Day-Night Test: India on verge of historic win- Records scripted
The Indian cricket team dominated Bangladesh on Day 2 of the historical Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India rode on Ishant Sharma's bowling heroics and a sublime 27th Test century by Virat Kohli to dominate the proceedings against a sorry Bangladesh. At stumps, Bangladesh's scorecard read 152/6 as they trail by 89 runs. Here are the major records scripted till now.
In the first innings, Bangladesh were bowled out for 106 in 30.3. Ishant dazzled with the pink ball and showed his prowess with a fifer. Notably, Indian pacers claimed all 10 wickets to continue their superb form. In reply, India declared at 347/9. Kohli amassed a 194-ball 136. Bangladesh missed the plot once again in the second innings as Ishant caused a top-order collapse.
Indian captain Kohli needs 11 runs to get past legend Sourav Ganguly (7,212) in terms of career Test runs. The 31-year-old surpassed the likes of Greg Chappell (7,110), Stephen Fleming (7,172) in terms of career Test runs (7,202). Kohli notched his 27th career Test ton and equaled the likes of Graeme Smith and Allan Border (27 each).
This was Kohli's 20th Test century as captain of Team India. The star batsman also notched his 70th international century across formats. Kohli also amassed his 41st international century as captain. He is the first Indian to hit a century in D/N Test. Kohli equaled Sachin Tendulkar in terms of second-least innings to 27 Test tons (141). Sir Don Bradman (70) leads the show.
Cheteshwar Pujara (55) registered his 24th career Test fifty. He went past Michael Vaughan in terms of career Test runs (5,740). Ajinkya Rahane (51) slammed his 22nd career Test fifty. Rahane now has 642 runs in Tests this year. Kohli has also surpassed the 600-run mark in 2019 (612). Mayank Agarwal became the second batsman to surpass 750 runs in Tests this year.
Mominul Haque became the second Bangladesh Test skipper to notch a pair in a Test match. Habibul Bashar had registered this unwanted feat against Zimbabwe in 2004. Kohli became the fastest to score 5,000 runs as a captain in Tests (86 innings). He went past Ricky Ponting (97 innings).
Captains dismissed for a duck in a D/N Test:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) November 22, 2019
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Ishant (5/22, first innings) notched the third-cheapest five-wicket haul by an Indian pacer in Tests. Jasprit Bumrah (5/7 versus West Indies) and Javagal Srinath (6/21 versus South Africa) have produced better spells than Ishant. Ishant clinched his second career five-wicket haul on home soil. He had earlier claimed his maiden fifer in his first Test at home. That was his second career Test match.