The victory in Indore also gave the Virat Kohli-led India 60 points in the ICC World Test Championship. With this, India remained on top of the table with 300 points and are unbeaten
Indore: Riding on fast bowlers’ brilliant show again, India thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs to win the first Test on the third day at Indore’s Holkar Stadium on Saturday (November 16). This was sixth successive victory for India.
With this win, the Virat Kohli-led side went 1-0 up in the two-Test series. The second and final game is in Kolkata from November 22. It will be a day/night contest.
The victory also gave India 60 points in the ICC World Test Championship. With this, India remained on top of the table with 300 points and are unbeaten.
After declaring at their overnight score of 493/6, India bowled out Bangladesh for 213 in the second innings in the final session of the third day. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/31 while Ravichandran Ashwin took 3/42.
For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim (64) played a lone hand to delay India’s march towards victory.
Earlier, Rahim scored a gritty half-century as Bangladesh reached 191/6 at tea on the third day.
Rahim went into the break undefeated on 53 off 114 balls in company of Mehidy Hasan Miraj, batting on 38 off 54 balls. The duo has added 56 runs for the seventh wicket. The other significant stand was 63 between Mushfiqur and Liton Das (35).
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After conceding a 343-run first innings lead to India, it was another horrendous start by the battered Bangladeshi batsmen as Umesh Yadav (1/42 in 11 overs), Ishant Sharma (1/31 in 11 overs) and Shami (3/25 in 11 overs) kept the visiting batsmen on tenterhooks.
In the post lunch session, Shami got his third wicket, removing Mahmudullah (15), who gave a regulation catch to Rohit Sharma in the slip cordon.
Liton and Rahim played the spinners well in the post-lunch session as the wicket eased out. However, Liton paid for his impetuosity, giving Ashwin his 360th Test wicket.
In the morning session, it was Umesh's perfectly pitched outswinger (inswinger for left-hander), that got rid of Imrul Kayes (6), who looked like getting out to every delivery that he faced. The ball tailed in and uprooted the leg-stump.
Young Shadman Islam (6) was beaten by both pace and movement with Ishant getting one to nip back from length as it hit the top of middle-stump.
Bangladesh's best bet, skipper Mominul Haque (7) was jittery from the start and survived a DRS call while trying to leave a delivery pitched on off-stump. However, when Shami angled one into him, Mominul was adjudged plumb in-front even though Kohli had to take a review which was successful.
Shami then hurried Mohammed Mithun (18) with a beautiful short ball that he grew big on him as he tried to play the pull shot. The result was a simple catch to Mayank Agarwal at mid-wicket.
The two senior-most players Rahim (9 batting) and Mahmudullah (6 batting) shakily continued till the lunch session to delay the inevitable.
It could have been five-down had Rohit Sharma not dropped Rahim in a regulation catch in the second slip off Shami's bowling. The catch was coming straight towards Kohli but Rohit instinctively moved towards left and it popped out of his hands.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated 16, Nov 2019, 5:16 PM