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Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian Batsman To Score Double Centuries In Successive Series

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| February 10 , 2017 , 12:55 IST
[caption id="attachment_245580" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Indian Skipper Virat Kohli Indian Skipper Virat Kohli[/caption] Indian skipper and star batsman of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli has shown up his stupendous performance by scoring whooping 204 runs in 246 balls on the second day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at Hyderabad on Friday. Virat has become first batsman in test history to score double centuries in four successive series. However, Virat ended up his inning at 204 runs as Taijul Islam of Bangladesh took his wicket. Also Read: Virat Kohli’s Tweet About #Forever, Is It For Anushka Sharma? While, Ajinkya Rahane, overnight batting on 45, was the only batsman to be dismissed in the morning session. He was caught by Mehedi Hasan off the bowling of Taijul Islam for 82. He played 133 balls and hit 11 boundaries. Also Read: Virat Kohli’s Team Will Win More Games Than Me: MS Dhoni India began the day at a commanding 356/3 with overnight unbeaten batsman Kohli and Rahane resuming their partnership. India were put on a firm footing by opener Murali Vijay (108) and Cheteshwar Pujara (83). Kohli remained unbeaten in 111 after the first day, with Rahane giving company on 45. Kohli's unbeaten 191-run innings was scored off 230 balls, punctuated by 23 hits to the fence. The Kohli-Rahane partnership produced 222 runs for the fourth wicket. The two began from where they left on the first day, giving no chance to the toiling Bangladesh bowlers. A wicket for the visitors looked unlikely till Rahane played away from his body and was caught superbly by a diving Hasan at short cover. Bangladesh couldn't quite capitalise after achieving the unlikely wicket. Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim missed a stumping chance of Saha off the bowling of Taijul. The Indian glovesman advanced far out of his crease, missed the ball but Mushfiqur, standing too far back from the stumps, failed to knock down the bails in time. Saha was on four when he got the reprieve. (Inputs: IANS)