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    Cheteshwar Pujara props up India with second consecutive ton

    Cheteshwar Pujara cracked his second consecutive Test century as India recovered from a precarious situation to restore the balance in the second cricket Test against England on Friday.


    Pujara, who had scored a double century in the first match, notched up his third Test century to remain unbeaten on 114 on a turning track at the Wankhede Stadium and steered the hosts to a far more comfortable 266 for six at close on an eventful opening day.

    Pujara found an able ally in Ravichandran Ashwin (60 batting) as the duo put on unfinished 97-run partnership for the seventh wicket to bail them out after the hosts were reeling at 119 for five at one stage.

    Barring Pujara and Ashwin, none of the batsman in the star-studded line-up could make an impression on a track that started turning from the second session onwards and which was exploited by left-arm spinner Monty Panesar who claimed four wickets.

    Coming to the crease after the second ball dismissal of Gautam Gambhir, the 25-year-old Pujara kept one end going by showing superb judgement against the spinning ball to pull India out of a deep hole after the home team opted to bat first on winning the toss.

    Pujara stayed for just over six hours in which he had faced 279 balls and struck ten fours. Ashwin faced 84 for his valuable knock.

    Pujara came into the game on the back of his unbeaten knocks of 206 and 41 in the two innings of the opening Test at Ahmedabad, which fetched him the Man of the Match award and paved the way for his team's comprehensive nine-wicket victory.

    Panesar, who took four for 91 by the end of the day's day, was played with a lot of assurance by Pujara.

    It was the Rajkot-born youngster's third 100-plus knock in his last four Test matches, having scored a maiden century (159) against New Zealand in August.

    Pujara, who has been dismissed only in the warm-up game for Mumbai A after making 87, continued to prosper against the visitors with his exemplary concentration and shot selection.

    He gave one chance, when on 60, when he edged Panesar but James Anderson could not latch on to it.

    When on 94, England needlessly appealed against him for a catch at midwicket, which was referred to the third umpire and the replays showed the ball had bounced in front of the short leg fielder.

    The early part of the day belonged to England who sent back Gambhir (4), Virender Sehwag (30) -- in his 100th Test -- Sachin Tendulkar (8), Virat Kohli (19) and Yuvraj Singh (0).

    Barring Gambhir and Yuvraj, who fell to Anderson and Graeme Swann, the others were dismissed by Panesar.

    Pujara and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who mixed caution with aggression before becoming Panesar's fourth victim for 29, put on a partnership of 50 runs in 128 balls.

    England's hopes of slicing through the Indian tail, though, came to naught with Ashwin scoring his second fifty.

    With some more batting to come in the form of Harbhajan Singh -- drafted into the eleven as the third spinner after more than a year's gap -- Zaheer Khan and Pragyan Ojha, India would fancy their chances of taking the score past 300.

    In the morning and soon after lunch, England applied the screws on India and made the hosts struggle on a turning track on which the ball gripped the surface and also bounced.

    Panesar, who was left out of the first Test, was the destroyer-in-chief, with a splendid spell of 23 overs on either side of lunch for the wickets of Sehwag, Tendulkar and Kohli before coming on for another spell for the wicket of Dhoni.

    Anderson and off-spinner Swann packed off Gambhir (4) and Yuvraj (2) in two balls apiece.

    Gambhir, who flicked Anderson to midwicket off the first ball, missed the next to be rapped in front.

    After pushing India on the back foot in the pre-lunch session, England continued the good work with a two-wicket burst in successive overs in the first hour of the post-lunch session.

    Panesar, who sent back Sehwag and Tendulkar in successive overs before lunch, got his third victim by dismissing Kohli.

    After disturbing the stumps of Sehwag and Tendulkar with sharply turning balls, Panesar induced Kohli to attempt a drive with a ball that drifted in and turned big on pitching to take the leading edge for Nick Compton to bring off a good diving catch.

    Kohli had cover-driven the left-arm bowler and his spin partner Swann for attractive boundaries in successive overs before he was lured by the crafty Sikh.

    The slow bowler made the ball drift in to the right-handers and extracted sharp turn off the track.

    He could have had the confident-looking Pujara too when the batsman, batting on 60 in a team score of 135 for five, edged the bowler to the left of Anderson who could not latch on to the catch at short gully.

    Had it been taken India would have been in deeper trouble.

    Prior to this slice of luck Yuvraj, who made 74 on his Test comeback in Ahmedabad, had departed for a second-ball duck, clean bowled by Swann. Swann had been brought on for a new spell by skipper Alastair Cook soon after the left-hander arrived at the crease, and the move paid off.

    The hosts lost these two wickets in successive overs for the addition of just one run to be tottering at 119 for five and the loss of Pujara, easily the best Indian batsman against the turning ball in this match, would have been a major blow to their hopes of putting up a fighting total.

    Dhoni came to the crease and started to attack the two spinners with his drives and cuts.

    He was lucky on 22 in a score of 149 for five when he stepped out against Swann, missed a big heave but luckily the ball clipped the top of his pad and got deflected before wicketkeeper Matt Prior could stump the batsman.

    Dhoni was later out, caught off the gloves in the close-in cordon, off Panesar. Pujara and Ashwin, however, held fort.

    Even the second new ball, taken after 80 overs, did not benefit England.

    Pujara pulled Anderson for a four to complete his 100 in 248 balls, before Ashwin struck the bowler for three fours in an over to race to 50 in 67 balls.

    The off-spinner has hit a century at this ground an year ago, against the West Indies.
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    kay mast khela Pujara mazza a gaya dekh ke........abd well done ashwin.......bowl kitni spin ho rehi hai abhi se pitch mein kuch kuch crack a gaye hein....5th day to waat lag jyagi
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    India 295-7 (107.3) | Cheteshwar Pujara 129(336) Harbhajan Singh 6(18)
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    Mizaaj-E-Ishq Mein Aib-O-Hunar Dekhe Nahi Jatay...!!!


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    India 315/8 (111.4 ov)

    Bhajji out
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    India 316/9 (113.5 ov)

    Pujara out......well played man........
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    England 7/0 (4.0 ov)
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    Mizaaj-E-Ishq Mein Aib-O-Hunar Dekhe Nahi Jatay...!!!


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    England 36-0 (16) | *Alastair Cook 25(50) Nick Compton 11(46)
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    England 77/2 (36.0 ov)
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    England 140/2 (50.3 ov)
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    abe kahan mar gaye india spinner
    Will miss you PAPA....Always

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    yeah kya ho raha hai

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    Dhoni at press room:actually kaal thoda picth pe nammi tha,curator humare baat sunte hi nehi..isiliye batsman flop rahe.
    reporter :aur aaj bowlers kyun flop rahe:
    Dhoni:aaj nammi chala gaya toh bolwers flop rahe..

    cook-85* and Kevin-62*

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    India will win
    Itna Karo K Kabhi Kam Na Pade, Par Sala Kam Padh Hi Jata Hai


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    Default 2nd Test, Day 2: Cook, Pietersen strengthen England's cause

    After 1016 minutes of frustration, England finally managed to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara. And after restricting India to 327 in the morning session, they were indebted to contrasting innings from Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen for a promising position at stumps on the second day. Cook was on 87, in sight of another hundred, while Pietersen had progressed fairly untroubled to 62. India’s lead was 149

    Cook provided the rock-solid foundation yet again, and Pietersen gave India’s spin trio plenty to think about with a wonderful display of attacking batsmanship. There was certainly assistance for the slow bowlers, but Pietersen’s ability to pierce the inner ring often ensured that they couldn’t settle down enough to establish a stranglehold.

    India had wrested the initiative just before tea, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni bringing Pragyan Ojha back into the attack and being rewarded with two quick wickets. At that stage, the innings run rate was two. By the time Pietersen completed a 63-ball half-century, it was edging towards three

    Cook did an excellent job of emulating Pujara, defending with composure and also putting away the bad balls. India’s cause wasn’t helped by injuries to both Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, the substitute fielder, both of whom were hit by meaty sweeps as they fielded at short leg.



    After the opening day’s play, R Ashwin had spoken of putting up a first innings total in the region of 350. That didn’t happen, with Graeme Swann taking three of the four wickets to fall as England applied the squeeze. Ashwin fell to Monty Panesar, given out leg-before to a ball that appeared to strike the flap of the pad just outside the line.

    Harbhajan Singh, on his return to the side, struck a six over wide long-on and two fours, before moving too far across his stumps to Swann. That was perhaps the cue for Pujara, who had carried on in unhurried fashion, to try and up the ante a little. It cost him his wicket, as he stepped out to Swann and was smartly stumped off a delivery that barely turned.

    Pujara batted just over seven and a half hours for his 135, facing 350 balls to add to the 440 he had rebuffed in Ahmedabad. With the pitch likely to deteriorate, it had the potential to be a match winning hand.

    Zaheer Khan got a rough decision – given out caught at bad-pad after the ball seemed to hit pad and chest – and India were in the field with four overs still to be bowled before lunch.

    Ashwin and Ojha opened the bowling, but England negotiated that passage of play without undue alarm, as they did the first 90 minutes after lunch. Nick Compton was as watchful as Cook and though the odd ball jumped up, there was nothing sinister in the pitch.

    Harbhajan was brought on only in the 25th over, but it was Ojha that struck, inducing an edge to slip as Compton came forward. Jonathan Trott’s disappointing tour continued when he was pinned back in the crease and dismissed almost French-cricket style.

    Having fallen twice to Ojha in Ahmedabad, all eyes were then on Pietersen. But if there were nerves, they didn’t show as he got going with a couple of pleasing drives. Unafraid to skip out to the pitch of the ball, Pietersen managed to scatter the close-in cordon.

    There were a couple of edges that fell short of the slips and when Cook was on 85, a thick edge off Harbhajan struck Virender Sehwag’s boot at slip. But half-chances aside, it was a frustrating final session for the Indians.

    Having put such faith in spin, there was little by way of Plan B for Dhoni to turn to. Zaheer bowled a couple of probing overs towards the end of the day, but by then, Cook and Pietersen had added 100 in just 162 balls. Pietersen’s contribution to that was 58. After the lows of Ahmedabad, England were finally giving as good as they got.
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    England 247/2 (80.0 ov)
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    Mizaaj-E-Ishq Mein Aib-O-Hunar Dekhe Nahi Jatay...!!!


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