India have already taken the lead in the three-match test series against the home team, Bangladesh. However, the second test started yesterday at Sher-E-Bangla Stadium. After the first innings, India took a lead of 87 runs.
Toss: Captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first.
1st Innings of Bangladesh
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Zakir Hasan, the two young openers of Bangladesh, got a brilliant start in the 1st test. But they failed to do so in the 2nd match. In the 15th over, Bangladesh lost their first wicket as Zakir Hasan departed the pitch with 15 runs only. Furthermore, Najmul Hossain also followed the same path in the next over. He lost his wicket to Ashwin after scoring 24 runs.
After that, Mominul Haque tried to build a long partnership with the skipper, Shakib Al Hasan. Together they added 43 runs on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the captain couldn’t stay long. Indian pacer Umesh Yadav picked up his wicket in the 29th over.
Due to the aggressiveness of Indian bowlers, Bangladesh were continuously losing wickets. Only Mominul Haque tried to make resistance. He fought very hard to make a good result. Mominul Haque, the former test captain, scored the highest 84 runs before leaving the pitch.
Relying on his bat, Bangladesh ended their first innings with 227 runs. As for India, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Ashwin picked up four wickets each.
1st Innings of India
Starting the innings, India also had a poor start. Captain KL Rahul lost his wicket in the 14th over, scoring only 10 runs. Shubman Gill also failed to contribute much to the team. He departed the pitch with 20 runs.
The next two batters, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli, couldn’t stay long on the pitch. As a result, India became four men down within 100 runs.
But Rishab Pant and Shreyas Iyer changed India’s momentum. The two batters were very careful between the wickets. They made a brilliant partnership of 160 runs on the sixth wicket. Both batters picked up half-centuries for each.
However, their partnership broke in the 68th over when Mehedy Hasan picked up Rishab Pant. Pant missed the century only for seven runs. He lost his wicket after scoring 93 runs. After a while, Shreyas Iyer departed the crease with 87 runs after being LBW in Shakib’s over.
After these two batters, the remaining players couldn’t contribute enough to India. Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam destroyed India’s batting lineup. But they couldn’t stop India from taking the lead. India became all-out in 314 runs, taking a lead of 87 runs over the home team. Bangladesh will continue batting from tomorrow.