Twitter Reactions: India dominate the historic day at the Eden Gardens

Twitter Reactions: India dominate the historic day at the Eden Gardens

India ended the day on 174/3 after bundling Bangladesh out for 106.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The much-awaited day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh got underway at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and as expected, the hosts completely dominated the proceedings. The touring side, despite winning the toss, were bundled out very and ended up conceding the first-innings lead on the opening day itself. Ishant Sharma was the star with the ball for India as he picked up a stunning five-wicket haul.

After losing the toss, Virat Kohli wasn’t much worried about bowling first. And the Indian bowlers, like they have been doing often, skittled the opposition in a jiffy. Ishant and Umesh Yadav took the new ball and the duo needed some time to figure out the exact line and length to bowl on the surface. Once they got a hang of it, there was relentless pressure on Bangladesh.

Imrul Kayes was the first one to go after which the Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque was also sent back for a seven-ball duck thanks to Rohit Sharma’s blinder in the slips. The procession continued as the visitors’ number three, four and five batsmen bagged ducks to leave the team reeling at 26/4. The stumps flying all over were a delight to watch for the Indian fans.

Mohammed Shami, on the other hand, was menacing and he also hit the helmet of Bangladesh batsmen a couple of times. Nayeem Hasan and Liton Das were at the receiving end and both of them were substituted by Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan respectively after suffering from concussion. There was no resistance from the touring side at all as they were bundled out for 106 runs in the 31st over.

India pile on runs comfortably

Bangladesh’s backs were against the wall and they were expected to come out firing with the ball under the lights. They also got Mayank Agarwal’s crucial wicket early on but the shoulders dropped soon as the batsmen looked comfortable in the middle. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma stitched a decent partnership for the second wicket and just when it seemed like they will pile on big scores, the latter was dismissed.

Rohit shouldered arms for a ball coming in which thudded into his pads and was adjudged lbw. However, Pujara kept going strong and was joined by the skipper Virat Kohli. The former scored a brilliant half-century but was once again guilty of converting it into a big score. Meanwhile, Kohli got his eye in and played some gorgeous strokes to leave the fans in his awe under the lights.

He also crossed the 50-run mark soon and remained unbeaten along with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane at the end of the day. India ended the day on 174/3 after 46 overs, 68 runs ahead, with Kohli on 59 and his partner unbeaten on 23. Ebadot Hossain was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh picking two wickets but he also conceded runs at an economy of more than 5.

Bangladesh will need something special on the second day to make a comeback in this Test. At the moment, this match is going only one way and clearly, India would like to extend their lead.

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