Bangladesh suffer batting collapse on first day in Indore

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Bangladesh vs India

First Test

Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Stumps, Day 1

Bangladesh : 150/10 in 58.3 overs (Mushfiqur 43, Mominul 37, Liton 21; Shami 3/27, Ishant 2/20, Ashwin 2/43)

India : 86/1 in 26 overs (Pujara 43, Agarwal 37*, Rohit 6; Abu Jayed 1/21)

Bangladesh had an tough first day on the first Test in Indore as the hosts took the driving seat at the end of the days play. India ended the day on 86 for 1 and trailing by 64 runs.

Mominul Haque, Bangladesh’s 11th Test captain opted to bat first after winning the toss. Two opener Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam started the innings slowly. But their resistance was cut short by the Indian seamers as both of them were dismissed cheaply. Mohammad Mithun too got out early as Bangladesh were reduced to 31 for 3. Then skipper Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim revived the innings with an 68-run fourth stand.

Post lunch Ravichandran Ashwin broke the partnership with the wicket of Mominul on 37. Following his wicket, Tigers then kept losing wickets in regular intervals. Highest scorer Mushfiqur was dismissed after playing a gutsy knock of 43. Bangladesh were eventually all out for 150 batting collapse included last 5 wickets for 10 runs. Mohammed Shami picked up 3 wickets for 27.

Bowlers started well as they kept it tight in the first hour for the Indian openers. Abu Jayed was rewarded for his consistency as he gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Rohit Sharma caught behind on 6. Then Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara batted the rest of days play as India posted 86 for 1 in 26 overs. Agarwal was unbeaten on 37 and Pujara was on 43. Abu Jayed claimed the only wicket for 21.