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March 9, 2006   

India vs England, 2nd Test

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England opener Andrew Strauss pulls the ball during day one of the second Test against India at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali, on Thursday.

England, who elected to bat on winning the toss, brought in Liam Plunkett in place of all-rounder Ian Blackwell.

India made three changes from the first Test at Nagpur, dropping V V S Laxman, Mohammad Kaif and S Sreesanth in favour of Yuvraj Singh, Munaf Patel and Piyush Chawla.

The start of play was delayed by 45 minutes following early morning rain.

Photographs: Getty Images

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