Day 2 - Session 3 updates:
India at 421/7 At Stumps In Hyderabad. KL Rahul 86, Ravindra Jadeja 81*, Joe Root 77/2
India looking quite assured at this stage and another hour of similar batting could ensure a 150-run lead. Jadeja passes 50 as India soars to 90. Solid innings from the all-rounder as he backs up his wickets with some useful runs.
Also out comes the sword celebration. India's lead is now over 100. One would have to say they are currently in pole position. England, meanwhile, must bat out of their skins in their 2nd innings to avoid an innings defeat, which is well on the cards.
Out of nowhere, Joe Root has produced the breakthrough as KS Bharat fails to make his chance fully count, but has still cracked a solid 41 to put India in a formidable position. England have got one more as a suicidal run results in Ravichandran Ashwin's departure for 1. Can England keep India below 370-380 tops?
With Ravindra Jadeja set and Axar Patel more than a handy batter, it seems India should cross the 400-run mark comfortably.
Jadeja and Axar are keeping India's batting sailing as the hosts are past 400-run mark in the first innings.
The Day 2 of the first Test has come to end with India posting a total of 421/7. Ravindra Jadeja scored an unbeaten 81, while Axar Patel contributed with an unbeaten 35 off 62 balls.
Day 2 - Session 2 updates:
Rehan Ahmed starts the proceedings for England in the 2nd session as they look to stop India from getting a healthy lead. Rehan Ahmed makes the first breakthrough of the session as he gets Shreyas Iyer to break the 64-run stand.
In walks Ravindra Jadeja, as India still have the formidable duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin in the pavilion. The home side have now crossed the lead as KL Rahul pumps Rehan Ahmed down the ground for a maximum.
Ominous signs for England as Team India's lead crosses 30. Another strong partnership brewing as KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have added an unbeaten 58 so far.
Yet another player misses out on a hundred after coming close. KL Rahul looks to clear the mid-wicket boundary, but holes out to Rehan Ahmed as Tom Hartley gets his 2nd wicket. Rahul has to depart for 86, but he has put India in front. KS Bharat, who is yet to make a half-century in his Test career, has an opportunity to stamp his authority.
India have also breached the 300-run mark. Both Jadeja and Bharat have looked solid.
Day 2 - Session 1 Updates:
Joe Root starts the proceedings for England on day 2 as he bowls to Yashasvi Jaiswal. But Jaiswal cracks a boundary on the 2nd ball of the day. But Root has got Jaiswal. What a moment! Root has hanged on to one off his own bowling to deny the left-hander a hundred and has to go for 80.
KL Rahul joins Shubman Gill. Ben Stokes might have missed an opportunity here as the England captain fails to spot a miscued hoick. Tom Hartley is into his 12th over and continues to leak runs.
Shubman Gill fails to capitalize on his start as he chips one to mid-wicket. Tom Hartley gets some reward after being hammered for runs. Shreyas Iyer strokes a boundary to bring up the half-century partnership with KL Rahul, who brings up his half-century. India now trail by less than 40.
India win the opening session as they score well over 100 runs despite losing a couple of wickets. The partnership between KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer is an unbroken 63*. England seem to be well behind the game now. At tea on day 2, India's lead have soared to 63, with Ravindra Jadeja poised to bring up a half-century.
Recap of day 1:
England had chosen to bat first after visiting captain Ben Stokes won the toss. Openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley led the way with a 55-run partnership, but Indian bowlers hit back with 3 quick wickets. Following another 50-run stand between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes' contribution of 70 was the only standout one as his 70 lifted the tourists to 246.
Among India's bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja starred with 3 wickets each. Yashasvi Jaiswal backed the hosts' bowling performance with a blistering half-century, notably pummeling debutant Tom Hartley for two sixes in his first over in Test cricket. He raced to 76 off 70 deliveries at Stumps as Team India cut the deficit to 127 heading to day 2 with 9 wickets in hand.