The first day of the second test match between India and Bangladesh belonged to the Indian bowlers who bowled well to restrict Bangladesh to 227 runs. In response, Indian openers had scored 19 runs without any loss by the end of Day 1’s play. Here is a complete report of the Day’s proceedings.
India vs Bangladesh – Toss:
Bangladesh had won the coin toss and chose to bat first in an attempt to make India bat last in the test match.
India made one change to their team from the last match. They dropped the player of the match from the previous game and brought in the fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat.
India’s playing XI:
KL Rahul©, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Rishabh Pant (Keeper), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Axar Patel, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj
On the other hand, Bangladesh made two changes to their side. Shakib Ul Hasan announced that they had dropped the batter Yasir Ali and brought in Mominul Haq. The other change was forced by the injury to Ebadot Hossain. Taskin Ahmed took his place in the team. India vs Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s playing XI:
1 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 2 Zakir Hasan, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Shakib Al Hasan ©, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Litton Das, 7 Nurul Hasan (Keeper), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Khaled Ahmed, 11 Taskin Ahmed
India vs Bangladesh – As it Happened:
India vs Bangladesh – The centurion from the previous game Zakir Hasan opened the batting for Bangladesh with Najmul Hossain. Jaydev Unadkat provided India with the first breakthrough as he dismissed the young Zakir Hasan for 15. Bangladesh were 39/1 in 15 overs. In the very next over, Ashwin dismissed Najmul as Bangladesh lost two wickets in three balls.
Mominul Haq and Shakib ul Hasan had a small partnership but Shakib was dismissed by Umesh Yadav for 16. Mominul Haq stook firm on one end while wickets kept falling at the other.
Shakib got out for 16, Mushfiqur Rahim made 26, Litton Das scored 25, and Mehedi Hasan scored 15 runs. Bangladesh were 213/5 but got all out for 227 as their tail did not wag. Mominul Haq top scored with 84 runs, as Bangladesh got all out for 227 runs in 73.5 overs.
Umesh Yadav picked up 4 wickets for 25 runs while Ravi Ashwin also sent 4 batters home. The fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat picked up 2 wickets on his return to international Cricket.
India’s 1st Innings:
Indian openers played cautiously in response as they had 8 overs to play till stumps. Shubman Gill looked in fine touch as he made 14 runs from 20 balls. KL Rahul scored 3 runs in 30 balls. India went to stumps at 19/0. India still trail by 208 runs.
India would want to bat well and get a big first innings lead while Bangladesh would hope to dismiss the Indian batters quickly and get an upper hand. It would be interesting to see how the game progresses. Bangladesh had the advantage of the toss but the Indian bowlers did well to restrict Bangladesh.