India A takes on Bangladesh A in the second unofficial four-day Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium from December 6-9. Follow Day 2 updates on Sportstar.
Easwaran hits century: India A skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran has brought his century and is batting unbeaten on 108 off 196 deliveries as wicketkeeper KS Bharat brings up a timely half-century off 104 balls. Pujara did star with a half-century but an opportunity to score big went begging as the India Test specialist departed for 52 off 124 balls. Yash Dhull and Sarfaraz Khan failed to make the most of the opportunity.
Pujara falls after half-century: Cheteshwar Pujara falls after hitting a patient fifty as skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran motors on after reaching his half-century. Monimul Haque removes Pujara for 52 off 124 balls and breaks the 119-run stand.
Pujara, Easwaran drive India A: Lunch has been taken and both Pujara and Easwaran have carried their bat through and it’s been a session where Bangladesh A made an early breakthrough but the tourists resisted the attack as Pujara and Easwaran forged an unbeaten 67-run stand off 154 deliveries. India A trails by 166 runs.
Pujara, Easwaran motor on: Pujara and Easwaran have brought the fifty-run up for India A and the duo has forged an unbeaten 31-run stand for the second wicket off 81 balls. Yashasvi Jaiswal failed to make an impact as the opener departed early for just 12 off 17 balls. Skipper Easwaran is looking good in the middle and with the experienced Pujara at the other end India A is in safe hands. The tourning party trails by 202 runs.
Pujara takes guard after Yashasvi falls: Yashasvi Jaiswal falls early on Day two as India A begins its reply after bowling out Bangladesh A for 252 on day one of the 2nd unofficial Test. Cheteshwar Pujara is out in the middle and is off the mark along with skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran. The duo will look to blunt the new ball and get India A closer to the Bangladesh total.
Seamer Mukesh Kumar continued with his dream show in first-class cricket with career-best figures of 6/40 as India A dismissed Bangladesh A for 252 on the first day of the second ‘unofficial Test’.
Mukesh has been a revelation for India A team since he made his debut in the series against New Zealand A as he also got a five-for during that series.
He got good support from senior pacer Umesh Yadav (2/55 in 16 overs), who warmed up nicely for the two-Test series starting December 14 in Chattogram.
Off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who disappointed during the final day of the first ‘Test’ also took two wickets. At stumps, India A was 11 for no loss.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh A 1st Innings 252 in 80.5 overs (Shahadat Hossain 80, Jaker Ali 62, Mukesh Kumar 6/40, Umesh Yadav 2/55). India A 11/0 in 4 overs.