A scuffle broke out between India speedster Mohammed Siraj and Bangladesh batter Litton das on Day 2 of the first Test match between the two countries, which is still ongoing. During the match that took place at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, Siraj bowled the first ball of the 14th over, and Litton did a good job of defending it.
After that, the pacer approached the batter and communicated with him in some way. The Bangladesh player then sarcastically indicated that he didn’t hear anything while walking towards Siraj, but the umpire intervened and moved the bowler away before he could reach Siraj.
The fact that Litton was dismissed by Siraj off the very next ball added a whole other layer of intrigue to the situation.
Litton got a score of 24 after playing a wobbled seam ball from Siraj that stayed low and eventually played it on his stumps. The delivery had some wobble to it.
Siraj disclosed to Litton Das what he had said to him prior to the delivery that resulted in the latter’s dismissal when he was reacting to what had taken place between the two of them.
“I just said T20 format nahi hai. Yes, you must play intelligent cricket if you are playing test cricket (remember, this is not the Twenty20 format). Since this is a Test match, you should play the game wisely “said Siraj during a news conference in front of the media.
Following centuries scored by Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, India declared their second innings complete with a score of 258-2, giving Bangladesh a target score of 513.
While Gill hit his first Test centuries before going out on 110, Pujara registered his 19th century and remained unbeaten on 102. Pujara too scored 102 runs without being dismissed.
Kuldeep Yadav had returned a five-for as India had cleaned out Bangladesh for 150 runs in the first innings to build a first-innings advantage of 274 runs. Bangladesh had been dismissed for only 150 runs.
Siraj was also outstanding with the ball, taking three wickets, while Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel each took one wicket. Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel each got one wicket.
After India’s stand-in skipper KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bat first, the team’s previous total was 404 runs, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer contributing scores of 90 and 82, respectively. Both Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam had collected four wickets up to this point.