BAN vs IND 1st Test: Indian team is speeding towards a glorious victory in the first Test against Bangladesh by leading a fightback in the final session of Day 4. The hosts were heading strong after resuming play at 42-0 on Day 4. However, Indian bowlers scalped crucial wickets at the end of Day 4 reducing Bangladesh to 272-6 at the stumps. The hosts now need 241 runs to win with just four wickets in hand thereby increasing the chances of India winning this crucial Test.
Resuming Day 4 at 42-0, openers Najmul Hossain Shanto & Zakir Hasan batted valorously to accelerate Bangladesh’s scoreboard. They faced India’s spin attack with grit & determination & stitched a 124 run-stand for the first wicket. The duo mixed caution with aggression & ensured that Bangladesh ends the first session without losing a wicket. However, India made inroads in Bangladesh’s lineup after the lunch break by dismissing Shanto for 67 runs off 156 balls with seven fours. Axar then did the trick with his lethal spin to dismiss Yasir for 5 reducing Bangladesh to 131-2 in 47 runs. Later, Zakir Hasan & Litton Das stitched a 42-run stand for the third wicket to help Bangladesh resurrect their innings.
After Litton’s dismissal, Hasan joined hands with Mushfiqur Rahim & carried ahead their innings. In the process, Zakir Hasan brought up his maiden Test ton in 224 balls with 13 fours & a six. While Mushfiqur Rahim scored 23 runs off 50 balls with two fours. It seemed like the duo will continue to create a mockery of India’s bowling attack. But Bangladesh’s dream was broken by R Ashwin who dismissed Hasan for 100 runs off 224 balls after the tea break. Further Bangladesh lost two more wickets in face of Rahim (23 off 50) & Nurul Hasan (3) in the 88th over.
Then came Hasan Miraz & Shakib-Al-Hasan who ensured that Bangladesh ends BAN vs IND 1st Test day 4 without any loss of wickets. They stitched a rewarding 34-run stand for the seventh wicket & helped Bangladesh to finish Day 4 at 272-6 in 102 overs. Hasan (40*) & Miraz (9*) will resume Bangladesh’s innings on Day 5. Bangladesh will have to score 241 runs with just four wickets in hand if they aim to win the historic Test. For India, Axar Patel starred with the ball by returning with figures of 3-50.