INDvsBAN, Day 2: India dominates despite Bangladesh's fight back
Hyderabad: After a shaky start of the innings, Shakib Al Hasan, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehendi Hasan Miraz scored promising half-centuries to help Bangladesh cross the 300-run mark in reply to India's gigantic 687/6 in one-off Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.
At Stumps on Day 2, Bangladesh with 322/6 on the board, was still trailing by 365 runs while captain Rahim (81 runs off 206 balls) and Hasan (51 runs off 103 balls) were standing at the crease.
Tamim Iqbal (24) was the first one to depart as he got run out of a brilliant throw from Umesh Yadav from the deep. Mominul Haq (12) and Mahmudullah (28) also followed him back to the pavilion in quick successions.
At one time at 109/4, Bangladesh was looking to get dismantled before getting to 250-run mark, but the fine half-centuries have led them to a position from where they can think about ending a match in a draw. This, however, would still require a tremendous effort from their batsmen in the second innings too.
Umesh Yadav has so far been the pick of the bowlers by picking up two wickets, while Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have bagged one wicket each.
Well, India still is in a dominating position in the match as they now need to take 14 more wickets in three days to win the match as well as the series.