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Fans to receive ticket refund for Day 4 and 5 after India thrash Bangladesh at Eden Gardens

Skipper Kohli led his team from the front as he scored a sublime century.

KS Bharath receives Trophy from Virat Kohli
KS Bharath receives Trophy from Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India annihilated Bangladesh in their first-ever pink-ball Day/Night Test at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Virat Kohli and Co crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to sweep the series 2-0. India outclassed the ‘Tigers’ in all three departments and extended their lead at the top of World Test Championship‘s points table.

Skipper Kohli led his team from the front as he scored a sublime century in India’s only innings and guided the hosts to a competitive total of 347 runs. The pace bowling force of attack dismantled Bangladesh’s batting line-up of Bangladesh. Umesh Yadav showcased a brilliant spell by scalping fifer in the second innings. While Ishant Sharma was named the Man of the Match for his nine wickets in the match and Man of the Series for his 12 wickets overall.

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However, one downside of the match was that fans could not relish the action for all the five days as India wrapped up the win in the first three days. Eden Gardens witnessed packed stands in all three days of the encounter and even the tickets for the fourth day were sold out.

India will finish the year 2019 as the only undefeated side in the world

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to refund the money for tickets bought by fans for days 4 and 5 after the Pink ball Test ended only inside three days. This is one of the rare occasions when a cricket association is refunding money for the tickets bought by fans as the match got over early.

“The process of refunding the amounts for Day 4 and Day 5 Tickets has started. Messages would be sent to all online transactors who have booked only for these two days,” the CAB said in a statement as quoted by IndiaToday.

“CAB has always stood by the cricket-loving people and have tried its best to provide them with the best of facilities. This time too, there would be no exception. It is our moral duty to refund amounts of the tickets for the last two days where no game is being played at all,” said CAB secretary Avishek Dalmiya.

The Men in Bue will finish the year 2019 as the only undefeated side in the world, having won seven of the eight games that they played. Even after the match ended, thousands of fans stayed back to catch a glimpse of the star-studded felicitation ceremony led by local hero and newly-appointed BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

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