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Bangladesh aim to set 250-run target for India, says Taijul



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Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam believes if Bangladesh can set a 250-run target for India, they can clinch the second Test at Dhaka.

Bangladesh made an impressive comeback with veteran Shakib al Hasan and Taijul taking a four-wicket hauls to bundle India 314 runs.   

"If Bangladesh can take a lead of 250 runs, I will not say it is bad, I will definitely say it is good," 

"But if we want to take a lead of 250 runs we have to play all day tomorrow. It really remains to be seen how the wicket will be on the fourth and fifth day. So I think it won't be bad," said Taijul.

Taijul admitted that the counterattack of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer took the game away from them as they conceded the lead.

Pant and Iyer stitched a 157-run for the fifth wicket after India were reduced to 94-4. The duo scored 140 runs in the second session.

"The middle session actually cost us a bit. If we could have contained them with a little less runs, we would have been in a better position. Still, I'd say we're not in a bad place," he added.