After some of the most outstanding batting by the home team on the very first innings of the match, it now seems that the team is relying heavily on its bowlers in the test match between Bangladesh and India. The hosts have had a great first inning, with Virat Kohli leading from the front with 200 runs to his name. This is a historic match, as this is the very first time, India is playing host to the neighboring country for a test match.
The Match So Far
After putting a mammoth total of 687 on the board, the Indian team had declared their innings. The Bangladeshi team was not quick at scoring runs, however, they were able to keep on with their wickets. The third day of the match saw the guests scoring some decent runs and holding on their wickets, as Mushfiqur played a captain’s knock, to avoid the team from facing a follow-on. The fourth day of the match was pretty eventful, as the guests started off playing for 322/6. The Indian bowlers were quick enough to get them going with one over left to play before lunch. The entire Bangladesh side fell for 388 runs, which is 299 runs short of the home team.
It was time for the Indian batsmen once again, who took to their batting gloves and within one session after the lunch, they were able to score 159 runs for the loss of 4 wickets and thus had a lead of 459 runs over the touring team. The Bangladeshi team when asked to bat for the second time, had a mammoth total of 459 runs to chase. However, at the close of the fourth day’s play, the team has scored 103 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.
Apart from being the host for the first time, the team has been able to establish some of the most outstanding records. Virat Kohli has written a new record in the history of the sports, with four double centuries in four consecutive test match series. Aswin too has put up his name on the list now, he is the fastest bowler to pick up 250 wickets. He has been able to make it in just 45 tests. However, it would be interesting to see, whether Aswini and his fellow teammates would be able to claim 7 wickets and win the very first test match played between India and Bangladesh in India.