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WICKET: Rohit is out LBW
Ebadat Hossain has Rohit shouldering arms to a delivery nipping back in. Height was a factor that led to Rohit reviewing the onfield call. But the ball-tracker deems that the ball was clipping the stumps. India keep the review but Rohit departs for 21.
How costly will that be. Al-Amin Hossain has dropped Rohit Sharma on 12. It was a short ball from Abu Jayed and the pull wasn't middled. Al-Amin puts down a sitter at deep backward square leg.
UPDATE: Another concussion substitute
Taijul Islam has come in as a concussion substitute for Nayeem Hasan. The latter too was hit on the helmet by Shami during that tricky twilight period earlier in the day when sighting the ball seemed to be difficult. Will this be a talking point going forward? We've seen two concussion subs on the first day of the day-night Test. That's definitely not a good sign.
WICKET: Mayank falls for 14
Al-Amin Hossain gives Bangladesh the breakthrough. Agarwal is guilty of playing a poor shot, steering a length ball straight into the hands of gully.
INNINGS BREAK: Bangladesh 106 all out
Ishant has picked up a five-wicket haul in India for the first time in 12 years. Batsman after batsman have shown signs of not picking the ball in the twilight conditions. The final wicket too falls with Rohit Sharma, at second slip, indicating that he couldn't spot the ball. But the catch is taken off the rebound and Bangladesh are bowled out for 106.
WICKET: Fourth for Ishant
He bowls the full and straight one which is flicked to short mid wicket. Pujara takes a neat, low catch and that's the end of Mehidy.
UPDATE: Mehidy Hasan replaces Liton Das as a concussion substitute
Now, this is a first. Mehidy can replace Liton but he cannot bowl in the Test match. Concussion substitutes have to be like-for-like, and the match refree deems how this can be achieved. Bangladesh do not have a batsman in the squad and Mehidy becomes the best possible replacement.
WICKET: Ishant gets his third
Ebadat Hossain jumps outside his leg stump and sees hiss off pole take a spin. Ishant gets his third, and it is now getting a little too embarrassing for Bangladesh.
Another batsman cops a blow...
Shami has done it again. This time it's Nayeem Hasan who has been struck on the side of the helmet. But he's going to carry on, for now.
Lunch: Bangladesh 73/6
Liton Das was hit on the helmet by Shami and he's showing delayed effects of a possible concussion. That small break that he needs mid-over to assess also brings about the end of the session as he retires hurt. India have just picked up from where they let off in Indore.
WICKET: Ishant sends back Mahmudullah
A tentative poke from Mahmudullah, and a fantastic one-handed low take from Wriddhiman Saha. Bangladesh 60/6 now.
WICKET: Umesh gets his third
The procession continues. This time it's Shadman Islam who is nicking behind to a delivery angled away. It's all a bit too easy for India right now.
WICKET: Shami strikes now
It's the big wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim. He too chops on a length ball to the stumps. Is the pink ball proving to be extra skiddy? Bangladesh in tatters at 26/4!
WICKETS: Two in three for Umesh
A stunning catch by Rohit Sharma, diving to his right and plucking out a one-handed grab sends Mominul back. Umesh then strikes with the third ball of his new spell too, castling Mohammad Mithun for a duck. Same old story for Bangladesh who are now staring down the barrel at 17/3.
India too lose a review...
Shami comes in and creates problems straightaway. His second ball is sent up for a review for caught behind but the ball was not close to the bat, it grazes the thigh on the way to the keeper. So both teams have lost a review now.
WICKET: Kayes LBW b Ishant
It's the oldest trick in the book that gets Kayes. Ishant after taking a few away, slants this one in and raps Kayes in front of middle ad leg. Joel Wilson gives it out again, and Kayes goes for another review, but this time in vain. He falls for 4, giving India their first wicket in the 7th over.
Kayes survives through a review!
Joel Wilson, the umpire, gets a caught behind decision wrong. Ishant gets one to nip away and beat the outside edge of Kayes, it grazes the batsman's thigh on the way to the 'keeper.
What's the pink ball doing?
Nothing too dramatic so far. Umesh has been trying to bend the ball in from over the wicket, but is struggling to get his lines right. Ishant is doing the opposite, trying to take the ball away from round the wicket to both left-handers. He's been on target but the movement has not been too extravagant. Early signs indicate that the pitch too doesn't hold any demons at the moment.
A cautious start
Both teams seem to be just getting a feel of what's happening with the pink ball in the middle at the moment. Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are bowling well within themselves, in the mid 130s, while Bangladesh's openers have tried nothing flashy. The bubble is building...
TOSS: Bangladesh opt to bat
India remain unchanged while Bangladesh make two changes.
India (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Shadman Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque(c), Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain
So how's the pink SG ball going to behave?
Interestingly, this is the first time ever a pink SG ball will be used. There has been pink-ball cricket in India but it's all with the Kookaburra ball. Kohli reflected about his practice session with the SG pink ball. He reckons that it feels heavier and hits the hand harder. Travels faster too, so catches, especially high catches, are going to be difficult. Prakash has written about the fielding challenges here. Sujan Mukherjee, the Eden Gardens curator, has confirmed to Cricbuzz that there's going to be a white sightscreen.
What stands out about this (sudden, eh?) fixture is the lack of a practice match before this. Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque talked about it in the lead up to this game.
Hello and welcome to the first day-night Test in India!
In India's increasing desire for free enterprise, Kolkata is a bit of a forgotten city. After Mumbai, there's Chennai and Delhi and Bengaluru in a perpetual three-way economic battle for the second spot, but Kolkata -- a fellow metropolitan city, once as privileged -- feels lost. To be laid back is no longer a virtue, to be out of sync with the present somewhat self-destructive. So when the city does get the spotlight, it overindulges in the most endearing of ways, as if to compensate for all the time it's missed out.
And doing exactly that, all (well, most) of Kolkata is pink. The Shahid Minar to Howrah Bridge to the Eden Gardens. There are pink-ball themed sweets being made. If you follow Sourav Ganguly on Twitter, you'd know. Prakash Govindasreenivasan, our man at the venue, pings that some of the TV crew, the ground staff are in pink too. Hell there's even a pink blimp in the sky overseeing this all. People have already starting to trickle in. It's sold out. Eden Gardens sold out. Imagine. More than 60,000 people. Pink ball. Floodlights. Can you wait? We can't.
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