India duo Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara dominated on day one of the second Test against England with each man securing a century in Visakhapatnam.
England's hopes were raised early on when Stuart Broad and James Anderson each claimed early wickets to reduce the hosts to 22-2. Kohli (151 not out) and Pujara (119) swiftly took control in front of the home crowd – with even the unexpected interruption of a dog invading the field failing to halt their rhythm – as they closed the day 317-4.
After being held to a draw in the first Test, India bit back on the opening day of the second with their star duo reaching 210/2 comfortably before tea, on the brink of their centuries before the unexpected visitor prompted the break four balls early.
Kohli secured smashed his 14th Test century in what was his 50th Test match off Ben Stokes' delivery, but had to survive a scare at 56 when Adil Rashid was unable to cling onto the ball at long leg.
Lokesh Rahul departed for 0 in the second over after a vicious delivery from Broad while the returning Anderson dismissed Murali Vijay for 20, but it failed to spark the tourists into life.
England's long wicket-less afternoon was finally ended with Pujara finally leaving the field after edging behind the stumps into Jonny Bairstow, much to the relief of the travelling side.
Kholi, joined by Ajinkya Rahane swiftly shut the door on any sort of sustained fightback however, although the latter did depart for 23 just before the close of play, faintly edging into the waiting hands of Bairstow again.