CHITTAGONG: India broke by way of strong resistance from Bangladesh collectively with a century by Zakir Hasan on his debut to be inside 4 wickets of victory on day 4 of The primary Look at right here On the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Saturday.

Set a colossal goal of 513 runs, Bangladesh reached 272-6 On the shut, nonetheless needing 241 runs, with skipper Shakib Al Hasan on 40 and Mehidy Hasan on 9.

Earlier, opener Zakir Positioned on a 124-run opening stand Together with Najmul Hossain, a doc as quickly as extrast India, the pair having Held on Within The final session of day three and to lunch on day 4.

However Within the second session, Umesh Yadav acquired the breakby way of and ended their stand when Najmul edged the ball into the slips.

Virat Kohli initially dropped it at first slip but wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant dived to his left To grab the deflection and Najmul departed for 67.

Axar Patel, who was the decide of India’s bowlers on the 4th day with 3-50, quickly seizebed India’s second wicket bowling Yasir Ali for 5.

Kuldeep Yadav eliminated hazard man Liton Das for 19 earlier than Zakir swept Axar for a 4 to convey up his debut Look at hundred.

However Zakir, solely the 4th Bangladeshi To understand the feat, scored no extra runs and fell for 100 Within The final session when Ravichandran Ashwin made him his solely wicket So far Within the Look at.

Zakir performed a defensive shot but might handle solely an inside edge, which took a deflection off his pad to Kohli at slip.

“I solely tried to bat As prolonged as potential since we have been chasing An monumental complete,” Zakir said after his 224-ball ton with 13 4s and one six.

Bangladesh collapsed further after his departure as Axar bowled Mushfiqur Rahim for 23 and had Nurul Hasan stumped For 3.

“The dialogue was clearly after The primary session was The Sort of be affected person, we knew thOn the wicket Can be straightforward,” said India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey.

India, Who’ve by no means misplaced a Look at to Bangladesh, Positioned on 404 Within The primary innings As a Outcome of of 90 from Cheteshwar Pujara and 86 by Shreyas Iyer. In reply Bangladesh have been all out for 140.

In the second innings Pujara was as quickly as extra India’s rock, reaching 102 not out aprolongedside Shubman Gill who made 110, permitting the visitors to declare on 258-2.

The two 5-day video games type An factor of the ICC World Look at Championship. India are 4th behind Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka, having gained six of their 12 matches.

Bangladesh are in final place with one win and one draw from their 10 matches. They’ve furtherly not gained a Look at at house since February 2020.


INDIA (1st Innings) 404 (C. Pujara 90, S. Iyer 86, R. Ashwin 58, M. Hasan 4-112, T. Islam 4-133)

BANGLADESH (1st Innings) 150 (M. Rahim 28; K. Yadav 5-40, M. Siraj 3-20)

INDIA (2nd Innings) 258-2 decl (S. Gill 110, C. Pujara 102 not out; Khaled 1-51)

BANGLADESH (2nd Innings, in a single day 42-0):

Najmul Hossain c Pant b Umesh 67

Zakir Hasan c Kohli b Ashwin 100

Yasir Ali b Axar 5

Liton Das c Umesh b Kuldeep 19

Mushfiqur Rahim b Axar 23

Shakib Al Hasan not out 40

Nurul Hasan st Pant b Axar 3

Mehidy Hasan Miraz not out 9

EXTRAS (B-4, LB-1, NB-1) 6

TOTAL (for six wickets, 102 overs) 272

STILL TO BAT: Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-124 (Najmul), 2-131 (Yasir), 3-173 (Liton), 4-208 (Zakir), 5-234 (Mushfiqur), 6-238 (Nurul)

BOWLING: Siraj 15-3-46-0 (1nb); Umesh 15-3-27-1; Ashwin 27-3-75-1; Axar 27-10-50-3; Kuldeep 18-2-69-1

Revealed in Daybreak, December 18th, 2022



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