All-round bowling effort from India sees Bangladesh bowled out for just 150 on Day 1 of Indore test

India's Mohammed Shami
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Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim spent some time at the crease but after Shami (13-27-3) came on to bowl first change, he turned things around quickly.

 

Match Summary - Day 1

Bangladesh 150 (58.3 Overs; Rahim43(105), Mominul(c)37(80); Shami3/27, Ishant2/20)

India 86-1 (26 Overs; Pujara43(61), Agarwal37(81); Abu Jayed1/21, Ebadat Hossain0/32)

At the close - India trail by 64 runs

Scorecard

 

The pitch in Indore looked green and with early winter having set in in India, it was a good option to bowl first. But, Bangladesh's newly-appointed captain Mominul Haque backed the quality of his batting line-up and decided to have a hit first. There was a smile on Virat Kohli's face when he heard the call. The Indian skipper later revealed that he would have bowled had he won the toss.

The grass on the pitch was only to bind the surface and after the first session, it would only get better for batting. That said, there was ample bounce and pace in the pitch for the fast bowlers to exploit.

Going by that, the hosts decided to field three pacers and two spinners while Bangladesh, surprisingly enough, went in with just four bowling options. Abu Jayed and Ebadat Hossain were the pacers while Mehedy Hasan and Taijul Islam were their spin options.

Bangladesh openers did not last long with both getting dismissed for just 12. Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim spent some time at the crease but after Shami (13-27-3) came in to bowl first change, he quickly snaffled two wickets.

There was not much resistance from the Bangladesh batsmen after that with Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin picking up two wickets each.

India lost Rohit Sharma early this time around but Mayank Agarwal (37) and Cheteshwar Pujara (43) then joined hands for a 72-run partnership as India closed the day at 86 for one with the pitch looking conducive for batting.

Bangladesh - Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(wk), Mehedy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain

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

 

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