Led by charismatic skipper Shakib Al Hasan and young Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Bangladesh spinners forced the Indian batsmen to hit the panic button in a chase of 145 as the visitors slumped to 45 for 4 in the second Test. Finished the game of the third day by making. On December 24, 2022.
After dominating for the better part of two and a half days, Bangladesh’s lower middle order, led by Liton Das (73 off 98 balls) and Nurul Hasan Sohan (31 off 29 balls) and Taskin Ahmed (31 off 46 balls) , supported by a counter-attack to take their second innings score to 231, giving their bowlers something to defend.
If India lose this game, the 118 runs scored by the last four Bangladeshi pairs will haunt them as much as not using a third spinner in the form of Kuldeep Yadav, who turned venomous as the match progressed.
If they score more than 145, it will be the third highest successful fourth innings score at this ground as the top three winning scores are 209, 205 and 103.
KL Rahul (2), who had a dreadful game as a captain as well as a batsman, would like to forget this game in a hurry, while the volatile Cheteshwar Pujara (6) suffered his downfall due to his eagerness to deny any turn. had to face.
Shubman Gill (7) had his worst day on the tour, raising concerns for India.
In Rahul’s case, he tentatively edged a Shakib (1/21 in 6 overs) delivery just enough for the outside edge of his bat to kiss the keeper’s gloves.
Pujara came to play for the second time before the ball turned to Mehdi Hasan Miraj (3/12 in 8 overs). The ball hit his bat and pad before crawling and Nurul made a smart stumping.
However, the pitch was showing its true colors and turned and bounced with little bounce as well as occasional slips with the ball, making it even more difficult to bat on.
In fact, India head coach Rahul Dravid made it clear with his strategy of sending in night watchman Akshar Patel (26 batting) with more than 15 overs to spare if there is any jitters about Virat Kohli (1 run) then what will happen. 22 balls) would have been dismissed on the third evening itself.
While Gill was out stumped in a second, becoming Mirage’s second victim, Kohli had no choice but to walk out late in the evening, as the pitch at times looked like a snake pit, with willow-like balls. Delivery used to happen in the last part.
As with Turner, the close-in fielders began to put more pressure on the batsmen as well as the umpires, necessitating DRS to save Kohli from being dismissed leg before by Taijul Islam.
But he was just one delivery away from being dismissed as Miraj bowled a lovely flighted delivery to Kohli and pulled a classic bat-pad out to Mominul Haque standing at forward short-leg.
With Kohli not inspiring the highest level of confidence, Rishabh Pant, who has shown how to bat on this track, can again play a decisive role and help India get full points and Bangladesh Can prevent India from winning their first match against India in 22 years. Bilateral Test Cricket.
At stumps, Akshar and night watchman Jaydev Unadkat (batting 3) were at the crease.
But in the first two sessions, it was Axar Patel (3/58) along with Mohammed Siraj (2/41) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/66) who bundled out Bangladesh for 113 for 6 before Nurul walked out . The spinner in his short cameo.
At the other end, Liton was celebrating his first IPL contract and shared a 60-run partnership with Taskin, during which India also dropped a few catches which proved costly.
While the Indian team management may claim that the bowlers did their job in bowling Bangladesh out for 227 and 231 in the two innings, they will be the first to admit that anything over 120 on this track will always be a difficult game.
Jaydev Unadkat (1/17), the third seamer India used because they were “confused” at the sight of the color of the green, was used for only nine overs of the 70.2 overs that he bowled.
Bangladesh 1st innings: 227
India 1st innings: 314
Bangladesh 2nd innings: Najmul Hossain Shanto lbw b Ashwin 5 Zakir Hasan Siraj b Umesh 51 Mominul Haq c Pant b Siraj 5 Shakib Al Hasan c Shubman Gill b Unadkat 13 Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Axar 9 Liton Das b Siraj 73 Mehdi Hasan Miraj lbw b Axar 0 Nurul Hasan st Pant b Axar 31 Taskin Ahmed not out 31 Taijul Islam lbw b Ashwin 1 Khalid Ahmed run out (Shubman Gill/Axar) 4 Extras: (B-1, LB-6, W-1) 8 Total: (10 wickets in 70.2 for) over) 231
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-26, 3-51, 4-70, 5-102, 113-6, 159-7, 219-8, 220-9, 231-10.
India’s bowling: Umesh Yadav 9-1-32-1, Ravichandran Ashwin 22-2-66-2, Jaydev Unadkat 9-3-17-1, Mohammad Siraj 11-0-41-2, Akshar Patel 19.2-1-68-3.
India second innings: Shubman Gill st Nurul Hasan b Mehdi Hasan Miraj 7 KL Rahul c Nurul Hasan b Shakib 2 Cheteshwar Pujara st Nurul Hasan b Mehdi Hasan Miraj 6 Akshar Patel not out 26 Virat Kohli c Mominul b Mehdi Hasan Miraj 1 Jaydev Unadkat not out 3 Extra: 0 Total: (4 wickets, 23 overs) 45
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-12, 3-29, 4-37
Bangladesh bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-21-1, Taijul Islam 8-4-8-0, Mehidy Hasan Miraj 8-3-12-3, Taskin Ahmed 1-0-4-0.