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Najmul Hossain Shanto’s brainfade lets Ravichandran Ashwin score for India


Najmul Hossain’s mistake Shanto delivered India their second wicket of the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday. Shanto thought Ravichandran Ashwin’s ball would turn and pitch.

The southpaw covered his off-stump and left the ball, expecting it to turn. Ashwin’s drifting slider hit Shanto’s pads.
Najmul Hossain Shanto was called out, therefore he opted to review. He didn’t offer a shot, so the ball barely clipped his off-stump. The opener was furious after wasting a good start. Here’s the dismissal video.

India’s rebound peaceful first hour
India chose three seamers because Dhaka’s ground has grass. Bangladesh batted first, and Najmul Hossain Shanto and Zakir Hasan did well. They scored 37 runs without getting drunk.
Jaydev Unadkat and Ravichandran Ashwin brought the visitors two quick breakthroughs. Shakib Al Hasan and Mominul Haq brought Bangladesh to Lunch at 82/2, but the visitors have taken two wickets since.
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Zakir Hasan, Mominul Haque, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed.

KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

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