BAN vs IND
Dhaka Test: India secure 87-run 1st innings lead after day two
India secured an 87-run lead in the first innings of the Dhaka Test on Friday. They were bundled out for 314 in reply to Bangladesh's 227. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer led the way for India with spectacular individual efforts, accumulating 93 and 87 runs, respectively. Rishabh is lucky to be there as Nurul Hasan Sohan failed to capitalise on an easy stumping opportunity off Shakib Al Hasan's delivery. The batter was well out of the crease but Nurul was not able to break the stumps in time. Read: Dhaka Test: Taijul draws first blood on day two against India Shreyas was also very close to being dismissed a few times, but he managed to escape with a score of 87. Unfortunately, Mehidy Hasan Miraz dropped a catch at the gully despite his best efforts. India, however, lost their last six wickets for 61 runs. Bangladesh had a successful first session when they took three wickets, thanks to Taijul's impeccable bowling. Read: Siddons blames Bangladesh's batting collapse in Dhaka Test on mental lapses After the lunch break, Taijul took another wicket. Shakib bagged four wickets, proving his bowling prowess in Test once again.
Bangladesh bowl first vs India, Zakir Hasan gets Test cap
Bangladesh lost the toss and were asked to bowl first in Chattogram in the first Test of a two-match series against India. Looking to continue their success demonstrated in the ODI series, Bangladesh now face India in a series of Tests. In this Test, Zakir Hasan, the accomplished left-handed wicketkeeper batter, was awarded the Test cap. He has shown great form in the longer version of cricket in recent years at the domestic circuit. Also read: Four Bangladeshi Cricketers to Compete in IPL 2023 Auction Bangladesh made the bold decision to drop Mominul Haque, as the talented left-hander has been enduring a prolonged slump in performance. This was the first time he was excluded from a Test match in Chattogram since his debut in 2013. The hosts fielded three genuine bowlers — Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed and Taijul Islam — along with allrounders Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. India are missing their captain Rohit Sharma who sustained a finger injury in the ODI series. In his absence, Lokesh Rahul is leading them in this Test. Also read; Shakib could miss first Test against India Bangladesh (Playing XI): Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Lokesh Rahul(c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
BAN vs IND: Ishan Kishan registers remarkable double-century
Ishan Kishan, the left-handed Indian batter, achieved a historic milestone today in Chattogram by registering his first-ever century in an ODI match against Bangladesh and converting it to an impressive double-century. His record-breaking feat put India firmly in control of the third game of the three-match ODI series. Ishan was called upon to take the place of Rohit Sharma in the playing XI for this match, following Sharma's injury in the previous match in Dhaka, which ultimately ruled him out of the series. The 24-year-old Ishan opened the innings with Shikhar Dhawan. However, the latter fell to Mehidy Hasan Miraz soon after Bangladesh successfully reviewed an umpiring decision in their favor. Read more: Bangladesh win toss, opt to bowl first in 3rd ODI vs India In response to the early loss of Dhawan, Ishan and Indian batting legend Virat Kohli then combined to engineer a record-breaking partnership of 290 runs for the second wicket - the second-highest partnership in ODIs in Bangladesh after the 292-run stand of Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal. The 290-run partnership of Ishan and Virat surpassed the 282-run stand between Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in Kimberley in 2017 to become the highest ODI partnershipagainst Bangladesh. After the early dismissal of Shikhar, Ishan went on a rampage, posting a memorable 210 runs of 131 balls, which included 24 fours and 10 sixes. His performance was highlighted by a fifty off 49 balls and a century off 85 balls (14 fours, 2 sixes). Following Ishan's dismissal, Virat also brought up a memorable century of his own, his 44th in ODIs, with India racking up 339 for three after 40 overs, with Virat unbeaten at 112 off 89 balls.
Bangladesh win toss, opt to bowl first in 3rd ODI vs India
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first in the third ODI of the three-match series against India, today (December 10, 2022) in Chattogram.Tigers made two changes to their playing XI, with Taskin Ahmed and Yasir Ali taking the places of Nasum Ahmed and Najmul Hossain Shanto. India also made two changes to their playing XI, bringing in Ishan Kishan and Kuldeep Sen to replace the injured Rohit Sharma and Deepak Chahar. Bangladesh won the first two matches of the series, which took place in Dhaka. Mehidy Hasan Miraz starred in both matches, batting brilliantly to guide Bangladesh to their second series victory over India in the format. Read more: Tigers aim for a clean sweep over India While Bangladesh are gunning for a rare clean sweep over India, the visitors are hoping to salvage a victory ahead of the Test series starting from December 14 at the same venue. Bangladesh (Playing XI) in the BAN vs IND 3rd ODI Anamul Haque, Litton Das(c), Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed India (Playing XI) in the BAN vs IND 3rd ODI Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik. Read More: Career, Performance of Miraz: An Emerging Star of Bangladeshi Cricket
2nd ODI: Bangladesh struggle against dominant Indian bowlers
Bangladesh are suffering a batting collapse, losing 6 wickets for just 69 runs, in 18 overs while batting first in the second ODI against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday (December 07, 2022). Mohammad Siraj bagged two wickets, while Umran Malik took one and Washington Sundar got the crucial breakthrough by removing Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Afif Hossain who scored a duck. Anamul Haque Bijoy was the first one to fall, as he was trapped LBW by Mohammad Siraj after facing a series of fuller deliveries, hitting two boundaries and scoring 11 off 9 balls. Read: Bangladesh win toss, batting first in 2nd ODI vs India Mohammad Siraj scalped the wicket of Bangladesh captain Liton Das with a well-executed good length inswinger, smashing his middle stumps. Liton made 7 runs off 23 balls, failing to get into a rhythm in the middle. Umran Malik sent Bangladesh into further turmoil as he removed Najmul Hossain Shanto with a 151 kmph fast delivery. Shanto might have anticipated a short delivery, yet it was not to be as he went for a drive to the cover unsuccessfully, losing his off-stump in the process. Bangladesh had come into the second match of the series looking to win it and take the lead, after narrowly winning the first game against India on December 06, 2022 by one wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. However, this batting collapse might bring a result that the Bangladeshi fans at Mirpur are not expecting at all. Read: BAN vs IND: Tigers eye second consecutive win
India fined for slow over-rate in 1st ODI vs Bangladesh
Despite the bitter taste of defeat in the first match still lingering, the Indian team was penalised 80 percent of their match fee due to maintaining a slow over-rate in the initial ODI versus Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday. The ICC revealed the development on Monday afternoon. Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the fine after India were ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration. Read: BAN vs IND: Tigers not letting first win go to their head In spite of being ahead in the match for the bulk of Bangladesh's innings, India eventually succumbed to defeat by one wicket. The visitors batted first after losing the toss, and were restricted to only 186 runs due to the superior bowling performances of Shakib Al Hasan and Ebadot Hossain. While Shakib scalped five wickets in the match, Ebadot registered his maiden four-wicket haul. In reply, Mehidy spearheaded Bangladesh to an extraordinary victory. Needing 51 runs for victory with only a solitary wicket remaining, the home side displayed immense courage in the face of adversity to pull off a remarkable win, largely due to the heroic batting efforts of Mehidy. Read: Is Mehidy Hasan Miraz best Bangladeshi all-rounder in 2022? Although Mohammed Siraj picked up three wickets for India, his hard work ultimately went unrewarded. The second and third ODIs of the series will take place on December 7th and 10th in Dhaka and Chattogram, respectively.
BAN vs IND: Tigers not letting first win go to their head
Right-arm pacer Ebadot Hossain stated that his team's remarkable one-wicket victory in the first of the three-match ODI series against India is not going to their head. The teams will face off again in the second ODI on December 7 at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. When the ninth wicket fell, Bangladesh were still needing a daunting 51 runs for victory. Yet, through sheer determination and skill, Mehidy Hasan Miraz steered Bangladesh to an unlikely victory over India, utterly defying the odds before the final run was scored. Mustafizur Rahman joined Mehidy in the last wicket partnership that the Mirpur crowd will cherish for years to come. “We are pleased to have gotten off to a good start in this series," Ebadot commented on Monday while addressing the media. "However, we cannot forget that the series is not over yet. We still have more matches to play and everyone is determined to do their best and achieve a favorable result.” Read: Is Mehidy Hasan Miraz best Bangladeshi all-rounder in 2022? It was only the second ODI for the right-handed pacer, but he made the most of the opportunity and had a great game in the middle, taking four wickets for just 47 runs – his best performance yet in his short career.
Had only winning in mind: Mehidy
After shepherding Bangladesh to a thrilling victory against India from a seemingly lost position, Mehidy Hasan Miraz revealed he had only one thing on his mind, to win the game for his team, even as last man Mustafizur Rahman joined him in the middle with 50 runs still required to win. Bangladesh produced a lacklustre batting display while in pursuit of 187 runs. Najmul Hossain Shanto was dismissed off the first ball, prodding at a delivery outside the off stump to first slip. The hosts adopted an ultra-slow approach against India's quality bowling attack, and it all seemed to have gone horribly wrong when the side lost five wickets in a span of 27 balls scoring just eight runs. Read: Mehidy, Fizz carry Bangladesh to nailbiting win over India Ultimately Bangladesh managed to clinch the win thanks to Mehidy’s extraordinary effort with the bat, and his maturity in guiding Mustafizur through the unbroken, matchwinning last-wicket partnership. “It may sound crazy, but I'm telling the truth when I say that I had the belief we could do it,” Mehidy declared in the post-match press conference. “I was addressing my partners and told them we didn't have to lose hope even after losing quick wickets.” After Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed for 18 off 45 balls, Mehidy Hasan came to bat at number eight and had an immense responsibility to steer the Tigers back on track. Unfortunately, Afif Hossain failed to accompany him in the pursuit. After Afif, Ebadot Hossain and Hasan Mahmud failed to provide adequate support to Mehidy in the middle. However, Mustafizur Rahman proved to be a sturdy ally, standing out strongly for Bangladesh. Read: Tamim, Taskin ruled out of India ODIs “When Mustafizur arrived in the middle, he told me he wouldn't get dismissed and that he would take any ball that came his way and take it on his body,” Mehidy said, commending his partner's courage. “It really inspired me.” Bangladesh have endured a number of crushing defeats to India in recent years, with heartbreaks including failing to score two runs off three balls in the 2016 T20 World Cup, unsuccessfully defending 12 runs off the last over of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final, and losing in the last T20 World Cup by just five runs earlier this year. However, Bangladesh were finally able to turn the tides in their favour on this occasion. Mehdiy was determined to end their streak of close defeats against India. “This is a start,” he declared. “We have been too close for too long. We need to play differently from now on.”
Cautious Bangladesh go slow in pursuit of 187 vs India
In pursuit of a target of 187, Bangladesh are off to a slow start against India on a tricky surface at the Mirpur Stadium on Sunday. Bangladesh lost four wickets inside 95 runs with Liton Das scoring the highest of 41 off 63 balls. Najmul Hossain Shanto was dismissed off the first ball of their innings, prodding a Dipak Chahar delivery towards the first slip. Read: Bangladesh wrap up India under 200 as Shakib picks up five Liton and Anamaul Haque Bijoy managed to steady the ship with a 26-run partnership before Anamul had a close call when the umpire overturned a lbw call after the third umpire determined the ball was missing the leg-stump. However, Anamul could not make the most of his chances, eventually getting out for 14 off 29 balls. Shakib Al Hasan was the second wicket to fall prey to Washington Sundar after scoring 29 runs. Read: Bangladesh vs India ODI: Shakib strikes twice, Rohit and Virat out within 3 balls In the fifth wicket, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim were guiding the Tigers towards a victory over India. Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan produced a remarkable performance with the ball as he scalped five wickets for 36 runs - the best bowling figures for a left-arm spinner in ODIs against India. It was also his fourth five-wicket haul in ODIs. In response, India's Lokesh Rahul hit the highest score of 73 runs, after India had lost the toss and were put to bat first.
Unofficial Test: Zakir, Shanto hit fifties as Bangladesh A fight back against India A
Bangladesh A staged a fight back against their Indian counterparts in Cox's Bazar in the first unofficial Test. At the end of day three, Bangladesh are trailing by 181 runs in their second innings. Zakir Hasan and Najmul Hossian Shanto hit a fifty for Bangladesh in reply to India's first innings total of 465 for five. Bangladesh scored 112 in their first innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Abhimanyu Easwaran hit a century each for India in reply to that below-par score. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam scalped three, and Khaled Ahmed bagged two wickets for Bangladesh. Read: Unofficial Test: India A in the driving seat against Bangladesh A After securing a lead of 353, India declared their first innings. The second and last unofficial Test of this series will take place in Sylhet on December 6.