Virat Kohli slams historic double as India dominates Bangladesh

Virat Kohli and an unbeaten 106 from Wriddhiman Saha, India have declared their first innings on 687/6 in 166 overs.

As India went for the tea break crossing the 600-run mark becoming the first side to do so in three consecutive Test matches, fans started expecting a declaration soon but Indian captain Virat Kohli had different ideas. He not only wanted to make sure that India reach a strong total but wanted to bat out the opposition as well.

India dominated proceedings on the second consecutive day of the only Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

It was a special day for the Indian captain who scored his 4th Test double century in as many series to surpass Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman and India’s Rahul Dravid. He now also has 4 double centuries as India’s captain which is second most behind Brian Lara who has 5 such knocks to his name.

Wriddhiman Saha attacked Bangladesh bowlers with Ravindra Jadeja as he scored his second Test century and Jadeja scored a quick-fire fifty. India declared their first innings at 687 for 6. Bangladesh were 41 for 1 at stumps losing the wicket of Soumya Sarkar to Umesh Yadav.

India will be really happy with the session after they piled up 57 runs in just 13 overs which helped them post a big score of 687 runs on the board. Saha got his century and Jadeja also made it a point to reach his fifty in no time before the Indian skipper decided to call them back to the pavilion.

India could take only a wicket in 14 overs. However, they have put up a colossal first-innings total on a belter of track. And they have enough firepower in their bowling arsenal to dismantle Bangladesh batting.

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