India in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v India

India won by 113 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Just about 20 minutes in the session. Tamim and Kayes are in the middle. Zaheer to bowl. Two slips.

0.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts off short of a length outside off and Tamim shoulders arms

0.2

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, strays onto the pads, too full, and Tamim flicks that in the air between midwicket and square leg for the first four of the innings

0.3

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good short ball, sits up outside off, gets Tamim rising to and he does well to sway out of the way

Three slips and a gully in now ...

0.4

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short ball down the body, he stands up and raises the arms, the ball kisses his gloves and beats a diving Karthik

0.5

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, a one-day shot, sees room on the short ball and plays an uppercut over cover and point, rising with the shot

0.6

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, first length ball of the over and Kayes defends it back

End of over 1 (11 runs) Bangladesh 11/0
Imrul Kayes    0* (1b)      Z Khan    1-0-11-0
Tamim Iqbal    11* (5b 2x4)     

Expensive first over. Here's Sreesanth from over the stumps.

1.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nearly a yorker, stops on the batsman who jams it out

1.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hits a length this time and he shoulders arms

1.3

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, shot for one, fuller ball on the stumps and he clips it out to Zaheer at deep square leg

1.4

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, change of pace, 126ks, leans into a drive and turns the handle, mistiming the ball to midwicket

1.5

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, short of a length and he gets up nicely to defend it

1.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, good ball, hits a length outside off and straightens, Kayes lets it go

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 12/0
Imrul Kayes    0* (4b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0
Tamim Iqbal    12* (8b 2x4)      Z Khan    1-0-11-0

2.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches and deviates in, he is late on the shot and rapped on the flap and then midriff, that will encourage India

2.2

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes the other way this time, skimming past the outer edge as he's squared up, feeling down the wrong line, that is a good delivery from Zaheer

2.3

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a bit wider, he comes forward and shoulders arms

2.4

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets the wrists going now, flicking from middle and off past midwicket

2.5

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, loud appeal for lbw, pitches outside the line and comes in but the height is a factor, Hawk Eye says hitting the top of leg stump but to the naked eye it looked high

Zaheer also appealed a wee bit late.

2.6

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, gets in line and keeps the last ball out

End of over 3 (1 run) Bangladesh 13/0
Imrul Kayes    0* (6b)      Z Khan    2-0-12-0
Tamim Iqbal    13* (12b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, pitched up in the slot and he blazes a wristy square drive

Short leg moves out and goes to cover now ...

3.2

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches it up outside off, straightens, no shot offered

3.3

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ah, comes back in from just around off stump, he plays it off the front foot with bat and pad tucked together and gets an inside edge toward point

3.4

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, well stopped by Mishra at cover-point, diving to his left to take pace off a firm cut shot by Tamim, very good effort to save four, Sreesanth is the first to applaud

3.5

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slower ball, full outside leg stump, Tamim plays an exaggerated flick and gets hit on the pad down the leg side

3.6

Sreesanth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, well played, he gets up tall and allows the short ball come on before opening the face of the bat and guiding it between Mishra and the slips to the vacant third man

12.00 Good shot to cap Bangladesh's session. They trail by 222. See you in 40 minutes.

End of over 4 (8 runs) Bangladesh 21/0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (18b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-9-0
Imrul Kayes    0* (6b)      Z Khan    2-0-12-0

12.55:Oh well what have we here? The light meter's out again. Discussions are on. Well play will resume after all.

12.50: The players are out

12.45: Good news! Match to start in five minutes.

12.44 The umpires are out again. And they've made their way back. That was quick. Probably checking to see if they dropped a pin in the outfield.

12.40pm: Welcome back. We're not going to resume immediately because the light has deteriorated. It has become foggy again. The umpires took a light meter reading and had a chat with the two captains. We don't know yet about the extent of the delay. We just have to wait and watch, pardon the cliche.

4.1

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, down the leg side and he tries to whip it to fine leg but misses

4.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, that's a lovely shot followed by a misfield, half volley on the pads and pushed hard through the line, Ishant dives at mid-on, gets a hand to it but cannot stop it

4.3

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, kicks up a bit and the ball hits him high on the pads

4.4

Khan to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, short and a touch wide, hit deliberately over the slips, impossible for anyone to catch that

4.5

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run

4.6

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he turns his wrists and works him wide of short leg

End of over 5 (9 runs) Bangladesh 30/0
Imrul Kayes    9* (12b 2x4)      Z Khan    3-0-21-0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (18b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    2-0-9-0

3 slips and a gully

5.1

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, that's too wide, surprised that wasn't called, Karthik had to fling himself to his left

5.2

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, hits a good length outside off and he safely lets it go to the keeper

5.3

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, sticks to the same length outside off and he sticks his pad out and lets it go

5.4

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, lands on a good length outside off and he lets it go, not much away movement

5.5

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, nice timing there, full pitched on the off stump and he gets his full face of the bat behind the line and punches it on the walk, beats mid-off and races away

5.6

Sreesanth to Imrul Kayes, no run, lands outside off on a good length, safely shoulders arms

Anand: "India's "Below ordinary" pace attack of Zaheer and Sreesanth being whipped. Tamim Iqbal is "Sehwaguing" India."

End of over 6 (4 runs) Bangladesh 34/0
Imrul Kayes    13* (18b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-13-0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (18b 4x4)      Z Khan    3-0-21-0

6.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, keeps it outside the off stump and he safely lets it go

6.2

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands it outside off and he lets this one go as well

6.3

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, keeps it fuller and closer to the stumps, he gets forward and defends

6.4

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, close call for Tamim as the ball nips back in and nearly slices him in half, close to the edge

6.5

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets a good stride forward and defends it back to the bowler

6.6

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for a punchy drive off the front foot but gets beaten again, extra bounce this time

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 34/0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (24b 4x4)      Z Khan    4-1-21-0
Imrul Kayes    13* (18b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-13-0

Here's Ishant

7.1

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, starts off with a loosener outside off, lands on a full length and he safely lets it go

7.2

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, much better, closer to the off stump and left alone,good carry through to Karthik

7.3

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, slower ball outside the off stump and left alone again

Ishant needs to make him play

7.4

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, he does this time, angles it on the body, clipped off the hips to the on side

7.5

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, chipped in the air and right on the gap, pitched up and Kayes gets under the bounce and scoops it well clear of the packed field at cover in fact, very safe shot in the end

7.6

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, much better line and length, lands outside off and gets good carry to the keeper

End of over 8 (4 runs) Bangladesh 38/0
Imrul Kayes    17* (24b 4x4)      I Sharma    1-0-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (24b 4x4)      Z Khan    4-1-21-0

8.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, swivels and enjoys a free swing off a short delivery, not very well timed and the ball runs to fine leg

8.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, pokes his bat out half heartedly outside the off stump, good teasing delivery

8.3

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, leaves it alone to the keeper, he was more certain of his off stump this time

8.4

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, tempts him to drive off the front foot by pitching it further up, almost takes the edge there

8.5

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, this one nips back in off the seam and he comfortably lets it go

8.6

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, pitches it up outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 39/0
Imrul Kayes    17* (29b 4x4)      Z Khan    5-1-22-0
Tamim Iqbal    22* (25b 4x4)      I Sharma    1-0-4-0

9.1

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, straight delivery on the leg stump and punched away to mid-on

9.2

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a touch too wide outside the off stump, Tamim is not interested in chasing that

9.3

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for the attacking drive through the covers but plays too early and the inside edge rolls past his pads

9.4

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, too wide outside the off stump and he wasn't tempted into chasing that

9.5

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hurries onto him and traps him high on the pads, tries to work it away

9.6

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, the impatience gets to him as he slashes hard at a short delivery, not much width and Karthik fumbles, had karthik missed it it would have smashed his nose

Abhimanyu: "Bangladesh have a unique chance of giving back to ICC in kind if they win this test - the ICC has been criticized for a decade for allowing them Test Status. If they beat the ICC tagged No.1 side comprehensively, nobody will ever lift a finger at them again. As for India, the news channels will be busy for an entire week."

End of over 10 (maiden) Bangladesh 39/0
Tamim Iqbal    22* (31b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-1-4-0
Imrul Kayes    17* (29b 4x4)      Z Khan    5-1-22-0

10.1

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run

10.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, driven down the pitch and Zaheer gets a finger to it on the dive, nearly deflects it towards the stumps, the non striker ensured he was back at his crease

10.3

Khan to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, punches it with soft hands in front of Sreesanth at mid-on and calls quickly, good running

10.4

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fullish in length outside off and he gets his pad out and shoulders arms

10.5

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full on middle and leg and pushed straight to mid-on

10.6

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends it solidly

End of over 11 (1 run) Bangladesh 40/0
Tamim Iqbal    22* (34b 4x4)      Z Khan    6-1-23-0
Imrul Kayes    18* (32b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-1-4-0

11.1

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, sprays it wide outside the off stump, poor delivery, no way he was going to chase that

11.2

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, much better line, just outside the off stump and gets good carry, well left as well

11.3

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, kicks up off a good length on middle and off, he defends back to the bowler

11.4

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, Slashed and connected well, angling away outside the off stump and he comfortably clears the slips

11.5

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run

11.6

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, good bounce off a good length and he gets nicely behind the line to defend it

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 44/0
Imrul Kayes    22* (38b 5x4)      I Sharma    3-1-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    22* (34b 4x4)      Z Khan    6-1-23-0

12.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lands on a good length on the off stump and he defends it away

12.2

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, almost an edge there! Angles it inwards late from over the wicket and he goes for the punched drive off the front foot, beaten for pace there

12.3

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward to defend and the ball clips the top flap of the pads outside the line of the off stump and lobs to the keeper

12.4

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shuffles and clips him to the on side

12.5

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run

12.6

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, fullish on middle and leg, he gets his pad across and pushes him elegantly through the line and beats mid-on comfortably, this is good batting

End of over 13 (4 runs) Bangladesh 48/0
Tamim Iqbal    26* (40b 5x4)      Z Khan    7-1-27-0
Imrul Kayes    22* (38b 5x4)      I Sharma    3-1-8-0

13.1

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, gets across and taps him to the off side

13.2

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, comes over the wicket, lands outside the off stump and he safely lets it go

13.3

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off and he gets his front pad across and lets it go

13.4

Sharma to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips him wide of square leg

13.5

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, no run, keeps it outside the off stump and gets away movement to the keeper, well left again

13.6

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, cracks that away, that sounded good, lands it short and gets it to angle across further, rolls his wrists and whacks it wide of point, that's the 50 stand

Srinivasan: "I feel no shame in rooting for Bangladesh despite being an Indian. Arrogance (even if it was meant to be frankness by a person known for his direct-ness) never pays. It is not beyond Bangladesh to impose their own Tony Greig "We will make them grovel" moment on Virender Sehwag's supercilious side. Go Tigers. Make the Indians fight."

End of over 14 (5 runs) Bangladesh 53/0
Tamim Iqbal    30* (42b 6x4)      I Sharma    4-1-13-0
Imrul Kayes    23* (42b 5x4)      Z Khan    7-1-27-0

14.1

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, good delivery, lands on the off stump and moves away slightly, beats the forward prod

14.2

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, appeal for a leg before! Gets forward to work it across the line and the ball hits the back leg, perhaps outside the line of off stump, Bowden shakes his head

14.3

Khan to Imrul Kayes, no run, comes back in and he leaves it alone

14.4

Khan to Imrul Kayes, OUT, this time he gets the target, Zaheer pitches it fuller and gets it to angle inwards, Kayes repeats the shot from two balls before - trying to whip it across the line - and the ball hits his pads in line with leg stump, no doubt for Bowden this time

Imrul Kayes lbw b Khan 23 (69m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Shahriar Nafees walks in, he has a ponytail these days

14.5

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on target, on middle and off and he gets bat on ball

14.6

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, he wants to get into business straightaway, he swivels to club a short delivery towards the body, wasn't in full control of the hook but well clear of any fielder, it rolls to deep square leg

End of over 15 (4 runs) Bangladesh 57/1
Shahriar Nafees    4* (2b 1x4)      Z Khan    8-1-31-1
Tamim Iqbal    30* (42b 6x4)      I Sharma    4-1-13-0

15.1

Sharma to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full and wide outside off and slashed away but sweeper cover's there

15.2

Sharma to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, double-strike for India! Lovely good length delivery on middle stump, Shahriar should have been playing straight but he angled his bat and squared himself up, thick edge goes to Laxman at second slip

Shahriar Nafees c Laxman b Sharma 4 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

That will come as a big relief for India. Ashraful walks in

15.3

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, makes him play straightaway, clipped towards midwicket and thinks of a single

15.4

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, keeps it on the off stump and he pushes it back to the bowler with soft hands

15.5

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads

15.6

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full on middle and leg, he turns his wrists and he clips it to midwicket

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 58/2
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (4b)      I Sharma    5-1-14-1
Tamim Iqbal    31* (43b 6x4)      Z Khan    8-1-31-1

16.1

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, kicks up a bit and he fends it off to the off side

16.2

Khan to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, the off stump gets jolted from its slumber! The ball lands outside off and nips back in, Tamim was a little lazy on the shot and misjudged the bounce which was lower than expected, the stump goes flying back a few yards

Tamim Iqbal b Khan 31 (81m 45b 6x4 0x6) SR: 68.88

Here's Raqibul

16.3

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, bangs it in short and gets Raqibul to sway back to evade it

16.4

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, hits a good length and allows the ball to sail through to the keeper, well left again

16.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, directs it on the body and he clips him down to the on side

16.6

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it just a shade outside off, he thrusts his pad out and shoulders arms

16.40 The umpires are walking off. Called off. Play will start at 9am tomorrow. That brings to end, finally, a slow day. Hardly any cricket. The Nimbus crew probably took more wickets. See you all tomorrow.

16.35 Breaking news: Sreesanth is bowling left-arm spin to the Nimbus crew. In the words of one veteran Indian journalist on tour: "Its a tennis ball like thingy." Cryptic. Watch out for more earth shattering news.

16.20 The umpires in the middle, talking and talking. Billy was even on the walkie talkie. My guess is that they will call it off, perhaps waiting for the match referee. Not sure what the protocol is. FYI, a local Chittagong radio commentator says tomorrow bad light and rain is forecast. Totally 339 minutes lost in this Test, today itself 269 minutes lost so far till this minute. And the clock is ticking.

16.08 The officials have announced an inspection at 16.15. Thanks for the emails about the wrong time!

16.00 Nothing to report. Still the same. Word from the ground isn't encouraging. I know 2009 seems a while back, but check out our list of best bowling in Tests from the year gone by. Plenty of good stuff.

Have you ever wondered more Indian cricketers aren't hairy, uncouth, beer-drinking, potty-mouthed swine? Krish Ashok has.

15.25 Still no movement from the ground. The fans are brave to be sitting there still. Maybe there are getting their money's worth watching the Nimbus crew playing cricket just beyond the boundary. Two men are standing next to the stumps. They are part of the admin staff, not umpires. And M Vijay is batting in one of the nets at the other end.

15.02 No sign of any action.

14.40 Tea has been taken. See you in 20 minutes. Hope we get some cricket.

14.30 Inspection on. They will decide now whether to take an early tea or not.

13.58 The light's faded again and the players are off the field. No hesitation from the Bangladesh batsman once they were approached by the umpires. Big turnaround for India, taking three wickets for six runs. Bangladesh took their foot off the pedal after a strong start. Now, they'll have to start all over again. Raqibul's proved himself in these situations.

We'll keep you updated. Tea's supposed to be taken at 3.10 so let's hope we can squeeze in some play before that.

End of over 17 (1 run) Bangladesh 59/3
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (5b)      Z Khan    9-1-32-2
Raqibul Hasan    1* (3b)      I Sharma    5-1-14-1

10.28 The umpires are out. It has brightened up considerably than the last two days at this point of time, notes Sriram. Ojha's on the field for Sachin Tendulkar. I don't know why.

10.18am Good news. We will start at 10.30. Here are the revised playing times - 10.30 to 12.00, second session - 12.40 to 2.40, third session - 3.00 to 5.00. Let's hope the light stays good.

9.25am: No updates yet.

Tausif, from Bangladesh: "It's normal for any port city to get rain interruptions, but losing almost an entire day because of fog is pretty bizarre. And it could be related to the fact that some parts of Bangladesh has recorded the coldest temperature in 100 years. Global cooling in effect?"

JP: "Not even a meteorologist needed, just a couple of braincells!"

Tom, from NZ: "Apparently, after the little master's 44th ton, sales of his shirts went up by 15% in Oceania. as if he wasn't a legend already."

9.00am: Good morning and welcome to the coverage of the third day in Chittagong. It's still quite foggy out there and not surprisingly, there will be yet another delay. We don't know the extent of the delay yet. The pitch is covered. If you remember back in 2007, the Chittagong Test between these two teams was also interrupted by weather, rain on that occasion. Not a drop of rain here but it's a dark room at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

In fact, the umpires aren't yet at the ground. They will head to the ground shortly and have an inspection. So we can forget about starting anytime really soon.

Sriram Veera, our man at the (hotel!), has confined himself to his room. He can afford to catch up on sleep. You must read his appreciation of Sachin Tendulkar after his century. It's worth a read, in case you missed it.

I guess I gave some of you a scare by saying it was the fourth day. Sorry guys!

Rick: "How about hiring a meteorologist to the ICC for scheduling of tournaments and avoiding all these frustrations of waiting?"

17.1

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, full on the off stump and pushed away softly down to point and Mishra doesn't time his dive well

2 slips and a gully

17.2

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, squeezed into the gap, not a bad delivery, outside off and he opens the face of the bat and drops it with soft hands, finds the gap between second slip and gully

17.3

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, not sure whether to get forward or stay back, gets a thick inside edge onto his body

17.4

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, solid in defense, taps it towards short cover

17.5

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it outside off and he safely shoulders arms

17.6

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, leaves it alone outside off again and there's good bounce and carry to the keeper

End of over 18 (6 runs) Bangladesh 65/3
Raqibul Hasan    7* (9b 1x4)      I Sharma    6-1-20-1
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (5b)      Z Khan    9-1-32-2

3 slips and a gully

18.1

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it on the off stump and he defends softly

18.2

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller in length on the off stump and defended to the off side

18.3

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, this one kicked up a bit and Ashraful did well to fend it off his glove with soft hands

18.4

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good delivery angling across the right-hander, left alone by Ashraful and there's good carry to the keeper

18.5

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, that's a peach which kicks up and fizzes past his glove, he did really well to gets his hands out of the way

18.6

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, edged and dropped! Fuller in length and angling across, he went forward to angle it through the off side but the edge went low to Laxman's right at third slip, the ball runs to third man

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 67/3
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (11b)      Z Khan    10-1-34-2
Raqibul Hasan    7* (9b 1x4)      I Sharma    6-1-20-1

19.1

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run

19.2

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, shuffles and clips it past square leg for a single

19.3

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, streaky again but the edge doesn't carry this time! Ashraful drops his gloves as he tries to defend and the edge drops short of Dravid at first slip

19.4

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller in length on the off stump and defended back to the bowler

19.5

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets forward and drives to cover

19.6

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, stays beside the line and softly taps it to point

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 68/3
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (15b)      I Sharma    7-1-21-1
Raqibul Hasan    8* (11b 1x4)      Z Khan    10-1-34-2

20.1

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, hones in on the off stump, he gets behind the line and defends

20.2

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller in length on the off stump and defended towards mid-off

20.3

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, holds the length back on middle and leg, defended towards the on side

20.4

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fuller this time and angling across, he watchfully lets it go to the keeper

20.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full on middle and leg and pushed down to mid-on

20.6

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, digs it in short and the batsman doesn't offer a shot there

End of over 21 (maiden) Bangladesh 68/3
Raqibul Hasan    8* (17b 1x4)      Z Khan    11-2-34-2
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (15b)      I Sharma    7-1-21-1

21.1

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, now Ishant hits the deck hard and ashraful bends down a little too late to evade it

21.2

Sharma to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, not surprising because Ashraful was looking shaky all along, that's a real peach from Ishant, hones in on middle stump, Ashraful is squared up and gets a thick edge to Dravid who hops at first slip and hangs on comfortably

Mohammad Ashraful c Dravid b Sharma 2 (29m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.76

21.3

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lands it outside off and he leaves it to the keeper

21.4

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller in length outside off, in the length to drive but he doesn't offer a shot

21.5

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full outside off again and he's not tempted into the drive, he watchfully lets it go to the keeper

21.6

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets beside the line this time and taps it to Zaheer at point

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 68/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (4b)      I Sharma    8-2-21-2
Raqibul Hasan    8* (17b 1x4)      Z Khan    11-2-34-2

22.1

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, stays back and gently tucks it towards fine leg for a single

22.2

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full on the off stump and pushed down to mid-on

22.3

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, that's a crisp shot, bends his knee slightly, latches onto the width outside off and firmly punches it past the gap at extra cover

22.4

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, similar delivery and shot but he places it just wide of mid-off this time

22.5

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on the off stump and he taps it softly to extra cover

22.6

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward to drive it to mid-off but doesn't quite time it well

End of over 23 (5 runs) Bangladesh 73/4
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (9b 1x4)      Z Khan    12-2-39-2
Raqibul Hasan    9* (18b 1x4)      I Sharma    8-2-21-2

23.1

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full on the pads and worked away down towards mid-on

23.2

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, worked away just wide of midwicket for a single

23.3

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, half volley and duly spanked, lands outside off and he forces it away through the line off the full face of the bat and beats mid-off comfortably

23.4

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slides down the leg side and he tries to tickle it away to fine leg and just misses

23.5

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, slashed hard, he latches onto the width outside off, stays at the crease and carves it over the slips

23.6

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays behind the line and defends back to the bowler

End of over 24 (9 runs) Bangladesh 82/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (13b 3x4)      I Sharma    9-2-30-2
Raqibul Hasan    10* (20b 1x4)      Z Khan    12-2-39-2

24.1

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it outside off and he safely lets it go to the keeper

24.2

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, not much pace on that one, gets his front pad and pushes it softly to mid-off

24.3

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good short delivery and not the best of leaves, he bends his knee and just manages to turn his face away from that fizzer

24.4

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, no run, another short ball and he ducks early this time, safely sails over him

24.5

Khan to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, nicely punched down the pitch but mid-off is deep enough and gets around in time to intercept it

24.6

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed towards cover with soft hands, decides against the single

End of over 25 (1 run) Bangladesh 83/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (14b 3x4)      Z Khan    13-2-40-2
Raqibul Hasan    11* (25b 1x4)      I Sharma    9-2-30-2

25.1

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full ball, angling into the pads, worked away to wide of mid-on

25.2

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slightly shorter, angling across, pushed to cover

25.3

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, starting leg, angling towards off, makes him play, Shakib defends it to leg

25.4

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, similar delivery, stays in the crease, covering his stumps, pushed to mid-on

25.5

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, super shot, there isn't much room here, he just goes for the short-arm cut, right into the ground, and the ball bounces off and speeds through point region, the fielders are stunned by the timing

25.6

Sharma to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on the pads this time, easily turned away to fine leg for one

End of over 26 (6 runs) Bangladesh 89/4
Shakib Al Hasan    17* (19b 4x4)      I Sharma    10-2-36-2
Raqibul Hasan    12* (26b 1x4)      Z Khan    13-2-40-2

26.1

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, one shot too many, and a superb catch by Sehwag, and what a big wicket! gets the width here, goes after it, but the ball holds its line slightly and bounces a bit more, enough to get a healthy edge that seems to be sailing over gully, but Sehwag times his jump perfectly and makes the catch look easy

Shakib Al Hasan c Sehwag b Khan 17 (23m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

26.2

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, stays behind the line and defends down the track

26.3

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes round the wicket and digs it ion short, he doesn't evade it in time and the ball lobs off his shoulder and drops short of Karthik

26.4

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

26.5

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bangs it in short and Rahim does well to drop his wrists and fend it off with soft hands

26.6

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full in length, he could have driven that down the ground but he decided to defend it towards mid-off

End of over 27 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 89/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (5b)      Z Khan    14-3-40-3
Raqibul Hasan    12* (26b 1x4)      I Sharma    10-2-36-2

27.1

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, works up a superb angle outside off, squares up the batsman as the ball holds its line, don't ask me how that didn't take the edge

27.2

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, and another peach, this one straightened again after pitching and nearly took the edge as he tried to drive

27.3

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, nips back in and he lets it go to the keeper

27.4

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, shapes to drive but he ends up chopping it down to mid-off

27.5

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lands it outside off and he bends his knee and doesn't offer a shot

27.6

Sharma to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short outside off and he doesn't offer a shot again

End of over 28 (maiden) Bangladesh 89/5
Raqibul Hasan    12* (32b 1x4)      I Sharma    11-3-36-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (5b)      Z Khan    14-3-40-3

Here's Sreesanth

28.1

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angles in on middle and leg, he shuffles and taps it down to midwicket

28.2

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, moves across to get behind the line and he defends down the pitch

28.3

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, drops it short of a good length outside off and he gets behind the line and defends again

28.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets good bounce and carry through to the keeper, teases the batsman outside off

28.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full on middle and leg and tapped away down to midwicket

28.6

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, thick outside edge but well clear of the fielder at gully, swings it away and he chases the angle of the delivery, passes gully and the ball runs away for four

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 93/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (11b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-17-0
Raqibul Hasan    12* (32b 1x4)      I Sharma    11-3-36-2

Now Amit Mishra. slip and silly point in place

29.1

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, appeal for a leg before, skids through and hits the front pad but outside the line of leg

29.2

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, tossed up outside off and overpitched, leans onto that and drives him very firmly wide of cover

29.3

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, no run, turns this time and beats him outside off

29.4

Mishra to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, skids through, no turn,he rocks back and punches it wide of cover

29.5

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, rocks back and punches it back to the bowler

29.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets well forward and defends

End of over 30 (5 runs) Bangladesh 98/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (13b 1x4)      A Mishra    1-0-5-0
Raqibul Hasan    17* (36b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-17-0

30.1

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, ouch! Sreesanth stretches out his boot to stop an off drive and the ball deflects up and strikes him flush on the lips and then the nose! He spits out blood and his team-mates are quite amused, it can happen only to Sreesanth, what a legend

30.2

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, no run, responds with a bouncer and the batsman ducks under it safely

30.3

Sreesanth to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, quite an eventful over so far! Lovely delivery from Sreesanth, lands on the corridor outside off and kicks up a bit more to Raqibul's liking, he fails to withdraw his bat and the edge is snapped up comfortably by Karthik

Raqibul Hasan c †Karthik b Sreesanth 17 (72m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 43.58

30.4

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length outside off and he gets behind the line to defend

30.5

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, turns the face of the bat late and tucks him away towards square leg

30.6

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, gets beside the line and plays a meaty punch but he finds extra cover

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 98/6
Mahmudullah    0* (3b)      S Sreesanth    5-1-17-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (13b 1x4)      A Mishra    1-0-5-0

31.1

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, shuffles a long way across his stumps and clips that past square leg, dangerous ploy to expose your stumps with the ball skidding through

31.2

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turns, grips the surface and beats the outside edge on the forward prod

31.3

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller in length and safely defended this time

31.4

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, commits forward and defends it away softly

31.5

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and defended

31.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pushes it in front of mid-off and challenges the fielder, it looked like Ishant

End of over 32 (3 runs) Bangladesh 101/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (19b 1x4)      A Mishra    2-0-8-0
Mahmudullah    0* (3b)      S Sreesanth    5-1-17-1

32.1

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, hits a good length on the off stump and he defends with a straight bat

32.2

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, well played, just strays towards the body and he shuffles slightly, turns his wrists and clips it down to fine leg, ordinary effort by Ishant at fine leg

32.3

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads again and he clips that down to fine leg off his hips

32.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it on a good length on the off stump and he defends with a straight bat

32.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, similar line and length and defended away again

32.6

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full in length and he nearly gets a leading edge to the off side

End of over 33 (6 runs) Bangladesh 107/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (23b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    6-1-22-1
Mahmudullah    4* (5b 1x4)      A Mishra    2-0-8-0

10 minutes to go for lunch

33.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, ouch again! This time Laxman at silly point cops a blow and he himself finds it amusing, he comes in the way if a full blooded cover drive on the up, flush on the ribs but he's back in action now

33.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, gets forward and defends

33.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, turns and grips and beats the outside edge, good delivery

33.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, gets a good stride forward and defends

33.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run

33.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, stays back to a skidder and punches it just wi8de of Laxman at silly point

End of over 34 (1 run) Bangladesh 108/6
Mahmudullah    5* (11b 1x4)      A Mishra    3-0-9-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (23b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    6-1-22-1

34.1

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, a little too short outside off, enough width and he gets his elbows high and cuts past gully, well in control of that one

34.2

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

34.3

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, (no ball) FOUR, edged and right in the gap! This one bounces a bit more and he shapes to punch it through the off side but gets a thick edge which travels in the gap between third slip and gully, it's an overstep as well

34.3

Sreesanth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, angles towards the body and he shuffles and tucks him down to square leg

34.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run

34.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and pushed softly towards the bowler and the ball deflects off Sreesanth and nearly rolls towards the stumps

34.6

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length, he hops back and defends

The IPL auction will begin shortly, you can follow it on Cricinfo by going here.

End of over 35 (10 runs) Bangladesh 118/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (26b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    7-1-32-1
Mahmudullah    14* (15b 3x4)      A Mishra    3-0-9-0

35.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, good drift, he gets forward and defends

35.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run

35.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, straighter delivery on middle and leg, he tries to tuck it away, stifled appeal

35.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, shapes to drive through the off side, nearly edges it, the ball lobs off the keeper's pads towards slip

35.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, on middle stump and blocked away

35.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, gets well forward and taps it back to the bowler

12.00: That's lunch. Another good session for India. They've taken three more wickets. Bangladesh have a lot of catching up to do. The light's good and hopefully we won't lose more play today.

Pradeep: "59/3 yesterday and 59/3 in first session today. Nice coincidence."

The IPL-3 auction will begin shortly, you can follow it on Cricinfo by going here. Keep another window open and follow that simultaneously. There can be dull moments in a cricket match but never in an IPL auction. Let's hope common sense prevails this time and someone picks Shakib! He deserves a big pay day.

Join us at 12.40.

End of over 36 (maiden) Bangladesh 118/6
Mahmudullah    14* (21b 3x4)      A Mishra    4-1-9-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (26b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    7-1-32-1

Welcome back. Plenty of buzz in India where the IPL auction has started. Here, Sreesanth will bowl.

36.1

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, starts off by overstepping, the ball lands on a length and Mushfiqur taps it to backward point

36.1

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length this time and he gets back to defend

36.2

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again he gets in line and pushes the ball to the off

36.3

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps again, this ball is a bit fuller on middle and leg and Mushfiqur tucks it past square leg for two

36.3

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bouncer this time, 133ks, and he drops the hands, weaves back the head, and gets out of harm's way

36.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 4 byes, slower ball, 93ks, beats everyone including the keeper, first Mushfiqur presses forward and misses and then the ball dies on Karthik who misses it

36.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full on the stumps and he flicks straight to midwicket

36.6

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length on middle and off, turned toward square leg

End of over 37 (8 runs) Bangladesh 126/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    10* (34b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    8-1-36-1
Mahmudullah    14* (21b 3x4)      A Mishra    4-1-9-0

Mishra to bowl with a slip and short leg in place ...

37.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, tosses it up wide, the legbreak spins away, the batsman chases and edges in the air toward backward point where a hesitant Yuvraj reacts late and falls over to his right side, a very, very tough chance so you can't say he dropped it

37.2

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tosses it up fuller and he defends it back

37.3

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, googly on middle and leg, watchfully patted to the leg side

37.4

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another googly, which goes on fine off the pads

37.5

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower ball, nicely hangs in the air and dips and he defends

37.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another googly down the wrong line and Mushfiqur turns it away

End of over 38 (4 runs) Bangladesh 130/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (39b 1x4)      A Mishra    5-1-13-0
Mahmudullah    17* (22b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    8-1-36-1

38.1

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets back in anticipation of the short ball and defends to cover

38.2

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, just a bit shorter and he pokes at it, making sure to keep the ball down and it evades gully to speed down to the vacant third man region, nicely played there

"India leaking runs here. They need to tighten up. These runs could be crucial to force a result with all the loss of time," says Santhana Krishnan.

38.3

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and he gets into position to defend nicely

38.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller outside off and Mushfiqur shoulders arms

38.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length outside off, gets in line and defends

Sreesanth has been warned by Billy for walking on the danger area.

38.6

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slides into the pads, he uses his feet and pushes it back, mid-on stops

Karthik is calling: "Is Sehwag too following the IPL auction or what?? Boss, WE NEED A BOWLING CHANGE!"

End of over 39 (4 runs) Bangladesh 134/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (45b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    9-1-40-1
Mahmudullah    17* (22b 3x4)      A Mishra    5-1-13-0

Karthik calling Sehwag works, and out goes Mishra for Ishant.

39.1

Sharma to Mahmudullah, FOUR, width outside off and he slaps it between cover and point

39.2

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length and Mahmudullah defends nicely

39.3

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, this one's on a length and Mahmudullah defends off the front foot

39.4

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, again holds back the length and this time Mahmudullah pushes to point

39.5

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, better ball, on a length, straightens, and he presses it back

39.6

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, inches forward and then keeps a length ball out to cover

In the IPL auction, Pollard has gone to Mumbai Indians for $750,000. Swann, Afridi, Haddin unsold in first round. Deccan and Delhi fighting it out for Parnell as we speak.

End of over 40 (4 runs) Bangladesh 138/6
Mahmudullah    21* (28b 4x4)      I Sharma    12-3-40-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (45b 2x4)      S Sreesanth    9-1-40-1

40.1

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits a length and he defends

40.2

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, short of a length and tapped to the off side, another no-ball!

40.2

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, take that! Short, wide and slapped past square for four, between two fielders, really well played, no tie breakers needed there

Change of angle for Sreesanth ...

40.3

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again short of a length but this time it pitches and angles across nicely, forcing Mushfiqur to pull out

40.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, flashes the bat and a shorter and wider ball but cannot connect, and guess what? Sreesanth has overstepped again by a big margin

40.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, man oh man he has overstepped again, this is getting pretty ridiculous! The ball is short again and Mushfiqur gets back and forces it to extra cover

How can you bowl so many no balls?

40.4

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, legal delivery! Hits a length, he gets in line and dabs the ball to mid-off

40.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, normal service resumed. Sreesanth oversteps again, its on a a better length and this time Mushfiqur flashes at the ball, a loose shot, misses out ... Dravid, Laxman offer the bowler some advice

40.5

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, so he doesn't overstep but instead aims for a wide, this one is a legal ball but served up well outside off stump

40.6

Sreesanth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full outside leg stump and flicked it behind square leg

I wonder how many players have been bought in Mumbai during the duration of that over.

End of over 41 (9 runs) Bangladesh 147/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    20* (55b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    10-1-49-1
Mahmudullah    21* (28b 4x4)      I Sharma    12-3-40-2

Gaurav: "Just bring back Zaheer. Or Mishra. Or even Karthik. But not Sree... pleeeeaase!"

41.1

Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length outside off and he lets it go, well wide that time

41.2

Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits a length outside off and he shoulders arms

Gav: "Imagine if Test cricket had free-hits as well." Umm, no thanks.

41.3

Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, softly played, Ishant hits a good length in the right spot and makes Mushfiqur play at it as goes back and across, but the soft hands ensure the ball speeds between the gully and slips to the vacant third man area ... Sehwag has to pluck that region

41.4

Sharma to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, overcompensates by bowling it full and Mushfiqur now plays a nice pick-up flick past the sub M Vijay at midwicket, who runs after it and hauls it in nicely

41.5

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, gets back and defends

41.6

Sharma to Mahmudullah, no run, even shorter and Mahmudullah forces it to cover

End of over 42 (7 runs) Bangladesh 154/6
Mahmudullah    21* (30b 4x4)      I Sharma    13-3-47-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    27* (59b 4x4)      S Sreesanth    10-1-49-1

Zaheer finally returns. Two slips and a gully to go with a short point.

42.1

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits a length and he shoulders arms as it angles across

42.2

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shorter ball, wider too, and again he shoulders arms

42.3

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitches on a length and angles past and once more no shot offered

42.4

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, finally he makes him play, pitching on middle and off, Mushfiqur gets in line nicely and plays the ball back to Zaheer

42.5

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller, 139ks, gets to the pitch and drives back to Zaheer's right

42.6

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slip in a bouncer, 132ks, and Mushfiqur drops down and sways

End of over 43 (maiden) Bangladesh 154/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    27* (65b 4x4)      Z Khan    15-4-40-3
Mahmudullah    21* (30b 4x4)      I Sharma    13-3-47-2

Mishra returns ...

43.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, tosses up a legbreak and its goes on wide

43.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, tempts him with another floated up delivery, Mahmudullah chases it and gets a thick outside edge past slip for four, not where he wanted to drive that at all

Ashraf: "Solid Partnership here. Mahmudullah deserves a promotion in the order."

43.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, googly, too short, and he defends off the back foot

43.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, pats it back this time

43.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, googly drifts down and he nudges it around the corner

43.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, floated up on the pads, pushed past short leg and Tendulkar chases

End of over 44 (7 runs) Bangladesh 161/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    29* (66b 4x4)      A Mishra    6-1-20-0
Mahmudullah    26* (35b 5x4)      Z Khan    15-4-40-3

Change of angle for Zaheer who goes around the sticks ...

44.1

Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, walks down the track and then adjusts to defend a length ball

44.2

Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, too fine and he glances nicely down to the fine leg sweeper

Switches back to over the stumps ...

44.3

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits a good length and Mushfiqur defends off the front foot firmly

44.4

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short ball, 134ks, pitches outside off and soars to Karthik

44.5

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length, angles past, and he shoulders arms

Hasan: "The first thing the bangladeshi batsmen should learn from mushfiqur rahim is how to leave ball in test cricket."

44.6

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, what placement! Zaheer tries another short ball to unsettle Mushfiqur but he gets up and pulls smack between square leg and midwicket, not timed all that well as he struggled to get over the bounce but he played it into the gap expertly

End of over 45 (5 runs) Bangladesh 166/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    33* (70b 5x4)      Z Khan    16-4-45-3
Mahmudullah    27* (37b 5x4)      A Mishra    6-1-20-0

45.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, well flighted, gets good dip on middle and leg and he defends

45.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, and again Mishra floats the ball up and gets it to dip, defended back

45.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, googly on middle and off, Mahmudullah stretches forward to block

45.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, comes forward and turns a flatter ball off his pads to midwicket

45.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller ball, slowly tossed up, gets lovely dip and ends up a yorker which he smartly defends while clearing the front leg

45.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, stabs at a googly which he doesn't pick and inside-edges to square leg

Shreeni: "If the Bangladeshis manage to reach 200, we have a real nail biter on store."

End of over 46 (maiden) Bangladesh 166/6
Mahmudullah    27* (43b 5x4)      A Mishra    7-2-20-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    33* (70b 5x4)      Z Khan    16-4-45-3

Zaheer from around the sticks ...

46.1

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, angles in off a short length and he rises to defend to the on side

A silly mid-on in place ...

46.2

Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets back and steers a short ball past backward point to Mishra

Change of angle again ...

46.3

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets over a length ball and defends to point

46.4

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on a length, straightens, and he gets across and defends

46.5

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball, makes him play, middle and off, smartly defended

46.6

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, just a bit fuller, angling back in, and he pushes it back with a straight bat

A lot of emails asking why India can't get the tail out. Well for starters they haven't reached the tail.

End of over 47 (2 runs) Bangladesh 168/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    34* (75b 5x4)      Z Khan    17-4-47-3
Mahmudullah    28* (44b 5x4)      A Mishra    7-2-20-0

47.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, tosses up a legbreak and gets Mahmudullah defending

47.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, again he gets forward and defends

47.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, drifts straighter and then dips, he comes well forward and blocks

47.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely shot from Mahmudullah, shot of the session, uses his feet superbly and gets to the pitch of a slower ball and drives it past two fielders for four

47.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 run, googly gone wrong, ends up a low full toss outside leg stump and he works it down to the sweeper for an easy single

47.6

Mishra to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, topspinner, Mushfiqur pushes forward and gets an inside edge

End of over 48 (5 runs) Bangladesh 173/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    34* (76b 5x4)      A Mishra    8-2-25-0
Mahmudullah    33* (49b 6x4)      Z Khan    17-4-47-3

48.1

Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, Mahmudullah rides the bounce and fends it in front of square leg, Mushfiqur sprints out and grounds his bat to beat the direct hit

48.2

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flashes at a full and wide ball, no need for that at this time

48.3

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leaves a length ball that pitches off and shapes across

48.4

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tempts a drive this time with a wider ball but he shoulders arms

48.5

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length ball on middle and off and he pushes it back

48.6

Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets to the pitch, drives to mid-off where Mishra slides

Abhijeet: "Maybe the problem with the Indians is that they're bowling to these two as if they're tailenders. Newsflash guys, they're middle order batsmen!"

End of over 49 (1 run) Bangladesh 174/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    34* (81b 5x4)      Z Khan    18-4-48-3
Mahmudullah    34* (50b 6x4)      A Mishra    8-2-25-0

49.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 1 no ball, pushes at a legbreak with soft hands and edges in front of the slips, its a no ball

49.1

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, comes forward and defends

49.2

Mishra to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, pushes at a googly and it flies in the air into the yawning gap at square

49.3

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, holds it up in the air, no shot offered as it turns outside off

49.4

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, gets some drift and he plays it back with a full face of the bat

49.5

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, flat ball on off stump, watchfully defended back

49.6

Mishra to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted in middle and off, he again gets forward and blocks

Rahman: "The conditions for batting are so good now, it would be a pity if Bangladesh cannot take a first innings lead. Mushy and Riyad are very capable of doing it. The Bangladesh top order should be embarrassed about themselves for missing this opportunity."

End of over 50 (3 runs) Bangladesh 177/6
Mahmudullah    36* (57b 6x4)      A Mishra    9-2-28-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    34* (81b 5x4)      Z Khan    18-4-48-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jan 24-27, 2010
India won by 10 wickets
Bangladesh v India at Chittagong - Jan 17-21, 2010
India won by 113 runs
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Jan 21, 2010

BCB President AHM Mustafa Kamal presents a memento to Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first batsman to cross 13,000 runs in Test cricket, Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day, January 21, 2010

BCB President AHM Mustafa Kamal presents a memento to Sachin Tendulkar

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Jan 21, 2010

Mushfiqur Rahim salutes the crowd on his century, Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day, January 21, 2010

Mushfiqur Rahim salutes the crowd on his century

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