Alexa Ishant takes a fifer, Bangladesh all out for 106

Dhaka, Friday   06 December 2019

Ishant takes a fifer, Bangladesh all out for 106

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:31 PM, 22 November 2019  

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Indian fast-bowling trio of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc on the Bangladesh top-order as they all out them for 106 in 30.3 overs. 

After winning the toss Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque chose to bat and they reduced to 73/6 at lunch on the opening day of the historic day-night Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. 

Ishant Sharma gave India the first breakthrough as he dismissed Imrul Kayes cheaply in 7th over. His bowling partner Umesh Yadav, however, after struggling for the right line and lengths in his first spell came back strongly to give Bangladesh a double blow in his second spell. He removed Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun in one over. 

Rohit Sharma took a blinder at second slip to dismiss Haque, while Mithun was cleaned up by Umesh Yadav. Mohammed Shami also got the reward for bowling tight lines as he sent Mushfiqur Rahim packing for a duck. Umesh and Ishant came back to pick up one wicket each later in the session to demolish Bangladesh's top-order. 

Sharma came back to take the scalp of Mahmudullah for 6 as Bangladesh was reduced to 60-6. The visitors suffered another huge blow as Liton Das was retired-hurt after being struck by a fierce Shami bouncer, which forced the umpires to call the session early.

A length ball on the off stump line and Ebadot Hossain misses it completely. It rattles his stumps. Bangladesh seven down on 82.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz walks in as the concussion substitute for the injured Liton Das. However, he will not bowl in the game. Mehedi Hasan Miraz flicks one off his legs and Pujara, standing at mid-wicket takes the catch. Another one falls and Bangladesh are in deep trouble.

Nayeem Hasan could not get his bat down in time and sees his stumps flying. Ishant bags a fifer and Bangladesh all out for 106.