Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay put India in charge against England on Day 3

Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay slammed fifties as India reached a strong position at lunch on day 3 of the first Test in Rajkot.

cricket Updated: Nov 11, 2016 17:15 IST
Cheteshwar Pujara,Murali Vijay,India
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara put India on top with magnificent fifties as India reached a strong position against England in Rajkot.(BCCI)

Riding on brilliant centuries from opener Murali Vijay (126) and Cheteshwar Pujara (124), India reached 319/4 at stumps on day three of the opening Test against England here on Friday. (BLOG)

England, however, took two quick wickets of Vijay and night-watchman Amit Mishra (0) after dismissing Pujara in the post-tea session to level the proceedings.

Skipper Virat Kohli (26) was at the crease at close as umpires drew stumps immediately after Mishra’s dismissal. (SCOREBOARD)

Earlier, Vijay and Pujara forged a 209-run stand for the second wicket to deny England any early inroads after the dismissal of opener Gautam Gambhir (29). At stumps, skipper Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 26.

First Published: Nov 11, 2016 12:11 IST