What did Sachin Tendulkar say about 'sweet spot' on Virat Kohli's bat?

Vijay shared a 178-run second-wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara after Bangladesh snared a wicket in the first over of their first test on Indian soil.

The dashing skipper and batsman Virat Kohli, as usually hogged the limelight even in Hyderabad test with his double century. And it took just four balls for the lanky pacer to make an impact.

Kohli prodded a ball to the covers off the bowling of spinner Taijul Islam in the 62nd over, clearly hitting the ball off the meat of the bat before doing up his gloves in preparation for the next delivery.

En route his 204, Kohli became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to claim four hundreds in as many series.

It follows up ridiculously good form in the longest format of the game against New Zealand and England, and with the Indian side building for a home series against Australia, it's hard to see a way they will be beaten at home. At stumps, the visitors were 41 for one, having lost opener Soumya Sarkar (15).

Virat became the first Indian to do so surpassing joint world records of three consecutive 200's scored by legendary Australian Sir Don Bradman and "The Wall" Rahul Dravid.

"When I was injured, Parthiv performed and he did well", Saha said.

Ton-up India opener Murali Vijay on Thursday said he has curbed the tendency to nibble at deliveries outside off and is back to batting the way that fetched him runs in global cricket. Over his 246 ball inning in Hyderabad, he had edged just 11 deliveries while scoring 115 runs off the middle of the bat.

"Virat always backs everybody and tells you to play your natural game", Saha said. I worked on those things and I worked on my fitness as well over the years.

Saha and Ravindra Jadeja kept the runs flowing with an unbeaten 118-run stand, during which Saha surpassed his hundred and Jadeja his half-century, before Kohli made a decision to declare with his side on 687/6.

Kohli's consistency and hunger for runs has been mind-boggling, to say the least, over the last couple of years.

On the other hand, Bangladesh can take this opportunity as a learning curve, and try and spend as much time possible, facing one of the best bowling attacks.

He was given out after getting wrapped on the pads by Mehedi and it looked very close. It turned out that the ball was missing the leg stump and he survived.

  • Julie Sanders