India 262 for three at end of second day's play

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The Independent Online

India today solidified their lead over England in the first test, easily passing England's first innings total to reach 238 for 3 by close of play.

India's confident performance featured a maiden Test century from Deep Dasguptal, who was eventually dismissed by Craig White for exactly 100, when he was bowled off the pads.

At close of play ­ which saw the teams playing under floodlights ­ India had Rahul Dravid (78) and Sachin Tendulkar (31) both at the crease.

The other wicket was taken by Richard Dawson, when Anil Kumble was caught by wicketkeeper James Foster.

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