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Sachin-Vijay Steady Innings after early hiccups

Published: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 11:07 [IST]
 
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India off to steady start

India managed to score 128 runs for the loss of two wickets at the end of day's play on the second day of the Bangalore test.

After early in-roles made by Australia in the form of Sehwag and Rahul Dravid the partnership between Murali Vijay and Sachin Tendulkar has managed to steady the Indian Innings.

Chasing the Australian first Innings score of 478 openers Virendra Sehwag and Murali Vijay started off the Indian Innings in a positive manner.While Shewag was in his own swift touch as always, Vijay looked to provide him with the appropriate support from the other end.

Both the openers added a quick 37 runs partnership Sehwag dominating the statistics with 30 runs.But the swashbuckling opener from Delhi did not

lasted too long as he was dismissed by Ben Hilfenaus of a short delivery caught by Michell Johnson with 30 runs to his name.

Referred to as the wall of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid could not stand his ground for much long in this innings and fell to Johnson. He chased the wide delivery outside the off stump from Johnson and gave a simple catch to North in the slips who can hardly put a foot wrong in this match.

At his dissmisal walked in the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who along with the youngster at the other end started the rebuilding of the Innings.

At the end of days play Tendulkar was on the score of 44 having faced 88 deliveries and standing strong to support him on the other end was Murali Vijay with an unbeaten 42 of 83 deliveries.

The supporters at the Chinnaswamy Stadium were put to a special treat when the Little Master went past 14,000 runs to become the only player in the history of the game to achieve such figures.Even the Australian skipper could not stop himself from applauding such mesmerizing effort.

Earlier in the day Australia put up a huge first innings total of 478 courtesy a super century by Marcus North(128) and half centuries by Ponting(77), Watson(57) and Tim Pain(59) respectively.

India trail by 350 runs as the play concluded for the second day.

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