Taijul stunner removes Kohli in day-night Test

India's captain Virat Kohli could scarcely believe his eyes after being caught down fine leg for 136 against Bangladesh in Calcutta (AFP Photo/Dibyangshu SARKAR)
India's captain Virat Kohli could scarcely believe his eyes after being caught down fine leg for 136 against Bangladesh in Calcutta (AFP Photo/Dibyangshu SARKAR)

Kolkata (AFP) - Bangladesh concussion substitute Taijul Islam Saturday sent back India skipper Virat Kohli for 136 with a stunning outfield catch on day two of the first day-night Test for both teams.

Taijul returned to the XI alongwith Mehidy Hasan as substitutes for Nayeem Hasan and Liton Das, both of whom pulled out due to concussion fears after being hit on the helmet in India's pink ball debut in Kolkata.

Taijul, a left-arm spinner, made it count with a wicket of Ajinkya Rahane for 51 and then played a big hand in Kohli's prized wicket off paceman Ebadat Hossain.

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Kohli, who completed his 27th Test century in the first session, flicked a sliding leg-side delivery from Ebadat to be caught by a diving Taijul at fine leg.

Taijul seemed to have misjudged the ball before he leapt to his right and remained airborne while taking the catch with both hands.

It was Ebadat's third delivery with the second new ball that Bangladesh took in the 81st over.

A disbelieving Kohli returned to a standing ovation from the packed crowd at Eden Gardens that remains sold out for the first four days of the spectacle.

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