Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif said on Sunday that middle batsman Shreyas Iyer was crucial to India’s ICC World Test Championship final hopes, as he praised his superb display on the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh. A skill that won the game for India. India beat Bangladesh by three wickets in Sunday’s second match to seal the series 2-0 at Sher Bangladesh National Stadium in Dhaka’Shreyas Iyer for India. WTC hopes very important. On day 4, against the in-form spinner, he showed the skills to survive and win. Vital for next year’s home series against Australia. @ShreyasIyer15,” tweeted Kaif .
Shreyas Iyer’s hopes for India World Trade Center are very important. Pitching on Day 4, the spinner was in good shape, but he showed the skills to survive and win. Crucial for next year’s home series against Australia. @ShreyasIyer15
– Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2022
Indian middle batsman Shreyas Iyer has emerged as the country’s leading scorer in international cricket this year.
Iyer is the epitome of stability and composure this year, with bats beating out star hitters such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul this year. By becoming India’s highest international run scorer, Iyer also prevented the hegemony of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, India’s two leading batsmen.
This year, Iyer finished with 1,609 international appearances with an average of 48.75 points. He scored a century and 14 half-centuries this year, with a best of 113*.
In five Test matches this year, Iyer has scored 422 runs with an average of 60.28 runs over eight innings, four half centuries. He finished the year with a best score of 92.
In 17 ODIs this year, he has scored 724 runs at an average of 55.69. He has been very consistent in the format, shooting over 50 in 15 innings this year, scoring 1 1/2 centuries and 6 1/2 centuries with a best score of 113*.
Iyer was also at his best in the T20Is, scoring 463 runs in an average of 35.61 on a strike rate of 141.15. In 2022, he has four half-centuries in over 20 strokes, with a best score of 74*.
Earlier, Bangladesh opted to bat first and were bowled out for 227 in the first innings, with Mominur Haq (84) leading the scorer. Umesh Yadav (4/25) and Ravichandran Ashwin (4/71) impressed with India’s ball.
India took an 87-run lead in the match and were knocked out for 314 in the first innings. Rishabh Pant (93) and Shreyas Iyer (87) batted for value. Taijul Islam (4/74) and Shakib al Hasan (4/79) were standout bowlers for the hosts.
Bangladesh overtook themselves in their second innings but were still tied for 231 runs. Litton Dass (73 points) and Zakir Hassan (51 points) scored valuable half-centuries, while lower-middle/lower Nurul Hasan (31 points) and Tuskin Ahmad (31 points) also scored some big results after trailing Bangladesh by 6 points on 113.
Axar Patel (3/68) was India’s top bowler, while Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj had two wickets each. Umesh also has a wicket.
With a 144-run lead, Bangladesh set India at 145 to win the series. India’s record was 74/7, but Ravichandran Ashwin (42*) and Shreyas Iyer (29*) mustered the courage to lead India to a seven-wicket victory.
Ravichandran Ashwin was declared Man of the Match for winning the second inning.
Cheteshwar Pujara was named “Series Player” for scoring 192 in two Tests, including a half-century.
Brief score:Bangladesh 227/10 and 231/10 (Litton Das 73, Zakir Hasan 51; Axar Patel 3-68) vs India 314/10 and 145/7 (Rishabh Pant 93, Shreyas Iyer 87; Taijul Islam 4-74) (Ravichandran) Ashwin ) 42*, Axar Patel 34, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 5-63.
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