Bangladesh seems to be in trouble ahead of the Day 5 of the one-off Test at Hyderabad. They need 356 runs to win the Test or to bat out 90 overs in order to draw the match. Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan are currently batting. They need to play with caution in the first session. They will be under pressure with every wicket which falls in the first session.
The live action of the one-off Test will be available on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. For Indian viewers, live stream of the match is available on Hotstar.com. Bangladesh viewers can catch the live telecast of the game on GTV Sports.
It will be a tough task for the visitors to bat on a Day 5 pitch which has deteriorated and is expected to help the spinners. Speaking of spinners, Ashwin bowled beautifully on Day 4 picking up three wickets, he also became the fastest to 250 wickets in Tests. We might witness another five-wicket haul from the record-breaking spinner.
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Jadeja too will try to generate turn and bounce from the pitch to outclass the batsman. Jadeja picked up 2 wickets on Day 4. As far as seamers are concerned, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s spell in the first session will be vital. The late-swinging ball which bamboozled Mehedi Hasan can be considered as an example of what he can do before lunch.
Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma will try to generate bounce from the pitch and attack the left-handers from around the wicket angle. The strategy seemed to work on Day 4, they will not refrain from using it on Day 5.