Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer’s important partnership was a major factor in Team India’s victory over Bangladesh in the second Test match, which took place on Sunday in Mirpur. This victory provided Indian supporters with another moment to treasure.
Ashwin and Iyer scored unbroken knocks of 42 and 29 runs respectively as the KL Rahul-led team chased down the goal of 145 with three wickets in hand on Day 4 of the second Test match in Dhaka. The day began on a disappointing note.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz became the star for Bangladesh as he got a five-wicket haul and put India in trouble. However, it was the unbeaten 71-run stand between Ashwin and Iyer that delivered India a win that they will never forget over the hosts.
Ashwin, who played an undefeated innings of 42 runs off of 62 balls, hit a six and two boundaries off of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and his side was saved from certain defeat as a result of his performance.
After Ashwin struck the winning boundary, the Indian dressing room erupted in cheers, and players such as Rahul Dravid, stand-in skipper Rahul, and Virat Kohli all breathed a sense of relief.
Before Iyer (29 not out off 46) and Aswhin (42 not out off 62) denied them with an unbeaten 71-run stand off 105 balls, Bangladesh were on track for their first ever Test win against their formidable neighbours India when India was at 74 for seven chasing 145. Bangladesh were on course for their first ever Test win against India.
Although off-spinner Mehidy Hazan Miraz (5/63) performed his best and ended up with five wickets, it was not enough to win the match for his team.
India sealed their victory in the series with a come-from-behind victory, bringing their record to 2-0, which strengthens their hopes of making it to the finals of the World Test Championship for a second consecutive year.