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India reach 415/7 at lunch on day 2 vs England

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Visakhapatnam, Nov 18 (IANS) Off-spinner Moeen Ali put India on the backfoot, claiming three quick wickets in the morning session as the hosts reached 415/7 at lunch on day two of the second Test against England at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Friday.

Resuming at 317/4, India started well with skipper Virat Kohli and all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin taking India over the 350-run mark before Ali removed Kohli for a brilliant 167 and then dismissed stumper Wriddhiman Saha (3) and Ravindra Jadeja (0).

Ashwin (47 not out) and debutant Jayant Yadav (26 not out) were at the crease when the umpires called for lunch.

Brief Scores: India 415/7 (Virat Kohli 167, Cheteshwar Pujara 119, Ravichandran 47 not out, James Anderson 3-62, Moeen Ali 3-77)

--IANS

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