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Saturday, 14 December 2019 6.13 AM IST

Pink Ball Test: India declares at 347 with Kohli registering 27th Test century; Bangladesh lose early wicket in 2nd innings

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KOLKATA: Skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday registered his 27th century in the longest format of the game.

He achieved the feat in the ongoing day two of the day-night Test against Bangladesh here at the Eden Gardens.

This is Kohli's 20th Test ton as the skipper of the side. This is also the 70th century of the platyer across all formats.

The 31-year-old Kohli brought up his century off 159 balls in the 68th over.

On Friday, he had become the first Indian to register 5000 runs as the Test skipper.

In the same match, Ajinkya Rahane also brought up his fourth-successive half-century. But he was sent back to the pavilion by Taijul Islam after playing a knock of 51 runs.

Before the start of day two, chess players Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen had rung the bell at Eden Gardens to kick start the proceedings.

In the pink-ball Test, India had ended the first day at 174/3 after bundling out Bangladesh for 106 in the first innings.

Ishant Sharma had picked up five wickets for the hosts on day one. Al-Amin Hossain was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh as he took 3 wickets.

While filing this report, India had declared their first innings at a score of 347/9. Bangladesh already lost the wicket of opener Shadman Islam for a duck with just 1 run up on the board in their second innings.

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