Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper batter Liton Das has expressed optimism regarding their chances of coming away with a win in the ongoing Dhaka Test against India.
At the close of day three, India slumped to 45-4 in pursuit of 145 runs. In the last session of the day, the tourists had lost four wickets, thanks to Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s three-wicket haul.
“A win is absolutely possible,” Liton said in the post-day press conference Saturday. “We need to take early wickets tomorrow. If we can take early wickets, it will be difficult for them to win the match, no matter how small the target is.”
Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were dismissed before the end of the day’s play. However, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are yet to bat.
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“They have some batters who can give us a tough time, but they are the side who will be under more pressure,” Liton said.
Bangladesh batted first in this match and scored 227 runs; Mominul Haque scored 84.
India responded with a better performance. Pant and Iyer did well to help their team earn a first-innings lead of 87 runs with a score of 314.
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Bangladesh put up a fight in the second innings. Zakir Hasan hit a half-century to help his team score 231.
Source: United News of Bangladesh