Updated: November 23, 2019 9:30:18 pm
Virat Kohli was at his glorious best on Day 1 of the 2nd Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata on Friday, his unbeaten 59 taking him past 5000 Test runs as captain – becoming only the sixth captain ever to do so, and the quickest to the mark.
Kohli got off the mark with a thick outside edge, but he soon brought out his repertoire of classic shots, even drawing applause from the opposition on occasion.
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Bangladesh bowler Ebadot Hossain, who got the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara, was seen clapping after a particularly well-timed cover drive from Kohli’s bat pierced the field and flew to the boundary.
The incident happened off the fourth delivery of the 17th over.
Kohli finished the day at 59, with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (23) giving him company. India will be looking to extend their lead of 68 runs when play resumes on Day 2 on Saturday.
On Day 2 on Saturday, it was Ebadot who got Kohli’s wicket after he had made 136, following it up with his usual military salute.
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