India extend their unbeaten run in Tests to 19 matches with a resounding 208-run victory over Bangladesh in Hyderabad. We review India's performance in the match and more.
Highlights India vs Bangladesh 2017, Test Day 5, scores and updates: Virat Kohli and Co win by 208 runs
Catch all the Live scores and updates from day four of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh at Hyderabad.
Bangladesh 250 in 100.3 overs (Kamrul Islam Rabbi 3)
Ashwin appeals for an lbw in the second ball of the over, with height appearing to be the primary reason behind the umpire turning it down. Umpire Erasmus however, goes upstairs in the following delivery, While the umpire checks for the catch, which proves inconclusive. Kohli however, decides to review for an lbw immediately, which yields the last wicket as Taskin is adjudged lbw for 1 off 7 balls, with Bangladesh getting bowled out for 250!
Taskin Ahmed lbw Ravichandran Ashwin 1(7)
OUT! Wicket number nine to fall for Bangladesh, and now the second session has to extend. Taijul looked to go big towards the leg side once again, only to top-edge it over short-leg. Bit of confusion between Rahul and Vijay, who runs in from silly mid-on, and the two nearly collide, while Rahul completes the catch. Jadeja enjoys a laugh.
Taijul Islam c KL Rahul b Ravindra Jadeja 6(24)
OUT! That's wicket number eight to fall for Bangladesh, and Jadeja's patient approach yields a wicket for him, a rather important one as Mehedi Hasan is one who is capable of playing a useful innings. The Bangladeshi rookie departs after a patient vigil that included four boundaries, with Bangladesh collapsing to 242/8 now.
The delivery kicked up after pitching along full length, surprising the batsman while getting a faint nick off his glove. Saha did a good job of quickly collecting the ball.
Mehedi Hasan c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravindra Jadeja 23(61)
OUT! Mahmudullah's long vigil comes to an end, and surely Bangladesh are now starting to tumble towards the imminent! Mahmudullah tries to pull the short ball from Ishant, which is bowled along the middle and leg stump, but ends up top-edging it to Bhuvneshwar at long-leg. Bangladesh lose their seventh wicket with 225 on board, and this wicket will bolster the Indian confidence now.
Mahmudullah c Bhuvneshwar b Ishant Sharma 64(149)
OUT! Ishant traps Sabbir leg-before, and it looks like the former will have the last laugh after the stare-exchange that took place between the two in the previous over. The umpire barely took a second to raise his finger, and Bangladesh lose the review after hawk-eye shows the decision to be a plumb one.
Sabbir Rahman lbw Ishant Sharma 22(61)
Bangladesh 176/5 in 63 overs (Mahmudullah 53, Sabbir Rahman 2); need 283 to win
FOUR! Mahmudullah brings up his 13th Test fifty with a square drive that travels through the slips towards third man courtesy an outside edge. Good attacking innings by the Bangladeshi No 4 so far, and he has made amends for the blip with the bat in the previous innings.
OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim looks to come down the track and go big again, although this time he doesn't get enough power on the shot and ends up serving the simplest of catches to Jadeja at wide mid-off, who was stationed by Kohli for the catch. Ashwin gets rid of the second big fish in the Bangladeshi side, and running through the rest of the batting order should not be much of a task now.
Mushfiqur Rahim c Ravindra Jadeja b Ravichandran Ashwin 23(44)
Bangladesh 158/4 in 52 overs (Mahmudullah 41, Mushfiqur Rahim 19); need 301 to win
Mushfiqur Rahim brings up the 50-stand for the fifth wicket with a single towards the leg side, with the pair taking 84 deliveries to bring up the milestone. While Mushfiqur has done his part in getting a boundary or two, Mahmudullah has been the dominant partner in the partnership so far, and will look to make up for his first innings failure with a fifty today. Another appeal for an lbw by Jadeja in the last ball of the 52nd over, though it appeared to be a case of bat-pad.
Pitch report: Manjrekar says that it's all about mental toughness. There is a nasty rough outside left-hander's off. But it's too full. It's still a good batting pitch reckons Manjrekar. Good sides can survive 90 overs. This is, again, good news for Bangladesh and they need to prove that they are a good side. The early morning conditions will be crucial. We have seen pacers get assistance early on and seeing off the first hour will be crucial.
OUT! And it is Rahane in the slips again, though it is a much easier chance for him to grab. Ashwin the bowler this time, who removes the dangerous-looking Mominul, as Bangladesh lose their third wicket with 75 on board.
Mominul Haque c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 27(63)
OUT! Superb one-handed catch by Rahane at slip results in the dismissal of Soumya Sarkar off Ravindra Jadeja's bowling, with Bangladesh losing their second wicket with 71 on board. Soumya falls eight short of what would have been his second Test fifty, something he will be quite disappointed for missing out on.
Soumya Sarkar c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 42(66)
OUT! India get what they wanted — an early breakthrough! Tamim gets an inside-edge onto his pads, which then deflects the ball towards Kohli in the slips. While umpire Joel Wilson turns it down initially, Kohli goes for the review, insisting it to be a catch. Bangladesh lose their first wicket with 11 on board.
Tamim Iqbal c Virat Kohli b Ravichandran Ashwin 3(11)
News from the centre is that India have declared on a score of 159/4, setting a daunting 459-run target for Bangladesh with five sessions left in this game. Should be plenty for the Indian bowlers if they can stick to their lines, and utilise the conditions well.
India 159/4 in 29 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 54, Ravindra Jadeja 16)
FIFTY for Cheteshwar Pujara in 57 deliveries, the 13th time he gets to the milestone in his career, and he gets there with a late cut in the final over before tea today. Gets a double off the last ball, with the hosts heading to tea on a score of 159/4 after 29 overs, a whopping lead of 458!
BOWLED EM! Shakib takes advantage of Rahane's aggressive approach, changing his length and pace slightly with a delivery that straightens along the middle-stump, uprooting it in the process. Even though his innings comes to a premature end, he has done his bit in getting quick runs on the board before tea.
Ajinkya Rahane b Shakib Al Hasan 28(35)
OUT! Kohli perishes while looking to get some quick runs on the board, getting caught by Mahmudullah at midwicket while looking to repeat the shot from the previous delivery, in which he came down the track and slogged towards wide long-on. Did not get enough power on the shot this time, and Shakib exults after getting the big wicket of the Indian captain. With the 67-run partnership coming to an end, India lose their third wicket with 90 on board.
Virat Kohli c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 38(40)
India 78/2 in 14 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 29, Virat Kohli 27)
Kohli and Pujara exchange singles at the start of the over. Good over by Shakib to start with, giving away just two off it. Taskin continues from the other end, although this might be his last over before he is given a break. Pujara pulls the first ball towards backward square-leg for a single, although he gets only a single due to field placement. Couple of singles follow, with Pujara upper-cutting the third delivery towards fine third-man. Kohli cuts over cover in the fourth ball of the over, getting the boundary quite easily. Pujara brings up the 50-stand for the third wicket with a six towards fine-leg!
OUT! Another wicket for Taskin Ahmed, getting rid of both openers in the process! Short and wide delivery works for him again, with Rahul getting a top-edge this time to get caught-behind for 10. This match has not been a very good outing for the Karnataka batsman.
KL Rahul c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 10(17)
OUT! Taskin gets the early breakthrough once again, this time removing Vijay with a short and wide delivery that Vijay manages to nick while looking to go for a cut. Disappointing return for Vijay, after getting a century in the first innings. India lose their first wicket with 12 on board.
Murali Vijay c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 7(14)
India 1/0 in 1 over (Murali Vijay 1, KL Rahul 0)
As Murali Vijay and KL Rahul walk out to the centre at the start of the Indian innings, the Bangladeshis opt to open the innings with Taijul Islam. Just a single taken, with this being the only over of the Indian innings before the lunch break. The hosts now lead by 300.
67 runs were scored in this session for the loss of four wickets. After a shared session, followed by a Bangladesh-dominated one yesterday, the Indian bowlers managed to make one their own.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the fastest bowler to 250 Test wickets, getting to the milestone in his 45th game, three less than what Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee took.
Bangladesh 388 in 127.5 overs (Kamrul Islam 0)
Rahim takes a single in the 127th over to leave the vulnerable Kamrul to block the remaining deliveries against Jadeja, whose pace variations on a slow track have helped him grab two wickets. Mushfiqur meanwhile, comes down the track in the fourth ball of the next over, and sends the ball racing toards the straight boundary to move to 127.
OUT! Ashwin finally strikes, and he does so with the carrom ball! Rahim looks to pull it towards fine-leg, but ends up getting a bottom-edge to his Indian wicket-keeping counterpart to depart for 127, as the Bangladeshis fold up for 388, 299 short of the Indian total!
Mushfiqur Rahim c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin 127(262)
OUT! Jadeja ends Taskin's stay at the crease with a quicker delivery, a straight delivery that gets Taskin's outside edge before getting caught by Rahane in the slips. Taskin took 35 balls to gather eight runs in a firm display, and his departure now means a wicket is all that separates Bangladesh from a follow-on.
Taskin Ahmed c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 8(35)
CENTURY for Mushfiqur Rahim, with the Bangladeshi captain getting to the milestone with a flick towards fine-leg, where a mis-field by Ishant results in the ball crossing over the rope. Superb innings by the skipper, having endured a lot of blows to his body and tough spells to get to this point, and has effectively held the innings together. Also brings up the 350 for his side. This is the fifth time he brings up the milestone in Tests, and his second against India.
OUT! Umesh's short ball tactics succeeds in bringing Taijul's stubborn resistance to an end, with Bangladesh losing their eighth wicket with 339 on board. Taijul looks to duck the short ball, and ends up gloving it to the keeper.
Taijul Islam c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 10(38)
BOWLED EM! Mixing his deliveries up well, Bhuvneshwar fires an inswiger into Mehedi which crashes through the youngster's defence to uproot his leg-stump. The pacer breaks the 87-run partnership without letting the two add to their overnight total. Game on for India now, who will look to run through the rest of the batting order.
Pitch report: It doesn't look like an obvious result pitch says Sanjay Manjrekar. There are good amount of cracks on the track and there is rough developed outside left-handers' off. But it is very hard and not that will produce puff of dust. It still looks like a good batting pitch and that sounds good news for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh 314/6 after 103 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 73, Mehedi Hasan 51)
Kohli prevents a single at the start of the new over, without actually stopping the ball, as Rahim pulls back after moving down the pitch. Mehedi impresses yet again with a drive towards cover point that was timed to perfection. Maiden for Jadeja in the subsequent over.
FIFTY for Mehedi Hasan, getting to the milestone for the first time in his career! Gets there with a cut that carries all the way to third man, also becoming the youngstest Bangladeshi to score a Test fifty against India! In what has been a superlative innings by the Bangladeshi No 8, he has struck 10 fours in 103 balls.
Bangladesh 288/6 after 94 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 69, Mehedi Hasan 29)
Change of bowling, with Ashwin getting introduced into the attack. Starts off with a spitter which brushes off his hip after turning square, nearly clipping the top of his off-stump. Maiden for Ashwin in his first over of the final session.
FOUR! Fifty-partnership up for the seventh-wicket in 133 balls, the milestone of which is brought up by Rahim with a sweep towards backward square-leg.
Bangladesh 257/6 after 80 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 50, Mehedi Hasan 17)
FIFTY for Mushfiqur Rahim, and he gets there with a single in the 80th over! The captain-wicket-keeper has been steady in his approach so far in his innings, and is the rock of the remainder of Bangladesh's resistance in this innings. He brings up his 16th Test fifty in 133 balls.
Bangladesh 246/6 after 74 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 47, Mehedi Hasan 9)
Rahim attempts to defend a short delivery from Ishant, only to lob it up towards the vacant forward short-leg position. Another wicket before tea would have been disastrous for the visitors, and Rahim should consider himself lucky Kohli did not place a fielder there.
Umesh bowls the final over before tea. Mushfiqur plays one towards backward square-leg, with the ball flying past Rahul at short square-leg. FOUR! Hasan gets his second boundary by opening the face of his bat to the full-toss outside off.
OUT! And Ashwin finally gets the breakthrough after 14 overs, following his usual pattern of taking his time to grab his first wicket! Shakib looks to clear mid-on, but fails to get enough elevation in a miscued shot, resulting in an easy catch for Umesh Yadav near the circle.
Huge blow for the Bangladeshis, given the way the two were cruising against the spinners. The pair perhaps was the last hope for Bangladesh to avoid a follow-on, with Ashwin-Jadeja now looking to run through the rest of the batting order. Ashwin, meanwhile is on 249 Test wickets, and needs one more to become the fastest to 250.
Shakib Al Hasan c Umesh Yadav b Ravichandran Ashwin 82(103)
Bangladesh 210/4 after 60 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 80, Mushfiqur Rahim 40)
Inside-edge off Shakib's bat bounces off the ground into Saha's gloves, but Ashwin and Co appeal for a bat-boot catch. Umpire Wilson goes upstairs with the soft signal of out, though Shakib survives after the ball is shown to be bouncing off the ground. FOUR! Ashwin goes wide this time, allowing Shakib to come down the ground and whack it towards the off-side.
Mushfiqur moves to 40 at the start of the next over with a cut, bringing up the 100-stand in the process! These two have put up some serious resistance, and have batted fearlessly to guide the visitors out of trouble.
Bangladesh 155/4 after 48 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 51, Mushfiqur Rahim 13)
Beautifully-timed drive through cover gets Shakib into the 40s in the next over. The all-rounder moves to 46 with a steer towards the backward point boundary a couple of deliveries later.
Rahim gets a double with a pull towards deep midwicket. FOUR! Shakib brings up his 21st Test half-century by coming down the track, and driving it towards extra-cover. Gets to the milestone in 69 deliveries.
Bangladesh 125/4 after 43 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 29, Mushfiqur Rahim 6)
Rahim breaks a dry spell with a push towards the off-side that gets him a single. Four leg-byes later in Ishant's ninth over after the ball brushes past his hip and runs down towards fine-leg. FOUR! Cheeky upper-cut by Rahim to deflect a short ball by Ishant towards the long-stop boundary. Three runs off the next two overs, including a maiden off the last, as Bangladesh head to lunch trailing by another 562 runs with six wickets in hand.
OUT! Ishant comes in for his first over of the day, and strikes in his fourth delivery by trapping Mahmudullah lbw to get the breakthrough! Umpire Wilson raises his finger instantly, with Mahmudullah going for the review instantly. DRS fails to help him as the ball is shown to be clipping the top of stumps.
Mahmudullah lbw Ishant Sharma 28(57)
OUT! And that's the third Bangladeshi wicket to fall! Mominul is trapped lbw by Umesh Yadav to depart for 12, with the southpaw's height never really helping his case. Umpire Wilson takes his time to raise the finger, which results in Bangladesh losing their third wicket with 64 on board.
Mominul Haque lbw Umesh Yadav 12(35)
OUT! Big mix-up between Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque, and the former is left stranded at the non-striker's end! Unlike what we saw in the first innings, Bhuvneshwar is not one who is going to who is going to let go of such a ripe opportunity.
Tamim Iqbal run out 24(53)
OUT! Umesh Yadav finally gets the breakthough, and it takes a brilliant review by Virat Kohli to get Soumya trooping back to the pavilion for 15! Snicko shows the faintest of edges, showing a slight spike on the snickometer, and results in umpire Erasmus overturning his decision. Bangladeshi lose their first wicket with 38 on board.
Soumya Sarkar c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 15(31)
After 166 overs,India 687/6 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 106 , Ravindra Jadeja 60)
FOUR! Jadeja in full flow now, coming down the track and clubbing the fourth ball of the over towards extra-cover! India now are less than 20 runs away from the 700-run mark.
FOUR! Jadeja hammers over extra-cover, with sweeper extra-cover failing to prevent the boundary despite playing a bit of football.
And the hosts declare on a score of 687 for the loss of 6 wickets, with Saha and Jadeja remaining unbeaten on 106 and 60 balls!
After 164 overs,India 675/6 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 104 , Ravindra Jadeja 50)
DROPPED! Jadeja, who is now looking to attack more than ever, lofts a full delivery towards long-off, where the ball pops out of a diving Tamim's hand. Jadeja knew straightaway he did not connect well. FOUR! Saha moves to 98 with a cover drive next ball!
Jadeja, who himself is now eyeing his fifty, pushes for a double at the start of the next over after pushing it towards point. FIFTY for Ravindra Jadeja, who gets to the milestone with a massive six and a single! That is followed by Jadeja's usual sword celebrations!
SIX! And Saha now brings up his second Test ton with a straight six, coming down the track to do so! Meanwhile, the partnership between the two is worth a 100! An over of milestones!
After 153 overs,India 620/6 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 83 , Ravindra Jadeja 16)
Last over before tea. Part-timer Mahmudullah to bowl for the first time in this innings. Quick single in the third ball, with everything else being defended.
Another fantastic session for the Indians, with 143 runs being scored by the Indians in 32 overs, though for the first time the Bangladeshis managed to get more than a solitary wicket, removing Kohli and Ashwin in this session.
Saha, who is on 83 at the time of the interval, will look to get to his century after the interval, which should bring about the declaration from skipper Kohli. Unless the hosts intend to bat out for a full hour, and get the score near the 700-run mark, well out of Bangladesh's reach.
The pitch still is a good one for batsmen, and scoring some quick runs in the final session shouldn't be a major problem.
After 143 overs,India 577/6 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 50 , Ravindra Jadeja 6)
FIFTY for Saha at the start of the over, getting to the milestone for the fifth time in his career! Has been a fine innings so far by the Indian wicket-keeper, though he has been lucky on a couple of occasions. FOUR! Jadeja pulls the next delivery towards midwicket to get his first boundary of the innings. Meanwhile, India cross the 100-run-a-session mark for the fourth consecutive time in this match so far.
After 141 overs,India 570/6 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 48 , Ravindra Jadeja 1)
Missed run-out opportunity once again in the following over, with the fielder at square-leg failing to collect it. OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin has to depart after edging an Mehedi delivery to Sarkar in the slips. No dropping it there this time, with Mehedi collecting his second wicket in the process. Bit of drift in the delivery, with Ashwin playing for turn in his attempted late cut.
Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat, and is greeted by a ripper of a delivery that grips, turns and nearly brushes his off-stump. Lbw appeal in the following delivery, with the umpire turning the appeal down after the ball appears to miss the leg-stump. Which indeed is the case as confirmed by hawk-eye. Bangladesh lose a review.
Ravichandran Ashwin c Soumya Sarkar b Mehedi Hasan 34(45)
After 138 overs,India 549/5 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 32 , Ravichandran Ashwin 30)
Shakib Al Hasan back into the attack with Ashwin bringing up the 50-stand for the sixth wicket with a single in the fourth ball. Animated appeal for an lbw in the following delivery, which is turned down by the umpire. FOUR! Good use of the feet by Saha to loft the ball towards long-on.
After 126 overs,India 495/5 ( Wriddhiman Saha (W) 9 , Ravichandran Ashwin 0)
OUT! Taijul Islam gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli at the start of the 126th over, and that is the end of a magnificent innings by the Indian skipper! Taijul fired in a quicker one along the off-stump, with the ball straightening and clipping him plumb in front of the off-stump. The Indian skipper knew straightaway that he was gone, and decided against taking the review. Hawkeye shows the impact being outside off, which would have OVERTURNED the umpire's decision had he gone for the review.
Ashwin is the new batsman at the crease, and will look to cement a decent stand today.
Virat Kohli lbw Taijul Islam 204(246)
After 124 overs,India 493/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 203 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 8)
Couple of singles to start the over. Kohli plays the fourth ball of the over towards third man to get a double, with the crowd slowly starting to raise their volume. The Indian skipper retains strike for the next over with a single.
FOUR! Kohli goes aerial at the start of the over, and BRINGS UP HIS FOURTH DOUBLE-CENTURY! Kohli becomes the first batsman in the history of the sport to hit four successive Test double-tons in successive series'! Gets to the milestone in 239 balls, and decided to go big to get to the milestone, a la Virender Sehwag.
After 118 overs,India 466/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 180 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 4)
FOUR! Kohli cuts, and the ball glides wide of the fielder at point. Kohli starting to score boundaries out of pressure now.
Huge appeal for an lbw the very next delivery after the boundary, and KOHLI IS ADJUDGED OUT! The ball turns sharply, and hits him between middle and leg! Kohli hardly surprises anyone by going for the review, and the ball appears to be MISSING LEG! A breather for the Indian captain, who continues to bat on 180.
The pitch is starting to misbehave with the batsmen right now.
STUMPING CHANCE MISSED in the following over! And it was the easiest of chances for opposition keeper Mushfiqur, who could not reach out to the stumps with Saha well out of the crease. Could only disturb the bails once Saha's bat was firmly grounded. Plenty happening at the centre right now!
After 114 overs,India 456/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 174 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 0)
Fine stop by Sabbir at cover to prevent what could have very well run off for a boundary. Just one run conceded by Mehedi in his 25th over, and the offie has been the most economical in the day so far.
OUT! WHAT A CATCH by Mehedi at point, who dives to his left to pull off a superb catch, as Bangladesh finally get the breakthrough! Rahane looked to go for the square drive, but got a bottom edge that lobbed the ball up to the fielder. Mehedi's brilliance did the rest.
Rahane departs 18 short of a century, as the partnership is finally broken at the 222-run mark.
Ajinkya Rahane c Mehedi Hasan b Taijul Islam 82(133)
After 106 overs,India 438/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 162 , Ajinkya Rahane 76)
Just four singles in Mehedi Hasan's first over of the day, with Kohli and Rahane deciding to take a bit of a breather in that over.
Kohli however, cuts and finds the gap in the following over, bringing up the 200 stand with Rahane in the process! What a stand this has been so far!
India 408/3 in 99 overs (Virat Kohli (C) 150, Ajinkya Rahane 58)
FOUR! Kohli brings up the 400 for India with an effortless late cut towards backward point, which is the seventh boundary of the morning. Takes a single to move to bring up the 150-run mark in just 170 deliveries, the sixth time he gets to the milestone in his career.
FOUR! Rahane goes for cut in the next over, and the two are toying with the attack right now. 10 off the over.
India 380/3 in 96 overs (Virat Kohli (C) 129, Ajinkya Rahane 51)
Kohli gets the room to drive the third ball of the over, but Sabbir manages to save a couple of runs for his side with an athletic drive. FOUR! Beautiful use of the bottom hand by Kohli, as he pats the ball down the ground in the most exquisite manner to get his 15th boundary.
FIFTY for Ajinkya Rahane, the milestone of which he brings up for the 10th time in his career! Full toss from Shakib, which Rahane promptly despatches towards cow corner. This is an important knock for him as he comes into the team at the expense of a triple-centurion, and he needs a to convert this into a big score to make his place in the side count.
After 90 overs,India 356/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 111 , Ajinkya Rahane 45)
FOUR! Pitched up along middle, Kohli promptly whips it away towards extra-cover. The visitors, meanwhile, are exhibiting tiredness in their body language, and the way the two have settled at the centre will only add to their frustration.
Shakib Al Hasan bowls the final over of the day. FOUR! Full and wide, Kohli reaches out for the ball, bottom-edges it over the cover cordon for the ball to run away to the fence. Dot off the last ball, with India finishing on a score of 356/3 at the end of the day's play. Rahane is just five runs away from his half-century, with Kohli for company on 111 at the other end.
After 87 overs,India 336/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 101 , Ajinkya Rahane 35)
Spin introduced into the attack for the first time with the second new ball. Rahane moves to the 30s with a cut towards cover.
CENTURY for Virat Kohli! The man has roared back to form in this innings, getting his first ton against Bangladesh, and his 16th overall in the format! Gets to the milestone with a lovely whip of the wrists towards the cow-corner boundary!
After 80 overs,India 285/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 71 , Ajinkya Rahane 14)
The extra bit of bounce that Taijul got in the previous over is sure to arouse Rahim's interest in deploying spin from both ends for some time now. He might even delay the second new ball, which is due in an over now. Kohli plays a late cut in the 80th over, getting a couple of runs.
FIFTY partnership comes up between Kohli and Rahane off 97 deliveries, with the Indian skipper scoring a majority of runs in the partnership so far.
After 73 overs,India 259/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 50 , Ajinkya Rahane 9)
FIFTY for Virat Kohli in the 73rd over — his 15th in Tests! After a disappointing run in the T20Is against England, Kohli is back among the runs once again! Takes 70 balls to reach the milestone! He will look to remain unbeaten till the end of day's play, and anchor the Indian innings for the most part tomorrow as well.
After 66 overs,India 238/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 36 , Ajinkya Rahane 2)
Rahane finally gets off the mark in the fifth ball of the 65th over, guiding it to the leg side. The two batsmen are going about business with caution at the moment. Meanwhile, Kohli completes 1,000 runs in the long home season at the end of the 66th over with a single.
After 64 overs,India 234/3 (Virat Kohli (C) 34, Ajinkya Rahane 0)
OUT! And that's the end of Murali Vijay's innings, missing the line of the delivery completely while looking for a paddle towards fine-leg. The ball ends up disturbing his stumps, resulting in the fall of the third Indian wicket with 234 on board. Jinx is the new batsman in, and he will be under pressure to justify his selection in place of Karun Nair, who missed out after slamming a triple ton in his last appearance.
Replays suggest Vijay was late in his sweep, with the ball turning into the batsman to shatter the stumps.
Murali Vijay b Taijul Islam 108(160)
Meanwhile, the Vijay-Kohli stand for the third wicket is worth 50 in the 63rd over. The pair take 66 deliveries.
After 61 overs,India 223/2 ( Murali Vijay 101 , Virat Kohli (C) 31)
Couple of runs for Kohli at the start of the over after sending the ball towards the off-side. CENTURY for Murali Vijay in 149 balls — his ninth in Tests overall and second in the format against Bangladesh! Punched towards the off-side, the chasing fielder manages to prevent the boundary in the nick of time, saving two runs for his side.
Vijay continues his fine form with the bat, scoring his second century in three Tests. The Bangladeshis will be gutted to have let him go on 35 when there was a perfect chance to run him out.
After 58 overs,India 206/2 ( Murali Vijay 98 , Virat Kohli (C) 17)
Kohli pushes the second ball of the over to bring Vijay back to the strike. Vijay flicks the third ball to to move to 98. Taijul is reintroduced into the attack in the 58th over, which will be the last over before lunch. Vijay back on stirke in the third ball of the over, and fails to execute a drive. Defends the next. Dot off the fifth. And dot off the final ball of the over as well, with Vijay stranded on 98 at the interval.
Good session for India, with 120 runs coming off 31 overs for the loss of one wicket.
After 51 overs,India 184/2 ( Murali Vijay 89 , Virat Kohli (C) 4)
Fancy reverse-paddle by Vijay in the second ball of Mehedi's 13th over. Taskin though, manages to stop the ball with his left foot at deep third-man, and was lucky to not have twisted his ankle after stepping on the ball. FOUR! Slightly back of length and between middle and off, Pujara punches this straight down the ground for a four!
OUT! Yet another leading edge off Pujara's bat, and this time Mushfiqur manages to pouch the chance, after the ball bounces off his pad. Change of angle did the trick for Mehedi, with the ball hardly turning into the batsman.
Kohli is the new man in, and straight away hammers the first ball he faces towards the off-side boundary to get off the mark.
Cheteshwar Pujara c Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan 83(177)
After 46 overs,India 156/1 ( Murali Vijay 78 , Cheteshwar Pujara 71)
FOUR! Pujara pulls Mehedi in the 45th over to send the ball running away towards deep square-leg, and bring up the 150 for India. A single at the end of the over brings up another 150 — the partnership between Vijay and Pujara.
FOUR! Pujara continues to flourish with boundaries, despatching the penultimate ball of the following over towards the midwicket boundary, which are the only runs to be scored in the over. Both batsmen in the 70s at the moment.
After 34 overs,India 115/1 ( Murali Vijay 58 , Cheteshwar Pujara 50)
Pujara maintains a steady approach in the next over by Shakib, getting a single at the end of the over to move to 49. FIFTY for Cheteshwar Pujara — his 12th in Tests! Gets there with a single off Rabbi, and now both batsmen will look to convert this to a big score today. Vijay drives the fifth ball towards extra-cover to get a couple of runs.
FOUR! Murali Vijay gets to his half-century in style, driving Shakib towards extra-cover to bring up the milestone for the 15th time in his Test career! And that also brings up the 100-stand between him and Pujara! Now for his partner to bring up the milestone as well.
India 103/1 after 31 overs
After 20 overs,India 69/1 ( Murali Vijay 36 , Cheteshwar Pujara 31)
BIG MIX UP between Vijay and Pujara in the third ball of the next over, and Vijay should have been out by a mile. Except, Mehedi fails to collect the ball at the non-striker's end, with the ball popping out of his hand, allowing Vijay to reach home and complete a single. Let's see how costly that turns out to be for the Bangladeshis. Bit of ball-watching between the two batsmen, and Pujara continued running despite Vijay's no.
Taskin returns to the attack in the following over, with Rahim now looking to get a breakthrough before lunch.
Meanwhile, the partnership between Vijay and Pujara is worth 53 at the end of the 14th over. The two have done a decent job of pulling India out of the possibility of sinking further after a wicket in the very first over of their innings.
Hard luck for Karun Nair. Was struggling to find instances when a batsman scores a triple century and has been dropped. On twitter, @mohsinhadeed replied that Andy Sandham (retired), Len Hutton, Inzamam-ul-Haq were others apart from Karun in this club. But Ajinkya Rahane's return is well reasoned by Kohli and Kumble. He's been India's most consistent batsman in the past couple of years. That can't be overlooked.
BOWLED EM! Taskin Ahmed strikes early! KL Rahul looks to drive a ball that is moving away from the batsman, but ends up dragging the ball onto his stumps! India lose their first wicket in their very first over, with just two on board!
KL Rahul b Taskin Ahmed 2(4)
Bangladesh team: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c, wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.
Indian team: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
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Virat Kohli: Good wicket to bat on, and good toss to win. The plan was to get into good habits. We got a big series coming up, so the bowlers wanted to get into their rhythm. It did not offer much, but the bowlers found ways to get the batsmen out, which is a quality of our team. The guys stuck it out for the wickets. Ishant's second spell was good to see. If you have two world-class spinners in the side, you can tell your fast bowlers to come and attack. They fed off each other in this game, and everyone did their bit. It's been coming off nicely. Last year was something I didnt expect to happen, but it did. Im comfortable with where I am with my game stands at the moment, and I want to continue for as long as I can for the team. We're really keen to start the first Test at Pune (against Australia). The crowd was outstanding throughout the five days in this Test. That pushes the players as well. I hope the crowd got what they wanted.
Mushfiqur Rahim: I thought we created a lot of opportunities in the first innings, but we could not grab them. It's quite tough out there because the bowlers have a lot of varierty in them. It was a learning tour for our newcomers. Hopefully we'll learn a lot, and come up with good performance. Im really proud of our No 8 and 9 showing great character. Hopefully there a couple of matches coming up in Sri Lanka, and we'll take some positives from this. (On positives from this Test) We batted more than 100 overs in each innings, and Taijul bowled well in the first innings. But fielding was a disappointment.
So we are all assuming it will be 4-0 vs Australia right? Can't see them getting a draw unless it rains in Dharamshala— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) February 13, 2017
Anil Kumble: This is a very good surface to bat on, and we had to bowl 200-plus overs to get 20 wickets. I expected it to break up a little more on the fourth day, but it held on. Especially when you have a long home season, you need to bowling to look after. I'm really pleased for Saha to get a hundred here. The most important thing was not worrying about the surface, and going out there and winning. Very satisfying in the last nine matches. Looking forwad to the Australia Test series. Very pleased with the top, middle and lower order, and every bowler who has played has done well.
Ishant: When the ball is reversing, I know how to make the most of it because I can move it both ways. We are No. 1 side, and we are playing against Bangladesh and we have to show that we are aggressive. I think the way Umesh and Bhuvi bowled, it was tremendous to see how they hit their lengths on a flat pitch. It was a pretty difficult wicket to bowl on, but if you are patient enough, you can get the rewards.
Pujara: Yeah it's my fourth anniversary. The guys have finished the match early, so I'll go and meet my wife. I enjoy playing on this ground. My first hundred was against NZ, and I got a double-hundred against Australia. Recently, I've been missing out on 100s. It all started from the Duleep Trophy, as I wasn't getting the big scores before that. Once I scored the double-hundred (in Duleep), I got my confidence back. Im really happy how this season went.
Day 3 Report: Bangladesh face a big test of saving the one-off cricket Test as they reached 103 for three in their second innings after India set them a target of 459 on the penultimate day here on Sunday.
Middle-order batsmen Mahmudullah (9) and Shakib Al Hasan (21) were at the crease when umpires disloged the bails for the day which saw the visitors concede a 299-run lead after being bowled out for 288 in their first innings. India then scored rapidly and declared their second innings at 159 for four.
Chasing a mammoth 459, the visitors started the proceeding on a bad note as they lost their premier opening batsman Tamin Iqbal in the sixth over of the innings.
Iqbal, who only managed to score three runs in 11 balls, was dismissed by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with 11 runs on the board.
The fall of wicket brought in Mominul Haque (27), who along with opener Soumya Sarkar (42) built a crucial 60-run second wicket partnership to stablise the innings.
Just when things seemed good for the visitors, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja provided the much needed breakthrough as the left-arm spinner dismissed Sarkar in the 22nd over with scoreboard reading 71/2.
After three overs, Haque was also sent packing by Ashwin. Haque faced 63 balls and slammed three boundaries.
New batsmen Mahmudullah and Hasan then denied the Indian spin twins --Ashwin and Jadeja -- from making any further inroads.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh could add only 66 runs to their overnight first innings score of 322 for six. The hosts declared their second innings for 159/4 at tea, setting a 459-run target.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, who was not out on 81 on Saturday, went on to post his fifth century in Test cricket. He scored 127.
Off the 66 scored in the morning by Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim alone scored 46.
Another overnight batsman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz was not able to add a run to his overnight score of 51 as he was bowled by seamer Bhuvneshawar Kumar in the first over of the day.
The fall of Miraz's wicket brought in lower-order batsman Taijul Islam (10), who was dismissed by pacer Umesh Yadav with scoreboard reading 339/8.
Taskin Ahmed and Rahim then stitched a crucial 39-run ninth-wicket partnership to get past 370-run mark.
In the 125th over, Ahmed was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at first slip off Ravindra Jadeja.
The last wicket could only add 10 runs to the total score as Mushfiqur, who played an excellent knock, was taken by Ashwin, who became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets.
Ashwin bowled a flat carrom ball down the leg and Rahim looked to sweep but got the glove which resulted in a simple catch to wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, as Bangaldesh were bowled out for 388
For India, Yadav scalped three wickets while Ashwin and Jadeja took two wickets each.
Then, Indian openers Murali Vijay and K.L. Rahul failed to give the hosts the start they wanted. Both openers were dismissed in six overs with scoreboard reading 23.
Vijay (7), who slammed a brilliant 108-run knock in their first innings total of 687 for six declared, was the first to go as he was caught by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off pacer Taskin Ahmed.
Rahul (10), who was struggling to find his rhythm was next to go. He too was taken by Ahmed.
Incoming batsmen Pujara (54 not out) and skipper Virat Kohli (38) then built a 67-run partnership before Kohli was caught at short mid-wicket by Mahmudullah off Shakib Al Hasan. Kohli's 40-ball knock was laced with two boundaries and one six.
The fall of Kohli's wicket brought in Ajinkya Rahane (28), who along with Pujara added 38 runs to get past 120-run mark.
Rahane was bowled by spinner Hasan in the 27th over to reduce the visitors 128 for 4. Jadeja then blasted a six and a four in his first three deliveries faced as India rushed to declare the innings.
Pujara and Jadeja (16 not out) were the batsmen who were at the crease when India declared their innings.
With inputs from IANS
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