PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
Magnificent Mayank Agarwal continued his mind-boggling run in the longest format as his scintillating 243 took India to 493/6 against Bangladesh on day 2 of the first test. Laced with 28 fours and 8 mammoth sixes. The in-form opener, who has hit three tons and two double hundreds in his last five Test innings, pulverized the Bangladesh bowling. He completed his 200 with a six off Mehidy Hasan and raised his arms amid a standing ovation from the crowd in Indore. The Indian opener was finally dismissed for 243 thanks to a fine catch from Abu Jayed. Mayank alongside Ajinkya Rahane (86) stitched a colossal 190 run partnership to take India to a comfortable position after the hosts lost Cheterwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in quick dismissal early in the day. Pujara scored 54 runs and Kohli failed to score any run. Mayank then added 123 runs with Ravindra Jadeja for the fifth wicket to put India in total control. Towards the end of the day, Umesh Yadav and Jadeja threw the kitchen sink at Bangladeshi bowlers to take India close to 500 run mark. At stumps on Day 2, Jadeja was unbeaten on 60 while Umesh was 25 not out as India reached 493 for six, leading a hapless Bangladesh team by a whopping 343 runs.
Abu Jayed, the Bangladesh seamer, showcased glimpses of his potential with a four-wicket haul against India on Day 2 of the first Test of the two-match series. Abu Jayed is one wicket away from becoming the first Bangladeshi fast bowler to take a Test-match five-wicket haul for more than six years. Jayed consistently found a hint of swing and seam through the course of the innings. Jayed has already removed Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, and could have completed the five-for had Imrul Kayes held on to a simple catch in the slips off Mayank Agarwal's edge on the first evening.
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