After skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 27th Test century, the Indian bowlers came to the fore once again to reduce Bangladesh to 152 for six in their second innings on the second day of the iconic Day-Night pink ball match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
Here are the highlights:
# Bangladesh added 18 runs in the last five overs. Mushfiqur Rahim (59) survived a leg before wicket dismissal on a Ravichandran Ashwin delivery in the 31st over after replays showed that the ball deflected off the glove onto the pad as he played the sweep too early. Bangladesh 151/5 (31 overs)
# Taijul Islam is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Mehidy Hasan Miraz was caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli at third slip on the last delivery of the 26th over by Ishant Sharma. Bangladesh 133/5 (26 overs)
# 21 runs off the last three overs. Mehidy Hasan Miraz (4) punched the third delivery of the 20th over through cover point to get off the mark with four runs before Mushfiqur Rahim smashed Umesh Yadav for back-to-back boundaries in the 21st over. Bangladesh 103/4 (22 overs)
# Meanwhile, Mahmudullah has retired hurt due to a hamtring injury and hobbled off the field. Mehidy Hasan Miraz has walked down the crease as his replacement. Bangladesh 82/4 (19 overs)
# Bangladesh added another 20 runs in the last five overs, including three boundaries. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are currently batting at their respective scores of 22 and 32 and have stitched a little bit of partnership here for the fifth wicket. Bangladesh 73/4 (17 overs)
# 20 runs off the last four overs. Mahmudullah smashed the first delivery of the 11the over by drove between mid-off and extra-cover to amass four runs. Mushfiqur Rahim then flicked the fourth ball of the 12th over past midwicket's right for a boundary before he flayed the last ball through extra-cover. Bangladesh 53/4 (12 overs)
# Mahmudullah is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Imrul Kayes (5) was caught by skipper Virat Kohli at the third slip on the fourth delivery of the seventh over by Mahumudallah. Bangladesh 17/4 (7 overs)
# Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! After getting a nasty blow on helmet off a Ishant Sharma delivery before tea, Mohammad Mithun was caught by Mohammad Shami at short midwicket on the second delivery of the 6th over by Umesh Yadav. Bangladesh 12/3 (6 overs)
# WICKET! Ishant strikes again. Mominul Haque depared for duck after being taken by Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps on the fifth delivery of the third over. Bangladesh 2/2 (2.5 overs)
# Mominul Haque is the new batsman in for Bangladesh!
# WICKET! Ishant Sharma gives early breakthrough to India. Shadman Islam is caught leg before wicket as early as on the fifth delivery of the first over. The Bangladesh opener went back to pavilion for a duck. Bangladesh 0/1 (0.5 overs)
# Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam have walked down the crease to begin Bangladesh's second innings. Ishant Sharma will open the attack for India.
# Innings Break!
# India declare first-innings at 347/9 to take a 241-run lead against Bangladesh. India 347/9 (89.4 overs)
# Mohammad Shami is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! India are now down by nine wickets after Ishant Sharma was caught leg before wicket on the third delivery of the 88th over by Al-Amin Hossain. India 331/9 (87.3 overs)
# Ishant Sharma is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Umesh Yadav edged the fourth delivery of the 87th over by Abu Jayed to Shadman Islam at second slip. India 330/8 (87 overs)
# Umesh Yadav is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Ravichandran Ashwin (9) was caught leg before wicket on the last delivery of the 86th over by Al-Amin Hossain. India are now down by seven wickets.India 329/7 (86 overs)
# Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Virat Kohli (136) looked to whip the third delivery of the 81st over off a Ebadat Hossain delivery in the air, only to see sub fielder Taijul Islam dive to his right from square-ish long leg and pluck a catch. India 309/6 (81 overs)
# Wriddhiman Saha is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Ravindra Jadeja was clean bowled by Abu Jayed on the second delivery of the 27th over. The Indian batsman departed for 12. India 296/5 (77 overs)
# India reach 289/4 in the first innings at Lunch! India 289/4 (76 overs)
# 22 runs off the last four overs, including back-to-back boundaries by Kohli (124) off Abu Jayed' over. India have now taken a 175-run lead over Bangladesh in the first innings. India 281/4 (74 overs)
# CENTURY!! Virat Kohli has brought up his 27th Test century off 159 balls. He reached the mark by notching up two runs on the third delivery of the 68th over. India 257/4 (68 overs)
# 12 runs off the last five overs. Kohli (91) is approaching a Test century and also looking for a support from Ravindra Jadeja (5) from the other end. India 248/3 (66 overs)
# Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Soon after bringing up his half-century, Rahane (51) was caught at point by Ebadat Hossain on the first delivery of the 62nd over by Taijul Islam. India 236/3 (61.1 overs)
# FIFTY!! Ajinkya Rahane (51) has brought up his fourth consecutive score of fifty off 65 balls. He reached the mark when he notched up a single by a tickling away the third ball of the 60th over to the leg side. India 236/3 (61 overs)
# 13 runs off the last four overs. Ajinkya Rahane (45) smashed the first delivery of the 59th over by Hossain Rahane through the covers for four runs. While Rahane is approching his Test fifty, Kohli is standing strong at 83 and is eyeing a century. India 220/3 (59 overs)
# Ebadat Hossain replaces Al-Amin Hossain into the attack!
# India added 22 runs off the last four overs. Virat Kohli (79) and Rahane (36) continue to stand strong at the crease and have guided India past 200 runs. India 207/3 (55 overs)
# 10 runs off the first four overs today. Kohli (69) nudged the fourth delivery of the 48th over off his pads past the vacant fine-leg region to notch up a boundary before he drove the fourth delivery of the 49th over through midwicket for four runs. India 185/3 (50 overs)
# Al-Amin Hossain to open the proceeding for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam to share the new ball.
# Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have walked down the crease to resume India's innings.
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# The second day of the Pink Ball Test between India and Bangladesh will begin shortly.
After bundling out Bangladesh cheaply for 106 runs, Kohli and first drop Cheteshwar Pujara stitched a crucial 94-run knock for the third wicket to help India take the top honours on the opening day of their first-ever match underlights on Friday.
India lost openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma cheaply for 14 and 21 runs, respectively before Kohli (59) and Pujara (55) smashed half-centuries each to guide their side past Bangladesh's first-innings score.
At the end of the day's play, India have taken a 68-run lead against Bangladesh, with Kohli remaining unbeaten at the crease along with Ajinkya Rahane (23).
Earlier, the Bangladesh batsmen once again failed to counter India's strong bowling attack and were bundled out for 106 after winning the toss and opting to bat first. Opener Shadman Islam was the highest scorer for the visitors with 29 runs.
Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged five-wicket haul while conceding just 22 runs. Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami finished with three and two wickets, respectively.
On Friday, top-ranked India became the ninth country to play under lights in the longest format of the game since Australia and New Zealand played the first-ever pink ball match.
The Kohli-led side had previously clinched a comprehensive win by an innings and 130 runs in the opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
By recording their fourth straight Test win at home this season, India further strengthened their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings by reaching 300 points.