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Monday, January 25, 2010

India compiled a big score to take firm control in 2nd Test at Dhaka

Sachin Tendulkar 45th Test Century and Rahul Dravis 29thIndia to take a big lead of 226 runs in the first inning with five wickets still in their bag. However India will have little problem in their hand with Rahul Dravid is injured with broken jaw and Yuvraj Singh with problem in his left wrist, which means these two is unlikely to bat in this match. Test century helped

So now all depends on Indian Captain M.S.Dhoni to get the lead closer to 300 runs to put Bangladesh under tremendous pressure to save the game.

The Indian top order looks in superb touch on day two of the 2nd test match at Mirpur, with the opening duo Virendra Sehwag (56 runs) and Gautam Gambhir (68 runs) hitting a half-century and then Rahul Dravid (111* runs) and Sachin Tendulkar (143 runs) put on 222 runs partnership for the third wicket to put India on commanding position before Dravid was hit by bouncing delivery from S.Hossain to get injured.

At stumps on day two, Indians were 459/5, with Harbhajan Singh getting out in the last over of the day. The opening partnership between Sehwag and Gambhir of 103 runs provided the perfect launching pad for the batsman to follow and the two experienced duo did what situation required by putting another century partnership, which is now record.

Sachin and Dravid so far have put on century partnership for the seventeen times which is the highest by any pair in the test cricket history. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar eclipsed the 16 century-plus partnership record shared by the Mathew Hayden-Ricky Ponting (Australia) and Gordon Greenidge-Desmond Haynes (West Indies) pairs.

The both batsman were lucky before reaching the triple figure mark, Tendulkar's cause was helped by Raqibul Hasan, who twice dropped him - first off Rubel Hossain when on 27 and off Shahadat on 50. Dravid too had his share of good fortune. Batting on 28, he was caught at slip off Rubel Hossain but it turned out to be a no-ball.

From here on now India will look to post the lead in excess of 300 runs to make sure they do not have to bat again in this test match.

Match Summary (Day2 Stump)

Bangladesh 1st Inning– 242/10 in 65.2 Overs

Mahmudullah- 96* Md.Ashraful– 39

Ishant Sharma- 18-3-66-4 Zaheer Khan– 19-3-62-3

India 1st Inning– 459/5 in 102.5 Overs

S.Tendulkar- 143 R.Dravid– 111*

Shafiul Islam–17.5-1-70-2 Shakib Al Hasan- 27-0-108-2

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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 11:53 PM  
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