1st Test Live: Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane build India’s lead

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69.2 overs: FOUR! Mayank Agarwal sweeps and sweeps hard. Gets under the ball and smashes it in the vacant deep square leg region. IND 243/3

End of 69th over: A tidy start from Taijul Islam after the drinks break. Just a couple off the final ball. Change of ends for Mehidy Hasan as he comes back into the attack. IND 237/3

Drinks Break!
End of 68th over: India move to 235/3 as drinks move on to the field. They currently lead 85 and from here on will look to bat only once in the Test. Both Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane looking pretty good at the crease at the moment.

50 for Ajinkya Rahane!
Gets to his 21st Test fifty off 105 balls. An excellent knock from the India vice-captain. Came in at the tricky situation (119/3) but along with Mayank Agarwal (111*) has put India on top once again. IND 225/3, lead by 75 runs

100-run partnership!
Mayank Agarwal plays Mehidy Hasan’s delivery late behind point to collect another four as 100-run partnership comes up between Mayank and Ajinkya Rahane off 202 balls. IND 222/3 after 65 overs, lead by 72 runs

End of 63rd over: A tidy over from Mehidy Hasan. Just a single from it. Both Rahane and Mayank are now taking things cautiously and steadily taking India forward. Both have added 94 runs for the fourth wicket.

100 for Mayank Agarwal!
And he gets there with a couple on the on-side. Scores his third Test ton. What a season he his having. Has hit 15 fours and a six so far in his knock and looks in total control at the moment. Remember, Mayank was dropped on 32 and he has made Bangladesh pay for it.


59.1 over: FOUR!
Cracking straight drive from Mayank Agarwal off Ebadot Hossain as he moves to 99. Times the ball to perfection as it beats the mid off fielder. 200 also came up for India with that beautiful drive.

End of 59th over: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane punches Mehidy Hasan through covers to collect his sixth four.

End of 56th over: A tidy start from Ebadat Hossain from the other end. Just a single from it! Mehidy Hasan to continue for Bangladesh. IND 193/3

End of 55th over: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Mayank Agarwal. Hits Mehidy Hasan through backward square-leg to collect his 14th four. Mayank moves to 95. IND 192/3

Time for post-lunch play! Out come Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahahe for India. Mehidy Hasan will start the session proceedings for Bangladesh. A slip and a forward short-leg for him.

Abu Jayed stole the show, removing Virat Kohli for a second-ball duck but Mayank Agarwal (91*) remained solid as he took India to 188 for three at lunch on Day 2 of the Indore Test. Resuming on their overnight total of 86/1, both Pujara and Mayank looked solid at the start but Jayed broke the 91-run stand between the two batsmen, removing Pujara shortly after his 23rd fifty. In his very next over, Jayed got the big wicket of Virat with the help of DRS to put India in a spot of bother. But then Mayank and Ajinkya Rahane stitched an unbeaten 69-run partnership to drive India forward. In the process, India also got past Bangladesh’s first innings total. At the break India had a 38-run first-innings lead.

Lunch, Day 2: India 188/3, lead by 38 runs


Mayank Agarwal 91*
Abu Jayed 3/58

End of 54th over: A maiden! Taijul Islam completes the final over before the lunch as India go into the break with 188 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets.

End of 52nd over: A tidy over from Taijul Islam. Just two singles from it. We are just 5 minutes away from lunch on Day 2 and Mayank Agarwal is batting on 90. Will he go the his ton before the break? IND 186/3

48.5 overs: FOUR! Gorgeous from Ajinkya Rahane. Marginally over-pitched from Mehidy Hasan and Rahane leans forward, gets to the pitch and hits it beautifully through covers to collect his fifth boundary. IND 175/3

End of 48th over: A maiden from Taijul Islam from the other end. Both Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal now looking cautious as lunch approaches. IND 170/3

46.4 overs: Review from Mayank Agarwal! Mehidy Hasan hits the pad of Agarwal and umpire has ruled him out straightaway. Mayank is totally surprised with the decision and he has gone for the review. Ball tracking shows that the ball was completely missing the leg stump. Marais Erasmus gets it totally wrong this time. Mayank survives!

44.2 overs: SIX! First of India innings! Superb timing on that occasion from Mayank Agarwal. Foot-work from Mayank was excellent there too. Charges down against Mehidy Hasan and deposits the ball over the long off fence. IND 164/3

150 up for India!
Mayank Agarwal goes down town against Mehidy Hasan to collect his 12th boundary as India also surpass Bangladesh first innings total. They now lead by 2 runs.
IND 152/3 after 41 overs

End of 39th over: A tidy over from Mehidy Hasan after the drinks break. Just a couple of singles from it. Spin from both the ends now for Bangladesh as Taijul Islam continues from the other end. IND 148/3

End of 38th over: Expensive start from Taijul Islam on Day 2. Eight runs from his first over. And now it’s time for some drinks!

37.1 overs: FOUR! Taijul Islam starts off with a juicy full toss and Ajinkya Rahane places the ball to perfection. Didn’t try to hit it too hard but focused on the placement. Got it pitch perfect between the covers and mid-off fielder. IND 142/3

36.3 overs: FOUR! Short-pitched delivery from Ebadat Hossain and Mayank Agarwal pulls it in style to collect his 11th boundary. Mayank has looked a lot more aggressive this morning as compared to his yesterday’s inning. He has moved to 62 off 114 balls. IND 138/3

35.4 overs: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane hits in front of square and was in total control of that. Crunches Abu Jayed’s delivery through covers to collect his third boundary. Rahane has quickly moved to 14 off 17 balls. IND 134/3

End of 33rd over: A maiden from Ebadat Hossain from the other end. The energy in Bangladesh camp has gone up after two quick wickets. They are now looking to attack the India batsmen. IND 119/3

31.5 overs: Review from Bangladesh! Abu Jayed traps India skipper Virat Kohli in front. But on-field umpire rules not out. Looked close and Bangladesh have gone for the review. Ball tracking shows that it’s hitting the top of middle stumps and not going over. Virat Kohli is OUT! A rare duck for him. Gone second ball. Bangladesh are looking to bounce back with Jayed leading the charge. He gets his third wicket. IND 119/3

50 for Mayank Agarwal!
His fourth in the longest format. Gets there in style as well as he pulls Ebadat Hossain’s short-pitched delivery through mid-wicket region for a four. Mayank now getting into the groove.

29.5 overs: OUT! And soon after getting to his fifty, Cheteshwar Pujara hits one straight into the hands of Saif Hassan at gully. An entertaining knock from Pujara comes to an end on 54. Abu Jayed gets his second wicket of the match.

Four and 50 for Cheteshwar Pujara! His 23rd in Test cricket. This time the cut shot was more controlled and it comfortably beats the deep point fielder. Nine boundaries in Pujara’s innings so far.
India 97/1 after 27.5 overs.

27.4 overs: Dropped! Cheteshwar Pujara cuts and cuts very hard. The ball flies off the bat and Mehedy Hasan at gully could only manage his fingertips to it. The ball runs away to the third man fence.

End of 27th over: Tidy first over from Ebadat Hossain. Just a single from it. Abu Jayed will share the ball with Hossain from the other end. IND 87/1

26.3 overs: Mayank Agarwal gets off the mark on Day 2 with a comfortable single. Pushes Ebadat Hossain’s delivery on the off side and gets an immediate response from Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end. IND 87/1

Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal are out in the middle to resume India innings on Day 2. Ebadat Hossain will start the proceedings for Bangladesh. Agarwal on strike. Two slips and a gully for Hossain. Here we go!

Pitch report, Day 2: “The wicket is straw coloured today. I think it is going to be a very good pitch to bat on. The sun beating down on it has eaten up and dried up some of the grass. Some of the foot-marks will come into play on day 3 more than today. These divots are in places but are placed short of a length. But only if you are a quick bowler, you can land on these areas and get something out of it, said Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik.

Pujara (43*) and Mayank (37*) looked good at the crease in the final session on Day 1. The duo will now look to play cautiously in the first hour of the morning session on the second day and from there on capitalize and put India in firm control of the Test.

A day to remember!

8:20 am Hello and welcome back. It’s day two of the first Test between India and Bangladesh in Indore, and we at TimesofIndia.com will once again bring you all the live updates and scores from the field of action.

On one of the bounciest tracks in recent times, Bangladesh were bundled out for 150 in 58.3 overs on the opening day at the Holkar Stadium, and India ended the day at 86 for 1 in 26 overs, losing Rohit Sharma’s (6) wicket in the process.
Umesh Yadav (2/47 in 14.3 overs), Ishant Sharma (2/20 in 12 overs) and Mohammed Shami (3/27 in 13 overs) made life difficult for the visitors who folded up meekly after opting to bat first after winning the toss.
Cheteshwar Pujara (43*) took control of India’s innings with Mayank Agarwal (37*) as the duo added 72 runs before stumps.
Today, the hosts have a chance to firm their grip on the Test and push Bangladesh further back by putting up a huge first-innings total on the board.

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