The Blues declared 2nd innings by scoring 159 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017 | 0

India has finished their second innings by scoring 159 runs by losing four wickets so far where Pujara made a quick fifty which was the highest in the second innings of Indian team. As a result, team India are now currently placing the ultimate 458 runs target for the Tigers and to ensure the match, the Tigers needs to score 459 runs within the rest of today and full day of tomorrow. On the other hand, Men in Blues are planning to win the match and to do that, they need to get all wickets of the Tigers before the end of the 5th day.

However, earlier today, team Bangladesh started their first innings with four wickets in hand when Mushfiq and Miraz were in the crease. But, in the opening over of today, Miraz gave his wicket to Kumar with his highest 51 runs. Later, Mushfiq tried his best to make another bond but he did not succeed. He was out with his brilliant 127 runs innings. So, they finished their innings by scoring 388 runs but the score was not enough which means they could not avoid follow – on. But, India did not want to let them bat again but the Blues chose to bat for the second innings.

However, captain of India Virat Kohli thought about his plan. Though, they still had 299 runs lead in the first innings before the 2nd session of the fourth day, so he thought that if India team could add some more runs in the second session of the 4th day, than the Tigers will go down under pressure and it could be easy for India to strike them quick.

According to his plan, India came to bat where Vijay and Rahul opened the 2nd innings. But it seemed that the Tigers were ready this time and did not give them any chance. Though, India played like T20 style but lost their first two wickets within 23 runs. Later, Kohli and Pujara came and started to take big shot but Kohli could not longer his innings this time but finished with his 38 runs. Shakib took this big wickets. Later, Shakib stroke again when Rahane was bowled with 28 individual runs. Pujara and Jadeja finished the second session. After that Kohli declared their second innings when his team scored 159 runs in second innings by four wickets. So, they have presented a huge target in front of Bangladesh and let the Tigers complete six sessions to do it. In the meantime, the Blues will try their best to take all wickets of the Tigers.

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