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India vs Bangladesh: Murali slams 9th test hundred; Pujara breaks 52-year record

In the ongoing test match between India and Bangladesh, it was an impressive show of batting skills by Indian opener Murali Vijay, as he scored his 9th test hundred. The Indian team was in trouble initially, as it had lost its first wicket of KL Dravid in the first over itself. The Bangladeshi pacers were creating a lot of trouble for Indians, and even Vijay was finding it difficult to deal with the aggressive balling, especially by Taskin Ahmed. However, Vijay regained his composure after some time, and once the wicket had eased after around an hour’s time, Vijay provided the stability India was looking for. Vijay went on to score his 9th test hundred.

The match also witnessed one of the best partnerships in Indian cricket history, as Cheteshwar Pujara provided a reliable support to Murali Vijay. The duo registered a 178-run stand for the second wicket, which makes them the second-best Indian pair in terms of runs scored in a season. Pujara was looking forward to his 11th hundred, but he got out at 83. Pujara was facing young Bangladesh off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz when he got a thick outside edge, which was neatly collected by the Bangladeshi captain Mushfiqur Rahim. However, with 1605 runs, Pujara did surpass Chandu Borde’s 1604 run record – the most runs by any player in Indian first-class season. Borde had created this record way back in 1964-65.

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