|BAN vs IND, 1st Test: Bangladesh slip after Zakir Hasan scores debut century, India on verge of win on Day 4|
Zakir Hasan scores century on his Test debut (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Team India is on the point of a giant victory over Bangladesh after the hosts misplaced six wickets on Day 4 of the primary Test at Chattogram. Debutant Zakir Hasan scored a century as Bangladesh completed Day 4 on 272/6, trailing India by 240 runs.
Starting the day on 41/0, Bangladesh openers Najmul Shanto and Zakir Hasan continued to counter the Indian bowling assault at Chattogram. The two openers struck a well-paced 100-run partnership to carry Bangladesh near the massive 513-run goal set by India.
Shanto accomplished his half-century earlier than he was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav within the forty seventh over. Shanto scored 67 runs in 156 balls, smashing seven boundaries. Yasir Ali couldn’t impression the scoreboard a lot and departed after scoring simply 5 runs off 12 balls, after being cleaned up by Axar Patel.
Litton Das was struggling to remain on the crease and was finally dismissed when he gave a straightforward catch to Umesh Yadav at long-on off a Kuldeep Yadav supply. Since Shanto’s wicket, Zakir Hasan was the one Bangladeshi batter who regarded snug within the center and went on to finish a century on his debut match.
However, the 24-year-old couldn’t proceed on and was dismissed after Virat Kohli picked up a wonderful catch off Ravichandran Ashwin’s supply. Hasan amassed 100 runs off 224 balls to carry Bangladesh again within the sport.
Veterans Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan then took over the mantle to information Bangladesh out of a sophisticated state of affairs. However, Rahim couldn’t maintain onto his wicket for lengthy, being cleaned up by Axar Patel after scoring 23 runs off 50 balls.
Nurul Hasan was then stumped by Rishabh Pant after scoring simply three runs, after he didn’t learn Axar Patel’s supply. Nurul tried to hit Axar on the front-foot however was overwhelmed by the flip. By the time he might get his foot behind the crease, the stumps had been dislodged by Pant.
Mehidy Hasan, who has been in super type towards India, caught round with Shakib Al Hasan until the tip of the day as Bangladesh completed with 272/6 on the board, nonetheless needing 241 runs to win the match.