of twin hundreds in an unbroken stand of 188.

Kohli scored 91 and Pujara 97 after coming to the crease following early wickets for Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

From that point of 2-22, Kohli and Pujara took India to 2-210 at tea.

England's two frontline seamers surprised openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay after Kohli won the toss.

But Kohli and Pujara then took over as Alastair Cook's tourists failed to stifle the run-rate.

England's opportunity to consolidate on two early breakthroughs was fleeting, after Broad saw off Rahul and then Anderson - back after three months out with his shoulder injury - struck too.

There was good carry for Broad when he had Rahul poking an edge at a length ball to be well caught by Ben Stokes at third slip.

Vijay began with a flurry of boundaries but was not ready for an Anderson bouncer and gloved an unmissable catch to Stokes again.

Once Kohli and Pujara got out there, the nearest England came to a breakthrough was when Kohli hit a mis-hook to fine leg on 56, where Adil Rashid failed to hold the catch.

The session ended slightly prematurely in a comical fashion when the ground's security guards took a long time to catch a dog which had found its way onto the field.

The guards chased the dog around for several minutes in front of the bemused players before eventually catching it and getting it out of harm's way.

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