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.
Published - Nov 24, 2019 2:11 pm | Updated - Nov 24, 2019 2:11 pm
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.
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:
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision" First pink ball test victory ! 👍Well done boys 😊🇮🇳💪👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/iXYvncGaHF
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 24, 2019
Just 7 overs for the spinners in a home test match and India win by an innings. Fantastic crowd at a landmark event and a great victory for Team Aindia #INDvBAN
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 24, 2019
And there it is. Afraid it has been a one-sided series. India have been too good for their opponents at test cricket in this home season.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 24, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 24, 2019
4th consecutive innings win for India – First team to do it in the history of test cricket.
12th consecutive series win at home – most by any team.
Well Done Team India🇮🇳🇮🇳 #INDvsBAN
— Ibrahim (@iBM1105) November 24, 2019
Interesting week for Test cricket! #AUSvPAK finished within 4 days, #INDvBAN all set to end on day 3, #ENGvsNZ likely to finish on day 5 and may not have a winner or loser! Test cricket ka jawab nahi! pic.twitter.com/85Cfd7gcfP
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 24, 2019
— Roshan Agrawal (@Roshan_Sbp) November 24, 2019
— Prashant Kondi (@PrasKon) November 24, 2019
Most consecutive Test wins for India
— Sabyasachi Bagchi (@CamBabon) November 24, 2019
Most wickets by Indian pacers in a home Tests:
19 wickets vs BAN, 2019 Kolkata
17 wickets vs SL, 2017 Kolkata
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) November 24, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 24, 2019
IC: BCCI pic.twitter.com/VC4Lzgu4pe
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) November 24, 2019
And India are 360 on the World Test Championship table already !
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) November 24, 2019
— ᴅɪᴠʏᴀ ᴀʀᴊᴜɴ 🇮🇳 (@DivzArjun) November 24, 2019
— Maitri (@pull_playlist) November 24, 2019
2 days paid leave 😂#INDvsBAN
— Tintin (@tintinated) November 24, 2019
— Muskan✨ (@vk_fangirl) November 24, 2019
I think IND is not going to earn any appreciation for this series win purely because the quality of opponent #INDvsBAN
— Amol Khamkar (@amolkhamkar19) November 24, 2019
— Momo!! (@prachi_183) November 24, 2019
— Srikanth Govind (@Srikanth_Govind) November 24, 2019
— Ambika (@apmahapatra) November 24, 2019
For the second test in a row at Eden Gardens, V Kohli is the only centurion for India and all wickets have been picked up the 3 pacers, with Ashwin and Jadeja remaining wicket less. #INDvBAN #INDvsBAN
— Vimarsh Munsif (@VimarshMunsif) November 24, 2019
Congratulations Team India 🇮🇳
Bas, ab Bangladesh, West Indies aur Sri Lanka ko bulana band kardo 😤🙏 #INDvsBAN
— Come On India 🙏🇮🇳 (@madam_jadeja) November 24, 2019