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WICKET: It's eight for Ishant!
Imrul Kayes pushes at one angled away and gets a thick outside edge. Kohli falls to his right and pouches but wears a look of suprise. He did not seem to be in full control of the catch which went quick to him. But he hangs on and Ishant now has his best-ever haul in a home Test with eight wickets already.
WICKET: Umesh gets into the act
The short ball proves to be the undoing of Mohammad Mithun, who was earlier struck on the helmet by Ishant. This time he completely mistimes the pull and doles out a simple catch to short mid wicket. Bangladesh 9/3 now!
TEA: Bangladesh trail by 234
And one more for Ishant
This time it's the skipper Mominul who nicks behind against an away going delivery. Ends a horror Test for him as he finishes with a pair.
WICKET: Ishant strikes early
Shadman Islam falls for a duck as Ishant strikes in his first over. Pings him on the pads from round the wicket and even a review can't save Islam.
India declare with a lead of 241
Thaat's a tactical declaration. The ball is doing a lot in this session. Kohli sees no point making the last wicket pair hang around. There's still 40 minutes to go for the Tea break. All the factors combine to force him for a surprise declaration.
WICKET: Duck for Ishant too
The inswinger does the trick for Al-Amin. Ishant is struck plumb in front and even a review can't save him. India lose their ninth with the lead being 225.
WICKET: Umesh goes for a duck
He isn't wasting any time. Abu Jayed shapes it away, Umesh swings hard but nicks it to second slip. India have now lost four wickets for 41 runs, all in this session.
That's twice in two days that the second session has proven difficult to bat in. Is that the new dimension that day-night games bring into Test cricket? Very intriguing.
WICKET: Ashwin falls too
The twilight period, and the second new ball is proving to be a difficult time to bat just as it was yesterday when Bangladesh lost a heap of wickets. Here the pacers are getting some shape in to the batsmen. Al-Amin raps Ashwin on the pads with one such ball and has him LBW, which is upheld by DRS. India don't lose a review though because the impact on the pads was umpire's call.
WICKET: Kohli falls for 136
It needed a stunning catch from Taijul Islam to end Kohli's stay. He flicks an ordinary ball in the air and Taijul, at deep backward square leg, runs in early but makes the adjustment to jump up and to his left to take a corker. Kohli departs for 136, becoming Ebadat's third victim.
WICKET: Jadeja falls to Abu Jayed
It's an error of judgement from Jadeja. This one from Jayed nips in sharply from round the wicket and Jadeja shoulders arms, only to see it hit the off stump.
LUNCH: India lead by 183
Kohli remains unbeaten on 130. He's upped the ante after getting to his hundred, even hitting four consecutive boundaries off Abu Jayed at one point. Taijul's left-arm spin remains Bangladesh's biggest wicket-taking chance at the moment. But can they do any damage that could dent India's confident march?
HUNDRED FOR KOHLI
It's not an eagerration to say that he looked like he'd get a ton right from the time he walked out yesterday. He gets there with a clip on the onside and brings up his 27th Test ton.
And every time he gets to this hundred milestone, he is now in the zone where he goes higher and higher in stature. Here are a few stats, from Deepu Narayanan, that highlight it.
- 27th Test hundred for Kohli, goes level with two other captains - Allan Border & Graeme Smith
- 41 hundreds across formats for Kohli as captain in 188 innings - joint most with Ricky Ponting who did so in exactly double the number of innings (376)
WICKET: Rahane falls for 51
Taijul Islam, the man who was threatening the most in the first session gets a wicket. Rahane can't keep a cut down against a ball that seemed to have stopped on him a touch. Easy catch at point, and Rahane walks back after a neat 51.
Fifty for Rahane
He's played some shots that match Kohli for class today and now gets past fifty as well, off 65 balls. He continues his good run that started in the West Indies earlier this year. Seventh fifty-plus score since the start of the World Test Championship for Rahane!
India's lead over 100...
Kohli and Rahane have doubled their overnight stand of 37 and have taken the lad past 100. Taijul Islam is getting a few balls to turn away, but apart from that the start has been pretty listless from Bangladesh.
Hello and welcome to Day 2. Does it feel like it? No.
India already have a lead of 68 runs, which puts us deeper in the Test match than we'd like, but we have also only seen 76.3 overs of cricket -- which is heavily short of the 90 overs supposed to be bowled in a day. So it feels Day 1, it also feels Day 3, but just not Day 2. But that's what we have in front of us. Let's hope that it's as action-packed, as celebratory as yesterday. Test cricket can do with some more of it.
Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with the pink ball, registering his first five-fer at home in 12 years. Prakash Govindasreenivasan, our man at the ground, wrote about how he's no longer the "unlucky Ishant" and how his new tricks and clarity of mind have helped him be amongst the wickets.
There were also two concussion substitutes named for Bangladesh, which point to the kind of day it was for them. Their coach Russell Domingo, though, is looking to look ahead than back. "Bangladesh are not just here to serve balls to India," he said after stumps yesterday, adding how their decision to bat first will benefit them in the long term.
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In case you're done with reading Prakash's match feature on Ishant Sharma, do watch Harsha Bhogle and Murali Kartik reviewing all the action from a 13-wicket day in Kolkata. Here's the link for that. And once we have gotten you into the Harsha Bhogle territory, it doesn't make sense to stop right away. Head here and watch him talk about how the pink-ball Test has caught Kolkata's imagination, and how Eden Gardens made a spectacle out of it.
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