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India v England 2nd Test day two photos

An Indian fan with a drum and the national flag painted on his cheek

The India and England fans face an early start on day two in Mohali, with play starting at 0900 local time

The mist descends on the stadium in Mohali

Despite a misty start to the day, play is able to begin on schedule with India resuming their first innings on 179-1

England captain Kevin Pietersen

England captain Kevin Pietersen has a tough task on his hands if the tourists are to prevent the game from slipping away from them

Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid

But Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid pick up where they left off on Friday, effortlessly accumulating runs as their stand passes 200

Gautam Gambhir ducks a bouncer and then sinks to his knees

Gambhir ducks the odd bouncer and has to keep out a low delivery from Stuart Broad, but is otherwise untroubled by the England attack

Rahul Dravid celebrates his century

Dravid, who had been under pressure for his place before this game, reaches his 26th Test century from 261 balls

James Anderson looks on as the Indian total increases

England's seamers find some occasional swing with the second new ball, but continue to toil as India reach 302-1 at lunch

Gautam Gambhir hits out, watched by keeper Matt Prior

Gambhir takes a more aggressive approach after lunch, but eventually holes out off Graeme Swann for 179 after a stand of 314

Graeme Swann hugs Monty Panesar after he catches Rahul Dravid

Dravid soon succumbs for 136 when he skies Swann to Monty Panesar - not the best fielder in the team - who takes the catch

Sachin Tendulkar is trapped lbw by Graeme Swann

And Sachin Tendulkar makes just 11 before he is trapped lbw by Swann, who claims his third wicket of the day

Three England supporters in Santa Claus masks cheer on their team

The flurry of wickets pleases the Barmy Army and the other England fans who create something of a festive atmosphere in the stands

VVS Laxman (left) departs after falling lbw to Andrew Flintoff (bare-headed)

Andrew Flintoff comes to the party as he traps VVS Laxman lbw for a duck - India have lost four wickets for 19 runs

India captain Mahendra Dhoni hits out

With five wickets down, India captain Mahendra Dhoni steadies his side's innings as they reach 356-5 at tea

Andrew Flintoff exchanges a few words with Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is dropped by Alastair Cook at gully off Andrew Flintoff, and also has to survive a few choice words from the Lancastrian

Monty Panesar leaps for joy after dismissing Yuvraj Singh

But Yuvraj's luck runs out when he is caught behind for 27 off Panesar, who celebrates the wicket with his usual relish

Harbhajan Singh hits out, before being treated by the India physio

Harbhajan Singh aims a couple of lusty blows, although he then requires some treatment on his shoulder

Harbhajan Singh walks off after he is caught

After Dhoni is caught by substitute fielder Owais Shah, Panesar has his second wicket when Harbhajan spoons a catch to mid-off

Amit Mishra slogs Monty Panesar

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra also shows his competence at tail-end slogging, hitting Panesar for six over long-off

Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff walk off after India are bowled out

Flintoff (right) bowls both Zaheer Khan and Mishra to finish with 3-54 from 30.2 overs as India are finally dismissed for 453

Sachin Tendulkar chats with umpire Daryl Harper as the players walk off

India take the field - but before England can face a ball, the umpires consult their light meters and play is ended for the day



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