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India crush Bangladesh in day-night Test to sweep series

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Filed on November 24, 2019 | Last updated on November 24, 2019 at 04.07 pm
India crush Bangladesh in day-night Test to sweep series
Umesh Yadav celebrates with his teammates after dismissing Al Amin Hossain to win the 1st pink ball Test in Kolkata.

(PTI)

India won by an innings and 46 runs

Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed five wickets as India thrashed Bangladesh in just over two days of their first day-night Test to sweep the series 2-0 on Sunday.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 195 in less than an hour of the first session on day three in Kolkata, as India won by an innings and 46 runs to record their 12th-straight Test series triumph on home soil.
It was a memorable pink-ball international debut for India, who become the only team to win four consecutive Tests by an innings margin.
Virat Kohli's side - which has now won seven Tests in a row - consolidated their top position in the world Test championship with three successive series sweeps.
Mushfiqur Rahim made a valiant 74 before falling to Yadav, and the innings soon folded as Mahmudullah did not return to bat after he had retired hurt on 39 on day two.
India took 8.4 overs to wrap up the game at Eden Gardens with Yadav taking all the three wickets to fall Sunday afternoon.
Ishant Sharma led the pace charge with impressive match figures of 9-78 to flatten the Bangladesh batting that fell for 106 in their first innings of the opening day.
"With the way these guys are bowling now, they can pick up wickets on any surface - whether we play at home or we play away," a victorious Kohli said.
"I think it is all about the mindset... these guys are very hungry, they are at the top of their game.
"I feel that we are in the right kind of space right now to capitalise on opportunities and everyone is enjoying playing in this team and I think that's the standout feature about us."
Ishant was named man of the match and the series for his 12 wickets in two Tests. Yadav also claimed 12 scalps in the series, while Shami took nine.
Kohli played a key part with his 136 in India's 347 for nine declared on Saturday as they managed a lead of 241 runs.
The tourists were in early trouble at 13 for four in the final session on day two when Mushfiqur resisted India's persistent pace attack.
Ishant trapped Shadman Islam lbw for nought and then claimed skipper Mominul Haque, who got a pair of ducks.
The spearhead quickie, who claimed five wickets in the first innings, bowled at a lively pace as one of his rising deliveries hit Mohammad Mithun on the helmet.
Bangladesh were forced to take two concussion substitutes in Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam for Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan who were hit on the helmet by Shami on day one.
Mushfiqur was also at the receiving end of a nasty hit from Yadav, but went on to play a fighting knock.
Kohli completed his 27th century before falling to a stunning catch by Taijul off Ebadat Hossain.
"Definitely, the gap between the two teams is concerning," Mominul said after the drubbing.
"We've got to learn from these two matches and follow up what happened. I think the pink ball was challenging especially because it moved a lot with the new ball."
India won the opening Test also inside three days, as well as the preceding Twenty20 series 2-1.

Scoreboard
Bangladesh 1st innings 106 (Shadman Islam 29; I. Sharma 5-22)
India 1st innings 347-9 dec (V. Kohli 136; Al-Amin 3-85, Ebadat 3-91)
Bangladesh 2nd innings (overnight 152-6, Mushfiqur 59)
Shadman Islam lbw b Ishant              0
Imrul Kayes c Kohli b Ishant            5
Mominul Haque c Saha b Ishant           0
Mohammad Mithun c Shami b Yadav         6
Mushfiqur Rahim c Jadeja b Yadav       74
Mahmudullah retired hurt               39
Mehidy Hasan c Kohli b Ishant          15
Ebadat Hossain c Kohli b Yadav          0
Al-Amin Hossain c Saha b Yadav         21
Abu Jayed not out                       2
Extras (b8, lb9, w5)                   22
Total (all out, 41.1 overs)           195
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-2, 3-9, 4-13, 4-82 (Mahmudullah, retired not out), 5-133, 6-152, 7-152, 8-184, 9-195
Bowling: Ishant 13-2-56-4, Yadav 14.1-1-53-5, Shami 8-0-42-0 (w5), Ashwin 5-0-19-0, Jadeja 1-0-8-0
Toss: Bangladesh
Result: India won by an innings and 46 runs
Series: India won the two-match series 2-0
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Joel Wilson (WIS)
TV Umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

 


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