India gained an overall lead of 123 over Bangladesh in the first Test at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Tuesday.
At close of play on the third day, India scored 122 for one in its second innings after restricting the Bangladesh first innings to 242.
Skipper Virender Sehwag was dismissed for 45, but India can hope to build a substantial lead here on the morrow. Earlier, a 108-run seventh-wicket partnership between Mahmudullah (69) and Mushfiqur Rahim (44) helped Bangladesh revive itself from a precarious 98 for six.
India – 1st innings: 243.
Bangladesh – 1st innings: Tamim Iqbal b Zaheer 31 (45b, 6x4), Imrul Kayes lbw b Zaheer 23 (46b, 5x4), Shahriar Nafees c Laxman b Ishant 4 (3b, 1x4), Md. Ashraful c Dravid b Ishant 2 (17b), Raqibul Hasan c Karthik b Sreesanth 17 (39b, 2x4), Shakib Al Hasan c Sehwag b Zaheer 17 (20b, 4x4), Mushfiqur Rahim c Sehwag b Mishra 44 (104b, 6x4), Mahmudullah c Karthik b Sreesanth 69 (108b, 11x4), Shahadat Hossain c Yuvraj b Mishra 11 (14b), Shafiul Islam c Yuvraj b Mishra 6 (8b, 1x6), Rubel Hossain (not out) 0 (0b). Extras (b-4, lb-1, w-1, nb-12): 18.
Total (all out in 65.2 overs): 242.
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Imrul), 2-58 (Shahriar), 3-58 (Tamim), 4-68 (Ashraful), 5-89 (Shakib), 6-98 (Raqibul), 7-206 (Mushfiqur), 8-228 (Shahadat), 9-235 (Mahmudullah), 10-242 (Shafiul).
India bowling: Zaheer 20-3-54-3, Sreesanth 11-1-55-2, Ishant 13-3-47-2, Mishra 16.2-2-66-3, Yuvraj 5-1-15-0.
India – 2nd innings: Gautam Gambhir (batting) 47 (56b, 4x4), Virender Sehwag c Raqibul b Shakib 45 (58b, 4x4, 1x6), Amit Mishra (batting) 24 (21b, 5x4). Extras (lb-5, nb-1): 6. Total (for one wkt., in 22.2 overs): 122.
Fall of wickets: 1-90 (Sehwag).
Bangladesh bowling: Shafiul 6-0-35-0, Shahadat 5-0-13-0, Rubel 2-0-20-0, Shakib 6.2-0-28-1, Mahmudullah 2-0-12-0, Ashraful 1-0-9-0.