Published On:Sunday, March 3, 2013
Posted by Anoop Sharma
Today, surprising performance by Murali Vijay (129*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (162*), printed their names into the book of records with an unbroken partnership of 294 for the second wicket and which drove India to a lead of 74.India ended 2nd day of test on 311 for 1.
Second day of test can be divided into three phases
2. After the tea break the final scored jumped out to be 106 in the second session of the day which was an average performance but they succeeded to save the wickets. And this proves to be good enough to demoralize Aussies bowlers.
3. In the final two hours of the day they crushed the lazy Australian bowling attack.
They best part of today’s game was that India didn’t lose any wicket after the first 10 minutes of the beginning. As today’s game proceeded towards end the pace of batsmen to score the run gradually increased, The wall of each of their 50-run stands was enough to show how well the pair paced their innings: The first 50 runs took 157 balls (very slow), the second 50 came in 97 balls (average), the third 50 came in 80 balls (good) but the fourth fifty in just 65 followed by the last and fifth 50 in just 50 balls.
Sehwag scored 6 runs in 19 balls with 1 four having strike rate of 31.57
Vijay scored 129 not out in 288 balls with 17 fours and 2 sixes having strike rate of 44.79
Pujara scored 162* in 251 balls with 25 fours and 1 six having strike rate of 64.54