1st Test, Chattogram, Jan 17 - 21 2010, India tour of Bangladesh
243 & 413/8d
(target 415)242 & 301
India won by 113 runs
Player Of The Match
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India coast to win despite Mushfiqur century

Despite brief resistance from Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, who completed his first Test century, India duly claimed victory on the last day in Chittagong

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Scorecard summary
India243/10(70.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Bangladesh242/10(65.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Mahmudullah69 (108)
Zaheer Khan3/54(20)
Amit Mishra3/66(16.2)
India413/8(87 overs)2nd INNINGS
Gautam Gambhir116 (129)
VVS Laxman*69 (89)
Bangladesh301/10(75.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Mushfiqur Rahim101 (114)
Tamim Iqbal52 (122)
Amit Mishra4/92(22.2)

Bangladesh fought well in this Test but their batsmen, particularly the top order, let them down. Having dismissed India for 243, they failed to get the lead and in the second innings they left the lower order with too much to do with little left to escape defeat. Mushfiqur, however, remains their stand-out performer and warrants a promotion up the order, given his solidity and sound technique. India take 1-0 lead and will bank on Dhoni and Harbhajan returning for the next game. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit. Mushfiqur's century is also the fastest for Bangladesh, off 112 balls.

Shakib: "We didn't bat well in the first innings. That led to our downfall. We played too many rash shots outside the off stump, we need to work on it. We thought we had a good chance to take a lead, but hopefully next time we'll be better. We need to improve on our catching and batting. Mushfiqur is always capable of scoring hundreds and he did today."

Sehwag is being jeered by the crowd: "Our bowlers did a fantastic job, Zaheer and Ishant especially, after getting bowled out for 243. Ishant bowled really quick and got some good bounce. It was a good pitch, nice carry, turn and bounce and three players also got hundreds. We have to play good cricket and if we do that, we can easily win the next match."

Tendulkar gets a memento for reaching 13,000 runs in Tests. He's also the Man of the Match, for getting a century in the first innings.

Tendulkar: "This was an important one because we lost wickets after a good opening partnership. The lower order supported well; we lost six wickets between lunch and tea and that put a bit of pressure on us. The track was a little sticky, the Bangladesh bowlers bowled well. Or bowlers fought back nicely and Gautam, like he has done in the recent past, scored another hundred. The 40-50 runs in the first innings at the end were crucial and the last three batsmen chipped in with valuable runs. Ishant was fantastic, he's got into good rhythm and we look forward to him delivering again in the next match."

That's all we have from he, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Until the next Test on the 24th, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Bye

Mishra to Mushfiqur, OUT

India have won, flighted it and he came down the track to launch it over Ojha at long-off but couldn't, the substitute fielder dived forward to complete a good catch and seal victory

Mushfiqur Rahim c sub (PP Ojha) b Mishra 101 (142m 114b 17x4 1x6) SR: 88.59
Mishra to Mushfiqur, no run

short of a length, tries to cut, spins away to beat the outside edge

end of over 75Maiden
BAN: 301/9CRR: 4.01 
Rubel Hossain4 (14)
Mushfiqur Rahim101 (112)
Yuvraj Singh 1.4-1-4-0
Amit Mishra 22-3-92-3
Yuvraj to Rubel, no run

appeal for caught behind, tossed up and sucks him into the drive, turns as Rubel attempts a shot and Karthik snaps it, goes up for a catch but it's not convincing enough, Erasmus says no

Yuvraj to Rubel, no run

short of a length on the off, punched to extra cover

Yuvraj to Rubel, no run

low full toss, pushed away into the leg side

Yuvraj to Rubel, no run

pushed him towards extra cover on the front foot

Yuvraj to Rubel, no run

gets on the front foot and plays it down the pitch

Yuvraj to Rubel, no run

pushed back to the bowler

end of over 747 runs
BAN: 301/9CRR: 4.06 
Mushfiqur Rahim101 (112)
Rubel Hossain4 (8)
Amit Mishra 22-3-92-3
Yuvraj Singh 0.4-0-4-0

Mushfiqur continues to keep India at bay; he's played a determined hand but those who came before him can learn a thing or two as they head into the next Test

Mishra to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

there it is, Mushfiqur completes a superb century, full toss on middle, comes down the track and drills it down the ground wide of Tendulkar at long-on for a boundary

Mishra to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

short and wide, makes room and cuts it wide of Zaheer at deep point for a couple of runs

Mishra to Mushfiqur, no run

flighted on middle, swept away straight to deep square leg, single refused

Mishra to Mushfiqur, no run

charges down the track and drives it towards extra cover

Mishra to Mushfiqur, no run

gets on the front foot and plays it back to the bowler

Mushfiqur back on strike

Mishra to Rubel, 1 run

almost gets him with the googly, turns in sharply from outside off, struck on the pads but outside the line and they manage a run

Mishra comes on

end of over 735 runs
BAN: 294/9CRR: 4.02 
Mushfiqur Rahim95 (107)
Rubel Hossain3 (7)
Yuvraj Singh 0.4-0-4-0
Amit Mishra 21-3-85-3

But he'll only get there if Rubel is able to survive the next over

Yuvraj to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

fires it full outside off, cracks it between point and cover to the boundary to inch closer to three-figures

Yuvraj to Mushfiqur, no run

slower through the air, shortish on the off, defended solidly

Yuvraj to Mushfiqur, no run

short of a good length on middle, played back on the pitch

Yuvraj to Mushfiqur, no run

tossed up outside off, defended in front of cover

Sreesanth, just when he was about to deliver, pulled out and is now stretching his leg, has he pulled a muscle? We're not clear what it is yet, but he's walking off the field. Yuvraj will complete the over

Sreesanth to Rubel, 1 run

short of a good length, punches it wide of Gambhir at extra cover for a single to get Mushfiqur back on strike

Sreesanth to Rubel, no run

appeal for lbw, bowling it on a good length on leg stump, tries to work it through the leg side, is struck on the pads but that would have gone down

Best performances - batters
Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir INDIA
116 runs (129)
10 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
34 runs
3 fours
0 six
Sachin Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar INDIA
105 runs (166)
11 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
18 runs
1 four
2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan BAN
Shahadat Hossain player portrait
Shahadat Hossain BAN
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Series resultIndia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1949
Hours of play (local time)10:30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days17,18,19,20,21 January 2010 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Shafiul Islam
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Billy Bowden
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Marais Erasmus
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Enamul Haque
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Andy Pycroft
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