Hyderabad: Hello and welcome to Live cricket score and live updates from Day 5 of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal. At stumps on Day 4, Bangladesh were 356-run behind the target while the hosts needed seven wickets to register a win.
What to expect on the final day:
A win for India.
Scoring more than 350 runs in India on the final day of Test match is lot more thougher than taking seven wickets.
And India are presented with the easier option. For the uninitiated, just go through any cricket archives and check how India toyed with England in their last match in Chennai.
One thing that can go wrong for India is Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim dropping the anchor once again. The dimunitive batsman has all the shots and art to frustrate any bowling attack.
Yes, there is Shakib Al Hasan too, and so thus Mahmudullah and Mehedi Hasan. Mahmudullah, all of his batting talent, is due a big Test knock.
But again, India has Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – probably the the two most proven spinners who wreck havoc in opposing ranks, at least in India.
And they have 90 overs. It's lot of overs.
So, all-in-all, it's India's match to lose.
By the way, India are looking for yet another win under Virat Kohli.
Day 4 Recap:
A dominant India remained in pursuit of a comprehensive victory after Bangladesh finished the penultimate day at a precarious 103 for three, chasing a mammoth target of 459.
Ajinkya Rahane's sharp one-handed catch off Ravindra Jadeja to dismiss a well-set Soumya Sarkar (42) put India in the driver's seat after the visitors looked comfortable during the post-tea session as they started their second innings.
Ashwin (2/34 in 16 overs), who completed the fastest 250 Test wickets, gave a better account of himself in the second innings by getting the turn and the drift. Being given the new ball helped him get some bounce off the pitch as well.
Seasoned Shakib Al Hasan (21 batting), along with Mahmudullah Riyadh (9 batting) and Mushfiqur Rahim, will need to bring their 'A' game to the fore in order to save the game.
New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of Day 5 action of the India-Bangladesh one-off Test being played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.