Sunday 2, April 2023

Tigers 7-0 in 2nd innings in reply to India's 314

Time Sports Desk: Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam scalped four wickets each as India were all-out for 314 runs on the second day of the second and final Test against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday.

Bangladesh who made 227 in their first inning went untroubled on 7 runs in their second innings at stumps with Najmul Hossain Shanto and Zakir Hasan standing on 5 and 2 runs respectively.

Shakib took 4-79 while Taijul claimed 4-74 to bundle out the visitors.

Earlier, India resumed the innings on 19-0 with their overnight batsmen Lokesh Rahul and Shubman Gill who remained unbeaten on 3 and 14 runs respectively.

However, the duo could add 8 runs more before Rahul fell for 10 by Taijul.

Later the left arm spinner picked up Subhman and Pujara for 20 and 24 runs respectively to reduce the tourists to 86-3 at lunch and also fought the hosts back in the game.

In the post lunch session Taskin Ahmed claimed Virat Kohli after the latter gave a catch to Nurul Hasan behind the stumps for 24.

Then in the fifth wicket stand Rishabh Pant and Sreyas Iyer shared a crucial 159-run to curb the early damage before the former was removed for 93 by Mehidy Hasan Miraz in 67.5 overs followed by Axar Patel on 4 by Shakib.

Just five overs later Iyer followed the steps of Pant for 87 by the same bowler to leave the side to 271-7.


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