Watch live cricket online to see if India can continue its domination of Bangladesh in Day Three of their only Test Match Friday, after the Tigers failed to take even a single wicket in 56 overs on a rain-shortened first day at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, as India recorded a record opening partnership, ending the day's play at 239/0.
The score remained the same after Day Two, when play was washed out entirely by heavy rains.
To find out how to watch the India vs. Pakistan Test Match, Day Three, live online, see the information at the bottom of this article. Live streaming of the India vs. Bangladesh Only Test, Day Three, starts at 9:30 a.m. Bangladesh Standard Time on Thursday, June 9 — which is 11:30 p.m. United States Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 8, 8:30 p.m. Pacific.
Shikhar Dhawan made the most of his recall to the India Test squad, cruising to an even 150 while facing just 158 deliveries. His opening partner Murali Vijay recorded a respectable 89 not out from 178 balls.
Both batsman will be back at the crease as play opens on Day Two.
Dhawan played almost as if he was in a one day or T20 match, racking up boundaries seemingly at will, hitting his half-century on a mere 47 balls thanks to 47 fours.
But what happened to Bangladesh? The team was supposed to be enjoying a renaissance after reaching its first World Cup quarterfinal in March, then sweeping a three ODI series and a lone T20 against Pakistan in April, before forcing a surprise draw in the first of two Test Matches and dropping the second.
Calling the Bangladesh bowling attack "insipid... missing both strategy and execution," ESPN Cricinfo correspondent Sidharth Monga said that Bangladesh appeared to be going all in on their 50-50 chance to win the toss and bat first.
But that didn't happen, and their spin-heavy attack struggled with the new ball immediately.
On the other hand, Bangladesh opted to load its side with batting, so if Tigers bowlers somehow manage a few big breakthroughs on Day Two, the upstart cricketing nation may get a chance for redemption.
India-based website CricHD will stream the India vs. Bangladesh only Test Match at this link, but viewers there will have to put up with numerous advertisements that often cause slowdowns when viewing online. The best way to watch the India vs. Bangladesh Test Match live online in the United States is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV's own site, accessible by clicking here.
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