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Ind vs Eng Test: Vijay-Dhoni duo lead India to 259/4 at stumps Day 1

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

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: July 10, 2014 9:21 IST ]
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ind vs eng test vijay dhoni duo lead india to 259/4 at stumps day 1

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.

Team from:

India Team
M Vijay, S Dhawan, CA Pujara, V Kohli, AM Rahane, RA Jadeja, MS Dhoni*†, STR Binny, B Kumar, I Sharma, Mohammed Shami.

England Team
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

Rahane out

Tea break

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

Drinks break

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

India 107/3


KOHLI OUT

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

India 106/2

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.


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