England dismiss Murali Vijay as India reach 342-5 in morning session

England find breakthrough after frustrating start
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England dismiss Murali Vijay after a frustrating start to day two of the first Test against India, who reach lunch on 342-5 at Trent Bridge.

England finally found the breakthrough at Trent Bridge by dismissing the wicket of Murali Vijay before lunch, with India on 342-5 on day two of the first Test.

The tourists began the day on 259-4, and could have been another wicket down in the early stages of the session following Stuart Broad's delivery to MS Dhoni.

The Indian batsman drove the ball between wicketkeeper Matt Prior and slip, but the England player failed to keep the ball in his gloves as he dived to his right to catch it.

England's bowlers, including Broad, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Moeen Ali, continued to be halted by Dhoni and Vijay until James Anderson sent Vijay packing for an lbw, which wouldn't have stood if India had opted to use DRS in their Test matches.

The 30-year-old left the crease having hit 146 runs from 361 deliveries, while Dhoni remains unbeaten on 81 and Ravindra Jadeja, who starting off by hitting Ali for two sixes, sits unbeaten on 24.

ndia's Murali Vijay celebrates after reaching his century as England bowler James Anderson (R) looks on during play on day 1 of the first cricket Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England, on July 9, 2014
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