Hyderabad Test: India sets 459-run target for Bangladesh
Hyderabad: Despite a terrific ton by skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh failed to avoid follow-on, however, India decided to extend the first-inning lead of 299-run in the one-off Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.
At Tea on Day 4, India (159/4d) was able to maintain a dominating position in the match by quickly taking the lead to 458 runs, with Cheteshwar Pujara (54 off 58) and Ravindra Jadeja (16 off 10) batting at the crease.
Earlier, Bangladesh captain Rahim showed great character in his 127-run inning that came off 262 balls with the help of 16 fours and 2 sixes. He was the last man to depart in his team's inning (388/10).
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who could not take a single wicket till yesterday, started the Day 4 with a mind-boggling delivery which ripped off the stumps of Mehendi Hasan Miraz (51 runs off 107 balls).
In an interval of 56 runs from 322 runs, Taijul Islam (10) and Taskin Ahmed (8) also went back to pavilion, while Kamrul Islam Rabbi (0*) remained unbeaten at the crease.
Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers from India as he claimed three wickets for 84 runs in 25 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja claimed two wickets while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma plucked one each.
Coming in to bat again, India lost the wickets of Murli Vijay (7) and Lokesh Rahul (10), who has been out of form in Test Cricket since England series, with just 23 runs on the board. Virat Kohli and Pujara, however, added 67 runs for the third wicket, before the Indian skipper departed at the individual score of 38 runs off 40 balls. Ajinkya Rahane also scored quick 28 runs off 35 balls while Pujara and Jadeja remained unbeaten.
Taskin Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan, who could not bag any wickets in the first innings, claimed two wickets each.
Now, India need 10 wickets in around 120 overs (in two days), to register yet another series win at home.