At the stumps on the day two of the historic day/night pink-ball Test match at Eden Gardens (Kolkata), the hosts India are focusing to win the match against the visitors Bangladesh.
India started the day on their overnight score of 174/3 and declared after scoring 347/9 decl. Starting their second innings by trailing 241 runs, Bangladesh ended the day on 152/6. The visitors are still trailing by 89 runs.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 106 (Shadman Islam 29, Liton Das 24 retired hurt; Ishant Sharma 5/22) & 152/6 (Mushfiqur Rahim 59*, Mahmudullah 39 retired hurt; Ishant Sharma 4/39)
India – 347/9 decl. (Virat Kohli 136, Cheteshwar Pujara 55; Al-Amin Hossain 3/85)
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the day:
i) The hosts declared their first innings on 347/9. It was their seventh consecutive declared Test innings.
- It is the record number of successive declared Test innings for a team. England were the previous record holder as they had managed six consecutive declared Test innings in 2009.
i) In their second innings, the visiting side Bangladesh lost their first four wickets in just 13 runs (13/4).
- It was the joint second-lowest total for Bangladesh to lose their first four wickets in a Test innings. During the Dhaka Test in November 2001, Zimbabwe took the hosts’ first four wickets in just 13 runs during the first innings of that match. The lowest total in this list is 7/4 against India during the second innings of Dhaka Test in May 2007.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (India)
- In the Test cricket history, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are the second most successful partner for the fourth wicket. Only Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan (Pakistan) partnership scored more Test runs for the fourth wicket partnership (3,138 runs).
Mominul Haque (Bangladesh)
i) Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque scored ducks in both innings of this Test match.
- Mominul Haque becomes the first captain to register a pair against India in a Test match history.
- Mominul Haque was the second Bangladesh captain to register a pair in a Test match history. Habibul Bashar was the first Bangladesh captain to achieve this unwanted feat against Zimbabwe during the Harare Test in February 2004.
Ishant Sharma (India)
i) At the stumps of day two, the right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma has managed the match bowling figures of 21-5-61-9.
- It is the best Test match bowling figures by an Indian right-arm bowler against Bangladesh. The previous record-holder was Mohammed Shami with the match bowling figures of 29-12-58-7 in the previous Test of this series (at Indore).