India maintained a lead over Bangladesh on Day 2 of the second test match of the two-match series, which is currently being played at Mirpur.
On Day 2, after bowling the home team out for 227 on Day 1, Team India scored 314 runs with big contributions from Rishabh Pant (93) and Shreyas Iyer (87).
Before Mehidy Hasan took Pant out of the game, he and his partner put together a tremendous partnership of 159 runs. At the start of Day 2, Team India was dealt early blows as Taijul Islam sent back their top three batters in quick succession. These blows came at the commencement of the match. Pant and Iyer, however, stepped up to the challenge and helped the hosts get back on track.
In addition to a scorching performance of 93 runs, the wicketkeeper-batter grabbed attention after he hit a one-handed six during his innings. This brought a lot of attention to him.
Pant hammered a magnificent 100-meter six on Mehidy Hasan’s delivery in the 58th over, which left everyone in utter shock as he effortlessly utilised his one hand to drive the ball right into the crowd.
Coming into the contest, Pant, who had been dismissed in the 90s for the sixth time throughout his Test career, once again brought his ‘A’ game to the forefront with a counter-attacking knock that formed the corner of India’s first innings tally of 314.
Pant’s 104-ball innings included seven fours and five enormous sixes, some of which were lofted with one hand, and he altered the game single-handedly between lunch and tea. Prior to Pant’s innings, the game appeared to be hanging in the balance between the two meals.
Shreyas Iyer, who has been very reliable since making his Test debut the previous year, too batted with a great deal of intent but was unable to get his second hundred of the series since he was dismissed for 87 after 105 balls.
India, who were left tottering at 94 for 4, will fancy their prospects for a fourth-day finish and strengthen their position in the World Test Championship table as a result of the 159-run fifth wicket stand that was achieved by Pant and Iyer.
Inputs from the PTI