Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer help India to take lead

Ravichandran Ashwin (12), Umesh Yadav (14), Mohammed Siraj (7) and Jaydev Unadkat (14) helped India cross 300, for 314 all-out and get 87 runs lead.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer help India take lead
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer help India take lead

India continued their first innings from Day 1 and KL Rahul, Shubhman Gill continued to bat. Both the openers got out KL Rahul (10), Shubhman Gill (20) for 38 and then Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (24) also got out after getting a start for 94. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have come together at this moment to save India from embarrassment. They both batted mixing aggression with caution against Bangladesh bowlers on a slightly bowling friendly pitch.

Rishabh Pant scores 93 runs for India
Rishabh Pant scores 93 runs for India

Rishabh Pant mainly kept going after spinners and hit 5 sixes. He went on to hit 7 boundaries and scored 93 from 104 balls for India. He and Shreyas Iyer have put on 159-run stand for 5th wicket. Mehidy Hasan Miraz got Rishabh Pant 7 runs short off his hundred and this was his 6th dismissal in 90’s, in Test Career. Shreyas Iyer mixed class with aggression on the other end.

Shreyas Iyer scores 87 runs for India
Shreyas Iyer scores 87 runs for India

Shreyas Iyer scored 87 runs off 105 balls. He has hit 10 fours and 2 sixes. After Rishabh Pant’s dismissal, Axar Patel (4) and Shreyas Iyer also got out reducing India to 271/7. Ravichandran Ashwin (12), Umesh Yadav (14), Mohammed Siraj (7) and Jaydev Unadkat (14) helped India cross 300, for 314 all-out and get 87 runs lead. Bangladesh bowlers Taijul Islam (4/74), Shakib Al Hasan (4/79), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (1/61), Taskin Ahmed (1/58) did well and they scored 7/0, in their second innings , by the end of Day 2.

Ashwin and Umesh Yadav stumble Bangladesh on Day 1.