Mahmudullah fails to stop India's advance
Bangladesh 233 India 69-0
Monday 25 January 2010
India pace bowler Ishant Sharma took four wickets to help reduce Bangladesh to 233 all out on the opening day of the second and final Test in Dhaka yesterday. At the close, India were 69 without loss in reply with Virender Sehwag on 41 and Gautam Gambhir on 26.
Number eight batsman Mahmudullah smashed an unbeaten 96 to help Bangladesh recover from 127 for 7. He was left stranded when off-spinner Harbhajan Singh ended Bangladesh's resistance by bowling last batsman Rubel Hossain for four. Rubel survived 25 balls as he tried to help Mahmudullah record a maiden Test century. Mahmudullah struck 13 fours in his 156-ball innings.
Ishant (4-66) and fellow seamer Zaheer Khan (3-62) had earlier dismantled Bangladesh's line-up after the hosts opted to bat first. Mohammad Ashraful was the only batsman to take the fight to India among the top order with 39.
Mahmudullah said he had no regrets at missing out on his century. "After Shakib [Al Hasan] got out, I tried to bat as long as possible and score as many runs as possible. I am not disappointed at all. Rather I am happy to contribute for my team," he said. India lead the two-match series 1-0 after a 113-run win in Chittagong last week.
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre