India continued their domination against Bangladesh in the opening day of the first Test match at Indore post lunch. Earlier today, Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque won the toss and decided to bat first. The move backfired as the visitos' top-order struggled their way to end their first session at 63-3.
A brilliant outing for #TeamIndia bowlers in the 1st innings.@y_umesh picks up the final wicket as Bangladesh are bowled out for 150.— BCCI (@BCCI) November 14, 2019
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The Bangladeshi batsmen continue to struggle after lunch as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Apart from skipper Mominul Haque and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, no other batsmen got going during the course of their innings. At one stage, the visitors were reduced to 31-3 before a 68-run partnership between Haque and Rahim provided some solace to the Bangladeshi fans.
Among the Indian bowlers, pacer Mohammed Shami was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 3-27 in 13 overs. He dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan off successive deliveries to end the second session at 140-7. Ravichandran Ashwin also picked up two crucial wickets, including the prized scalp of Bangladeshi skipper. His first wicket of the day was also his 250th overall on home conditions. He joined the likes of veteran cricketers Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to become only the third Indian spinner to achieve the milestone.
Shortly after play resumed for the final session of the day, Bangladesh was eventually all out for 150. Being 99-3 at one stage, the visitors lost their final seven wickets for just 51 runs. Pacemen Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav also picked up two wickets each and rocked Bangladesh early to set the tone for the remainder of the series.