India declare with 311-run lead over Bangladesh

India declared their first innings closed on 544-8 on the third day of the second test against Bangladesh on Tuesday.



By (Reuters)

Published: Tue 26 Jan 2010, 2:44 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:32 AM

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the last man out, falling 11 runs short of what would have been a fourth test century as he opted against sending his batsmen out after the lunch interval.

Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim stumped Dhoni to give part-time leg-break bowler Raqibul Hasan his first wicket in test cricket.

India, resuming on 459-5 overnight, had earlier lost the wickets of Zaheer Khan (0) and Ishant Sharma for 13.

Zaheer was caught by Shahadat Hossain off Shafiul Islam at deep fine leg attempting a pull shot before Mohammad Ashraful had Ishant caught behind by Rahim.

Yuvraj Singh was unable to bat for the tourists because of a wrist injury while Rahul Dravid, who retired hurt on 111 overnight, failed to resume his innings.

Dravid, who was admitted to a local hospital after being hit in the face by a bouncer from Shahadat provided the backbone for the Indian innings making a 222-run third wicket stand with Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar made 143 to record his 45th test century as India look set to wrap up a 2-0 series victory following their 113-run win in Chittagong last week.


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