Ishant, Umesh lead India to series-clinching victory in first day-night test

Brief scores: Bangladesh 106/10 (Shadman Islam 29, Liton Das 27 retired hurt; Ishant Sharma 5/22, Umesh Yadav 3/29, Mohammed Shami 2/36) and 195/9 (Mushfiqur Rahim 74, Mahmudullah 39 retired hurt; Umesh Yadav 5/53, Ishant Sharma 4/56) lost to India 347/9declared (Virat Kohli 136, Cheteshwar Pujara 55, Ajinkya Rahane 51; Al-Amin Hossain 3/85, Ebadot Hossain 3/91, Abu Jayed 2/77) by an innings and 45 runs

India vs Bangladesh day-night Test 2019, key stats

  • India’s fast bowlers—Ishant Sharma (9), Umesh Yadav (8) and Mohammed Shami (2)—shared the nineteen Bangladesh wickets between them to help the home team secure a victory by an innings and 45 runs in India’s first day-night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The tally of 19 wickets taken by India’s fast bowlers is the most in a home Test. This was only Ishant’s second five-for in home Tests, while Umesh Yadav registered his third Test five-wicket haul with his demolition (5 for 53) of the Bangladesh lower-order in the second innings.
  • In between, Virat Kohli registered his 27th Test century and the 20th as captain, helping India, in separate partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, post 347 for nine before declaring midway through the second session on day two. During the course of his innings, Kohli became the fastest to reach 5000 Test runs as captain, while this was his 70th century in international cricket.
  • It was India’s ninth Test win over Bangladesh, while Kohli registered his 33rd Test win as captain, taking him past Allan Border’s tally of 32 Test wins.
  • India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha completed 100 Test dismissals, thereby becoming just the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to reach a century of dismissals (catches and stumps), behind Nayan Mongia, Kiran More, Syed Kirmani, and MS Dhoni.