India vs Bangladesh Day 1 Highlights: IND 174/3 at stumps, lead by 68 runs
India vs Bangladesh Highlights, 2nd Test, Day 1
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India's first ever Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata saw an interesting day, with the hosts taking command at stumps. The Indian seamers bowled out the opposition for 106 in the first innings, after which Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara scored fifties each as India reached 174/3 at stumps, with a lead of 68 runs.
Saha, the superman
Ishant lands the ball on a length, it seams away, Mahmudullah pokes his bat, the ball takes the edge and Saha dives across to this left and grabs an absolutely stunning catch. India have been on fire.
Spin has been introduced
As per Aritra, who reports from Kolkata, this is slightly surprising: Spin has been introduced in the 19th over, that's a bit of a surprise, considering the time the seamers were having in this surface. But Ravindra Jadeja would like to make an impact with the pink ball. This will also give us an idea about how the pink ball behaves in the spinners' hands
Umesh, the beast
Aritra Mukherjee, reporting from Kolkata, says: Umesh is making the pink ball talk. There is something with Umesh, he doesn't look unplayable, can bowl the occasional boundary ball too but more often than not, he gets it right. And when he does, his quick arm action gives the ball that extra zip at the last moment, resulting in late some swing. This has been one of those mornings for Umesh. He didn't start off well but got his mojo back and how. 3 wickets in his 2nd spell, which might continue till close of this session
Umesh has been sensational
Another length ball which is angled across the left-hander, it is meek poke, the edge is taken and Bangladesh have lost half their side. India are flying right now, this crowd is all pumped.
Shami is at it
Stunning phase for India. Shami has sent Mushfiqur Rahim packing, the batsman has played it on to the stumps.
Aritra, reporting from Kolkata, says: Don't see the spinners coming into the attack any time soon. We had en entire session of pace in Indore, don't be surprised if it continues the same for India here at Eden Gardens. Some top quality fast bowling from Ishant, Umesh and Shami and ordinary batting from the Bangladesh top-order marked the first hour of the historic pink ball Test
Umesh castles Mithun
The ball nipped back in and smashes the stumps. Mithun has to walk back, Bangladesh lose 3 in a jiffy.
Aritra Mukherjee from Eden Gardens points out that Umesh changed ends and this works wonders.
Stunning grab by Rohit
Rohit takes a screamer at second slip. Flies across to his right and plucks an absolutely stunning catch.
First ball is a mean bumper, had the batsman fending at it, the ball landed in no-man's land. The second ball decked back in sharply, and Saha flew to his right and plucked a smart catch. The decision was referred and India have lost their review. There was no bat there.
Shami is introduced into the attack
'Local boy' Mohammed Shami gets the ball and crowd comes alive. Chants of 'Shami Shami' come roaring from the stands of Eden Gardens. Huge expectations from the man
SG similar to Dukes?
Aritra says: Early indications that this pink ball has a nature similar to the duke ball, which means it may just start swinging more after the 5-6 overs. Ishant has got the ball to move considerably in the 7th over.
India get the first wicket, Imrul has to go back to the pavilion. He walked in front of the stumps and the pads were found. He takes the review along with him, that was a poor call.
Much better over from Umesh
He seems to have found his radar. Angling the ball across the left-hander and then getting the odd ball to shape back in. Shadman is showing good patience.
5 over report of pink ball
Barring a couple of deliveries from Ishant in the third over, which moved significantly, the pink ball has done little to ring the alarm bells among batsmen. Still early days but getting a feeling that the Indian seamers have been slightly on the shorter side.
Still getting to terms with the pink ball
This has been a good start by Bangladesh. Barring the odd deliveries, the ball has not decked off the surface which is a positive sign for the openers.
First published: Nov 22, 2019 12:24 IST