After Murali, Kohli hits a ton to take India to a formidable position

February 9, 2017, 3:16 pm
After Murali, Kohli hits a ton to take India to a formidable position
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After Murali, Kohli hits a ton to take India to a formidable position

After Murali, Kohli hits a ton to take India to a formidable position

At 96, Kohli whipped Mehedi Hasan through midwicket for four. It was a top shot from Kohli. He had earlier done it with perfection but this time the shot made him to reach that deserved 100.

Murali Vijay played another fine innings to hit a ton against Bangladesh in the one-off test in Hyderabad on Thursday. India scored 234 for the loss of three wickets at Tea on day 1 of the test. Soon after the innings resumed after the tea-break, Vijay played a failed lap sweep to Taijul Islam and was clean bowled.

In the early to the innings, India lost only one wicket and scored over 120 runs most of it coming from Pujara’s willow.

Though Bangladesh could made an easy breakthrough by removing KL Rahul at the start and removed Cheteshwar Pujara at 83. He was caught behind the stumps.

Vijay slammed his 14th Test fifty while Pujara completed his 12th half century. The duo once again produced a brilliant 100-run partnership between them. This was the fifth century stand between Vijay and Pujara in this home season - the most by any pair in an Indian season. Earlier, Pujara and Vijay helped hosts recover from the early loss of KL Rahul. They stitched a partnership of 178 runs for the second wicket.

Karun Nair, who slammed a brilliant 303 not out in the match against England recently, was dropped and Ajinkya Rahane returned to the team. Earlier, skipper Kohli and coach Anil Kumble had hinted that Rahane will be given priority over Nair.