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Thu, 14 November 2019
1st Test: India 86 for 1 at stumps on Day 1

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17:13   Trail by 64 runs



Ind 86-1 (26 ovs) vs B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) Scorecard


India finish Day 1 of the 1st Test against Bangladesh on a high. 

At stumps, India are 86-1 with Pujara on 43 and Agarwal on 37. India lost opener Rohit early but the duo consolidated to have India in a position, as they trail by 64 runs.

India dominated all three sessions as India first had Bangladesh all out for 150 with Shami starring with 3 wickets. Mushfiqur top scored for Bangladesh with 43.

Jayed continues and he will bowl the last over of the day. Pujara starts the over with a single to sweeper cover.

Agarwal plays out two dots before taking a single to backward point.

Pujara plays out two dots to end the over as 2 come off it. 






Ebadot back in the attack and Pujara takes a single off the 2nd ball. Just the one coming in the over. Agarwal sees off the over safely.




Jayed back in the attack and after three dots, Agarwal has been put down in the slips by Kayes. 

Agarwal gets the edge and he gets a life as Kayes drops him. 

After a dot, Agarwal gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through cover for a four. Dot to end the over as 4 come off it.



Taijul continues and the batsmen take 5 runs off him.





Ebadot continues and just two runs come in that over. 

Taijul continues and he gives just one run in the over.
16:37   India in total control



Ind 71-1 (20 ovs) vs B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) Scorecard


Ebadot continues and Pujara nearly chops it on off the inside edge. 

Pujara then gets a single to mid-on.

Next ball, Agarwal gets to the pitch of the ball and drives the ball through covers for a four. 

Three dots to end the over as 5 come off it. 




Taijul continues and after 4 dots, Agarwal plays another late cut and helps the ball through the vacant slip area for a boundary.

Dot to end the over. 


Ebadot continues and he starts with a bouncer that Pujara safely ducks under.

After three dots, Pujara gets a single to the leg side. Agarwal then takes a single off the next ball in the over. 

Dot to end the over as just 2 come off it.


Taijul continues and after three dots, he bowls short, and Agarwal just cuts it through short third man to the boundary.

Two dots next as 4 come off the over.
16:22   India go past 50 in no time


Ind 56-1 (16 ovs) vs B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) Scorecard


Ebadot continues and he starts with a yorker length delivery. Dot to start the over.

Next ball, Agarwal steers it behind square on the off side for a single.

After a dot, Pujara plays the ball to long-on but a misfield by Mushfiqur sees the ball go the boundary.

Pujara then gets to the pitch of the ball and clips it off his pads through mid-wicket for a four. 

Dot to end the over as 9 come off it. 







Taijjul continues and after a dot, Pujara whips the ball off his pads through square leg for a four. 

After a dot, Pujara dances down the track and plays it through mid-wicket for another 4. 

A slightly short ball and Pujara cuts it through slips for a four to third man. 

A dot to end the over as 12 come off it. 



Ebadot continues and Agarwal gets a single off the first ball of the over.

After 4 dots, Pujara gets a single to fine leg. Two runs come in the over.



Spinner Taijjul continues after the break and just one run comes in the over.


16:08   Agarwal his able ally


Ind 32-1 (12 ovs) vs B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) Scorecard



Drinks taken. 

Jayed continues and Pujara cuts the ball but the fielder at covers does well to stop it. 

Jayed is bowling in the corridor, left alone by Pujara. After two dots, Pujara plays a cracking cut short through backward point for 4.

Dot to end the over as 4 come off it.


Left-arm spinner Taijjul Islam in the attack now and Agarwal takes a single.

After a dot, Pujara walks down the track and punches the ball through covers for a four. A dot later, he takes a single to the off side. Agarwal ends the over with a dot.


Jayed continues and starts with four dots before Pujara gets a couple to square on the offside.

Dot to end the over. 


Ebadot continues and after four dots, Agarwal leans into the drive and plays the ball through covers for a boundary.
15:44   Jayed gets the first breakthrough



Ind 16-0 (8 ovs) vs B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) Scorecard



Pujara is the new man in and after 3 dots, he gets off the mark with a couple to mid-wicket. 2 runs and a wicket comes in the over.

Jayed continues and after a dot, Rohit flashes outside the off-stump, gets the edge and is caught by Das behind the stumps. Rohit goes for 6 and India lose their first wicket.



Ebadot continues and after 5 dots, Agarwal gets a couple down to backward point to end the over with a couple.


Jayed continues and after a dot, Rohit gets a streaky four through slips off the next ball of the over. 

Rohit then survives a run-out chance before seeing off the over.
15:29   Bangladesh keep it tight






Ind 8-0 (5 ovs) vs B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) Scorecard


It's been a watchful start for India even though both batsmen look confident at the crease.


Ebadot continues and Mayank plays watchfully. Another maiden.


Jayed continues and he starts with a length ball on the pads and Rohit plays it off his pads to the leg side to get off the mark with a couple.

Jayed is bowling well here but Rohit is up to the task, leaving the balls he has to and playing the defensive shots when he must. Just two come in the over.



Ebadot continues and he bowls a maiden. 



Abu Jayed opens from the other end and he starts wide down the leg side, Das does well to collect it. 

Jayed improves his line but mixes his lengths. After 5 dot balls, Agarwal gets a single off the last ball of the over.




Agarwal and Rohit come out to bat for India as Ebadot Hossain opens the bowling for Bangladesh and Agarwal immediately gets off the mark with a boundary off a perfect cover drive.

After four dots, Agarwal gets a single off the last ball of the over as 5 runs come in the opening over.
15:07   Shami stars with three wickets


B'desh 150 (58.3 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard



India bowlers have put on a fine performance here to dismiss Bangladesh for a paltry 150 in their first innings, on Day 1 of the first Test. 

Mohammad Shami starred for India with figures of 3 for 27. He was well supported by Umesh and Ishant who got the early breathroughs in the morning before finishing with figures of 2 for 47 and 2 for 20 respectively. Ashwin also chipped in with two wickets as the visitors crumbled in the 2nd session before getting all out early after tea.

Mushfiqur, who received two reprieves, top-scored for the visitors with 43.

Umesh continues and Hossain starts the over with a couple to deep cover.

He is beaten next ball before being castled by Umesh. He gets out for 2 and Bangladesh all out for 150.



Shami continues and Jayed plays out a maiden safely.



Ebadat Hossain is the new man in and he plays out two dots safely.

Umesh back in the attack and after two dots, Jayed gets five runs to his name as Jadeja misses to hit the stumps and the ball rolls to the boundary.

Islam is out next ball, Jadeja strikes the stumps this time as he hits the stumps from fine leg and the batsman falls short of the crease on the 2nd run.

Bangladesh are now 9 down, Islam out for 1.

On a hat-trick Shami continues but Tajjul Islam easily defends it.

Shami bowls a maiden.



Jayed is the new man in and he gets off the mark with a couple.

Ishant continues after tea and Das goes just after tea, poking at the one outside off and is caught in the slips. He is out for 21. 
14:17   Shami leaves Bangladesh in tatters



B'desh 140-7 (54 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


The players walk out of the field for tea with Bangladesh's innings in tatters. Bangladesh go in at 140 for 7.

Shami and Ashwin have rocked the Bangladesh innings with four wickets in the 2nd session.

Mushfiqur put some resistance along with skipper Haque but both have been sent back to the pavillion and now it will be up to Das to take responsibility.

Mehedy Hasan is the new man in and he has the new batsman plumb in front of the stumps through a full ball. Shami goes up, umpire raises the finger. That is two in two balls for Shami as the umpires call tea.

Shami continues, Mushfiqur plays out four dots and has the reverse swing done him in?

Shami goes wide of the crease and gets the ball to move in, Mushfiqur is left clueless, leaves it as the ball crashes into his stumps. Bangladesh lose 6th wicket.


Ishant back in the attack and he comes over the wicket to Mushfiqur.

After the first dot, Mushfiqur then plays the ball down to fine leg for a single. 

Das plays four dots to end the over.



Shami back in the attack and after two dots, Das plays a straight drive through long-off for a four.

Das then clips the ball to the leg side for a couple.

Shami then bowls a bouncer that Das gets nicely under.

Dot to end the over as Ashwin makes a good stop at point. 

6 runs come in the over.



Jadeja continues and he gives just the single in the over.
13:51   Bangladesh have huge task ahead



B'desh 132-5 (50 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard

Ashwin continues and after two dots, Mushfiqur gets a single to long on.

After a dot, Liton gets a single to square leg.

Dot to end the over as 2 come off it.





Jadeja continues and after two dots, he appeals for LBW but the ball runs past Rahane and the keeper for a four.

A dot later, Das plays inside out and drives the ball to long-off for a four.

Dot to end the over as 8 come off it.




Ashwin continues and just two come in the over.

Jadeja in the attack now and one comes in the over, off the last ball of the over. 
13:39   Bangladesh lose half their side


B'desh 119-5 (46 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Das is the new man in and gets off the mark with a superb drive through covers and mid-off for a four.

He plays out the rest of the over safely.

Ashwin continues, Mahmudullah goes down on one knee and tries go after it. He misses the ball completely in his attempted sweep and is bowled. He goes for 10 off 30.


Umesh continues and the batsmen take 5 runs through singles and twos.


Ashwin continues and Mushfiqur gets a single off the first  ball of the over. 

After a dot, Rahane drops another one. Good ball by Ashwin to induce the outside edge and Rahane spills another one at slips.

Mahmudullah takes a single off the next ball. 

Two dots to end the over. 


Umesh continues and again just one comes in the over.

Ashwin continues and he gives one in the over. 


13:20   Bangladesh 4 down



B'desh 106-4 (41 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Drinks are called.

After an hour of play, India have done well to take out the well-set captain Haque. But Bangladesh have scored 40 quick runs in that span of time.

Umesh back in the attack and after bowling four dots, Mahmudullah gets a couple to mid-wicket. Umesh then bowls short, Mahmudullah rocks back and pulls it fine leg for a four.

Shami goes off the ground as Gill replaces him in the middle. No confirmation of  what the issue is. 6 come off the over.


Ashwin continues and Saha drops a tough chance and Mushfiqur gets another life.

Mushfiqur survives the over and that is a maiden.

Ishant continues and starts with a short-pitched one to Mahmudullah.

A dot later, Ishant goes for an LBW appeal.

The batsman is looking edgy. He survives a probing over.


Mahmudullah is the new man in and after 4 dots, he gets off the mark with a single. 100 up for the visitors.



Ashwin continues, comes around the wicket. Haque is beaten all ends up as he tries to let one go through but the ball comes in and crashes into his stumps. 

The captain is gone for 37. Bangladesh lose the 4th.  


Ishant continues and Haque gets a single to cover.

Ishant then appeals for LBW but there was bat-pad.

Ishant gets first official warning for running on the danger zone.

Two dots to end the over.



Ashwin continues and Haque gets a single to deep extra cover for a single.

After three dots, Mushfiqur plays a ramp shot over the keeper's head for a four.

Dot to end the over as 5 come off it. 



Ishant back in the attack and Haque is beaten. But he continues to fight and a straightish ball is played off the pads for a four through square leg.

Haque scampers for a single off the last ball of the over as 5 come off it.


12:46   Bangladesh looking settled after the break



B'desh 88-3 (34 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Ashwin continues and Mushiqur gets lucky as the edge falls short of Rohit in the slips. 

Next ball, Mushfiqur comes down the track and smothers the ball over long-on for a six! The first of the match.

Short ball next and the batsman cuts it past the vacant backward point area for a four. That brings up the 50-run partnership.

Mushfiqur then plays out three dots effortlessly. 

10 come off the over.


Shami continues and Mushfiqur starts with a dot. 

Shami then bowls a peach, inviting Mushfiqur to drive, and he is beaten.

Another drive next but no runs for it. 

Mushfiqur then plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

Shami coming around the wicket to Haque and he bowls another beauty, beating the batsman after angling in.

Next ball, Haque flicks the ball to deep square leg for a boundary. 

5 come in the over.



Ashwin continues and after a dot, Mushfiqur flicks the ball off his pads for a single to square leg.

Haque does well to negotiate the bowling as he safely plays out the over. Just a single comes in the over. 



Shami continues and he starts with a ripper as the ball gets outswing but the batsman is happy to leave it alone.

After a dot, the batsman take a single each. 

A dot later, Mushfiqur scampers through for a single after playing the ball to the off side. 

Three runs come off it.


Ashwin continues and after three dots, the batsmen get a single each before a dot and a single come off the last ball of the over.


Shami continues and Haque gets a single to mid-off off the first ball of the over.

Mushfiqur negotiates the over effortlessly as just one comes in the over. 
12:21   Mushfiqur gets another reprieve



B'desh 66-3 (28 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Ashwin continues and Mushfiqur gets an outside edge and is Rahane drops another sharp chance at slips.

The batsmen then get a single each off the next two balls. 

Three dots to end the over as Mushfuqur gets another life. 


Welcome back after the lunch break. Will be interesting to see how the visitors cope with the Indian bowling.

Shami starts proceedings after lunch.

And Mushfiqur plays two dots before getting a single off a leg bye as the ball rolls down to fine leg. 

Haque safely plays out the next three dots. Just a single comes in the over.
11:40   India pace attack shine in first session


B'desh 63-3 (26 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Lunch is called by the umpires and the first session on Day 1 of the opening Test clearly belonged to India. 

Bangladesh go into the break at 63 for 3 after all three of India's paceman had a wicket against their name.

After the loss of the three wickets, captain Haque has stayed at the crease and ground it out with Mushfiqur as they stitched up a 32-run partnership.

They got a bit lucky with Rahane and Kohli dropping both batsmen. It will be interesting to see if they make the most of the dropped chances.


Umesh continues and Mushfiqur batting well here as he plays another shot down to third man for a four.

Next ball straigtish, is played to fine leg for a single.

Haque then lets the next one go to the keeper. 

Haque then leaves the next two alone.

Dot to end the over  as 5 come off it. 






Ishant continues and after a dot, Ishant gets the ball to come in, Mushfiqur gets a huge inside edge and the ball runs past the keeper for a four to fine leg.

Mushfiqur then lets the next two balls go through. 

A defensive shot played next for a dot. 

A full ball, played down to square leg for a single as 5 come off it.



Umesh continues and Mushfiqur pushes at it, gets the outside but is dropped by Kohli at 2nd slip.

After a dot, Mushfiqur gets a single to the leg side.

After two dots, Haque chases a wide one and it runs down to third man for a four as 5 come off the over.



Ishant back in the attack as he replaces Ashwin.

Mushfiqur plays three dots and a half appeal for LBW before he is beaten by a superb ball that is bowled in that channel but comes back in.

Next ball, Mushfiqur takes a single to cover.

Good ball next as Haque does well to let it go as just a single comes off the over.
11:16   Runs coming slowly for Bangladesh



B'desh 47-3 (22 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Umesh back in the attack and Mushfiqur gets a single to third man off the first ball of the over.

After a dot, Haque plays the ball with soft hands as it runs down to third man off the outside edge.

Next ball same shot, same result.

Two dots to end the over as 9 runs come off it.


Ashwin continues and Mushfiqur gets off the mark with a single to mid-on.

Haque happy to just keep defending to stay at the crease. 

Next ball, Haque plays a glance down to fine leg for a four. 5 runs come off the over. 



Shami continues, he comes around the wicket and he starts with a dot.

Haque happy to keep at it. He is on 6, batting for the last hour.

Next ball, Shami bowls a bouncer and Haque is happy to duck. The umpire calls it wide for height.

Haque is happy to just let the ball go through to the keeper.

Shami getting some nice movement off the pitch. 

A dot to end the over as just a single off a wide comes off it. 


Mushfiqur is the new man in.

Ashwin continues and Haque plays the ball to cover for a single.

Mushfiqur then plays out the over without any trouble. Just one comes out of it.
11:02   Mithun out for 13


B'desh 31-3 (18 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Shami continues and Mithun gets a couple to star the over.

After a dot, the batsmen is beaten off the outside edge.

Next ball, the batsman plays it down with soft hands and it runs down past the slip fielders for a four to third man.

A dot later, a big shout for LBW. Full ball, hit Mithun right in front of the stumps and the umpire raises his finger. No review from Bangladesh and Mithun walks back for 13 off 36. 

Bangladesh lose their 3rd wicket. 




Ashwin continues and after a dot, Mithun gets a single to fine leg.

Haque then goes on the backfoot and cuts, the ball goes quickly to Rahane at slips but he fails to pouch it and that is a reprieve for the Bangladesh captain. He gets a couple.

Three dots to end the over.







Shami continues and he comes around the wicket. Haque lets the first two balls go through to the keeper safely.

Easy over for the batsman to manouvre as he lets the balls go and that is another maiden.






Spin in the attack now as Ashwin comes into the attack.

After two dots, Mithun slaps the ball to deep extra-cover for a couple.

Three dots to end the over as 3 come off the over. 

10:44   Haque, Mithun have done well so far



B'desh 20-2 (14 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Umesh continues and he does well to beat the batsman first up after drinks.

A dot later, Umesh draws the batsman forward and the ball goes just past the bat. Peach again!

A dot later, Mithun plays front-foot defence.

Umesh then raps the batsman on his pads, big appeal, not given. The batsmen take a single and India take the DRS as Umesh thinks it was close.

The review is taking long, the ultra edge shows the ball had hit the bat.

The ball tracking says umpire's call and the decision stays. Just the one run comes in the over.



Drinks now and Bangladesh's Haque and Mithun have done well to stay in and counter the challenge of Ishant and Umesh after the fall of the first two wickets. It will be interesting to see how they go till lunch.

Shami continues and starts with a peach, the ball is on a nice length, Mithun is beaten all ends up.

Mithun then gets a single to backward point.

Haque doing well to stay in. Just the single comes in the over.




Umesh continues and he bowls short and Mithun takes a single to the on side.

Haque doing well to leave the next two balls. 

And now Umesh gets warning from the umpire for running on to the pitch. 

Umesh comes around the wicket now and three dot balls to end the over. 






Shami comes into the attack  now and the runs are flowing now as the batsmen get singles and twos in this over.

Shami bowling short and the batsmen look comfortable against that length.

Three dot balls to end the over as 4 runs come off it.
10:21   Bangladesh batsman all at sea



B'desh 13-2 (10 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard


Umesh continues again he gets some nice away movement.

After two dots, Mithun goes at the ball with hard hands but gets an inside edge and the ball goes to the keeper on one bounce.

A dot later, Mithun plays a straight drive to Umesh and that is another maiden.




Ishant continues over the wicket and the ball comes in sharply. Good leave by Mithun.

Mithun then comfortably leaves the wide one.

Another length ball, coming into the batsman. He leaves it.

Another one outside off and another leave by the batsman.

After a dot, a single off a leg bye to end the over as just the single comes off it.



Mohammad Mithun is the new man in.

Umesh continues as Haque is on strike for the first time and he allows the ball to go through. 

Umesh comes around the wicket last ball of the over and Haque leaves it alone.
10:06   Ishant gets his first wicket




B'desh 12-2 (7 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard

Captain Mominul Haque is the new man in as Ishant continues and Islam is on strike.

Ishant mixing his lengths here and after 5 dots, he bowls full, gets the batsman to have a go at it and Islam is caught behind for 6. 

Bangladesh lose two wickets in two overs. 
10:02   Kayes out for 6



B'desh 12-1 (6 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard

Umesh continues and again a play and miss.

After a dot, again the ball goes past the outside edge, the ball holding its line So, so close! 

Umesh bowls a wide half-volley next and Kayes reaches for it and plays the ball through gully for a four.

Kayes then leaves the ball alone. 

Gone next ball! Umesh gets some movement, some extra bounce and Kayes edges the ball to the gully fielder, Rahane. Kayes out for 6 and Bangladesh lose their first.


A packed close-in field is set up as Ishant continues and again he bowls an outswinger.

Islam then gets a streaky single, as he plays the ball through wide gully for a four.

Islam and Kayes then run a quick single. 

Another beauty as Ishant's outswinger goes just past the bat again. He is bowling a bit short and it's not helping his cause.

Kayes then just taps the ball down to mid-off and takes off for a single.

A dot to end the over as 6 come off it.


Umesh continues and he is getting the ball to swing in.

Kayes gets off the mark with a single to the leg side.

After another superb inswinger that went just past the batsman's stumps, Islam gets off the mark with a single.

After a dot, Umesh bowls another peach as he makes the batsman commit as the ball holds its line on the way to the keeper.
09:46   Ishant, Umesh keep batsmen guessing



B'desh 0-0 (3 ovs) vs Ind | Scorecard

Bangladesh still yet to open their account as Ishant continues from the around the wicket.

Islam finally gets bat on ball but he is yet to open his account.

Ishant then pitches it up, makes the batsman drive and the ball goes just past the bat.

And another one! The batsmen drawn into the front foot drive again. Nothing on it.

Another play and miss and that is another maiden.

Umesh opens from the other end and he starts with a peach! The ball comes in just about and sails just over the middle stump.

Imrul then plays two defensive shots. A little fielding change. 

After a dot, the ball comes up and it takes Imrul's gloves but just short off the fielder at short leg. Good ball!

Imrul then chases a wide one, nothing on it.

Another maiden.


Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes open the batting for Bangladesh, while Ishant starts proceedings for India.

Ishant starts well but the umpire asks him to stay off the danger area straight away.

A dot later, Ishant makes a change.

Ishant now going around the wicket and the batsman lets the ball go through to the keeper.

Again, lovely balls, he is getting some movement as the batsman is kept guessing. But Islam is happy to just let them go through. 

A maiden to start proceedings.




09:12   Ishant comes into India XI



Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque has won the toss and elected to bat against India at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Thurday.

There is a bit of grass on the pitch that is likely to assist the Indian bowlers on the morning of Day 1.

On paper, it is difficult to imagine how Bangladesh, without Tamim Iqbal and the suspended Shakib Al Hasan, will even be able to compete in a format which has been their weakest till date.

Having crushed South Africa in their last series, this Indian team, with arguably their greatest-ever pace unit till date, will definitely be too hot to handle for a side whose best batsman -- skipper Mominul Haque -- has less than 10 Test hundreds (8).

Although Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad are committed cricketers, in the longest format they aren't exactly formidable names

Compare that to India's premier willow wielders -- Kohli (26 hundreds), Ajinkya Rahane (11), Cheteshwar Pujara (18). They have 50-plus ton collectively and it will be one hell of a task for the Mustafizur Rahamans, Taijul Islams and Mehidy Hasan Mirazjs to stop this line-up.

And before these three even come into play, Bangladesh will have to deal with openers Mayank Agarwal and the indomitable Rohit Sharma, who can make mincemeat of their bowling attack.

Not to forget that Bangladesh, in their last Test match under the mercurial Shakib's leadership, lost to Afghanistan in a one-off game.

Playing XI: 

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

Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Mehedy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain

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