Ashwin takes 5 wickets, Bhajji goes past Akram as one-off Test ends in draw

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Fatullah: Ravichandran Ashwin expel his web with a five-wicket transport and was duly complemented by Harbhajan Singh before India staid for a pull opposite an irritable Bangladesh in a rain-marred one-off cricket Test that was interrupted by downpours on all 5 days.

A good day for Indians in a margin though a compare meandered to a predicted draw. AFP Photos.A good day for Indians in a margin though a compare meandered to a predicted draw. AFP Photos.

A good day for Indians in a margin though a compare meandered to a predicted draw. AFP Photos.

With some-more than 250 overs mislaid during a whole generation of a match, a visitors would feel detrimental that they didn’t even get 3 full days of cricket that could have decisively slanted a compare in their favour.

Virat Kohli’s boys were higher in all departments and would positively have a psychological advantage going into a three-match ODI array starting Thursday.

In respond to India’s initial innings measure of 462 for six, Bangladesh, resuming during 111 for 3 after a opening event was cleared out, faced a indignity of being shot out for 256 in 65.5 overs — 7 runs brief of avoiding a follow-on.

While Ashwin, with 5/87 from 25 overs, bamboozled a Bangladeshi batsmen with infamous spin and bounce, Harbhajan (3/64 in 17.5 overs) also fit his inclusion in a side bowling good in rags to spin a ninth top Test wicket-taker in a story of a game, leading Pakistan fable Wasim Akram.

In fact, Kohli substantially wanted to expostulate home a indicate by seeking Bangladesh to follow-on in what was an insignificant final hour of play on a fifth day where usually dual sessions were probable due to overnight rain.

When play was finally called off, Bangladesh were 23 for no detriment in a 15 overs that were bowled in their second innings.

For Bangladesh, Imrul Kayes (72) was a top-scorer though immature debutant Litton Kumar Das played a poetic cameo conflict a quickfire 44 off 45 balls with 8 fours and a 6 before being gobbled by Rohit Sharma during behind brief leg off Ashwin.

Another youngster Soumya Sarkar (37) also showed his aggressive bravery though could not modify his start.

The dual sessions on a day were dominated by Ashwin as he initial got Shakib al Hasan (9) when a left-hander attempted to cut a smoothness that bounced a shade additional and Wriddhiman Saha took a intelligent locate behind a stumps.

Left-handed Soumya came in and counter-attacked a Indian spin twin as runs came during a satisfactory clip. Soumya pulled Ashwin for a range and followed it with a lofted expostulate over mid-on.

Another southpaw Imrul Kayes was also conflict a occasional range as a scoreboard kept ticking during their 51-run mount for a fifth wicket. Harbhajan bowled a occasional good smoothness though was guilty of bowling a range round in any over early on in his spell when he was perplexing to settle down.

However a ‘Turbanator’ got his second plant when he private an in-form Kayes (72), who misjudged a length while charging out.

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The maestro offie had condensed a length and smoothness also had spin and rebound that kick a maladroit opener as Wriddhiman got his third plant of a innings with a neat stumping.

Kayes became Harbhajan’s 415th Test compare wicket as he climbed to ninth place in a all-time top wicket-takers’ list in a longer chronicle withdrawal behind Akram’s 414 scalps from 102 games.

In a really subsequent over, Soumya, who had reached a quickfire 37, paid for his misdeed as he played a idle shot distant divided from his physique to give Varun Aaron his initial plant of a match.

But India were in for some warn as Litton started holding detached a bowling.

He initial swept Harbhajan for a range and afterwards pulled Varun Aaron over far-reaching mid-on for a second boundary. When Ashwin came behind into a attack, Litton lofted him for Bangladesh’s initial 6 and afterwards toil swept him for boundary.

Umesh Yadav paid for being haphazard as he was initial cut and afterwards flicked for a range as he crossed 30 in no time.

Shuvagata Hom (9), who was fortifying dourly during a other end, however, became Ashwin’s fourth scalp as a spin and rebound got a improved of him when he lobbed one to Rohit Sharma during behind short-leg with measure during 219 for 7 when tea was called.

Once Litton got out after tea, a follow-on looked approaching as Harbhajan accounted for Mohammed Shahid and Jubair Hossain was run-out due to some intelligent work by Wriddhiman, who was brillant behind a stumps.

PTI

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