Bangladesh 150 (Kuldeep 5-40, Siraj 3-20) and 272 for 6 (Zakir 100, Shakib 40*, Patel 3-50) need another 241 runs to beat India 404 (Pujara 90, Iyer 86, Ashwin 58, Mehidy 4-112, Taijul 4-133) and 258 for 2 dec (Gill 110, Pujara 102*)
Chattogram: India continued to solidify their grip on the first Test against Bangladesh at Chattogram, striking three more times in the final session of the fourth day of the match, leaving the hosts struggling at 272/6 at the end of the day's play, with 241 more runs required to win with only four wickets in hand.
At the end of the play, Shakib al Hasan (40*) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (9*) were unbeaten for Bangladesh.
After tea, India was at 176/3, with Zakir Hasan (82*) Mushfiqur Rahim (2*) unbeaten at the crease.
Hasan continued to attack Indian bowlers, helping Bangladesh cross the 200-run mark and also bringing up his century on Test debut.
Finally, it was spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who gave Men in Blue the much-needed scalp of Hasan, sending him back for 100 off 224 balls. Bangladesh was now 208/4.
India continued to solidify their grip on the match, with spin doing the trick for them. Axar Patel pulled back India into the game big time, dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim (23) and Nurul Hasan (3).
Bangladesh was at 238/6, needing a massive 275 runs to win with only four wickets left.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz helped the hosts get through the remainder of the day without any damage. Bangladesh was 272/6 at the end of the day, with Hasan (40*) and Miraz (9*) at the crease.