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Ind-Ban 2nd Test: Ind at 45/4 at 3rd Day’s End

Story Highlights
  • Bangladesh scored 231 runs in the second innings
  • India needs 100 more runs to win the match
  • India already won the first test match

Dhaka, Bangladesh: The second and last Test between India and Bangladesh is being played in Dhaka. In this match, Bangladesh scored 227 runs in the first innings. In response, India scored 314 runs. Bangladesh team was able to score 231 runs in the second innings and have set a target of 145 runs in front of India. In response, India scored 45 runs for four wickets till the end of the third day’s play. India needs another 100 runs to win, while Bangladesh is six wickets away from victory.

Akshar Patel 26 and Jaydev Unadkat are playing by scoring three runs. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are yet to come out to bat. In such a situation, it is expected that on the fourth day of the match, both of these batsmen will give victory to Team India. Pant and Iyer both batted well in the first innings of this match.

Batting first after winning the toss, Bangladesh started well and Nazmul Hasan and Zakir added 39 runs for the first wicket. Jaydev Unadkat, who returned to Test after 12 years, gave India its first success. He got Zakir Hasan caught by Lokesh Rahul. After three balls, Ashwin sent Shanto to the pavilion. Mominul and captain Shakib shared a 43-run partnership for the third wicket. Umesh broke this partnership by dismissing Shakib. After this, the Bangladesh team kept losing wickets at regular intervals. 

Mominul stood firm at one end, but wickets kept falling from the other end. Mominul shared partnerships of more than 40 runs with many batsmen, but could not make a half-century partnership. Mominul Haque scored the highest 84 runs for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 26 runs, was the second most successful batsman on the team. Liton Das scored 25 and Shanto scored 24 runs. Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets each for India. At the same time, Jaydev Unadkat got two wickets. In the end, the Bangladesh team was reduced to 227 runs.

India’s start was nothing special in reply to Bangladesh’s 227. Captain Lokesh Rahul got out after scoring 10 runs. Shubman Gill got out for 20 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 24 runs. India’s four wickets had fallen for 94 runs. Of these, Taijul Islam took the first three wickets and put Team India in trouble. Tomorrow the match may take new turns and if Bangladesh wins then it might be a series draw.

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