Virender Sehwag cracked his firstcentury in more than two years as India came up with a solidbatting display to take control of the first cricket Testagainst England in Ahmedabad today.
Sehwag, who has been woefully out of form for long,notched up his 23rd Test century with a run-a-ball 117, whileCheteshwar Pujara was just two runs short of his ton as thehosts cruised to 323 for four at close on the opening day.
Giving Pujara company was comeback man Yuvraj Singh, whowas batting on 24, on a dry Sardar Patel track which hasalready shown signs of assisting the slow bowlers.
Off-spinner Graeme Swann did the damage for the visitors,scalping all the four wickets that fell today, and peggedIndia back to some extent after the roaring start Sehwagprovided to the team.
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