IND vs BAN: Lucky Shreyas Iyer survives as the ball hits the stumps but the bails didn’t come down – Watch

IND vs BAN Test: Team India is taking on Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, in the first test of the two-match series. India’s skipper KL Rahul won the toss and chose to bat first. And after the end of the first day, both teams will be equally happy with the position. India is at 278/6 at the stumps on Day 1, and they lost two wickets for just 17 runs at the end of play.

Vice-captain Cheteshwar Pujara made 70 off 203 balls, including 11 fours, and all-rounder Axar Patel (14) got out near the close of play on the first day. For India, Shreyas Iyer is not out on 82 off 169 balls, including 10 fours, and looking good for a big score. Iyer had a lucky escape in his inning when the ball hit the stumps and lightened up but didn’t fall. Thus, Iyer survived a close call.

IND vs BAN Test: Shreyas Iyer get bowled but the bail didn’t come out – Watch

The incident occurred in the 83rd over of the inning on the 5th ball. Pacer Ebadot Hossain bowled an in-swinging ball that kept low, and Iyer missed it completely. As a result, it hit the off stumps and the bails went up but settled on the stumps, and Iyer survived a bowled dismissal because the bails did not come down.

The bowler and some Bangladeshi close fielders pointed towards the stumps, but because the bails were there on the stumps, Iyer wasn’t given out. Later, the batter was seen laughing at his luck, while the Bangladeshi fielders cursed theirs.

In the first innings, India lost quick wickets after a 41-run opening partnership between Shubman Gill (20) and KL Rahul (20). Virat Kohli (1) got out early as well. But Rishabh Pant came with an aggressive approach and started playing his shots. He made a quick 46 off 45, including two maximums and six boundaries. But the two wickets at the end will surely hurt India.

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