India and Bangladesh are currently playing against each other in the second Test match of the two-match series in the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The Indian team is ahead in the series by 1-0. It seemed like Bangladesh are in contention for winning the second Test match and leveling the series by 1-1.
Former legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was not happy with the Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan after his bad outing with the bat in both innings of the match. Shakib was dismissed on 16 in the first innings while in the second inning he got out after scoring only 13 runs.
“’What is Shakib’s age? May be he should get his eyes checked. He is a very good batsman, but twice he has got out in that manner. I don’t mean any disrespect, please don’t misunderstand me. I think it might me an idea. Those were not driveable balls. Those weren’t even slower deliveries, they were proper pacing deliveries.” Gavaskar was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times.
Who is ahead in the second match?
Notably, Shakib has been struggling to get his form back although one could argue that the southpaw played a great-hearted innings in the second innings of the first Test, scoring 84 runs when the Bangla Tigers were chasing a mammoth target of 513.
Coming to the second Test match, the Shakib Al Hasan-led team were restricted to 227 runs in the first innings, and with the help of Rishabh Pant’s tremendous knock of 93, India were bowled out for 314 runs. Much to the delight of the Indian fans, the Bangladeshi team were soon bowled out for 231 runs in their second innings, setting a target of 145.
As far as India’s chase in the second Test is concerned, at stumps on Day 3, the Indian camp remained at 45/4, although they were chasing a small target. It was Mehidy Hasan who brought the chaos with the ball taking 3 wickets at the end of the day and it remained to be seen if the off-break bowler would pick more wickets on Day 4.