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India vs Bangladesh Test, Day 1: India 356/3 at stumps as Virat Kohli scores unblemished 16th century

Virat Kohli Stomped His Masterclass With Yet Another Brilliant Century As He Built A Solid Platform For India Post Vijay's Dismissal. The Indian Skipper Thrashed The Bangladesh Bowlers All Over The Park Along With Ajinkya Rahane Who Too Displayed A Repertoire Of Strokes.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 09 Feb 2017, 05:00:35 PM
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New Delhi:

Virat Kohli, Oh what a batsman he is! The Indian skipper hit his 16th century and along with Ajinkya Rahane took the team's score past 300 runs on the first day of the Hyderabad Test. At present, both Virat and Rahane are looking fabulous on the crease as India seem set towards a big first-innings score. Ajinkya Rahane too seems set for a big score and has justified the management's faith in his abilities despite a recent string of small scores. 

All the Indian batsmen seem to be in good touch as India will look to dominate the match from this position.

Bangladesh has failed to impress in their one-off Test thus far as Indian batsmen have played miraculously thus far. Although KL Rahul was bowled as he dragged a wide ball from Taskin Ahmed, opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara displayed sublime skills to take India to a strong position.

The Hyderabad wicket provided good carry to the fast bowlers and both the batsmen had some luck early on. Bangladesh failed to capitalise on the good work of their fast bowlers as some catches were dropped and edges went flying. Pujara fell as 200 run mark was in sight for India and was denied a well deserved century. Vijay however hit a majestic century and carried on the good work with skipper Virat Kohli as the score surpassed 200 runs. Although Taijul Islam accounted for Vijay, Kohli and Rahane kept on piling the runs from the other end.

India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 1

 Teams

India (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): 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

Live Scores: India vs Bangladesh, Day 1

India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 1

Match Updates:

# End of the day as India score 356/3 at stumps; Virat Kohli 111 not out and Ajinkya Rahane 45 not out

# Shakib is introduced in the attack and Kohli takes him for a boundary

# Ajinkya Rahane hits Taskin Ahmed for two boundaries in an over as he nears his half century. Its a great moment for Rahane to return to form. He has been highly consistent for India across continents and the innings will be a boost for the management which persisted with him despite Karun Nair scoring a triple century against England in the 4th Test at Chennai.

# King Kohli brought his 16th Test century by scoring a boundary off Mehedi Hasan's bowling. The crowds cheer as their favourite player achieves another milestone. Another priceless unbeaten innings for the team where Kohli brought all his class and experience into play. 

# Captain Kohli and Rahane rebuild Indian innings and take the score near the 300 run mark

# Virat Kohli takes on the mantle after Vijay's dismissal and scores an unblemished half century.

#Taijul strikes for visitors, removes centurion Vijay for 108

# Murali Vijay scores his 9th Test Ton

# India 206 for 2 at tea, Vijay on verge of 9th Test ton

#Mehedi Hasan breaks Indian resistance, removes well settled Pujara

#India continues to build with Pujara scoring his half century century 

#India post 100 on the board

#Murali Vijay scores a fluent half-century

#Pujara and Vijay resume Indian innings post lunch

#India post 86 for one at Lunch

#Pujara and Vijay steady India's innings

#Mehedi Hasan introduced into the attack

#Pujara and Vijay rebuild for India

#Pujara joins Vijay at the crease

#Taskin strikes early for the visitors, clean bowls Rahul for 2 

# Murali Vijay and KL Rahul come out to open for India

# Bhuvi, Umesh and Ishant are the three quicks along with Ashwin and Jadeja

#India captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat.

# Karun Nair has been left out of the playing eleven and Ajinkya Rahane shall take his place

# Soumya Sarkar has made it to the playing eleven in place of Imrul Kayes

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First Published : 09 Feb 2017, 08:52:00 AM

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