16 Nov 2012

Sehwag helps India on first day

11:40 am on 16 November 2012

Virender Sehwag smashed a rapid century as the Indian cricketers enjoyed the better of the opening day of the first Test against England in Ahmedabad.

Sehwag made 117 off 117 balls, while Cheteshwar Pujara added an elegant 98 not out as the hosts closed on 323 for four.

Off-spinner Graeme Swann single-handedly kept England in contention, claiming all four wickets to fall.

But the tourists were hampered by some poor fielding, with four catches missed.

India won the toss and decided to bat first.