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IND vs BAN: Dominant India clinch the 188-run win to go 1-0 up

IND vs BAN: As it was expected, India wrap up the match in 50 minutes on the final day. India dominated in each and every site of the game over Bangladesh. Siraj nipped out Mehidy, and Shakib went after the Indian bowlers and hit a flurry of boundaries but he was eventually castled by Kuldeep Yadav for 84.

IND vs BAN | India won the first test by 188 runs
India vs Bangladesh : India on the driving seat on Day 4

Bangladesh’s tail didn’t last long like the Indians’, and the visitors have taken a 1-0 lead in this two-match Test series. There isn’t anything much to talk about on DAY 5, so, let’s take a quick summary of 1st test IND vs BAN.

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IND vs BAN: 1st Test | Match summary and review

Team India looked dominant from the start. Despite losing three early wickets in the first innings, India’s innings was handled by Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant, and the partnership of Shreyas Iyer and Cheteshwar Pujara later took the team to a respectable score. Team India flexed its tail-end strength, with Ravichandran Ashwin scoring a half-century at the end, and Kuldeep adding 40 runs to India’s total of 404.

The Bangladeshi squad was unable to respond in a particularly noteworthy manner to this. Siraj struck Najmul Hussain Santo with the first ball of the innings, sending him to the pavilion. After that, wickets continued to fall frequently, and no Bangladeshi batsman was able to surpass 30 runs. Bangladesh’s first innings was therefore cut to 150.

India could have forced the follow-on with a 254-run lead, but KL Rahul opted to bat. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara both scored two metallic hundreds for India while they were batting. India increased their second-inning total by 258 runs, giving Bangladesh a 512-run target, and gave themselves two days to completely outplay Bangladesh.

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Pujara and Gill scored hundreds (ESPNcricinfo)

With a 124-run partnership for the first wicket, Bangladesh’s second innings appeared impressive right away. In his debut international cricket match, Zakir Hasan struck a century. Captain Shakib Al Hasan played aggressively and scored 84 runs. However, the approach was ineffective because the Indian team was able to keep drowning wickets from one end. On the final day, India needed four wickets to win, which they got in the first 50 minutes of the day, and they won by 188 runs.

IND vs BAN: 1st Test | summary scorecard

IND vs BAN  1st test match summary
IND vs BAN 1st test | Match Summary Scorecard (Cricbuzz)

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