Published on February 10th, 2017 | by CricketSoccer Desk0
India v Bangladesh, only Test, 2017, day 2 – The talking points
India had another good day at the office in the ongoing Test match against Bangladesh at Hyderabad. The hosts piled up 687 before declaring in the post lunch session after Wriddhiman Saha reached his ton on Day 2. It was another miserable outing by Bangladesh bowlers with Shakib Al Hasan failing to pick up any wicket in the innings and was hardly used on the day 2 track.
Cricketsoccer brings to you the talking points from the second day’s play:
A double ton for Virat Kohli
Resuming his innings on 111 on day 2, Virat Kohli went on to score another double hundred his fourth in four successive series as the Indian Test skipper. Virat Kohli was finally out on 204, but not before he went into the record books and giving India the upper hand in the Test match.
Rahane’s bat on song
Ajinkya Rahane scored a well compiled 86 before getting out on Day 2. With Kohli he added 222 runs for the fourth wicket. Chosen over Karun Nair for this one off Test, it was important for Rahane to play a crucial innings and he timed his innings to perfection.
Mehedi Hasan’s acrobatic effort to dismiss Rahane
After a dismal performance on the field on Day 1, Bagladesh fielders needed to pull their socks up on day 2. Mehedi Hasan’s acrobatic effort to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane at short point was one of the highlights on the field from Bangladesh. After impressing with the ball. Hasan’s effort on the field has brought him many accolades from experts and commentators.
Saha’s second Test ton
Wriddhiman Saha notched up his second Test ton as he scored 106 not out and with Ravichandran Ashwin (34) and Ravindra Jadeja (60) added crucial runs at the end to take the Indian score to 687 for 6. First, he added 74 runs with Ashwin and then 118 with Jadeja.
Tajiul Islam, best Bangladeshi bowler
Left arm spinner Tajiul Islam was by far the best Bangladeshi bowler on show against India. He had figures of 3 for 156 as he took the wickets of Kohli, Rahane and Vijay.