India go 1-0 up in the series. (Source: BCCI)
India go 1-0 up in the series. (Source: BCCI)

India won the first match of the two-match series against Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in Indore after bundling out them for 213 in the second innings.

After posting a mammoth 493/6 (D) in the first innings, the Indian pace attack once again dismantled the Bangladeshi batting line up. Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami scalped seven out of the 10 wickets while R Ashwin bagged a three-for.

Earlier, Mayank Agarwal struck his second double-century in Test cricket.

Ishant Sharma : I am not treated as a senior, we don’t have anything like that. We always enjoy each other’s success, speak with each other and try and share our plans. It’s difficult to explain (his bowling renaissance), I have played quite a lot, I’m 31 (laughs), the bowling is taking a toll on my body, but I’m enjoying it, trying out different variations. Shami has played with the pink ball, need to ask him for a few tips (a few jokes around).

Umesh: I learnt from my father in my childhood to be strong. He made me run a lot. I try to maintain the strength. Earlier, the new ball was doing a lot for pacers. We know our strengths. We try to take wickets with the new ball and make it easier for spinners. My batting coach and skipper tell me to enjoy my batting. Kohli told me to bat quickly in the last Test against SA. I try to deliver whatever is expected of me.

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Shami: The more we get tired, the better fun we have. We push each other. We try to enjoy each other’s success. There are certain things I cannot even say. Given his (Umesh) power, all the boundaries in India are smaller. We don’t have restrictions as batters. The team management has given us freedom. We try to bat sensibly though when there is a batter at the other end. I have been empowered by the skipper and the coach. I bowl alongside Ishant and Umesh as well. That makes it easier for me. I focus on my length and have been able to execute it well.

Mominul Haque: I thought it was a challenging decision (Toss). Abu Jayed and Mushy are the positives for us in this Test match. Liton also batted well. It was very challenging for the top-order batsmen, they have a great bowling attack. We will look to enjoy the next pink ball Test match.

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Virat Kohli (1/2): I don’t really know what to say. Clinical performances all around. The team is playing really well. I can’t say something which people are not seeing on TV (Talking about the good performance). Fast bowlers are at the top of their game. It looks like a different pitch when they bowl. Right now, Jasprit is not a part of the attack. So, when he comes back it will be a one heck of an attack to counter. It’s a dream bowling combination for any skipper. Even the slip fielders are ready as they know the ball can come any over, having strong bowlers is the most important thing. The numbers and the records are there for everyone to see.

Our focus is to take the Indian cricket higher and higher. The motivation and the intent is right and we don’t care about the numbers. The motivation has been right, the intent has been right and we are going to keep pushing in that direction. I know the importance of getting big scores, I took a lot of time so I wanted him to score big. So as a senior batsman I wanted to make sure that he stayed focused. I don’t want the guys to make the same mistakes that I made. The pink ball does a lot early on, more than the red ball. The pink ball Test is going to be exciting. It’s going be a landmark event for Indian cricket and Indian Test cricket. The crowd over the last three days have been brilliant. It gives the players extra motivation to go out and put that extra effort.

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Mayank Agarwal, Man of the Match: I hope the smiles continue for longer and longer. I do practise six-hitting but not during the Tests. It’s a dream come true for me to represent the country. I am very glad for the start that I got. It’s great to have somebody like Virat who can motivate you like that. When I got my first 150, Virat was at the other end and he told me that nothing short of 200 would do. We played three sessions under lights back in Bangalore. Rahul Dravid had arranged that for us. It was a good experience. Looking forward to playing the pink ball Test match.

Sixth consecutive win for India – the joint most for them in succession in Test cricket. They had previously won six under MS Dhoni in 2013 (four vs Aus & two vs WI)

Last six away Tests for Bangladesh
LOST by Inn & 254 runs
LOST by Inn & 219 runs
LOST by 166 runs
LOST by Inn & 52 runs
LOST by Inn & 12 runs
LOST by Inn & 130 runs

Indian batsman outscoring opposition in each inngs
Vinoo Mankad (231) v NZ (209,219) Chennai 1955/56
Rahul Dravid (270) v Pak (224,245) Rawalpindi 2003/04
Sachin Tendulkar (248) v Ban (184,202) Dhaka 2004/05
Virat Kohli (213) v SL (205,166) Nagpur 2017/18
Rohit Sharma (212) v SA (162,133) Ranchi 2019/20
Mayank Agarwal (243) v Ban (150,) Indore 2019/20

Best figures for Shami in home Tests
5/35 vs SA Vizag 2019/10
5/47 vs WI Kolkata 2013/14 – debut
4/31 vs Ban Indore 2019/20 *
4/71 vs WI Kolkata 2013/14 – debut

Three consecutive innings wins for India
Season: 1992/93
Inn & 22 runs v Eng Chennai
Inn & 15 runs v Eng Mumbai WS
Inn & 13 runs v Zim Delhi

Season: 1993/94
Inn & 119 runs v SL Lucknow
Inn & 95 runs v SL Bengaluru
Inn & 17 runs v SL Ahmedabad

Season: 2019/20
Inn & 137 runs v SA Pune
Inn & 202 runs v SA Ranchi
Inn & 130 runs v Ban Indore
Most innings wins for an Indian captain
10 Virat Kohli *
9 MS Dhoni
8 Mohd Azharuddin
7 Sourav Ganguly

The second Test will begin from November 22 in Kolkata. This match would mark the beginning of the Day-Night Tests in India.

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