After taking India to 86/1 at stumps on the first day, opener Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara will look to continue their momentum and help their side take huge first-innings lead when they head into the second day of the opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday.
Here are the live updates:
# Six runs off the last three overs. Agarwal (68) skipped down the wicket on the last delivery of the 41st over to loft the ball over mid-off for four runs. India have now crossed the 150-run mark and taken a first-innings lead against Bangladesh. India 152/3 (41 overs)
# India 146/3 (38 overs)
# 15 runs off the last four overs, including three boundaries. Rahane edged the first delivery from Abu Jayed in the 34th over past second slip to get off the mark with a boundary. The Indian batsman then smashed the fourth delivery of the 36th over on the up through extra cover for another boundary. India 134/3 (36 overs)
# Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman in!
# WICKET!! Virat Kohli was caught leg before wicket on the fifth delivery of the 32nd over by Abu Jayed. The Indian skipper departed for a duck. India are now trailing Bangladesh by 31 run in the first innings with seven wickets in hand. India 119/3 (32 overs)
# FIFTY!! After Pujara, Agarwal (53) has also brought up his fourth half-century off 98 balls. The Indian opener rocked back on the fourth delivery of the 31st over to pull a magnificent shot over midwicket.India 114/2 (31 overs)
# Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Soon after scoring a Test fifty, Pujara edged the fifth delivery of the 30th over by Abu Jayed to sub fielder Saif Hassan, who dived to his right to take a difficult catch.India 105/2 (30 overs)
# FIFTY!! First-drop Cheteshwar Pujara (53) has brought up his 23rd Test half-century off just 68 balls. He achieved the feat with a boundary when he sliced a cut shot over the infield, just wide of deep point on the fifth delivery of the 28th over. India 99/1 (29 overs)
Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his 23rd half-century in Tests!
— ICC (@ICC) November 15, 2019
# Just a single off the very first over of the day. Agarwal (38) tapped the third ball of the 27th over by Hossain towards deep point for a single. India 87/1 (27 overs)
# Agarwal and Pujara have walked down the crease to resume India’s innings. Ebadot Hossain to open the proceedings for the visitors.
# The second day’s play wll begin shortly!
After bundling out Bangladesh cheaply in their first innings, Mayank and Pujara stitched an unbeaten 72-run partnership to take India to 86 for one at stumps on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday.
Opting to bat first on the Holkar Stadium pitch, Bangladesh failed to counter India’s bowling attack as they were bundled out cheaply for 150 runs in their first innings. Skipper Mominul Haque (37) and Mushfiqur Rahim (43) were the only batsmen to have provided some resistance by sharing a 68-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
For India, Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of three for 27. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav too made life difficult for Bangladesh on a fresh wicket as they bagged two wickets each.
In reply, the hosts lost opener Rohit Sharma cheaply for six runs before Mayank and Pujara joined forces to help India take driver’s seat at the end of the first day.
India are currently at an unbeaten streak at home as they have won 11 matches in a row since 2013. The hosts will look to continue their winning momentum and further strengthen their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Bangladesh, meanwhile, will be keen to begin their campaign at the World Test Championship on a winning note.