India declared their second innings for 159/4 at tea, setting a 459-run target on the penultimate day of the one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh on Sunday.

Cheteshwar Pujara (54) and Ravindra Jadeja (16) were at the crease when umpires called for the break.

After India bowled the visitors out for 388, openers Murali Vijay and K.L. Rahul failed to give the hosts the start they wanted. Both openers were dismissed in six overs with the scoreboard reading 23.

Vijay (7), who slammed a brilliant 108-run knock in the first innings was the first to go as he was caught by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off pacer Taskin Ahmed.Rahul (10), who was struggling to find his rhythm was next to go. He too was taken by Ahemd.

Rahul (10), who was struggling to find his rhythm was next to go. He too was taken by Ahemd.

Incoming batsmen Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli (38) then built a 67-run partnership before Kohli was caught at short mid-wicket by Mahmudullah off Shakib Al Hasan.

Kohli’s 40-ball knock was laced with two boundaries and one six.

The fall of Kohli’s wicket brought in Ajinkya Rahane (28), who along with Pujara added 38 runs to get past the 120-run mark.

Just when things seemed good for the hosts, Rahane was bowled by spinner Hasan in the 27th over to reduce the visitors 128 for 4.

For Bangladesh, Ahmed and Hasan took two wickets each.

Brief scores:
India: 687/6 dec and 159/4 (Cheteshwar Pujara 54 not out, Virat Kohli 38; Taskin Ahmed 2/43) against Bangladesh 388/10 (Mushfiqur Rahim 127, Umesh Yadav 3-84) on day Four.

First Published | 12 February 2017 12:53 PM
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