@MuraliVijayFC put India on top after 2nd day of 4th TestClick To TweetMumbai: Murali Vijay’s (70*) unbeaten 15th fifty and his century partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (47*) put India in a commanding position on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match at Wankhede Stadium, here today.
Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 288 for five, vistors were reduced to 334 for eight as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Ben Stokes (31) while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with wickets of Chris Woakes (11) and Adil Rashid (4). However, Jos Buttler (76) scored his sixth fifty, as he shared a 54 run stand with Jake Ball (31) for the ninth wicket to prevented hosts from gaining advantage. The visitors were eventually bowled out for 400 runs in their first innings.
For India, Ashwin picked up six wickets, his 23rd five-wicket haul, while Ravindra Jadeja bagged the remaining four wickets.
Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:
England: 385/8 (Keaton Jennings 112, Jos Buttler 76, Moeen Ali 50, Ashwin 6/112, Jadeja 4/109)
India: 146/1 (Murali Vijay’ 70*, Cheteshwar Pujara 47*)
India trail England by 254 runs with 9 wickets remaining.