Both Vijay and Pujara scored whenever the deliveries drifted on to their pads but at times also didn't hit the length deliveries.
The running between the wickets was also not very impressive as on one occasion they failed to take a third run and on another occasion Pujara had a close shave as he managed to beat a direct throw from Siddle from mid-off.
So intent were these two in blocking everything that came there way, that there was a gap of 107 deliveries between two boundaries in that opening session.
The Tamil Nadu opener finally broke the shackles as he lofted left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty over extra cover for a boundary just before lunch. That was probably the first signs of what was in store in the next session.
Image: Indian batsman Murali Vijay plays a shot during the 2nd day of the second test match against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday.