Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
V Kohli
136(194) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 39 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
16 8 10 3 46 5 20 28
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
74(96) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • steered
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
14 11 2 20 11 0 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

I Sharma
I Sharma
UT Yadav
UT Yadav

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13:00 start, Lunch 15.00-15.40, Tea 17.40-18.00, Close 20.00

Match days

22,23,24 November 2019 - day/night match (5-day match)

Bangladesh replacement

Mehidy Hasan Miraz for Liton Das (Bangladesh 1st innings, 22.5 ov)Taijul Islam for Nayeem Hasan (India 1st innings, 6.6 ov)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


India 60, Bangladesh 0

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

2.20pm India captain Kohli collects the trophy from Ganguly and Nazmul Hasan. Kohli and his men now take a lap of honour to thank the Kolkata crowd. Great gesture from India's players. Also nice to see reserve wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat hold the trophy during the lap of honour. That's a wrap of India's home Test season. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Do look out for post-match pieces from our men in Kolkata - Varun Shetty and Mohammad Isam. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Karthik Krishnaswamy and Thilak Ram.

Mayank Agarwal speaks to Star Sports: "I think the way we're playing at that intensity and the kind of cricket we're playing makes me proud. It can't be easy to break into an Indian team. Mediocre performances aren't enough and you've to push hard for your place in the team. And if you have to replace somebody in the team… you need match-winning performances. The mindset is something I've carried from domestic cricket. It's the same template: get in and make it count. After I got out for 70 in Australia, Ravi Sir said: it's not on. Openers have the chance to make it big. We all know the crowds in India are loud and noisy and playing at Eden Gardens for us and winning games…there's nothing like it. As the day progresses and dew comes, ball comes onto the bat and strokemaking gets easier. The challenge comes as clearly as you can see in the first session. The conversations with Rohit are quite simple and we make sure we have fun in the field. Not many get the best seat in the house for Rohit. If you're with him, you're on for a show if he bats long. The culture is simple in this team. We all work hard and we look at small areas where we want to improve. In the last session on day two, Bangladesh got about 70 runs in one hour. The captain wants us to be the best side and each player here wants to be the No.1 player."

2.10pm Time for the post-match presentation. Big cheers for local boy and BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly.

Ishant Sharma is the Man of the Match in India's first-ever pink-ball Test. Ishant also scoops the Man-of-the-Series award.

Ishant Sharma: Shami told me that what you're carrying in your pocket, give it to me (laughs). We just developed the last game. Me and bowling coach discussed. It wasn't a fluke and we developed it deliberately. Pink ball is a little difficult, it didn't swing at the start and we need to adjust to the conditions.

Virat Kohli, India captain: Amazing, the numbers have only gotten better. We didn't think so many people will turn up today as we know the game will end earlier. This crowd sets the right kind of example. To reiterate the point of Test centres, this is a great example. It's similar to when we play in other countries: it's about the belief. The way these guys are bowling they can pick wickets anywhere. Even the spinners, it's about believing they can pick wickets overseas. We're in the right frame of mind to capitalise on the opportunities and we're enjoying it. The idea is to establish yourself in the middle. Test cricket is a mental battle. We've learnt to stand up - it all started from Dada's team. The belief is key and to be honest we've worked hard, and reaping the rewards of it. I was thinking if they want to announce me as the Man of the Match, it has to go to either Umesh or Ishant. Nine wickets in a Test in India…

Mominul Haque, Bangladesh captain: "Definitely, the gap between the two teams is concerning. We've to learn from these two matches and follow up what happened. The pink ball new balls are challenging and we couldn't take the challenge with the new ball. If we lose no problem, but there was some positives. Ebadat bowled well. Riyad bhai and Mushfiqur bhai batted well. When we saw the wickets, when we bat second same thing can happen. Batting second might not have made a big difference."

Ravi Shastri, India head coach: "We're bowling as a unit, seeing men bowling at such a professional manner. They've played a lot of cricket in the last 15 months in foreign territory and that's how they learn. The discipline and the hunger to win…they know they're arguably the best side in the world. They've been that for some time and they know there's no short cut. Individuals will not win it and they know it. When you have a crowd like this, they were charged up. They [Bangladesh] need exposure, they're very strong in their country but need to learn when they travel. The more the exposure, the better they'll get. They need more strength in their pace attack overseas. If they have that, they can compete better."

Good time to also revisit Karthik Krishnaswamy's interview with India bowling coach B Arun

B Arun, India bowling coach: "They do hunt as a pack and they do take pride in others' performances and that's the real secret behind the pack. That's what has given them all the success. We're an experienced bowling attack and the beauty of the attack is how quickly they adapt to situations. I thought they adapted well to pink ball. New Zealand will be a good challenge and we're looking forward to it."

Wriddhiman Saha: "We have such a good pace attack, all 140-plus. They're successful away from home and at home too. The ball was wobbling quite a bit under lights, swinging too. Bumrah is probably the most challenging to keep to, and after that Shami, Umesh, Ishant."

1.48pm An innings and 46 runs. It's India's seventh straight Test win, their best-ever winning streak. The fast bowlers have taken all 20 wickets here. It's only the first time at home India have won a Test without a wicket from their spinners - the last time was in Johannesburg last year, when they played four fast bowlers.

Yadav to Al-Amin Hossain, OUT, back of a length, straightens from a middle-stump line, and India have become the first team to complete four successive innings wins. Al-Amin doesn't get behind the line to defend, and sends a thin tickle through to Wriddhiman Saha. Mahmudullah won't come out to bat. A five-for for Umesh Yadav, and 60 more Test Championship points in the bag for India

Al-Amin Hossain c †Saha b Yadav 21 (20b 5x4 0x6) SR: 105.00

41 | 6 Runs | BDESH: 195/8

  • Al-Amin Hossain21 (19b)
  • Abu Jayed2 (2b)
  • Ishant Sharma13-2-56-4
  • Umesh Yadav14-1-53-4
I Sharma to Al-Amin Hossain, 1 run, in the blockhole on middle stump. Exposes all his stumps, but brings his bat down in time to keep it out. The ball rolls towards short midwicket, and Ashwin picks it up and throws at the bowler's end, and Shami, backing up from cover, takes a blow to the leg, and the ball runs away for an overthrow

Arfaa: "The point of short balls should be to unsettle batsmen and lead them to be dismissed. The short ball should never be used to try to physically harm the batter. I think India have already crossed that line here, there's no reason to be bowling short ball after short ball to BD tailenders, knowing they can't fend them off." -- Precisely what I'm trying to say,

I Sharma to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, full now, just outside off, and Al-Amin, skating away from leg stump and jabbing at the ball, plays and misses

We have a regular third man and an extremely fine third man now, almost an old-fashioned long-stop.

I Sharma to Al-Amin Hossain, FOUR runs, another bouncer, gets up to shoulder height and follows the batsman's movement away from leg stump. Has a big heave at it, eyes off the ball, and sends a top-edge flying high over the keeper
I Sharma to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, bouncer over off stump, steps away from leg stump and has a jab at it, but can't make contact

Kundan Kumar: "Physical danger? Then all straight drives should be banned. It creates a physical danger for the runner, the bowler and the umpire. Stop with the double standards please." -- I'm not asking for bouncers to be banned. I'm saying it might be dangerous to overuse the bouncer against tail-enders of the quality of Al-Amin and Ebadot.

I Sharma to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, back of a length on off stump. Stays leg-side of the ball and hops up to defend

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

0Imrul KayesShadman Islam
2Imrul KayesMominul Haque
7Mohammad MithunImrul Kayes
4Mushfiqur RahimImrul Kayes
69MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
51Mushfiqur RahimMehidy Hasan Miraz
19Mushfiqur RahimTaijul Islam
0Mushfiqur RahimEbadat Hossain
32Mushfiqur RahimAl-Amin Hossain
11Abu JayedAl-Amin Hossain

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