India in control against England

Updated: November 16, 2012

India ended day 2 of the first Test against England in complete control, with the visitors reeling on 41/3, still 480 runs adrift of India’s first innings total of 521/8.

Cheteshwar Pujara resumed in the morning on 98 and reached 206 not out as India built their advantage steadily, before declaring with 18 overs left in the day. Yuvraj, playing his first test since a battle with cancer, looked set for a comeback ton, but one rash stroke on 74, holing out in the deep after a waist-high full toss from Samit Patel, ended his knock after lunch.

Graeme Swann was the pick of the England bowlers with 5/144.

England looked to survive until the close, but India’s spinners picked up three wickets in three overs to leave the tourists in a mess with three days still to play.

England 41 for 3 (Cook 22*, Pietersen 6*) trail India 521 for 8 dec (Pujara 206*, Sehwag 117, Yuvraj 74, Swann 5-144) by 480 runs