Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Bannerjee rang the bell in the City of Joy, to signal the start of the historic day-night Test to be played with the pink ball
In a shambolic display of batting, Bangladesh were bowled out for just 106 runs in their first innings, while host India have already taken a 68-run lead after scoring 174/3 on day one of the Eden Gardens Test match Friday.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Bannerjee rang the bell in the City of Joy, to signal the start of the historic day-night Test to be played with the pink ball.
Stand-in Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque decided to bat first, as they made two changes to the playing XI from the first Test at Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Right-arm pacer Al Amin Hossain and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan were included in the team instead of all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.
The Indian lineup remained unchanged.
The decision to bat first backfired horribly, as the Tigers folded in just 30.3 overs on a relatively good batting track.
Only three Bangladeshis reached double digits: opener Shadman Islam (29), wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das (24) and Nayeem (19).
Experienced opener Imrual Kayes failed to score big yet again, becoming the first of the Bangladesh batsmen to be dismissed in the innings.
Another horrible batting performance left @BCBtigers on the back foot on the first day of the second Test match against host @BCCI, at Eden Gardens Friday.https://t.co/XVmFBUU8te#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #INDIA #INDIACRICKET #BCCI— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) November 22, 2019
He was adjudged lbw against Ishant Sharma in the third ball of the seventh over, after scoring just four runs.
Kayes now has just three centuries and four half-centuries in 74 Test innings so far.
Subsequently, Mominul, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim were all dismissed for ducks, as the Tigers struggled against top-quality Indian pace bowling.
No 6 batsman Mahmudullah continued his struggles as he was dismissed after scoring six, leaving Bangladesh floundering on 60/6.
Later, Bangladesh were forced into two concussion substitutions, as Liton and Nayeem were both struck in the helmet by bouncers from Mohammad Shami on either side of the supper break.
Liton was replaced by Miraz after the supper interval, while Nayeem was replaced by Taijul when Bangladesh took to the field.
All of the Bangladeshi batsmen were dismissed by the Indian fast bowlers, as Ishant finished the day with five wickets, while Umesh Yadav took three, and Shami two.
India batted out 46 overs that were remaining in the day.
@BCBtigers have been forced into two concussion substitutions on the first day of the pink-ball Test match against host @BCCI, as the visiting side were bowled out for a paltry 106 in their first innings.https://t.co/86sP3fSsOH#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #CRICKET— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) November 22, 2019
Although openers Mayank Agarwal (14) and Rohit Sharma (21) were sent back to the pavilion early, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli scored half-centuries to ensure that India reached stumps in a position of dominance.
Agarwal was the first Indian batsman to be dismissed, caught out off the bowling of Al-Amin on the fourth ball of the fifth over.
Ebadat Hossain then trapped Rohit in front with the last ball of the 13th over.
Pujara then scored 55 runs off 105 deliveries before he was caught off the bowling of Bangladeshi pacer Ebadat in the first ball of the 40th over.
Indian skipper Kohli, who is looking for redemption after a duck in the first Test, finished the first day unbeaten at the crease with 50 off 93 deliveries.
Ajinkya Rahane also ended the day undefeated on 23.
The second day’s play will start from 1pm local time Saturday.
2nd Test, Day 1
BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS R B
Shadman c Saha b Yadav 29 52
Kayes lbw b Ishant 4 15
Mominul c Rohit b Yadav 0 7
Mithun b Yadav 0 2
Mushfiq b Shami 0 4
Mahmudullah c Saha b Ishant 6 21
Liton retired hurt 24 27
Nayeem b Ishant 19 28
Ebadat b Ishant 1 7
Miraz c Pujara b Ishant 8 13
Al-Amin not out 1 4
Jayed c Pujara b Shami 0 3
Extras (b8, lb6) 14
Total (30.3 overs) 106
Fall Of Wickets
1-15 (Imrul), 2-17 (Mominul), 3-17 (Mithun), 4-26 (Mushfiq), 5-38 (Shadman), 6-60 (Mahmudullah), 7-82 (Ebadat), 8-98 (Miraz), 9-105 (Nayeem), 10-106 (Jayed)
Ishant 12-4-22-5, Yadav 7-2-29-3, Shami 10.3-2-36-2, Jadeja 1-0-5-0
INDIA 1ST INNINGS R B
Agarwal c sub (Miraz) b Al-Amin 14 21
Sharma lbw b Ebadat 21 35
Pujara c Shadman b Ebadat 55 105
Kohli not out 59 93
Rahane not out 23 22
Extras (lb 1, w 1) 2
Total (46 Overs) 174/3
Fall Of Wickets
1-26 (Mayank), 2-43 (Rohit), 3-137 (Pujara)
Al-Amin 14-3-49-1, Jayed 12-3-40-0, Ebadat 12-1-61-2
India lead by 68 runs