Led by Virat Kohli, India scored a formidable 687 runs against Bangladesh, on the second day of the test match in Hyderabad. Kohli scored his double hundred, setting a record of the most 200s in consecutive series. The double century he scored today was his 4th in consecutive series. Kohli also broke the record of the most runs in a home test season by scoring 1168 runs in 9 tests. The earlier record was held by Virender Sehwag, who had scored 1105 runs in 2004-05. Kohli is now ahead of Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid as well, since Kohli now has 4 double hundreds in consecutive series, whereas Bradman and Dravid only have the record of three double hundreds in three successive Test series.
The Indian side was ably supported by wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who also scored his century. Saha put up a 74-run stand with Ashwin and later an unbeatable 118 with Ravindra Jadeja, putting up a massive target of 687 for Bangladesh. The pressure is now entirely on Bangladesh, as they have already lost their first wicket by the end of play today. Bangladesh was 41-1 in 14 overs, having lost the wicket of Soumya Sarkar. They now trail by 646 runs, which is a massive target for any team.