After piling up both runs and misery on Bangladesh on Day two of the first Test against Bangladesh, India have declared at 493-6 at the start of Day three at Holkar Stadium in Indore. Bangladesh failed to stop double -centurion Mayank Agarwal from firing all cylinders and thus paid a heavy price. Bangladesh will face a mammoth task ahead as they trail the hosts by a huge margin of 343 runs. With two days of the game left, Bangladesh will hope to not repeat first innings' form and try to take on the Indian bowling attack.
Indian commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle suggested that Bangladesh should try to pursue smaller goals in order to stay alive in the contest. The 'Voice of Indian cricket' took to Twitter to point out that he felt Bangladesh were already overwhelmed and hence defeat would be inevitable if they let the attitude take over. Harsha Bhogle suggested that the openers should wear out the new ball and every batsman should aim to play a session.
Bangladesh have to play for small goals today. Openers see off the new ball, batsman plays one session. I get the feeling they are already overwhelmed and if that attitude is manifest, the end will be quick.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 16, 2019
It was a tiring day for the Bangladesh bowlers as they were smashed to all corners of the ground by the Indian batsmen. Even though they got rid of skipper Virat Kohli for a duck, they failed to rediscover their rhythm as Mayank Agarwal took India to a commanding position. The visitors could have dismissed Agarwal on Day 1 if Imrul Kayes had not dropped him at slips when he was batting on 32. Eventually, it proved to be very expensive as the opening batsman made the most of his reprieve. He went on to score a 330-ball 243 which included 28 boundaries and eight maximums. His magnificent innings came to an end when he was caught by Abu Jayed off Mehidy Hasan.