Shakib Al Hasan:
Everyone contributed, and we’ve played well in this venue. Shreyas and Ashwin batted well under pressure. We needed one more wicket. We can think of lots of ifs and buts but are happy with the way we thought. It was unfortunate I couldn’t bowl well in the first Test, but happy to have done well here. The mindset of the team makes me happy. Hopefully, we get better results next year.
You just trust the guys in the middle. There’s always belief but there were nerves, we are human. But we trusted the batters out. Today, Ashwin and Shreyas did it with ease and style. Well done to them to earn India the win. We never thought it’d be a cakewalk, though we need to grind and work hard for runs which Bangladesh did. It was tougher with the new ball. We lost more wickets than we’d have liked. We’ve made mistakes but will look to learn and hopefully put in a better performance if a similar situation arises in the future. Happy with our bowling depth in the last 6-7 years. The series wins say a lot about how well we’ve groomed our pace attack. Ashwin and Axar have also done really well. Umesh put his hands up, Jaydev came in after a long time but bowled phenomenally well and probably deserved more wickets than he got. But the pressure helped Ashwin and Axar capitalize.
Cheteshwar Pujara is the POTS:
It’s been a hard series, series was very competitive. I feel I’ve found my rhythm. A lot of hard work has been put in, I’ve played many first-class games and have worked on my game. (On first-class) If you look at the gap between Test series, playing first-class helps keep in touch. Each game is important with the WTC and you have to be on top of your game. I’ve played many first-class and Test matches. You need to be mentally strong.
R Ashwin is the POTM:
Been a long time, hello, Sanjay. The game was on the line. I thought Bangladesh played really well. The game had to be won the hard way. Shreyas batted beautifully, if he wasn’t the player of the series, I’d have shared this with him. In these situations, sometimes you feel you need to hit your way. They bowled well. But we needed to trust our defense. I wanted to get in and support Shreyas. The pitches were good, they were a touch slow. But the ball made a difference. The hosts put us under a lot of pressure. Good performances as well.
Bangladesh vs India Highlights today. 2nd Test, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Sunday 25-12-2022, India tour of Bangladesh 2022.
Toss: Bangladesh chose to bat.
Bangladesh team: 1 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 2 Zakir Hasan, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Litton Das, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Khaled Ahmed, 11 Taskin Ahmed
India team: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Axar Patel, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Head to Head In Test’s: 12
Bangladesh Won: 0
India Won: 10
Bangladesh Test Rankings: 7th
India Test Rankings: 4th
(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 3:30 AM GMT | 9:30 AM Local
Umpires – Chris Brown, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Michael Gough
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – Test no. 2484