Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets each as India achieved a 208-run win over Bangladesh in the Hyderabad Test. This was Virat Kohli’s sixth successive series win as captain and he broke Sunil Gavaskar’s record of not suffering a defeat in 19 consecutive Tests. Relive all highlights of India vs Bangladesh Day 5 here. (SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE)
14:42 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match for his 204. He says, “The guys stuck it out, worked really hard for the wickets, did not get overexcited which was really good to see. Ishant’s spell with the new and the old ball, swinging it either way was heartening to watch.
14:38 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim: It was quite tough out there, their bowlers have a lot of variety not just with the spin but also with their pacers. Even our number eight, nine and ten have showed a lot of character. We can learn a lot from India, how their lower order contributed against England. We batted over 100 overs and Mehedi in the first innings batted and bowled well. We have learnt a lot and would like to use it against Sri Lanka in our next series
14:33 hrs IST: India’s streak since the Galle Test loss has been amazing. They have won 15 and drawn 4. In those four draws, two came against England while one was a rain-ruined match against South Africa in Bangalore followed by one in Jamaica
14:32 hrs IST: Memorable Test match overall for India. Ashwin became the quickest to 250, Kohli became the first batsman to score four double tons in four successive series, India register their sixth consecutive win while Kohli has now not lost in the last 19 Tests.
14:27 hrs IST: Really pleased that the players are not looking at the surface and they just go out there and win Test matches. Looking forward to the Australian series: Anil Kumble
14:23 hrs IST: When the ball is reversing, I know how to make the most of it because I can move it both ways. It was a pretty difficult wicket to bowl on, but if you are patient enough, you can get the rewards: Ishant Sharma
14:20 hrs IST: With this win, Virat Kohli has now gone undefeated in 19 matches, going past Sunil Gavaskar’s record. Sixth successive win for Kohli since Sri Lanka 2015. The good times continue for Indian cricket.
14:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Taskin Ahmed LBW Ashwin 1.
Unique occurrence in Test cricket. Two reviews in one ball. Ashwin tosses this delivery up and Taskin plays for the wrong line, India appeal but umpire Marais Erasmus consults with umpire Joel Wilson as they go upstairs for the third umpire, there is no edge and he is ruled not out, however, Kohli takes the review for the LBW and replays show it is hitting leg stump, India have won by 208 runs, brave effort from Bangladesh.
14:12 hrs IST: Tea will be taken later as India aim to take this final wicket. It has been a brave resistance from Bangladesh.
14:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Taijul Islam c Rahul b Jadeja 6, Bangladesh 249/9.
Top-edges the pull, Rahul at short leg collects it despite colliding with another fielder. Catch live cricket scores here
14:02 hrs IST: Ashwin unveils the carrom ball and Taijul just about manages to keep it out. There is a stifled shot for an LBW but the impact was outside off stump.
13:58 hrs IST: Taijul gets off the mark with a boundary, but it is only a matter of time before India take the remaining two wickets. Catch live cricket scores here
13:54 hrs IST: Ishant did not get his radar spot on in that over, but Taijul just managed to hang in there
13:50 hrs IST: Ishant is into the attack. Taijul has a problem against the short ball and India are going to pepper him with short-pitched balls.
13:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Mehedi Hasan c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravindra Jadeja 23, Bangladesh 242/8.
Flatter delivery angled in from wide of the crease, it rears up from the deck and breaks away sharply as Mehedi edges it, the stubborn stand is broken.
13:40 hrs IST: Ashwin is trying out his variations here. He uses the legspinner and the zooter! But, Mehedi is playing them well. Catch live cricket scores here.
13:37 hrs IST: Change of ends for Jadeja. Will it work for him? So far, both batsmen have held firm for close to 12 overs.
13:28 hrs IST: Ashwin comes back for another spell. Can he break this dour stand?
13:23 hrs IST: Mehedi lofts Jadeja to the long off fence. Meanwhile, Kamrul Islam has not gotten off the mark yet but has gobbled up 21 balls in the process. Catch live cricket scores here
13:21 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan is handling the situation very well as he rotates the strike cleverly. India will have to work very hard to dislodge the tail.
13:16 hrs IST: Jadeja is bowling with the new ball. There are 43 overs remaining in the day. Three hours to go. Do Bangladesh have it in them to stretch India to the last leg?
13:08 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar is into the attack. New ball available but India are not taking it. Now, by the end of the 81st, India have taken it.
13:03 hrs IST: Edged but dropped! Murali Vijay at slip cannot believe it. Ishant is frustrated. Mehedi edges it to slip but the fielder just puts down a sitter. So easy. Catch live cricket scores here
12:56 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW but not given! Ishant is gutted. He is getting some brilliant reverse swing. Replays in, that was OUT! But India have no reviews.
12:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Mahmudullah c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Ishant Sharma 64, Bangladesh 225/7.
Mahmudullah gets cramped for room as he attempts the pull shot but he top-edges it to fine leg where Bhuvi takes the catch. That could be it for Bangladesh.
12:49 hrs IST: Ishant is in the midst of a hostile spell but Mahmudullah is playing him very well. This has been a classy knock from the right-hander.
12:42 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan gets another boundary, this time off Jadeja. Remember, he had hit a fifty in the first innings. He can bat but in this situation, the pressure could be too much.
12:37 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan gets off the mark in a streaky way. Ishant gets this delivery to straighten outside off and Mehedi plays it with soft hands, the edge goes to the third man boundary. Catch live cricket scores here.
12:30 hrs IST: Missed stumping! Jadeja beats Mahmudullah with a delivery that dips on him, the batsman is lured out of the crease but Saha cannot collect it cleanly. Jadeja and Kohli not amused.
12:28 hrs IST: WICKET! Sabbir Rahman LBW IShant Sharma 22, Bangladesh 213/6.
Plumb. Sabbir hangs back to a full ball that darts back in, he misses it and is hit on the back pad, Ishant appeals and the umpire gives it, the bowler is tremendously frustrated and he shouts at Sabbir, the batsman reviews but to no avail as the ball is hitting middle stump.
12:21 hrs IST: Appeal for an LBW but not given. India opt for the review. Very close call that. Jadeja gets this delivery to straighten slightly and Sabbir plays inside the line of the ball, it is clipping leg stump so umpire’s call stays. India have no reviews left.
12:20 hrs IST: Interesting contest between Mahmudullah and Jadeja. The batsman has the first strike when he late-cuts a flatter delivery to third man, but Jadeja responds by beating him next ball.
12:17 hrs IST: Ishant continues to stare at Sabbir as the over ends. Not needed really. The batsman did not even speak.
12:15 hrs IST: Some words being exchanged between Ishant and Sabbir. The bowler is telling Sabbir to cut the chatter and just bat.
12:11 hrs IST: Jadeja resumes after the lunch break. India will be aiming to break this stand. Catch live cricket scores here.
11:32 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 5. Mahmudullah and Sabbir have batted very well but India still hold the advantage. A couple of wickets after lunch could see India walk away with the game.
11:28 hrs IST: Mahmudullah finds the third man fence by gliding a short ball from Umesh. India are beginning to get slightly frustrated here. The 200 is up for Bangladesh.
11:24 hrs IST: Mahmudullah and Sabbir are really striking the ball well. This is a good phase of play from Bangladesh.
11:20 hrs IST: WHAM! What a strike from Sabbir! He skips down the track and converts a flighted delivery to a full toss as he wallops it into the stands at wide long on. Catch live cricket scores here.
11:18 hrs IST: Mahmudullah dances down the track to Ashwin and launches him to long on to get to hi 13th Test fifty. He needs to hang in there.
11:11 hrs IST: Sabbir has gobbled up 30 balls for his one run. Umesh Yadav into the attack. Mahmudullah nears 50.
11:03 hrs IST: The run-rate so far in this session has been under 3. But, Bangladesh have taken 24 overs but they will not be happy with the loss of two wickets.
10:58 hrs IST: Ashwin and Jadeja are wheeling away. Bangladesh under immense pressure.
10:47 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Bangladesh, what are you doing? Poor shot selection when you are trying to save the match. Mahmudullah dances down the track and mistimes the lofted shot to mid wicket. The bat turned in his hand.
10:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim c Ravindra Jadeja b Ravichandran Ashwin 23, Bangladesh 162/5.
Mushfiqur dances down the track and mistimes the lofted shot, holes out to mid off.
10:44 hrs IST: Ashwin is introduced into the attack and he is greeted by a boundary from Mushfiqur. The Bangladesh skipper uses his feet and drills a tossed up delivery to deep extra cover. Catch live cricket scores here.
10:42 hrs IST: Appeal for an LBW not not given! Jadeja gets this delivery to straighten and it hits Mahmudullah high on the pad, maybe was going over.
10:38 hrs IST: The ball has been changed as it has gone out of shape. India were not happy about the condition of the ball. Bangladesh continue to bat on.
10:29 hrs IST: Mahmudullah brings up the 150 by dancing down the track to Jadeja and launching him over wide long off for a boundary. He repeats the dose next ball as he blasts a flighted delivery to long off for a boundary.
10:24 hrs IST: Jadeja is going over the wicket and bowling a leg stump line. Mushfiqur is not perturbed the short ball as he pulls Ishant Sharma to the fine leg fence for a big six. Catch live cricket scores
10:15 hrs IST: Ishant is into the attack and he appeals for an LBW against Mahmudullah. That ball jagged back in late and the batsman was caught on the crease. Maybe missing leg stump.
10:08 hrs IST: Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim are steadying the ship after the fall of Shakib Al Hasan. However, Ashwin is still not into the attack on day 5.
09:59 hrs IST: In the air but safe! There are two short-mid wickets in place, Umesh is getting some reverse swing and Mahmudullah flicks it uppishly, the ball just goes out of the reach of Kohli who cannot get it, he almost split the gap well there
09:53 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Umesh gets this good length delivery to straighten outside off and Mahmudullah stabs at it, the edge lands in front of first slip and it goes away to the boundary. Bangladesh are 118/4.
09:49 hrs IST: Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur are the key batsmen for Bangladesh now. Another wicket for India will open the floodgates.
09:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan c Cheteshwar Pujara b Ravindra Jadeja 22, Bangladesh 106/4.
Unplayable. Flatter delivery that hits the rough and spins back in sharply, it rears up from the deck and Shakib gets an inside edge onto thigh pad, short leg does the rest.
09:38 hrs IST: There is not much bounce on this wicket. Umesh Yadav is getting some movement and he is troubling Shakib with some low bounce.
09:32 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja opens the bowling and Mahmudullah gets going with a flick to mid wicket for a couple. Not much turn on offer first up. Catch live cricket scores here.
09:25 hrs IST: If one looks at the damage inflicted upon the Bangladesh batsmen in the Test, it has been India’s pacers rather than the spinners who have taken most of the wickets.
09:16 hrs IST: The cracks in the pitch have widened. There will be some assistance for the spinners. Not good news for Bangladesh’s batsmen. Yesterday, Jadeja and Ashwin were getting good turn and bounce in the final session.
09:10 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the fifth and final day of the one-off Test between India vs Bangladesh from Hyderabad. India are seven wickets away while Bangladesh have the enormous task of batting out 90 overs on a wearing pitch at Uppal.
India need just seven wickets to seal the Test while the visitors must score another 356 to win -- or bat out three more sessions to save the match. At stumps on Day 4, Mahmudullah was on nine and Shakib Al Hasan was on 21
Their task is cut out as they will face Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on a fifth day wicket.
Ashwin, who became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets during Bangladesh’s first innings, struck twice in the visitors’ chase to take his wickets tally to 252 in his 45th match.
Left-arm spinner Jadeja chipped in to dismiss a fighting Soumya Sarkar for 42 and end his 60-run stand second-wicket stand with Mominul Haque.
“Hoping to get those seven wickets as early as possible,” said Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, whose unbeaten 54 helped the hosts declare their second innings on 159-4.
“I think the ball has started turning now. Probably the wicket is slightly on the slower side, but at the same time it has opened up and there should be more assistance for the spinners tomorrow,” Pujara said.