Pacers lead show as India thrash B'desh by innings & 130 runs

Filed on November 16, 2019 | Last updated on November 16, 2019 at 02.49 pm
India's Mohammad Shami celebrates the dismissal of Mohammad Mithun with teammates during the 3rd day of the first Test against Bangladesh


Shami once again stole the show with figures of 4/31

The writing was on the wall on the third morning itself and it was all about delaying the inevitable for Bangladesh as the Indian pace bowlers ran through their batting line-up once again as Virat Kohli and boys register an innings and 130-run win over the visitors in the first Test of the two-match series at the Holkar Stadium on Saturday.
While Mohammed Shami once again stole the show with figures of 4/31 (match-figures of 7/58), Umesh Yadav picked two in Bangladesh's second essay and Ishant Sharma added two to his name. It was only poetic justice for the Indian pace bowlers that the spin-bowling duo of R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked just five wickets in the game, all picked by the off-spinner.
For Bangladesh, the only bright spot was Mushfiqur Rahim's fighting knock of 64 as he delayed Bangladesh's slide to an innings defeat on the third day. But Ashwin sent him back, ninth wicket to fall, caught brilliantly by Cheteshwar Pujara.
While the third session once again saw the Bangladesh batting flounder, it was only the second session when Mushfiqur, Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz ensured that they showed application and gritted it out in what otherwise looked like a game that would finish on the third afternoon in the post-lunch session.
The game was completely dominated by the Indian pace bowlers as they first rattled out Bangladesh for 150 in the first innings and then picked four wickets in their second innings in the first session itself on Saturday.
With India declaring on their overnight score of 493/6, it was anyway a matter of playing catch-up for the visitors and Shami ensured that he once again showed his class in the second innings of a Test match as he picked two of the four wickets that fell in the first session. While Umesh sent back the experienced Imrul Kayes (6), Ishant had Shadman Islam's number for 6.
That was enough for Bangladesh to surrender as the middle-order failed to apply itself as Mushfiqur fought a lone battle.
The post-lunch session still seemed slightly better for Bangladesh as Mahmudullah was one of two wickets to fall in the session nicking to Rohit Sharma in the slip cordon off Shami. Rohit had earlier dropped a sitter and thus gave Mushfiqur a lifeline.
Liton Das stuck on with Mushfiqur and put up a 63-run stand for the sixth wicket. But his journey also came to a sudden end as he became the only man to fall to Ashwin in the second session, hitting it straight back to the bowler having made 35 off 39.
Mehidy however held fort with Mushfiqur as the latter crossed his half century and Bangladesh finished on 191/6 at Tea.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 150 all out (Mushfiqur Rahim 43; Mohammmed Shami 3/27); 213 (Mushfiqur Rahim 64; Mohammed Shami 4/31, R Ashwin 3/42); India 493/6 (Mayank Agarwal 243, Cheteshwar Pujara 54; Ajinkya Rahane 86, Ravindra Jadeja 60; Abu Jayed 4/108)

Bangladesh 1st innings 150 (Mushfiqur Rahim 43; M. Shami 3-27)
India 1st innings (overnight 493-6 dec, M. Agarwal 243, A. Rahane 86, A. Jayed 4-108)
Bangladesh 2nd innings
S Islam b I. Sharma             6
I Kayes b Yadav                   6
M Hauqe lbw Shami               7
M Mithun c Agarwal b Shami    18
M Rahim c Pujara b Ashwin    64
Mahmudullah c R. Sharma b Shami      15
L Das c & b Ashwin               35
M Hasan b Yadav                 38
T Islam c Saha b Shami           6
A Jayed not out                     4
E Hossain c Yadav b Ashwin       1
Extras (b2, lb9, nb1, w1)            13
Total (all out, 69.2 overs)         213
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-16, 3-37, 4-44, 5-72, 6-135, 7-194, 8-208, 9-208, 10-213
Bowling: I. Sharma 11-3-31-1, Yadav 14-1-51-2 (w1), Shami 16-7-31-4 (nb1), Jadeja 14-2-47-0, Ashwin 14.2-6-42-3
Toss: Bangladesh
Result: India won by an innings and 130 runs
Series: India lead the two-match series 1-0
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Rod Tucker (AUS)
TV Umpire: Narendra Menon (IND)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)


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