Team India continued their march towards World Test Championship glory with a dominant show on Day 1 in Indore. Bangladesh were skittled out for 150 before India saw out the rest of the day with ease.
Four slips and a gully on a Day 1 surface in the hot cauldron that is Indore gives a gist of how the day went. Surprisingly electing to bat on a rare green track on the subcontinent, the visitors were in early trouble with the new ball pair of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav making the ball do all sorts of things over the pitch.
Despite an early fumble, Bangladesh were able to make a recovery of sorts until the skipper Mominul Haque had a brain fade and lost his wicket to an arm ball by Ashwin. The off-spinner had seen several catches dropped off his bowling with Ajinkya Rahane having a rare off-day on the field with three dropped catches to his name.
The dismissal triggered a collapse as the visitors tumbled from 99-3 to 150 all out. Mohammad Shami capped his outing with a peach of a delivery to castle Mushfiqur Rahim while Umesh Yadav cleaned up the tail.
Rohit Sharma edged one to the keeper off Abu Jayed for just 6. Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal saw the rest of the day out with an unbeaten 72-run stand.