One-off Test: Dominant Kohli gets 150 as India pile on the runs

Bangladesh make a bowling change as Kamrul Islam comes in for Taskin, who bowled a poor spell, giving away a lot of boundaries on Day 2.

Rahane smashes a short wide delivery through the off-side as Sabbir Rahman does well on the boundary to keep it down to two.

He cuts the next ball but fails to get the placement right as Rahman does well to dive forward but is unable to take the catch as it falls just short.

Rahane slog sweeps Shakib over midwicket for a four as he makes India's intentions clear, who won't let Bangladesh stifle the scoring rate.

Rahane has changed gears quite efficiently as he plays another magnificent drive through the covers for a four. 

Bangladesh introduce left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who bowled an economical spell of 20 overs for 50 runs on Day 1. 

The first hour has belonged to India, who have reached 426 for three in 104 overs, scoring 70 runs in 14 overs at a scoring rate of five in the first hour on Day 2.

Kohli looking good for another double century, maybe even a triple, as he races to 153, while Rahane has looked solid on 73 with the partnership growing to 192 runs for the fourth wicket.

 

Taskin is not learning from his mistakes. Once again he tries the short ball to Kohli, which doesn't rise much and the Indian captain pulls it emphatically through midwicket for a four. The next ball is a bit quicker and Kohli again goes for the pull but this time he doesn't get it off the middle for a single to fine leg.

Another short ball as Kohli tries the ramp shot but makes no connection before he pulls the next to deep square leg for one.

Taskin is becoming too predictable. The short balls continue as Kohli slashes it over the slips for another boundary and then picks a quick single to mid-on and gets an extra run, courtesy of the overthrow.

This is going out of hand as far as Bangladesh is concerned and Kohli is quick to seize the opportunity and grab the game by the neck.

He gives Shakib the charge and lofts him over mid-off for a four and then takes a single to the fielder who is pushed back.

Taskin is bowling a lot of loose deliveries. This time Kohli steers it behind point as the fielder in the deep has no chance for another boundary before a single helps him race to his 150, from 170 balls, having hit 19 fours already.

Taskin bowls another long hop as this time Rahane slashes it over the off-side field for another boundary to continue the flow of runs. A single to Rahane before Kohli misses out on a full toss, as he is unable to get it past the fielder at midwicket.

Shakib switches to over the wicket, with a view to keeping the batsmen quiet by bowling on and around the leg stump but India still manage to get three runs from the over.

India are 411 for three in 100 overs, having scored 55 runs from the first 10 overs on Day 2.

No stopping Kohli, who has stroked his way to 151 from 174 balls, while Rahane is also looking good for a big score as he stroked his way to 60 from 87 balls.

 
Taskin Ahmed to bowl the first of the second day and facing him is Kohli, who eased his way to 111 on Day 1.

The India captain picks another easy single in the covers off the second ball before Ajinkya Rahane faces a run out appeal as the short leg fielder flicks the ball back to the stumps but the batsman is back in the crease.

Rahane plays a nice cover drive for a single to the fielder in the deep off the fourth ball as two runs come from the first over of the day.

The experienced Shakib Al Hasan comes on from the other end. Rahane picks a single before Kohli turns a ball on his pads fine on the leg side for a couple and gets another single off the last ball.

Taskin bowls a short ball as Kohli opens his arms and lofts it behind square on the off-side, beating the fielder in the deep for a four.

The next ball is again short and wide and this time Kohli smashes it to the right of the fielder at deep point for another boundary.

Bangladesh show their defensive intent as they look to hold one end up with Shakib, who is only bowling on the stumps and not trying to do much. Rahane looks keen to keep the momentum going but is unable to find the gaps as he plays out a maiden from Shakib.

Kohli looking in ominous touch and Bangladesh can only hope and pray at this stage. He again plays that beautiful cover drive as the fielder in the deep does well to stop it inches inside the ropes and keep it down to two. But no stopping the straight drive as Kohli punches a full delivery back past the bowler for another cracking boundary.

India are scoring at a good rate, having made 20 runs in the first five overs on Day 2, to take their score to 376 for three in 95 overs with Kohli on 129 and Rahane on 47.

In the next over, ahane is gifted a full toss from Shakib which he lofts over midwicket for a four to bring up his 10th half-century in Test cricket in some style, from 73 balls.

 

 

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