Watch: Rishabh Pant saves India after Virat Kohli's fielding blunder to give India its 1st breakthrough
After taking a 251-run lead in the first innings, Team India added another 258 runs in their second innings. The visitors declared at 258/2 in 61.4 overs, with Cheteshwar Pujara (102*) and Shubman Gill (110) scoring centuries.
As a result, India gave a massive target of 509 runs to the hosts to win the first test. However, after getting all out for just 150 runs in the first inning, Bangladesh had a dream start to their chase in the second inning. With both openers scoring their respective half centuries in the morning session of Day 4.
They took the partnership above the 100-run mark, and the opening stand was looking threatening. However, the breakthrough came in the 47th over, when Umesh Yadav came out to bowl his second spell of the morning session.
On the very first ball of the over bowling around the wicket, he bowled a straight ball to the left-hander. Shanto, who was looking rock solid before that, tried to push the ball towards the third man, but it only got an edge of the bat.
It went towards first slip, where Virat Kohli was fielding. The former Indian captain was a bit late to react, and the ball hit his palm and popped out to his right toward Rishabh Pant. Lucky for him, Pant reacted actively and dove to his left to catch the ball.
Although he wasn't smooth either and missed it in the first attempt. But at last he grabbed the ball in his second attempt. Even India's stand-in captain, KL Rahul, was taken aback because the team desperately needed a wicket.
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The opening partnership was broken at 124 runs in 46.1 overs for Bangladesh. Najmul Hossain Shanto got out after scoring a well-made 67 runs with seven boundaries. The hosts started Day 4 at 42/0, and both openers looked in good touch.
Debutant Zakir Hasan also brought up his first half-century and is looking for a big score. Bangladesh will need an incredible batting performance to chase down the 509-run target, which will be the highest ever for them.