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India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test day 4 : R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja put IND in control

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja’s strikes in the final session have rocked Bangladesh. At stumps on day 4, Bangladesh are 103/3, needing 356 more for a win on the final day. Relive all the highlights of India vs Bangladesh, day 4 here.

cricket Updated: Feb 12, 2017 16:59 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Ravichandran Ashwin  and Ravindra Jadeja struck at regular intervals to put India on top in the Hyderabad Test on day 4.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja struck at regular intervals to put India on top in the Hyderabad Test on day 4. (BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin’s two wickets and Ravindra Jadeja combined to wreck Bangladesh in the final session on day 4. For the visitors, Shakib Al Hasan held firm and he, along with skipper Musfiqur Rahim will be the key on the final day of the one-off Test in Hyderabad. At stumps, India need seven wickets for victory while Bangladesh require a further 356 more runs for victory. Relive all highlights of India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, day 4 here. (SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE)

16:56 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Meanwhile, the grand football derby of Indian football, the clash between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal has begun. You can catch live action here. Bye Bye

16:52 hrs IST:Ashwin, who picked up 250 wickets, says, “Good to have the [250] record. It was a delight to bowl in the second innings. I was a little rusty in the first innings but got into a better rhythm in the second innings. Today was one of those days when I started enjoying my spell right from the start.”

16:46 hrs IST: That is stumps on day 4 and India are inching towards yet another victory. They are seven wickets away from victory while Bangladesh need 356 more runs for an unlikely, but not impossible win. The key, though, will be whether they can bat 90 overs on a pitch which is starting to deteriorate.

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets, in addition to the 250th wicket which he picked earlier in the day. (BCCI)

16:37 hrs: Shakib and Mahmudullah are hanging in there. With just three overs to go, they will be hoping they do not lose too many wickets.

16:29 hrs IST: Shakib is going to take the attack to Jadeja. He slog sweeps a boundary and follows it up with another boundary next ball.

16:26 hrs IST: Jadeja is getting some turn and bounce. On day 5, handling him will be a massive Test for the Bangldesh batsmen. Shakib and Mushfiqur the key.

16:20 hrs IST: Appeal for a bat-pad catch and it is given! Shakib immediately reviews. Bat is nowhere near the ball. As far as LBW is concerned, missing leg stump by a mile. Poor umpiring from umpire Wilson.

Ravindra Jadeja got the vital wicket of Soumya Sarkar for 42 as he broke a stubborn 60-run stand. (BCCI)

16:11 hrs IST: Mominul Haque c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 27, Bangladesh 75/3.

Off-break from Ashwin bowled over the wicket, it is on middle and leg and spins away sharply, Mominul pokes at it and the edge is taken.

16:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Soumya Sarkar c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 42, Bangladesh 71/2.

Jadeja gets this delivery to skid on, Sarkar pokes at it and the edge is taken one-handed by Rahane at slip.

15:55 hrs IST: The partnership between Sarkar and Mominul has crossed 50. Both are looking increasingly assured. Sarkar nears 50 by striking two boundaries off Ravindra Jadeja.

15:50 hrs IST: Umesh is employing the short-pitched barrage on Mominul but the Bangladesh batsman is unfazed. Maybe, it could be time for Jadeja to come into the attack.

15:41 hrs IST: Appeal for a catch but not given! Sarkar aims for the drive but gets beaten, India go up for a catch but umpire Wilson says not out. India review and replays show a big gap between ball and bat. Poor review.

Soumya Sarkar looked in great touch as he revived the Bangladesh innings with Mominul Haque. (BCCI)

15:36 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav, who caused havoc in the first innings with reverse swing, is back as he tries to dislodge this stubborn stand.

15:32 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 52/1 in 16 overs - still need 407 runs

15:26 hrs IST: FOURS! Ishant Sharma gets spanked by Soumya Sarkar - the first is an elegant cover drive and in the second one he gets an edge as the ball flies to the boundary

15:16 hrs IST: Big news! India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in the final of T20 World Cup for blind to successfully defend title.

15:11 hrs IST: Ishant replaces Bhuvneshwar. But no sign of introducing Umesh yet in the fourth innings. Ishant gives away just four runs

14:58 hrs IST: Soumya Sarkar strikes two boundaries off Bhuvneshwar but the bowler responds by bowling a bouncer. The batsman gets hit on the helmet but he is alright.

Ravichandran Ashwin got the key wicket of Tamim Iqbal as Bangladesh got off to a bad start. (BCCI)

14:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Tamim Iqbal c Virat Kohli b R Ashwin 3, Bangladesh 11/1 vs India.

Ashwin gets this delivery to straighten outside off and Tamim pokes at it, he gets an inside edge onto the pad and Kohli takes it at slip, umpire Marais Erasmus does not give it and India review, replays show big inside edge, Kohli had indicated to the umpire that he caught it and the appeal was for a catch.

14:44 hrs IST: Steady start for Bangladesh so far. Not many demons on this pitch still.But, with Ashwin bowling with the new ball, anything can happen.

14:38 hrs IST: Edged but safe! This delivery spins away just outside off and Sarkar plays that softly, the edge flies past slip and to the third man boundary.

14:36 hrs IST: Ravichandran Ashwin will open the bowling. With two left-handers on strike, makes sense on a wearing pitch. Immediately, he gets some turn and bounce. Catch live cricket scores here.

14:34 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has made a steady start as both Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal negotiate the over safely.

14:20 hrs IST: India have declared their innings. The target for Bangladesh will be 459. They have four sessions to save the Test match.

Cheteshwar Pujara slammed his 13th fifty as India stretched their lead past 450. (BCCI)

14:12 hrs IST: That is the Tea break. Will India immediately declare or will they bat on and give Bangladesh a crack just before stumps?

14:10 hrs IST: With a cut to deep backward point, Pujara brings up his 13th fifty and his second in the match. The lead has crossed 450. Catch live cricket score here

14:06 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan still has not bowled a maiden in this Test match. In the first innings, he had figures of 42-0-165-2.

14:03 hrs IST: Jadeja’s promotion suggests that India might go for quick runs even after the tea break. This is still a good pitch. He launches Shakib for a six and a four to get going.

13:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane b Shakib Al Hasan 28, India 128/4.

Rahane makes room and goes for the slog sweep but he misses and the ball uproots middle stump.

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara shared a rapid 50-run stand for the third wicket. (BCCI)

13:57 hrs IST: Only 10 minutes to go for the tea break. Pujara could get to his 50 and India might declare immediately. Catch live cricket score here

13:49 hrs IST: BAM! Rahane is really going after the Bangladesh bowlers. He comes down the track and blasts Mehedi Hasan over long on for a big six.

13:45 hrs IST: Rahane is looking to be aggressive as he slog sweeps Shakib to the wide long on fence. India are eyeing some quick runs and take the lead past 450.

13:41 hrs IST: Shakib bowls it short and Rahane pulls it to the deep mid wicket fence to bring up the 400-run lead for India. Perhaps India will declare after the Tea break.

13:34 hrs IST: Pujara is scoring at a strike-rate of close to 100. Perfect way to silence his critics. Catch live cricket score here

Shakib Al Hasan got his first wicket in India as he got the wicket of Virat Kohli. (BCCI)

13:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 38, India 90/3.

Kohli skips down the track but Shakib bowls it closer to leg stump, the Indian skipper tries to slog across the line but finds short mid wicket.

13:23 hrs IST: Kohli and Pujara are now settled and are now closing in on a 400-run lead.

13:14 hrs IST: Pujara brings up the fifty-run partnership in style as he pulls Taskin over the ropes at fine leg for a big six.

13:10 hrs IST: The partnership is nearing 50 as Bangladesh once again struggle to dislodge Kohli. Catch live cricket score here

13:01 hrs IST: Pujara capitalises on an overpitched delivery from Taskin as he drills it past the gap at cover for a boundary.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli played aggressively to take India’s lead past 350 in Hyderabad. (BCCI)

12:57 hrs IST: Kohli steers a flatter delivery outside off to the third man fence to take India’s lead past 350.

12:53 hrs IST: Lovely straight drive from Pujara as India’s lead nears 350. The arrival of both these batsmen has changed the momentum. Catch live cricket score here

12:50 hrs IST: Kohli and Pujara are batting with some urgency. Their quick scoring will benefit India immensely.

12:46 hrs IST: Pujara gets another boundary to third man. Taskin is really bowling fast and aggressive.

12:42 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Short ball from Taskin and it is straight on Kohli’s helmet, the Indian skipper is cramped for room as he top-edges the pull over the keeper.

12:40 hrs IST: Pujara and Kohli will now be looking to steady the ship and take India’s lead past 400. Catch live cricket score here

Taskin Ahmed picked up both KL Rahul and Murali Vijay as Bangladesh attempted to curb the flow of runs. (BCCI)

12:34 hrs IST: WICKET! KL Rahul c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 10, India 23/2.

Short and wide delivery, Rahul steers it straight to Rahim and it is a double failure for him.

12:32 hrs IST: Pujara gets going in style by square-cutting Taijul Islam for a boundary.

12:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Murali Vijay c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 7 (14), India 12/1.

Short and wide delivery outside off, Vijay goes for the cut but edges it to the keeper.

12:19 hrs IST: Vijay gets going with a boundary. Bangladesh have set defensive fields. Understandable. Catch live cricket score here

12:13 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed to open the bowling. India will be eyeing some quick runs.

12:08 hrs IST: We are all set to start the second session. Meanwhile. Here is a look at R Ashwin’s magnificent feat.

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the huge wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim for 127 as he became the fastest bowler to reach 250 Test wickets. (BCCI)

11:33 hrs IST: That will be lunch on day 4. The lead is 300. Maybe, India will bat for the next 30 or 40 overs and then set Bangladesh a target in excess of 450.

11:29 hrs IST: Vijay and Rahul have come out to open. Taijul Islam will start proceedings. Maybe one or two overs before the lunch break. Catch live cricket score here

11:24 hrs IST: India have NOT enforced the follow-on. They will bat. A quick 100-150 runs and insert Bangladesh in before stumps on day 4. That would be the plan.

11:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim c Wriddhiman Saha b R Ashwin 127, Bangladesh 388 all out.

Goes for the sweep and gets a glove as Saha takes it, Ashwin gets to 250 wickets in just his 45th Test. Magnificent effort.

11:16 hrs IST: Ashwin gets another chance as he tries for 250. He has had a pretty lean run since the Chennai Test.

11:12 hrs IST: Mushfiqur continues to march on. He square-cuts Ashwin to the deep point boundary and he employs the reverse sweep but gets only a single. Can Ashwin take his 250th wicket? Catch live cricket score here

11:08 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 8, Bangladesh 378/9 vs India, need 109 more to avoid the follow on.

Taskin edges it to first slip and Rahane takes a sharp catch.

11:05 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW but not given. That was a close call but India have no reviews remaining. Ashwin gets some drift and Taskin plays down the wrong line, the ball hits the pad and India appeal, umpire Marais Erasmus is unmoved, replays show the impact was marginally outside the line of off stump.

11:00 hrs IST: Taskin is growing in confidence as well as he launches Ravindra Jadeja down the ground for a boundary. This pair is frustrating the Indian bowlers.

Mushfiqur Rahim notched up his fifth Test century and second against India in the Hyderabad Test. (BCCI)

10:52 hrs IST: Mushfiqur will not be bogged down by the spinners. He slaps Ashwin to the wide long off fence and next ball, he dances down the track and launches him over wide long on. Catch live cricket score here

10:48 hrs IST: Mushfiqur’s excellent form continues. In New Zealand, he smashed a 159 and now he has followed it up with a century in India. This is his second against India, the most by a Bangladesh batsman and his highest. Ashwin into the attack.

10:42 hrs IST: Hundred for Mushfiqur Rahim. Well played, Bangladesh skipper! What a knock this has been. Probably, one of the best. Umesh floats it on to the pads and he flicks it to fine leg where the fielder cannot stop it. Fifth Test ton for Mushfiqur.

Mushfiqur Rahim closed in on his second century against India. Catch live cricket score of India vs Bangladesh here (BCCI)

10:38 hrs IST: Mushfiqur comes closer to his century and he will take strike for the next over. Will Kohli get the spinners in now? Catch live cricket score here

10:31 hrs IST: Drinks on the field. Can Mushfiqur gets to his fifth Test century? Will India polish off the tail and enforce the follow-on.

10:26 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim goes for the pull and misses it, India appeal for a catch but umpire Wilson is unmoved, Kohli angrily gestures for a review, replays show no bat or glove, it hit the forearm guard.

10:21 hrs IST: Lucky for Mushfiqur! Ishant bowls the short ball and the Bangladesh skipper goes for the pull, gets a top edge but it goes over the fine leg fence. He moves into the 90s. Catch live cricket score here

Umesh Yadav got the wicket of Taijul Islam as India came close to enforcing the follow-on. (BCCI)

10:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Taijul Islam c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 10, Bangladesh 339/8, need 148 more to avoid follow-on.

This was always on the cards. After pulling the previous ball for a four, Taijul tries to duck and fend a short ball at the same time, he gloves it to Saha who takes the catch.

10:12 hrs IST: Taijul is looking like a deer staring into the headlights as he faces Ishant Sharma’s short balls. He is just clinging on as India search for another wicket.

10:09 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma is peppering Mushfiqur with short balls but the Bangladesh skipper is playing them well as he sways out of the line.

10:07 hrs IST: Taijul is just hanging in there as he continues to play and miss. Bangladesh 333/7, need 154 more to avoid follow-on. Catch live cricket score here.

10:04 hrs IST: Rahim is holding firm as Taijul gets going with a streaky boundary. Can Bangladesh avoid the follow-on?

Mehedi Hasan was cleaned up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 51 after playing a good hand on day 3. Catch live cricket score of India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, here. (BCCI)

09:58 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma is into the attack to replace Bhuvneshwar. Strange move as Bhuvi was bowling very well.

09:49 hrs IST: Umesh is struggling to control his line and length. Taijul survives another over.

09:41 hrs IST: Steady over from Umesh. Mushfiqur has to take most of the strike now as the Bangladesh tail is pretty weak.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Mehedi Hasan for 51 as India struck early on day 4. (BCCI)

09:38 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav is into the attack. He was the pick of the bowlers on day 3. With this early strike, India will be aiming to take the remaining wickets quickly and enforce the follow-on. Catch live cricket scores here

09:37 hrs IST: Appeal for an LBW against Taijul Islam but not given. India opt for the review. Waste of a review really. That ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump.

09:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Mehedi Hasan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 51, Bangladesh 322/7 vs India.

Peach of a delivery from Bhuvneshwar. Full ball and it bends back in late, there is a small gap between bat and pad as Mehedi tries to defend, the ball sneaks through the gap to flatten leg stump.

09:23 hrs IST: The pitch has not crumbled much and it is still a good wicket to bat on. There are some rough patches on the wicket though.

09:10 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 4 of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh from Hyderabad. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan will be aiming to help Bangladesh avoid the follow-on. India’s bowlers will be hoping to take the remaining wickets quickly.

Bangladesh face a steep task if they are to avoid the follow-on in response to India’s mammoth first innings total of 687 for six wickets declared.

On Saturday, Bangladesh fought back against India through half centuries from Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan to reach 322 for six at the close of the third day’s play. The visitors still need another 166 runs to make India bat again.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim will resume at his unbeaten score of 81 while a dogged Mehedi Hasan will start at 51 not out.

Mushfiqur Rahim became the fourth Bangladeshi and 184th batsman overall to complete 3,000 runs in Tests. But records will be far from his mind as the Tigers aim to save a Test where India still have the advantage.