India vs Bangladesh 1st Test : India after losing the ODI series 2-1 made an emphatic comeback in the test series defeating Bangladesh by 188 runs in the 1st test match at Chattogram.
India won the toss and opted to bat. kL Rahul was the stand in captain in absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma. India were in a spot of bother early in the test match losing both the openers early and Virat Kohli knocked out for 1 run. India were 48/3 at the stroke of lunch on day 1.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored 90 runs , Shreyas Iyer scored 86 runs and Ashwin scored 58 runs. Crucial half centuries from these trio helped India cross the 400 run mark. India were bowled out for 404 runs in 133.5 overs.
Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan Miraz were the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh. The duo picked up 4 wickets each. Ebadot Hossain and Khaled Ahmed picked up one wicket each.
Kuldeep Yadav performs on his comeback
Bangladesh were bowled out for 150 runs in their 1st innings. Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer with 28 runs. Mohmmad Siraj and Umesh Yadav cleaned up the top order. Siraj picked up 3 wickets and Umesh Yadav got rid of Yasir Ali.
Kuldeep Yadav on his comeback to the Indian test team scored vital 40 runs with the bat and picked up 5 wickets in the 1st innings troubling the Bangladeshi middle order. He picked up 5 wickets in his comeback.
Shubham Gill and Pujara score Match winning centuries
Shubham Gill finally scored his maiden test hundred in the 2nd innings. Gill smashed 110 runs in 152 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara scored a hundred after 4 years in test cricket. Pujara smashed 102 runs. The hundred was Pujara’s fastest test hundred. He takes his tally of centuries to 19 in test cricket.
India after bowling out Bangladesh for 150 runs in the 1st innings scored 258/2 and declared in the 3rd session of day 3. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Khaled Ahmed got a wicket each.
Bangladesh Fight Back in the 2nd innings
Bangladesh had a huge total of 512 runs to chase. Their openers played out the new ball in the closing moments of Day 3. Both the openers carried the momentum that they had towards the end of day 3 in the 1st session of Day 4.
Bangla openers added 124 runs to the opening wicket. Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 67 runs before lunch break on Day 4. Umesh Yadav provided the much needed breakthrough in the post lunch session dismissing Shanto.
Zakir Hassan on his debut showed composure and batted throughout the 2nd session while Bangladesh lost Yasir Ali & Litton Das in quick succession. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Litton Das for 19 runs before the end of 2nd session on Day 4.
Zakir Hassan scored his maiden test hundred on his debut and fell to the Ravichandran Ashwin edging one to Virat Kohli at slip. Shakib Al Hasan & Mehidy Hasan Miraz played out the test of the overs on Day 4. Bangladesh ends Day 4 at 272/6. Shakib batting on 40* and Mehidy Hasan on 9*.
India win by 188 Runs
India wrapped up the Bangladesh innings in the 1st session of Day 5. Mohmmad Siraj dismissed Mehidy Hasan edging one to the backward point fielder.
Shakib Al Hasan was on attack smashing the Indian bowlers but his efforts couldn’t take bangaladesh over the line as they were bowled out for 324 runs in the 2nd innings handing India 188 run victory.
Axar Patel picked up 4 wickets, Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 wickets, Mohmmad Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Ashwin picked up a wicket each in the 2nd innings.
India vs Bangladesh 1st Test Match: Man of the Match
Kuldeep Yadav was awarded Man of the match for his match figures of 36-9- 113-8 and his Crucial knock of 40 runs with the bat.
India vs Bangladesh 1st Test : Post Match Interview
Indian Captain KL Rahul ( Source : Cricbuzz)
We’ve been here for a while. The one-day series didn’t go how we wanted it to, the results didn’t go our way. It was important that we turned up and performed well in the Test series. It was a hard-fought Test match and we had to really work hard for this win. Really happy that we did that.
We’ve played Test cricket for a while and we know that no victory comes easy. We batted well in the first innings as well. From the position we were in to get to 400+ was a job well done by the batters. Puji (Pujara), Shreyas batted really well and Rishabh went with that counter-attacking innings, that’s how he plays.
Very pleased with the way we bowled in both the innings. The pitch wasn’t really assisting the bowlers all that much, but they found something in the wicket. The seamers got wickets, Umesh bowled a couple of brilliant spells and got us back in the game.
Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan ( Source: Cricbuzz)
It was a really good wicket to bat on but we didn’t bat well (in the first innings). Playing after 5-6 months, it wasn’t ideal for us but there shouldn’t be any excuse. We identified our mistakes and tried our best in the second innings. Lot of credit to India the way they bowled.
We have to play good cricket for all five days if we want to win a Test match. We have to play four good innings to be able to get a result especially against India.