The 4th day of the 1st Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan, the 5th day of the 1st Test between India and New Zealand, and the 1st day of the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies took place yesterday. Continue reading the article to know more about the exciting moment of the game.
BAN vs PAK (1st Test – Day 4)
Bangladesh cricket team lost 4 wickets for 39 runs at the end of the third day and came down to the field on the morning of the fourth day with Mushfiqur Rahim (12) and Yasir Ali (8) at the crease. But the hosts were bowled out for 157 in the aggressive bowling of the Pakistani bowlers.
Mr. Dependable of the Bangladesh Cricket team, Mushfiqur (16) returned to the dressing room after being bowled by Hasan Ali in the third ball of the 1st over. Then Yasir Ali and Liton Das’ sixth-wicket partnership put the team back in the match. But after Yasir (36) was hit in the head and left the field, his hopes of scoring big were dashed.
After that Mehidy Hasan could not go far with the bat. He was dismissed for 11 runs. Nurul Hasan, who came on as Yasir’s concussion sub, was also dismissed for just 15 runs. Liton Das scored a great half-century despite facing pressure from Pakistani bowlers. He returned to the pavilion after playing an adventurous inning of 59 off 89 balls.
Shaheen Afridi took the maximum number of 5 wickets for the Men in Greens. Sajid Khan scalped 3 wickets and Hasan Ali took 2 wickets alongside him.
Batting for the victory of 202 runs, Pakistan scored 109 runs in 33 overs without losing any wicket. Abid Ali (56) and Abdullah Shafique (53) will continue to bat this morning for Pakistan.
Bangladesh (1st Innings) – 330/10 (114.4)
Pakistan (1st Innings) – 286/10 (115.4)
Bangladesh (2nd Innings) – 157/10 (56.2)
Pakistan (2nd Innings) – 109/0 (33.0)
IND vs NZ (1st Test – Day 5)
On the last day of the match at Green Park in Kanpur, New Zealand needed 280 runs to win and India needed 9 wickets to win on the other hand. But on the last wicket, the Kiwis were able to draw the match by making a pair of 10 runs batting for 8.4 overs. Shreyas Iyer became the Player of the Match after scoring 105 runs in the 1st innings and 65 runs in the 2nd innings.
The New Zealand cricket team, which lost one wicket at the end of the fourth day and collected 4 runs, entered the field on the morning of the fifth day with Tom Latham (2) and William Somerville (0) at the crease. The Black Caps started batting defensively from the start due to which they made a pair of 76 runs in the second wicket partnership. When Somerville returned to the dressing room with 36 runs, the captain Kane Williamson came to the wicket.
Williamson and Latham put up 39 for the third wicket. When Latham returned to the pavilion for 52 runs, the Kiwis collapsed like a house of cards in the spin magic of the Indian bowlers. With the exception of Williamson (24) and debutant Rachin Ravindra (18), no other batsman has been able to make the double-digit score.
New Zealand lost the ninth wicket in 89.2 overs of the innings. But on the last wicket, spinners Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra spent 8.4 overs at the crease. In the end, New Zealand lost 9 wickets in 98 overs and scored 165 runs. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin took the most number of 4 wickets. Besides, Ravindra Jadeja took 3 wickets, and Axar Patel and Umesh Yadav took 1 wicket each.
India (1st Innings) – 345/10 (111.1)
New Zealand (1st Innings) – 296/10 (142.3)
India (2nd Innings) – 234/7 (D) (81.0)
New Zealand (2nd Innings) – 165/9 (98.0)
Result – Match Drawn
Player of the match – Shreyas Iyer
SL vs WI (2nd Test – Day 1)
Winning the toss, Sri Lankan Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne elected to bat first in the second Test of the series yesterday. But not a single ball was bowled in the first two sessions of the match due to rain. In the last session, Sri Lanka lost 1 wicket in 34.4 overs and scored 113 runs.
Sri Lankan openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne got off to a great start after coming down to bat first. These two batsmen collected a big score of 106 runs in the opening partnership. Karunaratne made 42 off 90 balls and returned to the pavilion after falling victim to Roston Chase, but Nissanka picked up the 3rd half-century of his Test career.
Due to lack of light, the 1st day’s game ended a little before the scheduled time. Nissanka is unbeaten on 61 runs and Oshada Fernando is unbeaten on 2 runs.
Sri Lanka (1st Innings) – 113/1 (34.4)
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