India reduced Bangladesh to 133/8 for stumps on Day 2 of the Chattogram Test on Thursday. December 15 thanks to impressive bowling from Kuldeep Yadav (4/33) and Mohammed Siraj (3/14) on Thursday. Lower order lifted India to 404. With only two wickets remaining in the first innings. the hosts finished the day 271 runs behind India.
Siraj started India off in great shape with the ball. sending back Najmul Hossain Shanto for a brilliant duck. Shanto pounded an outside off with a good length that nicked off and appeared to hold its line. The batter was then inside-edged onto his stumps when Umesh Yadav slammed Yasir Ali (four) with a slow delivery.
Litton Das made the decision to fight back. In the tenth over. he slapped Umesh for a flurry of fours. three of which came off consecutive deliveries. Later. Das and Siraj had a verbal argument. with the Indian pacer having the last word. The ball also stayed a little bit low as he got one to jag back in. Das (24) was only able to bottom-edge the ball back onto the stumps. prompting Siraj to celebrate with a “finger on the lips” gesture.
Siraj likewise excused Zakir Hasan for 20 with a length ball outside off that held its line. After giving the delivery a poke. Zakir gave it to the keeper. After that. Kuldeep scored with his second ball. bringing an end to Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s three-run run. The left-hander attempted to clip the spinner with a chip down the wicket. but Kuldeep turned sharply and induced the edge. which was caught at slip.
Kuldeep scored his second when Shubman Gill made a brilliant reflex catch at short leg after Nurul Hasan (16) flicked the left-arm spinner uppishly.
When Kuldeep spun past the inside edge of Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat. he trapped him lbw for 28. further complicating matters for Bangladesh. The Indian left-arm spinner’s good day continued when Taijul Islam (0) sliced a googly into his stumps.
After Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal. Ashwin and Kuldeep lead India past 404. India resumed their innings on 278/6 when they lost Shreyas Iyer early on. When the persistent Ebadot Hossain caught up to him. he had only added four runs to his overnight score of 82. Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep. be that as it may. batted with incredible determination. adding 92 for the eighth wicket.
Kuldeep displayed an impressive defensive technique to keep Bangladesh’s bowlers at bay. despite Ashwin’s innings coming as no surprise. He even scored four by reverse sweeps on Taijul Islam. Bangladesh were defeated by India’s spin-bowling duo in the first session. when they went to lunch at 348/7.
Ashwin launched Taijul for a six over long-on in the second session. raising his 13th Test century with a single off the following ball. Ashwin was stumped for 58 off 113 balls when Mehidy Hasan Miraz foxed him as he came down the field. ending the defiant stand.
In the subsequent over. Kuldeep was also trapped lbw by Taijul for 40 out of 114 deliveries. putting him back in the hut. At the opposing end. Umesh (15*) scored two impressive sixes to propel India past 400. When Siraj (four) skied a catch off Mehidy. the Indian innings came to a close on 404.