February 10, 2017 - 12:17pm
Bangladesh got their first breakthrough of the second day when Taijul Islam sent back Ajinkya Rahane for 82 with India at 456 for 4 in 114 overs in the Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad today.
The fourth wicket partnership between Rahane and Virat Kohli produced 222 runs in 49.5 overs, and both of them literally toyed with the bowlers, and captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s field placings.
Taijul got one to turn and bounce, enticed Rahane for a drive away from his body. Mehedi rushed to his left and his full-length dive gave Bangladesh a much needed wicket.
AM Rahane c Mehedi Hasan Miraz b Taijul Islam 82 (133b 11x4 0x6) SR: 61.65
Earlier, overnight centurion Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane looked to take India into a commanding position early on the second day.
Kohli brought up his 150 with a beautifully executed pull shot off a short ball from Taskin Ahmed, and the in-form batter kept on piercing the gaps almost at will to the horror of Bangladesh fans glued to the television screen.
India skipper Virat Kohli started day-2 on 112, and quickly asserted himself on the Bangladesh bowlers with some cracking boundaries to get things going. Rahane reached his fifty with a four, and both of them were alert to anything loose from the visitors while settling down at the crease.
The fourth wicket stand between Kohli and Rahane stood at 201 with India at 435 for 3 after 105.3 overs.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed and Kamrul Islam Rabbi
M Vijay, KL Rahul, CA Pujara, V Kohli (Captain), AM Rahane, WP Saha (Wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, UT Yadav and I Sharma
source: Daily star