Team India will now look back on December 25, 2022, as a very special day because the KL Rahul-led team rallied to win the second Test match against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Team India was in danger of losing the game while chasing 145 after Mehidy Hasan Miraz decimated India’s batting order with a five-wicket haul.
However, the visitors won the game by three wickets thanks to an unbroken 71-run stand between Ravichandran Ashwin (42*) and Shreyas Iyer (29*), who rose to the occasion. Team India defeated Bangladesh 2-0 after this victory. A number of currents and former cricket players expressed their feelings and thanked Team India for their thrilling victory over Bangladesh on Twitter.
“Outstanding batting under pressure by @ashwinravi99 and @ShreyasIyer15. Pure class. Well done Team India! Need to have more of such hard-fought games to keep this format ticking. One step closer to the World Test Championship finals!” tweeted veteran India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik.
“What a test match, the ebbs, and flows. Great advertisement for the format. Sets up an exciting February series leading to the WTC final. #INDvBAN #IndvAus” tweeted former Australia batter Bradd Hogg.
“Crucial match-winning partnership between @ShreyasIyer15 & @ashwinravi99 congratulations #TeamIndia But credit goes to @BCBtigers as they gave a tough fight, made 145 targets like 350+ #INDvsBangladesh,” tweeted former India pacer Munaf Patel.
“Such a crucial partnership between Ravi Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer. This is a match-winning 8th wicket partnership for India. Well done boys” tweeted a fan.
“Player of the Match: Ravi Ashwin. Ash Anna got 6 wickets and played a match-winning knock of 42 not out. Deserve the appreciation,” tweeted another fan.
“God O God! What a clutch partnership by men of the moment. #Ashwin Anna and #ShreyasIyer Saved India from huge embarrassment! This victory will give more questions than answers,” tweeted another fan.
Iyer (29 not out off 46) and Ashwin (42 not out off 62), who had an unbroken 71-run partnership off 105 balls, prevented Bangladesh from defeating their strong neighbors when India was 74 for 7 and chasing 145. This was the first time Bangladesh had ever won a Test match against them. Mehidy Hazan Miraz, an off-spinner, threw everything he had to get a five-wicket haul, but it was insufficient. India won the game against all odds to win the series 2-0 and increase their chances of reaching the World Test Championship final for the second time in a row.