India vs Bangladesh Only Test Day 3: Mushfiqur and Shakib fight, but India still on top

India maintained their advantage going into the fourth day

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Veteran Bangladesh duo Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan made 81 not out and 82 respectively, but India still have the upper hand going into the penultimate day of the one-off Test in Hyderabad.

Starting off the day on 41/1, Bangladesh only added three runs to their overnight score before opener Tamim Iqbal was run out by Umesh Yadav for 24.

Mominul Haque fell for 12, while Mahmudullah scored 28 before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Ishant Sharma.

Shakib and Mushfiqur, who captains Bangladesh, stabilised the innings with a 107-run partnership, during which Shakib sailed past his half-century.

With Bangladesh beginning to claw their way back into contention, Ravichandran Ashwin provided the breakthrough India needed as he removed Shakib for 82, which came off 103 balls and included 14 boundaries.

Shakib scored his 21st Test fifty

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Even though Sabbir Rahman was on his way back to the pavilion shortly after, Mushfiqur and Mehedi Hasan Miraz steered the innings back in the right direction with an unbeaten 87-run stand, during which both batsmen brought up their fifties, before stumps was called.

Mushfiqur finished on 81 off 206 balls, which included 12 boundaries, while Mehedi remained undefeated on 51 off 103 deliveries, which included 10 boundaries.

Mushfiqur struck 12 boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 81

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Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Ashwin, Ishant and Ravindra Jadeja claimed one wicket each.

Bangladesh ended day three on 322/6 and will continue batting on Sunday at 09:30 local time or 04:00 GMT.

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