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India vs. Bangladesh second Test: Hosts backed to win two from two

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Kolkata’s Eden Gardens plays host to the second of two Tests between India and Bangladesh on Friday. And it’s the away side out for revenge after falling short in Test number one.

India hammered home 493 runs in their first innings in response to Bangladesh’s 150. The visitors were then taken out for 213 to ensure a huge win of an innings and 130 runs for the home side after just three days of action.

It was a very comfortable few days for India at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, with Mayank Agarwal starring for the home side.

The second Test gets underway on Friday, with Virat Kohli’s side backed to make it two wins from two.

It’s currently just 1/12 for a home win, and 20/1 for an away victory. A draw has been given odds of 9/1.

Mushfiqur Rahim top scored for the away side in both their innings. He made 43 off 105 balls in the first innings, before adding 64 from 150 in the second. He can be backed at 11/4 to be his side’s top scorer in the first innings.

Liton Das and Captain Mominul Haque also chipped in with the bat. They are currently 11/2 and 3/1 to top score for Bangladesh in their opening innings this time around.

For India, it was opener Agarwal who stole the show. He scored 243 from 330 balls, smashing 28 fours and eight sixes as the hosts eased to victory. He is 3/1 to once again top score for India in their first spell at the crease.

Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja also starred. The former made 86, with the latter scoring 60 not out. Rahane is currently 7/1 to top score with the bat for India, with Jadeja available at 20/1 in the first innings.

Abu Jayed picked up four wickets for the visitors last time out. He’s 3/1 to be Bangladesh’s top bowler in the first innings.

Mohammed Shami meanwhile claimed three wickets for India in the 1st innings in the opening Test, before taking four in the second innings. He can also be backed at 3/1 to be his nation’s top bowler in the opening innings.

Bangladesh may need a break after the two Tests in India, particularly after falling to such a heavy defeat in the first. But there’s simply no time to rest for the home nation. They host West Indies in three T20 matches, before three ODI games against the same opposition, all of which take place in December.

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