Bangladesh reach 37-2 at tea after India manage 404

Bangladesh reach 37-2 at tea after India manage 404, Bangladesh were reduced to 37-2 at tea on day two of the first cricket Test against India at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here today. They are now trailing by 367 runs as India managed 404 before being all out after post lunch session. Liton Das was batting on 24 with debutant Zakir Hasan on 9 at the second interval of the day.

 

Bangladesh reach 37-2 at tea after India manage 404

 

Bangladesh reach 37-2 at tea after India manage 404

In reply of India’s first innings total of 404, Bangla-desh lost a wicket in the very first ball with Najmul Hossain Shanto edging a Mohammed Siraj delivery to wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant for duck. Siraj’s fellow new ball bowler, Umesh Yadav then rattled the stump of Yasir Ali for 9, leaving Bangladesh at precarious 5-2 in fourth over.

Liton Das however resisted and played some brilliant shots around the wicket. He hit Umesh Yadav consecutive three boundaries in the last over of the post-lunch session to give Bangla-desh the much-needed boost. India rode on three half-centuries to their innings part 400-run mark.

 

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Cheteshwar Pujara was the highest scorer for the side with 90 while Shreyas Iyer made 86. Ravichandran Ashwin was the other one, who brought up his 13th fifty in Test cricket and finally was out on 58. Ashwin was key in propelling past India 400-run mark after they lost overnight unbeaten batter Iyer in the early of morning session on day two.

Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav then added 87 runs for the eighth wicket stand to keep Bangla-desh at bay. Kuldeep chipped in with a crucial 40. Bangla-desh reduced India to 48-3 after the visitors opted to bat first. But Pujara stitched two important partnerships-64-run with Rishabh Pant who scored 46 for the fourth wicket and 149-run with Iyer for the fifth wicket to keep the side going.

 

Bangladesh reach 37-2 at tea after India manage 404

 

Pujara missed out his well-deserved ton, being out at the fag end of day one. Later on day two, Bangla-desh denied Iyer a century. For Bangladesh, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and offspinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed four wickets apiece. Two pacers-Ebadot Hossain and Khaled Ahmed took the rest of the two fallen wickets evenly.

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