1st Test Day 2: Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane help India reach 493/6 at stumps
After taking India to 86/1 at stumps on the first day, opener Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara will look to continue their momentum and help their side take huge first-innings lead when they head into the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday.
Mayank Agarwal slammed his second double century while Ajinkya Rahane well-supported him with 86-run knock as India reach 493 for six at stumps on the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday.
At the end of day's play, India have taken a huge 343-run lead over Bangladesh in the first innings, with Ravindra Jadeja (60) and Umesh Yadav (25) batting at the crease.
Here are the highlights:
# FIFTY!! Ravindra Jadeja has brought up a Test half-century off 72 balls. He reached the mark by notching up a single with a cut to deep point in 112nd over by Hossain. India 482/6 (112 overs)
# Umesh Yadav is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Saha (12) was clean bowled by Ebadat Hossain on the fifth delivery of the 11th over. India now lead Bangladesh by 304 runs in the first innings with four wickets in hand. India 454/6 (110.5 overs)
# Wriddhiman Saha is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Mayank Agarwal (243) was caught by Abu Jayed at deep midwicket on the third ball of the 108th over by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. An incredible innings from Agarwal. India 434/5 (108 overs)
# Agarwal (237) and Jadeja (38) are continuely attacking the Bangladesh bowlers by dealing in boundaries. The duo has also brought up a 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket as India have crossed 400 runs. India 426/4 (107 overs)
# 19 runs off the last four overs. Agarwal pulled the first delivery of 102nd over wide of deep square leg for four runs before he came down the wicket and cleared long-on on the fourth delivery of the 103rd over. India 384/4 (103 overs)
# Mayank Agarwal slams second double Test ton off 303 balls. He reached the mark with a massive six on the fifth delivery of the 99th over. India 365/4 (99 overs)
# Mayank Agarwal (189) continues to stand strong and is approaching a Test double century while Ravindra Jadeja (12) is providing support from the other end.The hosts have crossed the 350-run mark and taken a 200-lead over Bangladesh. India 352/4 (97 overs)
# 18 runs off the last four overs. Jadeja (6) squeezed the drive on the third delivery of the 88th over by Ebadat Hossain to mid-off to get off the mark with a single before he edged the fourth delivery of the over between second slip and gully for four runs. Agarwal (170) then thumped the sixth delivery over cover for a boundary. India 327/4 (90 overs)
# Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Abu Jayed strikes for Bangladesh. Rahane (86) was caught by Taijul Islam at deep point on the fourth delivery of the 86th over. India 309/4 (86 overs)
# India have crossed 300-run mark and have now taken a lead of more than Bangladesh's first innings total. Agarwal and Rahane are comfortably batting at 156 and 82, respectively. India 303/3 (84 overs)
# Bangladesh have taken the new ball!
# The hosts have extended their first-innings lead over Bangladesh to 144 runs, with Agarwal and Rahane standing strong at their respective scores of 155 and 75. India are now just six runs short of 300 runs. India 294/ 3 (81 overs)
# India have added 18 runs in the last four overs. Agarwal (146) smashed the fifth delivery of the 75th over towards extra cover for six runs before he completed 150 runs with a maximum on the fourth delivery of the 76th over. India 273/3 (76 overs)
# 20 runs off the last four overs. Mayank (133) and Rahane (58) continue to stand strong at the crease and have stitched a 137-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The duo has also extended India's lead to 105 runs in the first innings. India 255/3 (72 overs)
# India 235/3 (68 overs) at Drinks!
#FIFTY! Rahane has brought up his 21st Test half-century off 105 balls. He reached the mark with a single by flicking the third delivery of the 66th over to deep square. India 225/3 (66 overs)
# 16 runs off the last five overs. Agarwal smashed the sixth delivery of the 65th over past slip to bring up a century stand with Ajinkya Rahane (47). India 222/3 (65 overs)
# CENTURY!! Mayank Agarwal has brought up his third Test century in eight matches he played for India in the longest format of the game. He reached the mark by notching up two runs on the third delivery of the 56th over. India 206/3 (60 overs)
# Just eight runs off the last four overs. Agarwal (95) pulled the sixth delivery of the 55th over along the ground for four runs. The Indian opener is now just five runs away from Test century. India 195/3 (59 overs)
# 12 runs off the last four overs before lunch. Mayank Agarwal (91) is looking all set for his Test century, while Ajinkya Rahane (35) has also settled well at the middle. India now lead Bangladesh by 38 runs in the first innings. India 188/3 (54 overs)
# Ajinkya Rahane (31) smashed the fifth delivery of the 49th over through the hands of Mahmudullah at cover for four runs. Mayank Agarwal, on the other hand, continues to stand strong at 83 and looking for a century. The hosts have taken a 26-run lead in the first innings. India 176/3 (49 overs)
# India have added 13 runs in the last four overs. Agarwal and Rahane continue to stand strong at the crease at their respective scores of 79 and 24. The Indian opener skipped down the wicket again on the second delivery of the 45th over by Mehidy Hasan Miraz to slap the ball over the bowler's head for six runs. India 165/3 (45 overs)
# Six runs off the last three overs. Agarwal (68) skipped down the wicket on the last delivery of the 41st over to loft the ball over mid-off for four runs. India have now crossed the 150-run mark and taken a first-innings lead against Bangladesh. India 152/3 (41 overs)
# 15 runs off the last four overs, including three boundaries. Rahane edged the first delivery from Abu Jayed in the 34th over past second slip to get off the mark with a boundary. The Indian batsman then smashed the fourth delivery of the 36th over on the up through extra cover for another boundary. India 134/3 (36 overs)
# Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Virat Kohli was caught leg before wicket on the fifth delivery of the 32nd over by Abu Jayed. The Indian skipper departed for a duck. India are now trailing Bangladesh by 31 run in the first innings with seven wickets in hand. India 119/3 (32 overs)
# FIFTY!! After Pujara, Agarwal (53) has also brought up his fourth half-century off 98 balls. The Indian opener rocked back on the fourth delivery of the 31st over to pull a magnificent shot over midwicket.India 114/2 (31 overs)
# Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Soon after scoring a Test fifty, Pujara edged the fifth delivery of the 30th over by Abu Jayed to sub fielder Saif Hassan, who dived to his right to take a difficult catch.India 105/2 (30 overs)
# FIFTY!! First-drop Cheteshwar Pujara (53) has brought up his 23rd Test half-century off just 68 balls. He achieved the feat with a boundary when he sliced a cut shot over the infield, just wide of deep point on the fifth delivery of the 28th over. India 99/1 (29 overs)
# Just a single off the very first over of the day. Agarwal (38) tapped the third ball of the 27th over by Hossain towards deep point for a single. India 87/1 (27 overs)
# Agarwal and Pujara have walked down the crease to resume India's innings. Ebadot Hossain to open the proceedings for the visitors.
# The second day's play wll begin shortly!
After bundling out Bangladesh cheaply in their first innings, Mayank and Pujara stitched an unbeaten 72-run partnership to take India to 86 for one at stumps on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday.
Opting to bat first on the Holkar Stadium pitch, Bangladesh failed to counter India's bowling attack as they were bundled out cheaply for 150 runs in their first innings. Skipper Mominul Haque (37) and Mushfiqur Rahim (43) were the only batsmen to have provided some resistance by sharing a 68-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
For India, Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of three for 27. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav too made life difficult for Bangladesh on a fresh wicket as they bagged two wickets each.
In reply, the hosts lost opener Rohit Sharma cheaply for six runs before Mayank and Pujara joined forces to help India take driver's seat at the end of the first day.
India are currently at an unbeaten streak at home as they have won 11 matches in a row since 2013. The hosts will look to continue their winning momentum and further strengthen their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Bangladesh, meanwhile, will be keen to begin their campaign at the World Test Championship on a winning note.