INDvsBAN: Wriddhiman Saha scores second hundred in Tests
Hyderabad: After the classy batting performances by skipper Virat Kohli and Murli Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha also notched up his second Test hundred in the one-off Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.
On Day 2, Saha smashed a six to Bangladesh's most successful bowler in the match, Taijul Islam, to complete his hundred when he was batting at 98*. He completed his second century off 153 balls on the final delivery of 164th over.
India declared the innings after reaching a gigantic total of 687/6 in 166 overs.
Wriddhiman Saha last slammed a hundred in August 2016 against West Indies in Saint Lucia. He had then scored 104 runs off 227 balls with 13 boundaries.
Earlier in the match, Virat Kohli scored a tremendous double century, his fourth, and got out after adding 204 runs off just 246 balls with the help of 24 fours. Murli Vijay also completed his ninth century in Test Cricket scoring 108 runs off 160 balls.
Apart from Kohli, Vijay and Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara (83), Ajinkya Rahane (82) and Ravindra Jadeja (60*) also scored impressive half-centuries. Lokesh Rahul, however, could not make an impact as he got out in the very first over of the match after scoring just 2 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin also scored 34 runs.
It surely has turned out to be a frustrating first ever Test in India for Bangladesh as none of their bowlers could pose any threat to Indian batsmen, who looked in sublime touch coming into the match with three back to back Test series wins.
Taijul Islam, however, bagged 3 wickets but went for 156 runs in 47 overs. Mehendi Hasan Miraz plucked two, while Taskin Ahmed got 1 wicket in their long spells.