Wickets fail to India progress in afternoon session

Wickets fail to halt India progress
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Cheteshwar Pujara edge towards a double century as India finish the afternoon session of the second day's play of the first Test match against England on 502-6.

Cheteshwar Pujara went into tea two short of a double century as he led India to 502-6 against England in Ahmedabad.

Pujara continued his patient approach at the beginning of the session before a flurry of boundaries took him to an unbeaten knock of 198.

England had shown signs of improvement from a tiring morning session to take two India wickets.

Yuvraj Singh was dismissed soon after lunch for 78 after he sent a full toss from Samit Patel straight to Graeme Swann at long-on.

That brought MS Dhoni to the crease but after a 37-ball innings only resulted in five runs, he dragged an attempted sweep shot onto his own stumps to hand Swann his fifth wicket.

That appeared to hand England an opening to stamp some authority on the match but Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin began to bat aggressively for the hosts and they quickly conjured up a 58-run partnership as the two teams went off for tea.

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