Virat Kohli-led India further asserted their dominance in Test cricket by comprehensively dismantling Bangladesh in the historic day-night Test at the Eden Gardens. Having won the first game inside three days, India wrapped up the second Test in just over two days to sweep the two-match series. The hosts won the game by an innings and 46 runs to register their seventh win on the trot.
The writing was very much on the wall for Bangladesh as they started their second innings on day three on 152 for 6. They still needed to score at least 90 runs more to make India bat again. But any hopes of seeing the visitors putting up a fight went up in smokes when Umesh Yadav dismissed nightwatchman Ebadot Hossain even before Bangladesh could score a run.
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Umesh Yadav then went on to dismiss Mushfiqur Rahim and Al-Amin Hossain too to propel India to a thumping win. Mahmudullah, who pulled his hamstring yesterday, did not come out to bat as the visitors surrendered meekly once again. Umesh finished the innings with five wickets while Ishant Sharma picked up four.
Virat Kohli delighted:
Skipper Virat Kohli was absolutely delighted after another thumping win and did not hold back in expressing his feelings. Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, the captain, who scored a ton in the match, was all praise for the fans and reiterated that India need to come up with fixed Test centres.
“Amazing. The numbers have only gotten better. We didn’t expect so many people would turn up today and it sets a great example for the point I made about Test centres,” said Virat Kohli.
He further lavished praise on his teammates, singling out the pacers for their impressive displays in recent times. Kohli made it clear that his team is hungry for more success.
“Only your belief can make you win. With the way these guys are bowling now, they can pick up wickets anywhere. Even the spinners. These guys are very hungry and I feel we are in the right kind of space and everyone is enjoying playing in this team,” he said.