A dogged 71-run stand between Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin got here to India’s rescue because the guests fought again from a hopeless state of affairs to tug off a three-wicket win over Bangladesh within the second and remaining Test and clinch the sequence 2-0 right here on Sunday. With India at 74 for seven chasing 145, Bangladesh have been on target for his or her first ever Test win in opposition to their formidable neighbours earlier than Iyer (29 not out off 46) and Aswhin (42 not out off 62) denied them with an unbeaten 71-run stand off 105 balls.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hazan Miraz (5/63) gave his all on strategy to a 5 wicket haul but it surely didn’t show to be sufficient.
The come-from-behind win meant India wrapped up the sequence 2-0 to strengthen their probabilities of a second straight remaining look within the World Test Championship.
Bangladesh spinners have been all around the Indians after the beginning of play on Sunday. Resuming the innings at 45 for 4, India misplaced Jaydev Unadkat (13) within the second over of the day.
After slog sweeping Miraz for a six, Unadkat was caught plumb in entrance of the stumps with a slider from Shakib Al Hasan. Unadkat took the evaluate in desperation however ended up losing it.
India’s disaster man Rishabh Pant walked into the center and tried to place the stress again on the opposition together with his counter attacking strategy. The southpaw had modified the course of the primary innings together with his 93 however fell for 9 on this event with Miraz trapping him leg earlier than.
It turned 74 for seven when a properly set Axar Patel (34) turned Miraz’s fifth wicket. It was the straighter one once more that thud into his pads earlier than clipping the leg stump.
India have been observing their maiden defeat in opposition to Bangladesh earlier than Iyer and Ashwin offered a ray of hope with a gritty stand.
The duo was comfortable to protect their wicket initially earlier than Iyer modified the momentum with back-to-back boundaries off Shakib within the forty first over.
Miraz supplied a free ball within the following over and Iyer was fast to make room and punch it by way of cowl for one more boundary.
Bangladesh resorted to tempo of their bid to interrupt the stand however the plan didn’t work. Ashwin, who was dropped at quick leg on one, collected a few boundaries off proper arm seamer Khaled Ahmed to carry the goal down to simply 26 runs.
Miraz was introduced into the assault because the final throw of cube however Aswhin pulled him for a six earlier than back-to-back boundaries, sealing the win for the guests.
Despite the win, India have lots of considering to do going into the house sequence in opposition to Australia. The type of the top-order is a giant concern.
India dropping Kuldeep Yadav after his 5 wicket haul within the earlier recreation additionally turned a giant speaking level of the sport.
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