Riding on Kuldeep Yadav's heroic day out, India reduced Bangladesh to 133/8 at the end of Day 2 of the 1st Test.
To begin with, Kuldeep Yadav smashed 40 runs with the bat and then returned with the ball to scalp out four Bangladeshi batters including skipper Shakib-al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Coming into bowl in the 25th over, the left-arm wrist spinner struck off his second ball as he flummoxed the Bangladesh batters with his wrong ones to end the day with figures of 10-3-33-4, a performance that is certain to regain his confidence.
"I was a bit nervous, I was very lucky to get the first wicket in the first over. Got the momentum back. After a couple of overs, I started feeling well, mixed my pace and variations, tried both the angles - over the wicket and round the wicket," Kuldeep said.
He further said that he didn't face any issues while batting.
"I didn't face any discomfort while batting. I thought it'll be good for batting. When you're a wrist-spinner bowling with the Kookaburra ball, you'll definitely get turn and bounce on such wickets," he added.
Ashwin too, needs a special mention as the all-rounder brought up yet another crucial fifty for the team, slamming 58 off 113 deliveries. Mohammed Siraj (3/14) rattled the Bangladesh top order with three wickets before Kuldeep Yadav (4/33) joined the party with four wickets as India put Bangladesh on the mat.
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- India's 1st Innings : 404 all out in 133 overs
- Bangladesh 1st innings: 133 for 8 in 43 overs*