Ind vs Ban: Kuldeep Yadav Takes 4, Bangladesh 133/8 At Stumps

Mohammed Siraj (3/14) rattled the Bangladesh top-order with three wickets before Kuldeep Yadav (4/33) joined the party with four wickets as India put Bangladesh on the mat.

  • Rohit Singh | December 15, 2022 | 5:20 pm

India reduced Bangladesh to 133 for eight at stumps after posting 404 in their first innings on day two, taking control of the first Test in Chattogram on Thursday. Mohammed Siraj (3/14) rattled the Bangladesh top-order with three wickets before Kuldeep Yadav (4/33) joined the party with four wickets as India put Bangladesh on the mat. Umesh Yadav (1/33) also took a wicket.

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Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin (58) and Kuldeep Yadav (40) produced a lower-order fight back to help India go past the 400-run mark after starting the day at 278 for six. In reply, Mohammed Siraj began the proceedings by taking out Najmul Hossain Shanto on the very first ball of the innings and picked two more later, before Kuldeep arrived and pushed India ahead in the match with his four wickets, leaving a cloud of follow-on on Bangladesh’s head as they still trail India by 271 runs.

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Kuldeep Yadav, Siraj reduce Bangladesh to 133/8

After a cautious start to the final session, Siraj and Litton Das exchanged a few words with each other. On the very next ball, Siraj got one to jag in slightly and ball took the bottom edge of Das’s bat to hit the stumps. Mushfiqur Rahim was solid in his trademark sweep and punch while debutant Zakir Hasan hammered an uppish drive through extra cover off Ashwin. But in the next over, Zakir poked at an outside-off stump delivery and edged behind to keeper.

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Captain Shakib Al Hasan did not inspire much confidence in his 25-ball stay at the crease and was caught at first slip off a leg-break being Kuldeep’s second delivery of the match. Nurul Hasan showed signs of aggression with his pulls and lofts, and even got a reprieve when Ashwin shelled a catch at mid-on. Kuldeep struck when Nurul tried to flick off a leg-break, but Shubman Gill moved swiftly to his right to take a sharp catch at short-leg.

Brief Score: India 1st innings : 404 all out in 133.5 overs (C Pujara 90, S Iyer 86, R Ashwin 58; Taijul Islam 4/133, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4/112) Bangladesh 1st innings: 133 for 8 in 43.5 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 28 not out; Kuldeep Yadav 4/33, Mohammed Siraj 3/14).