Fri, 06 Dec 2019

Kolkata - India paceman Ishant Sharma helped skittle out Bangladesh for 106 and Virat Kohli put the hosts in the lead on day one of the first day-night Test for both the teams.

"We talked about it among ourselves, the three fast bowlers. We started hitting the right lengths after that."

But Kohli stayed firm to raise his 23rd Test fifty as he played the pink ball with ease as he hit eight boundaries in front of a sell-out crowd at Eden Gardens.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the use of concussion substitutes for all internationals from August. This is the first time two subs have been used in a Test.

India and Bangladesh joined the pink-ball party four years after the first day-night Test in Adelaide between Australia and New Zealand.

Kolkata-based Shami, part of India's deadly pace trio in the series, received the loudest cheers after getting Mushfiqur Rahim bowled for nought.

"If you look at the level of performances, there is lot of differences at the moment. Whether it is batting or bowling, it's something we have to try to catch up," said Domingo.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was in attendance along with a host of cricketing greats including batting icon Sachin Tendulkar.

hin Tendulkar.

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