Team India registered a thrilling win over Bangladesh by three wickets in the second and final Test of the two-match Test series on Sunday (December 25) in Dhaka. The visitors chased down the target of 145 runs in the first session of the fourth day’s play as well. However, after losing nightwatchman Jaydev Unadkat (13), wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant (9), and Axar Patel (34) very early, Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin’s unbeaten partnership of 71 runs for the eighth wicket helped India win and keep their dominance on in the longer format of the game as well.
However, India has never lost a Test match to Bangladesh in the last 22 years. With the win over Bangladesh in the second match, Team India also won the two-match Test series by 2-0. For India, R Ashwin top-scored in the second innings. He scored an important 42 runs from a total of 62 deliveries as well. During his time in the middle, he hit four boundaries and a six. He sealed the deal with a four on the last ball of the 47th over of the innings as well off Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who was the chief destructor with a spell of 5/63. However, he gave away 16 runs in the 47th over that helping India win as well.
Here is how fans reacted to Team India’s win:
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) December 25, 2022
The scientist did it. Somehow got this one. Brilliant innings from Ashwin and wonderful partnership with Shreyas Iyer. pic.twitter.com/TGBn29M7Cg
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 25, 2022
What a nail-biter of a Test match india just managed to win! Despite a long injury list & selectoral caprice, @ashwinravi99 did so brilliantly that my only worry is that he might now be left out of the next match…!#INDvBAN
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 25, 2022
Pure class. Well done Team India! 🇮🇳
Need to have more of such hard fought games to keep this format ticking.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) December 25, 2022
Ash na: to me, the undisputed greatest match winner for India in its test cricket history.
— Srini Mama (Parody) (@SriniMaama16) December 25, 2022
Winning runs on Diwali
Winning runs on Christmas
Ravichandran Ashwin is a man of festivals pic.twitter.com/YT78QvWCcU
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 25, 2022
Secretly I wanted siraj celebrating from the other end. But what a win, Ashwin and Shreyas were just brilliant. Under pressure, they came through beautifully. #BANvIND
— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) December 25, 2022
Magnificent from Ashwin and Shreyas. Proper test match batting from these two. The batter in Ashwin is invaluable and classy
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 25, 2022
Well played, Ravi Ashwin. He came in under pressure situation and in difficult condition. He scored 42* runs from 62 balls Against Bangladesh in 4th innings.
Take a bow, Ravi Ashwin. pic.twitter.com/LWWLHlKSMB
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) December 25, 2022
When the lights are brightest
Pressure is highest
Crowds are the loudest
The best will arrive
The strongest will survive
The greatest will thrive
AshWIN and SaveIyer pic.twitter.com/q64RwovhlX
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) December 25, 2022
Spin will always assure an AshWIN. #INDvBAN
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 25, 2022