It's a heavy downpour at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday. After it rained for four long hours, the scoreboard was flooded with the runs by Indian Batsmen. Indian Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay registered their highest ever opening stand against Bangladesh in Test Cricket. Shikhar Dhawan batted a superb unbeaten 150 off 158 balls while another opener reached his 11th half-century in his Test career. He is at the wickets with 89. By the end of the day’s play, India scored 239 without any loss.
Indian Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. India took five specialist batsmen in the final list.
This was Shikhar Dhawan’s Third century in Test Career and first century after 15 long innings. His memorable comeback has put a stop for his critics for a while and stopped selectors worrying about his form. The left-handed opener was dropped for the last Test match in Sydney. The Dhawan-Vijay duo helped India to put a huge total on board. This is Indian’s highest ever opening stand against Bangladesh in Test Cricket.
Dhawan and Vijay resumed the Indian first innings at 107/0 after rain relented in the third session.
Since the beginning of the play, India was able to maintain a healthy run rate. Dhawan in particular was immense in finding the gaps with ease.