India vs Bangladesh: Murli Vijay slams 9th ton in Test Cricket
Hyderabad: Murli Vijay continued his sublime form in the one-off Test against Bangladesh scoring yet another hundred to help India reach to a comfortable position of 223/2 in the third session of Day 1.
Earlier, India won the toss and decided to bat first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday. Opener Lokesh Rahul, however, departed in the very first over of the match after scoring just 2 runs.
Murli Vijay slammed his 9th hundred in his 48th Test off 149 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six.
He added 178 runs for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara, who got out to Mehendi Hasan Miraz after scoring 83 runs off 177 balls with 9 boundaries.
Vijay, in the recently concluded four-Test series between India and England, scored 357 runs at an average of 44.62, with two centuries. He was the third highest run aggregator from India after Virat Kohli (655) and Pujara (401).
During the course of the match, Pujara also notched up a historic milestone by scoring 1,605 runs in the current first-class season, which is most by any player in Indian first-class season. He surpassed Chandu Borde's record of 1,604 which he set a long time back in 1964-65.
On Day 1 of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh, India stands looks in a comfortable position at 223/2 with 8 wickets in hand and Vijay (101*) and skipper Virat Kohli (31*) batting at the crease.