Batsmen fail to accumulate Hyderabad test
Lastnewsbd, 13th February, Dhaka: Bangladesh put up a really strong fight, playing out 100 overs in each innings. Only the sixth instance of them batting so long in a Test match. Having been set an unlikely 459 to win their first ever Test match on India soil, Bangladesh were all out for 250 just before tea on the final day in their second innings, despite a fighting half-century from Mahmudullah. Shakib Al Hasan an Mahmudullah Riyad resumed the day’s play for the visitors. But unluckily Shakib did not lasted for much. He was caught by Pujara at short, on a ball that turned sharply and bounced after pitching in the dust of the pitch. Bangladesh were at 106-4 after the fall of wicket.
Indian Cricket Team completed a 208-run victory over Bangladesh in an historic one-off Test match in Rajiv Ganhdi International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Mahmudullah took the responsibility since then. He formed partnerships with his captain Mushfiq and Sabbir Rahman. Mushfiqur could not longer his innings got out playing a lofted shot in the bowling of Ashwin after a decent partnership of 106 runs with Riyad. Sabbir replaced the wicket-keeper batsman. He along with his senior partner Riyad batted for 18 overs and made sure Bangladesh do not lose more wickets in the first session of the day last day. Ishan sharma broke the partnership after lunch, getting both Sabbir LBW for 22 and soon put the last nail on the box by dismissing Mahmudullah Riyad with a bouncer which proved to be the last nail on the box. The tail-enders were determined enough to fight for the pride of Bangladesh but expectedly could not resist much at the typical subcontinet pitch of day-5. Ashwin, who took the last wicket of Taskin Ahmed, finished with figures of 4-73 while the other spinner Ravindra Jadeja took 4-78. That’s the sixth successive series win for India, Virat Kohli now has led India to 19 matches without a defeat, going past Sunil Gavaskar’s record. It was great for the captain on the batting front as well; he became the first player in Test history to hit double hundreds in four successive series, and also claimed the most Test runs in a home season, 1206. India, who made 687-6 declared in their first innings, did not enforce the follow-on despite being 299 runs ahead. Bangladesh was bowled out for 388 in their first innings. India on Sunday declared their second innings on 159 for four at tea on day four, setting Bangladesh a target of 459 to win.
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