IND vs BAN 1st Test: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara tons put India on top against Bangladesh on Day 3 in Chattogram | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: young drummer Shubman Gill and veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara slammed ages as India held firm in the first Test of the two-game series against Bangladesh. Riding Shubman’s first Test century and Pujara’s 19th ton, India declared their second innings at 258/2, setting a mammoth target of 513 points ahead of Bangladesh.
The hosts, who were beaten to a paltry 150 in their first innings, were 42/0 at the stumps on Day 3, with Najmul Hossain Shanto (25*) and Zakir Hasan (17*) at the crease. Bangladesh will have a mountain to climb on Day 4 as they still need 471 races to win the opening test.
Emotions were running high for Pujara as he elevated his century with just 130 balls at a strike rate of 78.46. It was Pujara’s fastest century in his Test career and the first in 52 innings.
In the morning, Bangladesh was fired for 150 with a left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav taking a career best 5 for 40.
The two-game series is part of the ICC World Test Championship. India are fourth, having won six of their 12 matches. Bangladesh are in last place with eight defeats in 10 matches.
India must win both games in the series to stay alive in the race for the World Test Championship final.


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