Mumbai: The first day of the 2nd Test between India and England at Mumbai, the picth seemed like fourth day of the match. It offered a lot of turn. Turn, which was exploited by M.Panesar and Graeme Swann as the Indians were sent back to the hut without being allowed to make note worthy contributions. The only man who showed outstanding performance in that pitch is none other than the centurion, Cheteshwar Pujara.
Pujara came in to bat when India was in critical position at 4/1faltered to 60/3 He handed situation clevrly and maintained the wickets at the other end India’s new man at number three responded terrifically and showed his magnificent skill against spin, Pujara was supported by skipper Dhoni and tailender Ashwin.The man in form. Pujara ended the day on 114 not out, in an innings
that comprised ten boundaries. At stumps, India were 266/6.