Bangladesh are in deep trouble with just 7 wickets left and 356 runs to win the match. Although, they will be looking to draw the match and fly back home with dignity intact. Will they be able to achieve any of the two results? Find out tomorrow in our Day 5, live updates tomorrow. Over and out!
16:42 IST Bangladesh 103/3, 35 overs & 388 all out, India 159/4 dec & 687/6 dec, (Target 459) Mahmudullah 9(29), Shakib Al Hasan 21(42)
India got another wicket as Ashwin switched tactics and came over the wicket to Haque. Ashwin gave an extra tweak to the ball turning away from the left-hander. The ball got an edge of the bat as Haque was caught inside the crease trying to defend. The ball carried to Rahane at first slip who took it comfortably. It seems like the pitch is in sync with Ashwin’s demand. We might witness a five-wicket haul at Hyderabad on Day 5 of the Test. Jadeja too is trying hard to get a wicket. The duo are getting through the overs quickly.
16:10 IST WICKET! Mominul Haque c Ajinkya Rahane b R Ashwin 27(63)
16:02 IST Bangladesh 71/2, 22 overs & 388 all out, India 159/4 dec & 687/6 dec, (Target 459) Mominul Haque 25(56)
Umesh Yadav has not been that impressive as he was in first innings. Meanwhile, Sarkar had started to open his arms and score boundaries until Jadeja squared him up. Sarkar edged Jadeja’s delivery to slip-fielder Ajinkya Rahane who showed incredible reflexes, diving to his right to take the catch. Bangladesh in trouble again!
16:02 IST WICKET Soumya Sarkar c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 42(66)
15:33 IST Bangladesh 52/1, 16 overs & 388 all out, India 159/4 dec & 687/6 dec, (Target 459) Soumya Sarkar 29(46), Mominul Haque 19(40)
Ashwin is creating problems for the batsmen, bowling round the wicket. The odd delivery which isn’t turning much is causing problems for Haque. They are still looking for another wicket before second session.
15:14 IST Bangladesh 33/1, 11 overs & 388 all out, India 159/4 dec & 687/6 dec, (Target 459) Soumya Sarkar 20(32), Mominul Haque 10(23)
R Ashwin takes the priced wicket of opener Tamim Iqbal. Umpire did not raise his finger after the appeal but Indian fielders were already celebrating as Kohli caught the ball. Kohli reviewed it immediately, the Snickometer clearly showed that the ball had hit the bat before hitting the pads. After Iqbal’s wicket, Haque came in to bat. Sarkar has looked promising so far, timing the ball well. Ishant has been introduced into the attack, he will try to bowl a short length to both left-handers.
14:50 IST WICKET! Tamim Iqbal c Virat Kohli b R Ashwin 3(11)
14:49 IST Bangladesh 9/0, 5 overs & 388 all out, India 159/4 dec & 687/6 dec, Tamim Iqbal 1(9), Soumya Sarkar 8(21)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin have opened the bowling attack. Tamim Iqbal will be determined to score runs in second innings as he was unlucky in the first innings getting run out early on.
14:30 Bangladesh openers come out to bat!
Virat Kohli declares innings, Bangladesh need 459 runs to win the match. Stay tuned, we will be back after tea break.
14:11 IST Tea Break!
14:10 IST India 159/4, 29 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, Cheteshwar Pujara 54(58), Ravindra Jadeja 16(10)
The intent was clear, to score as many runs before the Tea Break and then invite Bangladesh to bat in the third session. Rahane did what the team needed, in order to score quickly he lost his wicket but that’s what the need of the hour was. Pujara was constantly hitting boundaries and reached his fifty. Jadeja too came in and struck boundary to help India take a lead of 458 runs!
13:58 IST WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane b Shakib Al Hasan 28(35)
13:40 IST India 105/3, 20 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, Cheteshwar Pujara 35(41), Ajinkya Rahane 4(11)
Virat Kohli got out in an attempt to score runs at a rapid rate. Shakib got the wicket as Kohli danced down the wicket to lift the ball over short mid-wicket fielder. Runs have dried up after his wicket, Rahane is taking his time to settle in.
13:26 IST WICKET! Virat Kohli c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 38(40)
13:14 IST India 78/2, 14 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, Cheteshwar Pujara 29(25), Virat Kohli 27(28)
Kohli and Pujara are playing as if it is an ODI, They are going after the bowling in an attempt to score boundaries and succeeding too. They are rotating the strike as well. Pujara struck a six off Taskin, a rare sight! Virat Kohli is delighted as the ball goes over the fence, lauds Pujara.
12:59 IST India 55/2, 11 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, Cheteshwar Pujara 15(18), Virat Kohli 18(17)
After a cautious start, Kohli has carried forward, from where he left, hitting boundaries and trying to throw the bowlers of their game. Pujara too has looked positive and scored boundaries. They will be looking to accelerate and give Bangladesh an hour before the day’s play.
12:37 IST India 23/2, 6 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, Cheteshwar Pujara 5(3), Virat Kohli 0(2)
Taskin Ahmed strikes again, he is on song with the new ball. Ahmed bowls offside offstump length luring the batsman into the drive. Rahul does exactly that and gives his wicket away. Skipper Kohli comes in to bat. India in slight trouble.
12:34 IST WICKET! KL Rahul c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 10(17)
12:28 IST India 12/1, 4 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, KL Rahul 4(9), Cheteshwar Pujara 0(1)
Taskin Ahmed strikes! First innings’ centurion Murali Vijay offers a loose shot and pays the price. Pujara comes into bat.
12:25 IST Murali Vijay c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 7(14)
12:17 IST First boundary of the innings from Vijay’s bat!
12:16 IST India 3/0, 2 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, KL Rahul 0(2), Murali Vijay 2(10)
Taskin Ahmed bowls the first over after lunch break. Just a single from the over off Vijay’s bat. Indian openers giving respect to the new ball.
12:11 IST Players walk out to the field. Murali Vijay facing Taskin Ahmed.
11:31 IST Lunch Break!
11:31 IST India 1/0, 1 overs & 687/6 dec, Bangladesh 388 all out, KL Rahul 0(1), Murali Vijay 1(5)
Mehedi Hasan to bowl the first over, comes round the wicket. Just a single off his over. Players head out for lunch break. Virat Kohli decides not to enforce follow on.
11:28 IST Murali Vijay and KL Rahul come out to bat, Taijul Islam starts off the proceedings.
11:2o IST Bangladesh- 388 all out, 127.5 overs, India 687/6 dec, Kamrul Islam Rabbi 0(10)
Finally, Ashwin breaks the world record, becomes fastest to reach 250 Test wickets. After being picked for boundaries by Mushfiqur, he got his wicket. Ashwin bowled his special weapon, carrom ball. Mushfiqur tried to work it away to fine leg region but gave his wicket away, bottom edge of the bat. Bangladesh trail by 299 runs.
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11:19 IST WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim 127(262) c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin
11:10 IST Bangladesh- 378/9, 124 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 117(252), Kamrul Islam Rabbi 0(3)
Ashwin was quite unlucky as he had got his man, Taskin trapped in front of the wickets but Umpire didn’t raise his finger. But Taskin did not turn out to be two -time lucky. Jadeja got his wicket as Rahane took a comfortable catch in the slips.
11:07 WICKET! Taskin Ahmed c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 8(35)
10:59 IST Bangladesh- 369/8, 121 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 114(247), Taskin Ahmed 2(25)
Maiden over from Ravichandran Ashwin, still searching for that 250th wicket. Taskin does well to defend.
10:57 IST Bangladesh- 369/8, 121 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 114(247), Taskin Ahmed 2(19)
No run in the first three deliveries. Is that out? The Umpire raises his finger, Jadeja and Saha were delighted as soon as the ball went past Taskin Ahmed. But, wait! he has asked for a review here. The decision has been reversed here. Taskin survives. One single off the over.
10:52 IST Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his first over today.
10:53 IST Bangladesh- 368/8, 120 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 114(246), Taskin Ahmed 1(14)
A bad start for Ashwin today. Mushfiqur decides to take him on. At first, dances down the wicket and hits the ball for a boundary. The next ball, he hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum. 12 runs from Ashwin’s over.
10:49 IST Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl his first over on Day 4
10:48 IST Bangladesh- 356/8, 119 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 103(243), Taskin Ahmed 1(11)
Mushfiqur Rahim is a happy man as soon as he realises that the ball goes went past Ishant Sharma four a boundary. He is now the 11th visiting captain who has scored a century on maiden Test in India.
10:40 IST Mushfiqur Rahim hits 5th Test ton with a boundary!
10:38 IST Bangladesh- 347/8, 116 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 96(234), Taskin Ahmed 0(8)
Mushfiqur takes a single after facing four deliveries. Ishant is bowling at a decent pace, bowling an odd good length delivery to surprise the batsman. Taskin defends the last ball successfully.
10:30 IST Bangladesh- 347/8, 115 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 95(229), Taskin Ahmed 0(7)
Umesh Yadav continues. Taskin Ahmed on strike, Yadav comes round the wicket, a maiden over from him. Taskin is trying to hold on to his wicket so that Rahim scores runs from the other end.
10:26 IST Bangladesh- 347/8, 114 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 95(229), Taskin Ahmed 0(1)
Ishant Sharma continues, bangs the ball short again. SIX! First maximum from Mushfiqur’s bat, it was banged short. He banged it over fine leg boundary for six, with it, he moves into 90’s. Ishant has made his mind, he will target Mushfiqur with short stuff. Rahim takes a couple off the second last ball, it is clear now, he does not want Taskin on strike. Rahim tries to pull the ball once again, appeal from the fielders, Umpire shakes his head. Virat Kohli reviews it. Another review goes in vain, the ball had hit the elbow, Mushfiqur survives.
10:19 IST Bangladesh- 339/8, 113 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 87(223), Taskin Ahmed 0(1)
Rahim gets off strike on second delivery as he guides the ball towards fine leg. Taijul ons strike, that’s what Umesh wanted. FOUR! first boundary for the day, Kohli won’t mind that one. Taijul is trying strange shots to get off the mark on short deliveries. WICKET! He ducked at that instance, ball brushed the gloves and went straight into the safe hands of Saha. Yadav is delighted, he has got his man, a well deserved third wicket. Taskin Ahmed comes to the crease, no run off the last ball.
10:18 IST WICKET! Taijul Islam c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 10
10:14 IST Bangladesh- 334/7, 112 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 84(214), Taijul Islam 2(30)
Ishant Sharma is firing one short ball after another. The batsmen are expecting short balls only. Kohli has incorporated one more slip, he is attacking the new batsman here. Even Rahim is not able to hit the ball beyond the 30-yard circle, just one run from the over.
10:08 IST Bangladesh- 332/7, 111 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 84(214), Taijul Islam 2(30)
Yadav continues, starts off with three dot balls. Rahim is trying to keep the short ball down. Rahim gets off strike on the fourth delivery. Taijul on strike, Yadav is looking dangerous today. He surely deserves a wicket, just one run from the over.
10:01 IST Bangladesh- 332/7, 111 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 84(214), Taijul Islam 2(30)
Ishant Sharma has been introduced into the attack. He does what he does well, bangs the ball short, testing the batsman, Rahim takes a single. Taijul does well to keep the ball down as Ishant is bowling at batsmen’s chest height.
9:55 IST Bangladesh- 325/7, 110 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 83(210), Taijul Islam 2(28)
Taijul may surviveurive yet. Yadav and Bhuvneshwar are going all guns blazing against him but he is doing well to hold on to his end. Rahim is not afraid to bring Taijul on strike! Yadav continues, comes round the wicket to Islam. He is trying to survive this first session, Yadav is trying to bang it short, target the stumps and take the ball away from the left-hander. Somehow, he has done well to keep his wicket intact.
9:46 IST Bangladesh- 325/7, 107 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 82(208), Taijul Islam 1(12)
Bhuvneshwar continues, another cracker of a delivery from him. Rahim escapes as it was clearly missing the leg stump, leg-byes. Taijul on strike, Bhuvneshwar comes round the wicket to him. Similar tactics to that of Umesh Yadav. Taijul somehow survives the over, takes a single of the last ball, keeps the strike.
9:41 IST Bangladesh- 323/7, 106 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 82(207), Taijul Islam 0(7)
Umesh Yadav comes into bowl. Rahim takes a single off the first delivery. Yadav coming round the wicket to Islam, beats him upfront. Another ball past the edge, Islam gets lucky again. This one is directed towards the stumps, Islam defends this one. He misses another one, Islam has no clue. Another dot ball to end the over with. Taijul survives!
9:36 IST Bangladesh- 322/7, 105 overs, India 687/6 dec, Mushfiqur Rahim 81(206), Taijul Islam 0(2)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar swings the ball on the first ball itself. Second ball, Hasan lets it got to Saha. Another leave, he is being cautious. Next ball, WICKET! Bhuvneshwar strikes, straight through the gate. In-swing goes straight through Hasan’s guard. This was the wicket India was looking for. Bangladesh in big trouble. Virat Kohli’s decision to give the first over to Bhuvneshwar has worked. Taijul Islam comes in to bat, review straight away as the ball hits the pad. The decision stands, one more review goes in vain. A dot ball to finish off the over, wicket-maiden from him.
9:35 IST WICKET! Mehedi Hasan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 51 (107)
9:30 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings of the day, Mehedi Hasan on strike!
Welcome to InUth’s live coverage of India vs Bangladesh one-off Test, Day 4. Stay tuned to the live blog for updates throughout the day. Against all odds, Bangladesh have been able to impress in Hyderabad Test with the bat. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim played an inning of character on Day 3. Rahim held onto his end when he was running out of partners. He had bruises on his body while walking back to the pavilion, but most of all he had bravery in his eyes.
Rahim was accompanied by Mehedi Hasan, with whom he had already put on 87 runs for the seventh wicket. Hasan took the pressure off Rahim. He scored his first Test fifty on Day 3. The pitch is helping the bowlers now, providing turn and bounce for the spinners. Seamers too are trying to extract that extra bounce to surprise the batsmen. In the last over of Day 3, Ishant Sharma banged the ball short, which went on to hit Rahim’s fingers.
Sharma will continue to do so on Day 4 as well. Ravichandran Ashwin is still away from his 250th wicket which will make him the fastest in history to reach this wicket. He will be able to break Australian fast-bowling legend, Dennis Lillee’s 36-year-old record.
Earlier Shakib Al Hasan saved Bangladesh from danger when he led the Bangladeshi counter-attack. Shakib got out for 82, but he scored freely, sweeping the ball and piercing the field when fast bowlers came on. He gave his wicket away trying to smash Ashwin’s delivery. Instead, he became his 249th wicket.
Umesh Yadav bowled his heart out on Day 3. Yadav constantly asked questions from the batsmen. He went for boundaries but produced wicket-taking deliveries on both days. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled tight lines but has not been able to take a wicket yet.