Pant and Iyer batting against Bangladesh in Dhaka in the second test. (ICC)
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test highlights, Day 2: Bangladesh were seven for no loss in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the second and final Test against India in Dhaka
Bangladesh still trails India by 80 runs. Earlier, India rode on Rishabh Pant’s (93 of 104) and Shreyas Iyer’s (87 of 105) impressive knocks to score 314 all out in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh’s 227. Taijul Islam (4/74) and skipper Shakib Al Hasan (4/79) shared eight wickets between them for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: 227 & 7 for no loss in 6 overs (Najmul Hossain Shanto 5 batting, Zakir Hasan 2 batting).
India 1st Innings: 314 all out in 86.3 overs (Rishabh Pant 93, Shreyas Iyer 87; Taijul Islam 4/74, Shakib Al Hasan 4/79).
Match EndedIndia tour of Bangladesh, 2022 – 2nd Test
227 (73.5) & 231 (70.2)
314 (86.3) & 145/7 (47.0)
Match Ended ( Day 4 – 2nd Test )
India beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets
IND vs BAN 2nd Test Day 2 highlights: Catch all the highlights between India vs Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Why dropping Kuldeep Yadav is insensible, insensitive, and lacks vision
Kuldeep Yadav after taking a five wicket haul against Bangladesh in Chattogram. (AP)
Spin, flight, turn, bounce, as well as accuracy – all the qualities one associates with a top-class spinner were on display when Kuldeep Yadav made his comeback to Test cricket in Chattogram last week. So what do Indian team management do? Drop him for the second Test in a decision that has had Sunil Gavaskar almost reaching out for a cuss word.
It’s not a decision that’s likely to affect the Test match result probably, but the issue here was how a bowler who desperately needs confidence and backing has been dumped yet again. Wrist-spinners generally need a sympathetic captain. More so Kuldeep. This is a bowler who broke down on the field after being hit for a few sixes in an IPL game. The decision in Dhaka would feel like a kick to the guts.
Kuldeep’s plight shows the state in which the game is in India. For all the solid bench strength touted time and again, with some saying that India can field two simultaneous teams of high quality, the ICC trophy cabinet is vacant for a decade as the resources at hand are not utlilised in optimum fashion. (READ MORE)
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First published on: 23-12-2022 at 08:00 IST