Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan Miraz shone with the bat as Bangladesh recovered from early setbacks to post 322/6 in their first innings at the end of the third day of their one-off cricket Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. Bangladesh now trail India's mammoth first innings total of 687/6 declared by 365 runs, and need another 166 to avoid the follow-on, surely their first target in this match.
The visitors started the day poorly and lost three wickets in morning session. Reduced to 109/4 at one point, Shakib triggered the visitors' fightback with a defiant 82. The in-form left-hander looked set to reach three figures before committing a poorly executed shot to hand India's star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin his first wicket of the match.