A fine batting and bowling effort helped India in registering a massive 188-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series in Chattogram on Sunday.

India posted a big total of 404 in the first innings, riding on superb knocks of 90 and 86 from Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer respectively. Lower-order contributions of 58 and 40 by Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav respectively also played a key role in helping India to breach the 400-run mark.

Bangladesh couldn’t come up with a strong batting performance in response as they got bowled out for just 150 runs in their first innings. Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav registered a five-wicket haul, whereas Mohammed Siraj also impressed by claiming three wickets. India didn’t enforce the follow-on, though.

The visitors batted again and declared their innings on 258/2. Opener Shubman Gill scored his maiden Test hundred while Pujara also made his way to a fine century.

Bangladesh, however, came up with a fighting batting performance this time. Debutant Zakir Hasan scored his maiden Test century while his partner Najmul Hossain Shanto also played a good knock of 67. The openers were involved in an excellent stand of 124 runs but once that was broken, wickets started falling at regular intervals.

Shakib Al Hasan tried his best to stick around and save the Test for Bangladesh but he also perished for a well-made 84 from 108 deliveries. Bangladesh got bowled out for 324 in the end, and India won the match by 188 runs. Kuldeep was adjudged the Player of the Match for his superb bowling effort. 

Brief Scores


1st innings: 404 All Out in 133.5 overs (Pujara 90, Iyer 86; Miraz 4/112)

2nd innings: 258/2 d in 61.4 overs (Gill 110, Pujara 102*; Ahmed 1/51)


1st innings: 150 All Out in 55.5 overs (Rahim 28, Miraz 25; Kuldeep 5/40)

2nd innings: 324 All Out in 113.2 overs (Hasan 100, Shakib 86; Patel 4/77)

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