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.
The first day-night Test in India threatens to be the shortest in the country. After two days, India were just four wickets away from their longest winning streak. It looked like India's day, but Bangladesh fought back strongly to finish the day with an 89-run deficit. After losing a number of wickets early on and finding themselves at 13 for 4, they rallied through Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim. Mushfiqur ended the day unbeaten at 59 and will continue to bat on Sunday. Ishant Sharma finished the day by taking four wickets, while Umesh Yadav claimed two. Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli scored another century, it was his 27th century, his 20th as captain, going past Ricky Ponting and only behind Graeme Smith’s 25. The day began with India 68 in the lead, seven wickets in hand and Kohli scored another century looking like a matter of routine. Kohli started the day with Ajinkya Rahane, who scored his 20th half-century. Indian captain Virat Kohli declared Indian innings after losing nine-wicket and gave Bangladesh a chance to survive 44 overs on the second evening.
India scored runs in the first session with Kohli and Rahane, but the second new ball with natural light fading was tricky as the ball was moving around considerably than in the afternoon. India lost 5 wickets for 42 runs before they declared. The way Ishant started, it didn't look like Bangladesh would last the night. The experienced pacer removed Shadman Islam and Mominul Haque for ducks in consecutive overs. He then came back to claim the wicket of Imrul Kayes after Mohammad Mithun was removed by Umesh Yadav. But batting got a lot easier as the final session progressed as the ball wasn't moving much. When they took the innings into the 14th over, Mahmudullah and Rahim had put together Bangladesh's longest partnership of the match. Mahmudullah, however, had to retire hurt for 39 off 41. Ishant then got rid of Mehidy Hasan in his comeback spell while Umesh got out Taijul in the last over of the day. Bangladesh still trail by 89 runs.
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