Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2: Vijay, Pujara Tons Put India In Command
India vs Sri Lanka , 2nd Test Day 2, Highlights: Opener Murali Vijay hit a sublime century on comeback to help India close in on Sri Lanka's 205 on day two of the second Test in Nagpur on Saturday.
Centuries from Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara powered India to 312-2 on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur on Saturday. The overnight batsmen put together a 209-run partnership for the second wicket to take the hosts past Sri Lanka's 205. They led by 107 runs in the first innings. Pujara, on 121, was batting alongside skipper Virat Kohli, on 54, at close of play. Veteran spinner Rangana Herath got Vijay out for 128 in the only wicket of the day. Vijay, who was returned to the team in place of Shikhar Dhawan after a long injury lay-off, made the most of his dropped catch on 61 when Dilruwan Perera failed to hold on to a chance at short mid-on off paceman Lahiru Gamage. (SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, DAY 2, straight from Nagpur, Maharashtra
16:41 IST: That's STUMPS in Nagpur.
India 312/2 in 98 overs, lead by 107 runs
Cheteshwar Pujara 121*
Virat Kohli 54*
Murali Vijay 128
Rangana Herath 1/45
16:37 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli brings up his 15th Test half-century.
16:33 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli moves to 47 with a boundary towards sweeper cover region.
16:31 IST: 3 overs left in the day.
16:23 IST: Pujara celebrates his 14th Test ton.
16:13 IST: FOUR! Kohli sends Shanaka towards mid on for a boundary. Excellent shot from the Indian skipper.
16:12 IST: FOUR! Pujara guides Perera towards fine leg for a boundary. India 277/2, lead by 72 runs.
16:10 IST: 9 overs left in day's play.
15:58 IST: CENTURY! Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his 14th Test century. Incredible innings from the right-hander.
15:42 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara moves to 95 with a boundary off Lakmal towards deep mid-wicket.
15:32 IST: Drinks are on the field now! India 245/2, lead by 40 runs.
15:23 IST: FOUR! Kohli smashes Perera towards long on for another boundary. India 237/2, lead by 32 runs.
15:15 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli comes forward and smashes Herath towards mid on for a boundary. India 229/2, lead by 24 runs.
15:12 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Rangana Herath. Umpire says NOT OUT. Chandimal goes for a review. Replay shows there is bat first and then pad. Kohli is safe.
15:09 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara sends Dilruwan Perera towards long on for a boundary. He moves to 84 with this boundary.
15:07 IST: BIG WICKET! Rangana Herath ends Murali Vijay's stay at 128. Full toss from Rangana Herath. Vijay goes for a sweep but fails to connect it well. Easy catch for Dilruwan Perera. India 216/2, lead by 11 runs.
15:01 IST: 200-run stand comes up between Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay. India 211/1, lead by 6 runs.
14:55 IST: The Unstoppable Pujara
14:47 IST: Dimuth Karunaratne takes the field at forward short leg position.
14:46 IST: Samarawickrama is going off the field.
14:44 IST: Murali Vijay sweeps right with force. The ball has hit Sadeera Samarawickrama at forward short leg. The Sri Lankan is in pain. Physio is out to attend him.
14:40 IST: FOUR! Murali Vijay plays a reverse sweep and hits the ball for a boundary.
14:36 IST: Murali Vijay hits the ball hard towards sweeper cover. He will get a couple.
14:35 IST: Sri Lanka have brought spinners from both ends. A slip and leg slip for Pujara and Vijay.
14:31 IST: Hello and welcome back! Third and final session gets underway.
14:17 IST: That's TEA on Day 2. India 185/1, trail by 20 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara 71*
Murali Vijay 106*
14:08 IST: FOUR! Pujara picks the ball and pulls it towards fine leg. India 184/1, trail by 21 runs
14:00 IST: Here's how Murali Vijay celebrated his 10th Test century.
13:50 IST: CENTURY! Murali Vijay brings up his 10th Test century. What a moment for the Tamil Nadu cricketer. Incredible innings.
13:36 IST: A loud caught behind appeal by Dilruwan Perera. Umpire says NOT OUT. Sri Lanka have asked for a review. Replay shows there is no edge. Vijay is safe.
13:31 IST: Here's how Pujara celebrated his 17th Test fifty.
13:28 IST: FOUR! Murali Vijay moves to 90s with a boundary towards third man off Shanaka.
13:23 IST: FOUR! Clever shot from Vijay. The right-hander plays a reverse sweep and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary.
13:17 IST: FIFTY! Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his 17th Test half-century. India 136/1, trail by 69 runs.
13:15 IST: FOUR! Pujara goes on back-foot and drives the ball towards covers for a boundary. India 135/1, trail by 70 runs.
13:13 IST: Pujara flicks it down the leg side. He will get a couple.
13:01 IST: SIX! Murali Vijay dances down the track and smashes Rangana Herath towards long off for a maximum. India 122/1, trail by 83 runs.
12:48 IST: 100-run stand comes up between Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay.
12:34 IST: DROPPED! Dilruwan Perera, at short mid-on, drops Murali Vijay on 61 runs. Second chance missed by Sri Lanka.
12:28 IST: 100 comes up for India in 41.4 overs, trail by 103 runs. Vijay 61*, Pujara 33*
12:26 IST: FOUR! Murali Vijay picks the ball nicely and smashes it towards long on for a boundary.
12:15 IST: Hello and welcome back! The second session gets underway.
11:34 IST: That's LUNCH in Nagpur. Amazing session for the hosts. 86 runs in 31 overs without losing a wicket. Murali Vijay notched up his 16th Test fifty and got a brilliant support from Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end. The partnership between Pujara and Vijay is now 90 runs.
India 97/1 in 39 overs, trail by 108 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara 33*
Murali Vijay 56*
11:30 IST: Last over before LUNCH.
11:16 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara plays this shot with straight bat. Stand and deliver. He sends Dilruwan Perera towards long-off for a boundary.
11:14 IST: Edged but safe! Pujara gets an outside edge. Ball falls short at the first slip.
11:12 IST: FIFTY! Murali Vijay scores his 16th half-century. India 86/1, trail by 119 runs.
11:07 IST: FOUR! Excellent shot from Pujara. The Saurashtra batsman goes on backfoot and punches the ball towards backward point for a boundary. India 82/1 in 33 overs, trail by 123 runs.
11:01 IST: Vijay comes forward and lofts this towards long-off. He will get a couple.
10:59 IST: FOUR! Murali Vijay comes forward and smashes Dilruwan Perera towards mid on for a boundary. He moves to 45.
10:53 IST: FOUR! Murali Vijay guides Dilruwan Perera towards sweeper cover for a boundary. India 61/1, trail by 144 runs.
10:50 IST: 50-run stand comes up between Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay.
10:46 IST: 50 comes up for India in 26.2 overs, trail by 154 runs. Vijay 30*, Pujara 13*
10:40 IST: Vijay flicks the ball towards backward square leg for a single. 1 run off Gamage's over. India 44/1
10:33 IST: DRINKS are on the field now. India 43/1 in 24 overs, trail by 162 runs.
10:28 IST: FOURTH consecutive maiden overs by Sri Lanka. Excellent stuff from Gamage.
10:12 IST: Excellent over from Rangana Herath. He tested Vijay with different variations in the over.
10:08 IST: FOUR! That's Pujara's special. The right-hander plays this with straight bat and sends the ball towards long-off. India 38/1 in 17 overs.
09:56 IST: FOUR! Pujara comes forward and guides Rangana Herath towards deep square leg for a boundary. Great use of feet from the right-hander.
09:49 IST: FOUR! Vijay gets a strike and sends the ball towards deep extra cover for a boundary. Excellent shot from him. India 26/1 in 12 overs.
09:48 IST: Did you miss captain Virat Kohli's love for dogs?
09:46 IST: Vijay plays this nicely towards backward square leg. He will get a couple. Excellent running between the wickets by Vijay and Pujara,
09:45 IST: 11 overs gone! India 20/1, trail by 185 runs.
09:26 IST: FOUR! Vijay gets a big stride and hits the ball towards covers. What a shot from the right-hander.
09:23 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage from Day 2 of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka in Nagpur.
India lost opener Lokesh Rahul to end the opening day at 11/1. Opener Murali Vijay (2 not out) and No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires called for the end of the day's play. For the visitors, paceman Lahiru Gamage picked up the solitary wicket of Rahul, who got an inside edge back onto his stumps after trying to flirt with a delivery outside the off-stump.
(With inputs from IANS)