After slamming his 27th Test century, skipper Virat Kohli was left stunned at Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan’s flying six on Day 2 of India’s maiden Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday.
Kohli embellished the pink-ball Test with a sparkling century before his quick bowlers reduced Bangladesh to 152/6 in their second innings as the hosts closed on a 2-0 series sweep. After India declared their first innings on 347/9, Bangladesh risked losing the match inside two days after slumping spectacularly to 14/4 in the seventh over.
Ishant Sharma, who took a five-for in the first innings, blew away the top-order with a three-wicket burst and later added wicket of Mehidy Hasan to be one wicket away from his second 10-wicket haul in a Test match.
However, before Hasan departed, the right-hander played a bizarre shot off Mohammed Shami’s bowling in the 24th over of Bangladesh’s 2nd innings, which went for a six leaving everyone including Kohli stunned. Expected to drag itself till the boundary ropes, the ball comfortably went for a six.
Kohli became the first Indian to score a hundred in a day/night Test, treating the fans with a 136-run knock after starting the day at overnight 59. His deputy Ajinkya Rahane (51) too looked in good touch, striking his fourth successive half-century as India declared their first innings at 347 for nine for a massive 241-run lead.