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India. Credits: BCCI Twitter

Team India produced another clinical effort to rout Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs to take 1-0 lead in the two-match series in Indore. As a result, the host strengthened their lead at the top of the ICC World Test Championship winning all their six games so far.

Meanwhile, what was heartening to see was the Indian pacer picking the bulk of the wickets in these conditions. Mohammed Shami has been exceptional in the last one year and kept up his brilliant form in these game returning with seven wickets in total.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami pumped up after picking a wicket. Credit: BCCI

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Virat Kohli decided to declare the innings at the start of day three with a first-innings lead of 243 runs. Bangladesh struggle with the bat continued as the openers failed to provide any resistance against India’s new-ball bowlers. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma were on money reducing Bangladesh to 16 for two before Shami joined the party.

The Bengal pacer scalped three wickets to have the visitors at 77 for five before the Bangla Tigers started to resist with Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das taking an attack to the opposition. Liton was the attacker but his ploy didn’t last long as Ravichandran Ashwin took the honours.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Mominul Haque
Ravichandran Ashwin (L) celebrates a wicket with Rohit Sharma. Credits – Twitter

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Mushfiqur Rahim had to battle out lonely playing a 64-run knock before Ashwin broke his defence. It was only about time since India take home the glory and Mohammed Shami and Ashwin finished off the proceedings in style with two days more in hand.

Previously, India had posted 493 runs for the loss of six wickets before declaring in reply to Bangladesh’s 150 in the first innings. Mayank Agarwal scored a fine double century along with half-centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to help the host take a massive lead.

India eventually bowled out Bangladesh for 213 runs to take home the match by an innings and 130 and earn two extra days to prepare for the historic day-night Test.

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