Source : The Times of India, Last updated : 22 Nov 2019,8:41 pm

India vs Bangladesh Highlights, Pink-Ball Test: Kohli, Pujara fifties take India to 174/3 at stumps on Day 1

India vs Bangladesh Highlights, Pink-Ball Test: Kohli, Pujara fifties take India to 174/3 at stumps on Day 1

Stumps, Day 1

Skipper Virat Kohli led his team from the front with an unbeaten 59 as India ended Day 1 of the historic Day-Night Test at 174/3, taking a 68-run first innings lead over Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Opting to bat after winning the toss, Bangladesh batting order was rattled by India pacers as they were bundled out for a paltry 106 in their first innings. The pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami shared all 10 wickets between them with Ishant (5/22) leading the pack with his tenth five-wicket haul in Tests. In their first innings, India lost Mayank Agarwal (14) and Rohit Sharma (21) early but Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli stitched a crucial 94-run partnership for the third wicket. Pujara (55) fell soon after his 24th Test fifty but skipper Kohli continued with his sublime form to take India forward. Ajinkya Rahane (23*) and Kohli were unbeaten at the crease when umpires called it a day.

India 174/3 at stumps on Day 1

Virat Kohli 59*

Cheteshwar Pujara 55
Ebadot Hossain 2/61

End of 46th over: Rahane sees off the final over of the day from Ebadot Hossain. Collects a boundary on the penultimate ball as India end Day 1 at 174 for 3.

End of 45th over: A tidy over from Al-Amin Hossain comes to an end. A maiden! The next over should be the final one of the day. Ebadot Hossain has the ball in hand. Ajinkya Rahane to face him. IND 170/3

41.3 overs: FOUR! Juicy full toss from Edadot Hossain and Ajinkya Rahane has his first boundary of the match. That was too easy for Rahane and he find the gap to perfection. 150 comes up for India with that boundary. IND 151/3

50 for Virat Kohli!
His 23rd in Test cricket. Gets there in 76 balls with a cracking pull shot off Ebadat Hossain. A terrific effort from the India skipper. Once again leading his team from the front.
IND 144/3, lead by 38 runs

39.1 overs: OUT! Ebadot Hossain gets his second wicket in form of Cheteshwar Pujara (55) as he pokes at the delivery outside off stump. Shadman Islam takes a comfortable catch at second slip. Once again Pujara falls after getting a good start. IND 137/3

50 for Cheteshwar Pujara!
His 24th in Test cricket and he gets there in 93 balls. A terrific knock from the India number three in unfamiliar conditions. He along with skipper Virat Kohli are taking India forward in the historic Test. This is the first fifty of the match as well.
IND 128/2, lead by 22 runs

33.4 overs: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara pulls and pulls in style. Finally a boundary for India afdter a very long time. Short-pitched from Abu Jayed gets the treatment as Pujara hits it through vacant deep mid-wicket region to collect four runs. Pujara moves to 49. IND 121/2

End of 31st over: Another tidy over from Taijul Islam comes to an end. Just a single from it. Pujara and Virat have only managed 12 runs from the last 7 overs but are looking solid at the crease. IND 111/2

India go past Bangladesh first innings total of 106
Cheteshwar Pujara 39*
Virat Kohli 32*
IND 107/2, lead by 1 run

26.2 overs: Virat Kohli takes a comfortable single and he now has 5,000 runs as Test skipper. He is now the quickest to get there -- surpasses Ricky Ponting -- in just 86 innings.

100 up for #TeamIndia!
Cheteshwar Pujara 34*
Virat Kohli 30*
IND 100/2 in 24.1 overs, trail by 6 runs

22.2 overs: FOUR! Lovely on-drive this time from Virat Kohli. Hits Ebadot Hossain's over-pitched delivery straight down to collect his fifth boundary. 50-run partnership comes up between Virat and Cheteshwar Pujara. IND 93/2

End of 21st over: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara drives and it beats the mid-off fielder. Pujara gets onto the front foot and pushes the ball straight down the ground to collect his sixth four. Pujara has moved to 28 off 46 balls. He is now looking confident and finding the middle of the his bat. IND 88/2

18.5 overs: FOUR! Punch off the back-foot from Cheteshwar Pujara and the ball races to the fence. Exquisite timing on that occasion from Pujara. Ebadot Hossain bowls wide off the off and gets the treatment. IND 80/2

15.2 overs: FOUR! Sublime from Virat Kohli! A cracking cover drive from the Indian skipper and he finds the gap to perfection. Dissects the cover and the mid off fielder beautifully to collect his second four. IND 60/2

50 up for India!
Abu Jayed bowls on the pads of Cheteshwar Pujara and that was too easy for him. Puts it through mid-wicket region to collect four runs. 50 comes up for India in 13.1 overs.
Cheteshwar Pujara 11*
Virat Kolhi

12.6 overs: FOUR!A streaky boundary for Virat Kohli first ball as Ebadot Hossain squares him up with a cracking delivery. The ball luckily goes through silps and races to the fence.

12.5 overs: OUT! Wicket first over after tea. After cracking a couple of boundaries, Rohit Sharma this time is caught right in front of the stumps. Ebadot Hossain hits his pads and umpire Marais Erasmus raises his finger. Rohit goes for the review but the impact is umpire's call. Rohit has to walk back for 21. IND 47/2

Welcome back! Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara are out in the middle to resume India innings in the final session. Ebadot Hossain has the ball in hand.

Tea Break, Day 2

Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara battled through the tricky twilight phase as India went into the tea break with 35 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Day 1 of the Pink Test. Ishant Sharma (5/22) was the star for India in the second session as his 10th five-wicket haul decimated Bangladesh for 106 all out. India too lost the wicket of Mayank Agarwal for 14 but Rohit and Pujara dug in for the hosts. Rohit got a lucky reprieve in the final over before the break after he was dropped on 12 off Abu Jayed. India trailed by 71 runs at tea.

India 35/1 at tea on Day 1

Mayank Agarwal 14

Rohit Sharma 13*
Al-Amin Hossain 1/22

End of 12th over: That's it before the tea break as India go with 35 on the board for the loss of one wicket.

11.1 overs: DROPPED! Rohit goes for the pull off Abu Jayed and he hits it straight into the hands of Al-Amin Hossain at fine leg. But unfortunately Al-Amin drops a sitter. The ball gets in and out she goes! A loud cheer from the India fans as Rohit gets a reprieve. IND 32/1

End of 10th over: As the tricky twilight period persists and both Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara continue to tread cautiously. Runs have dried up for the moment (3 runs from last six overs) for India as both batsmen now looking to go to tea break without any further loss. IND 28/1

End of 6th over: Good tight over from Abu Jayed comes to an end. A maiden! Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara looking cautious after early fall of Mayank Agarwal. IND 26/1

4.4 overs: OUT! And Bangladesh have their first breakthrough. Outside off from Al-Amin Hossain and Mayank hits it straight into the hands of Mehidy Hasan at gully. A soft dismissal as Mayank falls for 14. Fails to judge the lenght of the ball. Has Mayank become victim of tricky twilight period? IND 26/1

End of 4th over: FOUR! Mayank Agarwal collects a boundary on the final ball of the over. On the pads from Abu Jayed and Mayank wasted no time on that one. Clips it through mid-wicket region to collect his third boundary. IND 25/0

End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Abu Jayed. A 2-run over from him first up. IND 13/0

End of 1st over: An expensive start from Al-Amin Hossain. 11 runs from his first over. Abu Jayed to share the new ball with Hossain from the other end. IND 11/0

0.5 overs: SIX! Rohit pulls and does it in style. A six to get off the mark. Short-pitched delivery from Al-Amin Hossain and Rohit wasted no time on that one. Rocks on to the back-foot and pulls the ball to collect his first boundary. IND 11/0

0.1 overs: FOUR! Boundary first ball for Mayank Agarwal. Width outside off from Al-Amin and Mayank cuts it through point region to collect his first four. India and Mayank are off the mark in style. IND 4/0

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle to start the India innings. Al-Amin Hossain has the new ball in hand. Two slips and a gully for him.

Bangladesh 106 all out in the first innings

Ishant Sharma 5/22

Umesh Yadav 3/29
Mohammed Shami 2/36

30.3 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami wraps up Bangladesh first innings. Cheteshwar Pujara completes the catch after it bounced off Rohit Sharma's hands in slips. Abu Jayed falls for a three-ball duck. Bangladesh are all out for 106.

29.5 overs: WICKET! FIFER for Ishant Sharma. What a day he has had with the pink ball. This time he knocks over Nayeem for 9.

End of 28th over: OUT! Wicket on the final ball of the over for Ishant Sharma. Concussion substitute Mehidy Hasan hits the ball straight to Cheteshwar Pujara at short mid-wicket. He takes a good low diving catch. Bangladesh are now eight down. IShant has his fourth wicket. BAN 98/8

Mehidy Hasan is the concussion substitute for Liton Das and he has come out to the middle to bat. Unfortunately Liton will no longer take part in the Test. However, Hasan will not be allowed to bowl for Bangladesh as per like-to-like replacement rule.

23.5 overs: OUT! Ishant Sharma strikes soon after lunch. Ebadat Hossain, who came in place of injured Liton Das has been castled by Ishant with the leg cutter. The off stump goes for a spin as Ebadot walks back for 1. BAN 83/7

End of 23rd over: FOUR! Nayeem Hasan sorts of reply to barrage of bouncers from Mohammed Shami. Hits him for two boundaries in the over including one on the final ball of the over. BAN 81/6

22.2 overs: Mohammed Shami showing no signs of mercy. Bouncer followed by another bouncer. Nayeem Hasan avoids this one but India pacers have rattled the Bangladeshi batsmen. BAN 73/6

22.1 overs: Mohammed Shami finds the head one more time. This time Nayeem Hasan, who is struck by a vicious bouncer. Nayeem looks fine but the physio is on the field once again to check on him.

Liton Das who got hit on the head in the first session has not come out to bat. Ebadat Hossain and Nayeem Hasan resume for Bangladesh post lunch break. Ishant Sharma will bowl the remaining two balls of his incomplete over.

Lunch Break, Day 1

Playing an international match with the pink ball for the very first time didn't seem to bother the Indian pacers much as they wreaked havoc, reducing Bangladesh to 73/6 at lunch on Day 1 of the maiden Day-Night Test on Indian soil at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In the presence of high profile dignitaries that came to witness the historic Test, Bangladesh won the toss and went in with the decision to bat first. But the decision backfired heavily as pace trio Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami rattled the Bangladesh batting line up. Ishant got the opening breakthrough in the 7th over, removing Imrul Kayes for 4. Umesh then struck twice in his over to get rid of Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun. Shami too joined the party removing Mushfiqur Rahim for a 4-ball duck. Shadman Islam showed brief resistance with his 29 off 52 balls but was dismissed by Umesh. Ishant then removed Mahmudullah as Bangladesh continued their downslide before the break. For India, Umesh picked up three wickets while Ishant took two wickets. Shami chipped in with a wicket as well in the first session.

Bangladesh 73/6 at Lunch on Day 1

Liton Das 24*

Nayeem Hasan 0*

Umesh Yadav 3/29

Ishant 2/11

So, that's the end of the proceedings for the first session on Day 1. Bangladesh really struggling at the moment.

21.4 overs: The Bangladesh team physio is on the field again. Liton Das was struck on the head last over from Mohammed Shami. That time he looked fine but now has has called in for the substitution. The physio is examining him. And umpires have called for Lunch break!

21.1 overs: FOUR! Exquisite from Liton Das on that occasion . He is not giving up for now. Over-pitched delivery from Ishant Sharma and Das drives it through covers to pick up his fourth four. BAN 73/6

19.4 overs: OUT! Another screamer from the Indians behind the stumps. This time its Wriddhiman Saha, who takes an unbelievable one-handed diving catch. Ishant Sharma induces an outside edge off Mahmadullah's bat and Saha was brilliant on that occasion. The ball sticks to the webbing of the glove. Mahmudullah walks back for 6. Bangladesh sink further. BAN 60/6

End of 18th over: Ishant Sharma bowls a tidy comeback over. Just 2 runs from it. Spin from other end for India as Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack for the first time. BAN 55/5

50 up for Bangladesh!
Mahmudullah 4*
Liton Das 9*
BAN 53/5 after 16.2 overs

14.5 overs: FOUR! Short and wide outside off from Umesh Yadav and Liton Das cuts it through backward point region to collect his first boundary. BAN 46/5

14.2 overs: OUT! Another one bites the dust. Umesh Yadav in action once again. This time he gets the outside edge of Shadman Islam's bat and Wriddhiman Saha completes an easy catch behind the stumps. 100th catch for Saha behind the stumps. Shadman departs for 29. Third wicket for Umesh Yadav. BAN 38/5

End of 13th over: A seven-run over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Bangladesh batsmen collect a boundary, a single and a couple from it. BAN 33/4

11.5 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami joins the party as well. Mushfiqur Rahim plays on the ball back onto his stumps. Good length delivery from Shami but it gets big on Rahim. He is not able to control the ball as it hits his middle stump. Bangladesh batsmen are struggling here at the moment. BAN 26/4

10.4 overs: OUT! Knocked him over! Umesh Yadav this time castles Mohammad Mithun with a cracking delivery. A two-ball duck for him. The ball drats in after pitching and knocks over the stumps of Mithun. Bangladesh in big trouble early in the first innings. They are three down in no time. BAN 17/3

10.1 overs: OUT! Rohit Sharma takes a screamer at second slip. What a catch this his from hitman. A sensational effort from him as he dives to his left to complete a one-handed stunner. Umesh Yadav gets the outside skipper Mominul Haque and Rohit does fantastically well. Haque walks back for a 7-ball duck. BAN 17/2

7.2 overs: Huge caught behind appeal from India! Umpire rules not out and India have gone for the review. An excellent take down the leg side from Wriddhiman Saha. Mohammed Shami is in action straightaway. Shadman Islam does not look worried. And the replay confirms that there was no bat involved. India lose their first review. Shadman survives! BAN 15/1

Change in bowling for India! Mohammed Shami comes into the attack for the first time. He replaces Umesh Yadav.

6.3 overs: OUT! This time Ishant Sharma traps Imrul Kayes in front. In-dipper from Ishant beats the inside edge of Kayes' bat and hits his front pads. Huge appeal from the India players and umpire rules out. Kayes went for the review but is unsuccessful this time. Bangladesh lose early wicket. ayes departs for 4. BAN 15/1

6.1 overs: Out or is it! Imrul Kayes has gone for the review straightaway. Out-swinger from Ishant Sharma beats Kayes. There was something on the way to the keeper. And that's why umpire has ruled him out. But replay confirms that the sound was that of the thigh pad. The on-field decision is overturned! Kayes survives!

3.5 overs: FOUR! This time off the back foot. Short-pitched delivery from Umesh Yadav and Shadman Islam pulls the ball over the short mid-wicket fielder to collect his second boundary of the over. BAN 13/0

3.3 overs: FOUR! First boundary of the pink-ball Test. Short and wide outside off from Umesh Yadav and Shadman Islam throws his bat at it. Collects four runs in the vacant deep point region. BAN 9/0

End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Umesh Yadav from the other end as well. Just two singles from his first over. Both Bangladesh openers Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes are now off the mark. BAN 2/0

1.2 overs: Imrul Kayes and Bangladesh get off the mark with a comfortable single towards the fine leg region off Umesh Yadav. On the pads from Umesh and Kayes guides the ball behind to collect a run. BAN 1/0

End of 1st over: An excellent over first up from Ishant Sharma. A Maiden! A watchful start from Shadman Islam. Umesh Yadav will share the new ball with Ishant from the other end. BAN 0/0

Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes are out in the middle to start the Bangladesh innings. Ishant Sharma has the pink cherry in hand. He will start from around the wicket. Three slips and a gully for him. The atmosphere is electric at the Eden Gardens. Here we go!

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee jointly ring the bell at the Eden Gardens to mark the beginning of the historic pink-ball Test.

Players from both the teams are out in the middle along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are just moments away from the start.

Playing XI from both the teams

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

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

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are now meeting the players from both the teams.

Captains at the toss!

Virat Kohli: We would have batted first as well. Decent grass cover 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 quickl to the ball. It travels fast and it's difficult to control. We are fulfilling a responsibility of debuting with the pink ball. We have the same team from the first Test.

Mominul Haque: We will bat first, the wicket is dry and hard, so that's why we want to bat first. It's a brave decision we feel. It's a great opportunity for everyone. Two changes for us.

Team news: Two changes in Bangladesh XI. Al-Amin Hossain and Nayeem are in for Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan. India have gone in with an unchanged XI.

TOSS NEWS: Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque wins the toss and elects to bat first in the historic pink-ball Test at the Eden Gardens.

West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have arrived at the Eden Gardens.

12:15 pm And finally, as we build towards the toss, here's all you need to know about the day-night Tests and the pink ball.


12:02 pm Head to head between the two teams:


11:51 am Here's an appetizer, in the form of things to know, quotes and numbers game.


11:45 am Finally, the 'pink day' is upon us. The most talked-about event over the last few weeks in the world of cricket is set to engulf us in pink wraps and a twilight envelope. We at welcome you for all the live updates as India's historic first day-night Test begins at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against Bangladesh.

‘Daunting, intimidating, exciting’ were words India skipper Virat Kohli used to describe the emotions that could be experienced on Friday, the opening day of the first-ever day-night Test in India. He expects the energy level to be very high in the first hour, and that will make it all the more exciting.

For once, the opponents have been reduced to a footnote in the build-up. Bangladesh will be equally excited, perhaps nervous too. After all, their Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be at the stadium, watching them try to salvage some pride after the three-day thrashing at Indore.

India, leading the two-match series 1-0, are on a roll and would be more aggressive. Bangladesh will most probably go into the game with a defensive mindset, keen on lasting for five days. The hosts, though, are overwhelming favourites to win and clinch the series.

For the record, Bangladesh are yet to beat India in Test cricket, having lost 8 matches and drawn 2.
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