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2nd Test, Mirpur, December 22 - 25, 2022, India tour of Bangladesh
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227 & 231
(T:145) 314 & 145/7

India won by 3 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/71, 2/66 & 42*
ravichandran-ashwin
Player Of The Series
222 runs
cheteshwar-pujara
Match centre 
Scores: @Thilak_Rama
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Comms: Ekanth and Vishal
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 227/10(73.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
India 314/10(86.3 overs)
1st INNINGS
Rishabh Pant 93 (104)
Taijul Islam4/74 (25)
Shreyas Iyer 87 (105)
Shakib Al Hasan4/79 (19.3)
Bangladesh 231/10(70.2 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Litton Das 73 (98)
Axar Patel3/68 (19.2)
India 145/7(47 overs)
2nd INNINGS
end of over 4716 runs
IND: 145/7CRR: 3.08 
Ravichandran Ashwin42 (62b 4x4 1x6)
Shreyas Iyer29 (46b 4x4)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 19-4-63-5
Shakib Al Hasan 14-0-50-2

Rahul collects the trophy, the team poses in delight. Kuldeep, Pant, Axar, Easawan all pose a little while later. A riveting game ends with India sneaking past Bangladesh to get a 2-0 series win. The game had many talking points, lots will be inspected in the content coming up here on ESPNcricinfo. Check it out. There are also the Boxing Day Tests between Australia and South Africa, and Pakistan and New Zealand starting tomorrow. The festive season is showering us with cricket and you can catch it all here. For now, it's goodbye from me, Ekanth, my report writing co-commentator, Vishal Dikshit, Hemant Brar who was here for the first three days, and our scorer, Thilak Rama.

Bhabesh : "Surprised that Shreyas is not the PoS" Yes, even Ashwin said he'd share his award with Shreyas if the latter hadn't won the POTS.

KL Rahul, India Captain You just trust the guys in the middle. There's always belief but there were nerves, we are human. But we trusted the batters out. Today, Ashwin and Shreyas did it with ease and style. Well done to them to earn India the win. We never thought it'd be a cakewalk, thought we need to grind and work hard for runs which Bangladesh did. It was tougher with the new ball. We lost more wickets than we'd have liked. We've made mistakes but will look to learn and hopefully put a better performance if a similar situation arises in the future. Happy with our bowling depth in the last 6-7 years. The series wins say a lot about how well we've groomed our pace attack. Ashwin and Axar have also done really well. Umesh put his hands up, Jaydev came in after a long time but bowled phenomenally well and probably deserved more wickets than he got. But the pressure helped Ashwin and Axar capitalise.

Cheteshwar Pujara is the POTS: It's been a hard series, series was very competitive. I feel I've found my rhythm. A lot of hard work has been put in, I've played many first-class games and have worked on my game. (On first-class) If you look at the gap between Test series, playing first-class helps keep in touch. Each game is important with the WTC and you have to be on top of your game. I've played many first-class and Test matches. You need to be mentally strong.

R Ashwin is the POTM: Been a long time, hello, Sanjay. Game was on the line. I thought Bangladesh played really well. The game had to be won the hard way. Shreyas batted beautifully, if he wasn't the player of the series, I'd have shared this with him. In these situations, sometimes you feel you need to hit your way. They bowled well. But we needed to trust our defence. I wanted to get in and support Shreyas. Pitches were good, they were a touch slow. But the ball made a difference. The hosts put us under a lot of pressure. Good performances as well.

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Captain: Everyone contributed, we've played well in this venue. Shreyas and Ashwin batted well under pressure. We needed one more wicket. We can think of lots of ifs and buts but happy with the way we thought. It was unfortunate I couldn't bowl well in the first Test, but happy to have done well here. The mindset of the team makes me happy. Hopefully, we get better results next year.

11:37am: Hitesh: "Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer strong contendors for MoM and MoS.." We'll find out now. Presentations are on.

Siddharth : "Not to forget Axar Patel. Valuable runs under Supreme pressure."

Manu: "Somebody commented yesterday that this match might end like the Laxman-Ojha win against Aus. Well not quite, but it was close "

India's Word Test Championship status is still on course, they are still on No. 2, with Australia to tour in February next year. They'll have many a question to answer, particularly about the top order. For now, they can rejoice in this hard-fought win.

11:18am: Handshakes and hugs around in the Indian camp, Bangladesh's fielders shake hands. Bear hugs from the coach to the two batters. Shakib too, shakes hands. Bangladesh put up a tremendous fight, coming back via Litton with the bat, later Mehidy with the ball. They got three wickets under thirty runs in the morning today. Pant's wicket seemed huge. Shakib and Mehidy were all over the batters. Ashwin came in to join the calm Shreyas, both batters rode out the storm, took scoring opportunities when they came along as time passed. Mominul dropped a chance off Ashwin when the score was 80 and he was on one, the batter capitalised on it big time, he had a tough time after that for a while but took the game head-on once the target neared. The pitch offered spin and variable bounce but the duo smartly scrapped through to a 2-0 series win.

Hitesh: "Last over was pure T20 "

suneel: "AshWIN"

46.6
4
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Ashwin, FOUR runs

Pulled, is that enough? Yes! The 71-run partnership is match-winning. It Helps India come back from a precarious position and maintain the undefeated record against Bangladesh in Tests. It was a shortish ball that kept a bit low was whacked. Midwicket runs back but can't chase it down. Sixteen off the last over seals the game. Ashwin punched the air right away, knew he had enough. Goes to Shreyas, shakes hands and hugs him.

46.5
4
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Ashwin, FOUR runs

Inside out over wide mid-off, Ashwin brings it down to four to win! It was full and flighted, no one in the deep. Ashwin got to the pitch and offers Shreyas some relief.

46.4
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Ashwin, no run

Punches a length ball to short mid-on

46.3
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Ashwin, no run

Fullish ball on off at 81 kph, hits Ashwin on the glove and falls in front

46.2
2
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Ashwin, 2 runs

Outside edge off the full-faced push takes it wide of slip.

46.1
6
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Ashwin, SIX runs

One-handed pull, it's Ashwin not Pant, who clobbers the length ball on leg over deep midwicket for an 84-metre six. Just ten to get! Litton's sitting on the ground, the faces are gloomy in the crowd.

Saad: ""Where is Mehidy Hassan?"" He's on from the Walton end now, swapping ends after bowling ten from the other end

end of over 464 runs
IND: 129/7CRR: 2.80 
Ravichandran Ashwin26 (56b 2x4)
Shreyas Iyer29 (46b 4x4)
Shakib Al Hasan 14-0-50-2
Khaled Ahmed 2-0-12-0

Khan: "Bangladesh to win this match by 2 runs. " Nice to see there's always hope

45.6
1
Shakib to Ashwin, 1 run

Slightly short on leg, clipped off the back foot to deep midwicket

Some issue with the sightscreen as a couple of people are walking around the seats. Ashwin pulls out and the bowler reloads

45.5
2
Shakib to Ashwin, 2 runs

Misfield at mid-off by Shanto who runs in to stop the single allows two. It was a full ball that was pushed, Shanto ran in and looked to collect it on the move but couldn't. Has to run back to the outfield

Pramod Kumar: "Now, the required runs in TEENS!"

45.4
Shakib to Ashwin, no run

Slightly back of length, given air. The 79 kph ball is punched to point

45.3
Shakib to Ashwin, no run

Length outside off, left alone

Charles J: "I would rate Ashwin's this innings more than any of his test hundreds If Ashwin stays and India win this match. "

45.2
1
Shakib to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Full outside off, pushed to long-off

45.1
Shakib to Shreyas Iyer, no run

Full around off, pushed back to the bowler

end of over 454 runs
IND: 125/7CRR: 2.77 
Ravichandran Ashwin23 (52b 2x4)
Shreyas Iyer28 (44b 4x4)
Khaled Ahmed 2-0-12-0
Taijul Islam 11-4-14-0

The ice-and-fire combination of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had a sensational year, which they rounded up with the French Open Super 750 title. The year 2022 has been a game-changer for Indian badminton and Sat-Chi, who are ESPN India's Male athletes of the year, led this change with their evolution.

44.6
Khaled to Ashwin, no run

Length over off, blocked towards cover

Ashwin pulls out late, Khaled continues running through. Makes his way almost to the batter's crease, Ashwin apologises.

Santy: "Why hands on head? Please explain " Gesticulation of disappointment.

44.5
Khaled to Ashwin, no run

Ashwin gets down to the grubber, fielders have hands on heads! It came off, rather didn't, from a length on off. Ashwin descended his bat on the last second. It hit the bottom of the bat.

44.4
Khaled to Ashwin, no run

Full around off, driven off the middle. Finds cover. Ashwin cries in frustration. Either "ayyo" or "nahi", not sure

44.3
2
Khaled to Ashwin, 2 runs

Back of length outside off, caresses it through cover in the gap. Raises the partnership to 51

Venkat: "Shreyaswin partnership"

44.2
1
Khaled to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Length around off, pushed to deep point. Stand rises to 49

44.1
1
Khaled to Ashwin, 1 run

Short and Ashwin pulls it from under the armpit to deep square leg. No one at square leg, so he could keep it in the air for a bit

Three slips

end of over 442 runs
IND: 121/7CRR: 2.75 
Ravichandran Ashwin20 (47b 2x4)
Shreyas Iyer27 (43b 4x4)
Taijul Islam 11-4-14-0
Khaled Ahmed 1-0-8-0

murali factors a few numbers in: "145 = 1! 4! 5! :-) "

Endgame on now, 24 runs to get, where's Carlos Brathwaite? A hat-trick would do for Bangladesh.

43.6
1
Taijul to Ashwin, 1 run

Full outside off, pushes to deep point.

43.5
Taijul to Ashwin, no run

Length outside off, punched to silly mid-off's left pad and it ricochets to the keeper

Best performances - batters
RR Pant
RR Pant IND
93 runs (104)
7 fours5 sixes
Control
89%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
3 fours0 six
94751436711
SS Iyer
SS Iyer IND
87 runs (105)
10 fours2 sixes
Control
88%
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
2 fours1 six
3115911151221
Best performances - bowlers
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mehidy Hasan Miraz BAN
O
19
M
4
R
63
W
5
ECO
3.31
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
UT Yadav
UT Yadav IND
O
15
M
4
R
25
W
4
ECO
1.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
India
Ravichandran Ashwin
Player Of The Series
India
Cheteshwar Pujara
Series resultIndia won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2484
Match days22,23,24,25 December 2022 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Brown
Bangladesh
Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire
England
Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh
Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 12, Bangladesh 0
Language
English
Hindi
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TEAMMWLDPTPCT
AUS15101413675.56
IND148429958.93
SL105416453.33
SA136617648.72
ENG22108412446.97
WI114525440.91
PAK144646438.10
NZ112633627.27
BAN1211011611.11