Bangladesh had a tough time in the second innings as the Indian bowlers ran riot, skittling them out for a paltry 231 as Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin came together to claim 4 wickets while it was Axar Patel who silenced the hosts with a three-fer.
It was Jaydev Unadkat who managed to claim the big fish of Shakib Al Hasan, removing him for a modest 13 while the Indians started getting involved in heated altercations with the Bangladeshis. Former Indian opener, Sunil Gavaskar was very unhappy with the way how the Bangladesh skipper reacted.
Talking to Sony Sports, Sunil Gavaskar went all guns blazing against Shakib Al Hasan, citing, “’What is Shakib’s age? May be he should get his eyes checked. He is a very good batsman, but twice he has got out in that manner. I don’t mean any disrespect, please don’t misunderstand me. I think it might me an idea. Those were not driveable balls. Those weren’t even slower deliveries, they were proper pacing deliveries.”
India’s spinners were absolutely phenomenal as they made good use of the surface, plundering 5 wickets between them while the pacers pulled off a decent job too, hitting those hard lengths comfortably. Siraj was pretty accurate with his targets as he scalped the big fish of Najmul Hossain Shanto. India will have some catching up to do given the loss of 4 wickets for a paltry 45 with tempers flying between Virat and Shakib. As the temperature starts getting heated more and more, it will be interesting to witness how India proceeds further with the contest. They still have an on song Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer in their hut with Ravichandran Aswhin to follow who can stitch together those crucial 30 odd runs in the end, helping India to reach the hallowed target.