IND won by 3 wickets Test 2 of 2 (IND wins 2-0) · Day 4 · Session 1 full information

1:50 amKL Rahul collects the series-win trophy and the victorious Indian team poses for a team photo as well. That is it then from this game and from India’s tour of Bangladesh as well. The hosts won the ODI series 2-1 and it is the visitors who have swept away the Test series 2-0 and kept their 2nd place in the World Test Championship Points table. Both teams are done for the year 2022 and India will now welcome Sri Lanka for a T20I and ODI series that will start on January 3, 2023. As for Bangladesh, they have a bit of a break before they return to international action. Hope you enjoyed our coverage and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. Until next time, take care and goodbye!
11:37 amThe Indian captain, KL Rahul says that when you play so much cricket together it is about trusting the guys in the middle. Adds that there is always a belief that someone will put their hand up and get the job done for the team. Shares that it is human nature to be nervous in situations like these. Feels that Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer showed a lot of composure on a tough wicket and played it with ease to get India the victory. Shares that they knew it was going to be difficult and they would need to grind on this wicket and work hard for runs. Feels that new ball does a lot more and it is about who plays the new ball well. Also says that it is about cashing in ocne the ball gets old. Says that will learn from this experience and get better as individuals. Feels that the depth in the fast bowling department has been good over the last 6-7 years and it showed in this Test with Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat delivering for the side. Ends by saying that Ashwin and Axar Patel too chipped in to bundle Bangladesh out.
11:29 amCheteshwar Pujara is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his sensational batting in both innings of the first Test match. He says that it was a very competitive series. Shares that he had put in a lot of hard work by working on his game and playing first-class games. Adds that that is important to be in touch by playing first-class games. Feels that is important to win each and every Test considering the World Test Championship. Also says that is important to be on top of the game. Ends by saying that ups and downs are a part of a cricketer’s journey and it is all about being mentally strong and bouncing back.
11:18 amRavichandran Ashwin is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant contribution with both bat and the ball. Ashwin says that the game was on the line and there wasn’t much batting left so is happy to have done the job. Adds that Bangladesh played well and put them under pressure but applauds Shreyas Iyer for the way he played and they got over the line. Mentions that they would have liked to play more shots but the bowling was good and they needed to trust their defense a bit more as well. Adds that the pitch was good, it was a bit slow but the ball got softer after 30 or so overs and the same ball could have been played off the front foot as well as the back foot. Ends by saying that barring the first innings in Chattogram, Bangladesh played really well and it was a well-contested series.
11:22 amShakib Al Hasan, the skipper of Bangladesh, says that everyone contributed in this game. Adds that at Mirpur they always have a chance. Feels that they put on a good show and it was what the crowd wanted with both sides playing very good Test cricket. Credits Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin with the way they batted and feels that they absorbed pressure well. Shares that it is his job to contribute with both bat and ball and it was unfortunate that he could not bowl in the first Test. Reckons that they needed one more wicket to get into the tail of India. Shares that he is happy with the way they fought. Ends by saying that they can only improve from hereon.
IND won by 3 wickets Test 2 of 2 (IND wins 2-0) · Day 4 · Session 1 full information
IND won by 3 wickets Test 2 of 2 (IND wins 2-0) · Day 4 · Session 1 full information

 

11:10 amThe presentation ceremony…
11:11 amEarlier in the game, Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to bat first on a track that had loads of grass on it but it wasn’t live grass. The Bangladeshi batters all got off to starts in the first innings but no one apart from Mominul Haque could convert those starts. For India, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin starred with the ball as both of them picked up four wickets each. The Indian top-order faltered and it was a big 150-plus stand between Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant that gave India a sizeable first-innings lead. Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam also got four wickets each. The hosts were in a lot of trouble in their second innings but a fighting half-century from Zakir Hasan and a couple of quickfire knocks from Litton Das and Nurul Hasan gave them a final lead of 144 runs. The target wasn’t a big one but it was a tricky wicket and the hosts gave it their all but the experience of Ravichandran Ashwin shone through as he took India to victory. 
10:59 am‘The one that got away’ – this is what Bangladesh will feel about this game. They were under the caush throughout the first couple of days but came roaring back on Day 3 with some scintillating batting and then magical bowling as well. Their spinners had their tail up coming into Day 4 and neither Shakib Al Hasan nor Mehidy Hasan disappoint. Mehidy went on to pick up a famous five-for but once Iyer and Ashwin started to consolidate, the Bangladeshi spinners lost their line and lengths. With not many runs to play with, too many boundary balls were bowled and India didn’t let them off the hook. In the end, Bangladesh had no answer to the depth in India’s batting and their batters just didn’t put up enough runs on the board for them to get the win.
10:53 amIt was a fairly even contest coming into Day 4 but Bangladesh did have the upper hand and they become the favorites to win the game when Mehidy Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan picked up three quick wickets early in the day. India had their backs against the wall but have managed to turn misery into joy. Jaydev Unadkat was the first to fall on Day 4 and then Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant both fell in quick succession. With still 71 needed to win and the Bangladeshi spinners on top of proceedings, Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin stitched together an unbeaten partnership with the latter going on to end things with a flurry of boundaries toward the end. A remarkable win for the visitors and they will return home jubilant.
10:49 amWhat a game! What a ripper of a contest we have witnessed in Mirpur! It is a Christmas Miracle as India have recovered from being 74 for 7 down to going on to win the game. Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin, take a bow. But spare a thought for Bangladesh and especially Mehidy Hasan who gave it his all and even picked up a five-wicket haul only to end up on the losing side. India seal the series 2-0 and keep their unbeaten record against Bangladesh is Test matches intact.
End of over 47IND 145/7
16 Runs ·
0 0 4
RR: 3.09
Ravichandran Ashwin42* (62)
Shreyas Iyer29* (46)
Mehidy Hasan5/63 (19.0)
4
46.6: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin finishes things off for India! Short and on middle by Mehidy Hasan, Ravichandran Ashwin picks the length early and pulls this one right between mid-wicket and mid on. Gets enough bat on it and it goes for a boundary. India win by 3 wickets and win the series 2-0!
4
46.5: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! Tossed up, on a length on off by Mehidy Hasan, Ravichandran Ashwin gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts this one over mid off and collects a boundary. Just 4 needed now for India.
0
46.4: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin defends this one on the leg side.
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46.3: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, Fuller on off, Ravichandran Ashwin gets forward and defends this one down the wicket.
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46.2: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length around off, Ravichandran Ashwin defends this one from the front foot but gets a thick outside edge that flies past first slip. Litton Das performs the chase as the batters run two in the process.
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46.1: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin greets Mehidy Hasan with a maximum! Mehidy Hasan misses his length and bowls this one short and on middle, the ball does not bounce as expected but Ravichandran Ashwin still goes through with the pull. Clears the deep mid-wicket fence and collects a maximum.
End of over 46IND 129/7
4 Runs ·
0 0 1
RR: 2.80
Ravichandran Ashwin26* (56)
Shreyas Iyer29* (46)
Shakib Al Hasan2/50 (14.0)
1
45.6: Shakib Al Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, Short and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin goes back and whips this one uppishly towards deep mid-wicket for a single. India are now 16 runs away.
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45.5: Shakib Al Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, Fuller and on off by Shakib Al Hasan, Ravichandran Ashwin pushes this one towards mid off and sets off for a single. Najmul Hossain Shanto there takes his eyes off the ball as he went down to collect and concedes the second run.
0
45.4: Shakib Al Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, Tad short on off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches this one towards cover for a dot.
0
45.3: Shakib Al Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ravichandran Ashwin leaves it alone.
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45.2: Shakib Al Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, On a length around off, Shreyas Iyer gets forward and drives it down to long off for a single.
0
45.1: Shakib Al Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Tossed up, fuller and on middle, Shreyas Iyer looks to drive this one on the off side but gets it from the inner part of the bat back to the bowler.
End of over 45IND 125/7
4 Runs ·
0 0 0
RR: 2.78
Ravichandran Ashwin23* (52)
Shreyas Iyer28* (44)
Khaled Ahmed0/12 (2.0)
0
44.6: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Back of a length and angling in on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin defends this one towards point for a dot.
0
44.5: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin looks to defend this one from the crease but the ball keeps low and he somehow manages to get his bat down on time. The ball comes off the bottom part of the bat and goes on the bounce behind the wicket.
0
44.4: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Full around off, Ravichandran Ashwin gets hurried and can only drive this one to cover for a dot.

50 Run partnership
Ravichandran Ashwin 23* (49)
Shreyas Iyer 28* (44)
2
44.3: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Short of a length outside off by Khaled Ahmed, Ravichandran Ashwin punches this one along the ground to the right of deep point and collects a couple of runs.
1
44.2: Khaled Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Shreyas Iyer taps this one towards point and takes a single.
1
44.1: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Short and at the batter by Khaled Ahmed, Ravichandran Ashwin stands tall and pulls this one towards deep square leg for a single.
End of over 44IND 121/7
2 Runs ·
0 0 0 0 1
RR: 2.75
Ravichandran Ashwin20* (47)
Shreyas Iyer27* (43)
Taijul Islam0/14 (11.0)
1
43.6: Taijul Islam to Ravichandran Ashwin, On a length and around off, eased away in front of cover-point for a single.
0
43.5: Taijul Islam to Ravichandran Ashwin, Flatter delivery around off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches it off the back foot and straight into the pads of the man at silly point. The ball almost ricochets onto the stumps and Ashwin was momentarily out of his crease.
0
43.4: Taijul Islam to Ravichandran Ashwin, Tossed up on off stump, Ashwin pushes it out toward silly mid off.
0
43.3: Taijul Islam to Ravichandran Ashwin, Shorter length, turning away from leg stump, Ashwin watchfully nudges it down toward short mid-wicket.
0
43.2: Taijul Islam to Ravichandran Ashwin, Flighted delivery, on off stump, Ashwin blocks it off the front foot.
1
43.1: Taijul Islam to Shreyas Iyer, Taijul Islam comes back into the attack and starts with a short one around off. Shreyas Iyer punches it off the back foot and down to wide long off for an easy single.
End of over 43IND 119/7
8 Runs ·
0 0 0
RR: 2.77
Ravichandran Ashwin19* (42)
Shreyas Iyer26* (42)
Khaled Ahmed0/8 (1.0)
0
42.6: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Good length, around the top of off, and solidly kept out by Ashwin.
4
42.5: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, EDGED AND FOUR! A stroke of luck here for Ravichandran Ashwin but he will take it. Good length in that channel around off, Ashwin looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge that flies inside the diving man at gully and into the fence. Khaled Ahmed cannot believe his luck and India need 26 more runs to win.
0
42.4: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Hard length around off and middle, Ashwin defends it out.
4
42.3: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, FOUR! Wrong line and four easy runs for Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball angling down leg, Ashwin just flicks it away into the fine leg fence.
0
42.2: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Goes full now and angles it into the off stump. The ball keeps a bit low and Ashwin gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to block.
0
42.1: Khaled Ahmed to Ravichandran Ashwin, Khaled Ahmed comes on to bowl for the first time in this innings. He starts off with a good-length delivery, seaming away from leg stump. Ravichandran Ashwin awkwardly fends it away.
End of over 42IND 111/7
5 Runs ·
0 0 0
RR: 2.64
Shreyas Iyer26* (42)
Ravichandran Ashwin11* (36)
Mehidy Hasan5/47 (18.0)
0
41.6: Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Flighted, on off stump, kept out by Iyer with ease.
0
41.5: Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on off stump, Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot.
0
41.4: Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, This is attacking the stumps, Iyer blocks it out.
4
41.3: Mehidy Hasan to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Poor bowling and Shreyas Iyer is playing a match-winning knock here. Short and wide, slapped away off the back foot through the cover region for a boundary. Nelson comes up for India.
1
41.2: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, Flighted delivery, on a nagging length and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin squeezes it out on the off side for a quick single.
0
41.1: Mehidy Hasan to Ravichandran Ashwin, This is floated up on middle, Ashwin defends it off the front foot.

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