Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Pink Fever Turns Into Concern As Mohammed Shami Terrorises Batsmen - Worried Reactions

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami was at his devastating best, demoralising Bangladesh batsmen with his bouncers on Day 1 of the Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Nayeem hit by Shami bouncer. Screengrabs: BCCI

India didn't need wickets as Mohammed Shami emerged as helmet killer on Day 1 of the first-ever Day-Night Test in the country. Batting first, Bangladesh already have two batsmen under concussion observation inside 23 overs. That's the worrying aspect of the historic pink-ball Test at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday.

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First, it was Liton Das. A Shami bouncer hit him on the helmet in the 21st over. The Bangladesh batsman braved the jolt for some time, then retired hurt in the next over, giving the umpires the chance to the lunch. Bangladesh were 73/6 in 21.4 overs.

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Soon after the lunch, Shami hit Nayeem Hasan on the helmet. The batsman needed medical attention. For a while, everybody looked concern. After a lengthy consultation in the middle, also involving Indian physio, the batsman continued batting. But he will remain a worry for everyone. Getting on the head by a cricket bounce is not good.

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Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and elected to bat. Bangladesh made two changes to the team that was thrashed by an innings and 130 runs in the first Test of the two-match series in Indore. Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan and pacer Al-Amin Hossain were drafted in place of Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan.

India have gone with an unchanged team.

Ishant Sharma took a five-wicket haul to help India dismiss Bangladesh for 106 runs inside 31 overs. 


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