After an early hiccup, Iyer and Pujara hold India together

After an early hiccup, Iyer and Pujara hold India together

After an early hiccup, Iyer and Pujara hold India together



On the first day of the Chattogram Test, Bangladesh was held at bay by an unbroken 62-run stand between Cheteshwar Pujara (42*) and Shreyas Iyer (41*), which saw India reach tea at 174/4.

Pujara was given a chance to save himself with the second ball after lunch, but Bangladesh and Mehidy Hasan Miraz quickly struck back with the large wicket of Rishabh Pant. The Indian wicketkeeper persisted in counter-attacking, even clubbing a full throw from the offspinner into the stands deep in midwicket. The very next ball, however, the spinner made a powerful comeback, as Pant edged one onto his stumps to fall four short of a fifty.

Iyer had a shaky start, getting an edge first ball that fortunately sailed into the ropes and away from slip, but as he settled down, he did not hesitate to attack the spinners to keep the odd boundaries coming. On 30, he also received a reprieve, but unlike Pujara's opportunity, this was a difficult catch for the keeper behind the stumps.

While the surface gave adequate bite for the spinners, Pujara stayed rock solid at the other end, playing second fiddle. Only 89 runs were added to India's total during the session, but it's crucial to note that after Bangladesh's Pant threat was neutralized, Bangladesh was unable to advance further.

Prior of lunch in Chattogram, the hosts have eliminated three of India's top four in a heap to win the first session of this Test series.

India had no qualms about choosing to bat first on a pitch that was conducive to batting. India's fourth opening duo in the previous six Tests, stand-in skipper KL Rahul and Shubman Gill, seemed completely at ease. India got off to a quick start as Rahul flicked the third ball down to the fine leg fence. For the better part of the first hour, both hitters had no trouble getting boundaries. Before Taijul started with a maiden, the first in eight overs since the morning, Bangladesh made a few early adjustments.

Bangladesh quickly stopped scoring as they corrected their earlier errors and bowled more tightly. And the hosts received several wickets as a result. Gill failed in an attempt to execute a deliberate paddle sweep against Taijul and returned furious with himself for having wasted a promising beginning. Similar to Rahul, Khaled Ahmed had tempted him in with good breadth before Rahul dragged an inside edge onto his stumps. Then, Taijul managed to get one to quickly spin, startling Virat Kohli and trapping him directly in front. After extensive discussion with the non-striker, the former India captain reviewed, but to no avail. India had dropped from a very secure 41 without loss to 48 for 3 after six overs.

The Indian team's comeback was spearheaded by Pant, who came out firing and took on Bangladesh's finest bowler of the morning with three boundaries and a six to pick up 21 runs off him in the span of 16 deliveries.

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