India vs Bangladesh Test: Virat Kohli 204, Wriddhiman Saha 106* put IND on top
Wriddhiman Saha notched up his second Test century while Ravindra Jadeja blasted his fifth fifty. The partnership between these two helped India declare their innings on 687/6. Umesh Yadav struck in his first over as he removed Soumya Sarkar. Bangladesh ended day 2 on 41/1, trailing India by 646 runs. Relive all highlights of India vs Bangladesh, day 2 here. (SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE)
16:47 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Join us on day 3 for more action from Hyderabad. Bye Bye.
16:40 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha, who scored his second Test ton, says, “My confidence is high after the Irani trophy. My coach and captain asked me to keep playing my natural game. I was lucky to get a chance first up after the keeper (Mushfiqur) missed out on the chance.”
16:32 hrs IST: That is stumps on day 2 and Bangladesh have ended on 41/1, trailing India by 646 runs. Virat Kohli’s team are in the driver’s seat.
16:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Soumya Sarkar c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 15, Bangladesh 38/1.
Full ball at 142 kmph, it jags in fractionally as Sarkar plays slightly outside the line of the delivery, the ball goes past the edge and to the keeper, India appeal but umpire Marais Erasmus is unmoved, Kohli asks for a review and replays show a faint spike on Real-Time Snicko, good review by India.
16:20 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav is into the attack. This is the last over scheduled but since we have some time, a couple of overs will be slotted in.
16:16 hrs IST: Ashwin is into the attack. Can India strike before stumps on day 2?
16:12 hrs IST: Still no sign of the spinners. Maybe, there is enough time to finish the overs and get some spinners in.
16:07 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma has conceded 23 runs in his four overs. Bhuvneshwar has provided splendid control.
15:59 hrs IST: Bangladesh have moved to 24/0 in six overs. Will Kohli get Ashwin or Jadeja in now? Seems like pace is the option for the time being.
15:52 hrs IST: With seven overs remaining today, will R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja get a crack? If these two come on to bowl, then they can bowl more than seven overs.
15:47 hrs IST: Both openers have started off steadily. So far, Bangladesh are holding their own. Catch live cricket scores here
15:38 hrs IST: Tamim gets going with a boundary. His aggression will be much in demand for Bangladesh if they have to mount a challenge. Last ball of the second over, Sarkar gets going with a boundary off Ishant.
15:33 hrs IST: Steady start for Bhuvneshwar as he gets swing. Ishant Sharma will start off from the other end.
15:28 hrs IST: Out come the two Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling.
15:20 hrs IST: India have finally declared. Bangladesh drag themselves off the field. They do not know what has hit them. India are 687/6 declared and are in with a chance to take a couple of wickets early. Catch live cricket scores here
15:17 hrs IST: Jadeja thrashes Shakib over cover as India close in on 700. Maybe, India are banking on a hundred from Jadeja as well!
15:14 hrs IST: Jadeja blasts Mehedi down the ground and India are motoring along towards 700. Catch live cricket scores here
15:12 hrs IST: Brilliant Saha! He notches up his second century with a six off Taijul. India are now definitely aiming at 700.
15:08 hrs IST: Sir Jadeja! What a show he has put on. He gets to his fifth fifty by slamming Taijul for his second six.
15:06 hrs IST: Bangladesh are falling to pieces here. Tamim Iqbal drops Jadeja on 40. Mushfiqur is absolutely disappointed. Catch live cricket scores here
15:04 hrs IST: Saha comes closer to his ton by dancing down the track and driving Mehedi Hasan to the wide long off fence. Moves to 98 now.
15:01 hrs IST: Jadeja brings up the 650 with a monster hit over long on. That was in the second-tier of the stands.
14:56 hrs IST: Saha comes closer to his century by dabbing Mahmudullah to point. The slip fielder, Soumya Sarkar, was a bit too lax and they take a couple.
14:50 hrs IST: India are inching towards 650. This is the ideal time for Saha to cash in and convert this opportunity to a big score. Catch live cricket scores here
14:44 hrs IST: Mahmudullah gives away just three in his third over. Bangladesh have used eight bowlers so far, but quantity has not delivered quality for sure
14:40 hrs IST: Saha has moved to 85 now. India might declare once the wicketkeeper reached his second Test ton.
14:36 hrs IST: We’re back for the final session of Day 2
14:13 hrs IST: That will be Tea and Saha is just 17 away from a century. India have notched up their highest score in Tests against Bangladesh and they are now in a great position to dictate the course of the match.
14:08 hrs IST: India have become the first team to notch up three consecutive 600-plus scores. They smashed 631 in Mumbai against England, followed up by 759/7 declared in Chennai and now over 600 again in Hyderabad against Bangladesh. Catch live cricket scores here
14:06 hrs IST: The partnership between Jadeja and Saha is nearing 50. Like the England series, lower order partnerships are grinding the bowlers down.
14:01 hrs IST: With a tap to point, India notch up their highest score in Tests versus Bangladesh. They go past 610/3 declared which they achieved in the Dhaka Test in 2007.
13:52 hrs IST: Bangladesh ask for a review against Saha as he misses the sweep. Umpire gives it not out, it is hitting middle stump but the impact is umpire’s call. Very unlucky and Bangladesh will feel hard done.
13:50 hrs IST: Saha brings up the 600 with a cut off a short ball from Mehedi Hasan. The Bangladesh bowlers are absolutely deflated out there.
13:45 hrs IST: Polite appeal for a run-out against Ravindra Jadeja for a run-out but he is safely in. India are 594/6. Catch live cricket scores here.
13:43 hrs IST: India’s highest total against Bangladesh in Tests is 610/3 declared, which they achieved in Dhaka in 2007. They are well on course to overhauling that.
13:36 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha notches up his fifth Test fifty. India are nearing 600. Catch live cricket scores here.
13:30 hrs IST: Another poor call from Bangladesh. They just cannot seem to handle the DRS. Mehedi raps Jadeja on the pads and Bangladesh appeal, but that was missing leg stump.
13:28 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravichandran Ashwin c Soumya Sarkar b Mehedi Hasan 34, India 569/6.
Mehedi gets some drift and it spins in, Ashwin stabs at it and the edge is taken at slip.
13:24 hrs IST: The partnership between Saha and Ashwin has gone past 50. Saha nears his landmark by launching Shakib for a boundary to long on and by pulling him over deep mid wicket for a big six.
13:19 hrs IST: Shakib bowls it on the pads and Saha drills it to the long on fence. India have gone past 550. Catch live cricket scores here.
13:15 hrs IST: India are coming close to 550. Both batsmen are really grinding the Bangladesh bowlers down.
13:06 hrs IST: Ashwin gets going with a couple of boundaries off Taskin. This partnership is nearing 50 and both batsmen are looking assured.
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12:53 hrs IST: Saha breaks the shackles by reaching out to a delivery that shapes away and just laces the drive to the deep cover fence. India are 523/5. Catch live cricket scores here.
12:50 hrs IST: Only one boundary has been hit in the last five overs. India are in no real hurry.
12:43 hrs IST: Ravichandran Ashwin is in great form with the bat. He will be aiming for some quick runs with Saha if India are to reach anywhere in the range of 550-600.
12:37 hrs IST: India have gone past 500. How long will they bat before the declaration?
12:33 hrs IST: Virat Kohli! How can he be such a prolific run-machine? As an Indian fan, these are brilliant moments.
12: 24 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli LBW Taijul Islam 204, India 495/5 vs Bangladesh.
Taijul gets the breakthrough and Virat departs to a standing ovation. He looks to play an arm ball late but gets hit on the pad first, he walks off to a gracious applause. What an effort.
12:21 hrs IST: Brilliant! Sublime! Kohli launches Taijul to wide long off to bring up his fourth double century. Incredibly, he has got it in the last four consecutive series, overtaking Sir Donald Bradman and Rahul Dravid.
12:16 hrs IST: Kohli is content on employing the late cut as he gets another couple to third man. He is only two away now. Can he get it in this over? Nope, he nudges Mehedi to square leg and will take strike for the next over.
12:15 hrs IST: Kohli whips Mehedi Hasn to wide long on. He is only a boundary away now.
12:13 hrs IST: He really played that very late. Kohli uses the pace and steers it to third man for a couple. He is calmly moving through the 190s. India 484/4. Catch live cricket score here.
12:10 hrs IST: Kohli gets going immediately by guiding Taijul to backward point. Eight away now.
12:03 hrs IST: Welcome back for the second session. Kohli is nine runs away from his fourth double hundred as captain. Will India declare today or will they pile on the agony?
11:32 hrs IST: That is lunch on the second day of the one-off Test. India have moved to 477/4 with Kohli on 191*. Bangladesh got the wicket of Rahane but they conceded too many runs. Join us back in a bit for the post-lunch session
11:26 hrs IST: Kohli comes nearer to his double ton with yet another cracking shot. Flatter delivery and close to off stump, but it is also short in length, Kohli uses the pace and steers it to third man for a boundary. India are 475/4. Catch live cricket scores here.
11:21 hrs IST: Missed stumping from Mushfiqur! Poor stuff from the captain. Taijul lured Saha out of the crease as the batsman misses with the slog, Mushfiqur fails to break the stumps the first time and that allows Saha to come back, only just.
11:19 hrs IST: The contrasting reactions of both India and Bangladesh fans summed up. The Bangladesh fans almost celebrated but once the decision was changed, they were gutted and India’s fans roared in delight.
11:17 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has been given OUT LBW. He reviews and the ball is missing leg stump. He survives and Bangladesh are gutted.
11:12 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha is the next batsman in and he is also on the comeback trail after injury. Will he respond in style?
11:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane c Mehedi Hasan b Taijul Islam 82, India 456/4.
Brilliant catch from Mehedi. Tossed up delivery from Taijul and it holds its line, Rahane drives it to cover where Mehedi dives to his left to take the catch.
11:03 hrs IST: Things are progressing very smoothly for India. Kohli has slowed down a touch while Rahane is also batting steadily. India are 455/3. Catch live cricket scores here
10:55 hrs IST: Taijul and Mehedi Hasan are pulling things back slightly but the damage has been done. How much can these two limit the damage?
10:52 hrs IST: Loud shout for a caught behind against Rahane but not given. Bangladesh do not review. After two horror reviews yesterday, they are not confident. Good call though. Came straight off the thigh pad
10:48 hrs IST: Brilliant ball from Taijul. He angles the flatter delivery in on off stump and it grips the surface to break away sharply, Rahane gets beaten as the ball just misses the off stump. India are 441/3. Catch live cricket scores here
10:42 hrs IST: Taijul bowls close to the stumps but it presents no problem for Kohli as he watches the ball carefully and late-cuts it past backward point for another boundary. The partnership has crossed 200.
10:33 hrs IST: Drinks and Bangladesh will be really needing this break. They have been blown away by this assault from Kohli and Rahane. India are on top as they are 426/3. Catch live cricket scores here.
10:27 hrs IST: Rahane makes rapid progress as Kamrul bowls a short and wide ball outside off and the batsman slices it to the deep cover boundary.
10:25 hrs IST: Rahane connects with the slog sweep as he grows in confidence. This partnership is nearing 200.
10:22 hrs IST: In the air but dropped! Things go from bad to worse for Bangladesh. Rahane upper-cut it to deep backward point where Sabbir runs forward and dives but he cannot hold on it. That was a good effort.
10:20 hrs IST: Kamrul Islam Rabbi replaces Taskin but India are continuing to score at a healthy rate. India are 413/3. Catch live cricket scores here.
10:18 hrs IST: The rate of scoring and the way how Kohli and Rahane are playing, it seems that Bangladesh have a massive day of toil ahead.
10:15 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is looking in such ominous form. Will he get a triple century? Can he push the boundaries of greatness?
10:08 hrs IST: With a tuck to mid wicket, Kohli gets to yet another 150. Unstoppable and Bangladesh are having no answers.
10:06 hrs IST: There is the record. Virat Kohli now has the most number of runs by a batsman in an Indian season. He beats Virender Sehwag’s mark of 1105 runs in the season which he achieved in the 2004/05 season. Simply sublime.
10:02 hrs IST: Another short ball from Taskin and Kohli continues to pummel the pull shot to the deep mid wicket boundary. This ploy is not working and it does not look like Bangladesh have a Plan B.
09:58 hrs IST: The partnership between Kohli and Rahane has crossed 150. Kohli latches on to a pull shot and creams it to the deep mid wicket fence.
09:56 hrs IST: With a slog sweep, Rahane notches up his 10th fifty. He was facing a bit of pressure on his comeback but he has shown his worth.
09:51 hrs IST: Sublime shot from Kohli. Too full from Taskin and Kohi presents the full face of the bat to drill it down to the long on boundary. Bangladesh are totally clueless out there. India move to 376/3.
09:50 hrs IST: Full ball from Taskin and Kohli laces the drive to deep cover but Sabbir Rahman puts in the dive to save the boundary. Better effort.
09:47 hrs IST: Shakib keeps it tight but he needs support from the other end. Taskin is wasting the new ball with some erratic bowling.
09:44 hrs IST: Kohli is looking ominous while Rahane is providing the perfect foil. India are 370/3 on day 2. Catch live cricket scores here.
09:41 hrs IST: Magnificent shot! Short and wide outside off from Taskin, Kohli frees the arms and cracks it over deep backward point for a boundary. He follows it up with another cut shot to find the boundary. Already, India are making a move on.
09:39 hrs IST: Shakib strays on to the pads and Kohli glances it to fine leg for a couple. Once again, easy runs being given away by Bangladesh at the start and that is allowing India to continue their free-scoring.
09:35 hrs IST: Steady first over of the day. Some rustiness from both batsmen. Shakib Al Hasan to start from the other end.
09:33 hrs IST: A run-out appeal first-up against Ajinkya Rahane. The batsman had nudged it to the short leg fieldert who threw the stumps down at the striker’s end but the batsman is in.
09:30 hrs IST: Both batsmen have come out. Rahane will be eyeing a fifty while Kohli will be looking to continue the dominance. Taskin Ahmed to open the bowling.
09:27 hrs IST: There is still a greenish tinge on the wicket but that is just to hold the surface. Some cracks and rough areas have popped up. There might be a bit more purchase on offer today for the spinners.
09:19 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is just 31 runs away from beating Virender Sehwag’s mark of the most runs in a single season by an Indian batsman. Kohli currently has 1075 runs in the 2016/17 season while Virender Sehwag smashed 1105 runs in the 2004/05 season.
09:14 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 2 of the one-off Test between India vs Bangladesh from Hyderabad. Another day, another Virat Kohli century. He has redefined the term purple patch and is looking good to break even more records on this day.
Virat Kohli became only the third Indian and fourth batsman overall to complete 1,000 runs in a home season. The Indian skipper reached this milestone during his unbeaten 111-run knock.
Kohli’s 1,075 runs in 15 innings of nine Test matches till the end of first day’s play was the second most after Virender Sehwag, who made 1,105 runs at 69.06 in 17 innings of nine Tests, with four hundreds and three fifties in 2004-05 season.
Ajinkya Rahane will be under pressure to justify his selection ahead of Karun Nair.
Rahane, returning from a finger injury, was batting on 45 at the other end, having played second fiddle to his skipper in their 122-run fourth wicket partnership.