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Twitter Reactions: India comfortably win their first-ever day-night Test to whitewash Bangladesh

Umesh Yadav picked up yet another five-wicket haul to return with the figures of 5/53.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

As expected, India didn’t take much time to pick three remaining Bangladesh wickets on the third day at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. They also pocketed their 12th consecutive series in Tests at home winning this game by an innings and 46 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim resisted for some time in the first session but the hosts’ pacers took less than an hour to wrap things up.

The day began with Rahim and Ebadot Hossain walking out to bat and it didn’t take much time for Umesh Yadav to draw first blood. Rahim though kept on fighting his way through and played a few shots churning out some quick runs. However, it was only a matter of time before he missed one. Umesh struck to send Bangladesh’s best batsman back to the pavilion on 74.

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Al Amin Hossain was hit on the helmet by the same bowler and there was also a moment of fear when the physio had to walk out to attend him. But he was fine to continue and went on to score 21 runs before becoming Umesh’s fifth scalp.

Ruthless India become the first team to win four consecutive Tests by an innings

Mahmdullah suffered a hamstring injury while batting late on the second day and with nothing much to play for, he didn’t come out to bat. This led to India sealing the Test match after picking up the visitors’ nine wickets itself. Bangladesh were bundled out for just 195 runs in the second innings in the 42nd over. Overall, they were skittled twice by the fiery Indian pacers in 71.4 overs.

Apart from Umesh Yadav’s 5/53, Ishant Sharma finished the game with nine wickets to him. The lanky pacer backed up his five-fer in the first innings with the figures of 4/56 in the second essay. For a change, Mohammed Shami didn’t get any wicket in the second innings even as the Indian spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin couldn’t take any wicket in the seven overs they bowled.

With this victory, India became the first team ever to win four consecutive Tests by an innings margin. Also, this was only the second time that the Indian spinners went wicketless in a home Test with the previous such instance being the match against Sri Lanka at the same venue during the 2017-18 season.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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