1st Test Day 3: India beat Bangladesh by innings and 130 runs
After declaring their first innings at 493 for six, the Indian bowlers will look to exploit early-morning conditions and wrap up Bangladesh's second innings as soon as possible on the third day of the opening Test at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Saturday.
India produced an all-round performance to clinch a comprehensive win by an innings and 130 runs against Bangladesh on the third day of the opening Test at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Saturday.
Here are the highlights:
# India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs!
# WICKET! Ebadat Hossain was caught by Umesh Yadav at long- on the second delivery of the 70th over by Ravichandran Ashwin. Bangladesh 213 (69.2 overs)
# WICKET! Mushfiqur (64) looks to go over mid-off on the fifth delivery of the 68th over, but ended up handing a good catch to Cheteshwar Pujara. Bangladesh 208/9 (68 overs)
# Abu Jayed is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Taijul Islam (6) was caught by Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps on the third delivery of the 67th over. Bangladesh 208/8 (67 overs)
# Good last five overs by the Indian bowlers as they conceded just a single to Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim pushed a Mohammad Shami delivery towards deep cover for one run in 65th over. Bangladesh 204/7 (65 overs)
# Nine runs off the last five overs. Mushfiqur Rahim is comfortably batting at 59 while Taijul Islam is batting at six. Bangladesh have now crossed the 200-run mark. Bangladesh 203/7 (60 overs)
# Taijul Islam is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Mehidy Hasan Miraz (38) was clean bowled by Umesh Yadav on the fifth delivery of the 55th over. Bangladesh have now lost seven wickets. Bangladesh 194/7 (55 overs)
# Mushfiqur Rahim (53) and Mehidy Hasan (38) have taken Bangladesh to 191 for six. The visitors, however, have a long way to go as they are still trailing India by 152 runs. Bangladesh 191/6 (54 overs)
# FIFTY!! Mushfiqur Rahim (52) produced calm and composed performance as he brought up a Test half-century off 101 balls. He reached the mark by flicking the first ball of the 49th over between the gap at deep backward square leg to notch up two runs. Bangladesh 170/6 (49 overs)
# Bangladesh have crossed the 150-run mark. Mushfiqur Rahim (47) is approaching a Test half-century while Mehidy Hasan is looking to provide support from the other end. Bangladesh 162/6 (45 overs)
# Mehidy Hasan is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Bangladesh have now lost sixth wicket. Liton Das (35) handed a return catch to Ravichandran Ashwin on the second delivery of the 40th over. WIth this, Liton and Mushfiqur's 63-run partnership also comes to an end. Bangladesh 135/6 (40)
# 24 runs off the last four overs, including four boundaries. Bangladesh are now trailing India by 210 runs, with Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das batting at their respective scores of 35 and 33. Bangladesh 133/5 (37 overs)
# Bangladesh have crossed the 100-run mark. Liton Das smashed Ishant Sharma for two back-to-back boundaries in the the 31st over before he drove the last delivery through covers to reach the three-figure mark. Bangladesh 109/5 (33 overs)
# WICKET!! Mahmudullah was caught by Rohit Sharma on the third delivery of the 27th over by Mohammed Shami. Bangladesh 76/5 (27 overs)
# 11 runs off the last four overs. Mahmudullah (15) cut the second delivery of the 26th ovrer past the point fielder for four runs. Bangladesh 71/4 (26 overs)
# Just four runs off the last four overs. Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim are currently batting at the crease at their respective scores of 0 and four. They need to bat cautiously and avoid losing a wicket if Bangladesh want to keep any hopes of staying alive in the match. Bangladesh 48/4 (18 overs)
# WICKET!! Another wicket for Mohammad Shami. Mayank Agarwal took an absolute dolly at midwicket to depart Mohammad Mithun for 18 runs. Bangladesh are now down by four wickets. Bangladesh 44/4 (14.1 overs)
# Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Mominul Haque went back to pavilion after scoring just seven runs as he was caught leg before wicket on the fifth delivery of the 13th over by Mohammad Shami. Bangladesh 37/3 (12.5 overs)
# Mohammad Shami comes into the attack!
# Nine runs off the last four overs for Bangladesh. Mohammad Mithun (6) flicked the fourth delivery of the 10th over in front of square leg to get off the mark with a single before he chopped the second delivery of the 11th over from Ishant Sharma past point to notch up four runs. Bangladesh 25/2 (11 overs)
# Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Bangladesh have now lost two wickets within a span of seven overs. Shadman Islam is clean bowled by Ishant Sharma on the last delivery of the seventh over. Bangladesh 16/2 (7 overs)
# Mominul Haque is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Umesh Yadav gives an early breakthrought to India in the second innings by bowling out Imrul Kayes for six on the first delivery of the sixth over. Bangladesh 10/1 (5.1 overs)
# Eight runs off the first three overs. Shadman Islam (4) got off the mark with three runs when he pushed the last delivery of the first over back past the bowler, while Imrul Kayes drove with style for a four through covers to open his account. Bangladesh 8/0 (3 overs)
# Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam have walked down the crease to resume Bangladesh's second innings. Ishant Sharma to open the proceedings for India today.
# The third day's play will begin shortly
Mayank Agarwal slammed his second double century while Ajinkya Rahane well-supported him with 86-run knock as India reach 493 for six at stumps on the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday.
At the end of day's play, India took a huge 343-run lead over Bangladesh in the first innings, with Ravindra Jadeja (60) and Umesh Yadav (25) batting at the crease. However, India later declared their innings to allow the fast bowlers exploit the early-morning condition on Day 3.
Resuming at the opening day's score of 86 for one, Agarwal and Rahane stitched a mammoth 190-run partnership for the fourth wicket before the Indian opener shared another crucial 123-run stand with Jadeja to help the hosts take a 343-run lead against Bangladesh.
On the opening day, India bundled out Bangladesh cheaply for 150 runs after the latter won the toss and opted to bat first. Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of three for 27, while Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav all chipped in with two wickets each.
India are currently at an unbeaten streak at home as they have won 11 matches in a row since 2013. The hosts are looking to maintain their winning momentum and further strengthen their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Bangladesh, meanwhile, are eyeing to begin their campaign at the World Test Championship on a winning note.