Ind Vs Ban 1st Test Day 3 LIVE SCORE: Kuldeep’s ‘claw’, Bangladesh’s first innings limited to 150 runs


New Delhi. The Indian cricket team has tightened its grip against Bangladesh in the Chittagong Test match. Today is the third day of the first Test match of the 2-match series. Host Bangladesh is in danger of follow-on. By the end of the second day’s play, Bangladesh had scored 133 runs for 8 wickets in their first innings. India had scored 404 runs in their first innings. On the second day, Indian bowlers, especially chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Mohammad Siraj, were in the limelight. The third day’s play has started.

Bangladesh’s team is still 271 runs behind India’s first innings score of 404 runs. Earlier, with an 87-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Ravichandran Ashwin (58) and Kuldeep (40), India was able to score above 400 runs. Kuldeep played the best innings of his Test career.

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Cheteshwar Pujara (90) was the top scorer for India while Shreyas Iyer also scored an inning of 86 runs. Bad start for Bangladesh. Siraj got left-handed batsman Nazmul Hasan Shanto (00) caught by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on the very first ball of the innings. Umesh Yadav, who was leading the team’s fast bowling attack in the absence of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, then bowled Yasir Ali (04) to reduce Bangladesh’s score to five for two in the fourth over.

Liton Das (24) played some attractive shots and along with opener Zakir Hasan (20) did not allow Bangladesh to suffer further setbacks till the tea break. In the fourth over after the break, Siraj’s low ball was played by Liton on the wickets, while this fast bowler got Zakir caught by Pant and Bangladesh scored 56 runs for four wickets. Captain Shakib Al Hasan (03) struggled during his 25-ball innings and Kuldeep, playing his first Test in nearly 20 months, caught Kohli in the slips on the very second ball.

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