Rajkot, Nov 12:

Skipper Alastair Cook and debutant opener Haseeb Hameed put on an undefeated 114-run stand as England took a 163-run second innings lead at stumps on the penultimate day of the opening Test against India here on Saturday.

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At stumps, Cook was unbeaten on 46 while his partner Hameed was batting on 62 after England skittled out India for 488, to take a slender 44-run lead in their first essay at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

For India, opener Murali Vijay (126) and local boy Cheteshwar Pujara (124) scored brilliant centuries while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin struck a defiant 70. (IANS)