Day Night Test Day 1 Review: A Study In Pink, Indian pace battery demolishes visitors to mark wild historic day

Umesh Yadav
Image Courtesy: The Hindu

The night skies of Kolkata witnessed history as the first day of the inaugural Day-Night test was completed. Despite both countries dealing with the pink ball for the very first time, it was India who took away the honours on Day 1. 

Image Courtesy: The Hindu

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Bangladesh fell in trouble right away with their top order troubles catching them up from Indore. The first hour saw the demise of the top order, sharp catches and a couple of DRS calls.

The Indian bowling attack ran riot with Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami in red hot form. They wrecked as the middle order failed to register even a single run.

Things went from bad to worse for the Bangla tigers as they lost Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan as a result of vicious bouncers from Mohammad Shami. The replacements did not boost things up as the team crumbled down to 106 in just 30 overs, which marks a new record for the Men In Blue.

Ishant Sharma brought up just his second five-wicket haul in home soil with his first one coming a long way back in 2007 against Pakistan.

Batting under the floodlights, the openers fell quickly after a brief start before Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli stitched a steady stand to grab the lead in quick time. Though Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed soon after reaching his fifty, Virat Kohli stays unbeaten alongside Ajinkya Rahane ahead of the second day.

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