India vs Bangladesh, One-Off Test, Day 2: Virat Kohli Nears Double Ton At Lunch
Toiling, running, shouting for missed opportunities and ponderous efforts to chase down the ball, barring that one and the only effort put down by Mehedi Hasan to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane, are the words that perfectly suits the Bangladesh efforts on the morning of the second day in Hyderabad as Indian batsman viz Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane didn’t even provide a slender of the opportunity to Bangladesh bowlers and fielders to raise their hands in the game.
Indian batsmen started the day by launching an attack on the Bangladesh which was evident from the fact that Indian team churned out a total of 55 runs in first 10 overs of the first session, with Kohli also completing his fourth 150+ score this season. The rate at which he batted was eye glaring as he went on to add 39 runs in just 29 deliveries on day two till his 150. He was scoring runs at his will with no bowlers being able to put a cap on him.
Meanwhile, Rahane too was making most of the missed opportunities and he was also finding gaps, easily. He hardly missed an opportunity to find gaps, with the only missed chance coming when he missed an uppercut. Rahane was also looking good for a big score but an acrobatic effort put down by Mehedi Hasan to catch him ended his innings with a score of 82.
— Harbhajan Turbonator (@cricketworms) February 10, 2017
Indian team went for Lunch at a dominating position of 477/4 with Bangladesh missing a golden opportunity in the last half hour before Lunch break when skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who was quite confident of a good show from his boys, himself missed an easiest of chance when he had all time in the world to stump Wriddhiman Saha but he made mockery of it and provided a second chance to him.
The answer to the question that how costly will this missed opportunity will prove for Bangladesh lies in future but at present, it is the fact of the matter that this missed chance has lowered the confidence of Bangladesh.
Th visiting bowlers have now to make few inroads in order to hope for some miracle or else they have to brace themselves for more pain.
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