Source: News Bharati English13 Feb 2017 15:55:49
Hyderabad, February 13: India on Monday registered a comprehensive win against Bangladesh in the one off test played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Once again the most successful home Test bowling pairs of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from leaving a telling impact. They combined to snuff out eight Bangladesh wickets, dismissing the visitors for 250 in their second innings and win the one-off Test by a comprehensive 208-run margin.
Earlier India won the toss and elected to bat first but ones again started off in a very weak manner. Coming at number, the run machine and skipper of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli batted strongly and scored fourth double century of his career. Kohli scored 204 runs which led a platform for India to win the test match. Wriddhiman Saha also scored century in the first inning and Jadeja’s handy half century helped India to post a mammoth total of 687 runs for the loss of 6 wickets and declared the inning.
In reply, Bangladesh too had a bad start but later captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder shakib Al Hasan had a good partnership which led Bangladesh to cover up the early loss of openers. Mushfiqr Rahim scored 121 runs and Hasan 83. Bangladeshi spinner Mehedi Hasan also scored his maiden half century but Indian bowlers wrapped up innings of Bangladesh for only 388 runs.
Taking the lead of 299 runs, India in the second innings score 159 runs for the loss 4 wickets and declared the innings. India gave the target of 458 runs to Bangladesh. In reply, Bangladesh got all out at the score of 250 runs and India won the test easily. India took their unbeaten streak in Test matches to 20. India have now won six consecutive series since Sri Lanka in 2015 - their best streak ever. They had won 5 in a row between 2008 and 2010.
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. On the other side, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to pick 250 wickets in just 45 matches.
Earlier, India defeated England in four tests of five and sealed the series. India now will take on Australia in fourt test match series. The first test match will start from 23rd of this month.