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20 April 2024

India steal show after Gambhir feat


India grabbed two early wickets to put themselves in a commanding position in the first Test against Bangladesh after Gautam Gambhir achieved a rare feat for the tourists.

Bangladesh face a stiff task to save the Test as they struggled to 67-2 in their second innings at stumps on the penultimate day in Chittagong while chasing an unlikely 415-run victory target.

Only four teams have chased more than 400 in the fourth innings to win a Test. Left-handed opener Gambhir (116) earlier became the fourth batsman to smash a century in five successive Tests as India declared their second innings at 413-8.

Australian Don Bradman holds the world record of making hundreds in six consecutive Tests. South African Jacques Kallis and Pakistan's Mohammad Yousuf are the others to have made centuries in five consecutive Tests.

India added 291 to their overnight total of 122-1.


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