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

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) have forged a decent partnership.

IANS February 09, 2017 12:26:47 IST
India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara steady hosts at lunch after early blow

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.

India vs Bangladesh oneoff Test Murali Vijay Cheteshwar Pujara steady hosts at lunch after early blow

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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