Player of the Match
Player of the Match

114 | 11 Runs | INDIA: 493/6

  • Umesh Yadav25 (10b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja60 (76b)
  • Abu Jayed25-3-108-4
  • Ebadot Hossain31-5-115-1

9.00am India have declared overnight. Sensible decision because it allows the fast bowlers to exploit the early-morning conditions. Something Bangladesh, in their current mindset, would be dreading. They'll need to make 343 to avoid an innings defeat. At the moment, taking the game into the fourth day would seem like a win.

8.50am Welcome to the moving day of this Test possibly the final day. Will Bangladesh show some fight or wilt? Will India declare straightaway or decide to tease the visitors a little more? One thing's for sure: it can't get worse than this for Bangladesh. I'm Shashank Kishore ready to bring you all the action from day three along with Hemant Brar.

Imrul Kayes, who put down a sitter of Mayank Agarwal at slip on 32 - and am sure he's been reminded of it a numerous times - has an opportunity to dig in and make amends for that missed opportunity. The same applies to all their young batsmen. As for the spinners, if I was Daniel Vettori, I'd already be preparing them for two full days of training in Indore should the game end today.

Coach Russell Domingo has already had a tough initiation as coach, but he's clear of the player he wants who can make a difference to this line-up.


5.10pm The only thing that has gone Bangladesh's way in the first two days is that they won the toss. Since then, it's been all India. Join us tomorrow to see what India opt to do in the morning. Till then, on behalf of everyone at ESPNcricinfo, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

5pm And the crowd applauds India's effort as the two batsmen walk out. Doubt we'll know today about the declaration. India added 407 runs today in 88 overs. For Bangladesh, it was a very frustrating day, except for Abu Jayed who took the first four India wickets.

The first session saw Pujara completing his fifty but falling soon after. Then the Indore crowd was silenced by Kohli's duck. But thereafter, Rahane, Jadeja and Umesh entertained the fans in the next three sessions, but the day belonged to Mayank Agarwal. Struck his second Test double ton inside eight Tests. Only Vinod Kambli (5) got it in quicker time. For comparison, Sir Don Bradman reached two double tons in 13 Tests. Here's the man of the moment for a chat. "Thank you," says Mayank Agarwal to Deep Dasgupta on Star Sports. "I changed my mindset in 2016. Dropped my fear of failure. After that, I only got hungry and hungry. There have been times when I've not got runs, so when the going is good, just thinking of making it big. Really enjoyed the time since I made the Test team. Playing in Melbourne was special, and having contributed to the series win Down Under was a top feeling. That's the feeling which has stuck with me. It's the feeling that makes the team go out there and win tournaments. Very important to play the game ball by ball. Rahane's a senior pro, so he was guiding me. We had lost two wickets, so idea was to be cautious, but not too cautious. Once we got a good partnership, it was all about building. I was watching the ball well, so thought 'why not' for the big shots. We haven't spoken about declaration, but we are in the drivers' seat."

Abu Jayed to Yadav, no run, full and wide outside off. Stretches to play at it, but misses. Stumps
Abu Jayed to Jadeja, 1 run, slower ball, on middle, and clobbered off the back foot to long on
Abu Jayed to Jadeja, FOUR runs, lucky! Back of a length on middle. Tries to pull, but top-edged over the keeper
Abu Jayed to Yadav, 1 run, silence in the crowd as Umesh can only smack this wide ball to long off. Slower ball from Jayed

Umesh on strike. If he hits a six, he'll break his own record of fastest to 30 runs in a Test innings

Abu Jayed to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, on leg stump. Nudged away to deep midwicket
Abu Jayed to Jadeja, FOUR runs, length ball, on leg stump. Jadeja makes room and muscles an inside-out punch through the covers. That's the 400th run of the day

Now that he's reached fifty, crowd will want Jadeja to take a single first ball

113 | 15 Runs | INDIA: 482/6

  • Ravindra Jadeja50 (72b)
  • Umesh Yadav24 (8b)
  • Ebadot Hossain31-5-115-1
  • Abu Jayed24-3-97-4
Ebadat Hossain to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball, outside off, and cut to deep point. Jogs across for one and there's the sword celebration!
Ebadat Hossain to Jadeja, no run, full, on off, and flicked towards midwicket

Shishank Dahiya: "The other day Umesh broke an all time record of fastest 30+ score in test history. He did that in 10 balls. Looks like he is going to break his own record today" -- Well, he has one ball to achieve that. But for now, Jadeja on 49

Ebadat Hossain to Yadav, 1 leg bye, full, on leg. Tries to muscle it again, but off his pads for a single. Bowler gives him a smile
Ebadat Hossain to Yadav, SIX runs, pulled past fine leg! Back of a length, trying to cramp Umesh, but he swings at this and sends it past Kayes near the boundary for a very flat six
Ebadat Hossain to Yadav, SIX runs, full, on off, and he takes a big stride before swinging his bat for a six over long on. Strike-rate of 300 now

Raj Patel: "381 runs scored in a day. Is that a record in itself ? " -- Nope. India had scored 443 runs on day 2 in this match

Ebadat Hossain to Jadeja, 1 run, plays it to deep midwicket and brings Umesh back on strike

OK, here's Jadeja two away from yet another Test fifty. He's making it a habit

112 | 13 Runs | INDIA: 467/6

  • Umesh Yadav12 (5b)
  • Ravindra Jadeja48 (69b)
  • Abu Jayed24-3-97-4
  • Ebadot Hossain30-5-101-1

Devesh: "I guess umesh is next dhoni for the crowd , cheering him for 6 and he is not disappointing them"

Abu Jayed to Yadav, FOUR runs, full on middle, and slogged between long-on and deep midwicket

Shankar: "Umesh Yadav will be on fire this IPL with both bat and ball."

Abu Jayed to Yadav, no run, length ball, wide outside off, and he tries to hammer a shot through cover. Under-edged to the keeper

Kohli and Shami having a laugh too

Abu Jayed to Yadav, 2 runs, back of a length, outside off, and he mistimes an attempted pull to wide long on

Ravi Shastri takes his spectacles off after that shot. Gives out a tiny giggle

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st10Imrul KayesShadman Islam
2nd6Mominul HaqueShadman Islam
3rd21Mohammad MithunMominul Haque
4th7Mushfiqur RahimMohammad Mithun
5th28MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
6th63Mushfiqur RahimLiton Das
7th59Mushfiqur RahimMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th14Mushfiqur RahimTaijul Islam
9th0Mushfiqur RahimAbu Jayed
10th5Abu JayedEbadat Hossain