India tumble records en route to innings win over Bangladesh in historic pink ball test
The Indian bowlers took less than 10 overs to wrap up proceedings on day 3 which was their fourth consecutive innings win, the first ever team to do so in Test cricket history.
Match Summary: Day 3
Bangladesh 106 (30.3 Overs; Shadman Islam29(52), Liton Das24(27); Ishant5/22, U Yadav3/29) & 195 (41.1 Overs; Rahim74(96), Mahmudullah39(41); U Yadav5/53, Ishant4/56)
India 347-9 (89.4 Overs; Kohli(c)136(194), Pujara55(105); Al-Amin3/85, Ebadat Hossain3/91)
Result - India won by an innings and 46 runs
India win their first pink-ball Test!— ICC (@ICC) November 24, 2019
Paceman Umesh Yadav finishes off the game in style with a five-for, claiming the final wicket of Al-Amin Hossain.
The hosts register victory by an innings and 46 runs. #INDvBAN SCORECARD ??https://t.co/WIrstRq3Vm pic.twitter.com/jMReLdGejT
It was inevitable what the result would be at the end of day two. Still, it were two things which held the interest of the fans. One was whether or not Ishant Sharma would be able to complete a fifer in each innings and in turn a match haul of 10. The other was how long would the Indian bowlers take to clean up the Bangladesh tail.
Both the questions were answered quickly. While Ishant Sharma fell just one short of his second fifer of the match and ended with a match haul of 9 wickets, Umesh Yadav instead picked up five wickets in the second innings.
The Indian pacers picked up all the 19 Bangladeshi wickets to fall in this match and it was only the second incident when the Indian spinners did not take any wicket in a Test for India.
The Indian bowlers took less than 10 overs to wrap up proceedings. Mushfiqur Rahim stood out for Bangladesh with a valiant 74-run knock, but as has been the case throughout, he did not receive any support.
It was the fourth consecutive innings win for India, the first ever team to do so in Test cricket history.
Their 12th successive series victory is indeed something to rejoice for the Indian pacers and the entire team. However, they will also know that stiffer competition awaits them when they reach the New Zealand shores in February.
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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