Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, have made a great come back into their sublime forms by playing the first day of the Test match against Bangladesh with out losing their wickets. The duo showed great temperament in their selection of shots, as Dhawan passed his 150, a century after 12 innings.
Team India captain, Virat Kohli has done the right thing by selecting to bat first. Having elected to bat first, the Indian openers have built their individual innings by taking time to settle. Murali Vijay played defensive strokes, as Shikhar Dhawan took the attack on to the opposition with a aggressive play. Bangladesh bowlers were not able to break the partnership as the pitch did not offer them anything much.
Rain interrupted the play and forced a lunch break with India placing a total of 107/0. The rain has not allowed the game to begin for as long as the evening session. The afternoon session of the day was totally wiped out. Though the rain played a spoilt play for some time, the openers on return have continued their batting from where they have left before.
In the process of the attacking batting display by the Indian openers in the evening session, Murali Vijay has completed his 11th half century off 98balls in the 32nd over, also bringing up the 150 total for team India. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan has reached his 3rd century in tests by a four off Jubair Hossain in the 36th over. Dhawan played a decisive knock scoring 100 off just 101 balls.
The duo have put a double century partnership in the 44th over, the highest opening partnership against Bangladesh. It is the second double century partnership between Vijay and Dhawan. The first one was against Australia in Mohali, when Shikhar played his debut in 2013. Shikhar completed his 150, just before the umpire called off the game for the day, The Times of India reports.
The Highlight of the match includes Virat Kohli playing five specialist bowlers including three pacemen Ishant, Varun and Umesh. Ashwin and Veteran spinner Harbhajan have made into the slots as the spinners. It is the first test for Harbhajan after two years.
On the other hand Litton Das, made his debut as Wicket keeper for Bangladesh.