Day-Night Test, India vs Bangladesh: Key takeaways from Day 1
Team India decimated Bangladesh on Day 1 of the Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The visitors were bowled out for 106 in the maiden D/N Test between the two teams. Ishant Sharma claimed a fifer to hand India the advantage. In reply, India lost three wickets but took a decisive lead. Here are the key takeaways.
Indian pacers top notch as a unit
The Indian pacers have been on an excellent run since 2018 and they showed that yet again on Friday. After doing well in Indore, the likes of Ishant (5/22), Mohammed Shami (2/36) and Umesh Yadav (3/29) excelled to claim all 10 wickets. They were on the attack from the very beginning and got rewarded for some fine bowling to rattle the Bangladeshis.
India's catching terrific on Day 1
India's fielding was terrific with some brilliant catches on offer. Rohit Sharma took a one-handed catch to dismiss skipper Mominul Haque that won a lot of hearts. Wriddhiman Saha then joined the party by taking a similar catch to get rid of Mahmudullah for 6. Saha dove full length to grab the ball. And then, Cheteshwar Pujara claimed a terrific catch at mid-wicket.
Eden Gardens live up to expectations
The atmosphere was terrific today at the Eden Gardens. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated India's first Day-Night Test by ringing the Eden Gardens Bell just before the start of play. Several former cricketers graced the stadium and shared some moments they had at the Eden Gardens. Also, the crowd cheered Team India and packed the stadium.
WATCH: Huge moment at the Eden Gardens
Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, @MamataOfficial, Honourable Chief Minister, West Bengal and #TeamIndia great @sachin_rt greet #TeamIndia ahead of the #PinkballTest pic.twitter.com/ldyrKjbxrE— BCCI (@BCCI) November 22, 2019
Pujara and Kohli get together and stitch a crucial stand
India lost two quick wickets in the form of Mayank Agarwal (14) and Rohit (21). However, Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli were superb with the bat. The two batsmen got together and stitched a fifty-plus stand. They were sound in their approach and got the runs in a quick fashion. Pujara (55) was finally dismissed by Ebadat Hossain.
How did Day 1 pan out?
Bangladesh were dismal in terms of batting and India posed plenty of troubles. They were bowled out for 106 in just 30.3 overs. Ishant dazzled with the pink ball and showed his prowess. Notably, Indian pacers claimed all 10 wickets to continue their superb form. Shadman Islam (29) was the top run-scorer. In reply, Pujara and Kohli scored the runs for India.
Kohli fastest captain to score 5,000 Test runs
Meanwhile, Kohli became the fastest to score 5,000 runs as a captain in Tests. He achieved the feat in just 86 innings and went past Ricky Ponting who did it in 97 innings.