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Bangladesh dismiss India for 404 in 1st innings

Update : 15 Dec 2022, 14:30

India rode on three half-centuries to pile up 404 before being all out in the first innings of the opening Test of two- match Test against Bangladesh wrapped up India for 404 runs in the first innings of the opening Test match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium today (December 15).

India's first innings came to an end at the middle of the post lunch session on day two.

Cheteshwar Pujara was the highest scorer for the side with 90 while Shreyas Iyer made 86. Ravichandran Ashwin was the other one, who brought up his 13th fifty in Test cricket and finally was out on 58.

Ashwin was key in propelling past India 400-run mark after they lost overnight unbeaten batter Iyer in the early of the morning session on day two.

Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav then added 87-run for the eighth wicket stand to keep Bangladesh at bay. Kuldeep chipped-in-with crucial 40.

Bangladesh reduced India to 48-3 after the visitors opted to bat first. But Pujara stitched two important partnerships-64-run with Rishabah Pant who scored 46 for fourth wickets and 149-run with Iyer for the fifth wicket to keep the side going.

Pujara missed out his well deserved ton, being out at the fag end of the day one. Later on day two, Bangladesh denied Iyer a century.

For Bangladesh, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and offspinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed four wickets apiece. Two pacers-Ebadot Hossain and Khaled Ahmed took the rest of the two fallen wickets evenly.

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