New Delhi: It's been M Vijay's day, unbeaten on 122 - his first hundred away from home. India will be pretty happy with their position, especially after the wobble after lunch when Pujara and Kohli went quickly. England, though, have held their own with some hard-working pace bowling.
Earlier, India recovered to post 117 at after it lost two quick wicket immediately afters lunch, thanks to Murali Vijay who played a marathon inning to remain unbeaten on 92 in the 1st test against England.
Anderson took his second wicket when he had Pujara caught at short mid on. Broad complimented by removing Virat kohli who could score just one run.
Rahane is with Murali Vijay. he is on 32
Earlier, India won the toss and chose to bat first against England in the 1st of five test match series here Wednesday.
Stuart binny makes it in to the eleven. Rohit Sharma, Ashwin and Gautam Gambhir have been left out.
M Vijay, S Dhawan, CA Pujara, V Kohli, AM Rahane, RA Jadeja, MS Dhoni*†, STR Binny, B Kumar, I Sharma, Mohammed Shami.
AN Cook*, SD Robson, GS Ballance, IR Bell, JE Root, MM Ali, MJ Prior†, BA Stokes, SCJ Broad, LE Plunkett, JM Anderson
Here is live reporting
Stumps Day 1.
10:47 PM: India 259/4 after 90 overs
One run off the last over of the day
Dhoni spars at it and the edge runs down to third man to take him to a very confident half-century.
Plunkett to bowl the 90th over
10:42 PM: India 258/4 after 89 overs
Dhoni nudges into the leg side for a single and moves to 49
Ben Stokes comes into the attack and Dhoni faces him
10:37 PM: India 257/4 after 88 overs
This time he gets too straight and is flicked out to deep square for a single.
Dhoni worked Anderson into the leg side towards deep square for 2 runs.
10:33 PM: India 254/4 after 87 overs
Dhoni takes a single towards mid on
Dhoni facing Stuart Broad
10:28 PM: India 253/4 after 86 overs
Only one run conceded by Anderson in that over
Dhoni pushes towards the deeper of the cover fielders for a quick single
Dhoni shuffles across and defends to the leg side
10:23 PM: India 252/4 after 85 overs
Broad bowls maiden over to Murali Vijay
10:20 PM: India 252/4 after 84 overs
Dhoni went hard at it with a square drive and it was out of the reach of a leaping backward point for two runs.
Anderson to Dhoni
10:14 PM: India 250/4 after 83 overs
250 up for India in 82.2 overs
Dhoni gets right across outside off and works a length delivery to long leg who has just reinforced the leg side from cover for a single.
there's some intent from Dhoni who walks at delivery, gets himself outside off stump, and drives to mid-off . No run!
Stuart Broad shares the new ball with Anderson.
10:10 PM: India 249/4 after 82 overs
Anderson bowls another maiden over
The new ball has been taken. Anderson has it. Will start with two slips and Vijay on strike.
10:05 PM: India 249/4 after 81 overs
Dhoni has driven it straight of Broad at mid-off for FOUR!
Joe Root comes to bowl
There won't be new ball for now
10:02 PM: India 243/4 after 80 overs
Dhoni and Vijay are playing on 35 and 121 respectively.
He drives Plunkett on the up square through the off side for a boundary.
Vijay flicked it off his pads for a couple.
9:58 PM: India 237/4 after 79 overs
Vijay punches Ali through the mid wicket for FOUR!
9:55 PM: India 230/4 after 78 overs
Plunkett shifts to over the wicket for Vijay
Plunkett to Dhoni, he takes a single over backward of square
9:50 PM: India 228/4 after 77 overs
This time Vijay goes big! a couple of steps down the pitch and he lofts Moeen straight down the ground over long-off for SIX!
Ali to Vijay
Dhoni uses his crease nicely to get a shorter delivery away square into the off side for three runs.
Ali to Dhoni
9:46 PM: India 219/4 after 76 overs
Vijay keeps it back of a length, this time outside off, punched off the back foot straight of mid-off for a couple.
Liam Plunkett returns and Murali Vijay is on strike
9:41 PM: 6 runs off that over and India are 217/4 after 75 overs
He is round the wicket with a slip in place.
Moeen Ali to bowl to Dhoni
Time for drinks and the new ball is six overs away
9:35 PM: India 211/4 after 74 overs
Anderson bowls a maiden over to Vijay
9:32 PM: India 211/4 after 73 overs
Dhoni doesn't move his feet but throws his bat at that, gets a thick outside edge to third man boundary.
Dhoni shuffles across the stumps and whips the full delivery wide of midwicket for a quick single
Dhoni facing Ben Stokes
9:25 PM: India 205/4 after 72 overs
A maiden over!
Anderson is really keeping it tight for Vijay.
Anderson to Murali Vijay
9:22 PM: India 205/4 after 71 overs
He conceded only one run this over.
Ben Stokes is bowling to Dhoni
9:17 PM: India 204/4 after 70 overs
Dhoni goes again! This time it is fuller. He crouches down and steers it fine on the off side.
India completes their 200 in 69.1 overs
Dhoni punches Anderson's overpitched delivery to extra cover gap for FOUR!
9:14 PM: India 196/4 after 69 overs
Dhoni takes a single. he is on 10.
Murali clipped Stokes to deep backward square leg for a single.
Murali completes his century with a cheeky single
09:07PM : India 188/4 after 67 overs
Dhoni take a single off Stokes, gives strike to Murali
09:03PM : India 187/4 after 66 overs
Murali will remain on 99, will have to wait for next over
Murali finding it difficult to score that one run for his century
Plunkett to Murali
Dhoni takes three runs, Murali on strike
Murali is on 99. He is at the non striker end
08:59PM : India 184/4 after 65 overs
Murali drives, FOUR, reaches 99
08:54PM : India 180/4 after 64 overs
With a single Murali reaches 95
Plunkett bowling to Murali
08:51PM : India 179/4 after 63 overs
Murali pushes Broad for a single
Murali is on 93
Broad to Murali
08:47PM : India 178/4 after 62 overs
Dhoni tries to pull Plunkett, no run
Plunkett to Dhoni
08:43PM : India 178/4 after 61 overs
Broad bowling to Murali
Dhoni joins Murali
Rahane was caught by Cook off Plunkett, made 32 runs
India 178/4 after 60 overs
08:15PM : India 177/3 after 59 overs
Rahane cuts Moeen, three runs
Moeen Ali bowling, it might me a last over before tea
08:13PM : India 171/3 after 58 overs
Plunkett bowling to Murali who is on 90
08:09PM : India 171/3 after 57 overs
08:06PM : India 167/3 after 56 overs
08:00PM : India 166/3 after 55 overs
Moeen Ali to continue
07:59PM : India 163/3 after 54 overs
Murali again takes advantage of vacant third man, FOUR
07:54PM : India 155/3 after 53 overs
Rahane sweeps, four
Rahane cuts, two runs
Moeen, off spinner, brought back in to the attack
07:51PM : India 147/3 after 52 overs
Murali Vijay is on 80
07:47PM : India 146/3 after 51 overs
Murali cuts, FOUR
Murali cover drives Plunkett for FOUR
Plunkett bowling to Murali
07:43PM : India 138/3 after 50 overs
Rahane has faced 51 deliveries for his 14 runs
Murali back foot tap earns him three runs
07:39PM : India 135/3 after 49 overs
07:34PM : India 133/3 after 48 overs
Rahane pushes on off side for a single
Stokes bowls short, out side off, no run
Stokes bowling to Rahane
Stokes replaces Broad
07:31PM : India 132/3 after 47 overs
Murali pushes on on side for 2 runs
Flowing off drive by Murali off Plunkett goes for FOUR
Plunkett to continue
07:27PM : India 126/3 after 46 overs
Rahane goes on back foot to defend Broad
Murali plays off his pads to get a single
Broad bowling from the pavallion end
07:23PM : India 125/3 after 45 overs
Plunkett consistently bowling out side the off stump
Murali takes a quick single to reach 61(129)
Plunkett to Murali
07:16PM : India 124/3 after 44 overs
07:11PM : India 120/3 after 43 overs
Appeal for LBW but ball took the edge of the bat
Stokes to Murali, short of length, no run
07:07PM : India 120/3 after 42 overs
Bouncer followed by a slower one
A well directed bouncer by Anderson to Rahane
07:03PM : India 120/3 after 41 overs
Appeal for caught behind, turned down by the Umpire
Stokes bowling better in his second spell
Stokes bowling to Murali
06:59PM : India 120/3 after 40 overs
Anderson dragged Rahane forward but concedes FOUR
Murali on 60, Rahane on 4
Anderson getting movements in the air too
Anderson continuing from one end
06:55PM : India 115/3 after 39 overs
Stokes given the ball
06:51PM : India 115/3 after 38 overs
Anderson has taken two wickets for 45 runs
06:47PM : India 115/3 after 37 overs
Rahane straight drives Broad for FOUR
Rahane has faced nine balls but yet to open his acoount
Broad bowling to Rahane with three slips in place
06:43PM : India 111/3 after 36 overs
Murali flicks Anderson for FOUR
India have lost two wickets after lunch adding just one run
06:39PM : India 107/3 after 35 overs
India is on back foot now
Rahane edges Broad but ball falls short of slip fielder
06:35PM : India 107/3 after 34 overs
After fall of two quick wickets even a well settled batsman Murali looking tentative
Anderson beats Murali out side the off, almost took an edge...
Anderson and Broad are now getting the ball talk
06:31PM : India 107/3 after 33
Ajinkya Rahane joins Murali
Kohli edged Broad to second slip, made just 1 run
Its a testing time for Kohli after losing Pujara unexpectedly
Broad bowling to kohli
Anderson is now able to reverse swing the ball
06:25PM : India 107/2 after 32 overs
Kohli opens his account with a single
Virat Kohli joins Murali
Pujara OUT, caught at short mid-on by Bell off Anderson
06:20PM : India 106/1 after 31 overs
Broad bowling to Murali
Play about to resume after lunch
India 106/1 at Lunch
Last over being bowled before Lunch
05:32PM : India 105/1 after 29 overs
Broad tries a shirt pitched delivery on Murali but he lets it go
05:29PM : India 104/1 after 28 overs
Pujara defends Plunkett's delivery with abody, umpire signals no run
05:26PM : india 104/1 after 27 overs
Broad starts his second over with a maiden over
Broad back in to the attack
05:21PM : India 104/1 after 26 overs
Pujara pushes Plunett through the off side for FOUR
Pujara hits a boundary off Plunkett towards thirdman
Plunkett to Pujara, 2 runs
05:16PM : India 94/1 after 25 overs
Moeen to continue
05:13PM : India 91/1 after 24 overs
With another front foot drive Murali completes his half century
05:10PM : India 83/1 after 23 overs
Full tossed ball, dispatched for FOUR by Pujara
Spinner Moeen Ali brought in
05:05PM : India 79/1 after 22 overs
English bowlers are not getting any swing and wasim Akram suggests they should try using the pitch or something else
05:02PM : India 77/1 after 21 overs
Murali pushes Plunkett for a single
Murali Vijay almost played on in the previous over
Murali's backfoot drives yields FOUR runs for India, he reaches 47
Moeen's first two flighted delivery to Pujara, no run
Pujara on the front foot, drives Stokes for FOUR through covers
04:58PM : India 71/1 after 20 overs
Pujara turns Stokes for a single
Pujara flashes and FOUR
04:54PM : India 66/1 after 19 0vers
Plunkett bowling round the wicket
04:50PM : India 65/1 after 18 overs
04:PM : India 63/1 after 17 overs
Murali hits Plunkett's full tossed ball for a FOUR
Plunkett to bowl his second over
04:43PM : India 58/1 after 16 overs
Murali steals a single, reaches 35
Murali on drives Stokes for FOUR
Stokes is keeping both the Indian batsmen quite
Ben Stokes to Murali
Play resumes after drinks break
04:36PM : India 53/1 after 15 overs. Drinks break
Murali on 30(37) and Pujara on 10(27)
Liam Plunkett given the ball
04:33PM : India 53/1 after 14 overs
04:29PM : India 51/1 after 13 overs
Pujara plays an uppish shot off Anderson, goes over the slip for FOUR
04:26PM : India 47/1 after 12 overs
Murali Vijay has hit seven boundaries so far, six of them through slip courdon.
Ben Stokes brought in to the attack, replacing Broad
04:21PM : India 46/1 after 11 overs
Murali hits Anderson for FOUR on the up through the covers
04:18PM : India 42/1 after 10 overs
Pujara flicks Broad for FOUR
Murali is looking solid. He is on 15 with six FOURS
04:13PM : India 38/1 after 9 overs
Commentators are surprised to see England starting with a flat track which is full of runs
04:09PM : India 34/1 after 8 overs
Pujara joins Murali after fall of Dhawan who made 12 runs
04:04PM : India 33/1
Dhawan OUT, caught by wicketkeeper
Anderson teases Dhawan out side the off stump but Dhawan restrains himself
More runs for Dhawan through on side
Murali steals a single off Anderson, reaches 21
03:58PM : India 30/0 after six overs
Dhawan's gentle pusthrough cover earns him two runs
03:54PM : India 26/0 after five overs
Murali again finds thick edge and gets a boundary
Anderson beats Murali out side the off stump
Once again Murali finds third man area for FOUR
Murali on 12, Dhawan on 6
03:50PM : India 18/0 after 4 overs
Broad tries a short pitched delivery but Dhawan lets it go
Dhawan leans forward to defend broad good length ball
03:46PM : India 18/0 after 3 overs
Dhawan pushes Anderson on on side for three runs
Again Dhawan on front foot and again a solid defense
Dhawan goes on front foot for a solid defense.
Dhawan tucked away Anderson for 2 runs
03:41PM : India 13/0 after 2 overs
Broad tempting Murali out side the off stump
Shikhar Dhawan gently pushes the ball towards short cover and gets a single
Chris Broad to start second over
03:36 PM: India 12/0 after 1 over
Murali hits another FOUR with on drive
Murali tried to leave out going ball but it took a thick edge and went for FOUR through slip
James Anderson first two balls swing away from Murali
Game is about to begin. Murali Vijay would take the strike. Dhawan is non striker end
The pitch - looks good for batting. It has a smattering of dry grass. Only first two hours to worry about. The experts say it's a bat first pitch.