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India Vs Bangladesh: Pant and Iyer Shine as Bangladesh Trail by 80 Runs on Day 2

Rishabh Pant scored 93 runs, while Shreyas Iyer Scored 87 runs

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

BANGLADESH: On Day 2 of the ongoing second Test at Mirpur, Bangladesh bowled India out for 314 thanks to four-wicket hauls from Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam.

India Vs Bangladesh Day 2 highlights

India took an 87-run lead, thanks to the innings of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who scored 93 and 87 runs, respectively, for their team.

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Najmul Shanto and Zakir Hasan are at the crease as of this game, with Bangladesh’s total at 7/0 at stumps. The hosts are 80 runs behind.

India’s performance would leave them unhappy because they fell short of the 400-run threshold, which appeared achievable at the close of the second session.

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The crucial pairing for India was Pant-Iyer, but sadly neither player was able to hit a century. Iyer scored 87, while Pant scored 93. After Bangladesh chose to bat at Mirpur on Day 1, India dismissed them out for 227 runs.

For India, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin each claimed four wickets, and Jaydev Unadkat, who had not played for the side in 12 years, had taken two. 

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Mominul Haque of Bangladesh performed an outstanding 84-run innings before being removed by Ashwin.

On Friday, December 23, Cheteshwar Pujara became just the eighth Indian hitter to reach 7000 runs in a Test match. 

On Day 2 of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, the right-handed batter completed the feat.

Before the day’s play began, Pujara was only 16 runs away from the mark, and he did so without exerting much effort. 

The other Indian batsmen with 7000+ runs in the Test format include Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, and Sourav Ganguly.

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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