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Day 5

1280dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Ashwin five-for bright spot in damp draw

Once the first session of the final day was washed out, the draw was inevitable, but India gave a glimpse into the possibilities had this match not lost 248 overs to rain by bowling Bangladesh out for 256 and enforcing a follow-on

1280dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Debunking the Mominul myth

Despite being one of Bangladesh's best batsmen and boasting a strike-rate not too dissimilar from his team-mates, he is considered a Test specialist and overlooked in limited overs

1280dMohammad Isam and Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Open to discussing DRS usage with team - Kohli

The BCCI has been adamant against the use of the Decision Review System for a while, but India captain Virat Kohli has said that he is open to discussing the matter with his team, moving forward into a long season in the subcontinent

Day 4

1281dAlagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Nervous Harbhajan strives for late gains

While R Ashwin found turn and bounce, Harbhajan Singh was stuck trying to land six balls in the same area before gaining the confidence to experiment

1281dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Tamim surpasses Bashar for Bangladesh record

Tamim Iqbal became Bangladesh's highest Test scorer when he scored seven runs on the fourth morning against India, crossing Habibul Bashar's 3026 runs

Day 3

1282dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

'Our batsmen are mentally ready' - Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan has said that consulting his old coach Nazmul Abedeen helped him tweak his action on the third day of the Fatullah Test against India

1282dAlagappan Muthu in Fatullah

India batsmen put team before self

None of them curbed themselves even when Bangladesh's spinners found appreciable turn. Setting up the first innings, posting a large enough total, and chase a result was a high priority

1282dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Why the Bangladesh tour was scheduled for wet June

India's packed schedule, coupled with the BCB's delay in adhering to the proposals put forth by the Big Three last year meant there was little room in the international calendar to organise a full series

1282dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Aggressive Jubair deserves long-term investment

Leaking 113 runs in 19 overs in spin-friendly conditions will be frowned upon by many in Bangladesh, but the two wickets suggested that he is going to attack the batsman despite being attacked

Day 2

1283dAlagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Pujara the loser in 6-5 roulette

If India continue playing five bowlers in their upcoming Tests, it would leave four batsmen fighting out for two spots, and at the moment, Cheteshwar Pujara isn't in favour

Day 1

1284dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Bangladesh's mindset behind one-man pace attack

Picking the single pace bowler is yet another message from captain Mushfiqur Rahim and coach Chandika Hathurusingha that an attacking bowling line-up in their Test team is low on their list of priorities


1279dAlagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Ashwin finds peace with the offbreak

R Ashwin has reaped the benefits of reverting to classic offspin bowling and with the confidence his captain shows in him, he can become deadly

1285dAlagappan Muthu

India ready to script Kohli-Saha saga

A new Test captain, a new wicketkeeper, a new administration, and whole new set of challenges. Indian cricket's latest chapter begins now

1285dMohammad Isam in Fatullah

Pitch appears to puzzle Bangladesh

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has said he was surprised to see a layer of cut grass on the pitch for the one-off Test against India in Fatullah

Hope yet for India?


Number of times India has bowled out the opposition in less than 30 overs - v Eng (1981), Ban (2004) & SA (2006)

Another Rainy Draw Looms


Number of times BGD have previously drawn a Test v IND, also a rain affected game in 2007. They lost the other 6 Tests

a Hiatus


International matches that Harbhajan Singh has missed between his last appearance for India (2013) and this Test

Rare dismissal


Number of previous instances where Tamim iqbal has been dismissed stumped in a Test match - by Hafeez (2015)

Nervous much?


Instances of an Indian batsman being dismissed in the 90s over the last 2 years, more than batsmen from any other team

Awesome Twosome


Number of times both Indian openers have made 150+ scores - twice by Vijay and Dhawan

Ominous Signs


India's average score in the first innings of Tests against Bangladesh, their highest against any team

Home is Away


Number of previous Tests for Rahane on the subcontinent (v Aus, Delhi, 2013). He has played 13 Tests outside Asia

India's best


Runs scored by Murali Vijay in the last 12 months. He is the only Indian to make 1000+ runs. Virat Kohli has scored 840

A subcontinent giant


Runs for Dhawan in four Test innings in Asia; overseas he has scored 580 runs in 20 innings

Firing on both cylinders


Number of times both Indian openers have made 100s in a Test innings in the last 10 years, the most such instances for any team