Sharma jolts Bangladesh

2010-01-21 08:50
Ishant Sharma (File)

Chittagong - Ishant Sharma rocked Bangladesh with two quick wickets to strengthen India's chances of winning the opening Test on the fifth and final day on Thursday.

The fast bowler removed Mohammad Ashraful and Raqibul Hasan in a lively opening spell as Bangladesh struggled to reach 136-5 in their second innings at lunch while chasing an unlikely 415-run target.

Part-time off-spinner Virender Sehwag claimed a big wicket when he had well-set opener Tamim Iqbal (52) caught by Rahul Dravid in the slips in his second over just before the interval.

Iqbal was the lone batsman to offer resistance, executing handsome shots during his 122-ball knock. He reached his third Test half-century in style, reverse-sweeping leg-spinner Amit Mishra for his sixth four.

Bangladesh's hopes of saving the match suffered a setback when they lost two wickets in the opening 12 overs after resuming at 67-2.

Sharma struck in the day's fourth over when he had Ashraful caught by Dravid, who dived to his left to hold a low catch at second slip. The batsman could add only 11 to his overnight score of 16.

Raqibul (13) was beaten by the movement before being trapped leg-before by Sharma, leaving his team struggling at 97-4.

Skipper Shakib Al Hasan was unbeaten on 11 at the break with wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim (one).

The second and final Test will start in Dhaka on January 24.

Read more on:    ishant sharma

Kiwis easily beat Pakistan

2015-01-31 10:38


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 SuperBru S15 challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!


Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.