India vs Bangladesh Test, day 5 lunch report: Bangladesh's hopes shrinking, after Rahim's wicket

It seems Bangladesh hopes are slipping like quick sand. Now, it seems they do not have the ammunition to draw the Test.

Chasing a mammoth 459, Bangladesh resumed the final day at 103 for three, with Tamim Iqbal back in the hut. The onus was directly shifted to Shakib Al Hasan, who showed glimpses of good form in the first innings and also went in to the close of play on Day 4 unbeaten. Eyes were on Shakib, Mahmudullah, Rahim and Mehedi Hasan.

The fifth day started and within the first half an hour Jadeja got rid of the dangerous Shakib, with a ball that spitted off a rough, it was bowled at 94kmph, fast considering he is a spinner only to get forward short leg into play, who took the catch gleefully.

The pitch was not showing demons but the odd ball was playing tricks and that brought the rough in to play.

Mushfiqur, who is riding high on the back of a century, stitched up a decent partnership with Mahmudullah before falling prey to Ashwin.

Bangladesh have a herculean task in front of them if they want to pose a challenge and draw the Test.

Run rate is inconsequential but Sabbir Rahman, who is a decent batsman has to put his head down and bat ball after ball with Mahmudullah who looks good.

After this they do not have much resistance.

There were also two instances when the ball went past the slips and some sloppy work saw them survive.

Virat on the other hand would look to cut the long story short and win it as early as possible.

Scorecard: Mahmudullah- 58*, Sabbir- 18*, Ashwin- 3/ 63, Score-202/5