CHITTAGONG (AFP) Indian pacemen Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma did the early damage to put Bangladesh under pressure in the opening Test here on Monday. Bangladesh were well placed at 53 for no loss before slipping to 59-3 at stumps on the second day in reply to Indias first-innings total of 243, with Zaheer taking two wickets in successive overs and Sharma one. Raqibul Hasan was unbeaten on one and Mohammad Ashraful had yet to open his account when play was called off due to bad light. Only 24.5 overs were bowled because of poor weather on Monday. Sachin Tendulkar earlier scored a superb 105 not out under pressure for his 44th Test century to boost Indias total. He cracked two sixes and 11 fours in his 166-ball knock. The loss of three wickets has obviously put a damper on our fantastic bowling performance, said Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons. It is shaping up to be a very good contest. We still have a lot of batting to come and I am hopeful we will put a very good score and put them under pressure. I hope the batsmen apply themselves. Bangladesh got off to a sound start, with left-handed openers Tamim Iqbal (31) and Imrul Kayes (23) playing some attractive shots against the Indian strike bowlers. Iqbal was initially more aggressive, scoring 21 in the opening four overs before his partner opened his account. Kayes outscored Iqbal after lunch, hitting left-arm seamer Zaheer for two boundaries in an over and then driving Shanthakumaran Sreesanth for a four. Zaheer broke the partnership when he removed Kayes, who was trapped leg-before while playing across the line. He then bowled Iqbal in his next over with a delivery that kept low. Sharmas lone victim was Shahriar Nafees, who was caught by Venkatsai Laxman at second slip after contributing only four. India posted their lowest-ever total against Bangladesh despite Tendulkars century. India, reeling at 213-8 on Sunday, lost their remaining two wickets in less than eight overs in the morning, with left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan and paceman Shahadat Hossain finishing with five wickets apiece. Shakib grabbed 5-62 for his sixth haul of five or more wickets in Tests and Shahadat took 5-71 for his third. Tendulkar, who had only tail-enders Sharma and Sreesanth for company, went for shots early in the morning in pursuit of his century. Resuming on his overnight score of 76, he pulled Shahadat for a four in the first over after play started 90 minutes late due to fog, and then hoisted Shakib over long-on for a six. Tendulkar was on 93 when last-man Sreesanth joined him and completed his century with two successive fours off Shahadat.