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England versus India test: Vijay scroes his fourth century

Article by Hiral Vilas

In second day of test match between India and England, India were 342 for five at lunch. Opener Vijay had fell lbw to Anderson for 146. Indian  Dhoni was 81 not out and Ravindra Jadeja 24 not out. Vijay scored his fourth century with 122 not out.

India resumed on 259 for four, with Vijay 122 not out and Dhoni, at the crease.

First day of match remained  gruelling  for England´s four seamers on a flat pitch that had precious little pace and bounce.

In these circumstances, they could ill-afford dropped catches. But when Dhoni drove loosely at a full-length Stuart Broad delivery and got a thick edge, wicketkeeper Matt Prior, diving to his right, floored the one-handed chance.

Anderson (4-2-9-0) and Broad (5-3-8-0), on his Nottinghamshire home ground, proved tough to play.England skipper Alastair Cook  innovative approach by packing the offside field in front of the wicket only for Dhoni to still get the ball through for four off Stokes. But Vijay´s near eight-hour innings eventually ended when he was lbw to Anderson, having faced 361 balls, including 25 fours and a six.