Watch: Mohammed Siraj along with Virat Kohli gave a fiery send-off to Litton Das after a heated exchange
The second day of the first test between India and Bangladesh is underway, with India getting all out for 404 runs in their first inning, with useful contributions from India's lower middle order.
Ravi Ashwin made his 13th test half-century and made 58 runs, and Kuldeep Yadav also played a good innings of 40 runs. However, India also started brilliantly with the ball. Mohammed Siraj dismissed the Bangladeshi opener Najmul Hossain Shanto off the very first ball of the game.
And the Indian pacers are dominating the Bangladeshi batters, and things are getting heated up. The hosts lost their first four wickets for a score of 56 runs in 17.2 overs. Siraj took three wickets, while Umesh Yadav took one. However, the wicket of Litton Das saw a fiery send-off from Siraj, which caught the eyes of everyone.
It started when Siraj came out to bowl the 14th over of the innings. He bowled an inswinger to the batter, and Siraj had a few words with the batter, who was beaten by the swing. And in reply, the batter also had a few words and showed the gesture, "I can't hear you."
Siraj having a go at Liton Das.— Saikat Ghosh (@Ghosh_Analysis) December 15, 2022
Meanwhile, Kohli also stepped in.pic.twitter.com/kiyoCpia4y
However, it didn't end well for the batter, as on the very next ball, he was dismissed with another inswinger that kept low. With that wicket, Siraj has the last laugh. The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli was also seen in a animated celebration at the first slip.
Virat gestured towards the spectator, who went silent after the wicket. Siraj also made the same gesture after that. For India, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer were the top scorers. Both batters missed their respective centuries. Pujara got out yesterday at 90 runs, while Iyer was dismissed for 86 runs.
Iyer got out early in the morning session of Day 2, after which Ashwin and Kuldeep added an important 92 runs for the 8th wicket to take India near the 400-run mark. The visitors will look to dismiss Bangladesh early to take a good first-inning lead.