Star Indian batter Virat Kohli was furious with wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant during Day 2 of the 2nd Test between India and Bangladesh on Friday. It all happened after Pant denied a single to Kohli on the last delivery before the lunch break. Kohli had given the delivery from Mehidy Hasan Miraz a slight push towards the on-side and started for a single; however, Pant wasn’t interested which forced Kohli to make a dive back into his crease.
After the delivery, Virat Kohli gave Pant a death stare to express his displeasure at Pant for denying the single. The two batters, however, gave each other a fist pump as they walked off to the dressing room together after the umpires called for lunch.
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Taijul Islam ran through the Indian top order in first session
Earlier in the day, India began Day 2 at 19/0 after bowling Bangladesh out on 227 in the first innings of the second Test. However, the openers couldn’t add much to their overnight score as KL Rahul (10) and Shubman Gill (20) returned to the pavilion with the score on 38. India further lost the wicket of centurion of the last Test Cheteshwar Pujara (24) in the first session and were 72/3. Taijul Islam picked all three wickets as he ran through the Indian top order.
On Day 1, India enjoyed an impressive outing with the ball as Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav ended with four wickets, while Jaydev Unadkat – who made a comeback to the Indian Test XI after 12 years – also picked two important wickets to bowl Bangladesh out on 227.
India are leading the two-Test series 1-0 and will be aiming to whitewash Bangladesh by winning the second Test as well. A victory in the second Test will further make the road easier for India to qualify for the World Test Championship final. They have four more Tests against Australia at home remaining in this cycle and a victory in three of those will ensure their qualification. The Indian team is currently second in the table with a points percentage of 55.77.
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