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Hyderabad Test: Spinners shine as India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs

Hyderabad: Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets each as India bowled Bangladesh out for 250 in their second innings to clinch the one-off cricket Test by 208 runs here on Monday.

Beginning the day at 103-3, Bangladesh lost two wickets in the first session to be at 202-5. Then till the tea session, they lost the rest of the five wickets, struggling against Jadeja, Ashwin and pacer Ishant Sharma, who bagged two wickets.

Overnight batsman Mahmudullah (64) did a little better as he posted his 13th fifty in Test cricket, while rest of the batsmen failed against the pressure exerted by India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

It was a great show by Virat Kohli-led team India. They put up a huge total of 687-6 declared in their innings before bowling out Bangladesh for 388. Then, India scored at a rapid pace in their second innings before declaring at 159-4, setting a target of 459 for the visitors.

Captain Kohli, who scored 204 and 38 in the two innings respectively, was declared the man-of-the-match.

Following the win, Kohli's side has now won four consecutive Test series. They won away against the West Indies before prevailing over New Zealand and England.