Fatullah: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled superbly as India reduced Bangladesh to 219 for seven in their first innings at tea on the rain-hit fifth and final day of the one-off cricket Test, here today.
Ashwin (4/72) along with Harbhajan Singh (2/52) dominated the proceedings when play resumed in the post-lunch session of the final day after more than 250 overs were lost due to rain.
For Bangladesh, Imrul Kayes (72) has been the top-scorer but it was young debutant Litton Kumar Das who played a lovely cameo in the final 30 minutes of the post lunch session and is still batting on 38 off 34 balls with seven fours and a six.
Another youngster Soumya Sarkar (37) also showed his attacking prowess but could not convert his start.
However, young Soumya Sarkar came in and counter-attacked the Indian spin duo as runs came at a fair clip. Soumya for good measure pulled Ashwin for a boundary and followed it with a lofted drive over mid-on.
Left-hander Imrul Kayes was also hitting the occasional boundary as the scoreboard kept ticking during their 51-run stand for the fifth wicket.
Harbhajan bowled the occasional good delivery but was guilty of bowling a boundary ball in each over early on in the spell.
However the 'Turbanator' got his second victim when he removed an in-form Kayes (72), who misjudged the length while charging out.
The veteran offie had shortened the length and delivery also had turn and bounce which beat the left-handed opener as Wriddhiman got his third victim of the innings with a neat stumping.