The hosts India had another great dominating day against the visitors Bangladesh on the day one of the historic day/night pink-ball Test match at Eden Gardens (Kolkata).
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque decided to bat first after winning the toss. However, the visiting side were all out for just 106 runs. In reply, the hosts scored 174/3 at the stumps of the opening day of this Test match and they are leading by 68 runs.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 106 (Shadman Islam 29, Liton Das 24 retired hurt; Ishant Sharma 5/22)
India – 174/3 (Virat Kohli 59, Cheteshwar Pujara 55; Ebadat Hossain 2/61)
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the day:
i) The visitors Bangladesh were bundled out for just 106 runs in the first innings.
- It was the second-lowest completed first innings total in the day/night Test match history. The lowest record in this list is 58 by England against New Zealand at Auckland in March 2018.
- It was the second-lowest completed total in a Test innings for Bangladesh against India. Their lowest record is 91 at Dhaka in November 2000.
ii) Four Bangladesh batsmen scored ducks during the first innings.
- It is the most number of ducks in a Test innings for Bangladesh against India. Their previous record was three ducks and that happened for four times.
i) The hosts India bundled out the visitors in just 30.3 overs.
- It is the quickest all out in the first innings of a Test match for a team against India. Zimbabwe were the previous lowest record holder in this list as they were bundled out in 44.2 overs during Harare Test in September 2005.
ii) Indian spinners bowled only one over in total during the completed first innings.
- It is the joint lowest balls delivered in total by the Indian spinners in a completed home Test innings. During the Mumbai Test in November-December 1981 against England, Indian spinners bowled only one over in completed fourth innings.
iii) Indian pacers took all the ten wickets in the first innings.
- It was the fourth time when the Indian pacers took all the ten wickets of a Test innings in India.
(Players’ stats) – India
i) The tall right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma had the bowling figures of 12-4-22-5.
- It is the third-best bowling figures in a Test innings by an Indian bowler against Bangladesh. The top two records in this list are 7/87 by Zaheer Khan (at Dhaka in January 2010) and 6/51 by Irfan Pathan (at Dhaka in December 2004).
i) Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (101 dismissals) completed his 100 Test dismissals.
- Wriddhiman Saha became the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to achieve 100+ dismissals in Test career.
i) As a captain, Virat Kohli completed 5,000 Test runs in 86 innings.
- Virat Kohli becomes the fastest Test captain to score 5,000 runs. The previous record-holder was Ricky Ponting who reached this milestone in 97 Test innings.
- First Indian captain to score 5,000 Test runs.
- The sixth captain in Test cricket history to score 5,000 runs.