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India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Highlights: Indian pacers make pink ball talk on Day 1

India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Highlights: Indian seamers wreaked havoc as they bundled Bangladesh's first innings under two sessions. India ended Day 1 with a lead of 68 runs and with 7 wickets in hand.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 22, 2019 8:43:52 pm

India vs Bangladesh (IND vs BAN) 2nd Test Highlights: Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque won the toss and elected to bat first. Indian pace trio wreaked havoc as Bangladesh suffered another batting collapse. Four Bangladesh batsmen got out for ducks. Opener Shadman Islam top-scored with 29 runs from 52 deliveries. Liton Das launched a counter-attack but he got hit by a bouncer by Mohammed Shami and was replaced by Mehidy Hasan. Ishant Sharma became the first Indian bowler to take a fifer in pink-ball Test. Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami took three and two wickets respectively.

Beginning their innings in the second session, India got off to a blistering start but soon lost their openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma. However, both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli brought up their fifties, the first two 50s for Indians in pink ball Tests. Pujara was dismissed soon after he got to his 50. Kohli (59) and Ajinkya Rahane (23) will resume batting for India on Day 2, looking to extend their lead of 68 runs.

Bangladesh in India, 2 Test Series, 2019Eden Gardens, Kolkata 01 April 2020

India 347/9 dec (89.4)


Bangladesh  106 (30.3) & 195 (41.1)

Match Ended ( Day 3 - 2nd Test ) India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs

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India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Highlights:


    20:35 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    End of Day 1

    Day 1 ends at the Eden Gardens with Kohli (59) and Rahane (23) unbeaten. They shall resume batting on the afternoon of Day 2, looking to extend India's already burgeoning first innings lead. They lead by 68 runs at the end of Day 1, with 7 wickets in hand. After India's pacers blew away the visiting side's batting order - also forcing two concussion substitutions, the first time that has happened in a Test - the Indian batsmen have done well to consolidate their position of strength.

    20:30 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Last over of day

    Ebadot bowls the last over of the day. Rahane, still batting at a strike rate above 100, is on strike. Kohli is on 59. And there is a cracking shot off Rahane's bat for four off the penultimate ball of the day. The last ball is blocked out by Rahane. That is the last ball for today.

    20:22 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Rahane's strike rate

    As action from Day 1 winds down with captain Kohli and vice captain Rahane steering India's ship, it is interesting to note that Rahane is currently batting at a strike rate above 100. 19 off 16 balls with 2 fours. One would have been forgiven for assuming Rahane would look to play out the rest of the session and then find his groove early on Day 2. India's lead now up to 61.

    20:09 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    50 for Kohli

    Virat Kohli gets to his first pink ball 50 with a four. Remember, Kohli is one of 5 players in this team who do not have experience of playing with the pink ball in the Duleep trophy. Rahane being another of the 5. India's lead now creeping up to the 40s. It is not intimidating yet, but let these two hang around for too long, and it will be.

    20:01 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Pujara is out for 55

    Pujara is caught in the slips. He goes for 55. Rahane readies to come on. The ball rose on him suddenly. When Pujara gets to 50, he normally goes on to get much more. Not today. Ebadot Hussain gets the wicket and gets a rare chance to bring out the military-style celebration. A rare chance for Bangladesh to count their blessings at the Eden.

    19:48 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    50 for Pujara

    Pujara gets to 50! And there is a strange celebration from the India dressing room. All the players stand up and shake their water bottles at the pitch. Pujara has a wry smile on his face. Some inside joke. Let's hope somebody spills the beans on this later. Could be a literal translation of his name, referring to the act of ringing bells while worshipping.

    19:42 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Both batsmen into 40s

    Kohli gets into his 40s. Pujara has already been there for a while. Who will get to a 50 first? Given the lack of fight being put up by Bangladesh, this has quickly devolved into a Pujara vs Kohli contest. Pujara has faced more balls than his skipper, but it is rare for him to have outscored Kohli - which is what has happened so far today. Pujara 1 run away from a 50. India lead by 21 runs.

    19:31 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Kohli, Pujara plod on

    Things are slowly becoming intimidating for Bangladesh. Both Kohli and Pujara are gradually looking ominous. They are not chasing after runs, but they are making sure to keep the score moving by finding runs through gaps in the field. If the visitors do not manage to get a breakthrough today, they should be preparing for a Nightmare at the Eden tomorrow on Day 2. India's lead now 11 runs.

    19:15 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    India take lead

    India take the lead as Pujara runs one down to third man for a couple. India have 8 wickets in hand and could be set to impose a big first innings lead by the time these Bangladesh bowlers get some respite. Have to wonder if Mustafizur could have fizzed up things a bit if he had been there.

    19:09 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    5000 runs as Test captain

    Kohli reaches his 5000th run as Test captain. Ponting, Lloyd, Graeme Smith, Border, Stephen Fleming are the only others to have reached this landmark. Kohli is the fastest to get to the mark. In 86 Tests. Records show Kohli's average as captain in Tests is in the 60s and his average as non-captain is in the 40s. Reflects the dominance the Indian cricket has enjoyed in this format in the Kohli era.

    18:58 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Pujara gets into 30s

    India have carried their dominance over Bangladesh from the afternoon to the evening as well. They are now 13 runs away from taking a first innings lead. Pujara, 30, is already the highest scorer in this match so far. Kohli, on 28, is not far behind. Another big innings win incoming? IND 93/2

    18:45 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Deficit down to 18 runs

    India trail by only 18 runs now. No question now that India will take a hefty lead by the end of the day's proceedings. Kohli and Pujara are both looking comfortable in the middle. Both in their 20s, these are the two highest scorers in this innings. Soon to be in the match as well. The highest score from the Bangladesh side had only been 29, so not too high standards to chase in this match. IND 88/2

    18:31 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Negating swing

    Kohli is standing a lot outside of his crease. More than he usually does. Possibly in an effort to negate the amount of swing being generated. The Bangladesh pacers have not been able to put the hosts under pressure, but it has to be said that they have got ample assistance from the conditions. Both Kohli and Pujara now on 20, India 76/2.

    18:20 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Kohli on a roll

    Second boundary for Kohli, this one a lot better looking than the first. His first runs had come off a thick outside edge. This time it is timed to perfection. Drives Abu Jayed to perfection. Change the colour of the ball to anything you want, the sight of Kohli's drives on the up are as exhilarating as ever. India 61/2

    18:07 (IST)22 Nov 2019

    Wicket off the first over after Tea. Rohit Sharma is given out lbw. Rohit hits two back-to-back fours, then is done in by an inswinger that raps him on the pad. Rohit reviews and the verdict is Umpire's Call. India retain their review but not their opening batsman. India 43/2 after 12.5 overs. Kohli joins Pujara.

    Pujara was the first batsman to hit a double hundred in pink ball cricket. He made a 256 in a Duleep trophy match being played with the pink ball back in 2016.

    17:56 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Luminaries on the field

    A convoy of current and former greats of Indian cricket - Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanath, Srikanth, Dravid, Vengsarkar and many others - can be seen taking a lap of honour around the Eden. What an occasion this has turned out to be.

    17:54 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Dew factor

    India have lorded the first two sessions of the day. The ball might be helping pacers, but Bangladesh's Abu Jayed and Al Amin Hossain have lacked the bit that Ishant, Umesh and Shami did in the 30 overs they bowled earlier today. The thing to watch out for in the final session of the day will be how dew affects the game. 

    17:44 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Tea break

    That turns out to be the last over before the second break of the day. Rohit would have been gutted to have gone out at the stroke of that break. So it is him and Pujara, on 13 and 7 respectively, who walk into the dressing room with one session left in the day (read: night). India end the second session at 35/1, 71 runs behind Bangladesh. We could see the home team edging ahead with a lead by the time the day (read: night) is over. Action resumes in another 20 minutes.

    17:39 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Dropped catch

    What a letdown! Rohit Sharma looks to break free with a pull. That was down Al Amin's throat. Sitter by international cricket standards. The catch goes down though. Heads of Bangladesh fans clasped in hands in the stands. Abu Jayed, the bowler, is disgusted with that missed catch and tells something unmentionable to the ground under his feet. Rohit survives, he will want to be there at Tea. India 33/1 after 11.2 overs

    17:34 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Biding time till Tea

    With the Tea break coming up in a while, Pujara and Rohit are biding their time at the moment. Runs, which had been flowing in the first 5 overs or so, have absolutely dried up since Mayank's wicket. Rohit is leaving a lot many more balls alone, while Pujara is just being himself. India 28/1 after 10 overs


    India: Virat Kohli (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Kuldeep Yadav

    Bangladesh: Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nayeem Hasan