England ended the day on 41-3 after India declared their first innings putting up a mammoth 521 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara was not out on 206 and Pragyan Ojha was yet to get off the mark when the decision was taken.
India have made a great start to their bowling innings too. Ashwin has dismissed Jonathan Trott and Nick Compton and Pragyan Ojha has taken the wicket of James Anderson.
Pujara, flawless on day one, scored his 2nd Test century — it took him 374 balls and 21 fours to reach 200. Yuvraj Singh missed out on a century, heaving a catch to Swann at deep mid-wicket. He was out on 74.
Day one was typically dominated by the batsmen. The pitch rarely offered anything for the bowlers apart from a bit of sharp turn from Graeme Swann, who made use of it and took all four of the Indian wickets.
But Virender Sehwag (117) and Gautam Gambhir (45) had already set the tone for India.
Here’s all the action, as it happened:
India 323-4 at end of play on day one
Yuvraj 24*, Pujara 98*
While most Indian batsmen impressed, Sachin Tendulkar was wasteful in getting himself out with a lofted shot to mid-on and Virat Kohli was bowled through the gate by Swann when he was on 19.