Binny, Pujara Earn India Lead
Derbyshire 326-5 dec. (Durston 95) v
Indians 341-6 dec. (Binny 81no, Pujara 81)
Tour game, Derby, day two
Cheteshwar Pujara and Stuart Binny both scored 81 as India ended day two of their tour game against Derbyshire by declaring their first innings on 341 for six, a lead of 15.
After Derbyshire declared on their overnight score of 326 for five, India batted solidly in reply with only openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan - both falling for six - failing to spend time at the crease.
While Pujara and Binny made half-centuries, MS Dhoni (46), Ravindra Jadeja (45) and Virat Kohli (36) missed out.
Both Dhawan and Vijay faced 26 balls before falling, the former to Ben Cotton and the latter to Mark Turner.
By being caught behind by Harvey Hosein, Dhawan was dismissed by a pair of players making their first senior appearance for Derbyshire.
From 18 for two, Pujara and Kohli rebuilt the innings until Kohli was bowled by Cotton for 36 in 91 balls.
Pujara and Dhoni then took the score on to 200 before Dhoni was bowled by left-arm spinner David Wainwright and Pujara, who faced 131 balls and hit 13 fours, retired.
Dhoni hit four fours and a six during his 56-ball knock and all-rounder Jadeja also played some attacking cricket, striking seven fours and a six during his 45 in 67 balls.
His was the final wicket to fall in the day as Wainwright had him caught by turner, leaving Binny, whose 81 came from 111 balls, and Ajinkya Rahane, not out on 13, to eke out a slender lead.
For Derbyshire, Cotton finished the day with two for 25, Wainwright - who took some punishment - two for 76 and Turner one for 56.
© Cricket World 2014
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