Wednesday 2 July 2014 

Binny, Pujara Earn India Lead

Stuart Binny hits out
Stuart Binny hits out during his unbeaten 81 against Derbyshire
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Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara also made 81 before retiring
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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

 
Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs