2 concussion substitutes, 280 runs and 13 wickets on day 1 of India-Bangladesh pink ball Test

Ishant Sharma 5-22 today against Bangladesh
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With all the talk of the pink ball doing a lot, the ball in fact moved a lot less as compared to the red ball to begin with. However, as the game progressed, the deviation kept increasing.

 

Match Summary: Day 1

Bangladesh 106 (30.3 Overs; Shadman Islam29(52), Liton Das24(27); Ishant5/22, U Yadav3/29)

India 174-3 (46 Overs; Kohli(c)59(93), Pujara55(105); Ebadat Hossain2/61, Al-Amin1/49)

Result - India lead by 68 runs

Scorecard

 

 

There was a lot of build up to the second match of the India-Bangladesh Test series being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The reason behind it was that this was the maiden pink ball Test for both India and Bangladesh to be played under the lights.

After all the the razzmatazz, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat. The team made two changes to its XI, bringing in Al-Amin Hossain and Nayeem Hasan in place of Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam. India went in unchanged.

With all the talk of the pink ball doing a lot, the ball in fact moved a lot less as compared to the red ball to begin with. However, as the game progressed, the deviation kept increasing.

 

Bangladesh lost their first wicket in the seventh over and then it was no looking back for the Indian pace bowlers. Ishant Sharma picked up a 5-wicket haul while Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared the remaining 5 wickets between them. Interestingly, there was only one over of spin by India without any wicket to show.

Both Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan had to walk off the field after being hit by Shami on the helmet and Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam were named their like-for-like concussion substitutes respectively.

India lost both openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma before 15 overs. A half-century from Cheteshwar Pujara then steadied the ship. At the close of play, India are batting it 174-3 with Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli looking good.

Ebadat Hossain picked up two wickets for Bangladesh but gave runs at over 5 rpo.

With the match beginning in the afternoon, tomorrow presents a beautiful opportunity for India to build on their 68-run lead and reach a position of dominance in the match.

 

India - Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

Bangladesh - Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Taijul Islam

 

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