Ind vs ban first test
Virat Kohli (R) and Mohammed Shami (L)

India consolidated their top spot in ICC Test Championship points table after defeating Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore on Saturday.

The Men in Blue won by an innings and 130 runs at the Holkar Stadium, registering their seventh win on the bounce.

Trailing India by 343, Bangladesh faltered in their second innings on day three.

Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma gave India an excellent start on day three, knocking the timber of openers Imrul Kayes and Shadman Islam, respectively.

Bangladesh were soon reduced to 44/4 as Mohammed Shami dismissed Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun in the 13th and 15th over, respectively.

Shami then equaled his tally of wickets from the first innings, dismissing Mahmudullah for 15 in the 27th over, restricting the visitors to 72/5.

Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim then steadied Bangladesh ship as they 53 runs for the 6th wicket before Ravichandran Ashwin caught the bowled the former.

Mehidy Hasan then joined Mushfiqur in the middle as the pair stitched 59 runs for the next wicket.

Umesh Yadav broke their persistance, getting rid of Mehidy Hasan for 38.

Taijul Islam then came on to join Mushfiqur in the middle but was soon sent back to the pavillion by Shami.

Mushfiqur Rahim completed his fifty before Ashwin caught him at long-off to Pujara. Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with 64.

Ebadat Hossain became Bangladesh last dismissal as Ashwin scalped his third of the innings.

India won the match by an innings and 130 runs as Bangladesh were bundled out for 213.

At stumps on day 2, India had declared for 493/6 on the back of Mayank Agarwal’s double ton.

Mayank, who also scored a double century against South Africa last month, smashed 6 sixes and 28 boundaries, scoring 243 in the process.

Earlier on day 2, Pujara and Rahane had completed their respective half-centuries before Abu Jayed dismissed both of them.

After Mayank’s dismissal, Jadeja completed his fifty and remained unbeaten as Umesh Yadav also got on the act, hitting an unbeaten 25 off just 10 balls.

On day 1, Bangladesh had won the toss and elected to bat first in the first test.

But the visitors were bundled out for 150.

India and Bangladesh will lock horns in a day/night Test at the Eden Gardens from November 22-26.

Both the teams have played a pink-ball Test before.









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