India closed day 1 at 356 for three.
Virat Kohli started day two in an aggressive manner, dispatching the loose balls to the boundary. Kohli’s style is contagious and as expected it rubbed off on Rahane, who, too, played an attacking brand of cricket. If the run rate on Day 1 was steady to say the least, barring the last session when they upped the ante. Day 2 second session was quite the same as the last session of the first day, where consistently they maintained a handsome run rate of four-plus.
The Bangladeshis hardly were gifted any chances as the Indian batters played chance-less cricket, they played the ball at its merit and as the session went on, you saw the Bangladeshi fielders shoulders drooping, tough a couple of chances were created toward the end of the session, yet it was squandered. They probably are just waiting for something to happen, rather than trying to make it happen.
There was a lot of talk at the start of day 2 that Shakib was under bowled. So Rahim, asked him to bowl the second over of day 2, but he could not create a solid impression on the duo. Finally, Taijul Islam broke the partnership between the two, Rahane was dismissed to a spectacular catch taken at short cover. Mehedi Hasan was the fielder, who took the catch. There was also a puff of dust that was seen. The Indian spin duo must be licking their fingers.
Kohli is looking all set to reach his fourth double ton, and then set his sights on a grand triple. Kohli by scoring this can make it to the elite 300-club.
Scorecard: Rahane: 82, Kohli- 191*, Taijul: 79/2 India: 477/4