Murali Vijay

India trail Oz by 422 runs at end of day two as Smith's 192 guides hosts to gigantic 530

Murali VijayMelbourne, Dec 27 : India trail Australia by 422 runs with nine wickets remaining at the draw of stumps on the second day of the fiercely competed third Test in Melbourne.

Resuming batting on the second day, skipper Steve Smith played an impressive knock of 192 runs to guide Australia's total 530.

Returning pace all rounder Ryan Harris contributed vital 74 runs, with wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin scoring an impressive half century in the hosts' massive first innings total.

As India went into bat after rounding off the Australian batting line-up for 530 , they amassed 108 runs for the loss of opener Shikhar Dhawan's wicket at the draw of stumps on day two of the Boxing Day Test.

Vijay, Pujara grind South African bowlers

Vijay-PujaraDurban, Dec 26 : India opening batsman Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara struck half centuries to grind the South African bowlers on the first day of the Boxing Day Test at the Kingsmead here Thursday.

Vijay was batting on 76 and Pujara on 55 as India reached 163 for one at tea. India scored 87 runs in the second session as Vijay and Pujara scored easily on a track that offered little lateral movement to the South African pacers.

India 266/8 at stumps on day two

Murali-Vijay1New Delhi, March 23 : India were 266 for eight, four runs ahead of Australia's first innings total, at stumps on day two of the fourth Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Saturday.

Bhuveshwar Kumar was batting on 10 as the day ended with the dismissal of Ravichandran Ashwin, who made 12. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made 57 and 52.

Nathan Lyon took five wickets for Australia. (IANS)

Murali Vijay completes 1000 Test runs

Murali-VijayNew Delhi, March 23 : Opening batsman Murali Vijay crossed the 1000-run mark here Saturday during his knock of 57 in India's first innings on the second day of the fourth Test against Australia.

In the process, Vijay became the 59th India batsman to reach 1000 Test runs and fourth from Tamil Nadu after Kris Srikkanth (2062), Sadagoppan Ramesh (1367) and Dinesh Karthik (1000).

Vijay has also taken a liking to the Australian bowling attack having scored his first, 500th and 1000th Test run against the men from Down Under. His first run came in Nagpur (2008), 500th in Bangalore (2010) and 1000th here at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

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