Watch: Crowd goes silent; Animated Mohammed Siraj gives fiery send-off to Litton Das after dismissing him with a peach
The second test between India and Bangladesh has reached an interesting end, with India needing another 100 runs to win and Bangladesh needing six wickets to win. It all started when the hosts started the day at 7/0.
They did a decent enough job with a few good partnerships in the middle. Opener Zakir Hasan, who scored a century in the second inning of the first inning, scored a fighting half-century (51). Ravi Ashwin gave India its first breakthrough when he removed Najmul Hossain Shanto for five runs.
Bangladesh lost their first six wickets for just 113 runs in 45.3 overs. However, after that, the hosts had two decent partnerships in the middle. Star batter Litton Das took the team over the 200-run mark. He added 46 runs with Nurul Hasan, who scored 31 off 29 balls.
Then Das added an important 60 runs for the 8th wicket with Taskin Ahmed (31 not out). Litton Das was looking very dangerous and was scoring quickly against the Indian bowlers. That 8th wicket partnership was looking threating at one point.
Thus, the Indian captain, KL Rahul, brought Mohammed Siraj to bowl. Notably, Siraj had dismissed him earlier as well, in the first test. The Bangladeshi star batter was on the counterattack in the second and third sessions on Day 3. And Siraj once again removed the dangreous batter.
The Indian pacer came out to bowl the 67th over, and on the very first ball of the over, he bowled an in-swinging delivery that came in sharply, and the batter had no chance to defend it. The ball hit the top of the stumps, and Das' brilliant inning came to an end on a well-made 73.
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However, his wicket brought silence to the crowd, which was cheering when he was hitting the Indian bowlers for regular boundaries. Siraj also looked animated after the wicket and gave him a fiery send-off.
Speaking of the game, Bangladesh set India a target of 145 runs to chase. But the visitors are struggling at 45/4, losing their top four early. KL Rahul (2), Shubman Gill (7), Cheteshwar Pujara (6), and Virat Kohli (1) all got out cheaply. Axar Patel (26*) and Jaydev Unadkat (3*) are at the crease.