Another fruitless day for Bangladesh bowlers, huge task ahead tomorrow

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Bangladesh is under immense pressure against India in the one-off test after the second day. India declared the innings after a massive total of 687. Bangladesh had to spend the final hour in the wicket. But Soumya Sarkar was dismissed by Umesh Yadav, and India had the last hurrah. Bangladesh is still 646 runs behind with 9 wickets hand. Their batsmen have still a mammoth task ahead.

India batsmen were brilliant today, but Bangladesh still had their chances. Some difficult dropped catches, a regulation stumping miss behind the wicket cost Bangladesh heavily. Wriddhiman Saha could be gone for 4 runs had Mushfiqur Rahim not missed the stumping. But he finished with an unbeaten knock of 106 runs in the end. Ravindra Jadeja also played a quickfire 60 of 78 balls.  

After India’s 687, both of the Bangladesh openers looked assured until the out. Soumya had a very faint edge, even the bowler did not appeal confidently. But Kohli persisted for a review and replay showed the ball just kissed Soumya’s bat. Tamim is unbeaten on 24 and will try to carry on for a long time.   

Before that, Bangladesh bowlers were able to dismiss only Rahane in the first session. The second session was also long and tiring for the bowlers, but they had few successes.

Taijul became the most successful bowler by bagging three wickets and has taken the most valuable wicket of Kohli. Virat Kohli, prior to that, became the first man in test cricket to score four double tons in four consecutive series.

Runs, however, flowed easily for India. Ashwin and Saha were too much comfortable against Bangladeshi bowlers and continued to score runs over a rate of 4.5. Miraz got the breakthrough for Bangladesh. Ashwin got edged by Miraz and Soumya took a sharp catch at first slip.