The Indian team has entered into the new fashion of Test cricket. Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is full packed with the crowd to witness the historic day with the pink ball. Former England captain Michael Vaughan wished BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly for the introducing day-night Test match in Indian cricket.
It all started in Adelaide. The first day-night Test match was played by Australia against New Zealand in 2015. Till now 11 day-night Test matches have been played in the cricket world. Eden Gardens is witnessing the 12th Test match under the light.
Last year, Australia offered the Indian team to play the day-night Test match. But the BCCI refused to play the match under the light. Indian head coach Ravi Shastri had then said that Indian team would need enough time to prepare the game with the pink ball.
Well done Sourav – Michael Vaughan
Sourav Ganguly, within one week of taking the post of President in BCCI, introduced the new tradition to the Test cricket. Everyone praised the decision of the former Indian captain. Michael Vaughan also congratulated Ganguly and hoped that India would look forward on playing pink-ball game with Australia.
Michael Vaughan wrote, “Well done Sourav .. look forward to a couple in Aussie next winter.”
To make the day more memorable, former Indian players attended the event. The ex-Indian team which provided an incredible victory against Australia in 2001 also attended the event. Even the nearby buildings were shinning with the pink colour. CAB with BCCI has not left a stone unturned to mark the day historic.
Talking about the match, Bangladesh batsmen struggled against the Indian bowlers. The visitors were bundled out for just 106 runs in the first innings. Indian pacers were in full attack. Ishant Sharma claimed the five-wicket haul, Umesh Yadav picked three wickets and Shami took two wickets.