Finally, the first Test of the series has started and it has been brilliant for Indians so far. They have knocked down three early wickets in the first to have their lunch on Day 1. It was followed by a brilliant dismissal of Mominul Haque when Ravichandra Ashwin tricked the Bangladesh skipper to leave the ball on to his stumps.
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Ravichandran Ashwin completes 250 Test wickets:
It was in the 38th over of the game when Ravichandran Ashwin bowled an incoming delivery to Mominul Haque. As usual, the Bangladesh skipper anticipated that the ball would turn away, which prompted him to leave the ball. However, the brilliant Ravichandran Ashwin is smart enough in releasing the ball in a different way, which straightened with the angle to take away the off-stump of Mominual Haque.
With the wicket, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became only the 3rd Indian bowler to reach the landmark of 250 Test wickets at home. As soon as Ashwin dismissed Mominul Haque for 37 in the 1st Test vs Bangladesh in Indore, the spinner joined stalwarts Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh as the only other Indians to have picked 250+ wickets in India
Earlier in the day, the Virat Kohli-led side took the honours of the first session. They rattled three quick wickets of Bangladesh to deliver the initial punch. They could have had a couple more wickets too if not for drop catches from Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli.
Bangladesh now have 2 of their most experienced batsmen in the middle. Mahmudullah, who led Bangladesh in the T20I series, walks in after Mominul Haque’s departure. Any chances of Bangladesh posting a competitive total will rely on these two batsmen.
So far, the Indian National Cricket Team has tightened things at Indore with the bowlers coming to the party. However, Bangladesh needs the former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to make an impact on the game.
Here is the video:
Mominul offers no shot and pays the price! 😅
🇧🇩 – 99/4 (37.1 overs)
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