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Kohli sparkles as India make Bangladesh suffer
Bangladesh tour of India

Kohli sparkles as India make Bangladesh suffer

It's always a great sight to see Virat play... He has taken his game to a different level at the moment. — Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay backed his red-hot skipper Virat Kohli to pile on the agony for Bangladesh after centuries from both players gave their visitors a harsh introduction to Test cricket in India on Thursday.

India were 356 for three at stumps on the first day of the one-off Test in Hyderabad's Uppal Stadium, with Kohli unbeaten on 111 and Ajinkya Rahane also still at the crease on 45.

Kohli has scored three double centuries since July and looks well placed to compile yet another mammoth score and compound the misery of the hapless Bangladeshi bowling attack when play resumes on Friday.

Bangladesh conceded 71 runs in the final 10 overs of the day as a rampant Kohli raced to his 16th Test century, capitalising on the solid foundations laid earlier in the day by Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Their second wicket partnership was worth 178 runs, with Vijay ultimately out at 108 and Pujara making 83, as the world's number one ranked Test team looked to stretch their record-breaking unbeaten run to 19 matches.

Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan and Taijul Islam shared a wicket each for the visitors but the day belonged firmly to their Indian hosts who elected to bat after winning the toss.

"It's always a great sight to see Virat play... He has taken his game to a different level at the moment," Vijay, who shared a 54-run stand with his skipper, told reporters after the close of play.

"I thought 340 would be a good score at the end, but he (Kohli) made the extra 10-20 runs possible.

"The way he was striking the ball was fantastic. I hope he can come and do the same thing tomorrow."

Bangladesh started the day well as seamer Ahmed bowled Lokesh Rahul for two in the very first over of the match but soon the Indian batsmen started bossing the visitors around the park.

Vijay and Pujara then laid the platform for other batsmen to build on as they took the attack to the opposition.

— AFP