Indian Bowlers Destroy Bangladesh Batting - Day 1 (1st Test)

India Vs Bangladesh 2019/20: First Test (Day One) – Indian Bowlers Destroy Bangladesh Batting

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Indian national cricket team (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

The hosts India have dominated the day one of the first Test against the visitors Bangladesh at Holkar Stadium (Indore).

After winning the toss, Bangladesh decided to bat first. But the Indian bowlers dominated the entire innings as the hosts bundled out the visitors for just 150 runs in the first innings. In reply, India finished the day on 86/1 and they are trailing by 64 runs at the stumps of the day.

Indian new-ball bowlers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav provided the very good start. Both the Bangladesh openers Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes lost their wickets after scoring just six runs. While Yadav dismissed Kayes, Ishant picked up the wicket of Islam.

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Indian players after Ishant Sharma picked up a wicket (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

Another Indian pacer Mohammed Shami trapped Mohammad Mithun (13 runs) for the successful lbw.

Struggling on 31/3, new Test captain Mominul Haque and the experienced cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim tried hard to save that innings. Their fight avoided Bangladesh to lose another wicket in the first session. At the end of that session, Bangladesh were struggling on 63/3.

India took in control after Ravichandran Ashwin ended the fourth wicket partnership

In the second session, that third-wicket partnership between Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim crossed the 50 runs mark. The off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finally broke that partnership when they were batting on 99 runs. After their 68 runs partnership for the fourth wicket, Ashwin bowled the skipper Mominul (37) and completed his 250th Test wicket at home.

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Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mahmudullah was the next batsman to return to the dressing room. Ashwin bowled him for just 10 runs.

After fighting hard, Mushfiqur Rahim lost his wicket on 43 runs (105 balls). Rahim hit four fours and the only sixer in that knock before Shami bowled him. On the very next ball, Shami dismissed Mehidy Hasan Miraz for a golden duck. That wicket also ended up the second session of the day where Bangladesh were struggling on 140/7.

On the first ball of the third session, Liton Das (21) was dismissed by Ishant. After Liton’s dismissal, it took only 26 balls to bundle out the visitors.

Among the Indian bowlers, Mohammed Shami (3/27) bagged three wickets. Meanwhile, the other Indian bowlers Ishant Sharma (2/20), Umesh Yadav (2/47) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/43) all took two wickets and only Ravindra Jadeja finished with the wicketless bowling figures.

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Mohammed Shami (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

During India’s first innings, opener Rohit Sharma lost his wicket at the early stage. The right-arm pacer Abu Jayed dismissed Rohit for just six runs. However, the other opener Mayank Agarwal and the no.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara have handled that situation very well.

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Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

At the stumps of the opening day, Agarwal was not out on 37 runs and Pujara was batting on 43 runs.

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