India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test
Series: Bangladesh tour of India, 2019
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Nov 22-Nov 26. But ended on Nov 24, 2019
India: 347/9 decl
Bangla Desh: 106, 195-all out
India won by an innings and 46 runs
Ishant Sharma: Player of the Match and the Player of the series
India register their fourth successive innings victory. They are now the first team to do so in the history of Test cricket. Kolkata and its people yet again showed that they are full of life as they welcomed India’s maiden Day-Night Test with open arms and rallied around the two-and-a-quarter days of this game with unparalleled zeal.
– Beat SA by innings & 137 runs, Pune
– Beat SA by innings & 202 runs, Ranchi
– Beat Ban by innings & 130 runs, Indore
– Beat Ban by innings & 46 runs, Kolkata
Team India beat Bangladesh in the series 2-0. Analysts say that the just-concluded series has been a one-sided series. India have been too good for their opponents at Test cricket in this home season. Bangladesh need exposure. They are work in progress. They are strong in their home conditions but when they go abroad there is plenty to be learnt.
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In the last 3-4 years, India has been well served by an amazing pace attack, each capable of bowling at speeds of 140+. Jasprit Bumrah is number one on the list. In this Test, the pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, and Md Shami permitted the spinners to bowl just 7 of the 71.4 overs which India delivered. It tells clearly the pattern in which of this Test series was played. As a matter of fact, the spinners were not even needed. The Indian pacers demonstrated their class and made use of the conditions with terrific discipline and reaped rich rewards for the same.
The fact that they take a lot of pride in each others’ performance. The beauty is that they quickly adapt to situations. It turned out to be the secret behind the success. They work together on the basics a lot. The spectators were thrilled to see the team’s fast bowling as a unit. One feels proud as an Indian seeing Indian pace attack at work in such a professional manner.
The discipline and hunger to win have been the major factors in this team. They are arguably the best Test side in the world and they have been for some time at this level. They want to win every game and they know there are no shortcuts.
Team India is now one team where individuals don’t win matches, it is always the combined team effort. Test cricket is a mental battle, everyone knows that. Team India has now established itself firmly at the top.