PHOTOS: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara batter England on Day 1 at Vizag

Virat Kohli scored his 14th Test ton, riding on 15 boundaries. He is playing his 50 Test match, in which he scored his seventh century as skipper.

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Visakhapatnam, Nov 18: Riding on brilliant centuries by skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, India posted a commanding 317/4 against England on the opening day of the second Test match at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Thursday (Nov 17).

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Kohli (151) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1) were at the crease when umpires concluded the day's play. Pujara made 119, hitting 12 boundaries and two sixes. It was his 10th Test century and his third hundred in four innings.

Kohli then scored his 14th Test ton, riding on 15 boundaries. He is playing his 50 Test match, in which he scored his seventh century as skipper.

The Kohli-Pujara pair put on 226 runs for the third wicket, that proved to be the key element of the day and wrested the initiative from England. The visitors started the day brilliantly, reducing the hosts to 22/2 after five overs.

Here are the images from play on Day 1: 

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara batter England on Day 1

Cheteshwar Pujara dives to complete a run during the 1st day of the 2nd Test cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Cheteshwar Pujara slams 3rd consecutive Test hundred

Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates after scoring a century during the 1st day of the 2nd Test cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Kohli-Pujara put up 228 run stand

Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates with captain Virat Kohli after scoring a century during the 1st day of the 2nd Test cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Captain Virat Kohli leads from the front

Indian captain Virat Kohli in action during the 1st day of the 2nd Test cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Virat Kohli slams 14th Test hundred in 50th match

Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century during the 1st day of the 2nd Test cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Dog forces early tea on Day 1

A stray dog disrupts play during the 1st day of 2nd Test Cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Fans support Indian team at Vizag

School children supporting the Indian cricket team during the 1st day of the 2nd Test cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

India batsman frustrate England bowlers

England Captain Alastair Cook and bowler Stuart Broad during the 1st day of 2nd Test Cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Ajinkya Rahane fails to perform in first innings

Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the 1st day of 2nd Test Cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

India post 317/4 at stumps on Day 1

Virat Kohli shakes hands with an England player after the end of play on Day 1 of 2nd Test Cricket match against England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

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