India vs Bangladesh: Kohli, Vijay tons take India to 356/3 on Day 1
Hyderabad: Backed by two centuries, India registered an imposing total of 356/3 on Day 1 of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.
At Stumps, Virat Kohli was unbeaten at 111 off 141 balls with 12 fours, while Ajinkya Rahane was not out at 46 runs off 60 deliveries.
This was Kohli's 16th Test hundred while earlier in the day, Murli Vijay also slammed his 9th ton in Test Cricket to strengthen India.
India won the toss and decided to bat first, however, Lokesh Rahul failed to utilize the opportunity and got out in the very first over post scoring just 2 runs.
Virat Kohli (1066) also completed 1000 runs in the current home season to enter the league of the likes of Virender Sehwag (1105), Graham Gooch (1058) and Sunil Gavaskar (1027).
Cheteshwar Pujara also played a fine inning of 83 runs off 177 balls with 9 boundaries and added 178 runs for the second wicket with Murli Vijay, who got out after scoring 108 runs off 160 deliveries with 12 fours and a six.
Taskin Ahmed, Mehendi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam bagged a wicket each, while Shakib Al Hasan is yet to get his first success in the match. The visiting team also missed a run out chance of Murli Vijay who fully utilized the chance and scored his ninth hundred which is third joint-most by an Indian opener, after Sunil Gavaskar (34) and Virender Sehwag (22).
Bangladesh, which is playing a Test match in India for the first time since getting Test status in 2002, will have to do some extraordinary stuff on Day 2 to put the home team under pressure.