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Domingo: It wasn’t a 30-over all out wicket

  • Published at 11:59 pm November 22nd, 2019
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Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim is cleaned up during day one of their second Test against India in Kolkata Friday AFP

Bangladesh were all out after just 30.3 overs, scoring 106 on the first day of the day-night Test at Eden Gardens

There is no doubt that Bangladesh did not bat well enough in their first innings of the second Test in the series against India, Tigers head coach Russell Domingo has said.

Bangladesh were all out after just 30.3 overs, scoring 106 on the first day of the day-night Test at Eden Gardens.

Addressing the media after the day’s play, Domingo said: “First, it was not a 30-over all out wicket. There’s no doubt that we didn’t bat well enough. When we started batting, it was bright sunshine on a good wicket. The first five or six overs it looked like the wicket was pretty flat, which may have seemed that it was a good decision to bat first. When we lost a few wickets, it must have looked like a bad decision to bat first. It is just the nature of the game. We are struggling with confidence in the top-order.”

However, the coach defended the decision to bat first after winning the toss.

“Obviously, it was a terrible day for us. Regarding the toss, I really think it is important to understand that Bangladesh are not just here to serve up balls for India. I know everyone was hoping Bangladesh can bowl first so India can get 400-450, but that is not why we are here. We think the best way to win a Test match in India is to bat first. Ninety-nine per cent of the time you bat first in the sub-continent, on a good wicket. We have no qualms with the decision to bat first,” he said.

Regarding Bangladesh’s bowling, Domingo said the pacers need to be more consistent, but that would come with experience.

“Once again, we were too inconsistent with our bowling. I don’t want to keep comparing the two sides, but if you think of the number of Tests their pacers have played, and compare that with Ebadat’s (Hossain) fourth Test match, we have a very inexperienced bowling line-up. Look at the way Ishant (Sharma) started, and the way his career is now. It takes a bit of time for these young fast bowlers to find the length and the discipline it takes to bowl to guys like Rohit (Sharma), Virat (Kohli) or (Cheteshwar) Pujara. It is a steep learning curve at the moment.

“The ball did enough [in the evening] but we weren’t consistent enough. We bowled three or four in the right areas and one down leg or one too short. That’s the difference between the two bowling attacks,” the coach added.

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)

Bowling 

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)

Bowling     

Al-Amin     14-3-49-1, Jayed 12-3-40-0, Ebadat 12-1-61-2

India lead by 68 runs