India vs Bangladesh Pink Ball Test: Indian pacers bundle out Bangladesh for 106 runs
Kolkata : On the first day of India vs Bangladesh Pink Ball Test, Indian pacers dominated the game and bundled out Bangladesh for mere 106 runs in their first innings at the Eden Garden n Kolkata.
Ishant Sharma created history by claiming five wickets in the game. With this, he became the 1st Indian bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul in a Day-night Test. Mohammed Shami picked up 2 and Umesh Yadav ended up with 3 wickets.
Bangladesh had won the toss and elected to bat first against India in their maiden Pink Ball Test. While the guest team came up with two changes in the squad, Indian side remained unchanged.
"We would have batted first as well. Decent grass covers on it, but it's a hard pitch. With the pink ball, there will be something for the first 15 overs. This is another opportunity for us to come and execute our skills. The challenge is to adapt quickly to the ball. It travels fast and it's difficult to control. We are fulfilling the responsibility of debuting with the pink ball. After the set of legends we have had, I think it's our responsibility that we are doing right. We are setting the right examples. Proud to have this opportunity to do so. We have the same team from the first Test," Virat Kohli said at the toss.
Taking a poor start and losing quick wickets in the early session, Bangladesh could manage only 73 runs for the loss of six wickets till lunch.
In the tenth over, Umesh Yadav took 2 wickets in three balls to send back Bangladesh's two good batsmen for the mere score of 17 runs.
Since Pink Ball Test is the first one for India and Bangladesh, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar were seen taking a walk to greet the audiences on the field before the start of the game.