Alastair Cook began his reign as England's full-time Test captain with an unbeaten century that revived the tourists in their opening match of the Indian tour on Wednesday. (All AFP Photos and text)
The left-handed opener was on 112 and Samit Patel made 82 not out as England fought back to post 286-4 by stumps on the second day of the three-day match against India 'A' at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.
Yuvraj Singh followed his 59 on Tuesday with the wickets of Pietersen and Ian Bell in successive overs of left-arm spin to reduce the tourists to 133-4 midway through the post-lunch session.
Kevin Pietersen, playing for the first time in an England shirt since August, hit a six and three boundaries before being dismissed for 23.
In the absence of specialist spinners, skipper Suresh Raina too bowled 16 overs and gave away 43 runs plus Jonathan Trott's wicket.
MS Dhoni in a press gathering on Wednesday sounded skeptical about Yuvraj Singh's Test return and probably he was right. Yuvi seen here taking medicines during break against England in the tour match.
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