Ajinkya Rahane completed 4000 Test runs on Day 2 of 1st India vs Bangladesh Test match becoming the 16h Indian batsmen to reach the milestone. Rahane achieved the feat in 104 innings — the same as current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Rahane is also joint fourth, in terms of most innings taken to complete 4000 Test runs, among Indian batsmen to reach the landmark after Kapil Dev (138 innings), MS Dhoni (116) and Dilip Vengsarkar (114). The India Test deputy, who started the Test match at Indore, just 25 runs short of 4000 Test runs, got there with a double runoff Taijul Islam. India Vs Bangladesh, Live Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Rahane, 32, has so far hit 11 hundred and 20 half-centuries in 61 Test appearances for India. Virender Sehwag is the fastest Indian batsman to reach the landmark having taken only 79 innings to complete 4000 Test runs, while Sunil Gavaskar is the next best Indian with 81 innings. Sir Don Bradman is the fastest batsman to complete 4000 Test runs. The Australian great reached the milestone in just 48 innings. Mayank Agarwal Registers 3rd Test Century During India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test 2019, Helps India Cross 200-Run Mark.
Meanwhile, Rahane has rediscovered his form post a long disappointing run in which he went 18 Tests without scoring a hundred. Rahane rediscovered his touch against West Indies and has since then been among the runs with three fifties and two centuries in his last eight innings. He came to the crease at Kohli’s dismissal – for a golden duck – in the 32nd over and in the company of Mayank Agarwal had steadied the ship to help India take a first-innings lead against Bangladesh. Virat Kohli Perishes For A Duck In India vs Bangladesh 1st Test 2019, Netizens Shocked By Talismanic Batsman's Rare Failure!
Earlier, Mohammed Shami took a three-fer and Ravichandran Ashwin completed a record 250 Test wickets at home as India bundled Bangladesh for only 150 on Day 1 of the IND vs BAN 1st Test. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with 43 runs and also shared a 50-plus run partnership with skipper Mominul Haque (37) before Shami gate-crashed him with a reversing delivery.