India v Bangladesh, only Test, Hyderabad, 5th day February 13, 2017

Jadeja, Ishant wrap up India's 208-run win

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India 687 for 6 dec. (Kohli 204, Vijay 108, Saha 106*, Taijul 3-156) and 159 for 4 dec. (Pujara 54*) beat Bangladesh 388 (Mushfiqur 127, Umesh 3-84) and 250 (Mahmudullah 64, Ashwin 4-73, Jadeja 4-78) by 208 runs
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Ravindra Jadeja's relentless accuracy and Ishant Sharma's reverse-swing ensured India dismissed Bangladesh for 250 in an improbable chase of 459 and secured a 208-run victory in Hyderabad, extending their undefeated streak to 19 Tests.

Bangladesh's major source of resistance on the fifth day came via a Jekyll-and-Hyde 56-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, who made his first fifty since July 2015. Facing a target of 481 - 22 more than Bangladesh were set in Hyderabad - South Africa tried to block their way out to a draw in Delhi in 2015 but couldn't. Chasing 475 in Indore last year, New Zealand attacked and collapsed dramatically. Bangladesh did a bit of both to play out 100.3 overs, and had lasted 127.5 in the first innings as well. Though they couldn't win their first Test in India, they did bat more than 100 overs twice in a match for a sixth time.

Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah showed sound judgement outside the off stump against the seamers but took on the spinners, sometimes at great risk. Mushfiqur charged at Ashwin's second ball of the day - a non-turning offbreak - to cover drive a boundary all along the ground. Two balls later, he used his feet again, but hit over the top against the break to hole out to wide mid-off. While it is understandable that the Bangladesh captain wanted to upset India's best bowler, he might just have taken it too far. Mushfiqur exposed the inexperienced lower-middle order to the opposition and added to the list of inglorious Bangladesh dismissals in the recent past.

Ishant Sharma pinned Sabbir lbw for 22 in the fourth over after lunch. Mahmudullah, who had sent Jadeja over the top for back-to-back fours, continued to live dangerously against spin. But it was pace that undid him. Ishant tucked him up with a chest-high short ball on the leg stump and forced a top-edged pull to long leg.

Mehedi Hasan and Kamrul Islam Rabbi saw off the second new ball with a partnership of 17 in 85 balls, but the re-introduction of Jadeja produced the breakthrough. He found extra bounce and turn to glance off Mehedi's glove and into Wriddhiman Saha's. Taijul skied a top edge and was caught at short leg though both KL Rahul and M Vijay went for it with neither one backing out.

Ashwin completed formalities in bizarre fashion as the tea break was postponed. His slider beat No.11 Taskin Ahmed and India appealed, presumably for lbw. Umpire Marais Erasmus went across to his partner Joel Wilson and brought Chris Gaffaney, the third umpire, into play to check for a bat-pad catch. The replay showed the ball had clearly skidded past the inside edge, but Virat Kohli went for a DRS review that confirmed the lbw.

Ashwin bowled only 14.3 overs on the last day as opposed to Jadeja who wheeled away for 29 overs and nearly bagged his second successive five-wicket haul in the second innings. Like a popgun, he kept firing into the rough in an interrupted spell this morning. His 14-6-31-1 included the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan, which summed up the enormity of negotiating a deteriorating fifth-day track in India. Jadeja got one to explode from the rough outside off, graze the top glove of Shakib and loop to Cheteshwar Pujara at short leg. Jadeja celebrated, sticking his tongue out and flashing a naughty little smile. It would only grow as the day wore on.

Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Sid on February 16, 2017, 22:46 GMT

    @AMMO666 - LOL..your comment seems to be full of hatred. You dont want to see the obvious picture. You only see what you want to see. To start with, yes, Ishant's celebration was a bit overboard. But to be honest he was abusing sabbir or taunting him. It wasn't overaggressive. Bowlers, especially, Pace bowlers gets excited when they work on a batsman and get him in a planned way. Second, your rant about the pitch. Its totally childish. Trying to defend BD batting by saying something naive. Grow up bud. The 5th day pitch was still bful to bat albeit some challenges, but in no way was it unplayable. Infact it was much much better than 90% of the other day 5 pitches around the world. Finally about fans. Yes, there are some immature and troll fans in every country. We have our fair share. You seem to have the most though. Don't forget how it all started with BD trolling Indian cricketers. So,do improve yourself first before expecting. Most people have already stopped commenting on BD mtchs

  • Shah on February 16, 2017, 8:59 GMT

    Ishant should have been fined from his match fees due to sledging Sabbir with those annoying gestures...why match referee overlooked is it just because its in IND or what???? And by the way it didn't look at all No.09 ranked team playing against No.1 lol... the pitch was also too FLAT also especially first two days, then from 4th it began to change a bit then on 5th it was the worst suddenly for any great batsmen with uneven bounce & abnormal turn, thats why home track king kohli didn't enforce follow on being sensible... IND can only deserve to be No.1 when they can perform even close playing in overseas conditions such as in NZ, AUS & SA at the same time their hilarious, delusional & disrespectful fans must grow up by not showing their poor mentality & arrogance towards opposition...learn to give credit when its due little or big, be humble try to earn respect first by not degrading BD & other test teams, only then you get respect in return! To be honest i don't see any alternates.

  • karthik on February 15, 2017, 15:24 GMT

    MAHBUB4149 bd fans need to improve from saying ifs and buts....if we had taken those catches...if we had fielded well....the truth is bd dint play well. They lost.

  • ankur on February 15, 2017, 13:13 GMT

    Well played team India. They showed us the cricket, which we Indians love the most. Class batting, quick scoring sessions, spells, bowling and entertaining celebrations. BD team did play well too. I thank them for visiting us. I hope the sourness between both sets of fans reduces. As a tip to BD fans from an Indian fan. Please do not take this in a wrong manner BD fans. I think BD fans need to start criticising their team more, instead of settling for minor moral victories. This will help the team improve too. Us Indian fans, we make sure that our team realises their mistake whenever they perform badly. Heck we even berate them, even when they win. This is one of the factor that India has improved in the last 10 years! BD fans should demand for results, because everyone know that they got talent.

  • Anil on February 15, 2017, 10:07 GMT

    @Dellnar All the teams you mentioned and boasted about your 100 overes . Do you know india has never provided such a flat track to any team which lasted for 5 days as a pure flat tack. Even batsman like Saha were playing as if they were Sachin. And please note that AUS team will once again not get this type of pitch . Just watch few VIDEO of SAF last tour of india , and you will understand what i mean . Apart from Shakib on 5th day , no one got any unplayable delevery from spinner

  • MD on February 15, 2017, 7:51 GMT

    @ A. Rahman: I do not want to comment about total quality of Indian bowling since their spin attack may be teeth-less in bouncy track. But the way Umesh Yadav bowled in BD-INDIA test, its simply outstanding. This is from a BD fan.

  • Manesh on February 15, 2017, 6:28 GMT

    @A.Rahman. Still they were enough to get 20 BD wicket. That means you agree that BD batting too mediocre? So, BD fans agreed with rest of the world.

  • MD on February 15, 2017, 4:32 GMT

    @KARTHIKFROMCHENNAI & CRICFAN74738026: Friend, this is not bowling to improve first for BD. BD needs to improve fielding first. If they didn't drop easy catches/not missed easy run out chance/ not missed easy stamping, IND would not be able to score 400 + in first innings. That might create another history in Hyderabad test.

  •   Ulhas Vilankar on February 14, 2017, 20:29 GMT

    Looking at the current Indian bowling attack in tests; it's high time Iran Pathan is given a chance. He is bowling well is the domestic matches. He has been one of the finestbowlers India has produced. Deserves more opprtunities. He was the victim of dirty politics by .... you know who? Pls pls consider him for the upcoming Australia series.

  • sapjob7026530 on February 14, 2017, 18:52 GMT

    @A.RAHMAN ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017, 18:11 GMT "TVUMPIRE.COM: Mushfiqur scored 100 against India who has mediocre bowling attack. No wonder he did jump or wave."

    If you think that IND's bowling is mediocre, then BAN's batting must be pathetic. If you cannot score against a mediocre bowling attack on a flat track, you don't deserve to play Test Cricket. It is high time AFG replaces this club team BAN.