Hosts India won the two-match Test series against Bangladesh by 2-0 after winning the historic day-night Test match at Eden Gardens (Kolkata).
Trailing the series by 1-0, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the visitors were bundled out for just 106 runs in the first innings. In reply, the hosts declared their first innings on 347/9 along with the lead of 241 runs. Later, in their second innings, Bangladesh were bowled out on 195 runs as India won the match by an innings and 46 runs.
Earlier, India won the first Test of this series at Holkar Stadium (Indore) by an innings and 130 runs.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 106 (Shadman Islam 29, Liton Das 24 retired hurt; Ishant Sharma 5/22) & 195 (Mushfiqur Rahim 74, Mahmudullah 39 retired hurt; Umesh Yadav 5/53)
India – 347/9 decl. (Virat Kohli 136, Cheteshwar Pujara 55; Al-Amin Hossain 3/85)
Result – India won by an innings and 46 runs
Here are some of the important stats review of this Test match:
i) The visiting side Bangladesh were bundled out for just 106 runs in the first innings. It was the second-lowest completed total in the first innings of a day/night Test match history. The lowest record in this list is 58 by England against New Zealand at Auckland in March 2018. Also, the 106 was the second-lowest completed Test innings total for Bangladesh against India. The record in this list is 91 during the Dhaka Test in November 2000.
i) The hosts India declared their first innings on 347/9. It was their seventh successive declared Test innings which is a new record in Test cricket history. The previous record was England’s six consecutive declared Test innings in 2009.
ii) Indian pacers took a total of 19 wickets in this Test match. It is the most number of wickets in a Test match by the Indian pacers at home. The previous record was 17 wickets against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November 2017. Meanwhile, it was the third time in Test cricket history when the Indian pacers took at least 19 wickets in a Test match. Only once the Indian pacers took all the 20 wickets of a Test match and that was against South Africa at Johannesburg in January 2018.
iii) On the other hand, the Indian spinners didn’t manage to pick up at least one wicket in this match. While the Indian spinners bowled at least one ball in a home Test match, it was the only second time when they failed to open their wicket column. The first such incident happened during the Kolkata Test in November 2017 against Sri Lanka.
iv) It was India’s fourth consecutive Test match victory by an innings margin. They are the first team to win more than three successive Test matches by an innings.
v) It was India’s seventh successive Test match victory, which is the new record in Indian cricket history. Their previous most consecutive Test match victory records were six under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
i) Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (103 dismissals) completed his 100 Test dismissals as a wicketkeeper. He is the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to make 100+ dismissals in Test career. The other four Indian wicketkeepers in this list are MS Dhoni (294 dismissals), Syed Kirmani (198 dismissals), Kiran More (130 dismissals) and Nayan Mongia (107).
i) Playing his 86th Test innings as a captain, Virat Kohli completed his 5,000 Test runs. He is the first Indian and sixth overall captain to score 5,000+ Test runs. However, Virat Kohli is the fastest captain to reach this milestone. Ricky Ponting was the previous record-holder as completed 5,000 runs as a Test captain in 97 Test innings.
ii) Virat Kohli scored his 20th Test century as a captain. The right-handed batsman surpassed Ricky Ponting’s (Australia) record of 19 Test centuries as a captain and became the second most Test centurion as a captain. The record-holder is the former South African captain Graeme Smith who hit 25 Test centuries as a captain.
iii) On the other hand, Virat Kohli also hit his 41st international centuries as a captain. With this latest century, he became the joint-most centurion as a captain in international cricket history. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting also hit 41 international centuries as a captain.
iv) Virat Kohli also hit his 70th century in the international career. After Sachin Tendulkar (India) and Ricky Ponting (Australia), Kohli became the third batsman to hit at least 70 international centuries. While Sachin Tendulkar hit 100 international centuries, Ponting hit 71 international centuries. However, Kohli is the fastest among them to hit the 70 international centuries. While Kohli took only 438 international innings, Ponting achieved this feat in 668 innings and Tendulkar took 782 innings.
v) Captain Virat Kohli scored 136 runs during the hosts’ first innings. It is the joint highest individual score in an innings of a day/night Test match by a captain. England captain Joe Root also scored 136 runs against West Indies during Birmingham Test in August 2017.
vi) It was the 33rd Test win for the captain Virat Kohli. Kohli became the fifth most successful captain in Test cricket history. The top four Test captains in this list are South African Graeme Smith (53 wins), Australia Ricky Ponting (48 wins) and Steve Waugh (41 wins) and the Caribbean Clive Lloyd (36 wins).
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane
i) Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have put the 2,767 runs partnership for the fourth wicket in Test career. It was the second-most aggregated Test partnership between a pair for the fourth wicket. The record is 3,138 runs Test partnership for the fourth wicket between Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan (Pakistan).
i) In their both innings of this Test match, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque scored the duck. He is the first Test captain to register a pair against India. Meanwhile, Mominul Haque was the second Bangladesh Test captain to register a pair. The first Bangladesh Test captain in this list was Habibul Bashar (at Harare in February 2004).