After Indian bowlers bundle out Bangladesh for 150 in their first innings, opener Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara stitched an unbeaten 72-run partnership to take the hosts to 86 for one at stumps on the opening day of the first Test at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Thursday.
Here are the highlights:
A solid 72 run-partnership between Mayank (37*) & Pujara (43*) as #TeamIndia close Day 1 on 86/1 after bowling Bangladesh out for 150.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 14, 2019
# The hosts have added 17 runs in the last five overs to reduce to gap to 71 runs in the first innings. While Pujara (41) is approaching his Test half-century, Agarwal (32) is providing a good support to him from the other end. The duo has brought up a 50-run stand for the second wicket. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh need to grab some quick wickets in order to avoid India take a big lead in the first innings. India 79/1 (23 overs)
# 15 runs off the last three overs, including three boundaries. Pujara anad Agarwal are currently batting at their respective scores of 35 and 21 as India cross the 50-run mark. India 62/1 (18 overs)
# India added 15 runs in the last three overs, including four boundaries from Pujara. The Indian batsman crashes the fifth delivery of the 12th over through point for four runs before he smashed Taijul Islam for three fours in the 15th over, including back-to-back sixes on the fourth and the fifth deliveries. India 47/1 (15 overs)
# India 32/1 (12 overs) at Drinks!
# 14 runs off the last four overs. Agarwal (13) drives the fifth delivery of the ninth over into the gap at extra cover to notch up four runs before Pujara (9) crashes the third delivery of the 11th over to extra cover for four runs. India 28/1 (11 overs)
# Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Abu Jayed gives breakthrough to Bangladesh as Rohit Sharma is caught behind the wicket by Liton Das on the second delivery of the eighth over. India 14/1 (7.2 overs)
# Eight runs off the first five overs. Agarwal (6) got off the mark by crunching the first delivery of the first over through covers for four runs, while Rohit smashed the first delivery of the fourth over into the gap near deep backward square leg to open his account with two runs. India 8/0 (5 overs)
# Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal have walked down the crease to begin India's first-innings. Ebadat Hossain to open the proceedings for Bangladesh.
# Innings Break!
# India bundle out Bangladesh for 150!
# WICKET!! Ebadat Hossain is bowled out by Umesh Yadav on the third delivery of the 59th over. Bangladesh 150 (58.3 overs)
# WICKET! Taijul Islam (1) hits the fourth delivery of the 55th over past square leg and while he is taking the second run, Jadeja collects the ball and throw it to Saha, who doesn't waste time in rattling the stumps. Bangladesh 148/9 (57 overs)
# Taijul Islam and Abu Jayed are currently batting at the crease!
# WICKET!! Ishant Sharma gets the breakthrough as Liton Das (21) is caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli at slip on the first delivery of the 55th over. Bangladesh have now lost eight wickets in their first innings. Bangladesh 140/8 (54.1 overs)
# WICKET!! Back-to-back wickets for Mohammad Shami. Mushfiqur Rahim (43) falls short of a Test half-century after being clean bowled on the fifth delivery of the 54th over, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz (0) is caught leg before wicket on the very next delivery. Bangladesh 140/7 (54 overs)
# Bangladesh added nine runs off the last three overs. Liton Das (21) smashed an exquisite straight drive on a Mohammad Shami delivery in the 52nd over to notch up four runs. Bangladesh 139/5 (52 overs)
# 15 runs off the last four overs. Liton got off the mark with a scorching cover drive to notch up four runs on the second delivery of the 46th over. Mushfiqur (42), on the other hand, is approaching a Test half-century. Bangladesh 130/5 (49 overs)
# Liton Das is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Ashwin strikes again. Mahmudullah (10) is clean bowled by the Indian spinner on the first delivery of the 46th match. Bangladesh 115/5 (45.1 overs)
# 10 runs off the last four overs. After escaping two dismissals, Mushfiqur (37) continues to stand strong at the crease and looking to stitch a partnership with Mahmudullah (8). Bangladesh have now crossed the 100-run mark. Bangladesh 110/4 (44 overs)
# Mahmudullah is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mominul Haque (37) was clean bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin on the first delivery of the 38th over. With this, Haque and Mushfiqur's 68-run partnership comes to an end. Bangladesh 100/4 (38 overs)
# Bangladesh added seven runs in the last four overs. Haque (26) and Rahim (19) have stitched a little bit of partnership for the fourth wicket, while the Indian bowlers are looking to break this stand. Bangladesh 73/3 (32 overs)
# Three runs off the first two overs after lunch. Mominal Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 22 and 15. Rahim narrowly survived a dismissal for the second time when Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane dropped the catch at slip on the first ball of the 28th over. Bangladesh 66/3 (28 overs)
# Bangladesh 63/3 (26 overs) at Lunch
# 16 runs off the last four overs. Mominul Haque (18) played the sixth delivery of the 21st over to the fine of fine leg fence for four runs before he smashed Umesh Yadav for back-to-back boundaries in the next over. Bangladesh 47/3 (22 overs)
# Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mohammas Shami strikes for India in the 18th over. The Indian pacer bowls a full delivery on middle stump and Mohammad Mithun comes forward to defend, only to see the ball swung away late and hit his pad. The Bangladesh batsman departs for 12. Bangladesh 31/3 (18 overs)
# Good last four overs by India as they conceded just five runs to Bangladesh. Mohammad Mithun and Mominul Haque are batting cautiously at their respective scores of five and three, while the Indian bowlers continue to maintain pressure on their oppositions. Bangladesh 22/2 (15 overs)
# Ravichandran Ashwin replaces Mohammad Shami into the attack!
# Just five runs off the last four overs. Debutant skipper Mominul Haque opens his account by tucking the first delivery of the 11th over into the gap at midwicket for one run, while Mohammad Mithun gets off the mark by whipping the second delivery of the 11th over to deep square leg for a single. Meanwhile, India have introduced Mohammad Shami into the attack. Bangladesh 17/2 (11 overs)
# Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Shadman Islam is caught by wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps on the last delivery of the seventh over by Ishant Sharma. Bangladesh 12/2 (7 overs)
# Mominul Haque is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Umesh Yadav gives the breakthrough to India. Imrul Kayes (6) smashes the last delivery of the sixth over in the air to third slip, only to see vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane take a good catch. Bangladesh 12/1 (6 overs)
# Eight runs off the last three overs. Imrul Keys (2) gets off the mark by edging the second delivery of the fourth over towards fine leg for a single, while Shadman flicks the fourth delivery of that over by Umesh to the wide of cover to open his account with one run. Bangladesh 8/0 (5 overs)
# Umesh Yadav to share the new ball!
# Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes to open the innings for Bangladesh. Ishant Sharma will begin the proceedings for the hosts.
# The two sides have walked down the crease for their national anthems.
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 14, 2019
# India have made just one change from their last Test match against South Africa. Ishant Sharma has been brought in place of Shahbaz Nadeem.
# Bangladesh win toss, opt to bat first against India!
Bangladesh opt to BAT in the first Test against India.
Will continue their dominance on home soil, or can get their first Test victory against the hosts?
— ICC (@ICC) November 14, 2019
# The toss is all set to take place in a few minutes!
# India are all set to take on Bangladesh on Day 1 of the first Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 14, 2019
Having clinched a three-match T20I series against the Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh, India will look to continue their dominance when the two sides head into the opening Test of the two-match series at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Thursday.
Regular skipper Virat Kohli, who was rested for the Bangladesh T20Is, has returned to lead the hosts in the longest format of the game and he will look to guide India to victory.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be lead by
Mominul Haque in the Test format in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan--who was handed a two-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not reporting corrupt approaches.
India are currently at an unbeaten streak at home as they have won 11 matches in a row since 2013. The hosts will look to continue their winning momentum and further strengthen their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Bangladesh, meanwhile, will be keen to begin their campaign at the World Test Championship on a winning note.
The two squads are as follows:
India: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant.
Bangladesh: Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Mehedi Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Saif Hassan, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Shadman Islam, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)