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IND vs BAN 1st Test: Kuldeep Yadav, M Siraj put India in command on Day 2

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IND vs BAN 1st Test Day 2: From 278 for 6, India went on to notch 404 runs on the board at the end of the first innings. Bangladesh managed to get Shreyas Iyer out early but Ravichandran Ashwin (58 of 113) and Kuldeep Yadav (40 of 114) produced valuable knocks with the ball to guide the team to a mammoth score on a pitch that wasn’t ideal to bat on.

Bangladesh needed a good start to get close to the total but M Siraj was in no mood to spare them. He had Shanto (0) caught behind on the very first ball he faced. Yasir Ali then got a bottom edge off Umesh Yadav to leave Bangladesh in trouble at 5 for 2 inside the first four overs.

Litton Das, who has been in sublime form, tried to counter-attack and did manage to score three consecutive boundaries but eventually fell to M Siraj, following a tussle with him. Siraj continued his fireworks he sent back Zakhir Hasan, who fought hard for his 20 off 45 balls. At this stage, Bangladesh had lost four wickets for 56 runs on the board and needed a partnership to revive the innings.

Kuldeep Yadav bags 4/33 on Day 2

However, the introduction of Kuldeep Yadav made things worse for the hosts. On just the second ball of his first spell, he had Shakib Al Hasan caught at slips. Shubman Gill then took a blinder at short leg to send Nurul Hassan (16 off 22) back to the hut.

Kuldeep Yadav then trapped Mushfiqur Rahim (28) to take his third for the day. Kuldeep Yadav, though, wasn’t done yet. He then castled Taijul Islam to complete four and help India finish in the commanding position.

At stumps on Day 2, Bangladesh is tottering at 133 for 8. Mehidy Hasan Miraz is currently at the crease unbeaten on 16 off 35 balls.

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Pratik Pathak
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