Cheteshwar Pujara was included in the side and he thanked all for the chance by slamming his maiden Test century, against New Zealand. India took 307/5 from the day's play. (AFP images)
India won the toss and opted to bat. Gautam Gambhir (in pic) and Virender Sehwag opened the innings and both looked good for a bit. Gambhir (22) was the first to fall though.
With India on 125/3, Pujara who had come in at the dismissal of Gambhir, continued to show a lot of maturity in his innings.
Pujara was supported well by Virat Kohli (58) and the two set the right base for India's innings. The hosts ended the day with Pujara and skipper MS Dhoni at the crease.
Spectators in Hyderabad did miss their local hero - VVS Laxman - who recently retired from international cricket.