India beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the Test series
R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer lead the team to victory
new Delhi. The Indian team survived being the victim of its biggest upset so far in Bangladesh. The host team, which is considered a lion at home, had finished the game of Team India in the second test, but the veteran who always stood in trouble, did his job well this time too. After India lost 7 wickets for 74 runs on the fourth day of the Mirpur Test, he returned only after taking the team to victory.
Mirpur Test got recorded in the pages of history because the way the hosts turned the match against India on the third and fourth day of the match was amazing. After stacking Bangladesh for 231 runs in the second innings, Team India had a target of 145 runs. This easy-looking target was made more difficult by the bowlers of the host team.
On the third day, Bangladesh took 4 big wickets in the form of captain KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli. At the start of the fourth day’s play, after 3 consecutive setbacks, the score was 7 for 74. Here R Ashwin along with Shreyas Iyer made a matchless partnership to lead the team to victory.
First Australia and now Bangladesh’s work spoiled
For the Indian team, R Ashwin has turned many matches not only as a bowler but also as a batsman. Against Bangladesh, he returned after playing an unbeaten 42 off 62 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. This innings won the team and saved it from the stigma of defeat. By the way, this is not the first time, earlier during the Sydney Test on Australia tour in 2021, he faced 128 balls and scored an innings of 39 runs to draw the match. In this match, Ashwin took 4 wickets in the first innings and 2 wickets in the second innings.
Saved the match by batting for 190 minutes
In Sydney, Ashwin spent 190 minutes at the crease against Australia. The Indian team was in trouble and they fought hard at one end and got the match drawn. Hanuma Vihari was injured, he had taken injections to relieve the pain and it was difficult to run. Ashwin saved the match with him by sharing an unbroken 62-run partnership off 258 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 25, 2022, 12:35 IST