Friday 23 November 2012 

Pujara Rescues India With Another Masterclass

Pujara Rescues India With Another Masterclass
Pujara Rescues India With Another Masterclass
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India 266-6 (Pujara 114no) v England
Second Test, Mumbai, day one
Scorecard
bet365 odds: IND 4/9 ENG, Draw 9/2

Cheteshwar Pujara extended his stay at the crease for more than 14 hours in the series as India closed day one of the second Test against England in Mumbai on 266 for six.

Pujara's third Test century, an innings of 114 not out in 279 balls, helped India recover from 119 for five and he was ably assisted by Ravichandran Ashwin's unbeaten 60.

As expected, England replaced Tim Bresnan with Monty Panesar and the left-arm spinner celebrated his first Test since March by taking four for 91.

Pujara, however, proved elusive yet again, and although England produced an improved performance in the field, they still missed one chance, when James Anderson dropped Pujara, to put India under huge pressure.

The other change in England's line-up was the selection of Jonathan Bairstow to replace Ian Bell and India opted for three spinners by bringing in Harbhajan Singh to replace Umesh Yadav.

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