Sehwag puts India in control

Updated: November 15, 2012

Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara led the way for India, giving them the upper hand by the close of play, on the first day of the first Test in Ahmedabad.

India won the toss and chose to bat, eventually finishing on 323/4 by stumps, with Pujara still unbeaten on 98, and Yuvraj Singh on 24. Earlier it was Sehwag that gave India the initiative, with a superb 117 from 117 balls, his 23rd Test hundred.

For England, it was Graeme Swann that did all the damage with all 4 wickets for 85 runs in 32 overs. Swann was extracting a lot of turn, which must be quite concerning for England considering it is only the first day of the Test. Saeed Ajmal did considerable damage to the England batting line up in the Emirates when Pakistan won that series convincingly, Ashwin could very well do something similar in this match, especially knowing that the visitors will have to bat last on this wicket.

India 323 for 4 (Pujara 98*, Yuvraj 24*, Swann 4-82) v England