BANGLADESH TOUR OF INDIA, 2019
Live Score Updates
Bangladesh 18/2 (11.2 Ovs)
Mominul Haque 3 (12)
Will it be a walk in the park for the Virat Kohli-led team? © AFP
Bangladesh are 13/2 after 10 overs
And another! 12/2 now…Ishant strikes this time! Shadman Islam edges to the keeper. The Bangladesh batsmen didn’t mind sticking their bat out for missed drives, which cost them as Ishant ekes out an edge off a pitched up delivery that Saha accepts.
23 successive innings for Kayes without a fifty-plus score – equals his worst run in Tests. He had a similar run between 2008 & 2010 with a highest score of 43.
OUT! Bangladesh lose their firstafter Kayes edges to Rahane at slip. It was inevitable with the opening pair struggling against the pace of Umesh. After beating the outside edge one too many times, the edge finally comes, that snuck away just enough to eke it out. Much deserved for Umesh. Bangladesh – 12/1
First runs for Bangladesh after three superb opening overs…
We’re minutes away from play in Indore. Ishant and Umesh to start things off for India with the new ball.
Playing XIs:India:Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Mehedy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain
Toss time in Indore.Mominul Haque on Test captaincy debut wins toss; Bangladesh will bat first. India are playing three pacers on what is usually a spicy wicket early on. Kohli wanted to bowl anyway…so both teams are happy!
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for Day 1 of the first Test between India and Bangladesh in Indore.
The No. 1 Test side in the world, the table-toppers in the World Test Championship with 240 points – 180 more than the second best side. And they are the hosts as well, with a bowling attack that’s the envy of world cricket at the moment. The visitors are ranked ninth in Test cricket at the moment, with several off-field issues taking centre-stage for them in recent times. Can Bangladesh challenge the formidable Indian team or will the Indian bulldozer just roll over them, like it has done to other teams at home?
A recap of the last couple of months will also give you a fair idea of how well India have ticked absolutely every box that there is to be ticked. Sat in the opposite dressing room is the embodiment of adversity. But somehow, they choose to revel in it, writes Prakash Govindasreenivasan as he previews the opening Test.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul Haque has stated his team will not lose sleep over the daunting prospect of playing India in their home conditions and is instead relishing the opportunity to measure their worth against the top-ranked team in the format.
On the other hand, all the talk from the Indian camp has been their preparations with the pink ball ahead of the second Test in Kolkata, which will be their maiden appearance in a Day-Night Test. Here’s what Ajinkya Rahane had to say.