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India complete day-1 on high note as BD bundle out for 150
India complete day-1 on high note as BD bundle out for 150

India complete day-1 on high note as BD bundle out for 150

Dhaka — Hosts India completed day-1 of the ICC World Test Championship on high note after Bangladesh suffered a horrible batting collapse to bundle out cheaply for 150 run in Holkar Cricket Stadium in the Indian city of Indore on Thursday.

India are trailing by 64 runs with nine wickets remaining losing their vice-captain Rohit Sharma at the end of day-1.

In reply of Bangladesh’s dismal first innings total of 150, India posted 86 for 1 at end of the first day in 26 overs, with Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 37 and 43 respectively. Abu Jayed Rahi took the only wicket that India have lost in the game so far.

Earlier, Bangladesh failed to impress with the bat in the first innings as they tumbled for 150/10 in 58.3 overs.

Mohammad Shami bagged three wickets conceding 27 runs only while Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped two wickets each.

Left-handed batsman Imrul Kayes, who returned to the playing XI after a year, failed to utilise the opportunity. He has been vulnerable since the start of his innings.

Imrul missed the first delivery that he faced off Umesh Yadav horribly. The ball was to the line of the middle stump. Imrul stepped up to defend it but manifested only his wrong timing. But he was lucky enough as the ball passed just over the middle stump.

However, the southpaw fell after posting only 6 runs on the board. Umesh delivered another length delivery and Imrul managed only an outside edge to the gully where Ajinkya Rahane took a regulation catch.

Shadman Islam, the other opener, followed him shortly. It was a fuller delivery from Ishant Sharma. Shadman went to drive away from his body but there was no foot movement from him. Wriddhiman Saha did not miss a dolly.

The third wicket fell when Mohammad Mithun missed a good length delivery off Mohammad Shami to his pad. The umpire didn’t think twice to give an lbw. Before going to the launch break, Bangladesh lost three wickets in 63 runs.

The batting woes of the Tigers continued as they lost four wickets in the second session adding only 42 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul looked good in the fourth wicket stand. But they only posted 68 in the partnership.

Mominul fell for 37 off 80 balls. He was hunted by Ravichandran Ashwin who had taken 13 wickets in the only Test at the venue previously. Mominul misjudged the turn and lost his stumps.

Mahmudullah Riyad followed him after a 30-ball stay in the middle to amass only 10 runs. He was the second prey of Ashwin.

The sixth and seventh wickets – Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz- fell to Mohammad Shami. The right-arm pacer pulled off two wickets in two successive deliveries, which made Bangladesh fall into big trouble in the game. Mushfiqur posted 43 off 105, which was the highest individual score for the Tigers in their first innings of the game.

Tigers lost seven wickets in 140 runs before going to Tea break and Liton Das fell to the very first delivery off Ishant after the Tea break.

Bangladesh lost three of their last five wickets in just four deliveries. The tail-enders failed to offer any sort of resistance, and eventually, Tigers tumbled for 150/10 in 58.3 overs.Incidentally Bangladesh lost their last five wickets in only ten runs. UNB

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