Hyderabad: With 1-wicket down and trailing India by 646 runs at stumps on day two of the one-off Test against India here on Friday, Bangladesh will have an uphill task as to save the Test against Virat Kohli and Co at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.
India took complete control of the Hyderabad Test after Virat Kohli’s double hundred (204) and hundreds from Wriddhiman Saha (106 not out) and Muali Vijay (108) powered the hometeam to 687.
Leading from the front, skipper Kohli, notched up his fourth double ton against the hapless Bangladeshi bowling attack. While Bangladesh managed to dismiss Kohli before tea interval, Saha, along with R Ashwin (34) and Ravindra Jadeja (60 not out), made sure India get close 700-run mark as Bangladesh failed to control India.
Bangladesh 41/1 from 14 overs:
WICKET! Brilliant review from India. The ball kissed the inside edge, faintest of edges, of Soumya Sarkar's bat and Wriddhiman Saha took a fine catch diving towards his right. How Bangladesh would not have wanted this right at the close of play on day two.
Bangladesh 37/0 from 10 overs:
Bangladesh would be really happy with the start. Both the openers have got set and have also played some nice shots. Skipper Kohli needs to change something soon. The pacers have been ineffective till now to say the least.
Bangladesh 20/0 from 5 overs:
The visiting team has made a steady and cautious start. Tamim Iqbal (11) and Soumya Sarkar (9) are at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma have opened the bowling for India.
India 687/6 from 166 overs:
Declaration! India have declared their innings after amassing 687 runs. Bangladesh have to survive the tricky period of around 60 minutes before stumps on day two before they come out tomorrow and look to put up a fight.
India 675/6 from 164 overs:
Hundred for Saha, fifty for Jadeja. India are making mockery of Bangladesh attack as they approach 700-run mark. Clear signs that India are looking to go for an innings win.
India 620/6 from 153 overs:
Tea time! Wriddhiman Saha is moving closer to hundred as India continue to pummel Bangladesh. Even if Bangladesh manage to wrap up Indian innings in the final session quickly, that will not be enough.
India 568/5 from 140 overs:
After Virat Kohli's departure, Wriddhiman Saha and R Ashwin are making sure Bangladesh suffer even more. The duo has completer 50-run partnership as India move past 550-run mark. India making merry as Bangladesh continue to get hammered.
India 495/5 from 126 overs:
WICKET! Virat Kohli departs. What a fine knock this is! 4th Test double ton in the fourth consecutive series. This man is surreal.
India 477/4 from 121 overs:
Lunch! India have scored 121 runs in the opening session on the second day of the Test. Although they have lost Rahane, Virat Kohli, leading from the front, has closed in on his 4th double hundred in Test cricket.
India 456/4 from 114 overs:
WICKET! A much-needed breakthrough for Bangladesh. Ajinkya Rahane did not time a Taijul Islam delivery and Mehedi Hasan took a screamer of a catch flying to his left. Saha joins Kohli in the middle.
India 426/3 from 104 overs:
Kohli and Rahane are making merry as Bangladesh fail to stop the free flow of runs. The duo is tormenting the Bangladeshi bowlers as India are scoring almost at 6 runs per over on day 2 of the Test.
India 398/3 from 98 overs:
Ajinkya Rahane has brought up his fifty as Virat Kohli continues to score freely. India are making sure Bangladesh don't find a way to make a comeback in this Test. Solid start for the hometeam on day two.
Hyderabad: India will look dominate proceedings as play resumes on day two of the one-off Test against Bangladesh here on Friday. India, who ended day one at 356 for three, will bank on overnight batsmen - Virat Kohli (111 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (45 not out) – to power India to a mammoth total as Mushfiqur Rahim-led side aims to turn around the things at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.
India made the most of their decision to elect to bat as Murali Vijay (108) and Cheteshwar Pujara (83) laid a solid foundation to India's big total after KL Rahul got out in the first over.
Kohli, who walked in to bat after Pujara's departure, did not disappoint his fans as he brought up his 16th Test hundred while Rahane, who was making a return to the side after recovering from injury, closed in on a half-century before play ended on the opening day....