India’s Rishabh Pant (L) plays a shot as Bangladesh's Nurul Hasan watches during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on December 23, 2022 | Photo: AFP
Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed all three wickets as India was reduced to 85-3 at lunch on day two of the second cricket test against Bangladesh on Friday.
Baffling the batters with turn and bounce that the pitch offered, Taijul (3-24) kept India at bay after Bangladesh was bowled out for 227 in its first innings. India trails by 141 runs.
Virat Kohli was batting on 18 with Rishabh Pant on 12 after surviving on 11 when Liton Das failed to hold on to a catch at slip off offspinner Mehidy Hasan.
Taijul successfully reviewed a leg-before decision to remove captain K.L. Rahul for 10 after India resumed at 19 without loss.
Shubman Gill (20) was also trapped by leg-before off Taijul as he tried to sweep a delivery that didn’t turn much as he expected, leaving India at 38-2.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli appeared set to rebuild the innings, dominating the spinners astutely, but Mominul Haque took a sharp catch at short leg to remove Pujara on 24.