Solid defensive shot is followed by another leave.
Another sharp bouncer goes past Vijay's nose. He looks unruffled by it all.
And another leave. A maiden from Plunkett and Vijay remains on 99.
Dhoni walks down the track and dabs the ball to mid-on for a single.
Vijay wants a single after pushing the ball out on the offside but Dhoni sends him back.
Another dot ball. The pressure must be building on Vijay now.
Stokes bowls it full and on legstump but Vijay is tentative and fails to time it. No surprise that he is feeling a touch of nerves.
And Vijay has to bring his bat down sharply in defense to a full, straight one.
That is now 12 balls Vijay has faced on 99.
Anderson returns. Dhoni stands tall and punches the ball through the covers for a single.
And another defensive short from Vijay follows.
Which is followed by a leave.
He is showing enormous patience is Vijay. It has taken him 62 balls to go from 81 for 99.
HUNDRED FOR VIJAY! He clips the ball to midwicket, the batsmen hesitate but eventually take the single.
Top, top knock from the India opener. It is first Test century against a team other than Australia and the first outside India.
The celebration is relatively muted. Arms raised and bat shown to the dressing room.
Took Vijay 214 balls to get there and he struck 18 fours.
He has vindicated the faith India's selectors have shown in him. It was relatively easy for him in the first session but he had to knuckle down and gut it out after lunch and he has done that.
Not many India batsman have made a century in their first Test in England.
Cook now has a slip and a wide slip in place. But Vijay is not tempted to play a loose shot after reaching three figures.
After 69 overs, India is 196 for 4, with Vijay on 101 and Dhoni on 10
Anderson continues. Dhoni thumps a cover drive to the boundary. All wrists. Ugly but effective.
The boundary also brings up India's 200. Can they get to 300?
Dhoni pokes at one outside off but there is no third man and it runs away to the boundary. Lots of runs have come in that region.
One slip for Anderson now. A third man in place.
Vijay has gone into a bit of a shell again.
He has scored 2 runs from his last 17 deliveries. Dhoni being forced to do the scoring at the moment.
After 74 overs, India is 211 for 4, with Vijay on 102 and Dhoni on 23.
The new ball is due in 6 overs. The question is will England's bowlers be fresh enough to use it.
Moeen Ali returns. Dhoni goes for the paddle sweep and misses.
Dhoni struggling to get Ali away at the moment. Not sure whether to come forward or go back to him.
Stretches out and pushes Ali through the covers for two. Not entirely convincingly though.
Again Dhoni goes for the sweep and he picks up two runs to fine leg.
Plunkett bouncing Dhoni from around-the-wicket. Not sure that is the best tactic but that is the one England is going with.
Dhoni is happy to duck and weave and not play shots. This is wasteful from England.
Plunkett finally gets one fuller and Dhoni drives him to long-off for a couple.
Followed by another leave. England treading water until the new ball?
Ali continues to roll his arm over until the new ball. Dhoni tries the reverse sweep. He is unsuccessful.
He is much more successful forcing the ball through the offside with those wrists and adds three more to India's total.
This partnership is now worth 44.
SIX! Vijay decides to free himself. Dances down the track and sends Ali back over his head and over the ropes.
That is the Vijay we are used to seeing in India. The disciplined, compact, gritty batsman is a new sight for a lot of us.