Riding on opener Tamim Iqbal’s stirring hundred, Bangladesh scored 228 for three in its second innings against India on the third day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium here on Tuesday.
Tamim’s second ton - 151 (184b, 13x4, 3x6), the fastest by a Bangladeshi at 101 deliveries, and his second-wicket partnership worth 200 runs with fellow-southpaw Junaid Siddiqui (55, 143b, 5x4), helped Bangladesh whittle down the overall deficit to 83 runs.
Earlier India declared at 544 for eight at lunch. Skipper M.S. Dhoni’s 89 guided the innings as he along with the tail, stretched India’s first innings lead over Bangladesh by 311 runs. Dhoni was out stumped to part-timer Raqibul Hasan at the stroke of lunch.
Bangladesh – Ist innings: 233
India – 1st innings: G. Gambhir c Mushfiqur b Shafiul 68 (83b, 9x4), V. Sehwag c Mushfiqur b Shahadat 56 (63b, 8x4), R. Dravid (retd. hurt) 111, (188b, 12x4), S. Tendulkar c Kayes b Shakib 143 (182b, 13x4, 1x6), M. Vijay c Mahmudullah b Shakib 30 (49b, 3x4), M.S. Dhoni st Mushfiqur b Raqibul 89 (167b, 9x4, 2x6), Harbhajan c Mushfiqur b Shafiul 13 (23b, 2x4), Zaheer c Shahadat b Shafiul 0 (10b), Ishant c Mushfiqur b Ashraful 13 (53b, 3x4), P. Ojha (batting) 1 (11b). Extras (b-3, lb-6, w-1, nb-10): 20. Total (for eight wickets decl., in 133 overs): 544.
Fall of wickets: 1-103 (Sehwag), 2-146 (Gambhir), 3-421 (Tendulkar), 4-436 (Vijay), 5-459 (Harbhajan), 6-467 (Zaheer), 7-518 (Ishant), 8-544 (Dhoni).
Bangladesh bowling: Shafiul 23-1-86-3, Shahadat 22-2-91-1, Rubel 28-1-115-0, Shakib 34-3-118-2, Ashraful 9-0-38-1, Mahmudullah 15-0-78-0, Siddique 1-0-9-0, Raqibul 1-1-0-1.
Bangladesh – 2nd innings: Tamim c Dhoni b Zaheer 151 (184b, 13x4, 3x6), I. Kayes c (sub) Karthik b Zaheer 5 (15b, 1x4), J. Siddiqui c Dhoni b Zaheer 55 (143b, 5x4), Shahadat (batting) 2 (13b), M. Ashraful (batting) 2 (5b). Extras (b-7, lb-4, w-2): 13. Total (for three wickets in 60 overs): 228.
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Kayes), 2-219 (Siddiqui), 3-222 (Tamim).
India bowling: Zaheer 14-1-63-3, Ishant 11-2-38-0, Harbhajan 17-3-59-0, Ojha 11-1-46-0, Sehwag 7-2-11-0.