Twitter Reactions: Pace battery puts India in the ascendancy
Bangladesh slumped from 140/5 to 150 all out in a space of 29 balls.
Updated - Nov 14, 2019 5:27 pm
The first day of the Indore Test belonged to India. Bangladesh didn’t have much to cheer about at the Holkar Stadium. The Indian seamers shone against South Africa and they have carried their form versus Mominul Haque and Co as well. At the close of play on the opening day, India are trailing by a mere 64 runs with nine wickets left in the first innings. The Tigers have a lot of work to do.
Mushfiqur and Mominul fight hard
After India lost the toss, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav removed both the Tigers’ openers- Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes. Mohammed Shami trapped Mohammad Mithun in front to pick his first wicket. Skipper Mominul Haque (37) and the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim (43) stitched a stand of 68 runs. They took the hosts to 63 at the Lunch and continued their good work thereafter.
Ravi Ashwin rattled Mominul’s off-stump to separate the duo. It was also the tweaker’s 250th Test wicket at home. Mahmudullah looked scratchy and he was cleaned up by Ashwin when he went for an audacious sweep. Liton Das (21) came in and played some delightful strokes. Another stand of 25 between him and Mushfiqur was blooming, but the visiting team couldn’t cease the opportunity.
Agarwal and Pujara see India through
Shami delivered the body blow, running through Mushfiqur’s defence. Rahim was dropped as many as three times, but he couldn’t make the home team pay. In the very next ball, Shami pinned Mehidy Hasan Miraz. In the first ball of the next over, Ishant got rid of Liton and the Bangladesh innings went into the doldrums. A strong throw from Ravindra Jadeja accounted for Taijul Islam’s wicket.
Umesh Yadav cleaned up Ebadot Hossain to bowl the Tigers out for 150. India didn’t have the greatest of starts. Abu Jayed Rahi found Rohit Sharma’s outside-edge to strike first blood. But after the first wicket, Mayank Agarwal (37*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (43*) didn’t allow panic settle in and played out the rest of the overs. The former got s lifeline after Kayes dropped him in the slip cordon.
Here is how Twitter reacted on the first day’s play in Indore
Slowly but surely Indian bowlers making sure that fans come to watch them perform too. Great sight today just watching Ashwin Shami, Ishant and Umesh bowl.👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏#INDvsBAN
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 14, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 14, 2019
The #Curator in Indore has produced such a superb Test Match strip..sadly he..& many others in #MPCA would rue an earnest Contest worthy of their efforts!B’Desh’s intentions of batting 1st were good but not their application..or ability.!Test Crkt will continue to lose ‘appeal’!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) November 14, 2019
Great to see the bowlers wrapping up the lower order quickly. From 140 /5 to 150 all out. Very impressive from all the bowlers. #INDvBAN
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 14, 2019
Less than 40 overs, less than 100 runs conceded and total 7 wickets in just 2 sessions! The bowler is 'Indian Pace Attack'. Hats off guys! #INDvBAN @y_umesh @MdShami11 @ImIshant It's like first day of a Test match in Perth and not #IndoreTest ! pic.twitter.com/2fDwWhbNAp
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 14, 2019
That was an over of high quality from Mohammed Shami. The set up of Mushfiqur was special👏👏👏.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) November 14, 2019
Totally dominated by India #INDvBAN
— Semdesai🤴 (@Semdesai12) November 14, 2019
Thank God it’s Test Crkt again..Frm #ColCKNsyudu’s Indore..the contest may not be very balanced..but B’DESH has made a brave move worthy of Test..& that’s batting first against a better equipped home team..so Kudos to the Visitors fr positivity of mind & body…!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) November 14, 2019
A Cheteshwar Pujara century in Indore?? #IndvBan
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 14, 2019
Who wants a triple in Indore to never play for India again#IndvBan
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) November 14, 2019
— Ameya Agrawal (@AmeyaAgrawal1) November 14, 2019
Fluent knock so far by Cheteshwar Pujara. India 86 for one at close of first day. #INDvBAN
— Sanjjeev (@Sanjjeev) November 14, 2019
5 more sessions to bat lads!!🔥#INDvBAN
— Short Arm Jab (@shortarmjab_18) November 14, 2019
Last test series for India in the decade.#INDvBAN series ✌️
Hoping for a kohli masterclass ♥️
— @Sonuvk_18 (@Subhrajeet_vk18) November 14, 2019
— Ojas Malushte (@ojasmalushte) November 14, 2019
There are 2 ways to get for #INDvBAN Test to last 5 days. First option: If india bats first. ❌Second option: #Pujara gets double hundred. ✅
Amazed at @BCBtigers. Fast bowlers can't swing, spinners cant turn the ball. Together, they aren't even able to mantain the ball. Wow!
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) November 14, 2019