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.
A dominating Virat Kohli smashed the helpless Bangaldesh bowlers enroute his 4th Test double centuries as records kept breaking on Day 2 of the Hyderabad Test. Virat Kohli along with the other Indian batsmen dominated the oppsition bowlers from the first ball itself and helped India to a mammoth total of 687/6 before declaring the innings. In reply, Bangladesh had scored 41 runs by stumps at the expense of opening batsman Soumya Sarkar. He was caught behind off Umesh Yadav’s ball.
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 Test captain which is second most behind Brian Lara who has 5 such knocks to his name. Wriddhiman Saha (106*) and Ajinkya Rahane (82) have also shined in their comeback games reconquering their slots in the side.
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Saha scored his 2nd Test century and remained not out. He started off slow but picked up the scoring rate as the innings progeressed. His innings included 7 fours and 2 sixes. The Indian wicket-keeper completed his ton with a massive six which was a reflection of his confidence.
Ajinkya Rahane too looked in a good touch and batted beautifully for his 82 runs. He was dismissed by an outstanding catch by Mehedi Hasan off taijul Islam’s bowling. Ravindra Jadeja also raced to his half-century scoring 60 runs from just 78 balls.
Taijul Islam was the highest taker for the visitors picking up 3 wickets but ended up conceding 156 runs for that. As many as five Bangaldesh bowlers gave away more than 100 runs, a stat they won’t be proud of. Bangladesh’s only hope in this match is to bat their way out of trouble.