India once again fail to get a fifty-partnership from their opening pair. Last time that happened was three years ago in England.
Vijay and Pujara are both happy to grind it out. We could be in for a very slow passage of play.
As if to prove me wrong, Pujara gets off the mark with a clip through midwicket.
The Test is very much still in the balance.
FOUR! Broad decides to bounce Vijay. The ball takes and jags back. Vijay ducks and the ball beats Prior too and it is four byes.
Vijay now has 7 from 48 balls.
Stokes continues. India's lead is now 22.
FOUR! Pujara pulls out the classic cover drive from his arsenal. Stokes overpitched and Pujara leans forward and brings the bat cleanly through the line of the ball.
A strangled shout for LBW next ball but it was heading well down legside.
The boundary also bought up India's 50 in their second innings
All a bit aimless, the cricket at the moment.
Broad finally pitches one up to Vijay, who drives handsomely to no effect. The ball whistles past the outside edge.
FOUR! A strangled appeal for LBW by Broad is actually a boundary to fine leg. Vijay gets enough wood on the ball to redirect it past a sort of floating leg slip.
Finally, Plunkett gets the ball.
FOUR! With nobody at third man, Pujara is content to guide an inswinger from Plunkett to the boundary.
Pujara then right back to defend another inswinger. These are ideal conditions for him to make a big score.
After 20 overs, India is 60 for 1, with Pujara on 10 and Vijay on 12.
Broad has decided to work Vijay over with the short ball.
Pujara picks up three with a push down to long-off. He is looking in the mood.
Plunkett bowling far too wide. Perhaps the intention is to keep India from scoring and frustrate the batsman out.
I can tell you it is frustrating me.
Today is also becoming boring and semi-unwatchable cricket, much like yesterday was.
Moeen Ali has been sighted warming up.
And now he has the ball for reals.
Nobody in the commentary box has any idea why Cook has brought on Ali at this stage. The ball is still new.
He wheedles through that over rather rapidly for the cost of a single.
Perhaps Cook is worried about the over-rate. England are behind.
Plunkett continues to bowl wide. Vijay had to play only at two of those last six deliveries
If only Cook was miked so we could ask about what England are up to because it is not discernible to the naked eye.
Pujara advances to Ali but can't quite get to the pitch. He won't allow Ali to settle. He likes to dominate the spinners.
The second ball is similar to the first. Too flat from Ali though for Pujara to get down the wicket fast enough.
Now Pujara content to block from the crease.
A quickly-run single off the last ball is all India can manage.
Can we give the ball to Bhuvi and let him have a go at this team-mates? It would at least bring some excitement to this game.
Pujara and Vijay have added 26 from 11 overs. Not exactly paint drying but it isn't great fun to watch.
FOUR! Plunkett drifts down leg and the ball takes the glove and sneaks past Prior.
Even that boundary seemed accidental.
FOUR! This one was clearly intentional. Full from Plunkett but also wide and Pujara plants the front foot and crashes the ball square of the wicket.