Virender Sehwag smashed 117 runs in as many balls to lead India to 323-4 at the end of the first day of the opening cricket Test with England in Ahmedabad.
Sehweg combined with fellow opener Guatam Gambhir for 134 runs before they were both bowled by Graeme Swann, who took 4-85. India won the toss and elected to bat. Cheteshwar Pujara, on 98, and Yuvraj Singh, on 24, were batting at the end of the day.
England handed a debut to opening batsman Nick Compton, while Samit Patel will bat at No. 6 and bowled left-arm spin as Tim Bresnan was chosen as the third seamer. Yuvraj Singh returns to India’s Test lineup for the first time in a year after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer.
The match is the first of four between the teams. England, which swept the best-of-four contest when the teams met last year in the U.K., hasn’t won a Test series in India since 1984-85.