Virat Kohli blasted his 16th Test century and his first against Bangladesh as India continued their domination over Bangladesh. Before Kohli’s magnificent knock, Murali Vijay notched up his ninth Test century by slamming his ninth Test ton. Thanks to the efforts of Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay, India have ended the first day on 356/3. Relive all highlights of India vs Bangladesh one-off Test in Hyderabad here. (WHERE TO SEE LIVE STREAMING | SCORECARD)
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16:51 hrs IST: Vijay, who scored his 9th Test ton, says, “I really like batting with Cheteshwar Pujara. It is a comfort factor, he has a solid game. We just keep our game plans simple, don’t try too many things. And we speak to each other very well
16:45 hrs IST: That will be stumps and it is advantage India. Virat Kohli! Feels like whenever he comes out, a century is inevitable. His fourth century in his last seven Tests. For him, century scoring is just so simple. His effort, combined with Vijay’s knock earlier has helped India end on 356/3. Bangladesh have an uphill task ahead of them.
16:40 hrs IST: Final over of the day coming up but Kohli continues to find the boundary as he slaps a full and wide ball from Shakib to the cover boundary.
16:35 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Pakistan’s disastrous ODI fortunes in 2015/16 has resulted in one major casualty. Azhar Ali has been sacked as Pakistan captain. Read about it here.
16:33 hrs IST: Bangladesh are losing the plot with the new ball. Taskin bowls it too short and Rahane crunches the pull shot to deep mid wicket for another boundary. He is nearing his fifty as well.
16:30 hrs IST: Full ball from Mehedi and Kohli whips it hard to deep mid wicket to bring up his 16th Test century. He is simply too good. Unstoppable and his golden form continues in Tests. First against Bangladesh as well.
16:27 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan comes into the attack and bowls a short ball outside off, Rahane rocks back and cracks it to deep extra cover for a boundary.
16:25 hrs IST: Poor fielding from Mahmudullah as he does not put in a good stop at long on. Kohli moves to 96.
16:19 hrs IST: Now Rahane joins in the fun. Seems like he was watching a lot of the Australian Open. Another short ball from Kamrul and Rahane forehands the pull shot to long on for a boundary.
16:17 hrs IST: Crack! Superbly done! Short ball and slightly wide outside off, Kohli stands tall and creams the pull shot to deep mid wicket. He is closing in.
16:14 hrs IST: Kohli and Rahane are both scoring runs at will. Rahane is happy to give the strike to Kohli.
16:05 hrs IST: With a square-cut to deep cover, Kohli enters the 80s. With seven overs to go, will he get to a 100 today?
16:03 hrs IST: Kohli square cuts a short ball to deep point as he nears 80. Bangladesh have to make it count with the new ball.
15:59 hrs IST: Bangladesh have taken the second new ball. Taskin Ahmed will start off with it. Two slips in place
15:56 hrs IST: Rahane gets going by cracking a short ball from Mehedi Hasan to the boundary. The new ball is available now.
15:48 hrs IST: Turn and bounce for Taijul. Kohli plays down the wrong line and gets beaten. First good ball from the Bangladesh bowlers after a long time.
15:39 hrs IST: Kohli continues to make smooth progress. Rahane is steady on his comeback after injury and loss of form in the England series.
15:30 hrs IST: Taijul comes over the wicket and floats a wide ball outside off, Kohli reaches out for it and laces the drive past the gap at cover for a boundary. India are 266/3. Catch live cricket scores of the match here
15:26 hrs IST: 15th Test fifty for Virat Kohli. It has been so effortless. He is looking good for another big score.
15:23 hrs IST: Kohli moves to 48. It has been a chanceless knock from the Indian skipper, who has gone past 1000 runs in a Test season for India. He continues to amass runs.
15:15 hrs IST: Only 20 overs remain in the day. Kohli nears 50 as he flicks Shakib Al Hasan to the deep mid wicket fence.
15:06 hrs IST: Kohli and Rahane hold the key now. But, India bat deep. Bangladesh racing through their overs.
15:01 hrs IST: All eyes on Virat Kohli as he negotiates the final session. Bangladesh are bowling some tight lines. Catch live updates of the match here
14:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Murali Vijay b Taijul Islam 108, India 234/3.
Vijay shuffles to the off side and attempts the paddle sweep but gets bowled round his legs.
14:48 hrs IST: Vijay launches Taijul to long on for a boundary. Bangladesh are giving away too many easy runs.
14:46 hrs IST: There is an appeal for an LBW by Bangladesh against Virat Kohli. Big inside edge. Move on.
14:43 hrs IST: Finally, the Monk does it! Short and wide delivery from Kamrul and Vijay steers it past the gap at cover and point for his ninth Test ton and second against Bangladesh. Well played, Monk! Catch live updates of the match here
14:39 hrs IST: Kamrul bowls it short outside off and Kohli hacks it to deep cover for a couple. Vijay has remained in the nervous 90s for close to one hour.
14:34 hrs IST: Crunching shot from Kohli! Kamrul overpitches and Kohli drills the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence. Simply sublime! He follows it up next ball with another boundary square on the off side.
14:32 hrs IST: Kamrul Islam Rabbi starts off proceedings. Kohli is on strike and he is looking to give strike to Vijay immediately.
14:29 hrs IST: Welcome back for the final session on day 1. Will Murali Vijay get to his 9th Test ton? Will Bangladesh take regular wickets to stay in the contest? All set to find out in the next minute. Catch live updates of the match here
14:13 hrs IST: No, he cannot. He calmly defends and India head into the Tea session at 206/2. India’s session totally but Bangladesh will be relieved that Mehedi Hasan got the big wicket of Pujara.
14:08 hrs IST: Probably the last over before Tea. Taijul Islam is into the attack. Kohli tucks the second ball to fine leg for a single. Right, four balls to go. Can the Monk do it? Catch live updates of the match here
14:06 hrs IST: Kohli has moved to 16*, which is his highest score in Tests versus Bangladesh! He has played only one Test against them where he was dismissed for 14. It was the rain-ruined Fatullah match in June 2015.
14:01 hrs IST: Kohli gives the strike to Vijay. Will he get to his 100 before tea? Bangladesh are slowing down proceedings.
13:57 hrs IST: Vijay moves to 97 by running a short and flat ball to short third man for a single. India bring up the 200.
13:53 hrs IST: Slight misjudgment from Vijay. Taskin bowls a short ball that does not rise up and Vijay is late in dropping his wrists. He survives.
13:46 hrs IST: Vijay moves into the 90s by gliding a good length ball to third man. Kohli has started aggressively by check-driving a full ball to deep cover. Interesting battle on the cards as Taskin has said he wants to get Kohli out. Catch live updates of the match here
13:43 hrs IST: Horror ball from Mehedi. Short and wide ball and Virat Kohli gets going in style with a cracking cut shot to deep cover.
13:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Cheteshwar Pujara c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan 83, India 180/2.
Flatter delivery skids on and drifts in, Pujara gets an outside edge, the ball lobs off of Mushfiqur’s pads and it is taken on the second attempt.
13:38 hrs IST: Vijay and Pujara continue to score runs at a brisk pace. Bangladesh are working hard to break this stand. Pujara enters the 80s with a back foot punch off a Mehedi Hasan flatter delivery.
13:30 hrs IST: Mehedi stays round the wicket and bowls a quicker ball outside off, Vijay steers it to the third man fence. He is closing in on his hundred. India 169/1. Catch live updates of the match here
13:27 hrs IST: Some time back, it was mentioned that Vijay and Pujara love building big stands. In Uppal, they have the highest partnership at this venue, notching up 370 against Australia in 2013. This stand is nearing 200.
13:24 hrs IST: Pujara is matching Vijay stroke for stroke. In two overs, he has found the boundary twice.
13:21 hrs IST: Vijay was almost a goner! But Bangladesh missed a run-out in spectacular style. India are making them pay. Watch THAT moment here
13:18 hrs IST: Pujara capitalises on some loose bowling from Mehedi as he finds the boundary as well. This session goes from bad to worse for Bangladesh. India are 152/1. Catch live updates of the match here.
13:12 hrs IST: Drinks are on the field. India’s session by a country mile. Things not looking good for Bangladesh.
13:07 hrs IST: Top-edged but safe! Vijay aims to sweep Mehedi Hasan but gets a top edge that lands safely. It was well over the fielder at short fine leg.
13:00 hrs IST: Vijay launches into Shakib. The bowler bowls it short and Vijay cuts it past backward point. Next ball, he launches Shakib way back into the stands at long on for the first six of the Test. India 140/1. Catch live updates of the match here.
12:57 hrs IST: The over-rate has improved dramatically after the introduction of Taijul and Shakib. Both are bowling some tight lines but are not getting the breakthrough.
12:53 hrs IST: Superb ball from Shakib. He drifts the delivery in on middle and leg and gets it to break away, Vijay is beaten.
12:51 hrs IST: It is left-arm spin from both ends as Taijul and Shakib wheel away. Both batsmen are looking comfortable.
12:43 hrs IST: Taijul Islam, another left-arm orthodox, is into the attack now. He is best remembered for taking the best haul by a Bangladesh bowler in Tests, which was 8/39 against Zimbabwe. He also picked up an ODI hat-trick on debut.
12:38 hrs IST: Pujara gets to his 12th fifty by gliding a ball to third man. This stand and this partnership has been superb. Catch live updates of the match here.
12:34 hrs IST: Pujara comes closer to his fifty with a nudge to square leg. Bangladesh will now be ruing those missed chances.
12:29 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Short ball from Kamrul and Vijay pulls it in the air but in the gap at deep square leg for another boundary. The partnership has crossed 100.
12:27 hrs IST: Glorious! Vijay drives Shakib to deep extra cover for a boundary to bring up his 15th Test fifty. Wonderful effort. Catch live updates of the match here.
12:22 hrs IST: There is not much bounce on this wicket. Again Kamrul bowls it short and there is not much of pace, Pujara chops it over the slip fielder and to third man for a couple. India are 96/1. Catch live updates of the match here.
12:20 hrs IST: Kamrul continues to leak runs. Short and wide delivery and Pujara stands tall to cut it past the gap at cover and point, the fielders cannot haul it in.
12:16 hrs IST: Shakib at the other end. This is just his third over. In the last couple of series, he is not bowling a lot of overs. Maybe to reduce the workload on him.
12:14 hrs IST: Kamrul Islam Rabbi starts off the second session. Can Bangladesh strike early?
12:10 hrs IST: We are back for the second session. India will be looking to make Bangladesh pay with those lapses. Vijay is nearing a fifty and so is Pujara. By the way, Vijay’s average against Bangladesh has crossed 100.
11:34 hrs IST: As the players take lunch, the preparation by the Indian team for this match was clouded in secrecy. Read about this strange incident here.
11:30 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 1 and India are in great shape at 86/1, thanks to Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara’s solid partnership. Bangladesh started off well, bowled with discipline but after the drinks break, they were slack. The crucial run-out miss of Vijay will certainly be hurting.
11:23 hrs IST: Mehedi bowls it slightly short on off stump and Pujara rocks back to hack it to deep backward point.
11:21 hrs IST: Vijay employs those wrists brilliantly and whips Taskin to the deep mid wicket fence. Partnership looking ominous for Bangladesh.
11:18 hrs IST: Vijay and Pujara love to build stands. Their first major stand was at this venue against Australia in 2013 while they stitched another big stand against England in Rajkot. Catch live updates of the match here.
11:14 hrs IST: Meanwhile, there has been plenty of banter from the King of Twitter, Virender Sehwag. Check out what he has been up to in the recent days here.
11:07 hrs IST: How big will that missed run-out of Murali Vijay prove to be? Bangladesh have to tighten their fielding as they have been very lax after the drinks break.
11:04 hrs IST: Taskin into the attack. Mushfiqur is rotating the bowlers around.
10:59 hrs IST: Missed run-out! Can you believe it? Heads drop in the Bangladesh camp. They have missed a simple run-out! Vijay works it to square leg and thinks about a single, Pujara hares down the track as the fielder puts in the dive, Vijay belatedly sets off for the run and is gone for all counts, but Mehedi cannot pick it up and Vijay survives. What a lucky break. In fact, it was also a poor throw from Kamrul Islam Rabbi, the fielder who dived and caused the uncertainty.
10:57 hrs IST: He almost does! Flatter delivery and it slides on, Vijay looks to work it to the leg side and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for an LBW but not given by umpire Marais Erasmus. Good call as there was an inside edge.
10:56 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s greatest, comes into the attack now. Can he break this dangerous stand?
10:51 hrs IST: Bangladesh are losing their discipline. Kamrul bowls a short and wide ball outside off and Vijay crashes the cut to deep backward point. 10 runs again in the over and India have moved to 65/1 in 16 overs.
10:48 hrs IST: Runs are flowing easily now. Both Vijay and Pujara have got their eye in.
10:45 hrs IST: Edged and safe again! This is frustrating for Bangladesh and Mehedi in particular. Flatter delivery outside off, Pujara plays it late and steers it past Shakib at slip for another boundary. The partnership has gone past 50. India are 55/1 after 15 overs.
10:43 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Mehedi gets this delivery to dip on Pujara and the batsman stabs at it, the ball goes wide of Shakib at slip for a boundary.
10:39 hrs IST: Superb shot from Pujara. Too full from Kamrul and the batsman creams the drive to the long off fence. India are 45/1 after 14 overs. Catch live updates of the match here.
10:35 hrs IST: Spin introduced after the drinks break. Mehedi Hasan, who was a sensation in the series against England, comes into the attack.
10:30 hrs IST: Kamrul bowls an expensive over as Vijay finds the boundary again with a crunching pull shot to deep mid wicket. 10 runs in the over and the first hour ends. Even for the moment, but slight advantage to India.
10:28 hrs IST: Runs are starting to come very easily. Kamrul bowls a short ball on leg stump and Vijay pulls it to the long leg boundary. India making a move on.
10:26 hrs IST: The crowd are slowly filtering in. Not much on the first day yet. Sarkar ends the over poorly as Pujara clips a full ball on the pads to the deep mid wicket fence. India 30/1 after 12 overs. Catch live updates of the match here.
10:22 hrs IST: Change in bowling first up. Soumya Sarkar is bowling! Remember, he does bowl fast medium. He gets some away swing but not close enough for Pujara to play. Pace is somewhere in the mid-120s.
10:18 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Kamrul bowls a full ball in the channel outside off and gets a slight hint of away shape, Pujara pokes at it softly and the edge lands in front of first slip. Maybe, slip is also standing a bit too deep.
10:16 hrs IST: Impressive spell from Taskin so far. 5-0-11-1. He has bowled with good pace and has troubled the batsman with some swing and bounce.
10:12 hrs IST: First boundary for Vijay. Kamrul Islam strays a short ball on leg stump and Vijay pulls it to fine leg. India 24/1 after eight overs. Catch live updates of the match here.
10:06 hrs IST: This has been a good show from Bangladesh so far. However, their captain, Mushfiqur Rahim has wanted more Tests in overseas conditions.
10:04 hrs IST: Good ball from Taskin. He gets some late inswing to Pujara and the batsman is almost beaten for pace, he gets a leading edge to point and there is some confusion over whether to take a single, in the end, they decide against it.
10:00 hrs IST: The first boundary of the Test match. Full and wide delivery from Kamrul outside off, Pujara reaches out slightly and carves it past gully for a boundary. Much needed for India.
09:55 hrs IST: Good line and lengths from Taskin and Kamrul. They are not giving away much as India move to 7/1 after 5 overs. Taskin is employing the short-ball well and is touching close to 90 mph. Catch live updates of the match here.
09:50 hrs IST: Both Vijay and Pujara have gotten off the mark with a couple. Kamrul Islam Rabbi has a good round-arm action and he could be lethal with reverse swing when the ball becomes old.
09:46 hrs IST: Strange appeal from Bangladesh. Taskin gets a full ball to swing well down the leg side and Rahim dives to his left to collect, they appeal for a catch, the bat was miles away from the ball. What were they appealing for? India are 4/1 after three overs.
09:40 hrs IST: Good start from Kamrul Islam Rabbi. Wicket-to-wicket and a bit of swing. Bangladesh not showing any nerves.
09:35 hrs IST: WICKET! KL Rahul b Taskin Ahmed 2/1, 0.4 overs vs Bangladesh.
Full ball outside off, Rahul goes for the drive and gets an inside edge that clatters on to middle stump.
09:30 hrs IST: Murali Vijay and KL Rahul have come out to open. Taskin Ahmed will open the bowling.
09:27 hrs IST: The national anthems of Bangladesh and India are done. Time for action.
09:20 hrs IST: Jayant Yadav has been left out and India have gotten three pacers in the team. Pretty strange. The Hyderabad wicket has a nice even covering of grass. So there will be some movement for the pacers and some nice carry too
09:14 hrs IST: Some strange decisions and some unfortunate decisions from the Indian camp. Karun Nair, who blasted 303* in the Chennai Test, is left out for Ajinkya Rahane. Kohli had said that Rahane’s two years of hard work cannot be overlooked due to one knock.
09:08 hrs IST: Playing XIs of both India and Bangladesh:
India: 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: 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
09:05 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim: A great moment for Bangladesh cricket. We learnt a couple of things from the last match, a couple of mistakes cost us the game against NZ
09:03 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: Hyderabad has always been a good batting wicket. It is hard and the fast bowlers do get some help out here.
09:00 hrs IST: India win the toss and they bat. They are playing five bowlers, which includes three pacers.
08:54 hrs IST: India have played three Tests in Uppal. After they drew their first Test against New Zealand, they have won their next two against New Zealand and Australia by an innings. Hat-trick of innings wins coming up?
08:49 hrs IST: Bangladesh played their first Test against India in 2000. Strange that it took them 17 years to play their first Test in India. Their record against India: Played 8, Won 0, Lost 6 and Drawn 2
08:40 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh from Hyderabad. After three ODIs and three T20Is, the action shifts to the Test match, the ninth for India in the 2016/17 season. After a 3-0 win over New Zealand and 4-0 win over England, Virat Kohli’s team will be hoping to continue the dominance.
Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are on a definite high. They beat England in all three formats of the game recently and unlikely to lose their momentum against Bangladesh, who are in India on the back of a 2-0 loss in New Zealand.
It will be the ninth Test match between India and Bangladesh and the first in India. India have won six and drawn two in eight previous Tests played against Bangladesh. The Bengal Tigers played their first ever Test match against India at home in 2000.
All eyes will be on R Ashwin. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner needs two wickets to become sixth Indian and 39th bowler overall to take 250 or more wickets in Tests.
R Ashwin claimed 248 wickets at 24.96 in 82 innings of 44 Tests. He will become the fastest to reach this landmark in terms of matches. Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee took 250th Test wicket in his 48th match, the fastest ever.