India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 3 Highlights

Bangladesh have managed to keep their hopes alive to draw one-off Test at Hyderabad, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mehedi Hasan score fifties

Two of the three sessions on Day 3 belonged to India as they were able to take 3 and 2 wickets in first and second session respectively. Mushfiqur Rahim did really well to hold on to his end and try to build a partnership. Rahim came in to bat when Bangladesh were in trouble, he batted cautiously, picking up an odd boundary. He has played a captain’s knock so far.

Mushfiqur Rahim-Mehedi Hasan partnership

When the sixth wicket went down, it felt like India would wrap up the Bangladesh innings before the end of day’s play. Indian bowlers tried really hard to get a breakthrough but the duo held their fort and kept Indian bowlers at bay. Hasan too went on to score an half-century, his first in Tests. Rahim too completed 3,000 Test, he became the fourth Bangladesh batsman to do so in Tests.

Ashwin’s 249th wicket, Jadeja piles on

Ashwin took the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan who was scoring at a rapid rate. After reaching his half-century, Hasan has decided to go after the bowling. He was swiping the ball, playing cheeky shots and dancing down the wicket to score a boundary. On seeing Shakib shimming down the wicket, Ashwin bowled the ball wide and tweaked it a bit extra. Shakib wanted to go over the deep mid-on fielder but could not do so as the ball lands into Umesh Yadav’s hands

Seamers deliver to the promise

Umesh Yadav drew first blood on Day 2 as well as he took the wicket of Mominul Haque. Yadav bowled reverse-swing angling onto the left-hander’s pads. Haque was dumbfounded by the delivery and could not get this bat in the way. Umpire almost lifted his finger in reflex action. Even after taking the wicket Yadav kept asking questions from the batsmen, making their life terrible on the crease.

Ishant Sharma came into bowl the first over his spell on Day 3 in first session. He got the wicket of Mahmudullah straightaway with an inswinging delivery. Mahmudullah could not get his bat to come in front of the ball. Sharma proved a bit expensive on Day 2, but he came back well on Day 3.

Unfortunate runout

Tamim Iqbal looked promising on Day One, he was timing the ball well and surviving the attack of Indian seamers. Iqbal and Haque made a terrible mistake when they decided to challenge Yadav in the field. They wanted to take a couple but Yadav came running in and threw the ball towards bowler’s end where Bhuvneshwar Kumar dislodged the bails in a hurry. Iqbal seemed irritated with his partner over the dumb decision. As far as Indian team was concerned, they have got their man.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 322/6 (Shakib Al Hasan 82, Mushfiqur Rahim 81; Umesh Yadav 2 for 72, Ishant Sharma 1 for 54) trail India 687/6 (Virat Kohli 204, Murali Vijay 108; Taijul Islam 3 for 156, Mehedi Hasan 2 for 165) by 365 runs