About 30,000 spectators were present to cheer the Indian batsmen on the second day, which was completely dominated by the hosts. Unmindful of the scorching sun, the fans cheered every hit to the boundary.
The splendid centuries by Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara provided the entertainment for the holiday crowd. Hyderabad has become the favourite hunting ground for Pujara, who hit his second successive century here. The 25-year-old had scored his first century against New Zealand six months ago, when he hit 159. The Saurashtra batsman also had a special fan in the stadium. His wife Puja Pabari was seen clapping every time he hit a shot, enjoying his sumptuous innings of 162 not out. The two got married only last month.
Those who came to see Sachin Tendulkar in action, in what is believed to be his last appearance in Hyderabad, were not disappointed either as Vijay and Pujara continued entertaining them. In all probability, he will be at the centre today. Hyderabadis have yet to see a Test ton from him.
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