India vs Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan keep BAN afloat
Bangladesh, after losing five wickets in the first two sessions, showed resilience to end Day 3 against India on 322/6 in the one-off Test on Saturday. Mushfiqur Rahim (81*) and Mehedi Hasan (51*) stayed unbeaten and were involved in a 87* run stand. Shakib Al Hasan also scored 82. Get cricket score of India vs Bangladesh Day 3 here. (SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE)
For India, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked one wicket each. However, they failed to get a single wicket in the third session as Bangladesh fought back courtesy Mushfiqur, Shakib and Mehedi.
After stumps, Shakib expressed his satisfaction about what Bangladesh had achieved on Day 3.
“Obviously it wasn’t easy, Umesh was bowling especially well, moving the ball both ways. I played my shots, it was a good wicket and I felt once you get set it would be difficult for the bowlers to get wickets. Would have been nice to get a hundred, but Mushfiqur played well and Mehedi got his first fifty as well,” he said.
“It’s my natural game and I don’t change myself [his getting out giving a catch to mid-on] There will be criticism, but I would love to contribute to the team in my way. Mushfiqur applied himself brilliantly, survived the first 20-30 balls and hit the bad balls away too.”
16:35 hrs IST: STUMPS!! Bangladesh 322/6, trailing India by 365 runs going into the fourth day
16:32 hrs IST: Mushfiqur 81* becomes 4th Bangladesh player to score 3000 test runs
16:29 hrs IST: OUCH! That hurt! Ishant’s delivery hit Mushfiqur’s thumb. he is receiving medical attention.
16:24 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan brings up his maiden half-century with a four off Ashwin - No. 1 fifty in world No. 1 bowler’s over. Quite an achievement!
16:21 hrs IST: Ashwin is again brought into attack. For a bowler of his calibre, he has been kept waiting long time for his 250th test wicket. It also speaks a lot of Bangladesh
16:13 hrs IST: Before this Test, Mehedi scored 20 in four matches with his highest being 10. Today, he is just eight short of his maiden half-century.
16:09 hrs IST: The third session has so far been about Bangladesh’s batsmen’s resilience. No wickets and 57 runs.
16:01 hrs IST: Bangladesh cross 300 with Mushfiqur batting on 70 and Mehedi on 42
15:55 hrs IST: Mehedi-Mushfiqur stand has reached 50 as Bangladesh trail India by 399 runs
15:50 hrs IST: Ashwin into attack and his ball turns sharply in and misses Mehedi’s stumps by a whisker. Just a gentle reminder - Ashwin needs one more to become fastest to claim 250 Test wickets
15:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Mehedi slashes one off Umesh as the balls goes over slip and straight to the boundary
15:37 hrs IST: Mushfiqur is 65 now . He has shepherded the Bangladesh batsmen well after Shakib’s departure. The captain is in no hurry.
15:32 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 267/6 in 88 overs, still trailing India by 420 runs. In the last 10 overs, they have scored just 12 runs. Out of these eight were those of new balls. Indian bowlers haven’t troubled them much.
15:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahim hits one off Bhuvi at long leg.
15:19 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja is back into attack after the pace duo fails to give India any breakthrough. Sir Jaddu gives just two runs
15:10 hrs IST: Kohli again resorts to two seamers. Umesh from one end and Bhuvi from the other. Can they get India another wicket?
15:05 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan breaks the monotony with a four off Umesh. That is the first boundary in six overs!
14:56 hrs IST: Mushfiqur brings up his 16th test fifty in 133 balls.
14:51 hrs IST: Mushfiqur is now just one run shy of his 16th Test fifty. He has played 132 balls so far, and it has been a story of patience here.
14:44 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma continues to get some reverse swing. Rahim is calmly biding his time. He is in no hurry to get to the landmark yet.
14:38 hrs IST: Welcome back for the final session. Bangladesh have crossed 250 and Rahim is closing in on his 50.
14:14 hrs IST: And it’s tea! Bangladesh (246/6) trail India by 441 runs
14:09 hrs IST: Mushfiqur hasn’t taken a run in the last eight overs. What is the Bangladesh captain thinking?
14:02 hrs IST: Sabbir Rahman (16) gone!
Bangladesh 235/6 as Jadeja traps Sabbir plumb in front of the wicket.
13:58 hrs IST: After Shakib’s departure, India have put the brakes on Bangladesh.
13:44 hrs IST: A lot depends on captain Mushfiqur now. He is now four short of his 16th Test fifty but Bangladesh (228/5) still trail India by 459 runs
13:34 hrs IST: This is Ashwin’s 249th wicket. He is just one wicket shy of surpassing Dennis Lillee to become fastest to claim 250 test wickets
13:31 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan (82) departs after horror shot!
Ashwin get his first wicket of the match as Shakib charges down the track but his mis-timed shot is caught by Umesh at mid-on
13:27 hrs IST: Shakib and Mushfiqur stand has crossed 100.
13:19 hrs IST: Ashwin makes a huge appeal against Shakib, with Wriddhiman Saha, who caught the ball, joining in. The umpires couldn’t decide after a lengthy deliberation and went to third umpire. Replays clearly showed that the ball bounced on the ground before being caught by Saha.
13:16 hrs IST: Bangladesh trail by 485 runs now and all the credit for their revivel goes to Shakib and Mushfiqur
13:04 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim survives third run out appeal - this time he looked safe before even the replay was shown. Shakib gestures at him to play slowly.
13:01 hrs IST: Shakib has glided into the seventies with two fours off Umesh - both shots raced to the cover.
12:56 hrs IST: Mushfiqur and Shakib are playing Ashwin with ease. Both hit him for fours to take their stand to 69 in 19 overs.
12:52 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav replaces Bhuvneshwar. Can he break the slow but steady stand between Mushfiqur and Shakib?
12:43 hrs IST: Another run out appeal against Mushfiqur and again he is not out. Jadeja directly hit the stumps with a brilliant throw but Rahim was in by then. He takes 3 runs in the next ball.
12:39 hrs IST: India appeals for a run out against Mushfiqur but replays show he just made the mark.
12:32 hrs IST: Fifty up for Shakib! This is his 21st Test half-century
12:25 hrs IST: Two very senior Bangaldeshi batsmen - Shakib and Mushfiqur - are at the crease and they are showing some class. Both have looked at ease so far, apart from the odd edge here and there.
12:18 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls from the other end. He is the only seamer to not get a wicket in this match till now. But Shakib hits him for two fours. The positive sign, however, is that he is getting movement and may be a wicket is in the offing.
12:14 hrs IST: Ashwin bowls the first over in the second session and gives just one run.
12:09 hrs IST: We are just minutes away from the start of the second session!
12:04 hrs IST: The Indian spinners haven’t yet shown their capability. If Ashwin-Jadeja finds the rhythm in the second session, they could well be in for big trouble
11:40 hrs IST: The morning session completely belonged to India. The seamers got the pace and movement as Bangladesh batsmen - Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah - were out LBW off Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma respectively. If this was not enough, Tamim Iqbal was run out in a major goof-up with the batsman at the other end.
11:32 hrs IST: Ishant bowls a maiden in the last over before lunch. Bangladesh 125/4, trail India by 562 runs
11:28 hrs IST: After a brilliant start , Ishant gives away 10 in his second over. Ashwin gives two at the other end as Bangladesh teach 125/4
11:20 hrs IST: India have Iost both their reviews now. Ashwin takes it against Shakib for a turned down LBW appeal. But the ball was missing the stumps, according o hawk eye
11:13 hrs IST: Finally Ashwin come in. He replaces Jadeja - The world No. 1 test bowler starts with a maiden.
11:08 hrs IST: India’s decision to go with three seamers has proven to be right. All four dismissals have involved them.
11:00 hrs IST: WHAT A START BY ISHANT! Removes Mahmudullah in his first over of the day.
After replacing Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma starts with a bang. In just his fourth delivery, which nipped in, he got Mahmudullah. The Bangladeshi appealed for a review, which he loses
10:46 hrs IST: Jadeja bowls his second maiden of the day. In six over he has given just 13 runs
10:41 hrs IST: Another quick delivery by Umesh and Shakib is beaten. And again there is no edge. Umesh is troubling Shakib big time here.
10:36 hrs IST: Bangladesh 87/3, trail India by 600 runs. Still need 400 more to avoid a follow-on
10:34 hrs IST: But the experienced Shakib answers back with a perfectly timed drive at mid-off. Mahmudullah joins the party with four off at third man. This is turning out to be Umesh’s costliest over.
10:33 hrs IST: Umesh strategy against Shakib is simple - just attack the pads aided with some tearaway pace. He again appeals for a LBW.
10:29 hrs IST: Jadeja is choking the Bangladesh batsmen. In four over he has given only seven runs, with one maiden
10:24 hrs IST: After getting hit for a four by Shakib off a widish delivery, Umesh Yadav retorts with an in-swinger that just missed the senior Bangladesh’s edge.
10:18 hrs IST: Shakib comes in and begins with a four off Umesh towards deep backward point
10:13 IST: OUT! Mominul (12) departs
A gem of a delivery from Umesh finds the Bangladesh batsman plum in front of the wicket. Bangladesh trail by 623 runs.
10:08 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is the first change bowler and he gives away four runs. He and R Ashwin will be crucal later on.
10:02 hrs IST: India review a not out decision by umpire but the ball tracker shows the ball was missing Mahmudullah’s leg stump. Bhuvneshwar and Kohli looks disappointed.
9:56 hrs IST: ANOTHER FOUR! Mahmudullah gets off the block with a four through mid-on off Umesh Yadav.
9:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Mominul pulls Bhuvneshwar to mid-wicket for first boundary of the day.
9:46 hrs IST: Mahmudullah is the new batsman.
9:42 hrs IST: RUN OUT! Tamim Iqbal (24) departs!
Complete lack of communication, and Tamim’s reaction says it all. After taking the first run, his partner at the other end - Mominul wasn’t sure about the second run as he stopped and a perfect throw from Umesh, backed up by the cool Bhuvi did the job for India.
9:40 hrs IST: Meanwhile, do have a look at this exclusive interview of Virat Kohli.
9:40 hrs IST: ANOTHER CHANCE! Umesh bowls from the other end. And gets the edge of Tamim Iqbal but the ball falls short of KL Rahul at second slip.
9:35 hrs IST: India are playing with three seamers. Can they get good return from the morning conditions?
9:30 hrs IST: Bhuvi bowls the first over and almost gets the edge of Mominul Haque! Close, very close indeed.
9:28 hrs IST: The players are here at the ground. Action to begin soon!
9:23 hrs IST: On a third day pitch, where the cracks are already widening, it will be a tough task for the batsmen.
9:17 hrs IST: Welcome all to the live coverage of Day 3
Bangladesh finished day two on 41 for one in reply to India’s huge first innings total of 687-6 declared, which it racked up in just five sessions. Tamim Iqbal was batting on 24 at stumps and Mominul Haque was on one.
Bangladesh lost Soumya Sarkar (15) shortly before stumps after India reviewed the original not-out decision to get the opener dismissed caught-behind off Umesh Yadav’s bowling.
Indian bowlers have the runs to back them up and skipper Virat Kohli will not be afraid to give his slow bowlers a longer rope and purchase wickets on a wicket that is still excellent for batting. For Bangladesh, temperament will be key.
Earlier, five of India’s top six batsmen registered 80-plus scores as the hosts became the first team to post 600-plus totals in three consecutive Tests.
Skipper Virat Kohli led by example, hitting 204 to follow his double centuries against West Indies, New Zealand and England in the last seven months.