Virat Kohli & Co. dismantled Bangladesh to register yet another thumping win. India thrashed the beleaguered hosts by an innings and 46 runs to sweep the two-match series. Bangladesh never really challenged India in the game as they lost inside three days at the Eden Gardens.
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque boldly decided to bat first after winning the toss and regretted his decision soon as India’s in-form pacers made life difficult for the tourists. Ishant Sharma starred with the ball in the first innings by picking up five wickets. He was well supported by his fellow pacers as Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami picked up three and two wickets respectively.
In reply, India declared their innings on 347 for 9 with Virat Kohli’s century leading the way. The pacers then once again made life difficult for Bangladesh. Umesh Yadav picked up five while Ishant accounted for four as the hosts restricted the beleaguered hosts to just 195 to register the thumping win.
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Virat Kohli’s tribute for Sourav Ganguly:
Virat Kohli has won over probably ever person attending the historic day-night Test at the Eden Gardens. The India skipper scored a classy century to put his side on top. And as if that was not enough, he made the spectators’ day special by giving a heartfelt tribute to local boy and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
Kohli was speaking about the team’s attitude and made it clear that it was ‘Dada’s team’ that started the trend in Indian cricket. Ganguly has been widely credited for instilling the fearless culture in Indian cricket.
“The idea is to establish yourself in the middle and we have learnt to stand up and give it back. It all started with Dada’s team and we are just carrying it forward. We are reaping the rewards for all the hardwork we put in the last 3-4 years. I was thinking if they announce me as the Man of the Match, I should give it to one of the bowlers,” said Virat Kohli.