India is on way to bat Australia away of the second Test in Hyderabad after a spectacular performance brought the hosts side to a lead of 74 runs with nine wickets remaining at sumps on day two.
The India resumed the day on 5 for 0, but Australia had a little early success when Peter Siddle dismissed opener Virender Sehwag for 6 to leave India 1 for 17. This was the high point of the day for Australia, however, as Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay reserved their wickets for the rest of the day.
The pair was careful batting in the first session after Sehwag's dismissal, seeing India through to lunch at 54 for 1. But the last two sessions put a totally different nature on the match. as Pujara and Vijay take to the Australian bowling with a vengeance.
The third session was even poorer for the Australia, as a tiring bowling attack was taken apart by the Indian pair. Pujara finished his century, then came the 200 partnership and finally Vijay completed his hundred with a boundary off Xavier Doherty (0 for 85).
The remainder of the day saw more punishment meted out to the Australian bowlers, with David Warner going for 14 off his single over and Glenn Maxwell 0 for 55 off his 10 overs. Moises Henriques was the mainly impressive of the Australian bowlers, conceding 0 for 38 from his 19 overs, including seven maidens.
At stumps Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 129 with 17 fours and two sixes, while Cheteshwar Pujara was not out on 162, included with 25 fours and one six. India seem set for a big total, and the pressure will be on the visitors on day three.