Honours even at stumps in Mumbai.

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Updated: November 23, 2012

Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the ship for India, as the first day finished pretty much even with the hosts batting first, scoring 266-6. Pujara continued his rich vein of form ending the day on 114 alongside Ashwin with 60. Monty Panesar delivered in his comeback with 4-91, sparking his normal hysterical wicket celebrations.

England captain Alastair Cook will probably be the happier of the 2 considering that India opted to bat first, however he will be wary of the fact that at 167-5 they should have turned the screw.

India 266 for 6 (Pujara 114*, Ashwin 60*, Panesar 4-91) v England