IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 3 highlights: India rocked at the top in chase of 145 against Bangladesh in Mirpur | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: India stuttered and lost four stump batters on Day 3 while chasing 145 to win the second Test against Bangladesh on a revolving track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
The visitors were 45/4 at the end of Friday’s game, with Axar Patel (26*) and Jaydev Unadkat (3*) unbeaten in the enclosure.
India, who lead the two-game series 1-0, lost the out-of-form KL Rahul for 2 points.
After Shakib Al Hasan made a quick breakthrough in the form of Rahul, Mehidy Hassan Miraz struck three times to dispatch Cheteshwar Pujara (2), Shubman Gill (7) and Virat Kohli (1).
Earlier, Bangladesh posted 231 runs in their second set, largely due to Litton Das’ sparkling 73 before they were all knocked out in the final session.
Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Najmul Hossain in the second set of the day and Mohammed Siraj fired Mominul Haque, whose 84 was the highest score in the first set of Bangladesh 227.
Home captain Shakib Al Hasan played a loose shot and Mushfiqur Rahim also fell on the cheap, but Zakir Hasan made a patient 51 as he took Bangladesh past the 100 mark.
After conceding an 87 lead in the first inning, Bangladesh fell to 113-6 but added 118 for the last four wickets after Litton, Bangladesh’s last recognized batsman, counterattacked in the company of tailenders.
He also had luck on his side.
Virat Kohli dropped Litton twice in the slide of Patel and Ashwin respectively.
Litton added 46 points with Nurul Hasan (31) and 67 with Taskin Ahmed, who didn’t come out on 31, before Siraj broke through his defense.
The versatile Spin Patel player claimed 3-68 but could barely catch his breath as he had to go out after India lost two quick wickets.
On a spinning track with variable bounce, Shakib started with a two-sided spin and nearly had his Indian counterpart KL Rahul caught short-legged in the first set of the innings.
Shakib didn’t have to wait long and in his next match he caught up with Rahul.
Mehidy (3-12) injected new drama into the contest by mowing down India’s best order.
The off-spinner dismissed both Cheteshwar Pujara and a puzzled Shubman Gill and dismissed Kohli caught short leg to aggravate India’s crisis.
“They’re a good batting team,” the spinner told official broadcasters afterward.
“If we get two wickets tomorrow morning, we have a great chance.”
The two-game series is part of the ICC World Test Championship.
(With contributions from the agency)


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