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Three quick wickets bring India back, B'desh 59 for 3

Pacers brought India back into the match by reducing Bangladesh to 59 for three at tea on the second day of the weather-hit first Test in Chittagong today.

cricket Updated: Jan 18, 2010 16:07 IST

Pacers brought India back into the match by reducing Bangladesh to 59 for three at tea on the second day of the weather-hit first cricket Test in Chittagong on Monday.

Strike bowler Zaheer Khan took two wickets while Ishant Sharma claimed one as Bangladesh, who were 21 for no loss at lunch break, lost three wickets in the space of 10 balls for just five runs in the middle session which started late by 15 minutes.

At tea break, which was taken early at 2:40 pm local time ahead of the scheduled 3:10 pm, Raqibul Hasan was batting on one while Mohammad Ashraful was yet to open his account as only over an hour of play was possible in the post-lunch session due to foggy conditions.

Replying to India's modest 243 all out, Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal (31) and Imrul Kayes (23) denied the Indians an early breakthrough but once the duo were separated 11 overs into the second session, two wickets fell in quick succession undoing the solid start.

Tamim and Kayes mixed caution with aggression and resisted the temptation of playing away from their body as the Indian pacers kept the ball outside their off stump. They played some delightful shots off Zaheer, Ishant and S Sreesanth whenever the ball was short of length.