Team India extend their stay in Indore to prepare for day-night Test
Both India and Bangladesh have decided to extend their stay in Indore in order to train for the day-night Test.
Updated - Nov 17, 2019 12:21 pm
On the very expected lines, Team India thrashed Bangladesh in the first Test to take the lead in the two-match series. The Virat Kohli-led side dominated the game right from the start and eventually won it by an innings and 130 runs inside three days in Indore. Bangladesh were the underdogs coming into the game and they did little to get rid of that tag.
The visitors won the toss and boldly decided to bat first on a green top. And it did not take them long to realize their mistake as they were bowled out for just 150. In reply, India piled up a mammoth 493 for 6 before declaring their innings. In-form opener Mayank Agarwal starred with the bat, scoring a career-best 243.
Bangladesh had a mountain to climb in the second innings and they failed miserably once again. Mushfiqur Rahim scored a fighting fifty but it was not enough to turn things around as the tourists were all out for just 213. All eyes are now on the second Test at the Eden Gardens which will be a historic game since both the teams will be making their debuts in day-night Test.
Teams delay their departure
Both India and Bangladesh, meanwhile, have decided to extend their stay in Indore in order to train for the day-night Test. Playing with the pink ball under lights will be a new challenge for both the teams and they are trying their best to prepare for it. According to a report in India Today, the home side has extended its stay in Indore by two days after wrapping up the first game inside three days.
Virat Kohli & Co. will have a full-fledged training under lights from Sunday, aiming to get used to the “twilight” ahead of the first pink-ball Test. Bangladesh have also decided to stay back and utilise the time, which they have got because of an early finish to the opening Test, training under lights. The report further stated that the hosts will focus on “twilight zone” during their training.
“We will specifically train during the twilight because we still don’t know what the ball will do during that particular phase,” a source was quoted as saying by the news outlet.