Bangladesh vs India 2nd Test: Mirpur Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Shere Bangla National Stadium
Updated on: Dec 21, 2022 7:06 pm IST
Bangladesh vs India 2nd Test: The Indian men are set to face Bangladesh on Thursday (December 22) at 9:00 AM (IST). It’s the second and final match of the two-match Test series and will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur (Dhaka).
Bangladesh, earlier, after winning the three-match ODI series lost the first Test of the series on December 18. Considering an opponent like India, Bangladesh will be keen to at least level the series.
On the other hand, India will be definitely looking to win the derby anyway. The side is still in the race to the World Test Championship Final at the Lord’s in 2023 and the KL Rahul-led men can’t afford a defeat at all.
As the Bangladesh vs India Test contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more from Mirpur.
IND vs BAN 2nd Test Mirpur Pitch Report
It’s a batting pitch at Shere Bangla National Stadium to say but is better suited for spinners.
Based on the last five matches played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 369, and the average total score varied around 267. Almost all of the toss-winning captains opted to bat first. And, 60% of the teams won the game while batting first.
Team India’s Record at Shere Bangla National Stadium
Until now, the Shere Bangla National Stadium has hosted 24 Tests. However, India have played only two Test matches at this particular venue.
Team India’s record at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (Dhaka):
|1||Bangladesh vs India||India won by an innings and 239 runs||
|Bangladesh vs India||India won by 10 wickets||2010|
India commence the WTC Final 2023 mission with a victory in the first Test in Chattogram
In the first Test earlier, India’s first innings comprised the fifties from Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravichandran Ashwin. Pujara topped the scorecard with his cautious innings of 90 runs in 203 balls with 11 boundaries in it. India posted a decent first innings total of 404 runs. And for Bangladesh meanwhile, Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz picked up four wickets each.
Bangladesh’s first innings though was dominated by the Indian bowlers, as the Indian lefty leggie, Kuldeep Yadav bagged a fivefer. Bangladesh could only score 150 runs.
India then, in their second innings, witnessed brilliant hundreds from Pujara and Shubman Gill, the opener. India handed a huge target of 513 runs to chase, for Bangladesh.
In reply, the hosts in their second innings tried to come back into the game. The opener Zakir Hasan scored a century, while his mates Najmul Shanto and the skipper Shakib Al Hasan scored the fifties. In the meantime, India’s Axar Patel picked up four wickets, and Yadav, again, picked up three. India won the Test by 188 runs.