Kolkata, Nov 23: Riding on a ton from skipper Virat Kohli (136), India were declared 347/9 before tea against Bangladesh in the first innings on Day 2 in the historic day-night pink ball Test play at packed Eden Gardens here today.
Bangldesh were 106 runs in the first knock. India were leading by 241 runs against Bangladesh in the first knock. Right handed batsman Virat Kholi has etched his name in the new milestone to become first cricketer in this continent to become a centurion in epoch making
pink-ball Test play and equalled Aussie great Ricky Ponting's 41st century as the skipper in all forms of cricket game. Kohli while on a bashing mood to consolidate his scoring flicked to fine leg to a Ebadat Hossain delivery but Taijul Islam flew into the air and held the ball brilliantly, much surprised to Indian skipper. Kohli's 136 runs came from 194-ball with 18 boundaries.
Before his going Ravindra jadeja was out on 12 without adding a run after in post lunch session. India at lunch were 289/4 added 58 runs in five wickets, thanks to Bangladesh pacers Al Amin Hossain and Ebadat Hosain took three wickets each conceding 85 and 99 runs respectively. Another bowler Abu Jayed took 2 wickets for 77 runs. Virat Kohli's 27th Test ton came from 84 matches. His latest chanceless ton came from 159-ball with 12 boundaries.
India began this noon with overnight total of 174/3 ( 46 overs) with not-out batsmen Ajinkya Rahane ( 23) and Virat Kohli (59) as the duo started picking runs at ease until Ajinkya departed at 51 giving a simple catch to Ebadat Hossain at first slip off spinner Taijul Islam
This was 31-year-old Rahane's 22nd half century in Tests, 4th in trot and 7th in last 10 innings. His latest half century came from seven boundaries. Incidentally the wicket was bagged by a spinner as Indian pace trio Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared 10 Bangladesh wickets among them. The three Indian wickets fell on the first day were taken by Bangla pacers. UNI