Mehidy Hasan is the concussion substitute for Liton Das and he has come out to the middle to bat. Unfortunately Liton will no longer take part in the Test. However, Hasan will not be allowed to bowl for Bangladesh as per like-to-like replacement rule.
23.5 overs: OUT!
Ishant Sharma strikes soon after lunch. Ebadat Hossain, who came in place of injured Liton Das has been castled by Ishant Sharma with the leg cutter. The off stump goes for a spin as Ebadot walks back for 1.
End of 23rd over: FOUR!
Nayeem Hasan sorts of reply to barrage of bouncers from Mohammed Shami. Hits him for two boundaries in the over including one on the final ball of the over.
: Mohammed Shami showing no signs of mercy. Bouncer followed by another bouncer. Nayeem Hasan avoids this one but India pacers have rattled the Bangladeshi batsmen.
: Mohammed Shami finds the head one more time. This time Nayeem Hasan, who is struck by a vicious bouncer. Nayeem looks fine but the physio is on the field once again to check on him.
Liton Das who got hit on the head in the first session has not come out to bat. Ebadat Hossain and Nayeem Hasan resume for Bangladesh post lunch break. Ishant Sharma will bowl the remaining two balls of his incomplete over.
Lunch Break, Day 1
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Playing an international match with the pink ball for the very first time didn’t seem to bother the Indian pacers much as they wreaked havoc, reducing Bangladesh to 73/6 at lunch on Day 1 of the maiden
on Indian soil at the
in Kolkata. In the presence of high profile dignitaries that came to witness the historic Test, Bangladesh won the toss and went in with the decision to bat first. But the decision backfired heavily as pace trio Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami rattled the Bangladesh batting line up. Ishant got the opening breakthrough in the 7th over, removing Imrul Kayes for 4. Umesh then struck twice in his over to get rid of Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun. Shami too joined the party removing Mushfiqur Rahim for a 4-ball duck. Shadman Islam showed brief resistance with his 29 off 52 balls but was dismissed by Umesh. Ishant then removed Mahmudullah as Bangladesh continued their downslide before the break. For India, Umesh picked up three wickets while Ishant took two wickets. Shami chipped in with a wicket as well in the first session.
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Bangladesh 73/6 at Lunch on Day 1
Liton Das 24*
Nayeem Hasan 0*
Umesh Yadav 3/29
So, that’s the end of the proceedings for the first session on Day 1. Bangladesh really struggling at the moment.
: The Bangladesh team physio is on the field again. Liton Das was struck on the head last over from Mohammed Shami. That time he looked fine but now has has called in for the substitution. The physio is examining him.
And umpires have called for Lunch break!
21.1 overs: FOUR!
Exquisite from Liton Das on that occasion . He is not giving up for now. Over-pitched delivery from Ishant Sharma and Das drives it through covers to pick up his fourth four.
19.4 overs: OUT!
Another screamer from the Indians behind the stumps. This time its Wriddhiman Saha, who takes an unbelievable one-handed diving catch. Ishant Sharma induces an outside edge off Mahmadullah’s bat and Saha was brilliant on that occasion. The ball sticks to the webbing of the glove. Mahmudullah walks back for 6. Bangladesh sink further.
End of 18th over
: Ishant Sharma bowls a tidy comeback over. Just 2 runs from it. Spin from other end for India as Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack for the first time.
50 up for Bangladesh!
Liton Das 9*
BAN 53/5 after 16.2 overs
14.5 overs: FOUR!
Short and wide outside off from Umesh Yadav and Liton Das cuts it through backward point region to collect his first boundary.
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14.2 overs: OUT!
Another one bites the dust. Umesh Yadav in action once again. This time he gets the outside edge of Shadman Islam’s bat and Wriddhiman Saha completes an easy catch behind the stumps. 100th catch for Saha behind the stumps. Shadman departs for 29. Third wicket for Umesh Yadav.
End of 13th over
: A seven-run over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Bangladesh batsmen collect a boundary, a single and a couple from it.
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11.5 overs: OUT!
Mohammed Shami joins the party as well. Mushfiqur Rahim plays on the ball back onto his stumps. Good length delivery from Shami but it gets big on Rahim. He is not able to control the ball as it hits his middle stump. Bangladesh batsmen are struggling here at the moment.
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10.4 overs: OUT!
Knocked him over! Umesh Yadav this time castles Mohammad Mithun with a cracking delivery. A two-ball duck for him. The ball drats in after pitching and knocks over the stumps of Mithun. Bangladesh in big trouble early in the first innings. They are three down in no time.
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10.1 overs: OUT!
Rohit Sharma takes a screamer at second slip. What a catch this his from hitman. A sensational effort from him as he dives to his left to complete a one-handed stunner. Umesh Yadav gets the outside skipper Mominul Haque and Rohit does fantastically well. Haque walks back for a 7-ball duck.
Huge caught behind appeal from India!
Umpire rules not out and India have gone for the review. An excellent take down the leg side from Wriddhiman Saha. Mohammed Shami is in action straightaway. Shadman Islam does not look worried. And the replay confirms that there was no bat involved. India lose their first review.
Shadman survives! BAN 15/1
Change in bowling for India!
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack for the first time. He replaces Umesh Yadav.
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6.3 overs: OUT!
This time Ishant Sharma traps Imrul Kayes in front. In-dipper from Ishant beats the inside edge of Kayes’ bat and hits his front pads. Huge appeal from the India players and umpire rules out. Kayes went for the review but is unsuccessful this time. Bangladesh lose early wicket. ayes departs for 4.
6.1 overs: Out or is it!
Imrul Kayes has gone for the review straightaway. Out-swinger from Ishant Sharma beats Kayes. There was something on the way to the keeper. And that’s why umpire has ruled him out. But replay confirms that the sound was that of the thigh pad. The on-field decision is overturned!
3.5 overs: FOUR!
This time off the back foot. Short-pitched delivery from Umesh Yadav and Shadman Islam pulls the ball over the short mid-wicket fielder to collect his second boundary of the over.
3.3 overs: FOUR!
First boundary of the
. Short and wide outside off from Umesh Yadav and Shadman Islam throws his bat at it. Collects four runs in the vacant deep point region.
End of 2nd over
: A tidy start from Umesh Yadav from the other end as well. Just two singles from his first over. Both Bangladesh openers Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes are now off the mark.
: Imrul Kayes and Bangladesh get off the mark with a comfortable single towards the fine leg region off Umesh Yadav. On the pads from Umesh and Kayes guides the ball behind to collect a run.
End of 1st over
: An excellent over first up from Ishant Sharma.
A watchful start from Shadman Islam. Umesh Yadav will share the new ball with Ishant from the other end.
Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes are out in the middle to start the Bangladesh innings. Ishant Sharma has the pink cherry in hand. He will start from around the wicket. Three slips and a gully for him. The atmosphere is electric at the Eden Gardens.
Here we go!
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee jointly ring the bell at the Eden Gardens to mark the beginning of the historic pink-ball Test.
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Players from both the teams are out in the middle along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are just moments away from the start.
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Playing XI from both the teams
: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
: Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are now meeting the players from both the teams.
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Captains at the toss!
: We would have batted first as well. Decent grass cover on it, but it’s a hard pitch. With the pink ball there will be something for the first 15 overs. This is another opportunity for us to come and execute our skills. The challenge is to adapt quickl to the ball. It travels fast and it’s difficult to control. We are fulfilling a responsibility of debuting with the pink ball. We have the same team from the first Test.
: We will bat first, the wicket is dry and hard, so that’s why we want to bat first. It’s a brave decision we feel. It’s a great opportunity for everyone. Two changes for us.
: Two changes in Bangladesh XI. Al-Amin Hossain and Nayeem are in for Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan. India have gone in with an unchanged XI.
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: Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque wins the toss and elects to bat first in the historic pink-ball Test at the Eden Gardens.
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West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have arrived at the Eden Gardens.
And finally, as we build towards the toss, here’s all you need to know about the day-night Tests and the pink ball.
Head to head between the two teams:
Here’s an appetizer, in the form of things to know, quotes and numbers game.
Finally, the ‘pink day’ is upon us. The most talked-about event over the last few weeks in the world of cricket is set to engulf us in pink wraps and a twilight envelope. We at Timesofindia.com welcome you for all the live updates as India’s historic first day-night Test begins at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against Bangladesh.
‘Daunting, intimidating, exciting’ were words India skipper Virat Kohli used to describe the emotions that could be experienced on Friday, the opening day of the first-ever day-night Test in India. He expects the energy level to be very high in the first hour, and that will make it all the more exciting.
For once, the opponents have been reduced to a footnote in the build-up. Bangladesh will be equally excited, perhaps nervous too. After all, their Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be at the stadium, watching them try to salvage some pride after the three-day thrashing at Indore.
India, leading the two-match series 1-0, are on a roll and would be more aggressive. Bangladesh will most probably go into the game with a defensive mindset, keen on lasting for five days. The hosts, though, are overwhelming favourites to win and clinch the series.
For the record, Bangladesh are yet to beat India in Test cricket, having lost 8 matches and drawn 2.