India – 356/3, India vs Bangladesh: Stumps day 1, Centuries by Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay put India on top

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Here are the live updates from the first Hyderabad Test Match between India and Bangladesh.

4:43 PM: Stumps Day 1. India – 356/3.

Virat Kohli – 111* (141)

Ajinkya Rahane – 45* (60)

Watch Virat Kohli reaching his 16th Test century:

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.

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.

Day 2 promises a lot, we may be up for another Kohli-Rahane special. Indian side would to put on a string enough total that they don’t have to bat again.

55 runs in last 41 balls, Rahane and kohli are going after the bowlers now.

4:30 PM: Century for Virat Kohli, 16th of his Test career and it took him just 131 balls. There was a time when batsmen used to face those many balls in ODI cricket to reach their hundred but this man is from another planet. He continues his ‘inhuman’ form, another double century on cards?

4:25 PM: With another boundary Virat Kohli moves to 96, he is looking set for his 16th Test ton.

4:19 PM: It’s getting really exciting at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This time Rahane clears the in-field for a four. Virat Kohli is at 90, and 5 overs remain for the day.

4:10 PM: Usually batsmen take a defensive approach in the final overs and try to make sure that they do not lose too many wickets before the end of day’s play but Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are in a different mood. They are going for the strokes and Kohli is just 18 runs away from another Test ton. 

3:55 PM: People often ignore the contribution of Murali Vijay because he is not the most flambouyant or stylish batsman but one cannot overlook his contribution in making India number 1 Test team:

 

3:45 PM: The partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane is already 43 runs before one could have realised. That’s the class of these batsmen that they look so effortless while scoring runs.

3:35 PM: Sabbir Rahman comes to bowl. That’s a surprise and strange move at this stage with just 16 overs remaining when Bangladesh should be looking to stop runs, they have thrown ball to a part-timer. He has only bowled 48 balls in Test cricket before this.

3:28 PM: Half-century for the Indian captain, 15th of his Test career. He already has 15 Test centuries to his name and the chances are that he is going to convert this into a big one too. There were no real celebrations, just a raise of bat which shows he is focused to make it big.

3:15 PM: Ajinkya Rahane has started off slow but we know what he can do once he gets his eye in. Tajiul Islam has been very tight giving away just 25 runs from his 14 overs and also picked up the important wicket of Murali Vijay.

 

3:05 PM:Virat Kohli has completed 1002 runs from 9 Tests in 2016-17 season at an average of over 83, incredible stats for the Indian captain.

You can watch our pre-match analysis here and do join us after the stumps for the post-match analysis:

Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman in. Kohli and Anil Kumble had a lot of good things to say about Rahane before the match so he has a point to prove as well.

OUT! Tajiul Islam strikers, Murali Vijay is gone for 108. He would be disappointed, Vijay was looking rock solid but played a poor stroke.

2:44 PM: This is Vijay’s 9th Test hundred, 2nd vs Bangladesh, 6th at home and 2nd at this venue 3rd this season 20th in first-class cricket.

 

2:42 PM: That’s it! Century for Murali Vijay, 9th of his Test career and it took him 149 balls to reach there. A brilliant innings from the Indian opener but he needs to continue and convert it into a big score.

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2:35 PM: So we are back live after the tea break and Kohli starts with another four. 

India would be happy given the way things started for them. It was a good session where Pujara and Vijay dominated the bowling and played some glorious strokes. Virat Kohli also looked aggressive from the word go. With a long batting line-up left, India have put themselves in a very strong position.

2:12 PM: Murali Vijay couldn’t do it, he goes into the tea break at 98 not out with that pressure of reaching his century but he is experienced enough to handle it.

India – 206/2

Virat Kohli – 17 (24)

Murali Vijay – 98 (145)

Just one more to go before Tea, Murali Vijay at 98 is on the non-striker’s end.

We are only minutes away from tea and Vijay is still on 97, can he reach his hundred? 

2:01 PM: Indian captain had his problems against the balls pitching outside off where he tends to reach out for them, Bangladesh should look to exploit that early in his innings by maintaining a tight line.

1:56 PM: 200 comes up for India, this has been a far more exciting session than the first one as both Pujara and vijay went for more strokes. Murali Vijay is at 97 and heading towards his 9th Test ton.

1:46 PM: Virat Kohli has walked in and crowd welcomes him with a huge cheer. He has started in style hitting two boundaries in the first three balls.

1:40 PM: OUT! Mehedi Hasan strikes, Bangladesh is delighted, Pujara departs for 83. Everything was going in India’s favour and suddenly Hasan produced a moment of magic against the run of play. Rahim held on to a good catch as well. The partnership ended at 178 runs, just what visitors needed. Pujara has scored 1605 first-class in 2016/17 season, highest ever by an Indian batsman. 

1:38 PM: This is a good phase for Indian batsmen, runs are coming thick and fast. Partnership is now 175 runs and maybe Bangladesh’s captain should try to do something unusual.

Bringing Mahmudullah into the  attack good be a smart option because he does have a knack of breaking partnerships.

1:18 PM: Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay average more than any other Indian pair in Tests with at least 2000 runs to their name. Right now, the duo averages over 68 while batting together. They have added 150 runs for the second wicket today, once again taking the team out of a tough situation. Running between the wickets has been very poor though.

1:12 PM: Sachin Tendulkar wishes a very happy birthday to Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath:

1:02 PM: Two consecutive boundaries for Murali Vijay. He smashed Bangladesh’s most experienced bowler Shakib al Hasan to declare his dominance.

India -140/1

Murali Vijay: 74 (112)

Cheteshwar Pujara: 59 (132)

12:55 PM: Mushfiqur Rahim needs to do something out of box here. Right now, it’s all too easy for the Indian batsmen. Maybe the Bangladesh captain has missed a trick by making Rabbi Islam bowl 12 overs despite him being the most expensive bowler conceding 55 runs at an economy rate of 4.58.

12:40 PM: Fifty! for Cheteshwar Pujara, another superb innings for the top-order batsman. The partnership is now 114 runs and India would want them to continue like this for another few hours.

12:25 PM: Murali Vijay brings up 100 for India with a four, also completes his half century. Great stuff by both the batsmen. Vijay is looking in good touch now, he has scored a flurry of boundaries and increased the scoring rate suddenly.

12:15 PM: Indeed a good comeback by India in difficult conditions:

 

12:10 PM: So, we are back live, Pujara and Vijay are out in the middle, Rabbi will start the bowling after lunch. Just one slip in place, that shows Bangladesh strategy has shifted from picking wickets to stopping runs.

11:30 AM: India – 86/1 (27 overs)

Murali Vijay –  45 (71)

Cheteshwar Pujara – 39 (87)

A very good session for India despite losing a quick wicket. The second wicket partnership between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara is now . Both the players have added 2332 runs in Test cricket now and average over 66. Once again, they proved their temperament and have pushed the visitors on backfoot. Bangladesh also had a hand to play in it as Mehedi Hasan missed a clear run-out opportunity but credit has to given to the Indian batsman for surviving the new ball.

Bangladesh would feel they missed a golden chance to take an early lead in this match. KL Rahul gave them that opening by playing a rash stroke but the bowlers failed to take advantage of the conditions. Taskin Ahmed was the only bright spot and made the Indian batsman dance for a while but didn’t get enough support from the other end.

It’s not going to be easy in the second session as the pitch will start to settle in and conditions will be good for batting. Bowlers might have a long day ahead of them .

11:15 AM: On point from Harsha Bhogle:

 

11:12 AM: The partnership is now 71 runs from 125 balls, exactly what India needed after losing KL Rahul early. This is what experience does to you. Had Bangladesh pulled off that run out, it would have been a different game altogether.

India – 73/1 (22 overs)

Cheteshwar Pujara – 34 (72)

Murali Vijay – 37 (56)

11:00 AM: Murali Vijay survived a close call. He was way out of his crease but Mehedi Hasan failed to collect the throw at the bowling end and missed the run-out opportunity. Not the first time we have seen Pujara being involved in poor running between the wickets. This could cost the visitors.

10:45 AM: Fifty comes up for India. It’s been an even game so far and both the captains would be happy with their team’s performance.

India – 58/1

Cheteshwar Pujara – 29 (51)

Murali Vijay – 27 (36)

Mehedi Hasan comes into attack. The 19-year-old off-spinner has an impressive Test record. This could be a big moment in the match, India need to play him well.

10:32 AM: 38 runs have come in last 10 overs so slowly India is improving the scoring-rate. Both the batsmen have looked rock solid and have got themselves in. Sun is out and the conditions will improve for batting now.

Bangladesh is trying to prove Aakash Chopra right:

 

10:12 AM: Both the batsman are settling in now and runs have started to come. It’s a good wicket to bat, they just need to survive against the new ball. Hard part is almost done.

10:01 AM: Four! First boundary comes for India from Cheteshwar Pujara’s blade. That will release some pressure. It was outside off and all Pujara had to do was open the face of the bat.

9:56 AM: India – 7/1 (5 overs)

Cheteshwar Pujara – 3 (12)

Murali Vijay – 2 (14)

It’s been a good start for Bangladesh. The conditions are helping fast bowlers and Taskin Ahmed in particular is creating a lot of trouble for the Indian batsmen. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara need to keep their cool and make sure that India do not lose another wicket till lunch.

9:33 AM: OUT! bowled, Bangladesh strikes early, KL Rahul departs for 2. Poor start for India. The visitors are delighted, dream start for them on the Indian soil.

9:30 AM: So we are off, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay to open the innings for India, Taskin Ahmed will take the new ball. Bangladesh would hope him to make the best use of seaming conditions.

9:25 AM: India is going into the match with 3 fast bowlers, a strategy that Virat Kohli’s has used so far in the Indian conditions. This means Jayant Yadav will also be warming the bench despite his impressive show against England.

9:16 AM: In case you missed the toss, we have got you covered:

 

Playing XI:

India – Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.

Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.

It’s a good toss to win for India but the big news is that Karun Nair has been dropped despite scoring 300 runs in his previous match. Unfortunate, but the youngster join the likes of Andy Sandham, Len Hutton and Inzamam-ul-Haq who missed their next match after scoring a triple ton.

India win the toss, opt to bat first

9:00 AM: Good morning folks! It’s match time. Both the captains are out for the toss with Ravi Shastri.

8:58 AM: Pitch Report: There are cracks on the wicket but there’s also some grass on the wicket which will make life tough for the opening batsman. However, the smart choice would be to win the toss.

08:45 AM: Watch Team India practicing before the first Hyderabad Test match:

08:25 AM: Watch Team India indulged in a game that required them to pass the vortex ball to teammates.

07:58 AM: A day before the match, wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha practiced with fielding coach R Shridhar.

Playing Conditions:

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium’s pitch is known for assisting the spinners and India have won both their previous matches on this ground with an innings. In fact, Ashwin has picked 3 five-wicket hauls from the 4 innings he bowled at this ground.

Team Combination:

India will field its strongest XI possible and all eyes will be on Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane to score runs for India while Ravichandran Ashwin will once again be the key man with the ball in hand.

Amit Mishra and Mohammed Shami miss the match due to injuries which will allow Jayant Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to draft in as the replacements. However, Wriddhiman Saha will make a comeback to the side after recovering from an injury.

On the other hand, it’s a historic day for the visitors who will be playing their first Test on Indian soil. Shakib al Hassan and Tamim Iqbal will be the key players for them along with the 19-year-old off-spinner Mehedi Hasan who has been one of the best findings for Bangladesh cricket in the recent past.

Hasan was the under-19 captain of Bangladesh and announced himself at the international stage by picking up 7 wickets in his first innings itself. Mahmudullah and captain Mushfiqur Rahim will also play key roles.

 

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