2nd Test, India vs Bangladesh Day 2 preview: Yet another day of toil lie ahead of tourists

2nd Test, India vs Bangladesh Day 2 preview: Yet another day of toil lie ahead of tourists

Ishant Sharma India

After bowling out Bangladesh for 106, India finished Day 1 of their first day-night Test on 174/3. They lead by 59, with Virat Kohli (59*) and Ajinkya Rahane (22*) both looking comfortable. With Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, and R Ashwin (and Umesh Yadav!) still to come, India should look for a lead of at least 300.

India lost Mayank Agarwal (14) to a loose stroke to gully off Al-Amin Hossain (1/49). Al-Amin then dropped Rohit Sharma (14) at deep fine-leg, but Rohit could not make it count: he shouldered arms against Ebadot Hossain (2/61) and was given out leg-before. Ebadot then got Cheteshwar Pujara (55) too, caught off a lifter that took the shoulder of the bat and went to slip.

Earlier in the day, the Bangladesh openers did well to survive the first half an hour against the pink ball. Then all hell broke loose once Ishant Sharma (5/22) trapped Imrul Kayes (4) leg-before. Umesh Yadav (3/29) took out Mominul Islam (caught spectacularly by Rohit at slip) and Mohammad Mithun (played on) in the space of 3 balls. At the other end, Mohammed Shami (2/36) bowled Mushfiqur Rahim. None of the three got a run.

Wriddhiman Saha caught Shadman Islam (29) off Umesh to pick up his 100th dismissal – and followed by flying in front of first slip to catch a dipping one to send back Mahmudullah (6).

Shami then hit both Liton Das (24 retired hurt) and Nayeem Hassan (19) on the helmet, ruling both out of the Test. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam stepped in as concussion substitutes.

Ishant rounded things off by picking up his first five-wicket haul at home after 12 years.

Key players

Virat Kohli (India): Kohli had got a duck at Indore, and what better way to make up for that than with a big score? He has all the time in the world, and will definitely aim to make this one count.

Ebadot Hossain (Bangladesh): Despite being erratic at times, Ebadot has been the only Bangladeshi bowlers to pose any sort of trouble to the hosts. The tourists will need a special spell tomorrow morning.

Brief scores

Bangladesh 106 (Shadman Islam 29; Ishant Sharma 5/22, Umesh Yadav 3/29) trail India 174/3 (Virat Kohli 59*, Cheteshwar Pujara 55; Ebadot Hossain 2/61) by 68 runs.


India to declare with a 300-run lead in the final session.