25 Jan 2010

Indian bowlers give tourists the upper hand in second test against Bangladesh

6:12 am on 25 January 2010

The Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Mahmudullah cracked an unbeaten 96 under pressure but failed to stop India from gaining the upper hand in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Bangladesh were wobbling at 51 for 5 before posting 233 in their first innings, thanks to Mahmudullah who kept the Indian attack at bay with a gutsy 156-ball knock.

India raced to 69 for no loss in reply at stumps, with Virender Sehwag (41 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (26 not out) at the crease.

India lead 1-nil in the two test series following their 113 run victory in the opening Test in Chittagong last week.