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India vs Bangladesh : India on the driving seat on Day 4

India vs Bangladesh: On Day 4, the Bangladeshi camp demonstrated strong resolve. Here in Chattogram, India have been asked to toil long and hard on Day 4. The two left-handed Bangladeshi openers batted continuously for the entire first session and put together a century partnership.

India came into Day 4 with high hopes of wrapping up the game by the end of the day, but they were up against a stubborn opening partnership and a pitch that was better for batting.

The frustration of the first session was somehow managed in the next two sessions where India put Bangladesh on the back foot and grabbed 6 wickets. So the path is clear for both sides from now onwards. Bangladesh require 241 runs and India need 4 wickets. Let’s take a brief overview of Day 4.

India vs Bangladesh: 1st Test | Day 4| Review

Bangladesh started Day 4 exactly where they left and how they left. The two left-handed Bangladesh openers batted calmly and batted the entire first session and stitched a century partnership. There were hardly any chances created either. No wickets for the first 36 overs for Indian bowlers and both the openers put in a 124 run-stand together.

In the early session, India just failed to make a breakthrough. However, Umesh Yadav struck after lunch to break the opening partnership, and spinners soon entered the action to make regular breaks. Axar darted in a good length ball on middle and off, and it seemed to turn away just enough to beat Yasir. 

India vs Bangladesh 1st test day 4
Axar Patel Cleans Up Yasir Ali With A Stunning Delivery

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Next was Litton Das, who actually was looking good but played another risky shot to Kuldeep at the stroke of tea, and pays the price with his wicket this time. Debutant Zakir Hasan was exceptional throughout his 100 runs innings until he was caught at slip by Kohli. 

Axar had the ball in the 78th over and turned the entire shift to the Indian side after taking two wickets in the same over and those too of Mushfiqur Rahim and Nurul Hasan. 

Shakib al Hasan showed some aggressive intent at the start but soon realized the situation and then played sensible test cricket. So Mehidy Hasan Miraz and skipper Shakib are still alive at the crease and Stumps was called off when Bangladesh are 276 for 6 wickets down.

India vs Bangladesh 1st test day 4
Rishabh Pant destroys the stumps to send Nurul Hasan packing (ESPNcricinfo)

The final equation of the Test match is Bangladesh need 241 more runs to win the test match and India need just 4 wickets. They both have 3 sessions to get the job done.

India vs Bangladesh: 1st Test | Day 4| Scorecard

India 1st innings- 404/10

KL Rahul (c)b Khaled Ahmed22543040.74
Shubman Gill c Yasir Ali b Taijul Islam20403050.00
Cheteshwar Pujara b Taijul Islam9020311044.33
Virat Kohli lbw b Taijul Islam150020.00
Rishabh Pant b Mehidy Hasan Miraz464562102.22
Shreyas Iyer b Ebadot Hossain8619210044.79
Axar Patel lbw b Mehidy Hasan Miraz14262053.84
Ravichandran Ashwin st Nurul Hasan b Mehidy Hasan Miraz581132251.32
Kuldeep Yadav lbw b Taijul Islam401145035.08
Umesh Yadav not out151002150.00
Mohammed Siraj c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehidy Hasan Miraz4310133.33
Ebadot Hossain2127013.33
Khaled Ahmed2034312.15
Shakib Al Hasan1242602.16
Taijul Islam461013342.89
Mehidy Hasan Miraz31.5611243.51
Yasir Ali10707.00
Najmul Hossain Shanto20703.50

Bangladesh 1st innings- 150/10

Najmul Hossain Shanto c Pant b Siraj01000.00
Zakir Hasan c Pant b Siraj20453044.44
Yasir Ali b Yadav4170023.52
Litton Das b Siraj24305080.00
Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Kuldeep Yadav28583048.27
Shakib Al Hasan (c)c Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav3250012.00
Nurul Hasanc Shubman Gill b Kuldeep Yadav16223072.72
Mehidy Hasan Miraz st Pant b Patel25822130.48
Taijul Islam b Kuldeep Yadav04000.00
Ebadot Hossain c Pant b Kuldeep Yadav17372145.94
Khaled Ahmed not out014000.00
Mohammed Siraj1322031.53
Umesh Yadav813314.12
Ravichandran Ashwin1013403.40
Kuldeep Yadav1664052.50
Axar Patel8.541011.13

India 2nd innings- 258/2 (d)

KL Rahul (c)c Taijul Islam b Khaled Ahmed23623037.09
Shubman Gill c sub (Mahmudul Hasan Joy) b Mehidy Hasan Miraz11015210372.36
Cheteshwar Pujara not out10213013078.46
Virat Kohli not out19290065.51
Khaled Ahmed1305113.92
Taijul Islam23.437103.00
Mehidy Hasan Miraz1418215.85
Yasir Ali602804.66
Litton Das201306.50
Najmul Hossain Shanto301204.00

Bangladesh 2nd innings- 276/6

Najmul Hossain Shanto c Pant b Yadav671567042.94
Zakir Hasan c Kohli b Ashwin10022413144.64
Yasir Ali b Patel5121041.66
Litton Das c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav19592032.20
Mushfiqur Rahim b Patel23502046.00
Shakib Al Hasan (c)not out40693257.97
Nurul Hasan st Pant b Patel3300100.00
Mehidy Hasan Miraz not out9402022.50
Mohammed Siraj1534603.06
Umesh Yadav1532711.80
Ravichandran Ashwin2737512.77
Axar Patel27105031.85
Kuldeep Yadav1826913.83

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