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Tigers batsmen falter again as India win big

  • Published at 08:08 pm November 16th, 2019
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Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot AFP

It was another poor performance from the Bangladesh batsman as they were all out for 213 in their second innings, 63 more than the first innings, surviving just 69.2 overs

Host India thrashed Bangladesh, winning the first of two Test matches by an innings and 130 runs at Holkar Cricket Stadium Saturday.

It was another poor performance from the Bangladesh batsman as they were all out for 213 in their second innings, 63 more than the first innings, surviving just 69.2 overs.

The Tigers’ first innings was also a shambolic batting performance as they managed to bat only 58.3 overs before folding.

India finished day two in a strong position, scoring 493 for the loss of six wickets in 114 overs, and with a commanding first-innings lead of 343.

The Indians declared their innings on day three in order to utilize the early conditions and the helpful pitch for the faster bowlers. 

And their decision was vindicated straightaway as Bangladesh lost four wickets before going to the lunch session.

Experienced opener Imrul Kayes was the first wicket to fall as the left-hander was cleaned up by right-arm pacer Umesh Yadav in the first ball of the sixth over.

Imrul scored just six, much like the first innings, and never looked comfortable in his 13-ball stay at the crease.

The other opener Shadman Islam (six) was also bowled, this time by right-arm seamer Ishant Sharma in the next over from an incoming delivery.      

Within seven overs and with just 16 runs on the board, both the openers went back to the pavilion and Bangladesh were under pressure early, just like the first innings where Shadman also departed for six.

Things got worse for the Tigers before the lunch session as they lost two more wickets - stand-in skipper Mominul Haque (seven) and No 4 batsman Mohammad Mithun (18).

Mominul’s lbw decision was given as not out by the umpire initially, but India took a review and eventually it turned out to be a successful one for them.    

Mithun hit four boundaries and faced 26 deliveries but got out after playing a poor shot, trying to pull right-arm seamer Mohammad Shami only to get caught at mid wicket.

Experienced campaigner Mahmudullah (15) could not make any impact as he was caught at second slip by Rohit Sharma off Shami’s bowling.

No 5 batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was trying to form some sort of resistance as he stitched together two short partnerships with the next two batsmen, Liton Kumar Das and Mehedi Hasan Miraz.

Mushfiq was lucky in that he could have been out before lunch had Rohit not missed a regulation catch at second slip.

Mushfiq formed a 63-run stand with Liton and 59 with Miraz for the sixth and seventh wicket. 

But Liton, who was batting well, could not make it count and score big as he got caught and bowled against off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for 35.

Miraz batted well but got bowled out just after the tea session for 38.

Mushfiq was the ninth batsman to get out as his fighting innings of 64 from 150 deliveries was brought to a halt by Ashwin.

Bangladesh were wrapped up for 213 and Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant 243-run knock.

The two teams will lock horns with each other in the second and final Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, starting Thursday.

It will be a day-night Test, first ever for both India and Bangladesh.

1ST TEST, DAY 3

BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS    R    B    

Shadman c Saha b Ishant    6    24

Imrul c Rahane b Yadav        6    18

Mominul b Ashwin        37    80

Mithun lbw b Shami        13    36

Mushfiq b Shami        43    105

Mahmudullah b Ashwin        10    30

Liton c Kohli b Ishant        21    31

Miraz lbw b Shami         0    1

Taijul run out (Jadeja/Saha)    1    7

Jayed not out            7    14

Ebadat b Yadav            2    5

Extras (lb3, w1)            4

Total (58.3 overs)        150

Fall Of Wickets

1-12 (Imrul), 2-12 (Shadman), 3-31 (Mithun), 4-99 (Mominul), 5-115 (Mahmudullah), 6-140 (Mushfiq), 7-140 (Miraz), 8-140 (Liton), 9-148 (Taijul), 10-150 (Ebadat)

Bowling: Ishant 12-6-20-2, Yadav 14.3-3-47-2, Shami 13-5-27-3 (w1), Ashwin 16-1-43-2, Jadeja 3-0-10-0

INDIA 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Agarwal c Jayed b Miraz        243    330

Rohit c Liton b Jayed        6    14

Pujara c sub (Saif) b Jayed    54    72

Kohli lbw b Jayed        0    2

Rahane c Taijul b Jayed        86    172

Jadeja not out            60    76

Saha b Ebadat            12    11

Yadav not out            25    10

Extras (lb1, nb3, w3)        7

Total (114 overs)        493/6D

Fall Of Wickets

1-14 (Rohit), 2-105 (Pujara), 3-119 (Kohli), 4-309 (Rahane), 5-432 (Agarwal), 6-454 (Saha)

Bowling: Ebadat 31-5-115-1 (w3), Jayed 25-3-108-4 (nb3), Taijul 28-4-120-0, Mehidy 27-0-125-1, Mahmudullah 3-0-24-0

BANGLADESH 2ND INNINGS    R    B

Shadman b Ishant         6    24

Kayes b Yadav            6    13

Mominul lbw b Shami        7    20

Mithun c Agarwal b Shami    18    26

Mushfiq c Pujara b Ashwin    64    150

Mahmudullah c Rohit b Shami    15    35

Liton c & b Ashwin        35    39

Miraz b Yadav            38    55

Taijul c Saha b Shami        6    43

Jayed not out            4    9

Ebadat c Yadav b Ashwin    1    3

Extras (b 2, lb 9, nb 1, w 1)    13 

Total (69.2 Overs)        213 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-10 (Kayes), 2-16 (Shadman), 3-37 (Mominul), 4-44 (Mithun), 5-72 (Mahmudullah), 6-135 (Liton), 7-194 (Miraz), 8-208 (Taijul), 9-208 (Mushfiq), 10-213 (Ebadat)

Bowling

Ishant 11-3-31-1, Yadav 14-1-51-2, Shami 16-7-31-4, Jadeja 14-2-47-0, Ashwin 14.2-6-42-3

India won by an innings and 130 runs

MoM: Mayank Agarwal