India vs Bangladesh, 2019: 1st Test, Day 1 – Ravi Ashwin’s milestone, Bangladesh collapse and more stats

All the statistical highlights from the opening day of the Indore Test match.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh couldn’t put on the fight in the Tests which they showed in the T20I series as they were bowled out cheaply on the first day of the 1st Test. After electing to bat first, Bangladesh kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually dismissed for just 150. Last series hero Rohit Sharma got out early but Cheteshwar Pujara made (43*) made quick runs along with Mayank Agarwal (37) as India ended the day on 86/1.

All the statistical highlights from the opening day of the Indore Test match:

A collapse after winning the toss:

150 – Bangladesh’s total of 150 is the 4th lowest total by a visiting team in the first innings of a Test match in India. This is also the lowest since New Zealand’s 145 in the 1995 Bangalore Test.


58.3 – Bangladesh’s innings lasted 58.3 overs; the 2nd shortest first innings for a visiting team which elected to bat first. Pakistan were bowled out for 116 in 49.2 overs in the 1987 Bangalore Test.

India finally stops the tail:

10 – Bangladesh lost their last five wickets for just 10 runs; the 4th fewest that India conceded for taking last 5 wickets in a Test innings in last 20 years. In the 4th innings of the Galle Test, Sri Lanka lost their last five wickets for four runs. Only seven runs were made for the last five wickets in an innings by New Zealand and South Africa In the 2015 Delhi Test and 2016 Kanpur Test respectively.

A rare low first innings total in India:

2010 – Last instance of a team getting bowled out below 200 in the first innings in a Test match in India after electing to bat was back in 2010. New Zealand were bowled out for 193 in the 2010 Nagpur Test.

2013 – The 58.3 overs Bangladesh played are the fewest by any team in the first innings of a Test hosted by India in six years. West Indies were bundled out for 182 in 55.2 over in the 2013 Mumbai Test also began on November 14.

Ashwin equals Murali:


42 – Number of matches Ravichandran Ashwin needed to complete 250 wickets at home in Test cricket; the joint fewest by any player. He equalled Muttiah Muralitharan’s record who also reached 250 home Test wickets in 42 games.

251 – Ashwin became only the 3rd player to take 250 wickets in Test cricket on Indian soil. Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh claimed 350 and 265 Test wickets respectively in India.