Bangladesh in India, 2 Test Series, 2019
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Date: 14 November-16 November, 2019
RR: 3.07 | India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs
So that is it from this game. India continue their dominance with a demolishing win over Bangladesh. Also, they continue their unbeaten run in the ICC World Test Championship. We are not done with the series however as we now move to Kolkata for the first ever Day-Night Test match to be played by India. Kohli and co. will look to convert their red ball dominance into pink ball as well. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will look to put on a better display and stun the home crowd by drawing the series. The historic pink ball Test will begin on Friday, 22nd November. The match will start at 1300 local (0730 GMT). Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!
For his brilliant innings of 243, Mayank Agarwal has been named the Man of the Match. Mayank smiles and says that he hopes that the smile continues for a longer period. Tells he practices but not much as they play the shorter formats as well. Agarwal feels proud to represent India. Says it is great to have someone who wants you to get more runs than himself as Kohli wanted him to get to a double ton when he reached 150 for the first time in Tests. On being asked whether he has had any practice with the pink ball, Mayank informs they had three sessions of practice with Rahul Dravid.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that it has been a clinical performance. Says that they played with 5 batters and it was a very professional performance. On his pace bowling options, Kohli says they are at the top of their game and feels they bowl excellently on any surface. Says that Bumrah is not here at the moment and when he joins the team, it would be more lethal. On the records, Kohli feels that they have not focused on it and are just looking to get the team as high as possible and inspire the upcoming Indian players. Tells when a young guy comes into the team he knows how important it is to get big runs so he just looks to lay the marker so that the new batters can keep their guard and focus on getting the runs while they are in the zones. On playing pink ball cricket next, Kohli tells he is very excited and proud to be the part of the first Indian side to play a Day-Night Test.
Bangladesh skipper, Mominul Haque says that it was difficult as they won the toss and decided to bat first. On the positives, Mominul says that the bowling of Abu Jayed along with the performance of Rahim and Liton are the positives. He feels that it is a challenge for the top order to score some runs and release the pressure on the middle order batsmen. Further adds that he wants to enjoy the Day-Night Test in Kolkata.
No guesses for who the Man of the Match will be but stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from the captains.
Ishant Sharma jokes and says that the other players don't treat him as a senior. Further adds that there is no difference between a senior and a junior as they try to make each other comfortable. Adds that they all enjoy each other's success. Smiles and says that the body feels weak after a certain age but he is enjoying bowling at the moment. On playing with the pink ball in the next Test, he says that he is excited to play that game as the ball does a bit under the lights.
Umesh Yadav says that his parents have got him here as they made him run and practice hard in his childhood and that is what he tries to use here. Adds that if they keep taking wickets, they get to bowl more overs. Says that they like to contribute with the bat as well. Adds that in the last match against South Africa, skipper Kohli told him to go and hit the ball hard and play freely.
Mohammed Shami admits that they get tired but all the fast bowlers try to enjoy themselves as much as possible. Further adds that they also try to push each other for success. On Umesh's batting, Shami jokes that the boundaries are short in India for Umesh's power. On being asked about his secret to good bowling, Shami goes on to say that he has full freedom from the coach and the captain to bowl however he likes and says that he focuses on lines and lengths.
Harsha Bhogle is down for an interview with the impressive pace bowling trio of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.
With a massive deficit, Bangladesh needed their openers to fight it out but the opening pair of Kayes and Shadman failed to do that and were unable to hang out there for long. Just like the first innings, the top order did not put up a fight and for a moment it looked like they would struggle to get into the second session with any mainstay batters. However, Mushfiqur Rahim hung around with Mahmudullah. The latter though could not fight for long. Liton and Rahim then counter-attacked the Indian bowlers. Mushfiqur put up a fight with Mehidy Hasan but the task in hand was too much and Rahim's fighting knock was not enough for Bangladesh to avoid an innings defeat.
After deciding to declare with an overnight lead of 343 runs which they gained courtesy of a brilliant 243-run knock from Mayank Agarwal along with vital knocks from Rahane and Jadeja, the hosts started off with the ball in magnificent fashion. The opening bowling pair of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma got rid of the Bangladesh openers. Shami then joined the party and what has become a norm, he was the pick of the bowlers in the second innings. Mohammed Shami ended up with 4 wickets. Ashwin too was once again amongst the wickets as he picked up 3. Umesh and Ishant had 2 and 1 respectively. All-in-all, India were once again superb with the cherry in hand.
Comfortable win for India and they continue their dominance at home in the longest format of the game. They look unbeatable at the moment, especially in their own backyard. A win by an innings and 130 runs. That is a huge margin. No contest this really. It has been a landslide victory.
Ebadot Hossain is the last man in.
Abu Jayed walks out at number 10.
Mohammed Shami is back. He has been brilliant today. Has got 3 wickets off the 7 in this innings.
Ravichandran Ashwin is back on.
Ravindra Jadeja will bowl from the other end.
Taijul Islam is the new man in.
We are back for the final session of the day! Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan come out to resume their innings. The Indian players are also out and take their respective positions in the field. Umesh Yadav will start after the break.
... Day 3, Session 3 ...
A session which belonged to Bangladesh but one would hardly feel that this changes the tide of the game. The visitors managed to score 131 runs in 32 overs and lost just two wickets. They have managed to reduce the deficit to 152 but will need to continue this fight. India were better with the overrate as the spinners bowled 21 overs but were not at their usual best but yet Ashwin managed to get into the wickets column on a pitch where the ball is seldom spinning. With just one session to play in the day after the break can Bangladesh force Day 4 of this Test or will India manage to wrap up this game today itself?
Mohammed Shami is back on. 9-2-15-3 are his figures so far.
Umesh Yadav is back on. 8-0-30-1, his figures so far!
Mehidy Hasan walks out to bat next.
Drinks Break! Finally a passage of play which the visitors have enjoyed. With nothing to lose, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das have changed their approach and have gone attacking. They are taking on the attack but they will need to carry this on for a long, long time to get close to India's total. The hosts are still leaps and bounds ahead in this game and would not mind this a bit. They though would look to wrap this game up before the 60th over to not have any points reduced.
Ravindra Jadeja has a change of ends.
Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack.
India are having a slow overrate and that can be an issue for them as this can see them lose two points on the World Test Championship table at the end of this game.
Ishant Sharma is back on.
Liton Das replaces Mahmudullah out in the middle.
First sign of spin. Ravindra Jadeja to start the second session from the other end.
We are back for the second session! This one might be just the last session of the game as the hosts are just 6 wickets away. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah stride out to the middle to resume the innings. The Indian players are also making their way out. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings after the break.
... Day 3, Session 2 ...
The visitors though have yet again been miserable with the bat after a poor showing in the first innings. They did not have any clue of where the ball was swinging and are now looking at a humiliating loss. They have the experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah at the crease and they will hope that they can bat for as long as possible to delay the inevitable. Will the second session be the final one of this game? Join us in a while to find out.
22 overs only were only bowled in this session but India will be mightily pleased with this session. They have dominated another one in this game. They have gone onto pick the top 4 wickets of the visitors and now are just six wickets away from a victory. Brilliant opening burst from the Indian seamers broke the back of the Bangladesh batters and when they return from the break they would look to continue the good work and finish the game on this day itself.
Ishant Sharma is back on. 6-2-11-1 are his figures so far.
Mahmudullah is the next man in.
Review time! Mohammad Mithun has been stuck on the pads. The Indian players think they have their man but the umpire does not. Virat Kohli has gone upstairs. Let's see what the replays have to say.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in.
Review time. Kohli has gone for a review against Mominul Haque. It looks like it is going above the stumps. Let;s see what happens.
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.
The new man in is Mohammad Mithun.
Review time. It is for an LBW and it is the skipper, Mominul Haque who is the man in question. The impact looks outside but he has not played any shot so the impact does not matter. The question is whether it is hitting the stumps or going over?
Bangladesh skipper, Mominul Haque is the new man in.
There is a slight halt in play. There are some sightscren issues.
Umesh Yadav will share the new ball from the other end.