Source: News Bharati English10 Feb 2017 16:49:07
Hyderabad, February 10: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday by hitting fourth double century in the ongoing match against Bangladesh has become the first batsman to score double centuries in four successive Test series. Virat Kohli also surpassed legendary Sir Donald Bradman and Rahul Dravid. Kohli's four double hundreds have now come against West Indies (200), New Zealand (211), England (235) and now Bangladesh.
The Indian Skipper scored 204 on the second day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh. Kohli took just 239 balls to reach his double on Friday, the knock studded with 24 fours. He was out shortly after reaching it in the post-lunch session, getting leg-before to Taijul Islam. Interestingly, Virat Kohli also surpassed Virender Sehwag for most runs in a home season. Sehwag scored 1105 runs in 2004-05 while Kohli has scored 1168 this season.
Notably, India declared their first innings at 687 for six on the second day of the one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad today. Wriddhiman scored 106 runs while Ravindra Jadeja also scored his half century. Opener Murali Vijay had made 108. The good news for India was that Ajinkya Rahane had made a strong comeback and scored 82 runs off 133 balls.
Earlier, India yesterday won the toss and opted to bat first. In reply, Bangladesh started off badly and lost early wicket of Soumya Sarkar. India is trailing by 646 runs. Soumya Sarkar made 15 runs. At the end of day 2, Bangladesh scored 41 runs for 1 wicket.