Shreyas Iyar and Ravichandran Ashwin held the key as India defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in the second Test at Mirpur. With this win, India has clinched the two-match Test series against Bangladesh 2-0. Chasing 145, Team India faced major blows after Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan scalped five and two wickets respectively. Later, Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin stitched a brilliant 71-run partnership and took Team India to victory by three wickets. Apart from them, allrounder Axar Patel also smashed 34 runs. For India, Axar scalped three wickets
With India at 74 for seven chasing 145, Bangladesh was on course for their first-ever Test win against their formidable neighbours before Iyer (29 not out off 46) and Aswhin (42 not out off 62) denied them with an unbeaten 71-run standoff 105 balls.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hazan Miraz (5/63) gave his all on way to a five-wicket haul but it did not prove to be enough.
Again, the weak top-order batting performance of the squad is a mystery, and why the selectors are persisting with tired old horses remains a big question mark.
227 (73.5) & 231 (70.2)vs
314 (86.3) & 145/7 (47.0)
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