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India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match at Kolkata, Day 2, Highlights: India Four Wickets From Win

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20:31 (IST)

And with that wicket, it will be stumps. India are four wickets away from the series sweep. Bangladesh manage to stretch the game to Day 3, which didn't look too likely at one stage. Now, can they make India bat again? Much depends on Mushfiqur Rahim. Join us tomorrow.

20:29 (IST)

WICKET!  Taijul's resistance ends. Umesh with the wicket. Banged in short, Taijul fended awkwardly and got an edge to gully. Rahane makes no mistake this time, and Bangladesh are six down.

20:20 (IST)

REVIEW! Ashwin gets Mushfiqur lbw, or does he? The batsman reviews straightaway. He signals there was some glove on it. And there was. Mushfiqur survives.

20:03 (IST)

WICKET! Ishant is back, and he naturally strikes. Mehidy is gone. Back of length ball just outside off stump. Mehidy can't resist a poke, and he edges to slip. This time Kohli at first slip makes no mistake.

19:40 (IST)

CATCH DROPPED! Ajinkya Rahane again. Ashwin unlucky again. He gets Mehidy to edge to slip, but Rahane spills it. Third drop in the series for him.

19:37 (IST)

For the first time in the game, R Ashwin comes into the attack. Let's see how he goes with the pink ball.

19:19 (IST)

More bad news for Bangladesh. Mahmudullah is walking off the field with an injury to his leg. He took a quick single, and struggled midway through it. Looks like he has pulled a hamstring, but we'll wait for official word.

19:12 (IST)

These two are making a mockery of Indian pacers at the moment. And the bowlers won't like this. Batting has become easier by the looks of it for now. Bangladesh are 82/4.

19:04 (IST)

MISS: And after a span of 10 overs, India have a wicket. Rahim is struck on the pad and is adjudged out. But then the replays show that there was an inside edge. Rahim survives. It's 69/4. 

18:51 (IST)

And now Rahim gets hit on the helmet. This is not looking good for them. But the little man seems alright for now. Bangladesh are 63/4. 

18:42 (IST)

Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim are currently dealing boundaries. They have taken the attack to Indian bowlers and there is a shift in momentum at the moment. Bangaldesh are 56/4. 

18:21 (IST)

Ishant is bowling like a dream at the moment and looks like picking up a wicket every ball. This is just exceptional show by the Indians. Bangladesh are 31/4. 

18:10 (IST)

OUT: Ishant is on a roll here as he takes his third wicket here. Kayes edges one and Kohli takes an excellent catch at the slips. Kayes is out for 5. Bangladesh are 13/4. 

18:02 (IST)

OUT: Right after the break India have a big wicket. Mithun gives a simple catch to Shami at mid on. The batsman departs for 6. Bangladesh are 9/3. 

17:52 (IST)
This should be easy for India
17:42 (IST)

That will be tea. Bangladesh are 7-2 and with 39 overs remaining in the day, face quite the task to even take the match into the third day, never mind avoid defeat. India meanwhile will come back for the final session brimming with confidence. Join us back soon for the third sessoon. 

17:40 (IST)

Bit of a concussion scare in the middle as Mithun takes a particularly nasty blow to the helmet off Ishant's bowling. Immediately the Indian players swarm around him to see if he's okay. Physios check on him but he seems good to go for now. 

17:33 (IST)

Ishant misses out on a third wicket by a whisker! Ishant raps Mithun on the pads and it looked out but Marais Erasmus doesn't budge. India review and the ball does indeed clip the stumps but it is umpire's call. 

17:24 (IST)

OUT! Ishant strikes again! He pitches one very full that gets the slightest knick of Mominul's bat - which he left hanging after deciding to not play a shot - and Saha makes no mistakes behind the stumps. India are already on top. 

17:23 (IST)

That's what we look to be heading towards! 

17:14 (IST)

OUT! That didn't take long did it? The ball was jagging around like a snake early on and Ishant bowls one angling down leg but which swings away and raps Shadman on the pads. He reviews and the impact is umpire's call so he has to walk but Bangladesh retain their review. 

17:09 (IST)

The second innings is now underway as Bangladesh openers Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes take strike. Ishant Sharma, who took a fifer in the first innings, is opening the bowling for India. 

16:59 (IST)

Well this is interesting. India declare in the middle of the 90th over at 347-9. That means they have a lead of 241 runs. Given that there's still 44 overs left today and the pink ball is swinging like crazy under floodlights, no one can rule out the prospect of a result today itself! 

16:43 (IST)

India nine down now as Ishant Sharma is trapped plumb by Al-Amin and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. India review but it doesn't save the tailender. 

16:38 (IST)

Another departs for India! Abu Jayed is using the swinging pink ball to good effect. First he gets one that angles in and then swings away to just miss the stumps. He follows that up with an out-swinger that Umesh plays a wild slog at but only edges one to first slip. 

16:35 (IST)

OUT! Ashwin has to depart after a well-bowled ball from Al-Amin raps him in the pads and he's given out LBW. He reviews but two reds is enough to send him back. Umpire's call on impact means India retain their decision. 

16:27 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, FOUR! Ebadot won't be a happy man after this. First a ball swings late and evades everyone - including the 'keeper - and goes for 4 byes. He then gets one fuller which Ashwin flicks off his pad. Abu Jayed gets around to it from behind square but fumbles it and sends it into the boundary. Ashwin follows this with a pull shot off a short and not very quick ball that runs away to the boundary. The bowler doesn't help himself with a short ball down leg that again flies beyond the 'keeper. 

16:15 (IST)

Kolkata has certainly responded well to the pink ball Test. 

16:05 (IST)

OUT! The second new ball does the trick for Bangladesh. Ebadot bowls one on the pads and Kohli goes for a big flick but only manages to find Taijul Islam at deep fine leg, who takes a good flying catch to send the skipper back to the pavilion. 

15:56 (IST)

Local lad Wriddhiman Saha is the new batsman in and he's looked fairly comfortable at the crease thus far. India's lead is nearing the 200-run mark now. Anything over 250 will likely test the Bangladesh batsmen, especially under lights. 

India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Match at Kolkata, Day 2, Highlights: India Four Wickets From Win
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test, Latest Updates: Taijul Islam falls to Umesh, and it will be stumps. India are four wickets away from the series sweep. Bangladesh manage to stretch the game to Day 3, which didn't look too likely at one stage. Now, can they make India bat again?

DAY 1 REPORT: Bangladesh won the toss and India everything else against a ball neither side were acquainted with on the first day of their maiden Day/Night Test at Kolkata on Friday (November 22).

First the Ishant Sharma-led Indian pace unit terrorised the visitors, bundling them out for 106 in just under 31 overs before twilight set in.

With two of their batsmen concussed, the Bangladesh attack then found itself at the receiving end of a masterclass from Indian captain Virat Kohli, who remained unbeaten on 59 off 93 balls, as India reached 174 for three at stumps on the opening day.

Cheteshwar Pujara, with two pink ball hundreds under his belt in first-class cricket, scored a 55 as India took a 68-run lead.

The city turned pink, the crowd responded to the brainchild of its favourite son Sourav Ganguly, who arranged a first-of-its-kind match in less than a month's time.

However, the gulf in standards along with the singular lack of intent from the visitors took some sheen away from the game.

Earlier, Ishant grabbed his first five-wicket haul on Indian soil after a good 12 years, finishing with 5 for 22 in 12 overs after a brave decision by opposition captain Mominul Haque to bat first on a seamer-friendly pitch.

Umesh Yadav hurried the Bangladeshi batsmen for pace with 3 for 29 in 7 overs while Mohammed Shami was deadly bowling the cutters wide off the crease with figures of 2 for 36 in 10.3 overs.

He also bowled two sharp bouncers, leaving Liton Das (24) and Nayeem Hasan (19) concussed.

Bangladesh lasted just 30.3 overs in their first innings with specialist spinners Ravindra Jadeja bowling a solitary over and Ravichandran Ashwin wasn't even required to roll his arms over.

Such was their plight that for the first time in the subcontinent, batsmen Nos 3, 4 and 5 (skipper Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, and senior-most player Mushfiqur Rahim) were all dismissed for a duck.

Pushed into the unknown territory without any practice back home, Bangladesh opening duo of Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes survived some anxious moments in the first six overs before Ishant Sharma trapped the latter.

Umesh then triggered the collapse in his second spell with two wickets in three balls, first being skipper Mominul who was dismissed by a beautiful diving one-handed catch by Rohit Sharma.

Next was Mohammed Mithun beating him by pace as it sharply cut in with the batsmen playing on to his stumps.

Despite the catching scepticism surrounding the pink ball, Saha looked a class act behind the stump as usual as the ball was swinging a lot after moving the batsman.

His low catch of Mahmadullah, outstretched and dragged across Virat Kohli at the first slip, was the highlight of his keeping as he also completed a milestone of 100 dismissals in longest format.

While Bangladesh captain Mominul had a point when he spoke about lack of preparation but when Kohli with barely one and a half net session hit those elegant boundaries under light, one knew why a solid basic technique made such a difference.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who was not supposed to play this game, came in as a concussion substitute for Nayeem Hasan, was driven down the ground as if it was net session.

Pujara on the other hand also looked solid after quick departure from Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma, adding 94 runs for the third wicket with his captain.