Going into lunch India were handsomely positioned at 477/ 4, losing the solitary wicket of Ajinkya Rahane.
As the post lunch session resumed, Kohli immediately got to a double ton, smashing may records on its way, before losing his wicket to a ball that held its line and got him trapped, Taijul was the bowler, and will surely remember this moment for the rest of his life.
At the loss of Kohli’s wicket in came Ravichandran Ashwin, who stitched a decent partnership with Wriddiman Saha before Ashwin edged one to the first slip, of the bowling of Mehedi Hasan. It was a similar ball that got got the better of Cheteshwar Pujara.
Saha soon got to a well made half century as Ravindra Jadeja walked in to give him company. We expect India to propel their score past 650-700 before contemplating declaration. Because by the looks, it seems India does want to bat second time on this pitch, which is already showing signs off cracking up.
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Saha, Jadeja will probably throw caution to the wind after tea, following Kohli’s instructions. Saha, who is coming back in the mix after a lay-off will look to make a statement by getting to a century.
Everything is looking up for India as expected. The Bangladesh bowlers and batsman have been on the field for two long days, and it seems it will surely dip their energy levels and that will affect when they come out to bat.
Scorecard: Virat- 204, Saha- 83* Taijul – 121/3, Total: 620/6