Day one: India 323, Swann 4

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And yet, the Saurashtra boy reached his 50 in just 67 balls. He cut Swann against the turn in a manner reminiscent of India's previous number three, rose on his toes to crash Anderson in front of point, and skipped down the track to twice thread Swann between short cover and mid off.

Shutters down

As close of play neared, Pujara downed shutters, unmindful of the approaching landmark, and scored just 22 in 107 balls before taking two fours off Anderson in the last over of the day to stay unbeaten on 98.

At the other end, with Swann settling into a beautiful rhythm and Anderson bowling a tight off-stump line with just a hint of reverse into the right-handers, Kohli stayed on zero for 29 balls before he got off the mark by driving Stuart Broad down the ground for four. Soon, Swann bowled Kohli, but not after he had seen Jonathan Trott drop him at slip.

With Anderson's lapse against Pujara, Prior's spilled chance down the leg side off Anderson against Sehwag, and a missed - if difficult - stumping off Swann against Gautam Gambhir, that took England's total of lapses to four.

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