Pictures: India-England First Test Day 2

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Ahmedabad, Nov 16: Young Cheteshwar Pujara was in the spotlight on the second day of first Test between India and England as the right-hander scored his maiden Test double hundred. Pujara remained unbeaten on 206 as India declared at 521/8 in 160 overs.

Cheteshwar Pujara's day in Ahmedabad

Cheteshwar Pujara raises his bat after completing his second Test hundred, against England in Ahmedabad.

Pujara's fiancee is happy

Cheteshwar Pujara's fiancee Puja celebrates as the right-hander reached his century.

Yuvraj Singh hits half century on Test return

Yuvraj Singh heaves a sigh of relief after completing half century on return to Test cricket after more than a year.

Yuvraj Singh on the drive

Yuvraj Singh drives during his knock of 74 on Friday.

Pujara and Yuvraj take India to big total

Cheteshwar Pujara and Yuvraj Singh take a run during their century partnership on Friday.

Pujara pulls as England suffer

Cheteshwar Pujara pulls during his 206 not out knock on Friday against England in Ahmedabad.

Double celebrations in Ahmedabad

Cheteshwar Pujara is ecstatic after reaching his maiden Test double ton. He remained unbeaten on 206.

Pujara returns to pavilion after 206 not out

Cheteshwar Pujara and Pragyan Ojha return to the pavilion as India declared at 521/8. Pujara was 206 not out.

Concentrating hard is Pujara

Cheteshar Pujara eyes the ball as he plays a shot during his magnificent 206 not out against England on Friday.

Nick Compton fails against R Ashwin

England opener Nick Compton, on his Test debut, is bowled by R Ashwin in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Ashwin pushes England back

R Ashwin (back to the camera) celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Jonathan Trott on Friday.

MS Dhoni plays onto the stumps

MS Dhoni is bowled by Graeme Swann in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Thanks to Pujara's magnificent knock, India piled on the runs and have now batted England out of the match. Only chance for the visitors from here, is to save the Test.

This was Pujara's second century in Test and both have been big ones. Earlier, against New Zealand, in Hyderabad, he had made 159.

Pujara was in control right through his innings and there was never a rash stroke. Known for his big scores in domestic circuit, Pujara has shown that he can do that in Tests too.

To cheer Pujara, his fiancee Puja was in the stands.


Story first published:  Friday, November 16, 2012, 15:20 [IST]
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