Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay dent Bangladesh, hosts 356/3 At Stumps
Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay led India to a commanding position on Day 1 of the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad as they finished on 356/3 in 90 overs.
Currently the top Test team with a formidable home record, India are overwhelming favorites in the one-off match.
Bangladesh are particularly handicapped by their limited Test exposure and the team managed to lose a Test match in Wellington last month despite scoring almost 600 in their first innings. It was yet another instance of their batting inconsistency.
India are hosting Bangladesh in a Test match for the first time ever. India have a 6–2 win-draw record against their neighbors.
India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in the one-off Test at Hyderabad. India got off to a disappointing start as opener KL Rahul was bowled by Taskin Ahmed in the very first over of the match at an individual score of 2.
Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay led India to a commanding position on Day 1 of the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad as they finished on 356/3 in 90 overs. Opting to bat, the hosts lost the early wicket of KL Rahul, but Vijay with Cheteshwar Pujara added 178 runs for the second wicket. Bangladesh would be kicking themselves for letting the match slip away after picking the early wicket of KL Rahul. Taskin Ahmed was the only bright point for them who was furious with the new ball.
While the opener went on to score his 9th Test hundred, Pujara got out on 83. Coming in at №4, Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued his scoring spree and notched up his 16th Test century. India’s charismatic skipper and batting mainstay, Kohli, notched up his sixteenth Test hundred and first against Bangladesh. Kohli has now slammed a ton against seven Test playing nations, he has played so far. The 28-year-old hasn’t played a Test against Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
Ajinkya Rahane, who was selected ahead of triple centurion Karun Nair, remained not-out on 45.
A good day for India, centuries for Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay, Pujara made a half-century and Ajinkya Rahane also made a smooth return to the side. India maintained a good scoring rate throughout the day and 150 runs were scored in the final session putting India in a very strong position.
India have started well and will look to pile-on the runs tomorrow by accumulating as many runs as possible and make Bangladesh struggle on a turning pitch.
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