Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane added 69 runs for the fourth wicket as India reached 188-3 (54 overs) at lunch on the second day of the first test against Bangladesh on Friday.
At the break, Agarwal was close to his third test 100 and batting on 91 runs. Rahane was unbeaten on 35 runs.
India took a 38-run lead as Bangladesh managed only 150 runs in its first innings on Thursday.
Starting from overnight 86-1, India was in some trouble early as it lost two wickets in quick succession.
After crossing 100 in the 30th over, medium pacer Abu Jayed (3-58) removed Cheteshwar Pujara (54) and star batsman Virat Kohli in the space of two overs.
Pujara started the session in a hurry as he reached 50 off 68 balls. He was then caught at wide fourth slip off Jayed in the 30th over.
The big moment came an over later as Kohli was out lbw for a two-ball duck. The umpire had first refused to give the decision but Bangladesh opted for DRS review and was successful.
Rahane then rescued the innings with Agarwal and put on 50 off 86 balls for the third wicket. In doing so, he crossed the 4000-run mark in test cricket.
Agarwal had earlier reached 50 off 98 balls, and then opened up to play a few more shots, including a six.
The duo was going well when there was another big moment pre-lunch. In the 47th over, Agarwal survived an lbw shout via DRS off Mehidy Hasan.
The off spinner was initially successful in his appeal, but on review from the batsman, the ball seemed to be floating over the stumps. The decision was reversed.
On day one, Indian pacers shared seven wickets as Bangladesh failed to take advantage of batting first.
Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
George was playing for the first time since signing as a free agent with the Clippers because he’d been recovering from shoulder surgery last spring. He did not appear rusty, scoring 33 points in 24 minutes, only to be done in by late turnovers at the hands of Holiday, who finished with six steals, including one on Lou Williams’ attempted bounce pass in the final seconds to seal the victory.
Derrick Favors had 20 points and a career-best 20 rebounds in the first 20-20 game of his 10-year career. Frank Jackson added 23 points in a reserve role.
The Clippers played without Kawhi Leonard, who was being rested for the third time this season to ease stress on his sore knee after playing a night earlier in a loss at Houston. But the Pelicans were hardly sympathetic with starters Brandon Ingram (right knee) and Lonzo Ball (groin) sidelined, as well.
J.J. Reddick scored 19 and hit two free throws with 11.4 seconds left to help wrap up just New Orleans’ third victory in 11 games this season.
Williams scored 31 points and Rodney McGruder 20 for the Clippers, who’ve dropped two straight.
HEAT 108, CAVALIERS 97
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Kendrick Nunn scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Miami beat Cleveland.
Miami led the entire game and was up by 27 points in the third quarter. The Heat (8-3) have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Rookie Tyler Herro, who missed Tuesday's game with an ankle injury, had 16 points, while Jimmy Butler finished with 14 for Miami. The Heat shot 43 of 79 from the field and made 12 of 30 from 3-point range.
Kevin Love had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, while Collin Sexton added 15 points.
KNICKS 106, MAVERICKS 103
NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Morris made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.2 seconds remaining to delight a Madison Square Garden crowd that booed Kristaps Porzingis all night, and New York beat Dallas.
Morris also knocked away the Mavericks’ inbounds pass with under a second left, sending the Knicks to just their third victory in 12 games this season.
Porzingis finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in New York as a visitor. Luka Doncic had 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in his fifth triple-double of the season.
Porzingis was the No. 4 pick in the 2015 draft who developed first into a fan favorite and then an All-Star. But he soured on the Knicks, and the fans have clearly soured on him.
Morris scored 20 points and Julius Randle had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks.
BUCKS 124, BULLS 115
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists and Milwaukee withstood another historic effort by Chicago rookie Coby White.
White shot 5 of 8 from 3-point range in the first half, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to hit five 3-pointers in consecutive games. The 19-year-old seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft set an NBA rookie record Tuesday night, making seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter of a 120-102 victory over the New York Knicks. White finished Thursday with a team-high 26 points, including six 3s.
Antetokounmpo had at least 30-plus points for the seventh game this season for the Bucks, who played without Khris Middleton. The All-Star forward is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a thigh bruise.
Donte DiVincenzo, who made his first career start in place of Middleton, had four points and four rebounds.
Zach LaVine added 25 points and seven assists before fouling out for the Bulls.
SUNS 128, HAWKS 112
PHOENIX (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a season-high 30 points, Devin Booker added 27 and Phoenix beat Atlanta.
Phoenix (7-4) is off to its best start through 11 games since 2009, when they started 9-2.
Dario Saric added 23 points after shooting 9 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Atlanta (4-7) was led by Jabari Parker, who scored 24 points. Trae Young had 21 points and 13 assists two nights after a 42-point, 11-assist performance in a win over Denver.
NUGGETS 101, NETS 93
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Mason Plumlee provided a boost off the bench as Denver wore down Brooklyn.
The Nets were playing their fourth road game in seven nights. They shot 23% in the second half.
Paul Millsap added 18 points for a Nuggets team that’s proving adept at rallying late.
Kyrie Irving had 17 points and nine assists despite a sore right shoulder. Irving was questionable earlier in the day but got treatment and was ready to go by game time.
DeAndre Jordan had an interesting stat line — 11 rebounds and no points. Jarrett Allen added 17 points and 10 boards as the Nets dropped to 1-3 on their five-game trip.
Indian captain Virat Kohli endured a rare fate in Tests as he was removed by Abu Jayed Rahi for a duck in the first session of Indore Test.
However, India are continuing on high as they surpassed Bangladesh’s first innings total and secured a 38-run lead till the lunch of day-1 of the first Test of two-match series against Bangladesh.
At day-2 lunch, India were batting at 188 for three in 54 overs, with MayankAgarwal and AnikyaRahane were batting on 91 and 35 respectively.
All three wickets that India have lost in this game so far were taken by Abu Jayed. The right-arm pacer has been doing well in the match. Bangladesh are missing a third-seamer in their first World Test Championship match.
India ended day-1 on 86 for 1. They resumed carefully, but still, lost two wickets in the first session of day-2.
Before Virat’s dismissal, Abu Jayed removed Cheteshwar Pujara who was looking to get dangerous at 54 off 72 with nine fours. Saif Hassan, the substitute fielder, took an easy catch to remove Pujara.
Earlier, Bangladesh were wrapped up only for 150/10 in 58.3 overs. They were hammered by one of the best pace-attacks of the world right now- Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami and UmeshYadav.
While Shami bagged three wickets conceding only 27 runs, Ishant and Umesh scalped two wickets each, and RavichandranAshwin hunted two wickets as well.
Before heading to this Test, Bangladesh lost the three-match T20Is series to the hosts 2-1. Despite winning the first game, they failed to replicate the same performance in the last two matches, and thus they cost the series.
Oman beat Bangladesh by 4-1 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 of the joint qualification round for at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman on Thursday.
Midfielders Mohsin Al Khaldi, Rabia Al Mandhar and Arshad Al Alaw and defender Amran Al Hidi scored one goal each for hosts Oman while midfielder Biplo Ahamed scored one for Bangladesh.
In the day’s other match, Afghanistan played 1-1 draw with India at Republican Central Stadium in Tajik Capital Dushanbe.
Despite winning the match, Oman remained in the 2nd slot with 9 points from 4 matches while Asian champions Qatar sit in pole opposition in the group with 10 points from 4 matches, Afghanistan are 3rd with 4 points from 4 matches, India are 4th with 3 points from 4 matches and Bangladesh are bottom with a solitary point from their 4 matches.
Bangladesh gave tough fight against their mighty opponents and hosts Oman from the very beginning of the match.
Oman, ranked nearly 100 sports higher in the FIFA rankings, tried to put pressure on Bangladesh with their attacking football but Bangladeshi defenders resisted all of their efforts and went into the dugout level-pegging after the first half.
In the second half, midfielder Mohsin Al Khaldi finally broke the deadlock scored with his left-footed shot from the edge of the box in the 48th minute (1-0).
In a span of ten minutes, Bangladesh conceded two more goals as midfielders Rabia Al Mandhar and substitute midfielder Arshad Al Alaw netted twice to widen the margin for the hosts in the 68th and 78th minutes (3-0).
Bangladesh scored their lone consolation goal when midfielder Biplo Ahamed sent the ball home with a clinical finish from inside the box in the 81st minute (3-1).
But defender Amran Al Hidi netted the hosts’ 4th goal in stoppage time (91st minute) to seal a comfortable victory for Oman (4-1), and hand Bangladesh their biggest defeat of the campaign so far.
The match saw Rayhan Hasan of Bangladesh getting a yellow card.
Bangladesh are in Group E of the qualification round with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and India.
Bangladesh team started their campaign in FIFA and AFC meet with a 0-1 defeat against Afghanistan in the 1st match in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on September 10, conceded a 0-2 goals defeat against Asian champions Qatar in the 2nd match in Dhaka on October 10 and played to a 1-1 draw against India in their 3rd match in Kolkata on October 15.
In the remaining group matches, Bangladesh will play Afghanistan on March 26 next year in Bangladesh, Qatar on March 31 in Qatar, India on June 4 in Bangladesh and Oman on June 9 in Bangladesh.
Oman: Ali Al Habsi, Abdulaziz Al Gheilani, Amran Al Hidi, Mohammed Al Musalammi, Ali Al Busaidi, Zahir Al Aghbari (Arshad Al Alawi-57th), Ahmed Mubarak, Mohsin Al Khaldi, Rabia Al Mandhar, Said Salim Al Razaiqi (Harib jamil Al saadi-64th), Mohsin Al Ghassani.
Bangladesh: Ashraful Islam Rana, Md Rahmat Mia, Yeasin Khan, Riyadul Hasan Rafi, Rayhan Hasan, Jamal Bhuyan, Biplo Ahamed, Nabib Newaz Ziban (Rabiul Hasan-90th), Sohel Rana, Mohammad Ibrahim, Saad Uddin.
Additional IGP Sheikh Mohammad Maruf Hasan, also an official of Bangladesh Police Football Club, has been elected as new general secretary of the Bangladesh Football Club Association (BFCA).
The BFCA members raised their hands to support Maruf Hasan as general secretary after BFCA president Tarafder Md Ruhul Amin proposed his name at a meeting at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Thursday.
Sheikh Maruf Hasan replaced former General Secretary and the President of Arambagh Krira Sangha AKM Mominul Haque Saeed, who is one of the key accused for the casino scandal and now staying abroad to escape arrest.
The BFCA members also elected Badal Roy as the first senior vice-president and Mohiuddin Ahmed Mahi as the second senior vice-president.