After Day 3 of the Test match between India and Bangladesh on Friday, the hosts in Chattogram had a 513-run target to win. After knocking Bangladesh out for 150 on Day 3, India put together a stunning batting performance, with hundreds from Shubman Gill (110) and Cheteshwar Pujara (102*). Bangladesh finished the day at 42/0, but before heading to Dhaka for the second and final Test of the series, India will try to bat down the hosts’ batting order on Day 4.

Kuldeep Yadav, an Indian spinner, was questioned about Bangladesh’s ability to chase down the enormous mark over the next two days of the match at Chattogram after the day’s play concluded. West Indies presently holds the record for the greatest successful run-chase in the longest format, 418/7 against Australia in 2003. No team has ever successfully chased down a target greater than 500, much alone 450, in Test cricket.

Kuldeep, who had a five-wicket haul in the first innings, responded to the query in a way that made the media in the room giggle.

Kuldeep laughed and said, “I don’t want them to!”

Cricket, I say. Maybe if someone receives a 300! We’ll make an effort to bowl them out as soon as we can. Our major objective for tomorrow is the Indian chinaman spinner added.

Kuldeep had figures of 5/40 in the first innings to earn his third five-wicket haul in the game’s longest format. India declared their second innings on 258/2 after bowling Bangladesh out for 150, with two centuries from Gill and Pujara. While the youthful opener hit his first Test century, Pujara completed a 1443-day wait for his three-figure total.

Earlier, India had scored 404 runs in the first innings, with Pujara leading the way with 90 runs.