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India Takes Commanding Lead in Second Test Against Pakistan

Pakistan's cricket team has scored 50-1 after India declared its first innings at 616-5 in the second test at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata, India.

A double century from Wasim Jaffer (202) and centuries from Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman put India in a commanding position.

Ganguly delighted the home crowd with his first century at Eden Gardens, scoring 102 before holing out to Sohail Tanvir. Laxman added 112 not out and wicket keeper Mahendra Dhoni was 50 not out when Anil Kumble declared the innings.

Pakistan managed 50 runs with Salman Butt on 26 and stand-in captain Younis Khan at three when play was stopped.

India won the first match of the three-test series in New Delhi by six wickets. The third test in Bangalore begins December 8th. The home side also took a five-match one-day series, 3-2.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AFP