India and Bangladesh fought for supremacy on the 1st day of the two match test series. The two match series began on Wednesday at Chattorgram with the Indian team needing a win to stay alive in contention for a place in the WTC final.
Rohit Sharma the regular test skipper was already ruled out of the 1st game due to an injury he suffered during the 2nd ODI. KL Rahul took over the captaincy of the side as India won the toss and chose to bat first to make use of the early helpful conditions.
Close call for Shreyas Iyer –
Bangladesh had taken the 2nd new ball once it was available in the 80 the over. Ebadot Hossain was the bowling the 84th over to Shreyas Iyer. The over had seen one bail being replaced after the previous one was seen misbehaving
The Bangladeshi bowler ran in to bowl and got one to stay low as the ball hit the stumps. Iyer looked back but much to everyone’s amazement the bails hadn’t fallen off. The bowler and the Bangladeshi fielders could only laugh at the strange turn of events they had seen, giving Iyer another crack at the crease.
Pujara falls for 90 after a long vigil with Iyer –
Shreyas Iyer came into bat with the score reading 112 for 4 with Pant having fallen for 46 off 45 balls. Iyer and Pujara then ground out in the Pre-Tea session as India was crawling along slowly.
The duo then made most of the fortune they had gotten along the way thanks to some sloppy fielding by the Bangladeshi fielders. Just when it seemed Pujara was set for a century he was done in a shooter by Taijul Islam as he was bowled out for 90, ending the 149 run stand.
Pant’s counter attack nipped in the bud –
Rishabh Pant was sent into bat at number 5, at the fall of Virat Kohli’s wicket. The 25 year old made his intentions clear by using his feet. Pant, reached his 50th six in just his 54th innings as he scored 46 runs off 45 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes before falling to Mehidy Hasan in unlucky fashion.
What luck! Incredible Lux Cozi for Shreyas Iyer! The ball kisses the stumps but the bails don't fall. pic.twitter.com/WPfN8nrIAA— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 14, 2022
THE BAIL DOESN'T COME OFF!— SANJAY CHOUDHARY (@SanjayJat3132) December 14, 2022
A lucky escape for Shreyas Iyer.
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