OTD in 2019: India defeated Bangladesh to win first ever Day-Night Test at home
Kohli scored his 27th Test ton vs Bangladesh [Source: Twitter]
On this day in 2019, India hosted its first ever Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the iconic Eden Gardens. Virat Kohli and co. thumped the visitors by an innings and 46 runs inside three days.
Ishant Sharma wreaks havoc
Bangladesh won the toss and they decided to bat first. But the batters failed to justify the decision as Ishant Sharma wreaked havoc on the Bangladesh batters. He bowled at lines and lengths and picked up a 5-wicket haul in the first innings as Bangladesh were dismissed for just 106.
Kohli masterclass puts India in command
Batting under lights is never easy, especially with a pink ball, but Kohli made it look easy. The then Indian skipper toyed with the Bangladesh bowling attack and notched up his 27th Test ton. Interestingly that has been his last Test century till date. Kohli played some delightful strokes and was eventually sent back for 136 off 194.
Apart from Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, too scored a half-century (55 off 105) as India notched up 347 for 9 in their first innings.
Bangladesh crumbled under pressure
Indian bowlers were too hot to handle in the second innings. The Tigers failed to rise on the occasion even in the second innings as they lost their first four wickets for just 13 on the board. However, Mushfiqur Rahim (74) and Mahmudullah (39 off 41) tried to resurrect the innings with a 69-run stand for the fifth wicket before the latter was retired hurt.
Eventually the task was too big for the Bangladesh side as they crumbled for 195, giving India a massive win.
Umesh Yadav was the star with the ball, picking up 5 for 53.