Umesh, Ishant Strike as Bangladesh Take Lunch at 125/4 on Day 3

The visitors still trail India by 562 runs. 

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(Photo Courtesy: BCCI)

Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma picked one wicket each in the first session each as Bangladesh took lunch at 125/4 on Day 3 of the one-off Test in Hyderabad. The visitors still trail by 562 runs.

Bangladesh's most experienced pair of Shakib Al Hasan (29*) and Mushfiqur Rahim (6*) were at the crease at the interval, with their team still trailing by 562 in reply to India's mammoth first innings total of 687-6 declared.

(Photo Courtesy: BCCI)
(Photo Courtesy: BCCI)

The first session of the third day certainly belonged to Umesh, who worked up good pace for a consistent period of time.

After resuming on 41/1, the touring side suffered a major blow in just the third over of the day when Tamim Iqbal was run out on his overnight score of 24. The left-handed opener was stranded near the middle of the pitch after a terrible mix-up with partner Mominul Haque (12) while attempting a suicidal second run.

After Umesh (2/33) bowled three overs from the pavilion end Kohli cleverly switched him to the far end, from which he bowled another 6 overs at a stretch.

Yadav, who dismissed Soumya Sarkar on Friday, found enough reverse swing to trouble Bangladesh's batsmen before he pinned down Mominul in front of the stumps to dismiss him leg before for 12.

(Photo Courtesy: BCCI)
(Photo Courtesy: BCCI)

Mahmudullah Riyadh (28) and Shakib Al Hasan (29 batting) then added 45 runs during and also got their share of boundaries in between.

Once Kohli decided to rest Umesh and Jadeja, he introduced Ishant (1/38) and Ashwin from either ends.

Umesh continued to trouble Mahmudullah with his pace and movement but Sharma reaped the benefit by dismissing the batsman leg before for 28 in his first over of the day.

Ishant beat Mahmudullah's bat with an angled delivery and the batsman's attempt to overturn the decision on review also proved futile.

India, however, lost their second DRS appeal when Ashwin got one to straighten enough, beating Shakib's bat, but it was ruled not out.

(With inputs from Reuters and PTI.)

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