Cricket

India romp to victory

2010-01-21 11:34
Ishant Sharma (File)
Chittagong - India beat Bangladesh by 113 runs on the fifth afternoon of the first Test in Chittagong on Thursday.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the stand-out batsman for the home team with 101 runs off 114 deliveries.

Amit Mishra took 4/92 Earlier, India's Ishant Sharma claimed two wickets in the opening session.

Bangladesh, chasing an unlikely winning target of 415, was 136-5 at lunch and faced a difficult task to stave off the India attack over the remaining two sessions.

India's winning chances received a boost shortly before lunch when Tamim Iqbal was out caught at slip by Rahul Dravid off the bowling of Virender Sehwag.

Night watchman Iqbal had scored 52 and was looming as the main hurdle to India's victory hopes. He compiled his runs in patient fashion, facing 122 balls and hitting six boundaries, before an ill-advised slash at a Sehwag short ball.

Resuming at 67-2, Bangladesh added 69 runs to the overnight score after play was delayed by 60 minutes due to fog.

Mohammad Ashraful (27) was the first player dismissed on Thursday, edging a Sharma delivery to Dravid at second slip.

Sharma (3-18) continued his tight bowling and trapped Raqibul Hasan lbw for 13.

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan (11) and Mushfiqur Rahim (1) were the not-out batsmen at lunch.

Iqbal's 52 came off 122 balls and with six boundaries.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Shahriar Nafees, Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Raqibul Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shafiul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain.

India: V Sehwag (capt), G Gambhir, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, KD Karthik (wk), I Sharma, Z Khan, A Mishra, S Sreesanth.

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