Ishant, Kohli put India in front on first day

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REUTERS - Ishant Sharma and his pace colleagues wreaked havoc with the pink ball to put India in charge of their maiden day-night Test against Bangladesh at a heaving Eden Gardens in Kolkata today (22).

Armed with the heavily-lacquered ball, India's three-pronged pace attack bundled out the tourists for 106 in front of a 60,000-strong crowd which included Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli then smashed fifties as India, 1-0 up heading into the second and final match of the two-Test series, finished day one on 174 for three, to be on course for their 12th consecutive home series victory.

Kohli (59 not out) and his Deputy Ajinkya Rahane (23 not out) will return today hoping to bat Bangladesh out of the second and final Test and sweep the series.

Bangladesh, who were skittle out inside 31 overs, had to call two concussion substitutes after Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan sustained nasty blows to helmet.

Earlier, India's pace trio took less than three hours to rout the tourists after Mominul Haque's decision to bat backfired.

After the lull of the first six overs, Ishant drew first blood, trapping Imrul Kayes lbw en route to an impressive figures of five for 22.

New-ball partner Umesh Yadav (3-29) immediately benefited from a change of ends, dismissing Mominul and Mohammad Mithun in the same over to trigger a spectacular batting collapse.

Opener Shadman Islam top scored for Bangladesh with 29, while Liton retired hurt on 24 after being hit on the helmet by a Mohammed Shami delivery.

Mehidy came on as concussion substitute and Mithun replaced Liton behind the stumps when India came out to bat.

Bangladesh needed a second concussion substitute in Taijul Islam after Nayeem also sustained a hit on the helmet by another vicious Shami delivery.

Both Mehidy and Taijul were dropped in the two changes to their playing XI earlier in the day.

Indian openers looked at ease against the pink ball but neither Mayank Agarwal (14) nor Rohit Sharma (21) could convert their starts.

Pujara and Kohli helped India eclipse Bangladesh's paltry total with their 95-run stand.


1st innings

  • S. Islam c Saha b Yadav 29
  • I. Kayes lbw b Ishant 04
  • M. Haque c Rohit b Yadav 00
  • M. Mithun b Yadav 00
  • M. Rahim b Shami 00
  • M. Riyad c Saha b Ishant 06
  • L. Das retired hurt 24
  • N. Hasan b Ishant 19
  • E. Hossain b Ishant 01
  • M. Hasan c Pujara b Ishant 08
  • A. Hossain not out 01
  • A. Jayed c Pujara b Shami 00

Extras: (b8, lb6) 14

Total (all out, 30.3 overs) 106

Fall: 1-15, 2-17, 3-17, 4-26, 5-38, 6-60, 7-82, 8-98, 9-105

Bowling: Ishant 12-4-22-5, Yadav 7-2-29-3, Shami 10.3-2-36-2, Jadeja 1-0-5-0


1st innings

  • M. Agarwal c Mehidy b Al-Amin 14
  • R. Sharma lbw Ebadot 21
  • C. Pujara c Shadman b Ebadot 55
  • V. Kohli not out 59
  • A. Rahane not out 23

Extras: (w1, lb1) 02

Total (3 wickets, 46 overs) 174

Fall: 1-26, 2-43, 3-137

Bowling: Al-Amin Hossain 14-3-49-1, Abu Jayed 12-3-40-0, Ebadot Hossain 12-1-61-2, Taijul Islam 8-0-23-0 

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