Twitter Reactions: Twin centuries by Vijay and Kohli help India dominate Day 1

Twitter Reactions: Twin centuries by Vijay and Kohli help India dominate Day 1

Murali Vijay India
Murali Vijay. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The one-off Test between India and Bangladesh began with a bang for the home side as they dominated Day 1. The Hyderabad crowd witnessed a splendid batting performance by the Indian top order. Earlier in the day, captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Karun Nair who scored a triple century in his last game missed out along with Jayant Yadav who also produced some brilliant all-round performances in the England series.

Taskin Ahmed sent KL Rahul’s stumps for a toss in the very first over. Following that, it was completely India’s day throughout. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara then built a 178 runs partnership for the second wicket. Pujara fell short of a possible century as he edged one to the wicketkeeper batting on 83.

Vijay continued his prime form from the England series as he went on to complete his 9th century in Tests. Soon after, he was bowled by Taijul Islam. Virat Kohli walked in with an aggressive mindset and unsurprisingly batted spectacularly.

He raced his way to a fantastic hundred and stayed not out on 111* at stumps on Day 1. Ajinkiya Rahane was also not out at 45 as both the batsmen combined for a 122* runs partnership for the fourth wicket. The duo look set to take India to a formidable total.

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It wasn’t an easy day for Bangladesh bowlers on the field. Bad lengths, poor fielding, missed chances and bad reviews would be a good description for their day. They could’ve expressed themselves a lot better in the field.

Twitter kept everyone entertained during the game. Words of praise were sung for Murali Vijay and the Indian Test captain which also kept the statistics on a roll. On the other hand, trolls didn’t fail to have their hilarious takes on some incidents on the field.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions that took place during the course of the day: