India, Dec. 7 -- India did not get off to a bright start and were reduced to 86 for 5 at one stage. However, a gritty century by Cheteshwar Pujara pushed Indian to a respectable total of 250 at the end of the day's play.

"I would say it is a decent total because there is enough turn. Ashwin will also come into play. It is not an easy wicket to bat on. Sometimes when you are seeing it on TV, it doesn't look like it is doing a lot. But when I batted in the first and second sessions, I felt it wasn't easy to bat on and with our fast bowlers, I will share my experience of what line and length to bowl on this pitch. It is the grass. The oddball is skidding on and the oddball is holding a bit more from the grass. I would say it is kind of a tw...