The hosts India totally dominated on a historic day one of the day/night pink-ball Test match against the visitors Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata).
After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque decided to bat first. But it was a horrific day for his team. The visitors were bundled out for just 106 runs. Meanwhile, the hosts India finished the night on 174/3 with the lead of 68 runs.
From the very beginning moment, the Indian team dominated over the visiting side. The Indian pacers totally unsettled the Bangladesh batting line-up. Apart from the opener Shadman Islam (29), wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das (24 – retired hurt) and Nayeem Hasan (19), all other Bangladesh batsmen failed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings.
The visiting side Bangladesh lost their first five wickets in just 38 runs. Apart from the openers Shadman Islam (29) and Imrul Kayes (4), all other batsmen until no.5 failed to open their accounts. These three batsmen who were dismissed for a duck were skipper Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim.
The highest runs partnership in that innings was 22 runs for the sixth wicket between Mahmudullah and Liton Das. However, Mahmudullah also failed to reach the double-digit score as he was brilliantly caught behind after scoring just six runs.
Two blows resulted in two concussion substitution in the Bangladesh team on the day one
Soon after that wicket, two Bangladesh batsmen got the blows on their helmets. In the 21st over of that innings, Liton Das received a blow when he was facing the Indian pacer Mohammed Shami’s short-pitched bowling. While he felt uncomfortable, soon he decided to retire hurt and the lunch was called.
Soon after the lunch break, Nayeem Hasan became another victim. In the 23rd over of that innings, Mohammed Shami’s delivery hit on Nayeem Hasan’s helmet. As the Bangladesh physio was late due to the necessary caring on Liton Das, the Indian physio came on the ground to check Hasan.
However, Nayeem Hasan seemed better as he continued his innings. He hit three more fours (hit total four fours) after that blow.
In the end, both the injured players Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were replaced with the concussion substitutes with Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam respectively. However, Taijul Islam didn’t bat in the first innings as Nayeem Hasan completed his innings.
Indian pacers took all the ten wickets in that innings. After 12 long years, Ishant Sharma managed to claim a Test five-wicket haul in India, which was his second Test five-wicket haul in India and 10th Test five-wicket haul in career. Ishant managed the bowling figures of 12-4-22-5.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli scored half-centuries for India after the openers failed
In reply, the hosts lost both their openers Mayank Agarwal (14) and Rohit Sharma (21) cheaply. But Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli handled that initial situation very well as they provided the 94 runs partnership for the third wicket and both scored half-centuries.
After scoring 55 runs (105 balls), Pujara lost his wicket. In that knock, Pujara hit eight fours. On the other hand, Kohli remained not out on 59 runs (93 balls) with eight fours. Ajinkya Rahane came to bat at the late of the night and was not out on 23 runs (22 balls) with three fours.
Bangladesh captain used three bowlers on this historic night. These bowlers were Al-Amin Hossain (14-3-49-1), Abu Jayed (12-3-40-0) and Ebadat Hossain (12-1-61-2).