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India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in their first Pink-Ball Test

The historical and the maiden Day-Night Test lasted a little over two days as India thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs. India bowled less than ten overs on the third day to win the second Test and the series. With this victory, India also becomes the first team in Test cricket to win four straight matches by an innings. It was India’s seventh consecutive win, their longest winning streak in the Tests. Umesh Yadav picked his third fifer while Ishant added 4 to his wickets column. Ishant Sharma was the stand out performer with the ball and finished with a nine-wicket haul in the pink test. He was adjudged the man of the match and series.

Ebadot Hussain joined Mushfiqur Rahim on the third day, but his stay was cut short soon by Yadav. Overnight half-centurion Mushfiqur Rahim continued playing his shots and was cruising along, but his stay at the crease ended with a clever slower ball by Umesh. Soon after that India put curtains to the match as Umesh ended Bangladesh innings with the wicket of Hossain.

Bangladesh were overwhelmed on the first day of the pink ball test. They were bowled out for just 106, and they couldn’t recover after that. The Indian batting powered by Virat Kohli’s century, amassed a big first-innings lead. Bangladesh’s fate in batting didn’t change in the second innings as well, and apart from Mushfiqur Rahim, no one showed the determination for a fight.

All Pace to Ace

Spin it to win it motto is long gone for Team India as they have found their new strength: their Pace attack. This is the first time at home where India won without a single wicket from a spinner. It was only their second such win overall, after Johannesburg in 2018.

Leading the World Test Championship

With their seventh consecutive win, team India has extended their points to 360. They are far ahead from all the other teams in the championship and will end the year on top of the championship table. 

The home side will now take a break from this format as their next assignment is in New Zealand in February. India will now host West indies in white-ball cricket starting from 6th December.

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