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.
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.
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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Here are some reactions:
3 slips, 2 gullies, 2 people injured on the head, Indian pitch, Indian fast bowlers.. I have only dreamt of this day #indvban #shami #ishant #umesh #INDvsBAN #PinkBallTestMatch @SGanguly99 @BCCI @bhogleharsha— Anoop Mitra (@anoopmitra) November 22, 2019
Somebody's got to tell #Shami that these Bangladeshi have come into the Indian Land legally, completing immigration procedure.— Left Arm Chinaman (@leftarmchinamen) November 22, 2019
He is on a mission to murder to them! ðÂÂÂÂ¤£ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#PinkBallTest #pinktest #INDvBAN
But I feel Bangladesh should just declare their innings. Shami is looking to just hit the bowlers now. This is the toughest phase to bat. Let #TeamIndia bat. This would be their best chance in this game. #INDvsBAN #INDvBAN— Kartik O (@KOCricket528) November 22, 2019
Bangladesh bundled within 3:30hrs!— Prasenjit Chakraborty (@PrasenjiTweets) November 22, 2019
I can't remember the last time I saw an Indian bowling attack scaring the opposition like this!
Ishant, Umesh, Shami! ♥ï¸ÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¥#INDvBAN #PinkBallTest
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.