Riding on brilliant centuries from opener Murali Vijay (126) and Cheteshwar Pujara (124), India reached 319/4 at stumps on day three of the opening Test against England here on Friday.
England, however, took two quick wickets of Vijay and night-watchman Amit Mishra (0) after dismissing Pujara in the post-tea session to level the proceedings and ended the day with the hosts trailing by 218 runs.
Earlier, Vijay and Pujara forged a 209-run stand for the second wicket to deny England early inroads after the dismissal of opener Gautam Gambhir (29). At stumps, skipper Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 26.
Pujara weathered some rough attention from the England pacers in the early part of his innings, but carried on to add 209 runs with Vijay, for the second wicket.
England pacer Stuart Broad claimed the only wicket to fall so far on the third day, trapping opener Gautam Gambhir for figures of 1/32.
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