Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets each on Thursday as India beat Bangladesh by 227 runs in the first innings of their second Test in Dhaka. Mominul Haque topped the score with 84 but Bangladesh, after opting to bat first, lost wickets regularly, ending their innings about an hour before the stumps. India led 19-0 with six games to play before poor light forced an early end to opening day. Substitute India skipper KL Rahul bowled a three-pointer with Shubman Gill 14 not out.
In the final round of the day, Rahul was knocked out ahead of Shakib’s 3-pointer, but that decision was overturned after review.
Umesh led 4-25 earlier and Ashwin 4-71 as India prevented the hosts from forging important partnerships despite several batsmen getting off to a solid start.
Mushfiqur Rahim (26), Liton Das (25) and Najmul Hossain (24) were unable to support Mominul for much longer.
Mominul, who played his first game of the series, came off as the ninth wicket when he hit Ashwin behind the stumps.
The left-hander hit 12 fours and a six to take his 16th Test to 50 and his first in the past seven.
Ashwin ended Bangladesh’s game after two goals and the last man, Khalid Ahmed, caught the ball deep in the center post to Jeff Unadkart.
Fast bowler Unadkat returned to Test cricket for the first time since his debut against South Africa in 2010, impressing in his opening two overs and finishing 2-50.
Bangladesh scored 184-5 at the tea break and collapsed in the final period when Umesh delivered a brilliant spell to take three wickets in a row.
India won the first Test by 188 runs but were again without injured captain Rohit Sharma, who was replaced by Rahul.
The visitors dropped left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav – who was named man of the match for his eight wickets in the first Test – and brought in pacer Unadkat.
Bangladesh made two changes, bringing in Taskin Ahmad for the injured Ebadot Hussein and Mominur for Yasir Ali.
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