News ID: 110531
Publish Date : 24 December 2022 - 21:52

Bangladesh Chasing Stunning Test Victory With India on 45-4

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed 3-12 on day three to boost Bangladesh’s chances of a stunning series-levelling win by reducing India to 45-4 as the touring team chased a victory target of 145 in the second cricket test on Saturday.
Axar Patel was unbeaten on 26 for India, which won the first test by 188 runs, on a tricky, turning surface while nightwatchman Jaydev Unadkat was three not out.
Four of the Indian top five were out for single figures after captain Shakib Al Hasan made the initial breakthrough by dismissing opposite number KL Rahul for two.
Mehidy then got in on the act, having Cheteshwar Pujara stumped for six.
Mehidy also had Shubman Gill stumped by Nurul Hasan for seven before removing talisman Virat Kohli for one as he was caught at short leg.
“The wicket is difficult but if one of the batters can play a long innings we can win,” India paceman Mohammed Siraj said.
Earlier, Liton Das hit 73 and Zakir Hasan, playing in his second test, made 51 as Bangladesh was bowled out for 231 in its second innings.
Liton was dropped twice by Kohli, who also spilled a chance off Nurul (31).