After pushing Bangladesh on backfoot at the close of play on Day 2, it didn’t take long for India to wrap up the proceedings on Day 3 in India’s first-ever Day/Night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
Umesh Yadav’s clinical show with the ball in the first hour of play on Day 3 handed India a comprehensive innings and 46 runs victory over Bangladesh.
A brilliant 5-wkt haul for @y_umesh in the 2nd innings of the #PinkBallTest 👏👏@Paytm #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/LY4PQFyqe4
With this win, India also completed a clean sweep over the visitors in the two-match Test series.
This was also India’s fourth consecutive innings win, making the Virat Kohli-led unit the first side to accomplish this feat in the history of Test cricket.
With an uphill task on hand, Mushfiqur Rahim and Ebadat Hossain resumed the Bangladesh innings from their overnight score of 152/6, trailing by 89 runs, on Day 3.
Umesh Yadav removed Hossain on a duck after the batsman failed to control a short delivery angling towards him, edging the ball straight to Kohli at gully.
After his dismissal, Bangladesh batsmen gave up on their hopes to save the match and went for the big shots. Mushfiqur, who emerged as the Bangladesh’s leading run-scorer in the second innings, threw away his wicket while he was batting on 74 as he tried to hit Umesh for a boundary.
Al-Amin Hossain was the last Bangladeshi player to depart when a short delivery by the 32-year-old took a faint edge off his bat and flew straight to Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps. Mahmudullah, who suffered a blow earlier in the contest, didn’t come to bat as India secured their 12th series win on home soil.
This is #TeamIndia‘s 7 straight Test win in a row, which is our longest streak 🙌💪😎#PinkBallTest @Paytm pic.twitter.com/Lt2168Qidn
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 24, 2019
Earlier in the opening day of the historic Test match, Mominul Haque’s decision to bat first backfired as the visitors were bundled out for a paltry 106. In response, skipper Kohli played a rock-solid knock of 136 runs helping his team take a match-winning lead of 241 runs.
A similar fate followed Bangladesh in the second innings as their batsmen were once again rocked by the Indian seamers.