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Post by Binoo John and Ankit Pal in Test

 G' morning, Binoo John here teaking you through the second day's play at Hyderabad


Australia 237-9  decl ; India 5-0 

Sehwag and Vijay Murali  have to give a solid start if  India has to consolidate.

 Vijay upper cuts Pattinson for  four. India 11-0

 Siddle from the other end. No sign of spinners yet. PATTINSON AND SIDDLE NOT GETTING GMUCH SWING



HOW Do we explain the decline of Sehwag?  

After 10 0vers  26/1 . Pujara looking solid  with a boundary off Pattinson.

Time for Pujara to show some consistency with a big score. Ideal conditions for him . 

31/1 Pujara on 5, Vijay on 17

runs not coming at all. sure indication that Pujara is out there tryng out his defensive tactics.  32/1 in 17

Vijay has played 74 balls for 19 (nothing of the Super King here) and Pujara 30 balls for 6. Trying to tire out the quickies?

Yes finally the spinner is her Doherty  on attack.

In the morning session there was only defence. Inspired by Pujara Vijay too exhibits his defensice techniques.  there is so much of defence happening here that  the Defence Ministry will take it as an insult! 40/1 after 25 overs.

43/1  in 26 overs Yawn ! Yawn.

Finally a four by Vijay. Such a rare sight. 48/1 in 27.5 overs

54/1 in 30 and that's LUNCH on Day 2.

 Second session

Indian 62/1 in 32 overs  palying safe and sure.

Pattinson Siddle etc showing no signs sof tiring out in the HYD heat.. Strong fellas.

 Two fours by Pujara off Pattinson. Sudden speeding up. Must have had Biriyani for lunch. Ind 80/1 in 35 overs 

 Vijay takes the cue. Despatches Siddle for 4. 

Vijay on 40 Pujara on 34 Ind 84/1 in 38 overs 

India cross 100 in 41 overs. 

111/1  (Single nelson?) in 45 overs.  murli and Pujara well set. Now they need to open up a bit.  Pujara performance at No3 must be heart warming for Dhoni. just the replacement for dravid.

Murali has taken 170 balls for his 55 and Pujara 121 for 58, 125/1 in 52 overs

still need 112 runs to catch up with the Aus.  At this pace it will take the entire Test!

Ind 140-1. over to Ankit Pal to take you through to end of play.

Thank you Binoo. Good Afternoon everyone, It's a lovely day today for team India as they have lost just one wicket and are playing really well today.

From here they must be eyeing atleast a leadof 150 runs. But from Australia's perspective, it's a lovely day only in terms of weather as they require atleast two more quick wickets to come back in the game.

After 63 overs, it is Tea time for teams and India is at 160/1.

Till now, only Siddle has managed to grab a wicket for his team. While for India both Pujara and Murali Vijay are playing on 73 runs.

After Drinks, teams are back for the final session on field.

Pujara is not in a mood to spare any bowler as he hits FOUR runs in the first over of both the Australian bowlers in final session.

After 65 overs, India 176/1.

India still trail by 60 runs and looking in great command.

Now Murli Vijay joins hand with Pujara hits a four with a marvelous sweep shot.

Both the batsmen have added 164 runs for the second wicket so far.

After 67.3 overs India playing at 185/1.

Pujara's this inning is his best innings against Australia. Earlier his best score was 72 runs.

Australia brings spin into the attack. Maxwell replaces Doherty.

25 overs are left in today’s game and India will be projecting a target of 300 runs on Day 2.

Pujara is playing really well as he is managing to hit atleast one boundry in each over.

Doherty replaces Henriques. Pujara is playing at 94 and now will be looking to play safe till his century completes.

Pujara plays a interesting shot against the spin, digs out 2 runs.

Pujara takes one run and retains the strike. He is playing at 97.

A great piece of fielding by Australians, Indians just managed to keep their wicket.

Vijay takes a single and gives strike to Pujara who is playing on 98.

After 72 overs, India 197/1.

Now Vijay takes charge and goes for a big one, hits a SIX. 

Again tries a big one but manages to get 4 runs.

Now, Pujara on strike. he is playing on 98 runs.

Pujara hits 4th Test hundred, first against Australia.

After 74 overs, India 213/1.

After Pujara, Vijay also eyes Test century as he is playing on 95.

India trail by 19 more runs.

Pujara, Vijay jointly put 200 runs on the boards.

Pujara is looking dangerous as he is hitting four in almost every over.

13 overs left in the day. India playing at 227/1 in 76 overs.

Vijay takes 2 runs and now playing at 98 runs in 240 balls.

Takes a single on the last ball and retains the strike, playing at 99 now.

VIjay completes century in syle hits a FOUR.

India now lead by 3 runs.

Vijay is on fire, hits back to back FOUR.

The Vijay-Pujara partnership is an Indian record for the 2nd wicket against Australia in Tests.

The Aussies have opted for the new ball. Pattinson will start off the proceedings with it straightaway!

11 overs are left for today's game. India playing on 262/1 after 82 overs.

Partnership crosses 250 mark. 

India is now leading by 35 runs and would be looking to add a zero to it as a final lead.

Pujara is looking to complete his 150 runs today only as he smashes back to back four to Pattinson.

India 280/1 after 85 overs.

Overs left today: 7; India 280/1 ( Vijay 120, Pujara 141).

Pujara has his highest Test score of 206 runs. Can he break it in this innings? We wish him all the best.

With this impressive innings from both the batsmen selectors will be quite sure to put them in the upcoming series with South Africa and England.

Pujara hits a four and moves his score to 145 and India's lead to 49 runs.

Pujara is just 2 runs away from his 150 mark.

Pujara plays safe takes a single and moves his score to 149 runs.

Pujara completes 150 runs in style hits a SIX.

Henriques replaces Pattinson. 5 overs left for the day.

As expected India completes 300 runs on the day 2. India now grabs a lead of 64 runs.

Pujara will be targeting to break his own record of 206 runs. 

After a tremendous second session, another great session for India.

2 overs are left for the day's play. India grips strong position with 69 runs.

Lucky Pujara gets 4 runs.

Henriques bowls last over of the day. India will try to retain their position and not loose any wicket today.

End of the day.

India closes day with 311/1 in 93 overs. Murli Vijay on 129, Pujara on 162. Both the batsmen added 294 runs to their partnership. India is leading now with 74 runs.

A good day for India.

Well, it's a signoff from my side. Don't forget to visit us tommorrow as well for all the live updates from the Hyderabad ground on Day 3. Tadaz! Have a good day.  

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