India posted a total of 278 runs for six wickets in 90 overs against Bangladesh on Day 1. The match was held in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. Pujara scored 90 runs off 203 balls while Iyer mustered an unbeaten 82 runs off 169 runs. Rishabh Pant was also crucial in the game as he piled up 46 runs off 45 deliveries. From the hosts, Taijul Islam scalped three wickets, Mehidy Hasan bagged two and Khaled Ahmed got one.
India vs Bangladesh 1st Test, Day 1: Match Highlights
Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer slammed half-centuries that gave India their sweet advantage. The men in blue struggled at 48 for 3 but Pujara and Rishabh Pant brought the entire match under control. Pujara and Iyer had a crucial stand of 278/6. In the morning, the visitors elected to bat and Shakib Al Hasan hoped, the gross cover would help to scalp wickets but the pitch didn’t support the fast bowlers. In the first hour, Shubman Gill tries to lap-sweep but ended up getting dismissed.
KL Rahul fell soon too, by Khaled. Virat Kohli too got dismissed by an lbw. India was now at a place of concern. Soon, Pujara and Pant came to the rescue. Both of them added 64 runs from 72 deliveries for the fourth wicket before Mehidy disrupted their partnership. Rishabh Pant completed his 50th six after which he got dismissed. He could pile up only 46 runs off 45 deliveries. As Shreyas Iyer and Chetashwar Pujara looked for their respective centuries, Taijul scalped the latter’s wicket. It ended their 149-run stand. Axar Patel escaped a bat-pad appeal and the hosts didn’t go for a review either. Mehidy trapped him in an lbw on the last delivery of the ball.