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Bangladeshi cricket team in India in 2016–17
The Bangladesh cricket team toured India in February 2017 to play one Test match. The series was named the Ganguly–Durjoy Trophy after Sourav Ganguly and Naimur Rahman who were the captain of India and Bangladesh respectively in the inaugural Test series of Bangladesh in 2000. It was the first time that Bangladesh toured India. Initially the tour was scheduled to take place in August 2016, but with other commitments made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said that the first week of February looked more likely. The date of the Test was confirmed in August 2016. In January 2017 the BCCI moved the date back by one day. DRS was used in the Test match.
Ahead of the Test match, there was a two-day tour match between India A and Bangladesh. Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim downplayed the historic nature of the tour saying "we want to play in such a way that India invites again and again. This to me is just another Test match". India won the Test match by 208 runs.
During the Test match, India set several individual and team records. In their first innings, both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli set individual batting records. Pujara passed the total for the most runs by a batsman in an Indian first-class season, with a total of 1,605. The previous record was 1,604 runs, set by Chandu Borde in the 1964–65 season. Kohli set a new record for the most Test runs in a home season, with 1,168. Virender Sehwag held the old record, when he made 1,105 runs in the 2004–05 season. Kohli also became the first player to score a double-century in four consecutive Test series. The previous best was three consecutive series, held jointly by Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid. Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest player, in terms of number of Tests, to take 250 wickets. He achieved it in 45 matches, beating the previous quickest of 48 Tests, set by Dennis Lillee.
India's first innings total of 687 declared was the first time that a team had made a score of 600 plus in three consecutive innings in Tests. Their win in this Test gave them their sixth consecutive series win, their best in Tests. The streak started with a series win against Sri Lanka in September 2015. With this series win against Bangladesh, it gave Virat Kohli his nineteenth successive Test without a defeat, the most for any captain of India.
For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim became their fourth player to reach 3,000 runs in Tests. By the end of the match, he was Bangladesh's third-highest run-scorer in Tests, moving ahead of Habibul Bashar.
Bangladesh's Imrul Kayes was injured during the tour match and was replaced by Mosaddek Hossain. India's Amit Mishra suffered an injury during the final Twenty20 International match against England on 1 February. He was replaced by Kuldeep Yadav.
5–6 February 2017
- Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
- 14 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).
9–13 February 2017
- India won the toss and elected to bat.
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