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  • 12:59 PM IST

    Time to get going! Out come the two umpires followed by the Indian players.

  • 12:54 PM IST

    Pitch report – Sunil Gavaskar starts by saying that don’t worry about the pitch and opines that Bangladesh are a very ordinary team with very ordinary application and they will struggle on most pitches regardless of the conditions and the colour of the ball. Deep Dasgupta points the landing area of the bowlers that required some repair work last evening but it’s not required today which indicates that it’s still a good wicket to bat on. The Little Master signs off by repeating that the surface doesn’t matter much and this Test match will end sooner rather than later.

  • 12:53 PM IST

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen on a Sunday afternoon for the last rites in this Test match. Just four wickets separate India from sending Bangladesh home empty hand and going by the way things have gone so far, we should be in for a quick finish. Having said that, Bangladesh fought quite bravely last evening and their first target will be to wipe off the current 89-run deficit and make the home team bat again. Mushfiqur Rahim is the last man standing for them and he will hope for some support from the remaining batsmen. Mahmudullah’s fitness is still unknown and we will have to wait for any update. Stay tuned for more…

  • 12:51 PM IST

    … DAY 3, SESSION 1 …

  • 8:52 PM IST

    Right then, it appears to be a matter of minutes on Sunday. Although as Rahane said in his post-match interview, cricket is a funny game and anything can happen. Keeping that in mind, we would not get too ahead of ourselves. Do join us at 1300 local (0730 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

  • 8:50 PM IST

    Yet another exciting day of Test cricket comes to a close. India inch closer to 2-0 and are just four wickets away from achieving it. Earlier in the day, their skipper notched up a fabulous century and entertained the crowd with his sumptuous shots. Later on, batting got tougher during the twilight period and at one stage they lost wickets in clumps. However, all that happened after they were on safer shores. Post that, Ishant Sharma bowled with a lot of fire and venom and along with Umesh Yadav decimated the Bangladeshi batting yet again. Sharma has now taken 9 wickets in the match and would be eyeing his second 10-wicket haul in Tests on Day 3.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    Ajinkya Rahane is up for an interview. Says that it’s been wonderful and he is glad to be a part of this historic Test match. Adds that once the lights are on, it becomes challenging for the batsmen and feels that the first session is best for batting as there isn’t a lot of lateral movement. Tells that the twilight period has always been challenging and it becomes slightly easier in the third session due to the dew setting in. Mentions that as a batting unit you try to play positive cricket and then cash in later on. States that he is enjoying watching the pacers bowl from gully, both with the red ball and the pink one. On his dropped catches, Rahane replies that he has to take it in a positive way as it happens in cricket and attitude matters a lot after dropping a catch. Feels that they still have to come hard at Bangladesh and not look too far ahead as cricket is a funny game.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    Bangladesh fought bravely in this session but they were already shot on the foot early on with the wickets of Mohammad Mithun and Imrul Kayes. Mushfiqur Rahim has led the charge with a fine knock and his partnership with Mahmudullah would have given some relief and sense of respect to the dressing room. They somewhat recovered from 13/4 but then the injury to Mahmudullah cut short their brief resistance. Still, it was a session full of runs as the touring party scored 145 runs in it at a brisk pace. Had their top order shown some resilience and skill, Bangladesh could have been in a fighting position heading into Day 3.

  • 8:29 PM IST

    32.3 Umesh Yadav to Taijul Islam, out, OUT! The short delivery has finally consumed Taijul Islam. He never looked comfortable against the short pitched deliveries. Yadav sensed that and bangs it in around off. Taijul goes on his toes to fend at it but it takes the shoulder of his bat and flies to gully. Rahane takes a catch and will be relieved. With that it will also be STUMPS ON DAY 2!

  • 8:28 PM IST

    32.2 Umesh Yadav to Taijul Islam, no run, HIT ON THE GLOVES AGAIN! Umesh digs in a short ball around off, Taijul tries to duck but with his eyes closed and gloves in front of his face. It hits him on the gloves and drops in front of Rahane at gully. Lucky escape.

  • 8:28 PM IST

    32.1 Umesh Yadav to Taijul Islam, no run, A touch short in length and outside off, Taijul plays it from the back foot but finds the point fielder.

  • 8:27 PM IST

    Umesh Yadav is brought back into the attack. This in all likelihood will be the last over of the day.

  • 8:26 PM IST

    31.6 Mohammed Shami to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, In the channel outside off, on a good length, Rahim has allowed it to the keeper.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    31.5 Mohammed Shami to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Sliding down the leg side, Rahim tries flicking but misses.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    31.4 Mohammed Shami to Taijul Islam, 1 run, A well-directed bouncer by Shami, it’s around middle and leg. Taijul is hurried up and fends it away hurriedly. The ball runs down to fine leg and they cross.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    31.3 Mohammed Shami to Taijul Islam, no run, Angles in a length ball on off, Taijul forces it through the line but finds the cover fielder.

  • 8:23 PM IST

    31.2 Mohammed Shami to Taijul Islam, no run, Play and a miss! Shami delivers a short ball wide outside off, Taijul throws his bat at it and misses.

  • 8:23 PM IST

    31.1 Mohammed Shami to Taijul Islam, no run, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

  • 8:22 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami is back on.

  • 8:21 PM IST

    30.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Quicker and flatter on off, defended off the back foot.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    30.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, NOT OUT! Rahim has gloved it! Flighted ball landing full around off, the batsman attempts to sweep but fails to middle his shot. As soon as it hits him on the pads, the Indians appeal and umpire Erasmus lifts his finger. Rahim though is very confident and takes the referral. The replays roll in and they show that before hitting the pads, the ball had brushed the gloves. Rahim stays.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    Shout for an lbw! Rahim is hit in front of the wickets and the umpire raises his finger. The former Bangladesh skipper though is confident that he has hit it and the same comes in the replays also after he takes the DRS. Gloved it.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    30.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, FOUR! Well played! Shortish and outside off, Rahim uses the depth of his crease as he hammers it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    30.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to Taijul Islam, 1 run, Shout for an lbw! Not given! A slider around off, skidding down, Taijul lunges to defend but misses. He is hit on the pads and the ball deflects to point as they cross. Now, this is interesting. Marais Erasmus waits to give his signal as he wants to know whether Virat Kohli is going for the referral or not. As soon has the timer stops after 15 seconds, it’s given as a run.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    30.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Taijul Islam, 2 runs, In the air… SAFE! Interesting choice of shot by Taijul. He tries to take on Ashwin. Goes for a big heave across the line but ends up skying it behind the bowler. It falls safely in the deep and the mid off fielder goes to collect the ball.

  • 8:18 PM IST

    30.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Taijul Islam, no run, Full and outside off, driven off the front foot to covers.

  • 8:16 PM IST

    29.6 Ishant Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Slightly short in length and outside off, shaping away off the seam, Rahim sticks back and then shoulders arms.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    29.5 Ishant Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Action replay of the previous delivery. Ishant hurls across a length ball outside off, Rahim leaves. The bowler slips in his followthrough as well. Is the landing area getting too slippery due to dew?

  • 8:15 PM IST

    29.4 Ishant Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Rahim shoulders arms.

  • 8:14 PM IST

    29.3 Ishant Sharma to Taijul Islam, 1 run, Back of a length ball around leg, Islam moves across the stumps and eases it down to fine leg for a run.

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