India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates his double century on the second day of the only test match between India and Bangladesh in Hyderabad on Feb. 10, 2017 (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Virat Kohli (204) became the first batsman to score double hundreds in four consecutive Test cricket series as India reached 620-6 against Bangladesh, with Wriddhiman Saha (83 not out) also shining till tea on the second day of the one-off match at Hyderabad….reports Asian Lite News
Kohli, unbeaten on 191 till the lunch session, quickly completed his fourth double ton as he surpassed the record set by Australian legend Don Bradman (1930-32) and compatriot Rahul Dravid (2003-4).
Prior to this one-off Test, Kohli’s double tons were 200 against the West Indies away in July, 211 vs New Zealand at home in October and 235 against England in December.
He fell after being dismissed with a leg before decision by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam. His innings was studded with 24 fours out of the 246 deliveries he faced.
The wicket, however, didn’t come as a relief for the visitors as Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin punished them with a quickfire stand of 74 runs in 15.2 overs.