India dominate day one with strong batting performance
Feb 09 2017 by Cristina Jennings
Centuries from Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli helped India to 356/3 at stumps on Day 1 in Hyderabad in the one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh.
But when a journalist asked the question to Virat Kohli on Wednesday, he was in for a big surprise.
Bangladesh played their first ever Test match against India in Dhaka in 2000.
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India went go into lunch on the first day of the Test match against Bangladesh at 86 for 1 after 27 overs. He made the most of some wayward bowling at the end of the day's play as the Bangladesh team began to wilt, but he needed to hang around long enough to be given that chance.
The tourists made an ideal start despite losing the toss as Rahul dragged a fuller delivery from Taskin Ahmed onto his stumps.
Vijay's departure brought in Rahane, who with Kohli thwarted every effort from the visitors with their balanced but aggressive approach.
But with Rahane having recovered from the finger injury that kept him out of the last two tests against England, India have replaced triple-centurion Nair and he will now have to wait until the home series against Australia, at the earliest to play his fourth test.
While that partnership was precious for the home team and a great watch at times, Kohli was on another level.
But that is where Bangladesh's joy ended as both Rahane and Kohli took over from where Vijay and Pujara had left. They have beaten all the sides in one-day cricket, because they know how to play the format. However, with 1605 runs, Pujara did surpass Chandu Borde's 1604 run record - the most runs by any player in Indian first-class season.
Earlier, opting to bat, India overcame the early setback of Rahul as Vijay-Pujara duo added 178 runs for the second wicket stand on a track that hardly had any assistance for the bowlers.
Vijay fell at 108 after reaching his century, bowled by Taijul. The boys are very excited playing against the number one team.
Taskin's new ball partner Kamrul Islam Rabbi worked up decent pace with his slinging action.