Pink Ball Test: Virat and Pujara Half-Centuries, India Lead 68 Runs

Pink Ball Test Virat and Pujara Half-Centuries

Pink Ball Test: India scored 174 for 3 wickets in the first innings on the first day of the day-night test against Bangladesh. In the match being played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Team India took a lead of 68 on Friday. Virat Kohli scored his 23rd Test Test career and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 24th half-century. Kohli became the first Indian to score 5000 runs as a captain. He is the sixth batsman in the world to do so. Earlier, Bangladesh were all out for 106 in the first innings. Ishant Sharma took 5 wickets for the 10th time in his career.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 55 runs and was caught by Shadman Islam off Ibadat Hussain. Mayank Agarwal was caught on 14 by Al Amin with Mehdi Hasan on his ball. Rohit was lbw by Ibadat Hussain for 21 runs. For Bangladesh, Ibadat took 2 wickets and Al Amin took 1 wicket. Earlier the match was started by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Bell.

Virat Became the First Indian Captain to Score 5000 Runs

Virat Became the First Indian Captain to Score 5000 Runs

As soon as Virat Kohli completed his 32nd run, he completed 5000 runs as captain in the Test. He is the first Indian to do so and the sixth cricketer in the world. They have been preceded by Graeme Smith of South Africa, Alan Border and Ricky Ponting of Australia, Clive Lloyd and Stephen Fleming of the West Indies. Virat scored 4968 runs in 52 Tests at an average of 62.88 as captain before this match. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the second Indian captain to score 3454 runs in 60 matches.

Respect for Mary Kom, Abhinav and Sindhu

At the end of the day, the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) honored Olympic gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra, tennis star Sania Mirza, badminton player PV Sindhu and 6-time world champion boxer Mary Kom. Mamta Banerjee and Sheikh Hasina gave this honor. Earlier, during the tea time, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble made the rounds of the field sitting in a cart.

Mehdi Batted in Place of Litton

Naeem Hassan was also hurt after Linton Das of Bangladesh retired. After this, Mehdi Hasan has been replaced in place of Litton and Taizul Islam has been included in the team as a Concession Substitute in place of Naeem. Miraj batted in place of Das, while Tazul has come into the team during fielding and can bowl. Shami had a ball in Naeem’s helmet. He was bowled by Ishant for 19 runs.

Saha’s 100 Victims Behind the Wicket

Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha completed 100 of his victims in Tests as soon as he caught Shadman. He became the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to do so. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first name in this list. He has hunted 294 behind the wicket in 166 innings. At number two is Syed Kirmani, who has dismissed 198 in 151 innings. Kiran More (130) and Nayan Mongia (107) are in fourth place. Pink Ball Test.

Bangladesh’s Team Reduced to 106 Runs

In the first innings of their first pink Test match against India, Bangladesh team was completely smashed in front of the Indian bowlers. Bangladesh’s team was reduced to just 106 runs. For India, Ishant Sharma took five wickets, Umesh took three while Shami took two wickets.

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