Bangladesh are struggling at 41/1 at the end of second day’s play and still trail India by 646 runs. The visiting team’s openers gave team a steady start as Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarka put 38 for the first wicket. The first wicket came in the 12th over, when Umesh Yadav dismissed Sarkar.
Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli scored 204 as India declared at 687 for six on the second day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad on Friday.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (106*) and Ravindra Jadeja (60*) were at the crease when Kohli decided to declare the Indian innings.
Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (82) strengthened India’s position on day two of the one-off Test against Bangladesh as the duo scored at brisk pace before Rahane was dismissed by Taijul Islam.
The Kohli-Rahane pair took off from where they had left on the opening date as the Bangladeshi bowlers are struggling to contain the free flow of runs.
Opener Murali Vijay and skipper Kohli had smashed scorching centuries to fire India to a first-inning score of 356-3 at stumps on the opening day of the one-off Test match against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Thursday.
Opting to bat first, Vijay struck 12 boundaries and one six in his blistering knock of 108 runs besides stitching a massive 178-run stand with first drop Cheteshwar Pujara (83) for the second wicket.
Subsequently, Kohli struck his fourth hundred of the home season and 16th century in Test cricket off 130 balls. He made his intentions clear when he slammed four runs on the very first ball he faced.
Kohli, in the course of his innings, also became the third Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag to score 1000 Test runs in a home season. He is now second on the list after Sehwag for batsmen with most runs in a home Test season.
For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam all bagged a wicket each.
At the end of the day’s play, the skipper remained unbeaten on 111 while Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 45.