Pujara hits Double Hundred, India declare at 521/8


TNI Bureau: India’s new “Rahul Dravid”, Cheteshwar Pujara hit his maiden double hundered, as India declare the first innings at 521/8 in the first test match against England at Motera, Ahmedabad. Pujara remained unbeaten on 206. Yuvraj Singh made 74, while Aswhin scored 23.

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Earlier yesterday, Virender Sehwag had scored an explosive 117 off 117 balls to give India a good start. Gambhir contributed 45. For England, Graeme Swann was the pick of the bowlers. He claimed five wickets.

Indian spinners strike hard to leave England reel at 41/3 at Stumps on Day 2. Ashwin took two wickets, while Ojha has taken one. Cook is batting on 22. England need 322 to avoid follow-0n.

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