WATCH: Bangladesh’s Ebadot Hossain Applauds Virat Kohli for His Beautiful Cover Drive

By 11 months ago

Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again showed his class in the ongoing pink-ball Test which is eventually the first-ever day-night Test as well. He smashed his century which included some eye-glaring shots under the lights at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Even his shots made his opponent, Bangladesh bowler Ebadot Hossain appreciates him as well.

In the first day of the second Test between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, India bundled out Bangladesh within 106. Indian pacers left the visitors struggling in the middle where Ishant Sharma bagged a five-wicket haul and the other five wickets were shared between Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, didn’t let the spectators feel hopeless as he scored 59* (93) before the end of day one’s play. However, India lost both their openers Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal very cheaply. During the 17th over of India’s innings, Kohli played a cover drive so beautifully that even Bangladesh bowler Ebadot Hossain couldn’t stop clapping. Virat Kohli also reached his 5000 Test runs as captain during his innings at Eden Gardens.

However, Cheteshwar Pujara also fell for 55 which brought Ajinkya Rahane on the field. At stumps on Day 1 with Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on 23 as India reached 174/3, leading Bangladesh by 68 runs. On the next day, Virat Kohli completed his century whereas Rahane too scored a fifty.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. ©AFP

However, after their dismissal, tail-enders failed to add much and India declared at 347 for 9. While batting in their second innings, Bangladesh lost their opener Shadman Islam for a 4-ball duck as Ishant Sharma trapped him before the stumps. Even, the captain Mominul Haque too fell for a 6-ball duck whereas Mohammad Mithun scored a mere 6.

Mushfiqur Rahim steadied the ship with Mahmudullah before the later retired hurt for 39. Rahim was at 59 at stumps on Day 2. Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam scored 15 and 11 respectively before getting dismissed. However, Bangladesh are at 152 for 6 at stumps on Day 2 and there is a chance of Virat Kohli led India to win the series with ease.

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