Indian pacers pack B’desh 1st innings for 106; Ishant claimes 22/5

Kolkata: The first Day and Night Test match between India and Bangladesh began on a sweet note for the hosts and a very sour one for the tourists, as the Indian pacers packed up punch and bowled out the Bangladesh first innings for a mere 106 runs, even before the tea break. It is also the first Test match being played with pink ball by India.

Earlier Opting to bat first after winning the toss Bangladesh batsmen could not come to terms with the pace of the Indian bowlers and they had lost their first five wickets with just 38 on the board, before the first drinks bereak.

At the time of the filing the report the visitors were struggling at 55/5, with Liton Das on 8 and Mahmudullah yet to get off the mark.

For India Ishant Sharma drew the first blood when he trapped Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes (4), with the visitors’ score on 15.

It was then turn of Umesh Yadav to join the party as he got Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque to nick one and Rohit Sharma took a stunner of a one handed catch in the slips cordon. A ball later Umesh struck again when he bowled Mohammed Mithun for a duck, with the Bangladesh score card reading 17 runs.

Nine runs later Mohammed Shami claimed his first wicket with the pink ball when he got Mushfiqur Rahim to chop a delivery on to his stumps, leaving Bangladesh at 26/4.

Soon Umesh struck again when he forced the opener Shadman Islam to nick a delivery to the Indian keeper Wriddhiman Saha.

For Ishant Sharma it was first five-for at home since the one he took against Pakistan in Bengaluru way back in 2007.

For the visitors opener Shadman Islam was top scorer with 29. There were only two others; Liton Das (retired hurt 24) and Nayeem Hasan (19), who could score in double figures, while four of the Bangladesh batsmen were out for a duck.

The first innings of Bangladesh wrapped up in 29.5 overs.

For India Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowler, who returned with the figure of Umesh Yadav (29/3) and Mohamed Shami (36/2) were other successful Indian bowlers.