India secured their tenth innings victory under Virat Kohli, surpassing Dhoni’s previous record of nine. This also marked Bangladesh’s fifth innings defeat in their last six tests, making it more the reason for going back to the board.
Declaring on their overnight night score of 493/6, India declared the innings with a lead of 343 in the bank. What proceeded was the longest ever opening fast bowling spell in the second innings of a home test since 2001. Virat Kohli introduced spin in the 24th over, after the initial damage was done by the lethal pace attack.
Reeling at 44-4, the visitors had an uphill task at hand with the spin attack yet to operate. None of the top-order batsmen failed to get to double figures while Rahim fought a lone battle with a well-crafted half-century.
Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das chipped in with cameos but it was in vain as Ashwin poked his way into the second innings with the wicket of the wicket-keeper batsman.
Mayank Agarwal was adjudged as the man of the match for his double ton. The teams now gear up for the historic Day-Night test which is set to take place under the floodlights of the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.