Bangladesh all out for 256 against India

Bangladesh all out for 256 against India
Bangladesh were all out for 256 in their first innings on the fifth and final day of the one-off cricket Test against India here today.India have decided to enforce the follow on.


Ashwin (4/72) along with Harbhajan Singh (2/52) dominated the proceedings when play resumed in the post-lunch session of the final day after more than 250 overs were lost due to rain.

For Bangladesh, Imrul Kayes (72) has been the top-scorer but it was young debutant Litton Kumar Das who played a lovely cameo in the final 30 minutes of the post lunch session and is still batting on 38 off 34 balls with seven fours and a six.

Another youngster Soumya Sarkar (37) also showed his attacking prowess but could not convert his start. Ashwin carried his good form as he got Shakib al Hasan (9) when the left-hander tried to cut a delivery which bounced a shade extra and Wriddhiman Saha took a smart catch behind the stumps.

However, young Soumya Sarkar came in and counter-attacked the Indian spin duo as runs came at a fair clip. Soumya for good measure pulled Ashwin for a boundary and followed it with a lofted drive over mid-on.

Left-hander Imrul Kayes was also hitting the occasional boundary as the scoreboard kept ticking during their 51-run stand for the fifth wicket. Harbhajan bowled the occasional good delivery but was guilty of bowling a boundary ball in each over early on in the spell.

However the 'Turbanator' got his second victim when he removed an in-form Kayes (72), who misjudged the length while charging out. The veteran offie had shortened the length and delivery also had turn and bounce which beat the left-handed opener as Wriddhiman got his third victim of the innings with a neat stumping.

Kayes became Harbhajan's 415th Test match wicket as he climbed to ninth place in the all-time highest wicket-takers' list in longer version surpassing Wasim Akram's 414 scalps from 102 games.
In the very next over, Soumya, who had reached a quickfire 37, paid for his indiscretion as he played a lazy shot far away from his body to give Varun Aaron his first victim of the match.
But India were in for some surprise as Litton started taking apart the bowling.

He first swept Harbhajan for a boundary and then pulled Varun Aaron over wide mid-on for a second boundary. When Ashwin came back in the attack, Litton lofted him for Bangladesh's first six and then slog swept him for boundary.

Umesh Yadav paid for being erratic as he was first cut and then flicked for a boundary as he crossed 30 in no time. Shuvagata Hom (9), who was defending dourly at the other end, however became Ashwin's fourth scalp as the turn and bounce got the better of him when he lobbed one to Rohit Sharma at short-leg with score at 219 for seven.

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