IND vs BAN 1st Test Day 2: India is locking horns with Bangladesh in a two-match Test Series. After ending Day 1 at 278-6, Shreyas Iyer & Ravichandran Ashwin resumed the innings for India on Day 2 at Chattogram.
Ashwin-Kuldeep helped India to reach the target of 404 runs
The duo began India’s innings on a high note by batting valorously & smashing Bangladesh bowlers across the park. Shreyas Iyer played a blistering knock of 86 runs off 192 balls braced with 10 fours. However, after his dismissal in the 98th over, R Ashwin & Kuldeep Yadav stitched a 92-run stand for the eighth wicket. They wreaked havoc for Bangladesh by smashing Bangla bowlers all across the park. Ashwin scored 58 runs off 113 balls with two fours & two sixes while Kuldeep too supported him by playing a vital knock of 40 runs off 114 balls with five fours. In the end, Umesh scored 15 runs off 10 balls to help India end their innings at 404 runs in 133.5 overs. For Bangladesh, the pick of bowlers was Mehidy Hasan Miraz (4-112) & Taijul Islam (4-133)
IND vs BAN 1st Test Day 2: Early fall of Wickets put Bangladesh in dismay
In reply, Bangladesh got off to a poor start as they lost openers Najmul Hossain Shanto (0) & Yasir Ali (4) within the power-play overs reducing Bangladesh to 5-2 in 3.3 overs. Then came relief for Bangladesh with Litton Das & Zakir Hasan stitching a brief 34-run stand for the third wicket. Zakir amassed 20 runs off 45 balls with three fours while Litton Das scored 24 runs off 30 balls in an innings braced with 5 fours. However, after their dismissals, things became difficult for Bangladesh as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Mushfiqur Rahim tried to keep their scoreboard ticking by scoring 28 runs off 58 balls with three fours.
But the continuous fall of wickets meant Bangladesh was reeling at 102-8. Bangladesh was in need of a stable stand & Miraz & Hossain exactly did the same by stitching a 31-run stand for the ninth wicket. Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 16 runs off 35 balls while Hossain scored 13 runs off 27 balls. Their vital knocks helped Bangladesh to reach 133-8 at stumps, trailing by 271 runs. For India, the pick of the bowlers was Kuldeep (4-33) & Mohammed Siraj (3-14) who rattled Bangal Tigers batting lineup.