Day 2 started with another hundred for England as Moeen Ali, batting on overnight's 99, scored the remaining one run to bring up his first hundred away from home. His previous best was a fifty against Bangladesh in Bangladesh.
India managed to get rid of Moeen Ali shortly after his hundred but more struggle was in store for the visitors, on a very flat surface in Rajkot. There was nothing happening for both seamers and spinners, and batsmen were in complete control of proceedings. (Source: PTI)
Virat Kohli tried everything but seemed to be in a defensive mode when the partnership between Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow started developing. Bairstow was in a positive mood before getting undone by Mohammed Shami. (Source: PTI)
Bairstow was looking good on 46 before he was out caught behind off Shami's bowling for 46. Saha did the job behind the stumps and India picked another wicket.
Job was not done by England. After two hundreds, it was time for No.3 as Ben Stokes dropped anchor to give the scoreboard further push with the lower-order. Stokes hit his fourth hundred, and has now managed to score one hundred each in continent.
Stokes hand was applauded by Indian fielders. Seen here: Ajinkya Rahane congratulates Stokes while Kohli looks on in the background. Umesh Yadav picked Stokes when he was out caught-behind after scoring a brilliant 128.
In reply, India were off to a solid start with Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay. Returning to international arena, Gambhir started with a couple of impressive boundaries and countered spin well in the middle. (Source: Reuters)
Murali Vijay, too, was in his usual elements as he remained unbeaten on 25, off 70 balls, hitting four boundaries in the process. India were 63/0 when umpires called stumps and still trail England's total by 474 runs. (Source: AP)