Kohli ton and Ishant 4-fer put India on the brink of series win on day 2 of pink ball Test
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim counter attacked with Virat Kohli having to disperse the field for a short while. Indian bowlers then came back to have Bangladesh down on the mat at the close of play.
Match Summary: Day 2
Bangladesh 106 (30.3 Overs; Shadman Islam29(52), Liton Das24(27); Ishant5/22, U Yadav3/29) & 152-6 (32.3 Overs; Rahim59(70), Mahmudullah39(41); Ishant4/39, U Yadav2/40)
India 347-9 (89.4 Overs; Kohli(c)136(194), Pujara55(105); Al-Amin3/85, Ebadat Hossain3/91)
Result - Bangladesh trail by 89 runs
Taijul Islam is dismissed with the final ball of the day and Bangladesh close on 152/6, still trailing by 89 runs.— ICC (@ICC) November 23, 2019
Mushfiqur Rahim, unbeaten on 59, and Ishant Sharma with figures of 4/39, are the stars of the day's play ?? #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/oKCA79n7tz
India started the day at three down with skipper Virat Kohli and vice captain Ajinkya Rahane at the crease. The team looked at ease in the afternoon conditions with the pink ball as Kohli raced to another Test century. Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed soon after reaching his half-century while trying to cut a short delivery off Taijul.
Kohli then combined with Jadeja to accumulate a few quick runs. However, after the second new ball was taken, wickets fell in quick succession. Al-Amin Hossain and Ebadat Hossain picked up three wickets each for the visitors.
India were 9 down for 347 when Kohli declared the innings. The Indian new ball bowlers came out all guns blazing under the lights with the pink ball and reduced Bangladesh to 39-5 in no time.
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim, the two most experienced batsmen in the Bangladesh line-up, then counter attacked with Virat Kohli having to disperse the field for a short while.
Indian bowlers then came back to have Bangladesh down on the mat at the close of play. Bangladesh will need 89 runs more for India to bat again.
The hosts will need a few good balls on the morning of day 3 to wrap up proceedings and bag the series 2-0. This will be India's 12th successive series win at home, the longest winning streak by any team.
India - Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
Bangladesh- Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Taijul Islam
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