India was on the verge of a series-clinching victory in the second test against Bangladesh after reducing the tourists to 152-6 at stumps on day two at Eden Gardens.

Bangladesh, which was out for 106 in its first innings, still trailed by 89 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim hitting a defiant 59 not out Saturday.

India captain Virat Kohli earlier top scored with 136 before declaring his team’s first innings at 347-9. Kohli reached his 27th test hundred in the first day-night test played in India and the first pink-ball test for either team.

India declared its first innings for a 241-run lead after going to lunch at 289-4 and resuming the day on 174-3.

Former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad praised Virat Kohli for his effort.

“I think it was too easy for him, made it look very easy. I didn’t find anything major happening with the ball. Virat is a class apart and most importantly it is the consistency with which he bats that is very rare. You do get runs like Rohit Sharma gets hundreds, double hundreds, but there is a break. But Virat doesn’t give a break.

“You know at that level whether you are a batsman or bowler, it is like swimming. If you don’t swim for 6 months and if you are thrown into the water and you know how to swim, you will swim. Same is the case with Virat. It was a break which was good for him and he required it. And now he gets back doubly strong. People like him are geniuses like Sachin Tendulkar for that matter. Breaks don’t matter to them and helps them rejuvenate and come back strongly. He is the difference between men and boys,” he said.

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