India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara steady hosts at lunch after early blow

IANS, Feb, 09 2017

Hyderabad: India scored 86/1 at lunch against Bangladesh in the one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Murali Vijay (45) and Cheteshwar Pujara (39) were at the crease when umpires called the break.

File photo of Murali Vijay. AP

File photo of Murali Vijay. AP

With India opting to bat, opener KL Rahul failed to give the required start needed as he departed early. He was bowled by Ahmed in the first over with just two runs on the board.

After losing KL Rahul cheaply, Vijay and Pujara have managed to stick around and build an unbeaten 84-run partnership to steady the fort for the hosts.

For the visitors, medium pacer Taskin Ahmed took one wicket, Kamarul failed to do any damage whereas Spinners Mehedi Hasan and Shakib Al-Hasan provided some hope. Shakib is yet to concede a run after bowling two maiden overs.

Vijay's 71-ball knock was laced with six fours while Pujara slammed four boundaries to shoulder his Vijay on the other side.

Brief score:
India 85/1 (Murali Vijay 45 not out Cheteshwar Pujara 39 not out; Taskin Ahmed 1-17) against Bangladesh.

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Published Date: Feb 09, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 09, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115