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1st Test: Mayank, Shami Help India Seal An Inning Victory Over Bangladesh

India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in the 1st test to take 1-0 lead in two-match series. Mayank Agarwal and Mohammad Shami were the star performers for the home side.

Coming out to bat in the 1st innings, Bangladesh was outdone by India pacers. Mohammad Shami picked up three wickets in the 1st innings while Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Ravi Ashwin shared two wickets each.

For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim (43) and skipper Mominul Haq (37) were the only considerable performers with the bat as the visitors crumbled to a below-par 150-all out.

India declared its 1st innings at a gigantic total of 493/6 on the third day of the test match. Ajinkya Rahane, Chateshwar Pujara, and Ravindra Jadeja all scored the fifties, but the main contribution came from the young Mayank Agarwal, who scored an excellent double hundred. The opening batsman scored 330-ball 243 runs with 28 4’s and eight 6’s.

For Bangladesh, Abu Jayed picked up four wickets. Ebadat Hossain and Mehidy Hasan shared one scalp each.

In the 2nd innings, Bangladesh came out to bat trailing by 343 runs. 

Mohammad Shami once again ripped through the weak Bangladesh batting line-up. The speedster picked up four wickets. Ravi Ashwin picked up three wickets while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma picked up one and two wickets respectively. 

For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim (64), Mehidy Hasan (38), and Liton Das (35) could resist a little in front of strong Indian bowling line-up. The visitors crumbled to 213-all out in the 2nd innings. 

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India clinched the first match of series by an innings and 130 runs. 

Mayank Agarwal was awarded man of the match award for his superb double ton that helped India beat Bangladesh convincingly in the 1st test.

The 2nd test of India-Bangladesh series will start from November 22.

Bangladesh vs India 1st Test – What Did The Captains Say

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Virat Kohli: Our focus is to take the Indian cricket higher and higher. The motivation and the intent are right, and we don’t care about the numbers. The motivation has been right, the intention has been correct, and we are going to keep pushing in that direction. I know the importance of getting big scores, I took a lot of time, so I wanted him to score big. So as a senior batsman, I wanted to make sure that he stayed focused. I don’t want the guys to make the same mistakes that I made. The pink ball does a lot early on, more than the red ball. The pink ball Test is going to be exciting. It’s going be a landmark event for Indian cricket and Indian Test cricket. The crowd over the last three days have been brilliant. It gives the players extra motivation to go out and put that extra effort. I don’t know what to say. It was Clinical performances all around.

The team is playing well. I can’t say something which people do not see on TV (Talking about excellent performance). Fast bowlers are at the top of their game. It looks like a different pitch when they bowl. Right now, Jasprit is not a part of the attack. So, when he comes back, it will be one heck of an attack to counter. It’s a dream bowling combination for any skipper. Even the slip fielders are ready as they know the ball can come any over, having strong bowlers is the most important thing. The numbers and the records are there for everyone to see.

Mominul Haque: I thought it was a challenging decision (Toss). Abu Jayed and Mushy are the positives for us in this Test match. Liton also batted well. It was very challenging for the top-order batsmen; they have an excellent bowling attack. We will look to enjoy the next pink-ball Test match.


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