Indian captain Virat Kohli failed to leave an impact with the bat in India’s first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday. Kohli was dismissed for a duck after being trapped in front of the stumps by pacer Abu Jayed in 32nd over of the Indian innings. Although the on-field umpire ruled out the decision in India’s favour at first, Bangladesh went for a review and ensured Kohli was sent back to the dressing room.
India put up a good show with the ball as they bundled out Bangladesh for 150 on the very first day. Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal resumed India’s innings from 86/1 on the Day 2 in Indore as Rohit Sharma was dismissed on the first day itself. Jayed provided with the first breakthrough for Bangladesh on the second day as he dismissed Pujara in the 30th over who was caught by Saif Hassan. Pujara scored another Test half-century (54 off 72) which included 9 boundaries.
Virat Kohli soon followed him after he misunderstood an in-swinger from Jayed, which came in and struck him on the pads. He instantly did an appeal and was supported by the other players. However, the umpire didn’t give out at first but Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque went for a review. The replays, however, showed the ball was hitting the wickets and that means Kohli was out.
Virat Kohli went for a two-ball duck – his tenth duck overall in Test cricket. However, he will try to bounce back in the next innings with a bang for sure. After the dismissal of Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane steadied the ship for India.
Currently, India are 285 for 3 while both Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane both set their eye in. Agarwal smashed another well-made 150 and looking steady to score another double-century. On the other hand, Rahane too score another Test half-century. At the time of writing the article, Mayank Agarwal is batting at 152 off 239 which included 21 boundaries and 3 sixes whereas Rahane is playing at 70 off 146 with 7 boundaries.