Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane Break Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly's Record

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Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane Break Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly’s Record 

Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane Break Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly’s Record
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, BCCI Twitter

The Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane have gone pass the record of former legendary batsmen – Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Kohli and Rahane added 100-runs partnership for the fourth wicket in the ongoing first Test match against West Indies. This was the pair’s eighth hundred run alliance for the fourth wicket – which is the most for any Indian dual.

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On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly had added seven hundred stands for the fourth wicket in the Test fold. Meanwhile, Kohli who had a rare failure in the first innings of the Test match was able to score a fine fifty. Kohli’s deputy Ajinkya Rahane carried his first innings form and scored his second fifty of the Test match.

Rahane and Kohli
Rahane and Kohli. BCCI Twitter

India has put their noses in front.

Consequently, the visitors have put their noses in front as they currently lead by 260 runs. Kohli and Rahane have added 104 runs from 247 balls for the fourth wicket and both the batsmen are looking good for more.

In fact, India was in a spot of bother when both of these batsmen united at the crease. Kohli and Rahane showed their experience and have put India in the commanding position.

On the other hand, India had posted a competitive score of 297 runs in the first essay after West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bowl first. Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja scored 81 and 58 runs respectively to help the visitors post a par score.

Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, 2019 World Cup, India, Pakistan
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Subsequently, the Indian bowlers were able to deliver the goods. The veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma was the wrecker in chief as the lanky pacer took a five-wicket haul. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja were able to scalp two wickets apiece whereas Jasprit BUmrah took one wicket.

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Both Rahane and Kohli will like to consolidate on the current position and build India’s lead.

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