(Cricket news) Bangladesh have been blown away by Kuldeep Yadav’s brilliant spell that his idol Shane Warne would be very proud of. He took four wickets in just six overs and found turn along with bounce on the pitch. After Ashwin-Kuldeep’s partnership helped India push past 400, Siraj got India to a flying start as he took a wicket with his first ball when. Umesh had Yasir’s stump flying as Siraj then accounted for Zakir and Litton to make it 56/4, the pacer delivered with all four wickets.
Then entered Kuldeep Yadav who from the get go was getting the ball to spin as he got Shakib the first ball he faced him, almost had Nurul LBW same over. Eventually he got him too, removed Mushfiqur Rahim and then knocked over Taijul wickets. It looked as if the innings could be over today, but Mehidy Hassan yet again showed his class and Ebadot came out with some nice defence and a few attacking strokes. India are on top and are looking good to enforce follow-on should they have that option. Bangladesh need a miracle to get out from the hole they have dug themselves into in order to stand a fighting chance to win this match
Earlier, R Ashwin and Kuldeep were India’s unlikely stars with the bat at Chattogram as India finished with a commendable 1st innings total of 404 despite losing to Shreyas Iyer early on for 86. After a brilliant partnership between the two spinners the India’s pacers reinforced their position of strength with a couple of hefty blows to get them past 400. Bangladesh, whose spinners ended the first day well, with two wickets in the last five overs started with a different attacking ploy as their main enforcer was pacer Ebadot Hossain who went after the well-set Shreyas and newcomer R Ashwin with short balls.
The 92-run stand between the duo also took India close to the 400-mark. But both fell in successive overs, when Ashwin got stumped off Mehidy for a well made 58 runs and Kuldeep got LBW against Taijul. India have a chance to wrap up the match tomorrow if they enforce the follow on and pick up 12 wickets. There is a high possibility that it could happen as the pitch is slowing up which means the spinners are getting a lot of assistance. Again Kuldeep will be the man to watch for on day 3 as the chinman is already getting turn and bounce on this Chattogram pitch.