Sunday, 5 February, 2023

Dhaka Test: India secure 87-run 1st innings lead after day two

India secured an 87-run lead in the first innings of the Dhaka Test on Friday.

They were bundled out for 314 in reply to Bangladesh's 227.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer led the way for India with spectacular individual efforts, accumulating 93 and 87 runs, respectively.

Rishabh is lucky to be there as Nurul Hasan Sohan failed to capitalise on an easy stumping opportunity off Shakib Al Hasan's delivery. The batter was well out of the crease but Nurul was not able to break the stumps in time.

Shreyas was also very close to being dismissed a few times, but he managed to escape with a score of 87. Unfortunately, Mehidy Hasan Miraz dropped a catch at the gully despite his best efforts.

India, however, lost their last six wickets for 61 runs.

Bangladesh had a successful first session when they took three wickets, thanks to Taijul's impeccable bowling.

After the lunch break, Taijul took another wicket. Shakib bagged four wickets, proving his bowling prowess in Test once again.