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Kohli, Vijay tons put India in control

Associated Press logo Associated Press 9/02/2017 Chetan Narula

Virat Kohli has scored his 16th Test century as India reached 3-356 at stumps on the first day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh.

Kohli was unbeaten on 111, while Ajinkya Rahane was not out 45 after India won the toss in Hyderabad.

Vijay scored 108 off 149 balls to bring up his 15th hundred, including 11 fours and a six, before he was bowled round his legs by Taijul Islam in the 64th over.

At the other end, Kohli was in cruise mode as he notched up his half-century off 70 balls.

Like other batsmen before him, Rahane was comfortable at the crease as the Bangladesh attack posed little threat on a first-day pitch.

Kohli and Rahane put on 50 off 97 balls, and later brought up the 100-run stand off 138 balls.

Vijay shared a 178-run second-wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara after Bangladesh snared a wicket in the first over of their first Test on Indian soil.

Opener Lokesh Rahul was bowled for two after getting an inside edge off Taskin Ahmed.

Vijay had a reprieve when Mehedi Hasan missed a run-out chance at the non-striker's end in the 19th over and the second-wicket pair lifted the total to 180 in the 51st over before Pujara was caught behind off Hasan.

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