PHOTOS: England batsmen pile up mammoth 537 runs against India on Day 2

England's first innings total was their third-highest ever in India.

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Rajkot, Nov 11: England posted a mammoth first innings total in their first innings against India on Day 2 of the opening Test here on Thursday (Nov 10).

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First all-rounder Moeen Ali slammed his fourth Test century and later Ben Stokes hit completed his ton as the visitors grilled Indian bowlers on the batsmen friendly Rajkot track.

(India Vs England, 1st Test: Here are the statistical highlights of Day 2)

England's first innings total was their third-highest ever in this country, showing their batsmen were in total control against Indian spinners especially Ravichandran Ashwin, who conceded 167 runs in 46 overs taking only two wickets.

At the end of the day's play, India were 63 without loss as openers Gautam Gambhir (28) and Murali Vijay (25) remained unbeaten at stumps.

India still need 275 more runs to avoid following on, on a track showing increasing signs of wear and tear after its easy-paced nature on day one yesterday.

Here are the images from second day's play:

Moeen Ali slams 4th Test ton

England batsman Moeen Ali celebrates his century on the second day of the first Test match against India in Rajkot on Thursday.

Ben Stokes plays a shot

England batsman Ben Stokes plays a shot on the second day of the first Test match against India in Rajkot on Thursday.

Moeen Ali departs at 117

Moeen Ali is bowled by Mohammed Shami on the second day of the first Test match against India in Rajkot on Thursday.

Stokes became the third century maker for England in 1st Test

Ben Stokes is greeted by Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli as he celebrates his century on the second day of the first Test match in Rajkot on Thursday.

Stokes made an attacking 128

Ben Stokes celebrates his century on the second day of the first Test match against India in Rajkot on Thursday.

Mohammad Shami sent Jonny Bairstow at 46

Mohammed shami celebrates the wicket of England batsman Jonny Bairstow on the second day of the first Test match in Rajkot on Thursday.

Gambhir remained unbeaten at 28 at stumps

Gautam Gambhir plays a shot on the second day of the first Test match against England in Rajkot on Thursday.

Murali Vijay began his innings patiently

Murali Vijay plays a shot on the second day of the first Test match against England in Rajkot on Thursday.

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