Hyderabad: India continued their dominance on the second day of the first test against Bangladesh. Indian batsmen Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara continued from where they had left on Day-1, finally reaching their respective fifties. Pujara soon got out for 54 as Abu Jayed struck again. Skipper Virat Kohli walked in and got out on a duck to Jayed, resulting in a rare failure.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane walked in and built a solid partnership with Mayank. The latter reached his third test hundred, and Rahane soon brought up his 21st Test 50. Both looked in solid form as India finished 188/3 at the stroke of lunch. Mayank continued his purple patch as he brought up his 150 as Kohli signalled Mayank to keep scoring and score 200.
Rahane soon got out to Jayed for 86 as Ravindra Jadeja walked in to increase the flow of runs. Mayank soon brought his second double hundred in his eighth Test match as India extended their lead over the Bangla Tigers.
Mayank went all guns blazing after the double hundred as he tried hitting Mehidy Hassan for a six to which he was caught out. It marked the end of a marathon inning of 243 (330) which included 28 fours and 8 sixes.
To everyone’s shock, Umesh Yadav was sent ahead of Ravi Ashwin to bat, as Umesh didn’t disappoint the team and the fans at the stadium. He went all guns blazing, as he remained not out on 25(10) which included one four and three sixes. Ravindra Jadeja also remained not out on 60 as India ended the day’s play on 493/6 with the lead extended to 343.