India vs Bangladesh test: Tons of Kohli and Vijay put India in command
Kohli who hit his 16th ton, remain unbeaten with 111 runs while Vijay fell shortly after scoring his ninth century
The tons of skipper Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay helped India to clinch a good score on the opening day of one-off Test match against Bangladesh. Kohli who hit his 16th ton, remain unbeaten with 111 runs while Vijay fell shortly after scoring his ninth century.
Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam took one wicket each. Kohli continued his sensational form striking another spectacular century out off a mere 130 balls. India finished the day for 356 in Hyderabad.
Now the Indian captain has a century against every team he has played in a Test match except Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
Ajinkya Rahane, who was included in the team at the last minute, was unbeaten at 45. Both Kohli and Rahane formed an unbeateb 122 run partnership as India dominated the game on the first day.
Vijay (108) was brilliantly assisted by Cheteshwar Pujara who hit 83 runs.
Both the players played well to steady the ship after India lost opener KL Rahul in the first over of the match.
Vijay and Poojara have weaved up the partnership very well and their prolific run-scoring together once again put India in command. The duo have five century partnerships this season at home.
Rahul who has a rather curious scores between single and three digits in test formats was bowled when he dragged a fuller delivery back onto his stumps from Taskin while attempting a cover drive.Taskin with new ball partner Kamrul Islam Rabbi tested Indian batsmen with their dcent bowling. Vijay and Pujara were initially cautious that only seven runs came from the first five overs.
The first boundary came in the sixth over bowled by Rabbi when Pujara opened the face of his bat to glide it past point region.