Dhaka Test: Bangladesh set a target of 145 for India

Riding on the fifties of Zakir Hasan and Liton Das, Bangladesh set a target of 145 for India to win the Dhaka Test. Given the situation they were in, it was a good effort from the tailenders of the hosts.


Bangladesh ended their first innings on 231, with Liton scoring the highest of 73.


They started the day with seven without losing any wickets. But in the first session of the day, Bangladesh lost four wickets, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque and Mushfiuqr Rahim failing to offer any challenge to the Indian bowlers.


But Zakir and Liton proved that a little patience would have resulted in a bigger score for the Tigers.


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Axar Patel bagged three wickets for India while Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Siraj took two wickets each.


Nurul Hasan Sohan and Taskin Ahmed posted 31 each, helping the hosts to get a lead close to 150.


India will have around 23 overs on the third day.


Earlier, India posted 314 in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh’s 227 and secured a first-innings lead of 87 runs.


Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer were India’s most successful batters, posting 93 and 87 runs, respectively.


Source: United News of Bangladesh