Indian Cricket Team got a sizeable lead of 87 runs in the 1st innings. The Men in Blue managed to score 314 runs whereas Rishabh Pant & Shreyas Iyer took the team out of the muddle as earlier the team was reduced to 94-4. The former skipper Virat Kohli failed to make the most of the start as the batter scored 24 runs in 73 balls.
Taijul Islam continued his dominance over India where the left-arm off-spinner took 4 wickets and gave away 74 runs in his 25 overs. This time Shakib too chipped in with wickets as he took 4 scalps in his 19.3 overs and gave away 79 runs. Surprisingly, the pitch proved to be a turner as earlier on Day 1, the pacers had got a lot of help.
Virat Kohli Furious on Najmul Shanto
Before the end of Day 2, Bangladesh had to play out a tricky short phase of play. Najmul Shanto & Zakir Hasan were quite cautious in their approach. Just at the brink of the end of Day 2, the batters were seen wasting time. Virat Kohli made a staggering remark about Najmul Shanto. “Shirt bhi khol le apna” (Open your shirt as well).” said Virat Kohli.
Watch: Virat Kohli Angry on Najmul Shanto
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Steep Task for Bangladesh
The way the pitch has started to deteriorate, batting won’t be easy for the Bangladeshi batters. The batters need to play out the morning session cautiously. Skipper Shakib needs to play a captain’s knock for his team as the batter had a forgettable outing in the 1st innings.
India would be well aware of the fact that any target around 250 runs would be tricky for the team. All eyes would be on Ashwin to provide breakthroughs for the team. It would be interesting to see what tactics KL Rahul applies as on Day 3 Morning Session there would be some help for the seamers.