India demolishes Bangladesh, Shakib’s gallant cameo however

India demolishes Bangladesh, Shakib’s gallant cameo however
India demolishes Bangladesh, Shakib’s gallant cameo however
K.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel celebrate India’s win in the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday.

Ok.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel rejoice India’s win within the first Test on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday.
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India made quick work of the Bangladesh tail, eradicating the final 4 wickets for 52 runs in 11.2 overs, to document a thumping 188-run victory and take a 1-0 collection lead, on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium right here on Sunday.

The win was necessary in India’s quest to maintain its World Test Championship dream alive. It is now second within the desk behind Australia (with 5 extra Tests remaining on this cycle), nosing forward of South Africa which misplaced in Brisbane, additionally on Sunday, in beneath two days.

Resuming on 272 for six and needing an additional 241 runs for an inconceivable win, there was little or no the final recognised Bangladesh batting pair of skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan may do.

Chancing it!

The two threw their bats round to gather a number of consolatory gildings. Mehidy drove Mohammed Siraj to the duvet fence within the very first over of the day, however couldn’t maintain one other steer down shortly afterwards and was caught at backward level.

Shakib, a stressed batter even in one of the best of instances and somebody who offers off the vibes of a maverick cricketer amidst a bunch of modest triers, went after the bowling. He launched Axar Patel over long-on for six to achieve his half-century after which deposited the left-arm spinner over deep mid-wicket for one more most. There have been even flat-batted hits in opposition to the pacers that went down the bottom for runs.

Shakib Al Hasan’s brave innings ends, castled by Kuldeep Yadav.

Shakib Al Hasan’s courageous innings ends, castled by Kuldeep Yadav.
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But Kuldeep Yadav quickly foxed him. Shakib swept a full supply to the square-leg boundary however a repeat try off a ball that was held again barely, and thus shorter in size, led to failure, rearranging his stumps. An entertaining 84 (108b, 6×4, 6×6), that helped the captain go away a small mark on a match that he had struggled to affect for 4 full days, had come to an finish. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than his crew sank as effectively.

No excuses

“It was a very good wicket to bat [on], however we didn’t [bat well] within the first innings,” Shakib lamented. “Playing Test cricket after 5 – 6 months isn’t simple. But it can’t be an excuse. We can not simply bowl and bat effectively in a single innings. We must play effectively all 5 days.

“We recognized our errors and tried to do effectively within the second innings. But quite a lot of credit score ought to go to India. They bowled in partnerships and created strain.”

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