new Delhi. Indian fans would hardly be taking Mehidy Hasan Miraz seriously before the Bangladesh tour. But this 25-year-old all-rounder gave a big blow to Team India in the first ODI series. Now in the Test series (IND vs BAN), this player is ready to take revenge. The Indian team won the first Test by 188 runs. In such a situation, the team is ahead 1-0 in the 2-match series. But the story of the second test has completely changed. Bangladesh has set a target of 145 runs in front of India. At the end of the third day’s play, Team India had lost 4 big wickets for just 45 runs. Batsmen like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill have returned to the pavilion. Off-spinner Mehdi Hasan has taken 3 wickets out of 4. India still has to score 100 runs.
Speaking to broadcaster Sony Sports at the end of the third day’s play, Mehdi Hasan said, “If we are able to take two quick wickets in the morning, the match can go either way.” It is known that the Bangladesh team has never been able to beat India in the test till now. In such a situation, his eyes will be on winning the Test against India for the first time. Before the Test series, a 3-match ODI series was played between the two teams. Mehdi’s performance was excellent here too and he played an important role in helping the team win 2-1.
won the first two matches
Bangladesh had captured the series by winning the first two matches of the ODI series. In the third match, Ishaan Kishan gave India victory by scoring a double century. Mehdi scored the highest 141 runs for the team in the series. During this, he also scored a century. In the second ODI, he remained unbeaten after scoring 100 runs. This off-spinner also took 4 wickets. This shows his brilliant game.
Most wickets in Tests
Talking about the Test series, he has taken the maximum 9 wickets from the team so far. 4 wickets for 112 runs has been the best performance. In the second innings of the second Test, he has so far taken 3 wickets for 12 runs in 8 overs. He stumped Pujara first. He scored 6 runs. Pujara’s wicket is also important because he scored an excellent century in the second innings of the first Test while scoring 90 runs in the first innings. Miraj also stumped Gill. He also scored the first century of his career in the first test. He scored 7 runs. Kohli became the third victim of Mehdi. He could score only one run.
has taken more than 140 wickets
If you look at the Test record of off-spinner Mehdi Hasan, it is fantastic. He is close to 150 wickets. Before this match, he had taken 140 wickets in 36 Tests at an average of 34. 7 wickets for 58 runs is the best performance. Has taken 5 wickets 8 times and 10 wickets 2 times. This all-rounder has also scored 1127 runs at an average of 19. Has scored a century and 3 half-centuries. Has played an excellent inning of 103 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 24, 2022, 17:30 IST