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India remove Sarkar early after declaring at 687

Virat Kohli smashed a word record for most runs in a domestic season
Virat Kohli smashed a word record for most runs in a domestic season

India 687-6 dec (Kohli 204) v
Bangladesh 41-1 (Tamim 24no)
Only Test, Hyderabad, day two

Virat Kohli smashed his fourth double century in four consecutive series as India went on to post 687 for six before the declaration came during the second day of the only Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

In the 14 overs of play possible in the Bangladesh innings, they managed 41 runs, losing the lonely wicket of Soumya Sarkar (15) after he edged a Umesh Yadav (1-2) delivery to the keeper. India had to use a review to overturn the umpire's decision.

Tamim Iqbal (24 not out) looked solid at the other end and had the company of Mominul Haque (1) as Bangladesh trail by 646 runs with nine wickets in hand at stumps.

Earlier, India resumed the day at 356 for three. Kohli (204) signaled his intention with back-to-back boundaries in the second over of the day.

Ajinkya Rahane (82) reached a 73-ball fifty with a boundary in the 96th over and two overs later Kohli sealed a world record of going past Virender Sehwag's tally of 1105 for most runs in a home season.

The onslaught from the duo continued as India went past the 400-run mark in the 100th over. Rahane had a reprieve when Sabbir Rahman (0-10) dropped him at backward point of Kamrul Islam Rabbi (0-100).

As the ball started to spin, Rahane chipped a Taijul Islam (3-156) delivery to short cover, ending a massive 222-run stand with Kohli.

Wriddhiman Saha (106 not out) had a life when Mushfiqur Rahim missed a simple stumping off Taijul when he was on four and India ended the first session at 477 for three, adding 121 runs in it.

In the third over of the second session, Kohli became the first batsman in the history of the game to smash his fourth double century in four successive series but was trapped LBW by Taijul soon after.

From there on Saha had a 74-run stand with Ravichandran Ashwin (34) and another unbeaten 118-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (60 not out) to the total close to 700.

Saha had seven boundaries and two sixes in his 155-ball knock while completing a century and Jadeja remained unbeaten with a swift half-century. Kohli decided to declare the innings at 687 for six.

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