Since his return to international cricket, Wriddhiman Saha has impressed with his wicketkeeping skills. Once again, he has shown his skills as he took a brilliant catch behind the stumps to dismiss Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah.
On Friday (22nd November) afternoon, new Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque decided to bat first after winning the toss in this historic Test match. The ongoing Test match at Eden Gardens (Kolkata) is the first day/night pink-ball Test match on the Indian soil as well as it is the first-ever experience of this kind of Test match for both India and Bangladesh. Also, it is the second and final Test of this series which the hosts India are leading by 1-0.
However, the visiting team didn’t manage to make a strong start against the no.1-ranked Test team. Indian pacers have dominated the first session of this match. Apart from the opener Shadman Islam (29 runs), all other Bangladesh batsmen till the no.6 position failed to reach the double-digit scores. While another opener Imrul Kayes (4) scored just four runs while the other three batsmen failed to open their accounts. These three batsmen are skipper Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Struggling on 38/5, Mahmudullah and the wicketkeeper-batsman tried hard to save that innings. After putting 22 runs partnership for the sixth wicket, the tall Indian pacer dismissed Mahmudullah for just six runs. However, the Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha deserves to get most of the credits for that wicket.
Wriddhiman Saha dived to the first slip
In the 20th over of that innings, Mahmudullah was forced to provide a thick outside edge which was travelling at low to the first slip, captain Virat Kohli. While it was doubtful whether that ball would reach to the captain, Wriddhiman Saha made a superb dive to his right and successfully took that low opportunity.
At the end of that first session, Bangladesh were struggling on 73/6. After scoring 24 runs off 27 balls, Liton Das has decided to retire hurt which also finished that session too. During the previous over, Liton got a blow on his helmet when he went to pull against the short ball of the Indian pacer Mohammed Shami. Initially, he thought that he could carry on that innings, but he was feeling uncomfortable at that moment and finally decided to retired hurt.
At the lunch of the day, Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed were batting without opening their account.
Among the Indian bowlers, Umesh Yadav (3/29) has taken three wickets. Also, Ishant Sharma (2/11) has claimed two wickets and Mohammed Shami (1/18) has bagged one wicket.