14 Nov 2019
1st Test, India vs Bangladesh: Key takeaways from Day 1
India are on top against Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series.
Day 1 in Indore saw India dismiss Bangladesh for just 150 in 58.3 overs.
The bowlers were excellent and thwarted the visitors.
Here are the key takeaways from Day 1.
How did Day 1 pan out?
India were always on the front foot in the first Test against the Tigers.
Bangladesh had lost seven wickets already at the end of the second session.
Mohammed Shami led the show (3/27). The rest of the bowlers chipped in.
For Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim scored 43.
In reply, India lost Rohit Sharma (6) early on. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara batted comfortably.
Indian pacers lead the show once again in Tests
India have a champion crop of fast bowlers in Test cricket.
The unit can take wickets anywhere in the world and since 2018, the stock has risen considerably.
Against Bangladesh, the likes of Shami, Ishant Sharma (2/20) and Umesh Yadav (2/47) claimed seven wickets between them.
With assistance on offer, the Indian pacers grabbed the same with both hands and attacked the visitors.
Ashwin in a league of his own at home
Veteran off-spinner R Ashwin (2/43) showed his magic for Team India on Day 1.
Ashwin went on to script some superb records after getting to 251 Test scalps at home.
The senior spinner has been a revelation on home soil in Tests.
After impressing against South Africa in October, the right-arm bowler got off to a positive start against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh batsmen fail collectively against India
Bangladesh got off to a terrible start (12/2) and they needed a big stand to see them through.
At 31/3, their backs were against the wall.
However, skipper Mominul Haque (37) and Rahim (43) added a crucial 68-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Mominul played a terrible shot to open the floodgates.
From 99/3, Bangladesh lost their last seven scalps for just 51.
Mayank and Pujara support each other with solid stand
Mayank showed everyone why he is a genuine Test player.
He looked solid defensively and took his time to settle down.
Mayank's approach paid off and it allowed someone like a Pujara to start on a positive note.
His application was laudable.
Meanwhile, Pujara came in and played shots from the beginning.
He got boundaries at will to take Bangladesh by surprise.