Bangladesh eye elusive Test win as India in tatters
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India scored 45-4 in 23 overs at stumps on day three chasing 145-run target by Bangladesh during the second Test match at Sher e Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Saturday.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz dismantled India's top order claiming a three-wicket haul as India were slumped to 37-4 at a moment of the game.
Following the batting debacle, India were forced to send night watchmen Axer Patel and Jaydev Unadkat, who were batting on 26 and 1 runs respectively at the close of the day's play.
Shakib made the early blow by getting rid of KL Rahul as the batter got edged to the wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan. Then, Mehidy struck thrice to remove Shubman Gill (3), Cheteswar Pujara (6) and Virat Kohli (1).
Kohli faced 21 deliveries before getting caught off Mominul Islam in front of the short-leg.
Earlier, Liton Das smashed a fifty to help Bangladesh score 231 in their second innings, setting a145 run target.
Bangladesh's top-order failed to withstand India's bowling attack as they lost four early wickets in the first session of the third day's play.
Last match centurion Zakir Hasan returned to the pavilion just after completing his fifty off Umesh Yadav while Mehidy Hasan Miraz was dismissed for naught as Axer Patel trapped him into an LBW.
Nurul Hasan Sohan played a knock of 31 off 29 in the middle before getting axed in the same manner in the first innings.
Bangladesh lost opener Nazmul Hossain Shanto (5) at the beginning then Mominul Haque (5), Shakib al Hasan (13) and Mushfiqur Rahim (9) in a regular sequence.
India scored 314 runs with Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer amassing the bulk of the runs for the visitors, hitting 93 and 87 respectively in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh's 227.
India won the first Test of the two-match series by 188 runs in Chittagong.