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Monday, Dec 09, 2019

India vs Bangladesh, Day 1: Ishant, Kohli shine as hosts lead by 68 runs at Stumps

India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 1: Catch the highlights from the historic pink ball Test from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

cricket Updated: Nov 22, 2019 20:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India vs Bangladesh Live, Day-Night Test Day 1
India vs Bangladesh Live, Day-Night Test Day 1(AP)

Day 1 as it happened: India end Day 1 at 174/3 with a lead of 68 runs. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane remain unbeaten on 59 and 23 respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara too slammed a majestic half-century but he was dismissed for 55. Earlier, Ishant Sharma was the star of the show for India in their maiden day-night Test, picking up a 5-wicket haul. This is Ishant’s 10th career fifer and first at home since 2007. Umesh Yadav did the early damage in the first session by picking up 3 wickets while Mohammed Shami accounted for 2 wickets. Opener Shadman Islam was the top scorer with 29 runs. Liton Das scored 24 before being substituted for concussion. Bangladesh last all of 30.3 overs and there was only one over of spin from Ravindra Jadeja. 

 Ind vs Ban Day 1 highlights:

20:33 hrs: Stumps! India finish their day at 174/3 and a lead of 68 runs. Bowlers were the real hero of the day for India as Ishant’s five-wicket haul and Umesh’s three wickets helped hosts dismiss Bangladesh for just 106.

20:25 hrs: Ajinkya Rahane has looked very positive since coming out to bat. He has faced 16 deliveries and scored 19 runs including two boundaries.

20:19 hrs: Four and four! Al-Amin concedes 10 runs in the over as Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli both hit one boundary each. India’s lead has now gone past 60-run mark.

20:13 hrs: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will have to build a good partnership now to extend India’s lead. The hosts have already crossed the 150-run mark and we are still in the first day.

20:05 hrs: Fifty! Virat Kohli now brings up his half-century with a boundary off Ebadat Hossain. The India skipper took just 76 deliveries to go past the fifty run mark.This is Kohli’s 23rd Test fifty.

19:58 hrs: OUT! Cheteshwar Pujara’s excellent innings finally comes to an end as he is dismissed by Ebadat Hossain for 55. The right-hander edges the ball into the hands of Shadman Islam in slips. India three down

19:49 hrs: Fifty! Cheteshwar Pujara becomes the first Indian to score a half-century in pink ball cricket. This is Pujara’s 24th fifty and fourth against Bangladesh and 18th in India.

19:42 hrs: HT’s Aritra Mukherjee from Eden Gardens - Lot of talk about difficulties in batting during twilight and under lights against the pink ball but Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have shown that with application and patience one can master the art of batting in all circumstances. Yes, the odd ball has moved a bit more but that hasn’t affected the mindset of Pujara or Kohli. As far as the ball sighting under light goes, I think the prominent black seam of the SG pink ball is making it easy for the batsmen.

19:34 hrs: Abu Jayed bowls a short delivery and Virat Kohli rocks onto the back foot and pulls the ball towards mid wicket for a boundary. Fifth boundary of the innings for Kohli.

19:28 hrs: Partnership swelling - Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have added 70 runs off 114 deliveries so far. With a maximum of 25 overs to go still in the day, expect India to extend their lead.

19:20 hrs: HT’s Aritra Mukherjee from Eden Gardens - Pujara has spotted something Taijul is doing, he walks across to Virat Kohli in the middle of the over to have a chat. The next delivery? A forward defense from Virat Kohli with a big stride forward. We will never know what Pujara told Kohli but whatever he said, the captain agreed.

19:14 hrs:India take lead! Cheteshwar Pujara guides the ball towards third man and the batsmen run a double. With that, India have moved into the lead in first innings.

19:09 hrs: Virat Kohli completes 5000 runs as captain and he becomes the first Indian to do so. Overall, he is the sixth cricketer to achieve this feat but in terms of innings, Kohli becomes the fastest ever.

19:03 hrs: India have now crossed the 100-run mark as Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have put India in firm control of the match.

18:58 hrs: HT’s Aritra Mukherjee from Eden Gardens - The Mexican wave has begun in Eden Gardens. This is an Eden Gardens special. A Test match is not considered complete without a few Mexican waves. It came late today but came at last.

18:52 hrs:Fifty partnership! Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have now stitched together a half-century stand as India are nearing the 100-run mark.

18:45 hrs: Cheteshwar Pujara hits his sixth boundary of the innings as Ebadat Hossain continues to leak runs. A full delivery from the pacer and Pujara leaned into the drive as the ball went between cover and mid-off fielders.

18:38 hrs: These are ominous signs for Bangladesh as Kohli and Pujara are looking ever so solid. The duo have been dealing in boundaries and playing good positive cricket. India trail by 23 runs.

18:32 hrs: Classy Pujara! Ebadat Hossain bowled a length delivery, outside the off-stump and Cheteshwar Pujara rocks on the back foot and hits the ball for a boundary past the point fielder. The partnership between the two is worth 37 now.

18:26 hrs: More runs ! Ebadat Hossain bowls full and wide and Virat Kohli once again plays a glorious drive for his third boundary. The India skipper is looking in good nick.

18:20 hrs: Four and Four! Virat Kohli comes onto the front foot and drives the ball towards cover region for his second four of the innings. Cheteshwar Pujara then flicks the ball towards fine leg for second four of the over.

18:11 hrs: Cheteshwar Pujara completes 15,000 first-class runs with that boundary.

18:04 hrs: OUT! Rohit Sharma has lost his wicket. He decided not to play a shot off Ebadot, but ball struck his pads. DRS was taken and it was deemed that the ball was hitting the stumps.

17:44 hrs: TEA - India are 35/1 at tea, trail Bangladesh by 71 runs.

17:41 hrs: Abu Jayed has been impressive again. He was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers at Indore and he is making this pink cherry talk as well. Pujara plays and misses and there as ball forms a beautiful arc with its movement after pitching.

17:38 hrs: DROP - Rohit Sharma plays a pull shot off Abu Jayed and gets a top edge. Al Amin drops an easy catch on the boundary. Bangladesh has suffered in international cricket for years due to their absolutely abysmal fielding standards and this was another example of their inability learn from mistakes.

17:35 hrs: Cheteshwar Pujara opens the face of the bat and guides that past the slip cordon for his first boundary of the day, or shall we say evening?

17:30 hrs: It has been all quiet for a while now as the Bangladesh pacers have managed to keep Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara quiet with some disciplined bowling

17:10 hrs The mobile torches are out in a Test match in India for the first time. From our correspondent at Eden Gardens. 

17:05 hrs: WICKET! - Al Amin Hossain has given Bangladesh an early breakthrough. Mayank Agarwal goes for a shot too many and is caught in the gully. He goes for 14, India are 26/1.

17:02 hrs: Mayank Agarwal is in top form here. He caresses one through teh covers and moves up to 14. India are 25 for no loss after 4 overs, scoring at a rate of above six runs per over.

16:50 hrs: Mayank Agarwal has a big record coming up for him. Find out here.

16:48 hrs: SIX! - Rohit Sharma pulls a short one and it lands directly on the rope and it is India’s first six in pink ball Test cricket.

16:45 hrs: INDIA BATS - What a start for India, Mayank Agarwal hits that one to the boundary.

16:40 hrs: Here is why our correspondent Aritra Mukherjee feels Bangladesh played into India’s hands by opting to bat first.

16:35 hrs: ALL-OUT - Mohammed Shami picks up the last wicket as Cheteshwar Pujara completes the catch off Rohit Sharma’s rebound. Shami ends with 2 wickets.

16:30 hrs: 5-WICKET HAUL - Ishant Sharma is breathing fire as he completes a 5-wicket haul by cleaning up the stumps of Nayeem. Bangladesh 105/9. This is Ishant’s 10th 5-wicket haul in Test cricket and first at home since picking up a fifer against Pakistan in Bengaluru in 2007. Quite a long wait

16:28 hrs: This is relentless from the Indian pacers as they continue to torment the Bangladeshis with the short stuff.

16:18 hrs: OUT! - The concussion substitute has to take the long walk back to the pavillion. Ishant Sharma picks up his fourth wicket as Mehidy’s flick is caught brilliantly by Cheteshwar Pujara at short mid-wicket. Bangladesh are 98/8

16:11 hrs: BACK TO BACK boundaries - Nayeem has hit two boundaries off the bowling of Mohammed Shami, who doesn’t look too happy with the way the Bangladeshi tailender has batted so far.

15: 59 hrs: CONCUSSION SUBSTITUTE - Liton Das has been substituted by Mehidy Hasan, who has now come out to bat. But whether he will be allowed to bowl or not remains to be seen.

15:56 hrs: WICKET! - Ishant Sharma has a third wicket to his name. He castles Ebadot Hossain and Bangladesh are now 82/7.

15:50 hrs: The spirit of cricket upheld by the Indian team. Physio Nitin Patel came out to inspect Nayeem after the youngster was hit on the head by a Mohammed Shami bouncer.


15:40 hrs: The second session action has begun and Liton Das has retired hurt for the time being and Ebadot Hossain is out in the middle along with Nayeem Hasan.

15:20 hrs: It is a full house at the Eden Gardens and they have been taken on a trip down memory lane as the legends of Indian cricket take to the ground. Host broadcasters Stars Sports have Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh on their panel and the quartet is on the greens and narrating nostalgic tales.


Aritra Mukherjee reports from Eden Gardens -  To say it has been India’s session would be an under estimation. The Indian pacers have been all over Bangladesh. Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami ran through the Bangladesh top-order to reduce them to 73/6. Another remarkable thing was India’s catching behind the stumps.

15:05 hrs: Wriddhiman Saha joined an elite list of Indian wicketkeepers - Here’s a detailed description of his milestone

15:00 hrs: With that the first session has come to an end. Bangladesh will be in more trouble if Liton Das does not come out to bat after the break. The tourists are looking down the barrel currently at 73/6.

14:55 hrs: Liton Das gets hit on the head but is good to go after getting a clearance from the physio. He has hit two boundaries since and has looked the most comfortable Bangladeshi batsmen against the pink ball. Looks classy when he plays his shots both off the backfoot and on the front foot.

14:45 hrs: Saha the superman. Dives across to his right, sticks out his right hand and grabs a sensational catch. Ishant gets his second wicket, Bangladesh 6 down.

14:23 hrs: Umesh picks his 3rd wicket: Another length ball which is angled across the left-hander, it is meek poke, the edge is taken and Bangladesh have lost half their side. India are flying right now, this crowd is all pumped.

14:10 hrs: Shami joins the party: Aritra reporting from Kolkata says:

Don’t see the spinners coming into the attack any time soon. We had en entire session of pace in Indore, don’t be surprised if it continues the same for India here at Eden Gardens. Some top quality fast bowling from Ishant, Umesh and Shami and ordinary batting from the Bangladesh top-order marked the first hour of the historic pink ball Test

14:02 hrs: 2 wickets in a jiffy for India: Rohit takes a screamer at second slip. Flies across to his right and plucks an absolutely stunning catch. The ball nipped back in and smashes the stumps. Mithun has to walk back, Bangladesh lose 3 in a jiffy.

Aritra Mukherjee from Eden Gardens points out that Umesh changed ends and this works wonders.

13:32 hrs: India waste a review. Indian team thought they have got the second breakthrough but the umpire termed it not out. Virat Kohli took DRS and like Bangladesh wasted a review at the start of the innings. Pink ball is making movements now.

13:32 hrs: Umpire Joel Wilson redeemed himself as he gave a great LBW decision in favour of India. Bangladesh went for the DRS again but this time there was no doubt as the ball was clearly striking the stumps. Ishant Sharma gets India’s first wicket with the Pink Ball.

13:27 hrs: Umpire has given Imrul Kayes out after a caught behind appeal. DRS was immediately taken by the batsman and it was visible that the ball struck the thigh pad of Kayes rather than the bat.

13:19 hrs: Bangladeshi batsmen have made a steady start to their innings and have negated the small movement that the Indian seamers have got from the pitch.

13:14 hrs: Ishant has found his length. He is angling the ball in nicely from around the wicket and getting the ball to seam away. This was the length which troubled the left-handers at Indore.

13:00 hrs: No movement so far. The ball is nice and shiny, and the atmosphere is immense, but the bowlers have not got any movement.

12:56 hrs: All about history here at Eden Gardens.


12:50: Packed to the rafters.


12:42 hrs: Virat Kohli introducing the Indian players to Bangladesh PM Hasina.


12:40 hrs: Playing XIs

Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque (capt), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain

India: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Shama, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

12:39 hrs: Bangladesh will bat first.

Kohli says India too would’ve loved to bat. “Surfaces underneath could allow our spinners to come into the game in the first two sessions, before the pacers come in under lights. Got to be precise and focussed in the first session to get hang of the pink ball. Feels great, we’re just fulling a responsibility.” India are unchanged.

12:27 hrs: Opening ceremony begins: Bangladesh PM Hasina enters Eden Gardens amid tight security. The opening ceremony is on, Aritra reports. She will ring the bell along with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

12:20 hrs: The coach is beaming: He wants the boys to enjoy the historical occasion.


12:18 hrs: Also a diplomatic occasion: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be a special guest as India take on Bangladesh in the historic pink-ball Test match that begins from Thursday. The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that the Bangladesh prime minister will be at Eden Gardens in Kolkata to witness the first day-night Test between the two teams. The news agency PTI reported that the Bangladesh PM will be in Kolkata for a day at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

11:59 hrs: Indian pacers on the prowl: There will be assistance for the pacers and well, the task is cut out for Bangladesh batting order. The pacers were attempting to aim for the fuller length to extract maximum assistance out of the surface.

11:52 hrs: Captain is greeted with a huge roar: Aritra is feeling them - he says there is a deafening roar as India captain Virat Kohli makes his way out... Wonder what will happen when he comes out to bat later today or tomorrow.


11:50 hrs: Aritra on the crowd: The crowd that is inside the stadium at around 11.40 am - still some 80 minutes before start of play - can easily beat the session 1 crowd of the last two Test matches held here against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The lower tiers in either side of the club house is filling fast. And mind you, 80% of the crowd the still on their way or waiting the long queues outside the various gates of the stadium. This Test match as the potential to take us back to the late 90s and early 2000s

11:34 hrs: It is going to be a challenge: Make no mistake, this will be a challenge for both the teams and Indian captain Virat Kohli says, fielding with the pink ball under lights will be a challenging experience.

11:27 hrs: Focus on the balls: There has been a lot of talk about the ball and how it will behave. For starters, the colour is different, and this is making all the difference, as the seam is different, it will be conducive to seamers.

11:22 hrs: Well, and there is music: Aritra says, people have already started coming in. If in Kolkata, there has to be music.


11:16 hrs: Teams have arrived: Our reporter Aritra Mukherjee is soaking in the atmosphere: He reports that the teams have arrived. Wow, there is buzz and then there is this. Long queues are in front every gate of Eden Gardens. The security personnel are working over time l, they know it’s a big occasion, we all know it is. Eden Gardens is ready to be a part of history, once agian

11:14 hrs: All set for the pink dawn: It is a new beginning for Indian cricket, it is a new beginning for both the teams, and yes, Kolkata seems to be all ready to embrace this new experiment.