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Day 5

1107dMohammad Isamin Hyderabad

Was trying to disturb Ashwin's length - Mushfiqur

The Bangladesh captain said he was trying to disturb the Indian offspinner's length and missed the line, resulting in his dismissal at a crucial stage on the fifth day with the side attempting a draw

1107dAakash Chopra

Ravindra Jadeja roughs 'em up

Aakash Chopra analyses the various methods used by India's bowlers to bowl Bangladesh out on a fifth-day pitch that was still quite good to bat on

1106dMohammad Isam

I'm happy with all my roles - Mushfiqur Rahim

The Bangladesh captain has responded to discussion about his workload by saying that he is happy with his roles in the Test squad and his future as a captain is solely in the BCB's hands

Day 4

1108dMohammad Isam in Hyderabad

Bangladesh need to look after Mushfiqur's fitness

With Mushfiqur Rahim gradually entering a stage of his career normally considered the peak of a batsman, Bangladesh have to wonder if relieving him of his keeping duties might help bring out his best with the bat

Day 3

1109dMohammad Isam in Hyderabad

Umesh's spell the best I have faced - Shakib

Shakib Al Hasan was all praise for the way his Kolkata Knight Riders team-mate troubled Bangladesh with both conventional and reverse swing on day three

Day 2

1110dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Kohli 204, Saha 106*, India 687

Virat Kohli struck his fourth double-hundred in four consecutive Test series as India surged to their third 600-plus score in three successive innings

1110dSidharth Monga

Kohli's ambition makes all the difference

Virat Kohli's double-century in Hyderabad is further evidence of a batsman in his absolute prime, and as he pushes his limits in Test cricket records are bound to fall by the wayside

1110dMohammad Isam

Taijul shows his value in a struggling attack

Taijul Islam fits neatly into Bangladesh's Test line-up, often stemming the flow of runs when the opposition is piling on the pressure; but has the management shown enough faith in him?

Day 1

1111dSidharth Monga

Pujara and Vijay give India insurance

They are old-fashioned Test batsmen with a contrasting approach, but the sight of the two doing well together in a partnership is the sign that the India Test team is doing well


1112dMohammad Isam in Hyderabad

Rivalry aside, teams gear up for 'great occasion'

There has been plenty of needle between both sides in recent times, but ahead of Bangladesh's historic Test in India, all the talk veered towards nostalgia and warmth

1112dMohammad Isam in Hyderabad

Important to back your top XI - Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has said that while the bowling attack can change depending on conditions,constantly changing the batting line-up affects the confidence of the players

Starts, but no conversion


The last instance of Bangladesh's top-3 all reaching double-figures, but none going past 25, before today. Last such instance vs India was by SL in Kanpur in 2009.

Shakib's best vs India


Previous highest score for Shakib in Tests against India, in 8 innings. He has scored his maiden fifty against them.

Shakib-Mushfiqur in 2017


Runs added by Shakib and Mushfiqur as a pair in Tests this year, in 2 innings. They shared a 359-run p'ship in Wellington and 107-run p'ship in this match.

Mushfiqur's favourties


Mushfiqur Rahim's average in 5 Test innings against India - his best against any opposition. He has a century, two 30-plus scores and another fifty today.

Good Form


Number of centuries for Mushfiqur Rahim against India - Most for Bangladesh against India. Rahim also scored 159 in his previous Test against New Zealand.

Amazing Ashwin


Number of wickets for R Ashwin in 45 Tests - Quickest to reach this feat going past Dennis Lillee who got there in 48 Tests

Long time coming


No of innings since Mahmudullah's last half-century. He made 67 against SA in 2015. In 9 out of his last 10 innings he has been dismissed between 10 and 40.