Statistical Review: India vs Bangladesh, One-Off Test Day 4
Bangladesh are fighting to save their historical first ever Test match on the Indian soil. On day 4 at Hyderabad, Bangladesh were bundled out for 388 runs after their overnight score of 322/6 in the first innings. India took 299 runs lead over the visitors but still not enforced follow-on to the Bangladesh.
India put a quick-fire 159/4 on the board before announcing declare their second innings. India put a big target of 459-run for Bangladesh to win this Test.
Chasing down that total, Bangladesh were 103/3 at stumps on day 4. At the end of the day, Bangladesh has needed more 356 runs to win this Test.
Brief Scores: India – 687/6 decl. (Virat Kohli 204, Murali Vijay 108, Taijul Islam 3/156) & 159/4 decl. (Cheteshwar Pujara 54*, Virat Kohli 38, Taskin Ahmed 2/43)
Bangladesh – 388 (Mushfiqur Rahim 127, Shakib Al Hasan 82, Umesh Yadav 3/84) & 103/3 (Soumya Sarkar 42, Mominul Haque 27, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/34)
Here are some statistical highlights from Day 4:
- Bangladesh skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim hit a brilliant fighting century during Bangladesh’ first innings as he was dismissed on 127 runs. It is the 5th Test century by a Bangladeshi batsman against India and it is also the 4th highest individual Test score (in an innings) by a Bangladeshi batsman against India.
Also it is Mushfiqur Rahim’s 2nd Test century against India. Mushfiqur became the first Bangladesh batsman to score more than one Test century in career against India.
Meanwhile, it was Mushfiqur Rahim’s 5th Test century in his Test career. Mushfiqur became the third Bangladesh batsman to score 5 or more Test century in career. The other two Bangladesh batsmen are: Tamim Iqbal (5 Test centuries) and Mohammad Ashraful (6 Test centuries).
Also Mushfiqur Rahim is the 3rd wicketkeeper-captain to score a Test century on Indian soil. Australian Adam Gilchrist (once) and Indian MS Dhoni (5 times) are the other two players.
- At the end of the first innings, Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 3,049 runs in his Test career. On the day, he surpassed Habibul Bashar (3,026 Test runs) and became 3rd most Test runs scorer for Bangladesh. The top two batsmen in this list are: Tamim Iqbal (3,470 Test runs) and Shakib Al Hasan (3,316 Test runs).
- After dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim in the Bangladesh’s first innings, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completed to take his 250th Test wicket. It is Ashwin’s 45th Test match which means Ashwin became the fastest bowler (in terms of no.of Test matches) to take 250 Test wickets. The previous record holder was former Australian pacer Dennis Lillee who had achieved this feat in 48 Tests.
On the other hand, Ashwin took 5 years and 95 days since his Test debut to take 250 Test wickets. It is the second quickest (in terms of no.of days) to take 250 Test wickets. Former English off-spinner Graeme Swann is the record holder in this place as he had taken 4 years and 345 days to achieve this feat.
- Bangladesh were bowled out for 388 in the first innings. It is Bangladesh’s 2nd highest total in a Test innings against India. The record is 400 at Dhaka in 2000.
- After scoring 83 in the first innings, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hit another half-century in the second innings as he scored an unbeaten 54 runs in that innings. Pujara became the first Indian batsman to score 50+ in the both innings of a test match against Bangladesh.
- After making 159/4 in the second innings, Indian skipper announced declaration their innings. It is India’s second lowest declared Test total against Bangladesh. The lowest in this list is 100/6 at Chittagong in 2007.
Also it (159/4 decl.) is the 5th lowest declared Test total for India on the Indian soil and also 6th lowest declared Test total for India in overall Test history.
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