Vijay, Pujara take India to 162-1 at lunch

England's cricketers celebrate the wicket of Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir, left, on the third day of the first cricket test match between India and England in Rajkot, India, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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RAJKOT, India (AP) Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara posted half centuries and shared an unbeaten 94-run second-wicket stand to lift India to 162-1 at lunch on day three of the series-opening test against England, reducing the first-innings deficit to 375 runs.

Pujara was unbeaten on 62 and Vijay was not out 57 at the interval.

India resumed Friday at 63-0 and lost Gautam Gambhir (29) in the second over, trapped lbw by Stuart Broad (1-31).

Chris Woakes tested India's second-wicket pair, twice hitting Pujara on the helmet, but couldn't do enough to snare a wicket.

Vijay brought up his 15th test half-century off 129 deliveries, including five boundaries and two sixes off Zafar Ansari (0-32). Pujara raised his 11th test half-century off 74 deliveries.