With this success at Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens, India made a clean sweep of the series 2-0. They had won the opening Test too by an innings margin in Indore
Kolkata: The historic day/night Test between India and Bangladesh concluded early on the third day as Virat Kohli and his men thrashed the visitors by an innings and 46 runs on Sunday (November 24).
With this success at Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens, India made a clean sweep of the series 2-0. They had won the opening Test too by an innings margin in Indore. India are the first team to register four successive Test wins by an innings margin. This was India's 12th Test series win in a row at home.
India also extended their winning streak in the ICC World Test Championship to seven (two vs West Indies, three vs South Africa, two vs Bangladesh). They have 360 points from seven games and sit comfortably on top of the table.
Kohli is the first Indian captain to win seven consecutive Tests.
On Sunday, India wrapped up the Bangladesh second innings for 195 in 41.1 overs in the first session, needing just 47 minutes. Mahmudullah, who had retired hurt yesterday, did not come out to bat. Umesh Yadav took five wickets while Ishant Sharma scalped four to complete India's demolition job. In the first innings, Bangladesh were bowled out for 106 in reply to India's 347/9 declared.
Bangladesh had resumed the day at 152/6. Overnight batsman Mushfiqur Rahim fell to Yadav for 74. Ishant won both Man-of-the-match and Man-of-the-series awards. The match lasted 968 balls, the shortest completed Test in India.
The previous quickest in terms of balls was against Afghanistan in Bengaluru in June 2018 when India completed an innings and 262-run win in 1,028 balls. That match lasted only two days in Bengaluru.
India's last four Tests at home
Beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs, Pune, 2019
Beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs, Ranchi, 2019
Beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs, Indore, 2019
Beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs, Kolkata, 2019
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Last Updated Nov 24, 2019, 3:50 PM IST