It took some time for the home team to recover. That probably explains the slow batting that characterised the first session and the 49 runs that came in as a consequence.
The patience displayed by the two batsmen ensured rich dividends as India didn’t lose another wicket in the session, a factor that added to the side’s confidence.
Once play resumed after lunch the batsmen went after the Australian bowling, adding 106 runs in the second session, to tighten the noose around the visitors.
It was therefore, the restraint displayed by Vijay and Pujara, that not only ensured the hosts didn’t lose another wicket after Sehwag’s early exit but also where India got it right on the second day.