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Kohli hails clinical India

  • Published at 01:09 am November 17th, 2019
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India's Virat Kohli celebrates with Ravichandran Ashwin during day three of their first Test against Bangladesh in Indore Saturday AFP

The skipper specially lauded his pace bowlers, the triumvirate of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, who picked up 14 wickets between them, to make the opponent surrender meekly in both innings

India captain Virat Kohli termed his team’s win against Bangladesh a clinical one as they beat the Tigers by an innings and 130 runs, and within three days no less, in the first Test match at Holkar Stadium Saturday. 

"Don't know what to say, another clinical performance," Kohli said after the win.

The skipper specially lauded his pace bowlers, the triumvirate of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, who picked up 14 wickets between them, to make the opponent surrender meekly in both innings.

"These guys (our pacemen) are on top of their game, when they bowl, it looks like any pitch is a good pitch,” said Kohli, adding the fact that they were even without their key fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in this game. 

It is mentionable that Shami and Yadav shared 24 wickets between them in India's recent 3-0 Test sweep of South Africa.

However, during the wicket feast, one Indian batsman proved there were no demons on the pitch as Mayank Agarwal played a massive 243-run innings, his second  double ton in just eight Test appearances and was adjudged man of the match. 

Kohli showered the 28-year old batsman with high praise. 

"Very professional with the bat, playing five batters with one guy taking responsibility is what we want with overseas tours coming up," said Kohli. 

"Hats off to the boys,” said the Indian skipper.

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